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COLORADO SPRINGS — The latest horror story involving COVID-19 control freaks erupted right here in my backyard on Friday. It’s breathtaking. Literally. No responsible parent can in good conscience sit by silently while pandemic tyrants choke off our children’s freedom and oxygen supply.

Stephanie M. is a work-at-home mother of three young daughters. On Friday, she received a text from her sixth grade daughter, Rylee. It was a selfie photo of the girl taken at Chinook Trail Middle School in Colorado Springs. The school is in District 20, which imposed a blanket indoor mask mandate a month ago for all preschool through 12th grade students. Rylee’s face was covered not only by a black mask but also by three thick strips of blue painter’s tape sealing the top of the mask over the bridge of her nose.

Rylee told her that “all teachers” in her learning pod had been toting around rolls of the painter’s tape and began issuing “warnings” to students whose face coverings were deemed noncompliant. The message was clear: Shape up, tape up, or face disciplinary consequences. Sensing danger to her child, Stephanie rushed to the school to demand answers from school officials. In a taped conversation, dean Jennifer Richardson told the mom and daughter that the policy “is not an endorsed thing” and that students had “a choice” on whether to wear the tape or not.

Richardson downplayed the blatantly coercive intimidation by authority figures by asserting that “nobody told Rylee she had to put tape on her mask.” But the sixth grader said she felt she had to when she was handed the tape. Stephanie, who told me she is not a confrontational person but was pushed to the edge by Richardson’s rationalizations, immediately took her daughter out of the school.

“It’s wrong, and I will be telling every single news channel. And I’m taking her out,” Stephanie told the dean without a moment’s hesitation. “That is child abuse.” An unidentified male on the audio told her he agreed and apologized as Stephanie rebuked them on the way out:

“You are supposed to take care of the children.”

Stephanie told me Monday that “it was a horrible decision to implement” the mask mandate in the first place without parental input. Compounding it with an oxygen-depleting and punitive tape policy adds even greater injury to accountability insult. Another mom of a Chinook Trail middle schooler, Tori Skeldum, told local news station Fox 21 that her sixth grader had also been subjected to the tape tyranny and that her child described the teachers “wearing the masking tape around their wrists like bracelets.”

If that scenario reminds you of prison guards twirling around their keys or batons, you’re not alone. Middle school is the new American Gitmo.

ORDER IT NOW

Are your children safe from the mask abusers? Informed Americans will remember that a similar incident took place in a Clark County, Nevada, elementary school last month, when a 9-year-old boy was humiliated in front of the classroom by a substitute teacher who strapped tape across his face when he forgot to pull his mask up after a water break. Whether by direct physical force or indirect inference, the outcome is the same: child abuse.

Be forewarned, parents, that if you blow the whistle, law enforcement may very well look the other way. Stephanie contacted the local police department, which she says blew her off. For what it’s worth, the El Paso County Public Health Department told me on Tuesday: “EPCPH has not been consulted about allegedly taping masks to children. EPCPH would not recommend taping masks.”

A district public relations official sent me a statement late Monday announcing an “internal investigation” that will involve “interviewing more than 100 students and staff members to better understand this situation.” But who will be conducting the probe, and what will be done to ensure that parents and children are treated fairly and without the very same implicit threats and pressure imposed by the tape tyrants in the first place? Wisely, Stephanie has refused to participate in any interview of her daughter without a legal representative present.

Parental resistance is growing. Town of Monument Board of Trustees member Darcy Schoening, whose elected council represents hundreds of families with children in the school district, told me she had reached out to the D-20 superintendent Thomas Gregory in late September seeking an open, public discussion. To date: no response.

“Stifling the voices of thousands of constituents and students in order to give the appearance of ‘safety’ via masks is an insult to hardworking parents and innocent kids in our community,” Schoening told me. “Studies have clearly demonstrated that masks are useless against viral spread, and many D-20 parents and students don’t want to wear them. As Americans, that is their constitutional right. … We will no longer sit idly by while such tyrants hurt our children. The people have had enough, and so have our kids.”

Remember: All it takes is one.

One becomes hundreds, thousands, millions and then a majority. Comply or defy. For our children’s sake, the choice is clear: Defy, defy, defy!

 
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  1. Normal people like this woman should move out of insane liberal pest holes like Colorado Springs and move to small rural towns. Liberals are like cockroaches, they like to be around other cockroaches in larger communities. Small conservative towns that like guns are anathema to liberals. If she’s a work- at-home-mother, she can probably continue to do what she does anywhere.

  2. Forcing kids to wear masks at all is child abuse on the most egregious level. Blatant, uncaring child abuse!

    Multiple studies have shown that young adults and children are at virtually no risk for contracting or becoming ill from the coronavirus (C***d-19). What is the reason for compelling them to cover their faces with a rag which will do nothing to stop the breathing in of the virus which is many times smaller than the weave of the mask? I submit two possible reasons:

    1. The adults(?) in control of schools are on a power trip, have bought completely into the narrative, and are doing everything in their power as authority figures to ensure ‘compliance’ from their subjects. Their attitude is one of “I’m in charge. You will do as I say, like it or not.”

    2. They are terrified of contracting the virus themselves and are doing everything in their power to ensure they do not catch it, which means everyone else has to submit to their desperate attempts at self-defense. Their attitude is one of “You might make me sick, so you have to be controlled even though there is almost no possibility of that happening.”

    If either of these two scenarios is correct, then it is quite clear that school administrations and boards are NOT concerned with the health, well-being, and education of the students. Therefore, they ought to be fired post-haste and replaced with others who will put the students first. This is not likely to happen at State schools, however, so there are only two things left for parents to do.

    1. Leave your kids where they are and comply with the BS. You might not agree with it or like it, but if it means a choice between sacrificing your children or sacrificing your own comfortable, personal lifestyle, let the kids suffer. They are young. They will get over it. Besides, you were here first.

    2. Pull your kids out of those schools (indoctrination centers) and develop alternative methods of teaching them, even if you have to do it yourself. Even if it means your lifestyle has to suffer. Even if it means you have to sell the boat, the extra car, the McMansion.

    The question is, how much are your kids worth to you? Think about it this way. Someday they will be (perhaps) taking care of you and you might want to consider the kind of treatment they impose on you.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Roger

    (1) on your first choice and (2) on your second, Roger.

    The biggest silver lining to come out of this Kung Flu PanicFest, and now even more so from the vaxxing threats, is the light going on in lots of parents' brains that says "hey, maybe homeschooling isn't just for those crazy so-and-so's!"

    Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

  3. People need to start resisting and make life tough on fascist teachers.

  4. No matter what the arguments to-and-fro about the vaccine are, can we all just agree that the face diapers have been a stupid, worthless idea since Day 1? I mean, no matter who is out there virtue-signaling, being a typical compliant sheep like most Americans, or pushing the masks on people as a show of power, NOBODY, but NOBODY really believes these things are good for anything.

