MARCH FOR OUR LIVES PART TWO

Here is part two of my coverage of the March For Our Lives rally. Let’s hope this rally will be the spark that ignites change. Sadly though it also appears to have fostered reactions of contempt, scorn and rage. The lead singer of The Eagles of Death Metal posted a scathing post on Instagram full of vitriol, hate and seething rage. If you are curious you can read this article.

It is one thing to not agree with the protesters that is understandable, but the level of anger and hostility is not

But how, does a healthy, wealthy, successful white American male who gets paid a lot of money to pursue a career he loves get so filled with rage? Who ever harmed this person? His entitled rage stems from where exactly? It is one thing to not agree with the protesters that is understandable, but the level of anger and hostility is not. You would think there would be a level of understanding after the terrorist attack in Paris. But sadly no.

And he is not alone. Then there is Laura Ingraham who tweeted mockingly about David Hogg getting rejected from multiple colleges and her annoyance at his posting about his frustrations online. Um, so with your tweet you are doing the very thing that you are complaining about.

I think both Laura Ingraham and Jesse Hughes need to complete a course in Adulating 101.

Yes Laura Ingraham is over forty but she works in media and should be fully aware by now how young (and the not so young) people communicate these days. So, who is the adult here? I think both Laura Ingraham and Jesse Hughes need to complete a course in Adulating 101. What say you?

The March For Our Lives rally was both inspiring and unnerving. It sheds light on a deeply divided country. I hear so often about the extremes. This always makes me wonder. There are certainly extremes on the right, but when it comes to the left I am never quite know what people are referring to. Yes there are full blown anarchists out there but they represent a very small minority and get just about zero airtime, rightly so as they are such a tiny minority.

I have many friends and colleges that have told me they have stopped watching the news all together. I have not quite done that, but I can empathize with the desire to burry one’s head in the sand

Most Americans on the left have no desire to formulate full blown anarchy. I mean we have all seen The Walking Dead, the break down of civilization is no picnic. So, what is the extreme left? Bernie Saunders? Is he the extreme left, wanting a decent working wage for all Americans? You got me I don’t know.

But we are divided thats for sure. I have many friends and colleges that have told me they have stopped watching the news all together. I have not quite done that, but I can empathize with the desire to burry one’s head in the sand. Or better yet, drop out and go live in a tiny bungalow on the island furthest out in the ocean in Key West. Just eat, sleep and soak up the rays. Hands up, whose with me?

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14 Comments

  1. April 2, 2018 / 10:20 am

    these pics are so powerful, great job Allie.

    xo
    Pinksole

  2. April 2, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Inspiring and unnerving is such a great and accurate description of the March. These are really such tumultuous times we’re living in right now. The extremism it bring out frankly is kind of scary. I haven’t stopped paying attention to the news but I can only allot so much attention to it every day. Some of the things being reported about this administration are so far out there that I can’t even believe it’s real news.

  3. April 2, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I always hope that social media will bring more people together, but as it does, it also brings so many apart. I do agree that the news is often negative and sometimes glorifies/dramatizes, so I’ve also avoided that more. These photos are amazing by the way.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  4. April 2, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Amazing photos! Really powerful message 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  5. April 3, 2018 / 1:04 am

    This march was definitely needed. I hope it makes a change for the better in people’s lives because we all should live in peace.
    Enjoy your day Allie!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  6. April 3, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    We’re living in such an important (if tumultuous) time. Your pictures speak a thousand really important words, Allie!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. April 3, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    As usual very interesting) thanks a lot for sharing)

  8. jane
    April 4, 2018 / 7:07 am

    I think people should live freely and out of danger.
    we have the freedom to express ourself.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  9. April 4, 2018 / 11:16 am

    These are powerful pics. I have the hardest time understanding the climate/culture in America as it’s so different here. Politics are important yes, but I wouldn’t go around attacking people because they hold different views – my friends and I have never seen that here. We also don’t have the mass shootings America has, but we are such a different world. Definitely reconsidering travelling to the US, it just seems so angry and divided.

    Hope you are having a great week so far, aside from all the horrible news coming from your country!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  10. April 4, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Wow I love this motivating post dear. Such a great and powerful message – I really appreciate it that you use your blog as a platform to spread this!
    Have a great week!
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

  11. April 9, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Such a controversial topic to discuss but I really hope that all this noise in marches and in the media could generate the change we deserve.

    Powerful images and you were the right photographer to document this special movement.

    Congrats on putting your talent into social movement too!


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