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Pushback: Children in England are refusing to wear masks or get tests

A little child shall lead them, by James Johnson
Painting by James L. Johnson.

And little child shall lead them: According to one teacher’s union official in Great Britain, children are refusing in “huge numbers” to wear masks or get twice-weekly tests for COVID, despite government mandates requiring both.

In its latest guidance issued on Jan. 2, the UK Department for Education (DfE) recommended that secondary school pupils in England should wear face coverings inside classrooms to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Before that, masks were already recommended in outdoor communal areas and corridors. Secondary school students are also advised to take a lateral flow test twice a week.

But according to the NASUWT teachers’ union, there has been strong resistance from pupils to the new policy. Damien McNulty, a national executive member of the union, told the BBC on Thursday: “Sadly, we have had reports in the last 24 hours of at least six secondary schools in the northwest of England where children, in huge numbers, are refusing to take lateral flow tests or to wear masks.”

“We’ve got one school in Lancashire where only 67 children out of 1,300 are prepared to have a lateral flow test and wear masks,” he said.

In the UK secondary school is somewhat equivalent to high school in the U.S., though the ages it covers are slightly younger, from 11 to 16.

The article at the link also notes that the data shows masks are useless in preventing viral infection and have serious detrimental effects on the social development of young children, while also hindering their ability to learn.

The educators and administrators of Great Britain’s schools apparently can’t be bothered with these facts. “Omicron is here! We must do something! Anything! Even if it will accomplish nothing! Obey us!!”

The kids however apparently have looked at the facts, and have decided to declare “We won’t comply.” I say, Hallelujah! This rebellion in the UK is exactly what we need more of, and that the next generation might be leading it is wonderful news. It means these young people are no longer naively buying into the lies being shoved down their throats by the dominate leftist culture, as they have for many decades. They have become defiant and courageous skeptics, and that is exactly what the power-hungry thugs who rule them cannot fight.

I ask, when are the adults going to stand up with their kids and do the same thing? The time for rebellion to these insane lockdown rules and mask mandates is long past.


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  • David

    I truly, fervently hope these are not outliers. I work with the same age youth in high school sports and am gratified to see the same resistance to these sub-human mandates on themselves. I keep hoping it catches on, that like many, that our children will be what leads up out of this dystopian nightmare. But the young adults, just above them on the age scale, the University students, seem to be loving every bit of being sheep, and do not – will not – rock the boat. So sad.

  • Jeff Wright

    “Teachers! Leave us kids alone!”

  • wayne

    excellent obscure cultural reference….

    Pink Floyd –
    “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2” (‘Education’)

  • wayne

    The Loudspeaker Spoke Up and said, “Christianity is Stupid”
    Negativeland (1987)
    [visuals from “Metropolis”)

  • An ember of self-determination in the land that begot America. I would hope the flame would be fanned, but I fear British society has become infantalized to the point where free people are Other.

  • Cotour


    (Copy and share with a friend)

    Australia: Omicron lockdown. Not vaccinated with the still experimental and semi effective “Vaccine”? Stay in your house you no longer exist.

    Netherlands: Omicron lockdown. Not vaccinated with the still experimental and semi effective “Vaccine”? Stay in your house you no longer exist.

    Austria: Omicron lockdown. Not vaccinated with the still experimental and semi effective “Vaccine”? Stay in your house you no longer exist.

    China: Omicron (Or whatever might be brewing in China via a virus) Xian, 13-million-person city, lockdown, people literally starving while in their physically locked by government order buildings. The Chinese people fully understand who and what they are literally owned by, just so much human cattle. I am certain that the CCP, Communist Chinese government would sacrifice the entire 13-million-person population of Xian in order for there being what is considered a successful coming winter Olympics in China. Good luck with that, I suspect that China’s investment in gain of function research is about to pay off big time. Chinese city residents ‘starving’ under Covid lockdown where people can’t leave homes – World News – Mirror Online

    The alleged Democratic and more “civilized” and “enlightened” Western based governments around the world have without doubt been incompetent at best regarding dealing with the Covid virus. The several governments around the world, including our own American government has actively and with great force exerted by their social media big tech censors and enforcers that have banned even the mildest rational discussion of proven and existing drug therapies and supplements that could have saved probably hundreds of thousands of Americans lives. Millions worldwide.

