Are we not all the hero we have been waiting for our entire lives?
Do we not know what what we want our hero to stand for?
Do we not know who we want our hero to battle?
What if it's not one hero?
What if it's many?
What if it's you, me, and an army of others?
What if all we had to do, is stand up together?In Dante's Inferno we find Dante Alihieri's words:
"And I — my head oppressed by horror — said:
While we live lives of silence and apathy then even Hell will not welcome us.
Every Opt Out Parent,
Every student who Opts Out,
Every student who walks out,
Every rank and file union member who seeks social justice as well as a fair wage.
Ring every bell,
Tell it on every street corner,
Shout it from every mountaintop,
You are the one we have all been waiting for!
I did not find a single hero, but I have discovered an army of shepherds.
All armed with sling shots and with stones of David ready to defend our children, our teachers, and our public schools.
But I have found:
Our hope for change living, walking and breathing in this world in you.
In you my brothers and sisters I find shepherds willing to resist the madness that reduces our children to data and profits.
If you like to know what this walking man is listening to on his walk to DC today....it's Barry Lane Hallalujah from the 2011 Save Our Schools March in DC..