let’s not wait

[disclaimer: this isn’t about guns or no guns, school or no school, government or no government, this is about the human spirit, it’s about love. and we can’t keep waiting.]

a plan.

a simple quiet revolutionary plan.

to get at the root of everything.

today.

let's not wait

[huff po’s map of 2244 shootings since sandy hook]

gun death

gun deaths graphic

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adam lanza post

 

Andrew Solomon

why not yet

on hold ness

i need you to wake up

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via Amanda Palmer feb 2018 (earlier too)

 

 

read about her video here:

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZgQ8-lYX7o]

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from Charles Eisenstien’s ch 9 -vai @fabianacecin: Because I don’t link to Charles Eisenstein nearly enough: charleseisenstein.net/books/the-more…

why this is so urgent.. we can’t keep waiting.. the lag time (for good – take care of people, or bad – spend 8 hrs a day in our jobs) still kills us..

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via greg: if in luxury… creativity/pleasantry/kindness/et-al flourishes/regenerates/exponentiates.. but if in an oppressive situation.. not so much.. ie: from mom to those fleeing syria.. waiting for us to lend a hand… a turtle shell… on our off hours.. when they are waiting alone 24/7

add to hannah arendt’s (p of p) – the need for spontaneity in politics (more than one in a gathering/community)… w/o this freedom for spontaneity.. can’t hear self/others 24/7.. so we miss much (can only hear after hours..).. and.. we become accomplices to oppression because of our busy ness (work hours et al).. we go back to our lives.. while they are still sitting alone.. or swimming/traveling/struggling for survival..

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feb 2018

“I don’t know how Columbine wasn’t enough.

I don’t know how Sandy Hook was not enough.

I don’t know how Las Vegas shooting was not enough.

I don’t know why the Pulse nightclub was not enough … But now it is.”

#NeverAgain #BanMachineGuns https://t.co/8W8qGpyHCM

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/funder/status/966354738211119104

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Survivor to lawmakers: We’re coming after you

Delaney Tarr, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, tells lawmakers she and her peers want stricter gun legislation

[https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/02/21/delaney-tarr-parkland-massacre-survivor-sot.cnn]

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Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) tweeted at 7:14 AM – 19 Feb 2018 :

Please follow @Emma4Change and @Cameron_Kasky and continue to amplify their voices. I spoke with them last night and they are working 24 hours a day to change this country! https://t.co/oLdCdKd0YU (http://twitter.com/MichaelSkolnik/status/965590490258329601?s=17)

Watching @cameron_kasky, @Emma4Change and @davidhogg111 handle trolls like @BillOReilly is a thing of beauty. As a teacher, I am so proud of the work they are doing. Keep strong y’all #neveragain The world is following your lead.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/966304451895021568

 

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Black Lives Matter (@usblm) tweeted at 5:30 PM – 18 Feb 2018 :

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. Let’s pray for his speedy recovery. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/zm9kWlw7Rj (http://twitter.com/usblm/status/965383092734177280?s=17)

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#StudentsStandUp – cnn – town hall

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/21/politics/cnn-town-hall-florida-shooting/index.html

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parkland and snapchat organizing

https://qz.com/1212741/parkland-shooting-watch-teens-organize-against-guns-in-their-native-language-snapchat/

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Ryan Deitsch asked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio why he and other students “have to march on Washington just to save innocent lives” https://t.co/7KTi6vFjn0 #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/pbxaIr7AXP

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CNN/status/966696337612922883

that feels like the first step in a 5k run

and so we have inspectors of inspectors et al.. too much.. aka: B and b

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National School Walkout (@schoolwalkoutUS) tweeted at 8:05 PM – 16 Feb 2018 :

On Friday, April 20th we want students to attend school and then promptly WALK-OUT at 10:00 am. Sit outside your schools and peacefully protest. Make some noise. Voice your thoughts. “We are students, we are victims, we are change.” (http://twitter.com/schoolwalkoutUS/status/964697373074231298?s=17)

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Astead (@AsteadWesley) tweeted at 9:25 PM – 21 Feb 2018 :

We wouldn’t be so shocked at the Parkland teenagers if we didn’t spend so much time depicting young people as these uniquely one-dimensional, selfish, and vapid caricatures they never were (http://twitter.com/AsteadWesley/status/966529414845616129?s=17)

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David Weinberger (@dweinberger) tweeted at 7:16 AM – 22 Feb 2018 :

Retweeting 3 in a row because each not only made me laugh but added another drop to the dry well of hope. #ParklandStudents #PeakTwitter https://t.co/EowXyqtLdi (http://twitter.com/dweinberger/status/966678073394581504?s=17)

CNN’s Blitzer to Student: “Cameron, what do you say to conspiracy theorists who say you’re paid actors?” Cameron: “Had they seen me in our production of Fiddler on the Roof, they’d know no one would ever pay me to act.”