    What did we find these “civilized” and “enlightened” governments sooo invested in exclusively and only allowing and promoting? A shinny *NEW* mRNA vaccine technology that we are all witness to its inability to deliver the promised benefits and safety. The “Vaccines” have apparently dialed down the short-term effects of the virus, and that is good and fine. But should all discussion of now fully proven by the front-line medical warriors’ drugs, therapies and supplements that have literally saved millions still be banned? That is a rhetorical question, of course not. From the jump that was a perverted and deadly political risk reward manipulation.

    So, what is still ongoing in the world after all of this real-world information about what in fact works and what does not work in regard to Covid, now Omicron? Promoting forced or mandated “vaccination” only and losing one’s job if you dare to not comply and or being locked in your own home until you either comply, or you no longer have any worldly concerns regarding corporeal choice. Choose one.

    There should have from the start been a broad spectrum of established and proven drugs, therapies and supplements, along with the *NEW* “vaccines” for the general public and those who are most at risk provided en masse to the public, By Choice. But that did not happen and remains iffy and this offence to freedom and choice by the several major Western “Democratic” governments around the world is still on-going full bore, because that is their incompetent and Nazi like oppressive nature.

    And by incompetent and Nazi like, I mean all governments tendency to usurp the individual’s freedoms and tendency to control and oversee every aspect of their lives. Are you beginning to better understand what it is in the real world that you as a free individual are now facing? I hope so.

    The only solution? The American Constitution and what it structures, LAWYERS, COURTS AND MONEY. And if America fails in this the people in entire world become no better than those locked down Chinese “cattle” people being starved for “the good of the state” in Communist China. America must not fail here.–~D

  • James Street

    From the humor/satire site The Babylon Bee:

    Businesses Now Requiring Positive COVID Test As Proof Of Vaccination
    U.S.–American businesses are now requiring employees to test positive for COVID before beginning their workday, since catching COVID is now the best way to prove you’ve been vaccinated.
    The new self-imposed mandates come hot on the heels of President Biden threatening to maybe require it among federal employees at some arbitrary point in the future possibly.

  • Cotour

    How actor Louis Gossett, Jr. survived COVID-19

  • Cotour

    Why are governments around the world plainly and clearly lying about Covid in many instances?

    Covid: Dr Mike Yeadon on the government’s pandemic management

    Is it just general bureaucratic incompetence compounded by general ignorance and fear? I think that may have some degree of validity………to a degree.

    But the bigger message coming from governments around the world appears to be the tagging and control of the entire population of the planet and establishing the *NEW* rules of operation for the future.

    And that is what clearly appears to be driving much of the banning of speech and information other than the approved speech and information that flows from the government and its big tech speech and information censors and enforcers.


  • Cotour

    And just how now perverted and corrupt has this entire Covid event and our governments involvement in mismanaging it become?

    I just received this message from a known VERY reliable, 100 percent straight up source in the medical field in a prominent Democrat run state:

    File under “Thank you for sharing”:

    “Healthcare is in the worst shape I believe it’s ever been. And now they’re telling me and my coworkers come in sick or not – you can work with the virus itself but not without the vaccine… and still asking me for my Covid screening form every morning at security – and I say for what reason- I’m expected to work with or without Covid so the screenings don’t really matter at this point. As long as it “looks good on paper” me and (Friend / coworker) are very burnt out and very fed up !”

    The government (D) and the Hospital administration has created this Covid vaccine mandate for healthcare workers on paper, but it means absolutely NOTHING. Its all show, a butt covering facade, just like everything else they do. And on top of that you will be fired if you refuse to receive the still experimental vaccine, that now apparently means nothing.

    Government has created a shortage of healthcare workers and is now endangering all concerned (?) both workers and patients because of the worker shortage that they have created by the unreasonable demands they have put upon their workers.

    This is absolute fraud and corruption of the first order.

    This will not end well for the powers that be, I can almost guarantee it. Almost.

  • Cotour

    Saw a customer tonight, she is proudly fully vaccinated and recently boosted:

    She came in with walking cane (?).

