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Have seen a lot of moving speeches in my time, but @Emma4Change silently weeping for 6 minutes and 20 seconds in front of a million people on the DC Mall is the most profound thing I’ve seen in some time #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/zaWC0Km0gq— barb dybwad (@doctorparadox) March 24, 2018 Youth activism has long been a venerable historical tradition in America -- from the Civil Rights movement to the anti-war Vietnam protests, to the Parkland school shooting survivors today. In all three of those examples, the moral force of the group's argument was buttressed by the very real stakes of their own lives in the balance. These young people have more gravity and poise than so many of their elders -- particularly those whose inaction the activists deplore. Maybe this generational churn has a common feeling -- a tinge of status quo complacency, lazy corruption, and entitled hubris on the part of the so-called leaders of civil society; a groundswell of optimism, bravery, stre...