A Year Ago We’d Have Been Called it Child Abuse

 

In the last year, we’ve seen a great number of things we’d have once considered child abuse going mainstream.

  • If I had told my pediatrician a year ago that I homeschool, and that that homeschooling consists of putting my kindergarten student in front of a screen for seven hours a day while I do other work, I would have received a CPS visit.
  • If I had told my pediatrician a year ago that I make my children aged two and over wear masks made of cloth because I am afraid of a virus that has killed almost no children in America, I would have received a CPS visit.
  • Locking a child alone for two weeks because of possible exposure to a virus that has killed almost no children or few individuals in their parents’ age range in America, I would have received a CPS visit.

Had parents done any of this during normal times, they’d have received a call from a government agency. So why are we allowing government agencies to carry on this abuse for a full year?

 

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  1. ctlaw Coolidge
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    @ctlaw

    Perhaps you can buy a surplus “cage” from DHS.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Good question. I suppose we can point to a slow brainwashing by the government, but do we really have an excuse?

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  3. Stina Member
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    @CM

    Disobedience is necessary.

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  4. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Stina (View Comment):

    Disobedience is necessary.

    Even leftys who think it’s stupid and will personally disobey, will insist that others need to do what they’re told.

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  5. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Already a three year old has died from the vaccine, a procedure encouraged even though children were 0.00%-0.19% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 10 states reported zero child deaths.

    In states reporting on child COVID fatality stats, 0.00%-0.04% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death.

    Also if a parent fed their child the ingredients in childhood vaccines, at the amounts the toxins are found in vaccines, and some neighbor reported them, CPS would be visiting that parent within days of the report. (Inserting toxins into the bloodstream is more dangerous than through the alimentary system.)

    Two and a half minute video: August 2020 Stanford And UCLA report on the low fatality rate for all Americans under the age of 60:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDDkY9z908M

     

     

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  6. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    My husband was talking to someone he knows who lives in California.  He said his seven-year-old son told him the other day that he wished he never existed.  Seven years old. Depressed.

    How many people have the fortitude necessary to do what they need to do to save an entire generation?  Apparently very few.

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  7. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    He said his seven-year-old son told him the other day that he wished he never existed. Seven years old. Depressed.

    This kind of story breaks my heart. 

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  8. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter
    @ToryWarWriter

    Its monstrous.

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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Bethany Mandel: Had parents done any of this during normal times, they’d have received a call from a government agency. So why are we allowing government agencies to carry on this abuse for a full year?

    Because they have force and are not afraid to use it.  Do you want the military parked in your city and the guns aimed at you?

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  10. TreeRat Member
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    @RichardFinlay

    A Year Ago We’d Have Been Called it Child Abuse

    I assume this was done intentionally to frustrate all involuntary compulsive grammar pedants, so I am intentionally NOT commenting, just to frustrate you back.

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  11. D.A. Venters Member
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    @DAVenters

    I take your point, and I agree we have not done well by our children over the past year, but I wouldn’t go too far with the CPS analogy.

    You should see what horrifying things CPS investigators and Juvenile Courts routinely come across.  Real physical injuries, untreated illnesses, child trafficking, garbage and animal filth throughout the house, needles and weapons within easy reach or actually used by kids, total abandonment, starvation, homelessness, and on and on.  In many, maybe most places, the things you mention would barely warrant a raised eyebrow.  Sad, but true.

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  12. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    D.A. Venters (View Comment):

    I take your point, and I agree we have not done well by our children over the past year, but I wouldn’t go too far with the CPS analogy.

    You should see what horrifying things CPS investigators and Juvenile Courts routinely come across. Real physical injuries, untreated illnesses, child trafficking, garbage and animal filth throughout the house, needles and weapons within easy reach or actually used by kids, total abandonment, starvation, homelessness, and on and on. In many, maybe most places, the things you mention would barely warrant a raised eyebrow. Sad, but true.

    Sometimes the larger horrors seem to be one of the reasons why they also target “minimal offenders.”  It’s like with police going after otherwise-law-abiding people rather than the gang-bangers etc, because the gang-bangers shoot back!  And why the feds go after “tax fraud” rather than concentrating more on serious gun-runners etc.  The people they go after for even minor tax fraud tend to stay in one place – they don’t have to be tracked down – and they also don’t shoot back.

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  13. James Lileks Contributor
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    @jameslileks

    Comments are fubar’d for the moment, so I can’t see if anyone else noted that the guidelines have been withdrawn. But not in the “totally withdrawn” sense.

    When the Sun contacted the Ministry of Health to ask about child isolation quarantine policies, they did not outright object to them like Mayor Brown did.

