there was a time when high school kids were rebels. and this is as it should be. each generation must carve out its own identify and become distinct from those before it. seeking and striving to do so is natural. it’s healthy.
they choose their music BECAUSE you do not understand it. if their dads wanted the same haircuts they have or the moms were on the same social media platforms they use, they would change them.
that too, is healthy.
this is what has made watching them get brainwashed and browbeaten and pushed around to the point where skate punks in parking lots were wearing masks to curb grind despite nary an adult in sight.
man, i did not see that one coming.
this pandemic of panic and guilt really did a number on them.
but they are starting to wake up, and they, like so many others, have had enough.
it’s obvious this nonsense doesn’t work. it was proven ages ago.
and ginning up a new nonsense study that used a literal opt in survey devoid of controlled clinical data and thereby injected so much bias just in the self-selection to respond as to render it gibberish is not going to convince anyone.
it’s just more desperation.
and one can only stomach so much hypocrisy and so many lies.
even when freed by law, the schools are not letting go. they are drunk on authority and terrified of admitting how wrong they got this.
so now it’s up to you kids.
and this is the way.
get organized and take your lives back.
make it clear you’ve had enough.
the most important civics lesson you will learn this year are:
no one is coming to save you (nor should you want or trust them to)
those in power are often stupid, venal, and oppressive
compliance to tyranny only begets more tyranny
you will get to keep only those rights that you are willing to fight for
these are lessons for a lifetime.
they have taken enough of your youth from you.
go do it properly.
go be alright.
Interesting that the high school kids are doing this before the college kids, but the latter group might be too brainwashed at this point. Will be a fascinating generational shift within the zoomers.
This has been horrifying for me to watch, too.
I have a 17 year old daughter with profound autism & intellectual disability. What do they supposed all these COVID restrictions have done to her education? Her primary challenge is communication. Do they suppose the masks are helping? Now she can't see anyone's mouth or full facial expression to learn to interpret emotions or have other cues for speech.
I have a 20 year old son and I'm really, really worried about him. Thankfully, this COVID nonsense didn't start until after his senior year of high school. He (and we) would have missed so many concerts & performances. He'd have missed trips, a real graduation, prom... I am so utterly and completely pissed for the poor kids abused out of their senior year memories by terrified old people.
But the COVID restrictions have forced him to get two Janssen shots. His body, his choice. And the school he wanted required vaccination. I plan to learn how to make incendiary devices if anything happens to him as a result.
And he is missing out on SO MUCH! There are still all these dumb masking and gathering restrictions at his college. Kids should be doing all sorts of inappropriate, dumb and dangerous shit (that I don't want to hear about until he's 50) while they're in college. It's part of what parents pay for. It's affecting in-person learning, office hours, internships, study groups... Disability accommodations. (He has ADD - like me! - and dysgraphia & dyspraxia. But he's also gifted, so it's complicated. Aren't we all?) Kids and parents aren't getting what we're still paying full-price for.
I am just done with all of this. And I am scared to death that they're going to start injecting the babies. WTF!?! Stop! None of this is stopping anything. Why are more people not waking up to this?
I'm in CA. Just told that we are dropping the make mandate soon. But NOT FOR SCHOOLS.
So granny can shop Costco unmasked but kids who are unlikely to suffer any serious effects of COVID still have to face diaper.
Gato Basado! Based Zoomers are going set records for the epic backlash that is coming after what has been perpetrated on these kids. The Leftist teachers' unions thought they were moulding a whole generation of Che Trotskyites, but all they were doing in reality was holding a giant ball under water, against human nature, against every teen wave that had come before it. One day, perhaps soon, things will get too far out of balance and the ball cannot be held down any more. It is going to be like Trident II missile launches all over the place. It is going to be biblical. Glorious.
Also the high school students have watched the compliant university students take the shots for a promise of “normalcy.” That didn’t happen. They know the lie. If enough defer college or attend colleges that don’t demand the shots, it will bring the mandating colleges to their knees. I pray these young students are successful.
Encouraging all kids to never vote for overweight geriatrics of any party. Ever. Your interests are clearly not aligned
"those in power are often stupid, venal, and oppressive"
Do you know anyone from high school who went to work for the government? I do. They're not the people you want telling you what to do.
I worry so much that this madness will completely and irrevocably break the young generation. I hope instead it galvanizes them to fight for freedom.
Have you guys seen what the Washougal High School students are doing?
