Fighting Back Rebellion

Uh, NO!

Kiss off!

Since when can a governor override the Bill of Rights?

Welcome to Irish Democracy!

Courage Rebellion

What to do if

those despotic mask mandates come back like a bad case of crotch rot. Or a “B” horror movie monster.

Finally, if it comes down to it, and you’re unable to stop the mandates proactively, simply do not comply. That might require a fair amount of courage. There might be very real consequences. But the alternative is to suffer under this kind of tyranny indefinitely. 

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last three years, it’s that there is no virtue in silence. We can’t just ignore these assaults on our civil liberties and expect them to go away. Speak now, or forever be muzzled.

It’s hard. I get it. And every situation is different and will require a response tailored to the demands of the situation. And don’t think that there might not be consequences. But do what you can do.

Current Events Rebellion

Alice Cooper:

The voice of morality?

Holy crap! Now THERE’s a sentence I never thought I’d write!

Well, kinda for morality…

Current Events Rebellion

Don’t screw with

middle schoolers!

They are surprised that youth can be rebellious? Really?

What color is the sky in their world?

Courage Rebellion

Look, revolt

and rebellion is a rite of passage! Trying to squelch middle school and high school students is a fool’s errand!

Uh oh: students at a Massachusetts middle school rose up in protest against a force-feeding of “pride” beliefs, leaving authorities scrambling to put down the rebellion before it could spread.

… Bonassera called on the school to crush the dissent by visiting “consequences” on the renegades, saying it should make an example of them in order to emphasize the town’s commitment to DEI. (Let that sink in.) “We also believe that without any direct and concrete action, these incidents will occur again and increase in severity,” she fretted. And that is the real fear of the rainbow enforcers.

They are losing control of the trolley!

Oh yeah, THIS will help…

After the uprising, the school swiftly met with the offending students to “educate them about how their behaviors affect others, to take responsibility for their behaviors, and to help us become a more inclusive community where all of us feel that we belong,’ Burlington School Committee Chairwoman Martha Simon told the Boston Globe.  And a reinvigorated new DEI board is expected to be visited upon the recalcitrant student body in the future. The clampdown is underway!

… So today, I send great respect to the brave young heroes at Marshall Simonds who stood up for themselves and defied authority. All others take note: this is what speaking truth to power actually looks like.

Change Rebellion

It’s important

to understand, my generation loved to rebel. We were kinda rural and into punk rock–the more offensive (but good music) the better. Hey, I drove an old pickup in high school with a full gun rack and The Stepmothers or Suicidal Tendencies or the song Kiss Me Deadly blaring out of the tape deck. We guffawed at the unbelievably offensive Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks’ History Of The World, and Monty Python. We toilet papered peoples’ houses. We “pranked” businesses by stealing the JB’s “Big Boy” or the auto shop’s “Muffler Man (both of which at times ended up in the front yard of friends). One of our dads had a video camera (rare in those days), and we made hilariously funny (but a bit irreverent) videos. We got in trouble for putting rubber fishing worms in the ketchup bottles at diners.

Years later, I was driving through my home town with my new wife. She suggested that we stop at a place and eat. I said, “I’m not sure if they would recognize me–I have a lifetime ban from that restaurant…”

And to be honest, some of that media stuff was pretty bad (as in immoral) crap. But you know, we ALL grew up to be upstanding citizens with jobs and PhDs and community leadership roles and kids and professorships and all that!

Today’s generation of youth are mainly uptight, depressed cry-bullies whining about “micro-aggressions.” We would have quickly given those Nimrods a swirly and mocked them mercilessly after sending them on their way with an atomic wedgie.