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Social Issues Today's Big March

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The March for Our Lives demonstration was something to see. Short speeches, some eloquent, some impassioned, some both, by kids who are pissed off about a) being ignored or condescended to and b) being slaughtered. One very eloquent silence. Even the barfing made a point about persistence despite being upset. Huge crowd. Well-chosen music: I'd have recommended including Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," but Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changing" was spot on.
 

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That march was the most inspirational thing I've seen since the 60s. And let me just say we weren't even that organized in the 60s, and here 5.5 weeks later, this goes international. Yes, it's been building for 10 years, but still, there's no way I expected this.

One of the many things I found most impressive was the diversity of these kids, and how they reached out to include everyone having to deal with gun violence.

They also hit on other problems of our time we are well overdue to deal with. Greed and loss of hope and lack of community and caring I think are going to be addressed by this generation. They're just getting started.

Here's my Boomer baton I will happily pass on to you, kids -- you have completely earned it.

On Friday I went to bed in despair that we might find ourselves lobbing nukes at Korea or invading Iran.

Today after watching these kids, in their MILLIONS, and across the world, I can see our way out of the mess we are in. They are the way out.
 
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#3
That march was the most inspirational thing I've seen since the 60s. And let me just say we weren't even that organized in the 60s, and here 5.5 weeks later, this goes international. Yes, it's been building for 10 years, but still, there's no way I expected this.

One of the many things I found most impressive was the diversity of these kids, and how they reached out to include everyone having to deal with gun violence.

They also hit on other problems of our time we are well overdue to deal with. Greed and loss of hope and lack of community and caring I think are going to be addressed by this generation. They're just getting started.

Here's my Boomer baton I will happily pass on to you, kids -- you have completely earned it.

On Friday I went to bed in despair that we might find ourselves lobbing nukes at Korea or invading Iran.

Today after watching these kids, in their MILLIONS, and across the world, I can see our way out of the mess we are in. They are the way out.
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