Perhaps inspired by the recent student walkouts for gun control, the March for Marx, some California students are trying to organize a similar protest for a far deadlier cause:
This week, Rocklin High School students are using social media to organize a pro-life walkout using the hashtag #life.
“To honor all the lives of aborted babies pretty much. All the millions of aborted babies every year,” said organizer Brandon Gillespie.
He says his history teacher inspired the idea.
As thousands of students across the country walked out of class demanding strict gun laws, in honor of the Parkland shooting victims, Benzel was placed on paid administrative leave when she asked students to consider whether there’s a double standard in the national school walkout.
“I would like a conversation about when is too much? And are we going allow this on the other side?” said Julianne Benzel
The principal at Rocklin High declined to meet with us for an on-camera interview, but a district spokeswoman tells us, he does plan to sit down with the student about the possible abortion walkout, and that’s not going over well with some of his peers.
“Abortions aren’t really anything that has to do with school or students here,” said Naeirika Neev.
Neev is the editor of the school newspaper. In her posts, she’s using the hashtag “enough is enough” to promote peace, and take a stance against anything anti-abortion on campus.
“They have their First Amendment, they can go protest about that anytime anywhere,” she said.
But Brandon says protesting on school grounds is just the point.
“I would like to see if there really is a double standard and what will come of that,” he said.
He doesn’t have a date for the protest, but he does with the principal. Their meeting is set for this Friday.
This story has just about everything:
A teacher suspended for daring to question the narrative;
A budding SJW student-editor: Our First Amendment, here and now, for our causes – your’s somewhere else. What-ev...; and
A few students actually concerned about real mass violence against their class.
Look for major, massive coverage of this protest from the major media. Hold your breath.
A Breakdown of the numbers:
In 2014, the last year for which statistics were easily available (from Wikipedia), there were a grand total of … 17 American children (possibly a few adults, we’ll call them all children) murdered (killed, we’ll call them all murders) by shootings in schools. In the same year 652,639 American children were murdered in “legal” abortion clinics.
17 dead is way too many. One is too many. 652,639 is way, way, way too many.*
By recent historic norms both numbers were slightly lower than the average. For example: this year, 2018, there have already been 26 children (again, calling them all children) murdered in school shootings (17 in Parkland, FL). So, expanding that to the whole year, we’re tracking about 104 for 2018. No word on 2018 abortions but they should be around the 600,000-700,000 mark. Both sets have been declining steadily since the 1990’s.
A little math, not magic, tells us that, in 2014, American children were 38,390 times more likely to be killed, murdered by abortion “providers” than by school shooters. (652,639 / 17 = 38,390). They were also more likely to be killed by cars, lightening, water, and foods.
The statistical variance isn’t limited to the young either. During 2014 all Americans were about 80 times more likely to die from abortion murder than firearms murder.
The obvious way to save the most lives is to ban guns?
Young Neev is kind of right. The issue has nothing to do with those students currently at the school – because all of them survived the abortion epidemic. I suspect she might deem aborted children mere lumps of tissue or some such. That is, in a way, an adequate description of all humans, in the womb, in schools, in California, and elsewhere.
The fact that she would shirk all responsibility for safeguarding other, less fortunate members of her cohort and those immediately past and future, speaks to the failings of her education, mathematical and moral. She’s young, impressionable, and probably misdirected. Her lack can easily be forgiven. That of her teachers, administrators, political leaders, etc. cannot. They should know better. Anyone with a calculator should know better.
**Maybe there’s a grant or two in that $1.3 Trillion mess from Congress to buy calculators for the media, politicians, etc.**
Then again, when it comes to these two issues, the truth isn’t popular. Telling the truth about abortions hurts the Sanger-Rudin narrative and system of controlling the “undesirables” – literally Nazi style. Telling the truth about firearms usage hurts the Marxist narrative and system of controlling the rest – literally Soviet style.
I hope these young Californians do walk out. Maybe it will help others wake up.
A real epidemic, regressing to the mean. Bloomberg/CNN.
*The 17, as bad as they are, are offset by the 1 million or so lives saved by firearms that year (each year) in the US. I am unaware of any lives saved by abortion (likely has to be a few, but only a few).