On the day of another school massacre in America, Canvas Blue, an integrated communications shop owned by Interpublic, released a survey of 400 college students that found "feeling safe/security provided" is their No. 1 work priority.
The timing of the Canvas Blue's poll, which was conducted by Propeller Insights, is impeccable.
A 17-year student today allegedly murdered eight of his classmates at Santa Fe High School, in a speck of a town located 35 miles from Houston.
The shooting triggered the usual tired old national outburst of "thoughts and prayers" for the people of Santa Fe and Texas.
Right on cue, President Trump promised to keep guns away from those who should not have them.
“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and do everything we can to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others,” he said. Empty words from the commander-in-chief.
The president uttered similar words following the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, where 17 people were murdered.
Trump then vowed tougher background checks and raising the minimum age for buying an assault weapon. Nothing happened.
It looks like Trump settled on the ridiculous proposal of arming teachers, which would turn every school in the US into a potential shooting gallery.
Canvas Blue attributed the Gen Z (people born between 1996 and 2010) emphasis on safety "to the frequent public shootings and other public safety threats this generation has grown up watching or experiencing firsthand."
The larger question: Does America have no shame? The failure to enact tough gun control laws is damaging the mental state of our kids. It's plain and simple a national disgrace.
We are all complicit in the Congressional failure to confront the gun lobby and enact tough gun laws.
What excuse do we give to the students at Santa Fe High School? How can we look any one of them in the eye?