As we learn that one of the victims of yesterday’s mass murder at a synagogue was a 97 year-old
Holocaust survivor, I want to add a note of optimism from the aftermath of another mass shooting. I’ve been following the students who organized March for Our Lives on Twitter, and their feeds have been notable more for their absence and calculation rather then their presence. They’ve been busy running voter registration drives and GOTV events, and most of what they tweet is related to that. They’ve written a book that has made the Young Adult best seller list.
Because they aren’t vulgar, ridiculous liars and clowns, they don’t garner a lot of media attention, but they are out there, working. They are focused, determined and dedicated. I am excited and optimistic about their work.
Update:That tweet was from Jennifer Epstein, White House correspondent for Bloomberg, and she’s since deleted it since it wasn’t well sourced. Thanks to Mike S for pointing that out.