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Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) tweeted at 9:03 AM – 22 Feb 2018 :

And so it goes…purity of heart vs commerce. Little voices vs the machine. Decency and compassion vs greed parading as patriotism. Which do YOU chose?
Go Emma! @Emma4Change https://t.co/m3AHMGqqYC (http://twitter.com/perlmutations/status/966705118145019904?s=17)

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Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) tweeted at 10:10 PM – 22 Feb 2018 :

After Columbine over 10,000 school police officers were hired just in case a school shooting happened. Two decades later, they haven’t stopped a *single* school shooting. Instead they’ve arrested over 1 million kids, mostly students of color, for routine behavior violations. https://t.co/DKoJE9LL3e(http://twitter.com/samswey/status/966902961984061440?s=17)

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Deanna Mascle, PhD (@deannamascle) tweeted at 6:50 AM – 24 Feb 2018 :

Why was it so easy to support the Parkland youths while the youths in the Movement for Black Lives were repudiated and disregarded?

Why It Hurts When the World Loves Everyone but Us https://t.co/RjL6PioFnl (http://twitter.com/deannamascle/status/967396224776261632?s=17)

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Fix this nightmare or write your concession speeches.  https://t.co/QZrAocLL2w

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/piamancini/status/967497916632961024

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Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years

Teens’ recent fight for gun control is awesome and inspiring, but don’t forget that it’s exactly what young black activists have been doing.

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/black-teens-have-been-fighting-for-gun-reform-for-years

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In just a little over a week, Emma González has gone from Beatles-loving teen worried about AP Gov to leader of a national movement of mass shooting survivors. #MarchForOurLives

http://www.ozy.com/need-to-know/meet-the-teen-survivor-calling-bs-on-the-nra/85098

more on emma

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/03/01/emma-gonzalez-la-nueva-cara-of-florida-latinx/

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very hunger games (qr scenario) ish – 4 min video – Delaney Tarr – @delaneytarr

[https://www.facebook.com/YESSHECAN2018/videos/1871338679573971/]

Nikhil fb share:

“My message, as an aging Gen X-er to millennials and those coming after them, is: Go get us. Take us down — all those cringing provincials who still think climate change is a hoax, that being transgender is a fad or that ‘socialism’ mean purges and re-education camps. Rid the world of all our outmoded opinions, vestigial prejudices and rotten institutions. Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. I for one can’t wait till we’re gone. I just wish I could live to see the world without us.”

from:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/opinion/go-ahead-millennials-destroy-us.html

in comments.. bowie quote shared by tara ansley @TaraAnsley:

From the beginning of breakfast club but still rings true:

‘and these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. they’re quite aware of what they’re going thru’ – david bowie

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Faith Consultant (@jndevereux) tweeted at 3:14 PM – 24 Feb 2018 :

If owning a gun was an effective means of self-defense, your insurance rates would go down when you bought one. But they go up, because actuaries have proven that you’re far, far more likely to shoot yourself or a family member than someone attacking you. (http://twitter.com/jndevereux/status/967523062123057158?s=17)

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what if ness

Parkland Students Launch #WhatIf Campaign [VIDEO] – https://t.co/ePOhlgbFTu https://t.co/ZVHDPMIFiO

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JoeMyGod/status/968248617797431297

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Intrepidteacher (@intrepidteacher) tweeted at 6:35 AM – 27 Feb 2018 :

Wow. These young adults are amazing. It’s the first time i have felt hope about American in a very long time.

You make me proud to be an American. https://t.co/amQij25S2D (http://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/968479608646463488?s=17)

kids have always been amazing.. they’ve been asking/telling us to wake up for some time.. let’s not wait.. in listening to all the voices

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Emma González (@Emma4Change) tweeted at 9:33 AM on Tue, Mar 06, 2018:
Friendly reminder that the argument to Protect Schools completely ignores Churches, Malls, Concerts, etc. that have also been host to mass shootings – we can’t build our world out of Kevlar, just remove the guns that cause the most carnage it’s so Simple
(https://twitter.com/Emma4Change/status/971061324426997760?s=03)

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parkland diaries

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/23/us/parkland-diaries-high-school-shooting-cnntv/index.html

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TayGo (@taygogo) tweeted at 2:03 PM – 24 Mar 2018 :

See, this shit is terrifying, too. How quickly the U.S. military machine, the greatest purveyor of gun violence against civilians in the entire world, can co-opt this message should worry you.
https://t.co/cxKGWnkRNm (http://twitter.com/taygogo/status/977636960800989184?s=17)

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