Weird how the radical liberals are now the establishment and conservatives are revolutionaries. They fought "the man" in the sixties only to morph into what they fought. I'm gen X and we questioned everything
I've passed this along to my son, who's still in a district enforcing this nonsense. In fact, they just re-upped their stance, despite protests from many, because they found a way to get additional money by continuing the charade. It's corruption at the cost to our kids.
So...I'm about to go nuclear on this district. I've started working on a real, organized resistance to end this madness, because as Gato said, at times, NO ONE ELSE WILL, AND WE HAVE TO SAY NO. HELL NO. F*CK NO. We're calling it. It's done.
MSNBC's top idiot and spreader of panic porn, Joy Reid, is upset that parents & doctors are beginning to speak out against masking kids: https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/1491074437650788356
Yes ! It used to be farmers and students that led protests. Now it are truckers. The students, thankfully are waking up too, way too late.
When there was still an outdoor mask mandate in place, I was walking maskless in a parking and crossed paths with a teeniebopper wearing a t-shirt that said, "Rebel."
She was wearing a mask.
Valley Girl is an under appreciated movie.
Hahaha, that flyer of Newsom is from my hometown!! I'm glad they are waking up!!
By the way, gato, I had no idea you lived in Los Gatos, California, but, surely, this must be you apartment building: https://postimg.cc/Dmgs8WyC
This put a smile on my face
"hey son remember that scene in Finding Nemo where all the fish got caught in the net?"
"swim down son, swim down, tell ur frens"
First off, love to see Jodie Foster's Army... we are clearly of the same generation. I have a soon to be 14 year old in the 8th grade. In CT where we live the gov just said he was lifting the mandate on Feb 28 and making it a local decision. But it turns out it is more complicated than that - here is from a local news source:
As of Monday night there were 369 people signed up to testify at today’s public hearing on Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive orders.
The orders are set to expire on Feb. 15 and lawmakers are debating whether to extend them. The most controversial of which is a school mask mandate.
On Monday Lamont recommended removing the school mask mandate starting on Feb. 28.
“I think very strongly that local control is key, especially when it comes to schools,” Lamont said Monday.
Asked why he didn’t want the decision left up to parents, Lamont said “I can tell you that there are a fair number of schools where teachers may not feel as comfortable coming in unless they keep that mask mandate a little bit longer.”
Kate Dias, president of the Connecticut Education Association, who is the first person expected to testify Tuesday, said they want to make sure these decisions are being made using science.
“It feels an awful lot like we’re making this decision in this moment due to social pressures,” Dias said.
She said they want to make sure the schools stay open and a significant portion of elementary aged children are still unvaccinated.
“Teachers and students in spaces that aren’t well ventilated,” Dias said, explaining her concerns.
She said most teachers think it’s a little “premature” to lift the mask mandate.
At the same time, Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, who makes the recommendation on masks, said there is “no” data on “in-school transmission.”
It’s unclear what boards of education will use as metrics to make the decision at the local level if the state legislature decides not to weigh in and allow Juthani to continue to make the recommendation.
“The governor has actually never instituted a mask mandate in schools and the legislature is not voting on Thursday on a local option or a non-local option,” House Speaker Matt Ritter said Monday.
Ritter said the public has a misunderstanding of the current mask mandate.
“The executive order since September is that the state Department of Education Commissioner in consultation with the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health has the ability to require masks in schools,” Ritter said.
Ritter says if the legislature extended the mask mandate executive order then they would extend the power of the Commissioner of Public Health to make that decision.
“They’re not collecting any data on the transmission of COVID in schools. They never had and they won’t,” House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora said.
Candelora says it’s time to end the mask mandate in schools.
Keep in mind the republicans have very little power in the CT legislature. Now my wife and I are wondering what we will do if they don't get rid of the mandate. I am thinking that if my son is up for it (he hates masks and knows this has all been about nothing) he should just not comply and take what punishments are given and keep going back every day. But that is a lot to put on one kid and he isn't likely to get a lot of student support because most are triple vexed and ignorant. He would be very much on his own. But he is at the age, so you never know. I'll keep you posted.
Yes there are some fed up kids standing up against masks...after over two years. That's all well and good but we don't know what the Evil Empire will throw at us next. This war between good and evil will have many more chapters.
Pic #1, look, you found Epstein from Welcome Back Kotter! (am i too old for this group?)
I vividly remember my senior class questioning our need to do homework or anything after most of us saw the first Matrix movie. I mean, maybe none of this is real so, why are we doing this again? LOL! We also changed our uniforms in small ways that annoyed the teachers but not enough to result in suspensions. I can only imagine how we'd be acting now with mask mandates.
yes i hadnt even thought much about the kids behaving, would never have happened when i was a lad!
in myyyy day...