    If these face diapers were catching gads of Kung Flu germies, wouldn’t we be more careful with them than we are, just putting them down wherever, keeping them in our pockets for a month at a time (or is that one just me?) and not treating the used ones as BIOHAZARDOUS MATERIAL? Peak Stupidity asks “Where are my beautiful yellow steel trash cans?!”.

    .

    There are at least 50 other posts about the face mask stupidity with our Kung Flu Stupidity topic key. (Scroll down.)

    • Agree: SafeNow
  5. Oh, and at our Elementary School, the kids just pull them off for recess, and nobody bothers to “correct” them.

    Another thing: Communication has really suffered. I have had to ask people (especially black ladies with the thick cloth ones on) to take them off so I can understand. Communication is important in my job, or so I was told …

    Thanks for all you do, Michelle!

  6. One of the most important lessons schools teach is that children must follow rules. This mother plainly does not teach her daughter to follow rules. Society collapses when people pick and choose which rules to follow. This mother is a menace. So long as mask wearing is the rule the daughter must comply. This mother is also a prime example of why when children break rules, the parents should be punished.

    • Disagree: Weaver
    • LOL: follyofwar
    • Troll: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Sollipsist
    @Harry Huntington

    Hard to tell if you're a good troll or a bad hall monitor.

    Doesn't matter, really, but it is worth noting that the current crop of bad teachers were produced in an educational environment in which anything like discipline was strongly protested (most often by the parents of the students least likely to achieve in school and beyond). Perhaps counter-intuitively, the more confused people are about the line between informed and corrective discipline vs cruelty and abuse, the more likely you are to see petty cruelty and abuse of power. Any amount of power, including being a parent or a teacher. Or a politician, a 'health expert,' a middle manager, etc...

    Maybe if there had been any serious debate over the "spare the rod, spoil the child" theory, everybody would benefit. But given nothing but the rhetoric of kindness masking exploitation and alienation, we're simply raising generations of bullies who are just waiting for loopholes to allow them to abuse their positions. Many of them have no idea that there's even anything wrong with being that way. The CoVid hysteria has brought that out at every level.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    , @mulga mumblebrain
    @Harry Huntington

    A gormless, inhuman, fascist mentality. Well done Harry. Fascism's one redeeming feature was its social solidarity. Throw that away for punitive rule by unelected and FANATICAL cabals and you have something akin to settler colonialism.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington, @Weaver

    , @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    The first thing to teach kids is to think for themselves.
    If the rules are wrong, then refuse to follow them.
    I won't, and I expected my kids to make their own decisions.
    And yes I will back my thinking over many of the "Experts", I have to live (or die) with my decisions they don't.
    -
    "Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it.
    Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held.
    Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books.
    Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin.
    Believe nothing just because someone else believes it.
    Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true"
    Buddha - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

  7. @Roger
    Forcing kids to wear masks at all is child abuse on the most egregious level. Blatant, uncaring child abuse!

    Multiple studies have shown that young adults and children are at virtually no risk for contracting or becoming ill from the coronavirus (C***d-19). What is the reason for compelling them to cover their faces with a rag which will do nothing to stop the breathing in of the virus which is many times smaller than the weave of the mask? I submit two possible reasons:

    1. The adults(?) in control of schools are on a power trip, have bought completely into the narrative, and are doing everything in their power as authority figures to ensure 'compliance' from their subjects. Their attitude is one of "I'm in charge. You will do as I say, like it or not."

    2. They are terrified of contracting the virus themselves and are doing everything in their power to ensure they do not catch it, which means everyone else has to submit to their desperate attempts at self-defense. Their attitude is one of "You might make me sick, so you have to be controlled even though there is almost no possibility of that happening."

    If either of these two scenarios is correct, then it is quite clear that school administrations and boards are NOT concerned with the health, well-being, and education of the students. Therefore, they ought to be fired post-haste and replaced with others who will put the students first. This is not likely to happen at State schools, however, so there are only two things left for parents to do.

    1. Leave your kids where they are and comply with the BS. You might not agree with it or like it, but if it means a choice between sacrificing your children or sacrificing your own comfortable, personal lifestyle, let the kids suffer. They are young. They will get over it. Besides, you were here first.

    2. Pull your kids out of those schools (indoctrination centers) and develop alternative methods of teaching them, even if you have to do it yourself. Even if it means your lifestyle has to suffer. Even if it means you have to sell the boat, the extra car, the McMansion.

    The question is, how much are your kids worth to you? Think about it this way. Someday they will be (perhaps) taking care of you and you might want to consider the kind of treatment they impose on you.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    (1) on your first choice and (2) on your second, Roger.

    The biggest silver lining to come out of this Kung Flu PanicFest, and now even more so from the vaxxing threats, is the light going on in lots of parents’ brains that says “hey, maybe homeschooling isn’t just for those crazy so-and-so’s!”

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You said it!! The government controlled school system, as it now operates, (a product of far leftist ideology), should be classified as child abuse.

  8. @Harry Huntington
    One of the most important lessons schools teach is that children must follow rules. This mother plainly does not teach her daughter to follow rules. Society collapses when people pick and choose which rules to follow. This mother is a menace. So long as mask wearing is the rule the daughter must comply. This mother is also a prime example of why when children break rules, the parents should be punished.

    Replies: @Sollipsist, @mulga mumblebrain, @PJ London

    Hard to tell if you’re a good troll or a bad hall monitor.

    Doesn’t matter, really, but it is worth noting that the current crop of bad teachers were produced in an educational environment in which anything like discipline was strongly protested (most often by the parents of the students least likely to achieve in school and beyond). Perhaps counter-intuitively, the more confused people are about the line between informed and corrective discipline vs cruelty and abuse, the more likely you are to see petty cruelty and abuse of power. Any amount of power, including being a parent or a teacher. Or a politician, a ‘health expert,’ a middle manager, etc…

    Maybe if there had been any serious debate over the “spare the rod, spoil the child” theory, everybody would benefit. But given nothing but the rhetoric of kindness masking exploitation and alienation, we’re simply raising generations of bullies who are just waiting for loopholes to allow them to abuse their positions. Many of them have no idea that there’s even anything wrong with being that way. The CoVid hysteria has brought that out at every level.

    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
    @Sollipsist

    There is an overwhelming body of evidence that beating children fails. The reality is that schools evolved as they have because of the demands placed by corporate America. Corporate America is always seeking to bid down wages thus it moved to compel women to work and not stay at home with the kids. Thus, schools must find a way to house students for most of the adult work day. We do a number of things to achieve that: (1) we eliminated small neighborhood schools and consolidated buildings do that children spend hours daily on school busses; (2) we have longer school days; (3) we feed kids at school; (4) we have endless after school activities designed to lengthen the school day; (5) we demand more homework (which takes time). That is all about regulating time and social control.

