Protest Numbers Matter
There is so much information out there that it is mind-boggling. Everything gets amplified but I question how many are part of the amplification.
When the kids were in EH-12, I sat on the executive board of the school. It was an honor. Although the downside is I knew more than I really wanted to. More times than I would have liked, the school reacted to loud voices complaining. I referred to these voices as the minor majority. They were loud but they weren’t the majority, they only seemed like the majority because they were so loud. Nobody comes in the Principals office to say what a great job they are doing.
We are certainly in strange and pivotal times. One of the rights we have as citizens is to protest. I am so impressed with the groups around the country protesting around causes that they care about. The inspiring young students from Parkland High School in Florida, where 17 students were killed, have spurred on a movement of protests around anti-gun control throughout the country. They have been extremely grassroots and very focused. It is awe-inspiring.
This past week the gun rights groups of the same age put on a group of protests to counter these efforts. The numbers of people that showed up to those rallies were extremely small vs what was expected. That says to me that the minor majority around no gun control (aka not changing the way it is now) is in fact minor.
This up and coming generation wants to live in a different world. They have more liberal views on social issues. I am not sure I believe all the supposed data that changes constantly on media channels. All you have to do is read the numbers of people who show up for protests. Politicians should take note.