Let’s Make February 14th, forever, “The SILENT 17’s Day” – A Day of Remembrance and Reflection




Hi friends,

Please listen to my plea?  I don’t lie, cheat, or steal.  I make predictions.  Shit happens.  I say, “I told you so.”  I am sick of being right–about everything.  I know you’ve heard the Liberal Leftie, mantea, since Black, were 2/3th of a person but this “2nd Amendment, abuse, has turned me into a “single-issue, voter.”  I don’t care if “the left”, or (fat chance), any Republican, who’s getting paid, by the NRA and the gun lobby, who will finally take a stand–or a knee, or just a couple of big, balls, to fix this socialtal, ill?   

     Gun laws must be changed.  Until there is action, by our leaders, I will protest, with “No Voice”, just like the victims, who are no longer able to speak.  I ain’t talkin’!  What good is my free speech, when our laws, turn a blind eye, to the daily, terrorism, being incited, by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, with the flaccid, approval, of the American, President, by way of a complicit RepublicanParty, the NRA’s money, GOP, donors and the swampy, Trumpy, Justice System, run by “Special Master”, Jefferson Boregard Sessions. 

     Michelle Wolf, was trashed, because she had the nerve, to tell the truth!  I call “bullshit”, on the mainstream, media.  Yes, call out misogyny, whereever it injures, someone but don’t give me a sob, story, about a joke, that does, far less harm, than a physical, assault, as alleged, about the suspected offender, and pretend, you  find it tasteless?  I can’t let you profit, like Michelle Wolf, exactly, called you out, for doing?  Your constantly, profiling the “Presidency”, of Donald Trump, as if the possiblity, that he “did not win”, a free, and fair, election, was a “Democrat plot?”.  This shit is serious and there are people, who are getting rich, by “acting like”, they’re being “fair and balanced?'” 

     Don’t call Fox News, propagandists, because they use glowing, coverage, to “sell”, in my opinion, this phony, snake-oil, salesman.  CNN, don’t act like becasue you ask a few “Lefties”, what they think about “the job” Donald Trump, is doing and you get a few disgruntled, Hillary Clintin, voters, to tell you, “What went wrong, with the campaign?”  It makes you look like the hypocrites, you are.  You help deliver the GOP, message, because the GOP donors, buy your commercial, ads.  You work, for them.  What are you going to do, refuse, to do your jobs and give up the gold, the glamour and the groveling?  Or worse, yet, occassionally, agree, with a Democrats, when they show and tell you what Republicans are up to?  How anout run, go, tell that, huh?  There’s never any follow-ups, no intense questioning, of Republican, leaders?  That’s what the fuck, Michelle Wolf, was demonized for!  I hate all of you, now because you made me believe, that you actually had a spine?  All those TV, fights, between thse awful, Trump, femmebots and crude, trash-talking, sycophants!  Your viewers, your Trump-voting viewers, are paying your kid’s college, tuition.  Okay, I get that but “do not” patronize us, Mika Brisinski, with your smug, holier, than thou, bullshit, about being a wife and a mother, makes you some puritan?  Get down, off that fucking, high, horse?  I bet you probably had a pony, growing up but now I’m the one, who’s judging.  I don’t say that, because I know how privileged, you are.  That’s low-hanging, fruit but you and Joe Scarborough have no business, coming into this debate, when your hands are so dirty.  I say dirty, not because of what your relationship, is?  I don’t give a shit but, no one is perfect and make mistakes.  Black people never get the benefit, of the doubt.  That’s all I’m saying.  Women are minorites.  Why the fuck, since Donald Trump has changed, the rules, of decency, did you feel it necessary, to put your, two, cents, into Michelle Wolf’s, work?  That was her job!  She did it, to the best, of her ability.  She did it with integrity, which is more than I can say, about any of you paid, “journalists” and commercial, conglomerate, network, owners.  Those are Trump, donors.  Those are millionaires and billionaires.  I don’t buy it!  If you can’t support other women, like Michelle Wolf, then you don’t give a fuck, what Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has done and continues, to do, to this nation–not for, thie nation.  She made that choice.  I don’t believe she is giving us facts but lies, that will eventually lead us to self-destruction.  I’m fine, with that, because I said my piece.  I’m silently, protesting because “words”, are only worth, “how many clicks, cookies and cash, they can bring in.”  Thanks to him?  I’m, over all of you.  

                                                       God Bless America!

1 - Jaime Guttenberg

   Jaime Guttenberg’s family called her, “baby girl”.  Fred Guttenberg told HuffPost, February 15, 2018, “I am broken, as I write this, trying to figure out how my family gets through this.”  “Jamie Guttenberg’s brother, Jesse, was also at school during the shooting, but made it home alive.” Local 10 News.

2 - Meadow Pollack

Meadow Pollack’s Father, Andrew Pollack, “I don’t know where to go, from here.” From her friend Gii Lovito’s Facebook page: “Please say a prayer for the family of an amazing girl I got to call my best friend growing up. Her life was taken away too soon, and I have no words to describe how it feels.”

3 - Alyssa Alhadeff     Alyssa Alhadeff: Alyssa’s mother, Lori Alhadeff said, to a reporter, with Miami station, WSVN, “My daughter, Alyssa Alhadeff, was shot, many times and killed. A knife is stabbed in my heart. I wish I could of taken those bullets for you. I will always love you and your memory will live on forever. We need to get these guns.”

