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Re: T.B.A. CANCELLED! only VIRTUAL now! This is BS!
The fact that you willingly watched Plandemic, the most blatantly biased piece of agitprop produced since the Sandy Hook False Flag nonsense by Alex Jones, and then support any of its points, causes me to not want to listen to a thing you say.
Seriously. It's like saying "Well, I found this great information on Stormfront" or citing the Sun or World Net Daily as a reputable news source.
I'm ashamed of so many of these responses.
My first feeling when hear this news was great sadness for many of the same reasons the OP posted. And it wasn't just the ramp up for the year - it was a hope for something that felt normal to me. I was angry and sad, but I recognized it for what it was, and I was able to find a spot of optimism in the thought that with a virtual convention, maybe I can finally hear both when I find two at the same time.
The OP is *clearly* presenting a stage of grief here and so many people in this post jumped all over him! Shame on all of you! How are you going to react to these same sorts of feeling coming at you from students for things they have to grieve in the upcoming year?
Then I read that about "ISD sponsored vacation"
Wow. No ISD I ever worked for covered TBA - it was always on me and it was always worth it.
Two things I hope people actually pay attention to.
(1) I am highly recommending to all of you to read Malcolm Gladwell's "Talking to Strangers." He explains much better than I will here the fact that always think we know what's going in someone else's head and we almost always wrong about it!
(2) I did watch the Plandemic video and only one statement hit me hard as 100% true - the media is driving us to hate each other. We are being primed to "stay home, stay safe" and "we're all in this together" So we come to believe that those not home aren't being safe and aren't together with us. We just demonstrated it here.
Be nice to each other, people!!!
Whether or not we are in this together, we still have to share space, and we have an obligation to do it NICELY as a model to students and parents.