Last night I watched with dismay as Fox’s Jesse Waters interviewed high school students who had skipped school to demonstrate against President Trump. When interviewed, the children said their parents were aware of their skipping and approved it. Their teachers were aware and one of them even said the teacher had said, “good for you”. That, in itself, is shocking from the way I raised my children in the dark ages – skip school and you’ll be grounded one day for every hour you miss.
Most of the children didn’t even know what they were demonstrating for, or against, or even why. One black boy thought President Trump had said, ‘blacks are ignorant’…no proof of that and he didn’t know where he had heard it. One girl was demonstrating against the Executive Order preventing entrance into the United States by undocumented aliens. She was sure these people were not terrorists. When asked what countries the ban was against, she had no idea but named Iran as one of them. When told that it was one of the world’s largest sponsors of terrorism she seemed stunned.
For those who don’t know, the ban is against seven Muslim-majority countries cited by President Trump in his executive order that blocks all refugees from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Syria for 120 days until a vetting system can be established. For Syria, the suspension is indefinite.
These children, all of whom are young Americans who have no memory of 9/11 and most of whom probably don’t have a clue about the 15+ year war we have been fighting since then, need to go home and be taught truth. I wonder, did their parents or their teachers ever tell them that before they lent their name and person to anything of significance they should ask five simple questions. Who. What. When. Where. Why.
Those five question, when truly asked and answered, can make the difference in our knowing, really knowing, what the fight is all about. In this instance, these children had no idea Who they were demonstrating against. It was simply, “TRUMP”. No President. No leader of our country. No duly elected and inaugurated person into the highest, most respected office in the land – or in the world, for that matter.
Did they know what they were demonstrating about? Not really. TRUMP is a racist. TRUMP is…whatever fit their playbill for the moment.
When. That, they did seem to know. The when of the matter was today – a school day – and they got to skip which was probably primary in their minds.
Where was in front of the White House or on a street corner or in the streets. It didn’t matter. They were acting out and they were enjoying being the center of this movement – whatever it is about – for the moment.
Why – they were totally clueless as was demonstrated by their responses when asked.
There is that part of me that says, ‘oh well, they are just kids and it doesn’t matter’. But it does matter. It matters a great deal. What this speaks of is children who are not being properly educated at home or in school. It speaks of children, and a country, that is out of control for no reason but absolute stupidity and that is sad.
I can’t help but wonder when someone – be it a parent, a teacher, an official will stand up and call a halt to this stupidity. Not just the children demonstrating in the streets yesterday, but the thugs demonstrating in various parts of our country, including those who are demonstrating in Congress of all places. It is called a temper tantrum that someone didn’t get their way.
It is ridiculous. It is wrong. Parents, educators, congressional people, governors, mayors – all of them should be calling for unity and oneness instead of out there leading the charge that will, if not stopped, totally destroy this country. Then the only thing left to demonstrate about will be the loss of freedom, but that won’t be possible because it won’t exist!
Think about it. This is not a game. It is not a popularity contest. It is about America.