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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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