    All of that said, students must always learn to obey rules. Parents who teach that you can pick and choose rules send a bad message to their kids and cause the conditions of social decay. It has nothing to do with the petty tyrants you describe. Parents used to teach follow rules. Parents stopped teaching that.

    Long story about why that is true, but it goes back to Republican attacks on teacher pay, teachers unions, and education schools. As long as Republicans tell their kids that teachers are stupid, kids will not respect teachers. As long as Republicans insist we underpay teachers, the smarter people will go into other professions.

    Replies: @anarchyst, @RoatanBill

  9. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Roger

    (1) on your first choice and (2) on your second, Roger.

    The biggest silver lining to come out of this Kung Flu PanicFest, and now even more so from the vaxxing threats, is the light going on in lots of parents' brains that says "hey, maybe homeschooling isn't just for those crazy so-and-so's!"

    Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    You said it!! The government controlled school system, as it now operates, (a product of far leftist ideology), should be classified as child abuse.

  10. No one despises kids more than the leftist, Godless teachers of America.

  11. We all know that the public schools are a form of child abuse.

  12. Hopefully not many US teachers are such child-hating, pig ignorant, psychopaths. In Europe the children are not forced to wear masks. With all its terminal problems the US is also tormenting a generation of children into psychological maladies.

  13. @Harry Huntington
    One of the most important lessons schools teach is that children must follow rules. This mother plainly does not teach her daughter to follow rules. Society collapses when people pick and choose which rules to follow. This mother is a menace. So long as mask wearing is the rule the daughter must comply. This mother is also a prime example of why when children break rules, the parents should be punished.

    Replies: @Sollipsist, @mulga mumblebrain, @PJ London

    A gormless, inhuman, fascist mentality. Well done Harry. Fascism’s one redeeming feature was its social solidarity. Throw that away for punitive rule by unelected and FANATICAL cabals and you have something akin to settler colonialism.

    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
    @mulga mumblebrain

    If you don't teach children to follow rules you end up with Detroit or Chicago.

    Replies: @Resartus

    , @Weaver
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Settler colonialism? What?

    Replies: @mulga mumblebrain

  14. I wonder if the same applies, then, to all adults who are employed at that school, as well as those who implemented such a thing to start with. Since there’s nothing wrong with it, according to some, then it should seriously be looked into. Are the adults taping their faces, as well, if they so much as remove their mask to take a sip of coffee? If not, then they need to be severely punished, and I mean severely. Don’t worry. I’m being sarcastic, of course.

  15. @Sollipsist
    @Harry Huntington

    Hard to tell if you're a good troll or a bad hall monitor.

    Doesn't matter, really, but it is worth noting that the current crop of bad teachers were produced in an educational environment in which anything like discipline was strongly protested (most often by the parents of the students least likely to achieve in school and beyond). Perhaps counter-intuitively, the more confused people are about the line between informed and corrective discipline vs cruelty and abuse, the more likely you are to see petty cruelty and abuse of power. Any amount of power, including being a parent or a teacher. Or a politician, a 'health expert,' a middle manager, etc...

    Maybe if there had been any serious debate over the "spare the rod, spoil the child" theory, everybody would benefit. But given nothing but the rhetoric of kindness masking exploitation and alienation, we're simply raising generations of bullies who are just waiting for loopholes to allow them to abuse their positions. Many of them have no idea that there's even anything wrong with being that way. The CoVid hysteria has brought that out at every level.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    There is an overwhelming body of evidence that beating children fails. The reality is that schools evolved as they have because of the demands placed by corporate America. Corporate America is always seeking to bid down wages thus it moved to compel women to work and not stay at home with the kids. Thus, schools must find a way to house students for most of the adult work day. We do a number of things to achieve that: (1) we eliminated small neighborhood schools and consolidated buildings do that children spend hours daily on school busses; (2) we have longer school days; (3) we feed kids at school; (4) we have endless after school activities designed to lengthen the school day; (5) we demand more homework (which takes time). That is all about regulating time and social control.

    All of that said, students must always learn to obey rules. Parents who teach that you can pick and choose rules send a bad message to their kids and cause the conditions of social decay. It has nothing to do with the petty tyrants you describe. Parents used to teach follow rules. Parents stopped teaching that.

    Long story about why that is true, but it goes back to Republican attacks on teacher pay, teachers unions, and education schools. As long as Republicans tell their kids that teachers are stupid, kids will not respect teachers. As long as Republicans insist we underpay teachers, the smarter people will go into other professions.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    @Harry Huntington

    You must be a government school teacher.
    When "rules" are punitive and serve no purpose, it is wise to "push back" against them. All one has to do is look at the "Milgram experiments" which were successful in getting individuals to go against normal decency towards others and devalued basic morality.
    It is the teachers' unions that are driving the "mask mandates", even getting the CDC to change its stance on the ineffectiveness, health-damaging and outright criminality of forcing children to wear masks.
    Mask-wearing is being used by marxists to "de-personalize" and "de-individualize" young people, making them more compliant and vulnerable to communist indoctrination.
    It's all by design.
    Get your children out of the government schools. Forcing children to attend government schools is child abuse.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    , @RoatanBill
    @Harry Huntington

    Public schools evolved to become the place where children get properly propagandized by the political establishment via people (teachers) that aren't good for much else.

    Those who can, do, those who can't, teach.

    Although not always true, the above is basically true of the grade school teachers of today. They follow all the rules you are so fond of to indoctrinate children with all manner of nonsense like critical race theory, trans bullshit, state worship and are more beholden to their union than their duty to teach children. The school boards are the political control arm for the gov't to make sure only the proper narrative is ever presented to the student body.

    Corporations got in on the public school scam as they got more and more control over how gov't functions by way of the legal bribery known as campaign contributions. Democrat, republican, it doesn't matter.

    Obeying rules leads naturally to enlisting in the military to kill people abroad. If these cretins knew how to think for themselves, they would know right from wrong and the US military would be hard pressed to find new murderers in costume.

    Any parent that sends a child through the current evolution of the public school system is delinquent in their duty to protect their child from harm. Those that haven't the resources to purchase a private education are a symptom of their education being subpar to produce people with such a limited skill set to be relegated to poor paying employment.

  16. @mulga mumblebrain
    @Harry Huntington

    A gormless, inhuman, fascist mentality. Well done Harry. Fascism's one redeeming feature was its social solidarity. Throw that away for punitive rule by unelected and FANATICAL cabals and you have something akin to settler colonialism.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington, @Weaver

    If you don’t teach children to follow rules you end up with Detroit or Chicago.

