There seems to be something different in the reaction to the horrific school shooting in Florida. Students are taking the lead in demanding that something be done to combat the deadly rampages that routinely occur in the US due to the easy availability of high-powered weaponry. They are calling for a massive demonstration on March 24 in Washington, DC and around the country titled March For Our Lives to demand that action be taken.
Students are dismissing the usual responses that are given by politicians that are essentially excuses to do nothing that are parodied by Tom Tomorrow in the cartoon.
Why this is significant is because high school students are representative of the entire US. College students can be dismissed as liberal elitists. Women can be dismissed as a ‘special interest’ group though they are the majority. People of color and the LGBT community can be dismissed because they are people of color and the LGBT community. But high school students span the entire spectrum of the population.
Watch these students from the high school deliver powerful speeches.
John Oliver reports on this new development.
Will this have any effect? One can only support this effort and hope that it will.