“actually, wearing a mask can help your child learn!”
um, learn what exactly?
not to trust adults? that their teachers are fools and cravens and have no concern for science or child welfare? that their parents could not be counted upon to stand up for them? to despise and mistrust government?
because, while all this may be true, surely there is a better way to teach this lesson. this is like using a branding iron to teach kids not to touch the stove.
kidding aside, this is clearly not what they are referring to. this is weapons grade gaslighting and tactical mendacity to justify the unjustifiable.
this is fodder for nasty predators so they can keep being evil and stop feeling bad about it. and it’s grotesque. it’s past grotesque. it’s monstrous.
it’s happy clappy oppression pretending to be good for you.
this makes cigarette companies claiming “good for your lungs, good for your nerves” look honest.
seriously, is literally anyone falling for this?
because this pretty much looks like they have stopped even trying to make sense and are now just making stuff up so they can tell themselves they are not evil, anti-kid child abusers.
the bald facedness of this lie is breathtaking. they created it from whole cloth to patch over the glaring holes in their ethics.
no kitten would put up with this and no child should have to either.
there is a special circle of hell reserved for those who provide faux-moralizing pretexts to harm children.
this is so far beneath contempt that you cannot even SEE contempt from here.
in any sort of decent age, penning this sort of missive (or publishing it) would see you sewn into a sack of rats and thrown in the river.
these people are not on your side.
stop tolerating the intolerable.
When I was a kid growing up in rural North Carolina, we had a saying, "If you let them ride, they will want to drive." That is where we are. Masking kids is not the problem. Accepting that masking had *any* value for *anyone* is the problem. That was the beginning of the end. Masking children is the natural and frankly, unavoidable, outcome of accepting the premise that masks had any value at all, ever.
"there is a special circle of hell reserved for those who provide faux-moralizing pretexts to harm children."
Or goddamned puppies.
You might actually be the bad guy in the story if...
two kinds of people in this world: those who see masking little children as okay, and those who see it as abuse.
(A theory) Faces serve individualism. This is an atheist collectivist uprising. Masks hold a deep philosophical appeal to the collectivist, demonstrating subordination of the self for the good of the whole. Although symbolic for the adult, it might be an effective tool to ward off the individualists urges of the very young. If they're collectivists, they'll discover the virtue of masking. If they're individualists, they deserve to be uncomfortable.
Get your children out of .gov schools. Homeschool. Read John Taylor Gatto
Everytime a kid gets vaxxed, an angel goes ‘what the fuck?’
The mask insanity is a distraction from their plans for the jabs.
When they have no shame in torturing children there is no turning back, no mistaking any of it for differences in views of scientific understanding. It is pure evil. At similar points all the most monstrous, soulless evil-doers in history stopped even trying to rationalize their evil. They simply put the pedal to the metal for all out destruction.
This article is galling! All this talk about how masks help kids with ‘self- control and self- regulation’. These are the people telling kids it’s okay for them to change their gender based on how they feel. Considering the seriousness of the topic and the gravity of the consequences, the worst thing about this essay is the tone. It’s so formulaic and dopey, like the writer is delighted by their own insights. It sounds like my fifth grader writing their opinion piece about why they should have more recess.
Pains me every time I take my 3 yo to soccer and see masked kids running around because of the PARENT. The fear is real in the PNW and just like a toddler it cannot be reasoned with.
Unfortunately, there are many people buying the “masks are actually good for kids” argument. The comments on the Times article claim that parents who don’t want masks are the irrational ones without any support for their argument. We in an upside down world.
I notice that all the immigrant moms here in DE where I live are all masked up, and so are all their kids when they go out. Including my ESL students. Even the ones who recovered from COVID and then got vaccinated. They all want to fit in, to be inoffensive, and they TOTALLY understand that the masks are about compliance and virtue signalling, not health.
Also in IL an state senator is filing an ethics complaint against Pritzker for threatening to pull a doc’s license for talking about optional masks at a school board meeting. https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/regulatory-agency-drops-investigation-into-school-board-members-position-on-masks-in-schools/article_6036d7b0-01f1-11ec-85cd-93a14767f48c.html
Meanwhile in Illinois schools that defied the mask mandate are on probation: https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-puts-51-school-districts-on-probation-for-not-following-mask-mandate/article_0cd4d288-0440-11ec-9400-175daf6c6ae9.html
Article and partial quote from the Daily Mail dot Com:
"Rogue truckies vow to block every major highway into every state during radical anti-lockdown strike - as they urge Aussies to 'stock up on groceries'"
Believing that a cloth mask will stop Covid is like thinking your undies will stop a fart.
the story left many things out......actually leaving your child with a pedophile can help them learn, in some marxist bizzaro world...