    • Replies: @Resartus
    @Harry Huntington


    If you don’t teach children to follow rules you end up with Detroit or Chicago.
     
    Then you have the highly educated people that go to washington and feel the rules don't pertain to them......
    The same ones who change definitions and ban words, so you can't fight them on an intelligent level....
    Since they determine what you mean, especially when it is 100% the opposite....
  17. Where have P*ssy Republicans been since #covidhoax started? Off sucking Israel’s d**k?

  18. What this article describes should stand as proof that there are valid reasons for killing the predators in the society.

    Talking is never going to end this.

    • Agree: Realist, HbutnotG
  19. @Harry Huntington
    One of the most important lessons schools teach is that children must follow rules. This mother plainly does not teach her daughter to follow rules. Society collapses when people pick and choose which rules to follow. This mother is a menace. So long as mask wearing is the rule the daughter must comply. This mother is also a prime example of why when children break rules, the parents should be punished.

    Replies: @Sollipsist, @mulga mumblebrain, @PJ London

    The first thing to teach kids is to think for themselves.
    If the rules are wrong, then refuse to follow them.
    I won’t, and I expected my kids to make their own decisions.
    And yes I will back my thinking over many of the “Experts”, I have to live (or die) with my decisions they don’t.

    “Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it.
    Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held.
    Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books.
    Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin.
    Believe nothing just because someone else believes it.
    Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true”
    Buddha – Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta

    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
    @PJ London

    Many problems with your statement. First, most people, even with training, are incapable of clear thinking. Half people are per se below the median IQ. When put put IQ on a bell curve a large portion of the population cannot think, thus they should not be allowed to. Second, you can't just break rules. because you personally find them to be wrong. If those rules are laws, school rules, condo association rules, or other such rules, you must obey them or leave the organization that has promulgated the rules. Your personal decision about wrong is immaterial to what you must do. Third, there is a reason English PhDs don't design airplanes but engineers do. Expertise often matters and your independent judgment is worthless.

    Replies: @PJ London

  20. @Harry Huntington
    @Sollipsist

    There is an overwhelming body of evidence that beating children fails. The reality is that schools evolved as they have because of the demands placed by corporate America. Corporate America is always seeking to bid down wages thus it moved to compel women to work and not stay at home with the kids. Thus, schools must find a way to house students for most of the adult work day. We do a number of things to achieve that: (1) we eliminated small neighborhood schools and consolidated buildings do that children spend hours daily on school busses; (2) we have longer school days; (3) we feed kids at school; (4) we have endless after school activities designed to lengthen the school day; (5) we demand more homework (which takes time). That is all about regulating time and social control.

    All of that said, students must always learn to obey rules. Parents who teach that you can pick and choose rules send a bad message to their kids and cause the conditions of social decay. It has nothing to do with the petty tyrants you describe. Parents used to teach follow rules. Parents stopped teaching that.

    Long story about why that is true, but it goes back to Republican attacks on teacher pay, teachers unions, and education schools. As long as Republicans tell their kids that teachers are stupid, kids will not respect teachers. As long as Republicans insist we underpay teachers, the smarter people will go into other professions.

    Replies: @anarchyst, @RoatanBill

    You must be a government school teacher.
    When “rules” are punitive and serve no purpose, it is wise to “push back” against them. All one has to do is look at the “Milgram experiments” which were successful in getting individuals to go against normal decency towards others and devalued basic morality.
    It is the teachers’ unions that are driving the “mask mandates”, even getting the CDC to change its stance on the ineffectiveness, health-damaging and outright criminality of forcing children to wear masks.
    Mask-wearing is being used by marxists to “de-personalize” and “de-individualize” young people, making them more compliant and vulnerable to communist indoctrination.
    It’s all by design.
    Get your children out of the government schools. Forcing children to attend government schools is child abuse.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
    @anarchyst

    Your comment is ignoring the social implications. You cannot pick and choose. If a school rule says female students must wear underwear, one student may not break that rule because her father says that is unhygienic. If the school rules says boys must wear athletic retainers for gym class, one boy may not avoid that by saying his genitals are too small. If the school rules say no smoking, no student may avoid that by saying "but I am addicted to nicotine."

    Mask rules are like any other. School authority is legitimate. Follow the rule.

    Replies: @Weaver, @PJ London, @HbutnotG

  21. @Harry Huntington
    @mulga mumblebrain

    If you don't teach children to follow rules you end up with Detroit or Chicago.

    Replies: @Resartus

    If you don’t teach children to follow rules you end up with Detroit or Chicago.

    Then you have the highly educated people that go to washington and feel the rules don’t pertain to them……
    The same ones who change definitions and ban words, so you can’t fight them on an intelligent level….
    Since they determine what you mean, especially when it is 100% the opposite….

  22. @Harry Huntington
    @Sollipsist

    There is an overwhelming body of evidence that beating children fails. The reality is that schools evolved as they have because of the demands placed by corporate America. Corporate America is always seeking to bid down wages thus it moved to compel women to work and not stay at home with the kids. Thus, schools must find a way to house students for most of the adult work day. We do a number of things to achieve that: (1) we eliminated small neighborhood schools and consolidated buildings do that children spend hours daily on school busses; (2) we have longer school days; (3) we feed kids at school; (4) we have endless after school activities designed to lengthen the school day; (5) we demand more homework (which takes time). That is all about regulating time and social control.

    All of that said, students must always learn to obey rules. Parents who teach that you can pick and choose rules send a bad message to their kids and cause the conditions of social decay. It has nothing to do with the petty tyrants you describe. Parents used to teach follow rules. Parents stopped teaching that.

    Long story about why that is true, but it goes back to Republican attacks on teacher pay, teachers unions, and education schools. As long as Republicans tell their kids that teachers are stupid, kids will not respect teachers. As long as Republicans insist we underpay teachers, the smarter people will go into other professions.

    Replies: @anarchyst, @RoatanBill

    Public schools evolved to become the place where children get properly propagandized by the political establishment via people (teachers) that aren’t good for much else.

    Those who can, do, those who can’t, teach.

    Although not always true, the above is basically true of the grade school teachers of today. They follow all the rules you are so fond of to indoctrinate children with all manner of nonsense like critical race theory, trans bullshit, state worship and are more beholden to their union than their duty to teach children. The school boards are the political control arm for the gov’t to make sure only the proper narrative is ever presented to the student body.

    Corporations got in on the public school scam as they got more and more control over how gov’t functions by way of the legal bribery known as campaign contributions. Democrat, republican, it doesn’t matter.

    Obeying rules leads naturally to enlisting in the military to kill people abroad. If these cretins knew how to think for themselves, they would know right from wrong and the US military would be hard pressed to find new murderers in costume.

