Portland Students are 2 Young 2 Vote but Old Enough 2 Call and Shut Down Bank of America
by Marc Keyser
The students who survived the Parkland, Florida high school shooting are taking on the NRA with the #NeverAgain movement… and the NRA is blindly striking back out of desperation.
Florida state Rep. Elizabeth Porter (R) delivered an angry, immature speech denouncing the Parkland survivors.
“We’ve been told we need to listen to the children and do what the children ask. Are there any children on this floor? Are there any children making laws?” she said during a state House debate over state gun control legislation Tuesday.
“Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says, ‘No homework’? Or ‘You finish high school at the age of 12’ just because they want it so? No.
“The adults make the laws because we have the age. We have the wisdom. And we have the experience to make these laws. We have to make laws with our heads and not with our emotions. Because emotions will lead us astray. However, our common sense and our rationale will not.”
These high school students are not “children.” They are teenagers. They are young adults. David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonalez, and Jaclyn Corin, for example, have been speaking out, and they are well informed and well spoken. This attack on these student survivors is an outrage.
Politicians like Porter who are on the NRA payroll feel they don’t need to listen to teenagers… or adults for that matter. They are in office, and they are in power. They represent best the special interests that contribute most… especially the NRA. They can attack citizens who dare to question them.
These teenager activists may be too young to vote, but they were old enough to start the #NeverAgain movement and call First National Bank of Omaha, block the phones and force the bank to drop the NRA… like a hot rock.
These “non-professional” student activists launched a Phone Protest against First National Bank of Omaha to force them to cancel the National Rifle Association credit cards. They used social media to activate people from all over the country to join in calling and blocking the phones at the bank.
First National Bank caved after a few days.
Students and supporters targeted a bank doing business with the NRA with a blockchain phone protest. They started calling and spreading the word on social media. The growing multitude of calls to the bank quickly began to block the lines and disrupt business. First National Bank surrendered without a fight and cancel the NRA visa cards.
The Phone Protest was perfectly peaceful and utterly devasting. There was no property damage. There were no riot police in the streets, no clouds of tear gas, and no arrests. The level of calls coming into the bank was estimated at less than 4 thousand a day. Apparently, First National Bank took one look and realized that the 4 thousand calls could become 400 thousand calls, which could become 4 million calls a day. If the denial of service attack continued, it would grow exponentially and utterly destroy their business. The Student Phone Protest had the bank by the throat choking the life out of their business.
The Phone Protest is a blockchain. Protesters on their smartphones are decentralized and cannot be turned off or shut down or arrested. There is no “organization”, no “headquarters” to shut down. Once it starts, there are no leaders, just instigators spreading the word.
The Riot Police cannot break up a growing multitude of callers. The police cannot answer the phones for the bank. They cannot cordon off the phones. There’s no way for the bank to stop incoming calls, much less prevent customers from wanting their money out of the bank when the panic sets in.
As the Phone Protest goes viral, it expands exponentially. The more protesters call and spread the word on social media, the more protesters will join in calling and spreading the word on social media… around the globe.
It’s merely a matter of time until the number of calls reaches astronomical proportions and the news triggers a run on the bank. People with their money in the bank will panic and start a run on the bank. Stock holders will start selling out, and the sell-off will crash the bank’s stock, which will create panic selling on Wall Street.
First National had no way to stop people from calling. They couldn’t answer the phones any faster. First National was trapped, with their lines of communication clogging up, and the protest going viral on the Internet and in the Media. The jaws of the protest had them by the throat.
First National Bank of Omaha suffered a resounding defeat; and the students won a stunning victory. This gives activists a newfound power that has been underestimated by the students… perhaps because it was too easy?
March for Life on March 24.