The Walk Out

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“On the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, students across the country walk out and hold rallies to demand gun control. In D.C., students turned their back on the White House and held 17 minutes of silence for each of the victims.” - Hallie Jackson, MSNBC

Today, a tide of Crazy Ones made waves across the nation. Hundreds of thousands of students were crazy enough to stand up in their classrooms and walk out. They were crazy enough to put anger into action and do something, rather than simply spectate from the shore. They were crazy enough to believe that they are each a drop of water in a nationwide demonstration that will become a tsunami of change. 

This is why protesting is so essential to a democracy. In a protest, we can come together, giving voice to marginalized and minority communities. In a protest, we can encourage those who do not believe that they can create change or start a movement. In a protest, we can win, we shout that we are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice for victims of gun violence rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Crazy Ones, I stand with you. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.