    Any parent that sends a child through the current evolution of the public school system is delinquent in their duty to protect their child from harm. Those that haven’t the resources to purchase a private education are a symptom of their education being subpar to produce people with such a limited skill set to be relegated to poor paying employment.

  23. Next month, CO voters statewide will be asked to approve two ballot questions that will overall further entrench the state’s public (tax funded) education system:

    1) Prop 119 would jack-up pot taxes, already high (no pun intended), in order to fund at-home tutoring, and mental health and other left wing services (including ones you never heard of). Once again we see political conservatives working to get home schools addicted to tax dollars.

    2) Prop 120 will allow the government to spend \$25M per year, over the next five years, that it would otherwise have to refund to taxpayers (i.e. Taxpayers Bill of Rights). It also purports to reduce property tax rates. Of course we know that the schoolies will be back, in a year or two, with a proposition to raise property taxes. The laws are always rigged such that the stupid conservatives can be bought off with small tax cuts (which quickly go away anyhow) but the spending cuts never occur.

    Voters in Colorado Springs School District #11 are being asked to approve Q 4B, which would authorize \$350M in bonds.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  24. @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    The first thing to teach kids is to think for themselves.
    If the rules are wrong, then refuse to follow them.
    I won't, and I expected my kids to make their own decisions.
    And yes I will back my thinking over many of the "Experts", I have to live (or die) with my decisions they don't.
    -
    "Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it.
    Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held.
    Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books.
    Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin.
    Believe nothing just because someone else believes it.
    Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true"
    Buddha - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    Many problems with your statement. First, most people, even with training, are incapable of clear thinking. Half people are per se below the median IQ. When put put IQ on a bell curve a large portion of the population cannot think, thus they should not be allowed to. Second, you can’t just break rules. because you personally find them to be wrong. If those rules are laws, school rules, condo association rules, or other such rules, you must obey them or leave the organization that has promulgated the rules. Your personal decision about wrong is immaterial to what you must do. Third, there is a reason English PhDs don’t design airplanes but engineers do. Expertise often matters and your independent judgment is worthless.

    • Replies: @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    Many problems with your statement too.
    1) I am not most people and am capable of clear thinking.
    2) I can break rules, especially when I find them to be wrong. Following immoral and unethical rules merely because the 'mob' (or more likely some psychopathic leader) finds them convenient, is for sheep and fools.
    3) One cannot just leave the organisation when the organisation is society. There are in fact various options with regard to handling such rules.
    4)My personal decision is the only material thing. Others may blindly lynch niggers or jews or people with blue eyes, I have to follow the dictates of my conscience. The fact that you even should espouse otherwise, makes you less than civilised, less than human. A particle of scum floating along with the other scum in a stream, controlled by events or manipulators rather than intellect or will.
    5)People who want to design airplanes become engineers. If I wished to design planes I would learn how. If I wish to fully appreciate Milton or Shakespeare I study English Literature.
    6) As I wish to become fully human I study philosophy, religion, ethics, logic and anthropology.
    7) One can become an 'expert' in many fields by applying one mind and investing time and energy in that field.
    8) Your closing comment is perhaps the saddest comment I have ever read. That you say that the individuals judgement is worthless denies life itself. An amoeba has to judge which way to move to improve its' existence. Even a plant or tree has to judge which direction to face to improve its' chances of survival.
    You deny even that, not just a particle floating, but a mindless, helpless particle floating wherever chance or another mind, more developed than yours takes you.
    I am a man.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
    -- William Ernest Henley

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

  25. @anarchyst
    @Harry Huntington

    You must be a government school teacher.
    When "rules" are punitive and serve no purpose, it is wise to "push back" against them. All one has to do is look at the "Milgram experiments" which were successful in getting individuals to go against normal decency towards others and devalued basic morality.
    It is the teachers' unions that are driving the "mask mandates", even getting the CDC to change its stance on the ineffectiveness, health-damaging and outright criminality of forcing children to wear masks.
    Mask-wearing is being used by marxists to "de-personalize" and "de-individualize" young people, making them more compliant and vulnerable to communist indoctrination.
    It's all by design.
    Get your children out of the government schools. Forcing children to attend government schools is child abuse.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    Your comment is ignoring the social implications. You cannot pick and choose. If a school rule says female students must wear underwear, one student may not break that rule because her father says that is unhygienic. If the school rules says boys must wear athletic retainers for gym class, one boy may not avoid that by saying his genitals are too small. If the school rules say no smoking, no student may avoid that by saying “but I am addicted to nicotine.”

    Mask rules are like any other. School authority is legitimate. Follow the rule.

    • Troll: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Weaver
    @Harry Huntington

    If the military tells you to commit a war crime, it is best not to.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    , @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    It is a fact that sheep will follow the herd.
    In all cases the herd is wrong. Even when it is right, the herd is wrong.


    It's an universal law-- intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn



    “To stand up for truth is nothing. For truth, you must sit in jail.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


    “You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    “My wish for you... is that your skeptic-eclectic brain be flooded with the light of truth.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle


    “Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion"
    -- Albert Camus

    Huntington, you are the perfect example of the world of 1984!
    You are so brainwashed you do not even notice that the boot is on your face.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    , @HbutnotG
    @Harry Huntington

    Reminds me of my public high school. For totally obscure reasons, in swimming class (part of regular phys ed class) boys were forbidden to wear a bathing suit. It was 100% N-U-D-E. 50 boys. At the same time, for their swimming class, girls wore school-issued Catalina swimsuits. The boys swim team class wore Speedos. Very few questioned it. Hmm. A few of us got out of swimming either by skipping (nobody asked where we were) or brought in a doctor's note to excuse them. But the vast majority frolicked in the nude with their classmates for 45 minutes. That was where I learned that boys of Hungarian Sicilian Danish (or, occasionally, Irish) origin were the "tiny" ones. Oh, I did learn how to swim, too. My older brother (went to the same school) thought it odd that, placed face down on a bench so Mr Cooper could grab your legs to teach you how to paddle effectively with your feet was done with your legs 150 degrees apart (lol).

    I'm not really a "pervert" per se, just a bit man curious (born that way) - and, yes, this is a true story. HS ended 54 years ago for me. It had a Commercial Art (Advertising) curriculum (taught by mostly Juice, btw) and today, I regret I didn't go into that curriculum (what was I thinking? that "honest living" bowlshit?)

    But, my point...could you imagine that stuff, today?

    Sorry, Michelle - this [rude but real] post is for the guys, mostly, put here as a "top it" to Mr Huntington's post..

  26. Now that there is incontrovertible proof that Fauci repeatedly lied to Congress on his involvement in “gain of function” research, ONLY the Republicans are calling for his resignation. Not a word from the democrats or the administration. Unbelievable.

