there is nothing sadder than seeing a free dog begging for the leash.
breaks your heart.
i sure am glad i’m a kitten…
Ron specifically said that they could wear them if they want to. Saying he was 'caught on hot mic" implies that Ron said something which he didn't want broadcast, which isn't true.
This week the elementary/middle school where I teach finally went “mask optional.” Everyone pretty much knew I would be happy since I’d been caught referring to “face diapers” in my middle school classes and refused to comply with a “masks for the unvaccinated” policy. But it was a sad week for me as 95% of my colleagues and 98% of the students kept the masks on. As the week went on some students got lazier with their “mask-up diligence” but for many it was clear that the fear and the compliance has been internalized — or as is suggested the mask is now a security blanket (and a powerful one for the pre-adolescent and adolescent coping with acne and insecurity). It was lonely and sad.
Blind obedience was always the point
What are these virtue-signaling snowflakes going to do when mask-wearing political cachet plummets? Tattoo themselves with blue-and-yellow flags, I suppose.
Correct. It is also my right to NOT wear one. That has been the point of contention the whole time. Wear your mask if it makes you feel better. Just know that’s all it’s doing…
Pathetic, such a broken young human.
This is why I laugh, but never chastise mask wearers, because anyone should have the right to wear what they want, within the bounds of community standards, which of course should be held through public hearings. He can wear a boot on his head and run for office, good for him. He can wear a dress, good for him. That is freedom.
I'm about to go play golf, and maybe wear a mask because my allergies are in full spring mode. I'll take medicine and not wear a mask, mostly because I've never asked or been told a mask will help stop my allergies, as we were bombarded telling us masks stop covid. That is the true controversy. That should've been open to public debate and study BEFORE mandates, but we didn't get that in any shape or form, and we all know why.
A talisman of a false religion. A charmaceutical intervention. Masks and needles are the icons of the death cult. The horror is in recognizing that adherents to this toxic faith do not care a whit that incalculable damage is the result of masking children and that even increasing body counts and terrible sickness can’t impact their beliefs.
One of the main instincts of us humans is the wish to belong to something greater than our own individuality. This is totally exacerbated in our adolescense.
This kid has grown in a easy environment, with no survival problems. So he looks for a way to channel that instinct, and found it in something as abstract as "protecting others" through gestures as masking himself. His sense of pride, his sense of belonging, the opinion others in his group will have of himself, all depend on wearing a fucking mask. Without it, he is just an individual. And he wants to be the meritory participant in something bigger than he is...To him, that´s more valuable than being intelligent or free.
Wait - Just like it was always MY right NOT to wear one the past 2 years but there was no tolerance for my rights? You do you, snowflake, & keep rebreathing CO2. Knock yourself out
We are quickly arriving at a time when most people won’t be able to comprehend the comedic plots of Three Stooges movies.
Look, it is an individuals right to distance, wear masks and/or get experimental gene therapy injected into their bodies.. I personally think its a sad state that we have suffered the worlds greatest farce, but.... The part that worries me most is the lack of choice, the tyranny, and the wholesale corruption & deception...
De Santis was not ordering him to take his mask off, he was giving permission.
It is of course the student's right, even if it is stupid and wrong, to wear a mask. The student is not being forced to go maskless, and should also not force others to wear a mask.
If people would just start to understand again that something does not become banned when it is no longer compulsory, or does not become obligatory when it becomes an option, we would be in such a better place.
Going forward, anyone wearing a mask is going to get the “sorry, I can’t understand you through the mask” treatment from me.
Look, if the kid took his mask off the moment he got yelled at to do that, he'd also be an obedient dog! Let him do whatever he wants!!
People are brainwashed and genuinely believe this is a good thing. As I start to go back into society and get out of my Gato-Berenson thought bubble, I am frightened to see what a small minority we are. In the big "out there" these dissenting opinions barely exist. It's like no one heard of them. Of course, masks are good, you can't have too many boosters, etc. etc. Are you questioning that the sun will rise in the morning? The brainwashing is appaling -- and I am talking about top scientists at elite institutions! How do you expect a kid to know better? Well, the miracle is that a few kids and their parents know better, regardless of education. I am coming to believe that this is how society ever goes forward, driven by those 10%.
