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The March for Our Lives in Pictures: Demonstrators Mourn Those Lost to Gun Violence and Condemn Complicit Politicians

The March for Our Lives in Pictures: Demonstrators Mourn Those Lost to Gun Violence and Condemn Complicit Politicians

Julia Conley, staff writer

Taking the stage on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, high school student David Hogg offered hundreds of thousands of audience members a visual representation of his reasons for helping to organize the March for Our Lives, a worldwide gun control advocacy demonstration.

"I'm going to start off by putting this price tag right here as a reminder for you guys to know how much Marco Rubio took for every student's life in Florida," Hogg said, placing a price tag reading "$1.05" on the podium.

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For the next generation fighters for justice:

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To borrow from Stephen Stills, all I can say is, something’s happening here

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A video PSA for your conservative gun toting reality deniers (who say “So define ‘assault rifle’ for me.”)

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This is really upside down. To address gun violence in this country is not hypocrisy, it’s just the opposite; one should clean one’s own house before looking elsewhere.

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These students and supporters are receiving tons of grief while fighting the apathy, lies, and hatred from those terrified of losing their guns. Mixing the MIC into the equation would make far more people turn against them and their cause. The adults should grow a pair and demand ALL politicians answer for refusing to hold the MIC and the NRA accountable. Incumbents worry far more about bribes for their next campaign than they do about any issue that us mere peons demand answers to.

Only when they start fearing their constituents more than they fear losing bribes from the NRA and MIC will we start seeing accountability. Those politicians who have voted against the citizens without a good reason need to be voted out of office regardless of their party. Voters need to make it clear that those who support the NRA and/or MIC over the citizens will be voted out of office.

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Well said Roadhead.

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Is this the new cultural revolution?

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Thank you for posting this.

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“Too bad the people who take to the streets to condemn gun violence only seem to care about American lives.”

Yea, those Black Lives Matter speakers today bellyaching on and on about their ‘beloved’ brother, their teenage ‘baby boy’ - how “self-absorbed” can you get?

You should really call one of them up and set them straight.

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“This is the bigger picture that main stream media will not touch and neither will this movement.”

Why can’t those black people talking about the gun violence deaths of their children see the “bigger picture,” Steven? Are they dupes of imperialism, or just stupid? Or maybe they’re counter-revolutionary, in which case maybe they deserve to be getting shot - even in advance of your proletariat taking over.

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“All lives matter. that is the real problem…Most people who create these wars are all chickenhawks.”

You know, Steven, I think you should call up the mother from Harlem that talked here in NYC today, because she evidently missed your “bigger picture” and only talked about the death of her son by gun violence in her community.

Maybe you can explain the “big picture” to her and she’ll build it into her next talk - maybe even with a personal shout out to you for opening her eyes.

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I think there is truth to your response and to Jamb’s. This is the nature of an intersectional movement: to understand that domestic gun violence and foreign warfaring and climate change and systematized inequality are all inextricably linked in humans’ brutalizing of the planet and each other. I liked seeing that Sanders spoke out more forcefully against war itself than I have heard him do yet. I think that Americans do have the compassion to look beyond our own self-absorption, and that a genuine and robust peace movement could realistically be right around the corner.

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Way too true Skeptical. My husband is also a Vietnam vet, and when someone says to him “thank you for your service” (which seems like something that started when Duh-bya was prez) it is all either one of us can do to be civil – it is such a fake, supercilious, insulting thing to say to someone who wears the scars of war every day; but hey, at least the vets aren’t getting spit on anymore! *When someone says that, we tell them the best way to thank a vet is to stop the goddamned wars …

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Condemn complicit politicians. Nothing could be easier! Just see which ones have a NRA “A” rating.

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From this day forward I will never vote for an incumbent. I will always vote for the candidate with the LEAST amount of money, be they dogcatcher, barber, or burger flipper.
They can’t do worse even if they just vote no on everything.

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You pretty much covered it all. Well said, Call. Gun control is the tip of an iceberg of worshipping violence, I think, and it won’t happen with the other things you’ve mentioned in play. It will serve to divide the US, which makes government more independent of public opinion.