  27. @Harry Huntington
    @anarchyst

    Your comment is ignoring the social implications. You cannot pick and choose. If a school rule says female students must wear underwear, one student may not break that rule because her father says that is unhygienic. If the school rules says boys must wear athletic retainers for gym class, one boy may not avoid that by saying his genitals are too small. If the school rules say no smoking, no student may avoid that by saying "but I am addicted to nicotine."

    Mask rules are like any other. School authority is legitimate. Follow the rule.

    Replies: @Weaver, @PJ London, @HbutnotG

    If the military tells you to commit a war crime, it is best not to.

    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
    @Weaver

    War crimes are what the winners or strong say they are. No one is prosecuting US soldiers for the illegal wars the US fought in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Likewise no one is prosecuting NATO for what it did to Libya. No one prosecuted the US for dropping atomic bombs on civilians in WWII. If you are a soldier best to do exactly as ordered and hope your side does not lose, or if it loses (like the US did in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, etc.) you are on the side with a big nasty government who does not allow its soldiers to be prosecuted at the international criminal court.

    Replies: @Weaver

  28. @mulga mumblebrain
    @Harry Huntington

    A gormless, inhuman, fascist mentality. Well done Harry. Fascism's one redeeming feature was its social solidarity. Throw that away for punitive rule by unelected and FANATICAL cabals and you have something akin to settler colonialism.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington, @Weaver

    Settler colonialism? What?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    @Weaver

    With the ruling economic elites as the settlers, and the proles, the 90%, as the colonised. Get it? Do let me know if you think it needs a little refinement.

  29. @Harry Huntington
    @PJ London

    Many problems with your statement. First, most people, even with training, are incapable of clear thinking. Half people are per se below the median IQ. When put put IQ on a bell curve a large portion of the population cannot think, thus they should not be allowed to. Second, you can't just break rules. because you personally find them to be wrong. If those rules are laws, school rules, condo association rules, or other such rules, you must obey them or leave the organization that has promulgated the rules. Your personal decision about wrong is immaterial to what you must do. Third, there is a reason English PhDs don't design airplanes but engineers do. Expertise often matters and your independent judgment is worthless.

    Replies: @PJ London

    Many problems with your statement too.
    1) I am not most people and am capable of clear thinking.
    2) I can break rules, especially when I find them to be wrong. Following immoral and unethical rules merely because the ‘mob’ (or more likely some psychopathic leader) finds them convenient, is for sheep and fools.
    3) One cannot just leave the organisation when the organisation is society. There are in fact various options with regard to handling such rules.
    4)My personal decision is the only material thing. Others may blindly lynch niggers or jews or people with blue eyes, I have to follow the dictates of my conscience. The fact that you even should espouse otherwise, makes you less than civilised, less than human. A particle of scum floating along with the other scum in a stream, controlled by events or manipulators rather than intellect or will.
    5)People who want to design airplanes become engineers. If I wished to design planes I would learn how. If I wish to fully appreciate Milton or Shakespeare I study English Literature.
    6) As I wish to become fully human I study philosophy, religion, ethics, logic and anthropology.
    7) One can become an ‘expert’ in many fields by applying one mind and investing time and energy in that field.
    8) Your closing comment is perhaps the saddest comment I have ever read. That you say that the individuals judgement is worthless denies life itself. An amoeba has to judge which way to move to improve its’ existence. Even a plant or tree has to judge which direction to face to improve its’ chances of survival.
    You deny even that, not just a particle floating, but a mindless, helpless particle floating wherever chance or another mind, more developed than yours takes you.
    I am a man.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.”
    — William Ernest Henley

    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
    @PJ London

    Actually your answer proves you think you are special, but that is about it. At bottom, all societies have laws and rules and those societies exist only as long as those rules are obeyed and enforced. If individuals start believing "they know more" and selectively break rules, society collapses.

    What Ms Malkin (and you) are defending is the type of lawlessness and disrespect for government that causes governments to collapse and a bit of anarchy.

    If you can ignore a vaccine mandate or mask rules someone else can ignore property rights and help themselves to things and stuff from the shelves at Target or Walgreens. Why not? Both stores make billions and use fancy tax lawyers to avoid paying their fair share.

    Thus, your stance is socially corrosive.

    Replies: @PJ London

  30. @Harry Huntington
    @anarchyst

    Your comment is ignoring the social implications. You cannot pick and choose. If a school rule says female students must wear underwear, one student may not break that rule because her father says that is unhygienic. If the school rules says boys must wear athletic retainers for gym class, one boy may not avoid that by saying his genitals are too small. If the school rules say no smoking, no student may avoid that by saying "but I am addicted to nicotine."

    Mask rules are like any other. School authority is legitimate. Follow the rule.

    Replies: @Weaver, @PJ London, @HbutnotG

    It is a fact that sheep will follow the herd.
    In all cases the herd is wrong. Even when it is right, the herd is wrong.

    It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    “To stand up for truth is nothing. For truth, you must sit in jail.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    “You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    “My wish for you… is that your skeptic-eclectic brain be flooded with the light of truth.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle

    “Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion”
    — Albert Camus

    Huntington, you are the perfect example of the world of 1984!
    You are so brainwashed you do not even notice that the boot is on your face.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
    @PJ London

    Delightful set of comments most from a Russian criminal. Of course this issue is not new. Robert Paul Wolff, Herbert Marcuse, and Barrington Moore wrote a delightful collection of essays entitled A Critique of Pure Tolerance back in the 1960s. Marcuse and Moore both demonstrated that "tolerance" is a tool used by people like Republicans to entrench injustice, racism, and inequality. Moore's essay appeared to suggest violence was the answer. Marcuse suggested that folks like Republicans should be targeted for criticism and then silenced when they defended their oppressive views. Here Ms Malkin is a gifted writer but her arguments are supporting Republican ideas designed to undermine public health. We hope that in places like school board meetings and the like, we shut down people who hold such views.

    Replies: @PJ London

  31. @Weaver
    @Harry Huntington

    If the military tells you to commit a war crime, it is best not to.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    War crimes are what the winners or strong say they are. No one is prosecuting US soldiers for the illegal wars the US fought in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Likewise no one is prosecuting NATO for what it did to Libya. No one prosecuted the US for dropping atomic bombs on civilians in WWII. If you are a soldier best to do exactly as ordered and hope your side does not lose, or if it loses (like the US did in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, etc.) you are on the side with a big nasty government who does not allow its soldiers to be prosecuted at the international criminal court.

    • Replies: @Weaver
    @Harry Huntington

    That's a horrible way to be. Authorities will tell you not to accept certain orders if given in a hypothetical situation. Our current society is built upon that concept of not blindly obeying. I'm under the impression you don't understand how problematic masks are.