4 - Nicholas Dworet

     Nicholas Dworet was going to swim, for University of Indiana. Andre Bailey, coach of TS Aquatics, in Broward County, Florida, said, “I’m telling you, from the bottom of my heart, he just took his life in his hands, and he chiseled and molded his life.”  Nick Dworet was a senior who had earned a swimming scholarship to the University of Indianapolis.  A friend wrote, “We walked into Kindergarten together, so knowing that you won’t be walking across the stage at graduation with me in a few months is devastating and heartbreaking.”

5 - Gina Montalto

     Gina Montalto Gina Rose Montalto was a member of the Winter Color Guard, a synchronized dance and flag waving, group, that performed, for marching, band.  “She was the sweetest soul ever,” said a color guard instructor. “She was kind, caring, always smiling and wanting to help.”  Her mother, Jennifer Montalto: “Our beautiful daughter, Gina Rose, was taken from us, during the tragedy, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fl., on February 14, 2018.  She was a smart, loving, caring and strong girl, who brightened any, room, she entered.”

6 - Luke Hoyer     Luke Hoyer Luke Hoyer was a student. A family member wrote on Facebook that he was found on the third floor of the school.  From his uncle Toni Brownlee’s Facebook page: “This has devastated our family and we’re all in shock and disbelief. Our hearts are broken. Luke was a beautiful human being and greatly loved. …” “Our Luke was a precious child, who just went to school yesterday not knowing what was to come,” another relative said.7 - Aaron Feis     Aaron Feis was an assistant football coach and security guard at the school.  He died after jumping in front of a student and the shooter, pushing the student through a door and out of danger.8 - Martin Duque     Martin Duque, 14, was a freshman.  His brother confirmed his death on Instagram early Thursday, writing, “Words cannot describe my pain… I know you’re in a better place.”9 - Joaquin Oliver     Joaquin Oliver – Joaquin Oliver, 17, was initially reported missing after the tragic shooting. After hours of not hearing from him, his sister, Andrea Ghersi, posted on Facebook to ask for information regarding her brother’s whereabouts.   Oliver’s girlfriend, Victoria González, confirmed to the Miami Herald, that Oliver was among the victims.  Friends started posting tributes to him early Thursday. One wrote, “i love you so much, i hope you’re in a better place.”  Oliver immigrated with his family to the U.S. from Venezuela when he was three years old and became a citizen last year. 10 - Chris Hixon     Chris Hixon, 49, was the school’s athletic director. An administrator from a nearby school described him as “probably the nicest guy I have ever met” and someone who “would give you the shirt off his back.”11 - Scott Beigel     Scott Beigel, 35, was a social studies teacher at the school.  He died, heroically, protecting a group of students.  A student said Beigel unlocked the       door to his classroom and let her in. “When he opened the door, he had to relock it so that we could stay safe but he didn’t get the chance.”12 - Alex Schachter     Alex Schachter Alex Schachter’s father, Max, confirmed his death to The New York Times. The 14-year-old student liked basketball, played the trombone and won state championships with his school band.     His father described him to the Times as “a sweetheart of a kid,” and said “he just wanted to do well and make his parents happy.”Alex Schachter’s older brother also attends Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and survived the shooting.13 - Carmen Schentrup     Carmen Schentrup – Carmen Schentrup’s death was confirmed by Reuters. She was one of 10 students at her high school to be named semifinalists, in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.14 - Alaina Petty
Alaina Petty – The family of 14-year-old Alaina Petty confirmed her death in a statement obtained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and published by LDS Living.  The freshman was active in her community, participating in her school’s JROTC program and volunteering with the Mormon church’s “Helping Hands” program, according to the family’s statement.  “Alaina was part of hundreds of volunteers that rushed to the most heavily impacted areas of Florida to clean up and help rebuild the lives of those devastated by Hurricane Irma. Her selfless service brought peace and joy to those that had lost everything during the storm,” the statement read.15 - Cara Loughran     Cara Loughran was confirmed dead by the sheriff’s office during a press conference on Thursday. A family friend wrote on Facebook that the girl’s parents received the news at 2 a.m. after the shooting.  A neighbor, Danny Vogel, memorialized Loughran in a post on Thursday.  “RIP Cara, and fly with the angels. You will be greatly missed, and we will always love you and celebrate your beautiful life,” Vogel wrote.16 - Peter Wang     “Peter Wang earned admission to the prestigious military academy for his “heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018,” at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., West Point said in a statement. Witnesses and authorities said Wang, who dreamt of attending West Point, died in his JROTC uniform while holding a school door open so classmates and faculty could escape. Wang was one of 17 people gunned down during the shooting.  He was buried in his JROTC uniform.”USA TODAY, reported, on February 21, 2018.17 - Helena Ramsey     Helena Ramsey – Authorities confirmed Helena Ramsey’s death at a press conference Thursday evening.  Curtis Page Jr., who identified himself as a family member, described Ramsey on Facebook as “smart, kindhearted, and (a) thoughtful person.”  “She was deeply loved and loved others even more so. Though she was somewhat reserved, she had a relentless motivation towards her academic studies, and her soft warm demeanor brought the best out in all who knew her. She was so brilliant and witty, and I’m still wrestling with the idea that she is, actually gone. She would have started college next year,” Page wrote.

                                          It’s, “The end, of the Beginning.”

Let us be kind, to one another.  I say “Love Thy Neighbor.”  It’s easier, to embrace.  I think it’s what the “The SILENT 17”, would have wanted most, for me to tell you all?  Their lives, have touched mine, in a beautiful, and inspiring, way.  This would not have been my first, reation but this is the best, most peaceful, solution, I could come up with, and still hold my anger?  My love is “all, or nothing.”  I’m glad I chose “all.” 


Janice Brown




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