Friday, April 23, 2021

Take This Mask Off My Child!

This is a powerful statement from a mother. Of course, the totalitarian power-freaks are not going to stop with their power plays, even if the mask mandates are removed, different measures are coming for different "crises."

The attitude of rebellion as exemplified by this mother against the authoritarian state is very important, indeed heroic, but at the same time, we must think about workarounds on a personal level.

In the meantime, here is another hero:



  1. Fantastic! Praise God for this courageous woman. Where are the men in this country who should be standing up for the children? I go to the store and see little 4- and 5-year-olds masked and it makes me sick! The ones responsible for these mandates will have a special place in hell if they don't repent.

  2. This mother has abdicated her authority. Her child does not have to wear a mask. It is her decision.
    Government schools work. She is a prime example of the helplessness it creates. Obey and follow.
    Get your children out of the goverent indoctrination system now

  3. That mother indeed made a powerful plea, and was courageous to do so in one sense, but there is also something pathetic about begging someone else to make a decision for your own child's welfare. "We elected you to look after our kids' best interests" is really an awful thing to believe.

  4. She says, "I know what you're going to say, "the cdc"..."

    Except as I have argued with my local school tyranny, the CDC did not mandate masks. The CDC recommended masks, for as young as two years old. Your local health and social services departments made it a mandate. Ask your local tyrants to provide the science that shows mandating masks for children as young as age , provides a community benefit.

    Side note 1: the CDC should be abolished.

    Side note 2: Now before the judgy libertarians say muh homeschool, my daughter loves her school and friends, hates masks, and chose to continue school, which was better emotionally for her than yanking her out.

    1. Real world has so many more considerations than theory.

    2. A theory, to be correct, has to be born of the "real world," and take in all the considerations of the "real world," or else it is a mistaken idea. Understanding (theory) has to be aligned with reality (the real world) - the two are not in any kind of opposition.

      Maybe you're simply trying to point out that, when it comes to complex situations, one needs to be practical. The best, and only, way to do that is through knowledge - that is: theory.

      Yes, the real world has so many more considerations than airy ivory tower theories. Such kind of theories are abundant in the modern world in all fields - certainly in economics, as RW so often lays out here and in his EPJ.


    3. One of my favorite writers, Isabel Patterson) once wrote: "...philosophy is like trying to put the ocean in a thimble..." The mother pleading for her children is heart breaking and in some ways enabling the authorities. But only she knows the true costs and benefits of her choices (including home schooling).
      "...She can bring no more to living than the powers that make her great As the Mother of the Infant and the Mistress of the Mate." Kipling

    4. Brian, Thanks for the comment! I love the quotation, and the verse line! Hope to see you comment more frequently! JMJ