I’ve mentioned that I’m not keen on swearing, particularly when it involves the use of a certain word beginning with F. I find it objectionable and offensive. And since swearing is usually used for emphasis or to express extreme anger, over-frequent use renders these words irrelevant to any purpose.
That said, how is it that adults, including government officials who were elected to serve the people, can do nothing but focus on idiotic details like that and completely ignore the larger message.
Frankly, every adult in America is being put to shame by these kids fighting for stronger gun control. They’re KIDS. They’re in school. They shouldn’t have to be doing this because it is our responsibility as adults to be doing it. Instead, a significant portion of the population of the U.S., including its ‘President’ do nothing but hem, haw, sit on their hands and criticize these kids for every little thing.
It isn’t kids posting photoshopped images to discredit these gun control advocates, it’s adults. Adults with a vested interest in changing nothing and reaping the monetary benefit thereof.
I’ve long been patriotic. I’ve long supported our military. I have no problem with responsible gun ownership. I’ve even long been a Republican. But now I am embarrassed, even ashamed, to call myself an American when I see what we have become.
No, it isn’t all adults failing to act, it isn’t all gun owners who are willing to protect gun rights above everything else, and it isn’t all Republicans or politicians who are blind and deaf to an epidemic issue in our country. This isn’t just happening in schools, folks. It happens in workplaces, malls, movie theatres or even just on the street. If you’re sitting there thinking that this problem belongs to the kids, you’re wrong. It may be you while you attend a concert in Las Vegas. It may be you while you are driving your car down the road. Do nothing, and it may very well be you the next time. And there WILL be a next time again and again unless we do something.
Choosing to attack the messenger because you have no valid argument against the message itself only reflects poorly on you.