    “The need for an individual to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed (emphasis added) to COVID-19 is not new,” said Ministry of Health spokesperson Anna Miller, in an email response to a question from the Sun specifically concerning child isolation.

    “Recognizing it may be difficult for children to self-isolate from the rest of their household, parents and caregivers should take appropriate precautions when caring for children who either have COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, and should seek additional guidance from their local public health unit.”

    The government would not further elaborate on the ambiguous statement which, while acknowledging that isolating children “may be difficult”, seems to still support child isolation as a worthy objective.

    What matters are numbers on charts, and no secondary consequence matters, at all. 

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  14. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    @CliffordBrown

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Comments are fubar’d for the moment, so I can’t see if anyone else noted that the guidelines have been withdrawn. But not in the “totally withdrawn” sense.

    When the Sun contacted the Ministry of Health to ask about child isolation quarantine policies, they did not outright object to them like Mayor Brown did.

    “The need for an individual to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed (emphasis added) to COVID-19 is not new,” said Ministry of Health spokesperson Anna Miller, in an email response to a question from the Sun specifically concerning child isolation.

    “Recognizing it may be difficult for children to self-isolate from the rest of their household, parents and caregivers should take appropriate precautions when caring for children who either have COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, and should seek additional guidance from their local public health unit.”

    The government would not further elaborate on the ambiguous statement which, while acknowledging that isolating children “may be difficult”, seems to still support child isolation as a worthy objective.

    What matters are numbers on charts, and no secondary consequence matters, at all.

     

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  15. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Comments are fubar’d for the moment, so I can’t see if anyone else noted that the guidelines have been withdrawn. But not in the “totally withdrawn” sense.

    When the Sun contacted the Ministry of Health to ask about child isolation quarantine policies, they did not outright object to them like Mayor Brown did.

    “The need for an individual to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed (emphasis added) to COVID-19 is not new,” said Ministry of Health spokesperson Anna Miller, in an email response to a question from the Sun specifically concerning child isolation.

    “Recognizing it may be difficult for children to self-isolate from the rest of their household, parents and caregivers should take appropriate precautions when caring for children who either have COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, and should seek additional guidance from their local public health unit.”

    The government would not further elaborate on the ambiguous statement which, while acknowledging that isolating children “may be difficult”, seems to still support child isolation as a worthy objective.

    What matters are numbers on charts, and no secondary consequence matters, at all.

    Continuing a year-long episode of criminal medical malpractice.

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  16. I Walton Member
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    @IWalton

    Parents should start separate schools if they can’t find or afford available private schools.  Poor Indians found people who could teach a subject and pulled small groups of kids  together because public schools were totally dysfunctional.   Do we just sit and complain?  The goals of these public school syndicates is far broader than just dis educating out children. 

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  17. Skyler Coolidge
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    @Skyler

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Already a three year old has died from the vaccine, a procedure encouraged even though children were 0.00%-0.19% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 10 states reported zero child deaths.

    In states reporting on child COVID fatality stats, 0.00%-0.04% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death.

    Also if a parent fed their child the ingredients in childhood vaccines, at the amounts the toxins are found in vaccines, and some neighbor reported them, CPS would be visiting that parent within days of the report. (Inserting toxins into the bloodstream is more dangerous than through the alimentary system.)

    Two and a half minute video: August 2020 Stanford And UCLA report on the low fatality rate for all Americans under the age of 60:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDDkY9z908M

     

     

    Sorry. Not going to agree with anti-vaccine insanity.  Vaccines of all kinds have saved innumerable lives and will continue to do so.  

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  18. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):
    Already a three year old has died from the vaccine, a procedure encouraged even though children were 0.00%-0.19% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 10 states reported zero child deaths.

    In what country are they vaccinating three year olds?  Every state I’ve heard of has a schedule starting with the oldest people first.  The vaccines haven’t been approved for children yet, at least in the U.S.  But maybe in China or someplace else they are vaccinating small children, I don’t know.  Of course, I don’t think China is using the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

    Here is a recent article that discusses the possibility of inoculating children as young as 12 in the U.S., but not for some months yet. 

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  19. ctlaw Coolidge
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    @ctlaw

     

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    In what country are they vaccinating three year olds?

    China apparently tested down to three years of age:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vaccine-sinopharm/chinas-sinopharm-covid-19-vaccine-safe-for-children-teenagers-state-media-idUSKBN29K0SE

    AstraZeneca is looking at 6 year olds:

    https://www.biopharma-reporter.com/Article/2021/02/15/AstraZeneca-Oxford-to-trial-COVID-19-vaccine-in-children

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