Finally, they are sticking up for themselves!
On a related note:
It is only up to the students to say no and suffer the consequences.
Problem is students don't want to suffer consequences.
Case in point. Last spring I was jogging in the park far away from any school and saw a group of high school boys jogging with masks on. I caught up to them and asked them how they could run in those things. They said they were required to by the school. I said "what is there a drone in the sky tracking your every move? You are in the middle of nowhere."
Nobody responded. Nobody even acknowledged what I said. In fact there was fear in their eyes like they shouldn't be talking to a free-faced leper. I just said "good luck" and jogged away.
At that point I knew all hope was lost for future generations.
not so fast about muzzlemania disappearing from schools. As AJ Depriest revealed on the Highwire https://thehighwire.com/videos/covid-19-following-the-money/ (start at the 11:00 mark) the Feds are throwing mad loot at school districts, contingent on muzzle regulations in perpetuity, plus turning schools into lethal injection sites. Remember, the WEF and Gates Foundation really don't give a damn about us. It's the kids they're after. Many of us are realistically past our reproductive years. Theirs are in front of them...unless they take the sterility shots.
I don't think that it's realistic to get school boards to return the money so we can get back to normal. It's time we admitted that compulsory public education was a colossal mistake and get our kids the hell out. Imagine how much smarter you would be today if you didn't have to unlearn everything you were taught in public school.
HELL YEAH! I'm sharing with my kids who are in pretty good California schools (good, except for the mandatory mask part) Keep on pushing back, and thanks for encouraging us to fight for our rights!
As an older cat let me offer some advice to the kittens. I have learned that it is a lot easier to get away with stuff once you have established yourself. What I mean is this: if you are working, first of all work is not school. You must get a reputation for showing up on time every day, doing quality work, staying off of your phone and not talking back to the supervisors. Once you have established that, then, and ONLY then, you can participate in little acts of rebellion. Because you do not want to be the one management wants to make an example of. And they will, if there is anything that they can hold against you. But if they do not have anything to hold against you and you have proven your worth as an employee, they will be reluctant to do anything. Not saying that they won't, there is risk in anything. But this cat has been around awhile and is a survivor.
OT, sorry, not a big Nick Cage fan, but his movie "Pig" is worth seeing if only for the non-Hollywood ending, similar in that regard to "Nightmare Alley." Neither great movies, but worth seeing, and both endings unexpected by Hollywood standards.
Somehow, this article brought tears to my eyes...
And with a little luck, the spirit of rebellion will be good for recruitment to the cause of youth rights in general.
Amen to that!
Man, I remember in HS walking out to protest the Vietnam war. We were 15. We walked down Hertel avenue in Buffalo and blocked traffic for miles. Kids!!
The students have been way too passive.
My kids were in college at the start of the pandemic, living off campus, thank God. I remember my daughter calling me in March or April of 2020 and asking was it actually dangerous for her to go hang out with her friends, as they were being told. I said hell no, get over there and have a blast! That was their introduction to civil disobedience. They and their whole friend group remain unvaxxed and happy to this day (oh, yeah, they all got COVID at some point, and they all survived!)
Our high school principal never penalized any students for walking out of class for a cause. His only stipulations were that we couldn’t do it before 2:30 and only the seniors. We always followed his rules. We would rally for a few minutes and then, if we had cars, leave early. This gave the teachers easier access out of the parking lot after school. A win-win situation! He was a smart and persuasive man.
Maybe there is hope man cub!
"If the kids
they will never
As true as when I heard it the first time.
And so the pendulum swings! While the indoctorated 60's destroyed the campus starting in the 90's as the new generation arrives, they may not be so ruined by Marx notions. Noting like a dose of reality to help see clearly the overreach.
Problem is our schools are getting MILLIONS of dollars for the masking. I do hope the kids start rebelling. Good for the soul, especially when young.
Kids these days are marshmallows - it's almost unbelievable what wimps they have become.
This is beautiful. Where are the kids everyday? On sites like Tik Tok. And they're seeing this. And they are no doubt organizing now at their own high schools. And so, this is going to spread like wildfire. I LOVE it!!!
Great article. Fired up!
I love your posts like this that I immediately share with my teenage daughters who are in HS
Those high schoolers are inspiring! Did not know!
Don't forget the follow-up to the Oakdale walkout:
Earlier this week, hundreds of California students walked out of class in protest of mask mandates. The government’s response? The next day, they locked maskless kids in the gym without heat. (Photos in thread)
The Kids are Not Alright