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Sat Mar 24, 2018, 03:23 PM

Emma Gonzalez Maintains Extraordinary Six Minute Silence After Delivering Powerful Speech at March

Source: Mediaite

On a day that had already seen a number of powerful and emotional moments, Parkland student Emma Gonzalez took the stage to deliver a one-of-a-kind address.

Noting that the tragic shooting at her high school last month took six minutes and twenty seconds, Gonzales told the crowd that the community of Parkland was “forever altered” by those few minutes.

“Everyone who was there understands,” she declared. “Everyone who has been touched by the cold grip of gun violence understands.”

She continued, “For those who still can’t comprehend because they refuse to, I’ll tell you where it went. Right into the ground, six feet deep. Six minutes and 20 seconds with an ar-15 and my friend, Carmen, would never complain to me about piano practice.”

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Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/emma-gonzalez-maintains-extraordinary-six-minute-silence-after-delivering-powerful-speech-at-march/



Video at the link.

If you missed this earlier, please watch it.

You have to see it.

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Reply Emma Gonzalez Maintains Extraordinary Six Minute Silence After Delivering Powerful Speech at March (Original post)
highplainsdem Mar 2018 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2018 #1
Tess49 Mar 2018 #3
GentryDixon Mar 2018 #4
Tiggeroshii Mar 2018 #5
targetpractice Mar 2018 #6
LiberalFighter Mar 2018 #15
IronLionZion Mar 2018 #18
Tess49 Mar 2018 #2
cate94 Mar 2018 #7
lostnfound Mar 2018 #14
WhiteTara Mar 2018 #16
cate94 Mar 2018 #17
radliberal Mar 2018 #8
red dog 1 Mar 2018 #9
calimary Mar 2018 #10
catbyte Mar 2018 #11
hamsterjill Mar 2018 #24
pangaia Mar 2018 #12
mcar Mar 2018 #13
ailsagirl Mar 2018 #19
greyl Mar 2018 #20
AZ8theist Mar 2018 #21
greyl Mar 2018 #22
calimary Mar 2018 #29
AZ8theist Mar 2018 #30
calimary Mar 2018 #31
nitpicker Mar 2018 #23
getagrip_already Mar 2018 #25
Botany Mar 2018 #26
Sancho Mar 2018 #27
greatlaurel Mar 2018 #28

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 03:38 PM

1. Did talking heads talk or were various media outlets silent during the coverage of the 6 minutes?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 03:43 PM

3. Media silent. At least on the link provided here. n/t

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 03:55 PM

4. I watched NBC YouTube feed

It was total silence. Very heart wrenching.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 03:59 PM

5. Amy Goodman did program identification...

 

But thats it.


....on the radio

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 04:07 PM

6. MSNBC was totally silent... Gave her the platform. n/t

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 07:38 PM

15. MSNBC was silent during her time.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 09:27 PM

18. There was confusion for some people on the street at the time

but it was very powerful once she revealed what she did. It seemed like a long time for silence, but not that long for a terrorist to murder 17 kids on US soil.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 03:41 PM

2. This made me weep. n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 04:30 PM

7. Thanks for the link

I hadn’t seen it.
She is a force. She shines.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 07:25 PM

14. She is Ripley. She is Badass. That speech was historic.

I suppose I should say, Ripley without the gun. Maybe thematically incorrect.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 08:19 PM

16. She is so bad ass she has no time or patience

for primping with her hair. She is a dynamo and has the power to change the world.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 09:20 PM

17. She is Ripley, and doesnt need the gun.

Personally, I think real Power doesn’t need the threat of force. Especially it does not need a gun.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 05:20 PM

8. The best of America...all these kids and this amazing young woman.

 

This is what makes America great!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 05:58 PM

9. Emma is awesome!

K&R, thanks for posting.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:00 PM

10. I couldn't stop crying. Watched it when Joy Reid ran a repeat and couldn't stop crying.

I must have cried straight through for at least five of those minutes.

