East Coast, West Coast, It Turned Out Everyone Was Mad
The parents are restless and they must be crushed
Prior to last night’s historic recalls of three school board members by voters in San Francisco, The Daily Beast was already sounding their conventional Democratic wisdom goat scream with a pre-election narrative-setting piece headlined “Silicon Valley Super-Rich Fund School Board Recall Election to Oust Progressives: Those who oppose the recall are calling the effort a power grab by billionaires and right-leaning Silicon Valley investors, some of whom oppose mask mandates”. It was dutifully pushed out by recall opponents:
When San Francisco parents in the area decided after months of frustration that nothing less than a recall effort against arrogant board members would suffice and did what they had to do, they organized their signature campaign under data scientist Siva Raj and programmer Autumn Looijen, who have five kids in their household who attend public schools.
In one of the happy coincidences of history, the two met on Tinder, which owns The Daily Beast.
One wonders what the response from the Department of Justice, teachers’ unions, and our corrupt media will be to the news. Will these cheering San Francisco parents involved in this recall effort be branded domestic terrorists as well? Will their concerns be framed as a racial conflict — recall proponents opposed an unpopular renaming policy meant to target historic injustice and highlighted one commissioner’s anti-Asian tweets — given that they targeted three of the non-white members of the all-Democrat board? And will these cheering SF parents be depicted by complicit media as troublesome wealthy secret conservatives because their work is backed by rich people and covered by Glenn Beck and Fox News?
Of course not, you say. Well, maybe a little. Okay, it’s absolutely going to happen in some form or another. To a degree. Probably on CNN, which was pretty confused by the whole thing.
Listening to these voters voice their problems with the school board, keep in mind you’re not listening to conservatives. You’re listening to liberals, progressives, even leftists. The only red hats you’ll see here are ironic ones saying “Make San Francisco Great Again” (really). And not even irony survived January 6th.
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