Fear is a powerful emotion - many times in human history it has superseded rational thinking and just basic common sense. I see it everyday on the solo masked drivers, bikers and walkers. Fear rules their day - sad and pathetic.
I liked the Babylon Bee's take on the event- "Governor DeSantis Bullies Teens Into Doing Whatever They Want."
you humans, so intent on destroying each other... kittens WILL rule the world.
He's another authoritarian, he passed an anti protest bill a few years ago that was later deemed UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
And he signed a recent bill that gives hospitals indemnity, so they can keep murdering people with remdesevir and ventilators.
Make politicians afraid again
It’s not a Right, it’s a freedom. We have to start teaching people Freedom is not a Right, Licence is not a Right. Rights under Common Law are passive which nobody has an obligation to provide, it’s legislation that establishes positive Rights which places an obligation to provide - usually the State. And under Common Law you may not trample on the Rights of others in the exercise of your Rights: my Right to swing my fist, stops where your nose starts.
I blame the schools and the absence of flogging.
The brain damage done by lack of oxygen has been accomplished! Job well done!
2 years governments, media, and health officials pounded covid into peoples heads. Unsurprisingly, when they finally pull the nail out some folks really did buy into it all and will be lost for the near future, social apparitions who don't understand what is happening and why. I feel sorry for them - but will lock horns with them if they try to wind the clock back
Oh, and to our betters who created these monsters, your time will come
I’m fine with it. Easy to know who to avoid.
“I am a moron , and it makes me proud?” I wonder what he’s a student of? Critical race theory?
It’s the new dunce cap. I’m glad they identify themselves as such.
I will never forgive the Coronamaniacs for the harm they've caused.
But sure, wear your mask forever. Wear it to sleep, too. Because that virus is actively seeking the inside of your nose, 24/7!
Future med student, no doubt.
Today, the mask mandate in Queensland (Australia) was lifted. I went down to the Gold Coast for a bit of shopping, and was so relieved to see so many people back to normal. However, there were of course the expected handful of hypnotised ones still wearing masks. Which is ok - but here is the kicker: HALF of them were wearing their masks under their noses (or worse - one had it down around his neck).
Truly, my hopes for humanity reached a new low... the zombie apocalypse has surely arrived!
Hello, all you kind - though misguided - people defending this boy's right to wear a mask. Do I have a right to wear a balaclava when I go to the bank? Or do we recognise that masks spread fear and shouldn't be worn without need?
Tell that kid he has to wear the mask for the rest of his life, just to be on the safe side. Insist he follow through with it. That if he ever has kids (if his sperm still works, if the womens uterus still functions) those kids will also be masked their WHOLE lives. Go with it.
The kicker is in the interview DeSantis gave the next day (I think it might've been to Tucker Carlson?): he had seen these kids just prior to the event, and none of them were wearing masks. It was patently obvious that someone made them put them on for the cameras. Given that, I'd say his reaction makes even more sense than it already did.
They forgot to mention that one of the guys in the front row just after his mic stand immediately ripped the thing off once he heard that, and looked quite pleased. That's a tie.
Um... (to that "student") no one has ever said you *couldn't* wear your ridiculous mask that identifies you as a cowardly slave to a system that is doing it's best to destroy every good thing we had in the world. All most of us have been saying is masks should have *never* been mandatory. If masks were a way to stop disease of any kind, we would have been born with one (oh, that's right, we were... tonsils, adenoids, mucus, tiny hairs in our sinus passages, etc). Or, for the die hard Darwinists, we would have evolved with a big flap over our face. This mask insanity was one of the most effective mind screwings ever conceived by these devilish social engineers. And man did it work on most of the population. My disappointment with most of humanity over the last 2 years is something I don't think I'll ever recover from.
The kid is just an attention whore or being paid or otherwise encouraged by political operatives. It was clear what the governor said.
And when is the CDC going to reveal that cloth masks are totally ineffective and that N95s are marginally effective at best? Maybe that would help the fear.
These kids are parroting their #Democrat parents. The whole situation was a set up to catch DeSantis in a photo like Stacey Abrams with kids with masks on behind a mask less DeSantis. Only problem is DeSantis recognized it and stole their thunder. It was #brilliant And now they’re pissed off they got caught.
