posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 10:10 AM
... and a child shall lead them...
Well, that's what happened in America's civil rights movement. A child, 15 year old Claudette Colvin, was arrested for sitting and not giving up her
seat to a white person on a Montgomery bus nine months before Rosa Parks, and that's what got Dr. King into the movement (and actually ended the
movement when two more teenage girls sat down and were arrested, and they took it to court even before Park's event, and that court case is what won
the day). And in 1963 it was high school and grammar school kids in Birmingham, Alabama, who ended segregation just by marching out of a church 50 at
a time in a walk to see the Mayor, which had Kennedy ask King not to use children anymore, and then the guy who was actually training and directing
the children, James Bevel, heard about it from King and got the kids to agree to march down the highway to Washington D. C. to talk to Kennedy about
segreagatin, and the Kennedy admin came to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference asking them for help in drafting a civil rights bill -
children did all of that. Apparently they have some kind of power over adults, maybe innocence has something to do with the mix. But it seems to carry
a lot of weight.
I like the term I made up "Moonrise Kingdom" generation, as another nickname for the Millenials. Great movie, very artistically made.