Today on #NationalSchoolWalkout a smattering of teeny-boppers are leaving their desks behind to “march” against guns. Today also happens to be 4/20, what is commonly known as “Gimme all the Pop Tarts day,” in commemoration of how marijuana turns its most devoted adherents into paranoid rage machines looking to stir trouble in comment sections across the net. Okay, maybe not commonly known, I just made it up. It’s also a gorgeous Friday in many parts of the country. So serious are these students to march against guns — on Columbine’s 19th anniversary — these determined youngsters are taking the ENTIRE day to make a point about gun control. Watch this, see if you can spot the obvious:
From ABC News:
Today’s National School Walkout coincides with the anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, where two students opened fire in 1999, killing 12 classmates and one teacher.
More than 2,000 walkout events are scheduled throughout the country today, with at least one in every state and several globally, according to organizers, who are students at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut.
Let’s do some math. 2018 – 1999 =19 years ago. Meaning none of the students walking today were even in the blastula stage of cellular development, taking up a pinprick of space in their mommy’s womb. Possible some of their parents hadn’t even made eyes at each other across an awkward date. No matter, these students are marching! They’re marching against guns! We must DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
What about ending the gun free zones? That seems like a possible idea, no? Any takers?
Referring to the “March for Our Lives” last month, ABC notes:
That walkout took place for 17 minutes to mark the 17 lives lost in Parkland. After that time, many students returned to class.
But today’s walkout lasts until the end of the school day.
Not to date myself, but I was in high school when Columbine happened 19 years ago. Granted I was one of the goody-goody students who wouldn’t ditch class for any reason, understanding my educational career mattered for my future. But I can promise you many other students would use this march “against guns” as an excuse to ditch class for the entire day. And I can tell you which students would do it: not the ones who cared the most about “gun violence” but the students who cared the most about ditching class on a Friday. The same students who might also skip over to a 4/20 rally for some “enlightenment” about the sacred plant. If Girl Scouts haven’t stationed themselves with boxes of cookies nearby these 4/20 rallies, capitalism is a failure.
Am I suggesting all the students ditching class to “march” are uncaring, lazy, apathetic slackers? Maybe 90 percent. I’ve even heard from my bro Crowder that many of the National Walkouts he’s been to are practically empty. So even the allure to maybe ditch class for a bit isn’t working out.
Just attended another #NationalSchoolWalkout. 1800 student school, maybe 20 protestors and 5 faculty. Wall to wall media coverage… for THIS?! Attending 3 more before end of day. Bullshit meter is officially broken.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) April 20, 2018
Maybe ditching class to “march” against a protected American right is a futile effort, and maybe a lot of kids not paraded around by leftist media understand that. Not all teenagers are condom-snorting, Tide pod-eating dummies.
Also, for the last time, nothing is “different” this time around when it comes to school shootings. We do this every time there’s a shooting. “This time it’s different!” No. History repeats itself like a pot-smoker says he or she needs the pot for medicinal reasons (wink).