March 14, 2018 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM– Hosted by Coalition Z – Quaker School, NYC. The No Guns Student Strike March vs patriots. The students gathered to discuss a controversial topic: the pros and cons of the Second Amendment, with a one-sided view planned inside, while a lively debate was ON outside the Quaker School.
There were many student signs attached to the fence that surrounded the Quaker School.
Signs that were countered when when the patriots arrived.
Signs that seemed to arouse the students’ curiosity.
Causing a few to peek over the fence….dare they do more?
Eventually a few of those students calmly (and respectfully) crossed the street to interview the patriots.
The calm before a storm, perhaps, but still a relief from the usual Socialist Left invective.
Part 3 – A student named Eric had a long conversation with a couple of patriots about the Second Amendment. He stayed long after his advisors kept prodding him to go inside the Quaker House to hear the pre-arranged speakers:
1. Stoneman Douglas alumna, Claire McCue
2. Marie DeLus, a Moms Demand Action activist and former Marine sharpshooter who lost her nephew to gun violence.
3. Alex Clavering, the lead organizer of the March for Our Lives-NYC
4. Stoneman Douglas student activists survivors of Parkland shooting (via video message).
Seemed that Eric preferred to continue this exchange. He was confidently more interested in what was happening outside the school.
Part 2 – Earlier another group of students also chatted with the patriots, asking questions, talking and listening to their responses regarding the Second Amendment.
Part 1 – The patriots took a position across from the historic Quaker School (built in 1860) as the students arrived. They were often visibly shocked to see signs supporting our President. One young man interviewed a patriot on why he supports the Second Amendment.
Flickr Slide Show
Links to a few Media Reports : “Students Walk Out Nationwide Protesting Gun Violence”
“The coordinated walkouts were loosely organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women’s March, which brought thousands to Washington, D.C., last year.
The group urged students to leave class at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes — one minute for each victim in the Florida shooting — and suggested demands for lawmakers, including an assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun sales. ” [PIX11]
“More than a hundred local students, parents, activists, and curious reporters gathered at a Quaker meeting house on Wednesday for what students had billed as an evening of action.
There was a brief lick of tension when one of the speakers—a woman from Moms Demand Action—admitted that she was, in fact, a card carrying member of the NRA. Just behind her hung a sign that screamed “NeveRagAin (NRA).” But her comment was largely defused when she mentioned that most NRA members support stronger gun control, and she held up a photo of her nephew, who was shot and killed in 2008 at the age of 19. The woman, a former marine turned activist, emphasized that gun violence doesn’t just affect young people in schools, but in their communities as well.”
AND NEXT up for this student-led (Socialist-nurtured) Coalition Z :
“Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship” at NYU, Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 pm.
“The World Socialist Web Site, Socialist Equality Party, and International Youth and Students for Social Equality are organizing public meetings throughout the United States to alert workers and youth to the far-advanced efforts to control and censor the Internet.
The US government, in the closest collaboration with Google, Facebook, Twitter and other powerful information technology corporations, is implementing massive restrictions on Internet access to socialist, antiwar and progressive websites.
The World Socialist Web Site, which has been a principal target of the censorship campaign, is leading the fight against the greatest attack on free speech since the Second World War.Our meeting will explore the political context of efforts to censor the Internet, examine the pretexts used to justify the suppression of free speech (e.g., “fake news”), and discuss a political strategy to mobilize the working class in defense of democratic rights.” [World Socialist Web]
This type of heavy Socialist indoctrination is what our schools offer as the only road to a free society, which made this group of students willingness to talk, to even ask questions, so unusual.
[Pictures and videos Property of Pamela Hall]
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