Across the nation, high school students dutifully followed the social justice warrior narrative, and on Wednesday, four weeks after a shooting in a high school in Parkland, Florida, the kiddies walked out of class for seventeen minutes in honor of the seventeen people who died in the incident.
To add an air of legitimacy to the proceedings, cable giant Viacom joined in by cutting all programming for those same seventeen minutes, as well as BET and MTV.
— Josh Sidorowicz (@joshsidorowicz) March 14, 2018
That, though, is not the end of the protesting that will be going on around this narrative.
Viacom said it also has plans to boost messaging and awareness around the March for Our Lives, a protest largely being executed by student activists demanding common sense gun legislation on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
In one way, the kids demonstrating in this manner is heartening as they are aware there is something not right with all the school shootings. In another, they are being taught to be anti-firearm, which is, at it’s core, anti-American seeing as how an armed populace is how the nation protects itself from governmental tyranny.
However, that has not stopped the mass organization efforts.
“We are going to be the kids you read about in text books,” said Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in a powerful speech on Feb. 17. “Not because we’re going to be another statistic about mass shooting in America, but because … we are going to be the last mass shooting.”
Hopefully, yes. But wishful thinking doesn’t make it so.
— Megan Healey (@megceratops) March 14, 2018
Sad to say, but all of these anti-American sentiments being fostered by entertainment giants might well be edging the country into a conflict that will someday not be so peaceful. History tells us that when a people gives up its arms voluntarily or not, governments become more demanding to the point of dictatorship. This is no great secret. The problem here is that that message is being drowned out by the sentimental memorials.
— MTV (@MTV) March 14, 2018