Am I the only one that is sick of these marches? Of course, they have been around for a long time and sometimes they affect change and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes when they do cause, or impact change the change they desired isn’t desirable in the end. Women marched 100 years ago to get the vote and that was good even though it was scandalous at the time. Then people marched to get prohibition and that turned out to be a disaster.
There have been marches regarding civil rights, both for them and against them and some of those precipitated violent results.
More recently we have seen marches screaming “He isn’t my president”, though he still is. We have seen marches demanding same-sex marriages and the jury is still out on that. Then there have been marches for alternate sex preferences and cross-dressing and demanding that men can say they feel like a female today and use the ladies restrooms and locker rooms. We’ve had marches demanding that sexual harassment is stopped in the workplace.
While that dominated the media for a while, I doubt that it has resulted in much change. Mostly it has created headlines for newscasts and newspapers. We’ve even had marches to protect the status of safe cities and colleges where illegals (some criminals) can find safe haven from prosecution and/or deportation.
Then most recently we have been subject to a few thousand kids demanding that adults shouldn’t have guns. When did kids, most of whom are too young to get a driver’s license, get the right to dictate what adults can own? Now don’t get me wrong here. Everyone thinks that kids shouldn’t be shot in or out of school. But, I suspect that the money spent to make signs and banners and to bus and fly these kids to the march sites could have been better spent putting metal detectors in schools.
Two days after the latest school shooting I know someone who walked into the side door of a school, 3 miles away from the shooting site, with a concealed weapon (permitted) and took a kid, not his own out of the building. No one asked who he was, why he was there, or who’s kid he was removing. Does anyone else think that maybe there are higher priorities here than organizing another march?