Music is the link that ties all members to a movement. This was true in the sixties with songs like Blowin’ In The Wind and Eve of Destruction. Today, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have Eminem’s powerful songs. This one hit home.
One of the school’s students, Alex Moscou, walked onto the stage wearing a “March For Our Lives” T-shirt and introduced Eminem. These kids have had to grow up well before their time. What Donald Trump and his NRA cronies failed to grasp was that being under fire from a weapon of war and seeing the horrid destruction of an AR-15 changes people.
These students are now young adults who have brought accountability to Congress in powerful ways. They have organized a huge rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24. Above all, many of them can and will vote, and the others will follow soon.
Moscou said that kids are “tired of hearing politicians send their thoughts and prayers” while “doing nothing,”Rolling Stone reported:
‘On February 14th, a gunman armed with a legally purchased semi-automatic rifle murdered 17 people at my high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida. We’re tired of hearing politicians send their thoughts and prayers to us and doing nothing to make the necessary changes to prevent this tragedy from happening again.’
The student stood up in front of the world and said that schools “should feel safe” and they will “be too loud for them (Congress) to ignore,” according to Rolling Stone:
‘School is a place where we should feel safe, and if those elected to represent us won’t do what’s right and keep us safe, then we’re gonna be too loud for them to ignore.’
Rapper Eminem took his best shot at the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Donald Trump with a line from his song Nowhere Fast. He said that NRA members and their congressional allies love “their guns more than our children.”
The musician performed at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The 15-time Grammy winner rapped at the awards. His music and his words powered through with its message about the NRA, Rolling Stone reported:
‘This whole country is going nuts and the NRA is on our way; They’re responsible for this whole production; They hold the strings, they control the puppet.’
Eminem pointed out what the kids and most of the nation’s voters know, “government won’t do nothing:”
‘So they know the government won’t do nothing and no one’s budging; Gun owners clutching their loaded weapons; They love their guns more than our children.’
There were 14 students and three faculty who died as a result of the mass shooting in Florida on Valentine’s Day. The school had over 3000 students, meaning that thousands of lives were impacted. This movement has spread across the nation.
Eminem has been no fan of Trump. He bashed the man during the rapper’s performance last year in a freestyle rap.
Donald Trump was the rapper’s referenced “puppet” whose strings are controlled by the NRA this year and the $30 million they donated to his campaign.
Eminem’s also came down on the aptly named ’45’ in his awards-show freestyles Campaign Speech and The Storm and in a Vulture interview, according to The Guardian, where he said:
‘(Trump) makes my blood boil … I want our country to be great, too, I want it to be the best it can be, but it’s not going to be that with him in charge.’
The rapper, Common, also criticized them in the performance of Say Something at this year’s Academy Awards:
‘Tell the NRA they in God’s way.’
Check out Moscou’s speech in the video via YouTube below:
Featured Image via Getty Images/Kevin Winter.