Thousands of people turned out in New York City to March for Our Lives in solidarity with the students from Parkland, Florida and others who know someone killed by gun violence yesterday, meeting near 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Before going too much further, I wanted to share this link by Veterans For Gun Reform expressing that it’s only military and “law enforcement” who should have the guns.
This is simply not accurate. It is this country and it’s illegitimate “War on Terror” that created people like Nicholas Cruz in the first place! These students need to know that it is the 16-year “war on terror” with no sign of slowing down, and this country’s death “economy” that is responsible for the killing of their classmates. Our country has been militarized and armed to the teeth.
I made a sign for this event because the students and young people speaking out sound exactly like me trying to bring the issue of child abuse to light for decades. It’s no secret anymore, children and the vulnerable have been sold out by the “adults” to corporate “profit”, just like the planet. I call it Health Climate Change.
When those who should be raised to be the future are, instead being abused, that should be a glaring red flag that something is VERY wrong in this society. Disaster Capitalism goes in direct conflict with health and nature. The signs have been CLEAR for decades but, still, too many people put the paycheck first.
Money is the weapon the ‘Powers that Should Not Be’ use to enslave and it is not backed by any real value. What gives anything real value is when it’s aligned with Natural Law. Money is the opposite of that. The more money circulates and is created out of nothing, the more disaster will occur. $ = Death
Just like the planet, the youth have no other agenda than have the right to exist and thrive. Corporations want it all though: endless “profits” and fake money. Nature and health are what we as a society need to align with. We have a serious problem as Disaster Capitalism and Nature increasingly collide.
The laws of nature have been turned upside down and inside out. A Frankenstein world is being created and picking up speed. We should have been taking steps to reverse Climate Change years ago. The planet will not forgive.
Finally, here is a great video of a David Swanson TED Talk from TEDx Charlottesville titled “Why End War”: