Valentine’s Day Tragedy, 2018

“How many deaths will it take till he knows too many people have died.”
They got out of bed…
dressed for school…
and perhaps ate a small breakfast…
They went to school…
as they’ve done every day.


March 14, 2018
(CNN) – Women’s March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies
to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence.
“Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from
the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school,” reads the group’s statement. “Parents have the right to send their kids to school
in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.”
It’s scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in every time zone and last for
17 minutes — one for each victim who lost their life in the massacre.

April 20, 2018
David Berliner, a regents’ professor emeritus at Arizona State University, and a past president of the American Educational Research Association and the division of educational psychology of the American Psychological Association {said,}
“After it posted we got so many responses, including from the American Federation
of Teachers and the National Education Association. {We} decided April 20 would be the day for teachers to close schools down, or take an hour to walk around campus, or take
a day off to go to their legislatures with model legislation.”

“How many roads must a man walk down, before they call him a man

How many seas must a white dove sail, before she sleeps in the sand

How many times must the cannonballs fly, before they are forever banned

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind
How many years can a mountain exist, before it is washed to the sea

how many years can some people exist, before they’re allowed to be free

how many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind

How many times must a man look up,
 before he can see the sky

How many years must one man have,
before he can hear people cry
How many deaths will it take till he knows
too many people have died
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind”
Bob Dylan, 1963




About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Serving as Administrator, St. Catherine of Alexandria, 8661 N. 76 Place, Milwaukee, WI. 53223. Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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