    This might result from blind obedience, cruel medical experiment: https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/578086-bipartisan-legislators-demand-answers-from-fauci

    As a personal example, I remember reading the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis in the 5th grade. It encourages the reader, in the first book, to see some teachers as idiots. The books are written for children. That concept has served me well in life.

    If a person can think for himself, it is well that he questions authority. If a person is schizo or has an unusually low IQ, he should probably not question many things, because others are simply going to know better.

    In the US, today, one aspect of our society is there's low competition, poor selection for whatever reason, for managerial positions. As a result, bad decisions come from the top. It's important that citizens be told to question authority, not impulsively disobey but to question, in a society like this. Otherwise, society collapses.

  32. @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    Many problems with your statement too.
    1) I am not most people and am capable of clear thinking.
    2) I can break rules, especially when I find them to be wrong. Following immoral and unethical rules merely because the 'mob' (or more likely some psychopathic leader) finds them convenient, is for sheep and fools.
    3) One cannot just leave the organisation when the organisation is society. There are in fact various options with regard to handling such rules.
    4)My personal decision is the only material thing. Others may blindly lynch niggers or jews or people with blue eyes, I have to follow the dictates of my conscience. The fact that you even should espouse otherwise, makes you less than civilised, less than human. A particle of scum floating along with the other scum in a stream, controlled by events or manipulators rather than intellect or will.
    5)People who want to design airplanes become engineers. If I wished to design planes I would learn how. If I wish to fully appreciate Milton or Shakespeare I study English Literature.
    6) As I wish to become fully human I study philosophy, religion, ethics, logic and anthropology.
    7) One can become an 'expert' in many fields by applying one mind and investing time and energy in that field.
    8) Your closing comment is perhaps the saddest comment I have ever read. That you say that the individuals judgement is worthless denies life itself. An amoeba has to judge which way to move to improve its' existence. Even a plant or tree has to judge which direction to face to improve its' chances of survival.
    You deny even that, not just a particle floating, but a mindless, helpless particle floating wherever chance or another mind, more developed than yours takes you.
    I am a man.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
    -- William Ernest Henley

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    Actually your answer proves you think you are special, but that is about it. At bottom, all societies have laws and rules and those societies exist only as long as those rules are obeyed and enforced. If individuals start believing “they know more” and selectively break rules, society collapses.

    What Ms Malkin (and you) are defending is the type of lawlessness and disrespect for government that causes governments to collapse and a bit of anarchy.

    If you can ignore a vaccine mandate or mask rules someone else can ignore property rights and help themselves to things and stuff from the shelves at Target or Walgreens. Why not? Both stores make billions and use fancy tax lawyers to avoid paying their fair share.

    Thus, your stance is socially corrosive.

    • Replies: @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    " If individuals start believing “they know more” and selectively break rules, society collapses."
    No, that is how society advances.
    "disrespect for government " absolutely! Respect has to be earned.
    "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
    You see, they did not respect the king or England.
    You are incredibly stupid to conflate unscientific and insane 'mandates' with Property rights.
    It demonstrates, I am afraid, the level of thinking that goes into your comments.
    I am glad that you at least realise that my position is socially corrosive. It is my intent to demonstrate how unethical, corrupt and destructive the current society is.
    The sooner it corrodes the better. Then perhaps we could return to a better society.
    Personally I would suggest Spartan. It was the envy of all surrounding states, provided the democratic leaders of a dozen other states and lasted as an example for others for 600 years.

  33. @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    It is a fact that sheep will follow the herd.
    In all cases the herd is wrong. Even when it is right, the herd is wrong.


    It's an universal law-- intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn



    “To stand up for truth is nothing. For truth, you must sit in jail.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


    “You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    “My wish for you... is that your skeptic-eclectic brain be flooded with the light of truth.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle


    “Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion"
    -- Albert Camus

    Huntington, you are the perfect example of the world of 1984!
    You are so brainwashed you do not even notice that the boot is on your face.

    Replies: @Harry Huntington

    Delightful set of comments most from a Russian criminal. Of course this issue is not new. Robert Paul Wolff, Herbert Marcuse, and Barrington Moore wrote a delightful collection of essays entitled A Critique of Pure Tolerance back in the 1960s. Marcuse and Moore both demonstrated that “tolerance” is a tool used by people like Republicans to entrench injustice, racism, and inequality. Moore’s essay appeared to suggest violence was the answer. Marcuse suggested that folks like Republicans should be targeted for criticism and then silenced when they defended their oppressive views. Here Ms Malkin is a gifted writer but her arguments are supporting Republican ideas designed to undermine public health. We hope that in places like school board meetings and the like, we shut down people who hold such views.

    • Replies: @PJ London
    @Harry Huntington

    I disagree with your views and your opinions but will defend to the death your right to voice them.
    Unfortunately you are so scared of the truth that your only option is "shut down people who hold such views."
    What a sad, sad individual you are.
    The whole point of "A Critique of Pure Tolerance" was to show how to ensure that tolerance was shut down for ever.
    Pure Orwell and 1984.

  34. @Harry Huntington
    @Weaver

    War crimes are what the winners or strong say they are. No one is prosecuting US soldiers for the illegal wars the US fought in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Likewise no one is prosecuting NATO for what it did to Libya. No one prosecuted the US for dropping atomic bombs on civilians in WWII. If you are a soldier best to do exactly as ordered and hope your side does not lose, or if it loses (like the US did in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, etc.) you are on the side with a big nasty government who does not allow its soldiers to be prosecuted at the international criminal court.

    Replies: @Weaver

    That’s a horrible way to be. Authorities will tell you not to accept certain orders if given in a hypothetical situation. Our current society is built upon that concept of not blindly obeying. I’m under the impression you don’t understand how problematic masks are.

    This might result from blind obedience, cruel medical experiment: https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/578086-bipartisan-legislators-demand-answers-from-fauci

    As a personal example, I remember reading the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis in the 5th grade. It encourages the reader, in the first book, to see some teachers as idiots. The books are written for children. That concept has served me well in life.

    If a person can think for himself, it is well that he questions authority. If a person is schizo or has an unusually low IQ, he should probably not question many things, because others are simply going to know better.

    In the US, today, one aspect of our society is there’s low competition, poor selection for whatever reason, for managerial positions. As a result, bad decisions come from the top. It’s important that citizens be told to question authority, not impulsively disobey but to question, in a society like this. Otherwise, society collapses.

  35. @Harry Huntington
    @PJ London

    Actually your answer proves you think you are special, but that is about it. At bottom, all societies have laws and rules and those societies exist only as long as those rules are obeyed and enforced. If individuals start believing "they know more" and selectively break rules, society collapses.

    What Ms Malkin (and you) are defending is the type of lawlessness and disrespect for government that causes governments to collapse and a bit of anarchy.

