We've spent years with the position that we didn't need the state to force us to behave. That we could be smart and responsible without having our hands held.
And then in the span of a year, a bunch of you idiots who are definitely reading this right now went ahead and did everything you could to prove that no, we definitely are NOT smart enough to do anything intelligent on our own, and that we apparently DO need the government to force us to not be stupid.
All you had to do was either get a shot OR put a fucking mask on and stop getting sick for freedom. But no, that was apparently too much to ask. So now the state has all the evidence they'll ever need that, without being forced to do something, we're too stupid to do it.
So thanks for setting us back, you dumb fucks.
Edit: I'm getting called an authoritarian bootlicker for advocating that people be responsible voluntarily. Awesome, guys.
Edit 2: I'm happy to admit when I said something poorly. My position is not that government is needed here. What I'm saying is that this stupidity, and yes it's stupidity, is giving easy ammunition to those who do feel that way. I want the damn state out of this as much as any of you do, I assure you. But you're making it very easy for them.
You need to be able to talk about the real-world implications of a world full of personal liberty. If you can't defend your position with anything other than "ACAB" and calling everyone a bootlicker, then it says that your position hasn't really been thought out that well. So prove otherwise, be ready to talk about this shit when it happens. Because the cost of liberty is that some people are dumb as shit, and you can't just pretend otherwise.
So my five year old daughter has a pretty thick dark unibrow, that is very noticeable. Because of covid, her preschool was online, therefore she was never bullied for having it. However this past summer her cousins came over to visit and many of them teased her for her unibrow.
They'd call her countless names, and at just five years old my daughter already thinks she is ugly. It breaks my heart because nobody (let alone a five year old) should think they are ugly. I reassure my daughter she is beautiful and not to listen to her cousins, but my daughter still believes she is ugly.
In a week she is starting kindergarten, and I really do not want the bullying to get worse there. So yesterday I took it in my hands to wax her unibrow. I didn't shape them or anything just waxed the middle off to get rid of her unibrow.
My daughter was elated looking in the mirror and calling her self so pretty. It warmed my heart to see her so confident in herself, but I made sure to remind her she was beautiful both ways.
When my husband came home my daughter was so excited to show him her eyebrows. In front of her he called her beautiful but after she left we had a huge fight.
He said it was horrible of me to be subjecting my five year old daughter to beauty standards. And that at such a young age im pushing it on her, instead of telling her she is beautiful the way she is. And no five year old should be waxing their eyebrows, and im pushing the mentality that she is only beautiful without her unibrow. And that my daughter is too young to know what she wants and she should have been able to make her decision to wax it off when she is old enough.
I truly understand all the points he has made, however my daughter told me she wanted to get rid of her unibrow. And I didn't want her to grow up with the bullying and teasing and blame me because i could have prevented it.