Sunday, 25 March 2018

Hashtag 'Let's All Get Behind It''s a rant

Yesterday, around the globe, young and old marched in solidarity with the youth of the United States of America.  The youth of that country are begging, nay, demanding that appropriate action be taken to rid the nation of the current disease of gun related deaths in schools and elsewhere.  How sad that, at least in their own minds the most influential country on the planet, needs to be told by their children to put the guns away.  The kids want to go to school without having to worry about being shot.  Doesn't seem like much to ask does it.  And the rest of us?  All around the world?  We agree with them.  Speaking as a Canadian, a mother and a grandmother, I have to wonder how long it will be before the insidious black evil that is rotting and festering across the border from us will come oozing and slimeing (if it's not a word it should be) its way over here.  Then it will be our children and grandchildren facing down guns in the corridors of their schools.  We all need to take a stand.  The kids are right.  Enough IS enough.  Time to grow up, give up the 'wild West mentality'.  This isn't the 1700's don't need to defend your property against roving bands of natives out to scalp you.  Put your toys in the shredder.  They're dangerous.  They are killing your children.

I'm an old lady and I'm entitled to my opinion.  If you don't like it, don't read it.  No apologies forthcoming.


  1. An emphatic YES from here.
    And some rage of my own. A recently elected Government in one of our States is doing their best to water down our gun laws. I hope they fail. And are kicked out of office.

    1. What?? Which Government? They'd better get kicked out!

  2. No guns here in the UK except for the police. Knife crime is a big problem though.

  3. Amen. It feels like the crazies are running this country. But maybe the children will shame them into taking action.

  4. The world is full of people with mental illness, but only in the US are there school shootings. Hmmm, what could be the difference?

    The Retired Man and I went to a local March/Rally yesterday that was organized by the students. A few thousand people were present when a ten year old girl came out and gave an eloquent speech that brought many of us to tears. My grandkids are afraid to go to school and my friends who are teachers fear going to work. There has to be a solution and, unfortunately, for the immediate future, it will have to be about fortifying our schools and having armed guards. Changing gun laws will be a lot harder and will take generations to accomplish. We cannot wait while our children are slaughtered.

  5. I respect each and every one of these kids for what they are doing, they make valid points and as an adult in America I have to say that I agree...on a side note sort of, one of the stupidest things ever done was to make it legal for the general public to own an assault weapon, Sad!!

  6. Amen, Delores. The current efforts to introduce better gun control in Canada have been met with the kind of opposition that I thought existed only in the USA. Canadians need to be vigilant too.

  7. Well said or should I say written...

    The kids are right enough is enough, and I hope changes will come.

    Here in the UK it is only the police who have guns, although knife crime and acid attacks seem to be on the increase.

    I do my best to spread kindness in my immediate surroundings ...

    All the best Jan

  8. I saw these people on the news last night, from everywhere, thousands marched en-masse for the children of America, it made me proud to see so many different nationalities marching for one cause.

  9. The recently elected Tasmanisn government. Particularly ironic because our gun control measures were introduced after the Port Authur massacre in that state.


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