Local Cynic Becomes Sentimental

I was planning on writing something about the 17-Minute Walkout, but so many better bloggers have already covered it. My favorite is the much-esteemed Doktor Zoom writing at Wonkette. IRL he was a teacher, I believe, and when the good Doktor write about kids, it is authentic, generous and kind. He loves kids (and I mean that in the good sense), and it shows.

It’s a good post. I highly recommend reading it.

Anyway, these kids from the Mass Killing Generation are nothing if not inspiring. I find that lately whenever Trump makes me blue, all I need to do is check the news for the Parkland Kids. I turn from cynic to sentimental so fast I get whiplash.

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4 Responses to Local Cynic Becomes Sentimental

  1. donnah says:

    So many of us have tried so hard to fight the gun lobbies. Sandy Hook broke my heart. How could we ever hope to make progress against the NRA when little children’s broken bodies had no effect? More shootings, more deaths, and then Parkland kids became the next victims.

    But they didn’t. They mourned their lost friends and then they did their best to fight back. They spoke up, they marched, they went to Washington. They are smart, savvy, and motivated. They are soldiers in a social media war and they won’t quit. Some of their initial gains have already been overturned, but still they speak out.

    I am so proud to see them, to hear them, to cheer them on. We all know it won’t happen overnight, but I believe the kids will make good things come from bad. We need them.

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    • Feline Mama says:

      These are our children today, but, they will be adults & running this country “tomorrow”. The hateful adult righties of today are VERY fearful of this. That’s why the intimidation, fear, mocking, threats. That’s ALL THEY GOT!!
      Bless you, Yungins!


  2. Sirius Lunacy says:

    These kids are not going away, they won’t forget and move on and many of them will be old enough to vote in 2020. Donald Trump will certainly hear them then.


    • Osirisopto says:

      I doubt they’ll ever forget that day. They probably wish they could.

      PTSD doesn’t just fade away. I’m glad some have chosen to stand and fight.
      I fear for those who can’t.


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