The actual agenda of #MarchforOurLives has nothing whatever to do with caring for the lives of students. It is run by liberal activists for their agenda, and the students are unwitting pawns.
You can read the full text of what Daniel Greenfield learned about who is behind the march at this link. He wrote in part:
“…The March for Our Lives Fund is incorporated as a 501(c)(4). Donations to 501(c)(4) groups are not tax- deductible. And they don’t have to disclose donors. That’s why they’re a great dark money conduit.
But the March for Our Lives website suggests that donors who want to make a tax-deductible donation should write a check to the “March For Our Lives—Everytown Support Fund”. How will Bloomberg’s organization provide support for the supposed student group? …
Florida is notably absent from the roll call. Instead the organization, one of a number of seeming incarnations of the March for Our Lives brand, draws on established activist talent from the usual places, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. There’s nothing particularly local about it.
March for Our Lives is funded by Hollywood celebs, it’s led by a Hollywood producer and its finances are routed through an obscure tax firm in the Valley. Its treasurer and secretary are Washington D.C. pros. And a top funder of gun control agendas is also one of its directors.
None of this has much to do with Parkland. The mass shooting by a mentally ill man who should have been committed and arrested long before he carried out his massacre was a political opportunity.
Now that opportunity is being exploited to the hilt by a professional class of political activists.
Gun control activists wring their hands over the NRA. They claim that a special interest lobby is illegitimately thwarting the “will of the people”. Yet it’s the anti-gun groups that are invariably false fronts. It’s very clear who runs the NRA. But the latest fake anti-NRA group is a nebulous shadow. Out front are the high school students and out back are the professional activists.
It’s not about the lives of the students. So let’s take an article in Breitbart as a case in point:
Hunter Pollack is the brother of Meadow Pollack, one of the students killed in the Florida shooting. He tried for two days, with the help of his dad, to be one of the speakers at the March for Our Lives event. You would think he’d be a perfect match. But organizers refused his request. Why? Because his stand is about students being protected, and said nothing about gun control.
“I was going to give a speech about Meadow and how devastated I am and how we need to make change, but they won’t allow me to put my voice out. I feel that they don’t really care about the victims’ families. If they did, they would have let me speak, and they didn’t. I don’t know what this is about.” Hunter Pollack
“My son, he got denied to speak at the march, so I’m not going to the march. He was pretty disappointed that he didn’t get to speak at this march. I guess he’s got a different agenda than their agenda.” Andrew Pollack, Hunter’s dad
We know. It’s about the opportunity for liberals to use students to further their agenda. Hunter’s speech would have read in part (Full Text at Breitbart):
“…In my heart, I know this is not a mission-driven by politics, nor should it be dictated by the left or the right. This is not a mission specific to color, religion, or economics, but, rather, it’s a mission of love. It’s a mission of safety built upon a foundation filled with common sense and fueled by a common denominator that can bring together every American across this great country.
The one common denominator we all share is a desire to LIVE. … We all want to LIVE the greatest life possible.
My sister, Meadow Pollack, was living an amazing life filled with love, passion, dreams, family, and fun. She had so much to offer this world. She had so much ahead of her — but — because WE as a school and WE as a community and WE as a society and WE as a state and WE as a nation failed to protect her — my baby sister is no longer part of this equation we call LIFE.
What pains me most is that her beautiful life was NOT lost to an incurable disease or a freak accident. She is gone because our schools are not safe.
She is dead because the madness of one young man and his determination to kill was greater than our desire to stop him.
Remembering Meadow and the Parkland 17 is something we must all vow to here today. We must promise to take action each and every day until we protect the students of this country. We must protect our students and our schools in the same way we do the patrons at an NFL football stadium and the passengers at an airport and the diamonds in a jewelry store.
We, the students of America, are the most valuable assets this nation has. Therefore, we hereby put all the leaders and parents in this country on notice. Today, we demand you to put a value on our lives — and to protect us above all and everything else.
We, as the students of this country, must take our anger and our pain and our desire to LIVE this LIFE to the fullest, and we must channel it into a mission that is obtainable — one that can be achieved without heavy debate, one that everyone can agree upon today, tomorrow, and for decades to come.
What happened in Parkland should have resulted in immediate action across America — but it has not. Two weeks ago, a student in Utah tried blowing up a school with a bomb. And then this week in Maryland, we lost another life in a school shooting. The weapons may be different, but the objective is the same, so we NEED to protect our schools from the killers who want to kill.
The hatred and sickness that fuels a killer to kill innocent students is something most of us will never understand, but that doesn’t mean it’s something we can ignore. We need to be on a mission to stop these monsters before they take action inside the school. We must demand our leaders help those who are sick, but we must also demand that they protect those of us who are not…”
Do you see it? The reason they didn’t want it was because it was not specific to gun control. It was never a #MarchforOurLives at all.
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel