The mass-murderer at Parkland, Florida, was trained by Junior ROTC at that school

The Establishment keeps telling us that militarism and military training will make us safe.
The gun lobby and some politicians keep telling us that more guns in schools will make us safe.

Those are lies!

Here is the truth:

The February 2018 a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, was a former student who had been enrolled in the school’s Junior ROTC (JROTC) program, including its marksmanship program.

The military-school partnership trained him to shoot and to be an expert marksman.

The JROTC’s curriculum teaches that military violence solves problems.

The mass-murderer was wearing his JROTC shirt when he committed his crime.


Here is how to REALLY make us safe:

We must change our culture to STOP militarism.

We must ELIMINATE the JROTC program from our schools.







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093