What We Owe Our Kids (Part 3)

This is getting old

When I wrote my story yesterday, I had no idea what the rest of the day had in store. I, like most of us, was not prepared for the news of yet another elementary school shooting. 19 children dead.

19

Children

Dead.

We owe our kids so much better than that.

This year alone there have been more mass shootings than days of the year, 27 of which have taken the lives of over 140 people have occurred in schools.

We owe our kids so much better than that.

In the years since Sandy Hook, we have done precious little to protect our children. And we continue to collectively do little nothing. We have gone so far, even, as to demand schools reopen during a global pandemic with, as one parent demanded during a school board meeting, “no safety precautions in place.”

As a parent, it should be abundantly clear that as a nation we absolutely do not care about our children.

Oh, we will pretend to be protecting them as we throw up hashtags during a pandemic and talk about protecting our children from pedophiles. But it is not even the real thing that we want to protect them from. We just do not want elite Democrats to kidnap and molest them so they can suck the adrenochrome from their glands so they can remain powerful.

Oh, we will pretend to be protecting them as we block transgender kids from participating in sports.

Oh, we will pretend to be protecting them as we get books about historic events pulled from their school library shelves.

Oh, we will pretend to be protecting them as we change the history curriculum to block honest discussion of slavery and racism.

Oh, we will pretend to be protecting them as we seek to ban abortion, birth control, and sex education.

Oh, we will pretend. We will pretend our asses off if it means we do not have to do the dirty work and make the sacrifices necessary to actually protect them.

To put it mildly, our inaction on matters that will actually protect the lives of our children shows that we simply do not give a fuck.

We run teachers off with death threats. We put our kids through active shooter drills. We ask for live stream cameras in the classrooms. We scoff at vaccinating our kids against deadly pandemic illnesses. We buy more and more guns and buy patterns on the internet to print guns with our 3D printers. But none of this protects our children. These actions make us as adults feel better. In control.

But 19 elementary school children are dead today because this is what we did instead.

19

Children

Dead.

We owe our kids so much better than that.

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