Speaking of that dog and leash thingy: Wasn't it only a few years ago that the media were talking about those vicious Ukrainian gangs infesting all of Europe with their drug and human trafficking? How abused Ukrainian girls were hooking at every truck stop from Romania to Calais? How these guys made the Mexican cartels look like traveling Bible salesmen?
And now every cable channel is featuring brave wonderfully English-speaking Ukrainian moms holding their newborns while they talk to anchors for hours?
I mean, look. I'm considerably upset about the death and destruction. The blood and bones of my ancestors are in that soil. My grandma spoke Yiddish, Ukrainian and Russian and her journey here was harrowing and my mom just managed to be born here. Thinking of that journey of a young pregnant woman who'd survived the pogroms and the Ukrainian Civil War silences me whenever I feel cranky about things.
But seriously. Something smells here like herring left out in the sun for a fortnight. Talk about the "look, a squirrel!" bait-'n-switch thingy!
How much do we want to bet that whoever set this up (put the students there behind DeSantis) wanted all this controversy. It was obviously intentional
It was tragic to see some of the students looking around as they removed their masks, as if they needed group approval. A few were wearing their mask as if they were not going to be fooled into becoming ill or more likely worried what others might think. Modern society has most certainly damaged a lot of children who now have difficulty in thinking for themselves. While the uncertainties of middle school force great conformity, by high school and college they need to become themselves.
I think that is what all these jabbaholics have. And a bad case at that
Governor desantis for president
In Japan, and I suspect in many countries, "This way of thinking stems not from simple vanity, but from anxiety. One 20-year-old woman interviewed during that survey insists that she will never give up wearing a mask because she is no longer brave enough to show her real face in public. Overhearing a group of men express disappointment at seeing her face when she removed her mask to eat at a restaurant, she became depressed. She says she would rather wear a mask than subject her real face to public scrutiny and open herself up to criticism."
If I had to critique:
His first words were "You do not have to wear those masks." Maybe he should have left it at that. But saying "please take them off... it's not doing anything...this is theater... this is ridiculous" (all true!) is what I think people are upset about. True, he said, "if you want to wear them, fine," but by then if it was clear that those who chose to keep their masks on were fools. Which they are. But it's humiliating, nonetheless.
I can see how some of the more, uh... "sensitive" students may have felt pressure to take their masks off when they really aren't comfortable, which is another issue altogether. Those who announce that they are keeping their masks on in spite of lifted mandates is, in my opinion, an indication of mental instability. We're just able to point them out more easily now. Like this nut: https://www.instagram.com/p/CasRrMnuLXB/?utm_medium=copy_link
I ABSOLUTELY despise masks and I have let people in my company know that if they would like to remove their masks around me, they are more than welcome to do so and I leave it at that. Some still keep their masks on.
As much as I want to tell strangers to take their masks off, it's really no less of an A-hole thing to do than for a stranger to tell me to put one on.
Where of where was this student’s independent and rebellious spirit for the last two years! I have never understood how these students did not put up more of a fight as we took away all their freedoms and cast the aside without a thought.
That's why all the totalitarians in history demanded to be in charge of the schools. Get the minds while they are ignorant, naive and pliable...
If you want to see the whole exchange, use the link below. Not sure how one of the moms thinks this is bullying, but, then again, she raised a simp.
Poor kids have been brainwashed. Why would anyone think these masks protect you from a virus. It is laughable and sad.
Unfortunately I know what's going on all too well.
This is called Market Capture. I would recommend any thinkers take Computer and Economic/Business processes and apply it to the psychological aspects of Covid19 including anything to do with how the Vaccine works. This effort was a result of the coldest parts of humanity, understanding it from there may help the eventual mental health situation.
Depending how deep your read, the West may just become a Zoo for the vaccinated because they will be gone from us. Totally addicted to the system and due to the DDOS of dopamine destroyed mind they can't actually even make the decision to stop the psychosis - they don't even have time to form the complex ideas required to break the spell so to say. They can quote and refer to other material, but they cannot create their own unique idea.
THE MOTHER WAS NOT WEARING A MASK!!
Apparently there is even a study that many people find others with masks more attractive. Looking at some of those people I can even understand it - hoping I don’t have to hold up the SARCASM sign.
sounds political to me