    She was dancing at the church the other night, and she ran out of breath, she can barely move now, blood O2 all over the place. She is very distressed.

    “Every Shot, I Can’t Breathe” – Fully Vaccinated Tennis Star Nikoloz Basilashivili Drops Out of Sydney Cup Due to Breathing Difficulties (MUST-SEE VIDEO) (

    I am trying to think what it might be. Lucky, she does not play tennis, or soccer.

    Qatar: Another Young Soccer Star Collapses on Field, Suffers Heart Attack

    This is not funny anymore. (Not that it ever was, but you know what I mean)

  • wayne

    No Agenda podcast 1414
    January 6, 2022
    (adam curry / john dvorak )

    “Is Robert Malone a spook?”
    click on chapter starting at 35:06
    (cutting to the chase, “probably, but not on the payroll as such…”)

  • Cotour


    Meldrick and Hendrick decide to take a weeklong vacation in the Yellowstone area of the country. They were looking for a bit of nature in its rawest form being “boys” from the city. And they wanted to do it the hard way, like men, and they were determined to drive all the way there and back instead of taking their private jet directly to the Yellowstone air and space port, by Virgin Galactic.

    And so, they had to get a special permit from the several states that lie between their New York City penthouse and Yellowstone. But that was just a formality of plugging their information into the global “Brave Adventurer” app and paying a $500.00 fee or Bitcoin equivalent to each state for permission to drive the five-star fossil fuel powered RV transport they would have to rent for the trip. Today in 2065 no one owns anything, and they are happy, and to make a sustained trip of this sort there was only one reliable mode of transportation for such a rugged long-distance trip. The electric battery distance and charging thing is STILL not solidly nailed down.

    And as they drove, they recounted all of their political successes and how America has changed from how it used to be. You know, all of the white racism and inequality, that has all been solved and everyone is so happy, empowered and enriched now. But you must remember NEVER go into any of the major cities in America without first getting the Gang permission app on your global communicator that identifies that you have paid your fees before you entered any of them. Forgetting to do so now may well cost you your life or you could find yourself held captive and a huge ransom would have to be paid. And God help you if no one had the Bitcoin to pay it. But this is just a righteous expression of social justice and it’s how it should be.

    The newly voted on in 2030 equity policy law in these major cities is designed to provide those people who find themselves feeling offended by the existence of people with a lighter complexion to exact the just recompense from them and by extension their possible, probable also light complexed ancestors. This seems to be working out well. Just one more of the solid social justice accomplishments of the movement.

    And as they rolled into Yellowstone, they drank in the vast verdant beautify of the place, this is nature! The buffalo, the elk the eagles soaring overhead, the fish in the streams, the cedary woody scent in the air, it is heaven. And so, they settled in for the night and in the morning, they would get an early start. After all it was the movement that saved all of this beauty and the animals in it. The movement was good and here was the proof they both thought in unison through their neural link, by Telsa. We are good, and the movement is good they again in unison thought.

    And in the morning, they packed their lunch and their Star Link by Tesla satellite comms system so they could in real time be in constant virtual communication with their bio similar son or daughter back at home with nanny bot by Boston Dynamics. The gender of their bio similar product has not yet been determined, but that decision and ceremony will take place soon. Another glorious success in rejecting the old oppressive ways accomplished by the movement.

    And so, they hike for several hours testing their manly abilities against the reality of nature and find themselves in a beautiful green grass filled valley surrounded by rolling hills and great pine trees and vast collections of cedars and the clean crisp air and the crystal-clear stream filled with trout that flowed before them, which the movement has secured for all to appreciate and enjoy.

    And as they sat and rested and began to enjoy their lunch, Hendrick points out to Meldrick, “Look, over that ridge those, what are they, they look like beautiful dogs, Huskys maybe?”. “And look they are coming our way”. How beautiful, nature is to be cherished and appreciated they again thought in unison through their neural connection, by Tesla. We really are good, the movement is good, we have ensured that this all exists for eternity.

    My God they are beautiful, magnificent in fact, and they are getting bigger and bigger as they draw closer and closer. We are good, the movement is good they again thought in unison as the beautiful “Huskies” approached. Nature truly is beautiful.

    THE END.

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