March 14th thousands of American high-school students walked out of school in support of gun reform. What is it that they want?
More than 3,000 U.S. schools have experienced organized walk-outs. Across the county seventeen minutes of silence, one full minute of respect was given to each of the students and teachers who were killed on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The wonder of it all is that these students have collectively used their communication skills to alert the press as to their plans and concerns.
Not all areas of the country responded exactly in the same manner. The students of West Liberty-Salem High School in Salem Township, Ohio were not permitted to express themselves outside of the school, but they were given an indoor space to gather. Perhaps the effects of their own school shooting in 2017 are making them extra careful. In contrast the student protest of Columbine High School, in Littleton Colorado memorialized the deaths of their 12 students and a teacher in their own 1999 school shooting. Other organized demonstrations took place in school yards, on city streets, in municipal parks, and outside city halls. The strongest and most vocal protests were heard in front of the White House and on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
The students participating in unauthorized protests state that they accept the fact that they may be disciplined with detention and notes on their official records. The issue of gun control is incredibly important to them. They know that unless the laws regarding the purchase and use of fire arms are changed, a growing number of them will never make it to college or the work place. The increasing rate of school shooting is alarming and must be taken taken seriously. So far there have been 18 U.S. school shootings this year. That’s about one violent incident a week. This violence should not be happening in our schools or anywhere else for that matter.
Usually public demonstrations are not held on Wednesday, but this is not just any protest. The Dayology ruler of Wednesday is Mercury. Traditionally Mercury guides communication, the media and institutions of learning. Today’s demonstration represents the young people across the U.S.A. They are determined to create safety within their educational environment.
This public event takes also takes place in Pisces. the sign of compassion. It is also indicates the matters where we are fooling ourselves in some manner. On the surface Wednesday and Pisces seems like the perfect combination of energies to cry out for necessary change. And that may be all that students can do at this point. The individuals who must be reached are the political dinosaurs with closed minds and hard hearts. The next step for these students to become a concerted voting block with the intention to force changes in gun ownership. That will come.