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Response to calimary (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:10 PM

11. Neither could Joy Reid. Neither could I.

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Response to calimary (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 07:43 AM

24. That was me.

I just started bawling.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:17 PM

12. That was truly the most powerful 'social moment' I have ever witnessed.

Last edited Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:50 PM - Edit history (1)

And I was in my 20s during the 1960's. You know what that means.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:19 PM

13. I got chills watching this

Such extraordinary courage, to stand there in silence for so long.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:57 PM

19. She is extraordinary

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 11:05 PM

20. Emma Tweeted about the time later...

Emma González
@Emma4Change

Real Quick: my speech today was abt 6 mins & 30 secs, including both my speech and my silence. The fact that people think the silence was 6 minutes... imagine how long it would have felt if it actually was 6 minutes, or how it would feel if you had to hide during that silence



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 01:48 AM

21. That was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed.

and I've been around since the early Vietnam protests. That young lady is an inspiration to our nation.
Perhaps.....PERHAPS... this nation can finally come to realize what is needed to be done regarding guns....

1. BANNING Assault rifles. No questions asked; you own one, you are subject to 10 years imprisonment
2. REGISTRATION of EACH and EVERY gun you own.
3. INSURANCE for each weapon you own. Just like your car, you need to have it registered and insured.
4. Federal investigation of the causes of gun violence. CDC report.
5. REPEAL of gun manufactures insulation from lawsuit from the effects of their product.
6. DECLARING the NRA as an anti-american TERRORIST organization.

While I am under no illusion that any of this is even REMOTELY possible.......it should be our starting point.

Yet, now we have the retard in the WH hiring a drooling war monger as his NSA.....so more violence in the name of $$$$$$ is coming our way.

Millions more murdered in the name of profit.

God help humanity..

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 02:01 AM

22. #6 will be tough, but right on. nt

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 08:00 PM

29. Welcome to DU, AZ8theist!

I didn't see it live, but Joy Reid ran a replay later that day. That's what I watched. I could barely breathe. Utterly transfixed. And at the same time, in the periphery of my mind, taking note of the reaction of the crowd, how every now and then they'd generate some brief noise that seemed to be meant to add various kinds of attagirls to her still and silent posture. And she persisted. Too. And the message was delivered, and anyone seeing this was thus compelled to stop and think. In later closeup takes I saw, I noticed that there were tears streaming down her face.

I, too, can remember the Vietnam War days. The first such march I attended was against the Vietnam War. I participated in lots of marches and rallies against the Iraq War. Took my then-young kids to a couple of 'em. Emma Gonzales is an absolute wonder. Awe-inspiring. She is amazingly strong and powerful. She's a force of nature. She leaves me slack-jawed. I'm hoping she does something that has power and clout to it, so she can continue to exert a lot of influence. I'd love to see her run for office someday - only if she wanted to, of course - but I'd love to see her have an impact on public policy.

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Response to calimary (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 03:41 PM

30. Thanks for the welcome!!

I've been coming to this site for YEARS, but only started posting recently.

The Pumpkin headed Imbecile brings out the RAGE in me....

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #30)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:29 AM

31. You are FAR from alone on that, AZ8theist.

FAR from it. I'm running on angry so strong that sometimes I can barely think straight.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 05:41 AM

23. Got back home in time to see this on TV

Near the end of the rally.

I didn't understand the long pause after the end of the speech, but now I do.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 08:32 AM

25. very powerful...

Maybe legislators can hear silennce.........

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 08:43 AM

26. Thank you Emma! The power of silence

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 10:38 AM

27. MJ did a good job reporting...

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/emma-gonzalez-is-responsible-for-the-loudest-silence-in-the-history-of-us-social-protest/

“Six minutes and about 20 seconds. In a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us.” That’s how Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and one of the organizers of the March for Our Lives, began her remarkable speech on Saturday afternoon at the rally in Washington, DC.

After reading the names of her classmates who were killed in the mass shooting, Gonzalez stood at the podium in silence for six minutes, fighting back tears. It was an incredible, chilling moment. All of the major cable networks carried it live. “Loudest silence in the history of US social protest,” my colleague David Corn tweeted.

“Never again,” many in the crowd of 500,000 chanted in response. After her timer went off, Gonzalez said, “since the time when I came out here, it has been six minutes and twenty seconds. The shooter has ceased shooting and will soon abandon his rifle, blend in with the students as they escape, and walk free for an hour before arrest,” she said. “Fight for your lives before it’s someone else’s job.” And then she left the stage.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 02:54 PM

28. Emma is just amazing. Her parents must be so proud.

Stay safe and stay woke, Emma.

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