There are good reasons to feel sorry for today's kids.
For instance, many may never know that academics were once the purpose of school.
Presently — if headlines are any indication — public education exists to inculcate children with ideology the government deems desirable. They may not be able to add, subtract, or spell, but they'll likely grok demigenderism and pansexuality by age six.
But there was a time when being little meant swinging, riding bikes, and freely having fun.
Included in that past prepubescent party: punims.
Thanks to the Powers That Be, visages have been vanquished via school mask mandates. Youngsters have been robbed of social cues and the look of moving lips that play a heavy part in their social and emotional development.
Beyond that, kids have been told that the air is inappropriately unsafe. Hence, you shouldn't be exposing your breath holes.
HBO host Bill Maher, for one, is unimpressed.
During Friday's installment of Real Time, he addressed forcing face diapers on America's young.
They don't need them,” Bill pointed out. “I mean, kids are the least, least vulnerable.”
Many institutional bigwigs appear reluctant to agree.
Curiously, about an array of edicts concerning COVID, we've been told to “follow the science” — though “science” supporting the directives hasn't been supplied.
Meanwhile, per a report by Public Health England, unvaccinated children are less likely to die of COVID than are vaccinated adults.
Beyond that, see Dr. Anthony Fauci's February 5, 2020 email:
“The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material. … I do not recommend you wear a mask.”
Apropos of the oddity, Bill came upon a comedic comparison:
“To make these little children into Howie Mandels, is what you're doing.”
“No, it's true!” he continued. “You're creating a generation of Howie Mandels. Of little germ-paranoid munchkins. It's so [ridiculous].”
What will be the impact on tiny tots who've spent a chunk of their lives unable to hear clearly-spoken language, see normally-expressed emotion, and brave our biological reality with which their immune systems are primed to deal?
Bill expects it will be immense:
“I mean, [being muzzled is] the first thing they remember. And it's going to get imprinted on them. I mean, kids are gross to begin with. You gotta let them be gross. … They need, also, to get germs in their body.”
Score one more for weakness:
“It's how you get healthy — you live in the world with the, you can't live in a world by getting rid of all germs or avoiding them. It's insane.”
Bill wouldn't “follow the science,” but he dropped some on vaccines:
“Kids are vulnerable to polio. They're not that vulnerable to [COVID]. That's been true from the beginning.”
Furthermore, he pointed out that “anybody can get anything at any time.”
“That's possible,” he said, “but we always have to go by the numbers.”
The numbers, if we're lucky, are ones our current crop of kids will eventually be able to count.
The state of math isn't necessarily looking bright:
A Major News Outlet Asks if Math is Racist— RedState (@RedState) December 10, 2021
What is bright, however, is the glow of a young child's face — when he or she is allowed to thrive.
Hopefully, America will see its future radiate from coast to coast again.
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