For some reason, liberals often have a tendency to publicly share purported wisdom from their children that common sense suggests is completely made up as a technique to advance an ideological agenda.
Perhaps a case in point: Dr. Julia Grace Patterson, the chief executive director of the EveryDoctorUK non-profit advocacy organization and a former National Health Service physician in Britain.
Face-mask fan Patterson, whose organization sells masks for the equivalent of $17 U.S. dollars each, took to her very active and often political Twitter feed to highlight this purported anecdote:
“My little boy just said ‘some people aren’t listening Mummy. They’re not wearing masks on the bus, and they’re not socially distancing.’ His sister (who follows him everywhere) just said ‘naughty’ and nodded her head solemnly. We should put the pre-schoolers in charge.”
My little boy just said “some people aren’t listening Mummy. They’re not wearing masks on the bus, and they’re not socially distancing.” His sister (who follows him everywhere) just said “naughty” and nodded her head solemnly.
We should put the pre-schoolers in charge.
— Dr Julia Grace Patterson💙 (@JujuliaGrace) July 9, 2021
Data has apparently suggested that kids are less likely to be severely affected by the coronavirus. “Children have an ‘extremely low’ risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from Covid-19, according to several large U.K. studies that back previous findings,” Forbes reported last week.
Patterson appears to be a bitter foe of the way the ruling U.K. conservatives under Prime Minister Boris Johnson are handling the pandemic response and also seems to be a critic of any attempts to privatize the country’s government-run healthcare system.
Johnson, who has faced criticism from all sides during the pandemic, is expected momentarily to lift all remaining COVID restrictions effective July 19 as long as the infection rate remains reasonable, although the Delta variant persists as an issue.
“But he’ll also warn that the unlocking will drive a new surge in cases and that people must ‘all take responsibility’ in the coming weeks to help keep infections at a manageable level, his office said in an emailed statement,” Bloomberg reported.
Government officials are reportedly still urging mask-wearing in crowded indoor locations.
Back in June, Dr. Patterson, a champion of inclusion, launched a subsequently ridiculed Twitter thread in which she implied that the “One Britain, One Nation” unifying and patriotic children’s song left her “terrified,” and to her, evoked Germany’s World War II genocidal dictatorship.
Twitter users are schooling Patterson for her social media message about theoretically putting pre-schoolers in charge of public health policy. Here is a sampling:
My little boy just said, “Why do people post such obviously made up stories on social media, do they think we are so gullible we can’t see through it?”
His sister said “agreed” and she nodded her head solemnly.
The things kids say, hey?
— Matthew Newell (@MatthewNewell67) July 9, 2021
Kid 1: Did this really happen?
Kid 2: sssh, Mum’s trying to sell her masks
— SC 🌍✈️🏴🇨🇿 (@s_c513) July 9, 2021
I know the feeling, my 2 year old is currently googling the make up of each of the vaccines to see which will give less side effects if he chooses to get one.
🙄 Kids these days.
— 🇬🇧 Mark 🏴 (@lv_Mark_vl) July 9, 2021
My daughter just asked, “Daddy if mask wearers are so scared to come out of the house – why don’t they stay at home?” Bless her. She’s only three months old and she gets it.
— Mervyn Jones (@MervJonesUK) July 9, 2021
My four year old sees people wearing masks and she says “oh, they’re wearing masks because the bad government made them.”
The neat part is that my story isn’t a lie.
— Libertas (@liberty_deity) July 9, 2021
My dog just read this and asked why, assuming it’s true, some humans are such insufferable, finger-wagging scolds hell-bent on raising future neurotics. I just said “Blue Checks” and rolled my eyes solemnly.
We should put the Golden Retrievers in charge.
— Sub-Par Jer (@BakoJer) July 10, 2021
My little boy just said “Daddy, why do people who own companies that sell masks want to keep us wearing masks for as long as possible…could it be for profit that they proclaim they despise with their virtue signalling”. I simply nodded in agreement.
— Mr Pepper (@plainoltruth) July 10, 2021
My 1 yr old son just said “Daddy, why do people make up things that their children have said for social media? Isn’t it just inherently dishonest & indicative of an inability to construct a compelling narrative themselves?” I put him to bed for being a smart-ass. True story.
— RB_London 🤘⚽️🏏🏉🥊 (@RB_London_RB) July 9, 2021
What a heartwarming interaction that definitely happened and wasn’t made up whatsoever
— Dr. Juno Saekwa, J.D. (@Junosaekwa) July 10, 2021
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