Today was Saturday.
After sitting in stuffy classrooms all week, children long for Saturday. Just like their adult counterparts, they use the weekend to unwind, to have fun, to maybe do things they didn’t have time to do during the week because of their school obligations.
But because of the NRA and the members of Congress who support the NRA (and are ass-fucked by the NRA), children who would normally be spending time at the mall, going to the movies, maybe a birthday party, or just chilling with Mom and Dad or doing whatever, spent their Saturday marching the city streets of America, even the city streets of other countries, in a march for their lives. Saturdays shouldn’t be spent like this for anyone, least of all children. Yet in 2018, here we are.
The kids who spoke and marched today are the future leaders of our country and the world. They have shown more than once that they are strong, they are resilient and they won’t take shit from anyone. My thirteen year old daughter is one of them. The NRA and members of Congress, especially the GOP, should fear the future. I, for one, look forward to it.