I might add that the countries we fight are not all about resisting, in my opinion. In some cases, it seems more like outright genocide, given the stubbornness about false accusations and the inability of the US to stop some conflicts.
In the sense that some wars start for almost no reason, and cannot stop, I see a parallel to the BLM movement where blacks are getting shot without little or no reason, along with false information and outrageous training and policy.

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There was an excellent turn out in New Jersey –

Major turnouts in Red Bank, Freehold, Asbury Park, Atlantic City –

And in my town –

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Callme –

How many of these people protesting today about guns truly understand and care that our country was complicit in the more than 500,000 children who were starved to death in Iraq in the 1990s and that Madeleine Albright said their deaths were worth it (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0WDCYcUJ4o )?

This is a liberal nation which stands against all of our wars – and which stands against the MIC, as well –
at numbers long ago exceeding 84% and internationally the numbers are higher.

The GOP knows this and so does the Dem Party – this is simply our government ignoring the will of the people.

If you doubt this, refer to Rahm Emmanuel’s comments re liberals “who would end wars and dismantle the MIC.”

Nor do I think Americans support the Intelligence Community/NSA spying on us.

I do agree with this – and very much so –

To truly address the most critical problems facing our country today, one needs to look at where this trend toward gun violence is coming from (btw, I’m a Vietnam-era veteran). Our military, our federal government, and our MSM is to blame for much of this. Being a “warrior” is glorified. The military and the C.I.A. fund and provide equipment and consultation for many of the war movies being pumped out of our entertainment industry. The military has teamed up with the NFL and other sport venues to glorify itself. And, I would bet that if I dug into the funding of current and past popular, violent video games, I would find funding and consulting services provided by the military and intelligence agencies.

There isn’t much that the CIA isn’t into and controlling — and imo I think it is the CIA’s NRA which they used to target not only liberals in both parties, but moderates as well. BOTH were a threat to the CIA because they were the most likely to run investigations of the CIA. There hasn’t been one since the Frank Church Hearings in the 1970’s!! I’d say they’ve done rather well in getting rid of their enemies in Congress.

----- for those who may not be aware of these CIA programs …

Two years before the end of WWII, drafts were being made of these three programs –
Operation Mockingbird which took our free press
Operation Paperclip – 200,000 ex-Nazis brought into the US to found the CIA, funneled into the FBI and other government agencies, and to “hot spots” around the world.
Operation Gladio - a program to ensure that only right wing governments would rise in the nations over which the US had influence and control at the end of WWII: Japan, Germany, Italy, France. US actually
resurrected the Mafia in Italy in order to ensure the program would be carried out effectively there.

Also during that period, higher ups in Hitler’s military were visiting our Pentagon and making deals. Books such as “Rise of the Fourth Reich” by Jim Marrs, “Grey Wolf” by Simon Dunstan and “Hitler in Argentina” by Harry Cooper and research and programming such as “Hitler: Suicide or Survivor?” and “Hunting Hitler” which was a recent History Channel TV series continue the research and seem to confirm not only his survival but the continuing efforts of Hitler and those with him to ensure the Rise of the Fourth Reich.
Plans included creating atomic weapons – it was believed that at least two atomic bombs were brought out of Hitler’s Germany and that one of them may have been that used in testing here. The other perhaps the one dropped on Hiroshima.

In other words there was a deal made with the US government/Pentagon to “let Hitler go … with $$$$.”
Evidently a quite substantial amount of money.

Also, as has also long been suspected, the Vatican played an essential role in moving ex-Nazis into the US and to South America. Also in moving funding for them. Baptizing them. And securing them new passports under their new names via the Red Cross. In an effort to move refugees, the Red Cross regulations had been eased at that time.

Hitler had been recruited by Elites here and around the world and they funded him with the help of Allen Dulles and Prescott Bush who ran front companies (Holland America Line was one of them) which they did successfully until the USHR began investigating and ended up confiscating Bush’s money. Bush and Dulles, however, were able to “wrap themselves in the flag” and go on with their careers in intelligence and government.

Also see: Kay Griggs/You Tube - Part I on our military/1-4 parts

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