    If you can ignore a vaccine mandate or mask rules someone else can ignore property rights and help themselves to things and stuff from the shelves at Target or Walgreens. Why not? Both stores make billions and use fancy tax lawyers to avoid paying their fair share.

    Thus, your stance is socially corrosive.

    Replies: @PJ London

    ” If individuals start believing “they know more” and selectively break rules, society collapses.”
    No, that is how society advances.
    “disrespect for government ” absolutely! Respect has to be earned.
    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
    You see, they did not respect the king or England.
    You are incredibly stupid to conflate unscientific and insane ‘mandates’ with Property rights.
    It demonstrates, I am afraid, the level of thinking that goes into your comments.
    I am glad that you at least realise that my position is socially corrosive. It is my intent to demonstrate how unethical, corrupt and destructive the current society is.
    The sooner it corrodes the better. Then perhaps we could return to a better society.
    Personally I would suggest Spartan. It was the envy of all surrounding states, provided the democratic leaders of a dozen other states and lasted as an example for others for 600 years.

  36. @Harry Huntington
    @PJ London

    Delightful set of comments most from a Russian criminal. Of course this issue is not new. Robert Paul Wolff, Herbert Marcuse, and Barrington Moore wrote a delightful collection of essays entitled A Critique of Pure Tolerance back in the 1960s. Marcuse and Moore both demonstrated that "tolerance" is a tool used by people like Republicans to entrench injustice, racism, and inequality. Moore's essay appeared to suggest violence was the answer. Marcuse suggested that folks like Republicans should be targeted for criticism and then silenced when they defended their oppressive views. Here Ms Malkin is a gifted writer but her arguments are supporting Republican ideas designed to undermine public health. We hope that in places like school board meetings and the like, we shut down people who hold such views.

    Replies: @PJ London

    I disagree with your views and your opinions but will defend to the death your right to voice them.
    Unfortunately you are so scared of the truth that your only option is “shut down people who hold such views.”
    What a sad, sad individual you are.
    The whole point of “A Critique of Pure Tolerance” was to show how to ensure that tolerance was shut down for ever.
    Pure Orwell and 1984.

  37. Follow the money:

    The link (https://ekklesia.com/blog/mask-mandate-investigation/) opens a compilation of my research into the Federal Government’s role and money stream(s) to local School Districts which have applied for and accepted CARES II and CARES III federal grants that require compliance to CDC and the Federal Department of Education guidance.

    I spoke to the Colorado Springs D11 school board during citizen comment on this matter October 13, 2021.

    View the documentation, it contains approximately 50 direct links to Federal and State Government web pages.

    It would appear that the freedom of our schools is in the hands of Federal (un-elected) bureaucrats.

    Michelle: If you desire feel free to contact me directly.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  38. @Weaver
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Settler colonialism? What?

    Replies: @mulga mumblebrain

    With the ruling economic elites as the settlers, and the proles, the 90%, as the colonised. Get it? Do let me know if you think it needs a little refinement.

  39. Hey, Michelle. Long time, no talk. I can’t believe this is happening here, but we are talking public schools, even though it’s the Springs. Here’s the e-mail I just sent to the D-20 superintendent.

    Good afternoon.

    Having just read Michelle Malkin’s column on the truly disgusting policy of taping useless masks to students faces most recently at Chinook Trail Middle School, I would like to express my opinion on the topic as a local citizen, taxpayer, parent and grandparent.

    This is one the most incredibly stupid and threatening actions taken by a teacher I’ve heard or read about since the 1950s. Understand me here: taping a mask to a child’s face is CHILD ABUSE. It is no different from putting that student in a a choke hold. I am especially sensitive to the issue, being on oxygen, and I am not joking or overstating the case when I say this is CHILD ABUSE.

    If you, your assistants, or, most especially, your teachers (who appear to be set up as the fall guys here, unless they are the actual villains) don’t understand this, I would be more than happy to demonstrate to any of you what it feels like to be deprived of your ability to breathe freely by taping a mask to your faces.

    Hear me clearly: stop this practice immediately or the D-20 (and every other district) parents and grandparents will stop it for you.

    Larry Mangan

  40. Anon[317] • Disclaimer says:

    Isn’t it easy to imagine that school boards have been surprised at the vehemence of parents? Across the country, school boards have pretty much coasted along, with things going pretty smoothly. Members have been, often, retired teaching professionals or long-time members with time enough available to serve. Issues have been financial, mostly.
    Now, CRT and a few other social issues have erupted and school boards are Shocked! Shocked! that parents care enough to stand up and object forcefully. Having been for years almost a sinecure position, members are unequipped to argue for their preferred position, and unable to persuade parents that that position is correct. (not saying I think it is correct). And being unable to argue or persuade, the fallback position is to shut down debate and call parents “terrorists”.

  41. School board members to taxpayers: Shut up and pay your taxes!

    Parents to school board members: Shut up about masks & CRT.
    Parents to taxpayers: Shut up and pay your taxes!

  42. @Harry Huntington
    @anarchyst

    Your comment is ignoring the social implications. You cannot pick and choose. If a school rule says female students must wear underwear, one student may not break that rule because her father says that is unhygienic. If the school rules says boys must wear athletic retainers for gym class, one boy may not avoid that by saying his genitals are too small. If the school rules say no smoking, no student may avoid that by saying "but I am addicted to nicotine."

    Mask rules are like any other. School authority is legitimate. Follow the rule.

    Replies: @Weaver, @PJ London, @HbutnotG

    Reminds me of my public high school. For totally obscure reasons, in swimming class (part of regular phys ed class) boys were forbidden to wear a bathing suit. It was 100% N-U-D-E. 50 boys. At the same time, for their swimming class, girls wore school-issued Catalina swimsuits. The boys swim team class wore Speedos. Very few questioned it. Hmm. A few of us got out of swimming either by skipping (nobody asked where we were) or brought in a doctor’s note to excuse them. But the vast majority frolicked in the nude with their classmates for 45 minutes. That was where I learned that boys of Hungarian Sicilian Danish (or, occasionally, Irish) origin were the “tiny” ones. Oh, I did learn how to swim, too. My older brother (went to the same school) thought it odd that, placed face down on a bench so Mr Cooper could grab your legs to teach you how to paddle effectively with your feet was done with your legs 150 degrees apart (lol).

    I’m not really a “pervert” per se, just a bit man curious (born that way) – and, yes, this is a true story. HS ended 54 years ago for me. It had a Commercial Art (Advertising) curriculum (taught by mostly Juice, btw) and today, I regret I didn’t go into that curriculum (what was I thinking? that “honest living” bowlshit?)

    But, my point…could you imagine that stuff, today?

    Sorry, Michelle – this [rude but real] post is for the guys, mostly, put here as a “top it” to Mr Huntington’s post..

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