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Rantz: Elementary school cancels ‘exclusionary’ Halloween, won’t answer basic questions

After torturing children with absurd and unscientific COVID protocols, like socially-distanced lunch outside on the pavement, you’d think Principal John Simard of Brookside Elementary in Shoreline would want kids to have fun. No such luck. He emailed parents to explain that while some children may be looking forward to Halloween, he cannot allow any celebrations.

Wokeness killed another holiday celebration where kids could have fun. This move should be condemned, not celebrated as inclusive.

There are some students that do not celebrate Halloween. And if they don’t celebrate, then no one can, the principal says.

“Many see Halloween as a fun candy-filled holiday,” Simard writes. “They enjoy the community-building benefits that a shared experience can bring. This may be true for you and your family; I can certainly say it is for mine. However, this is not the case for all. Halloween celebrations are exclusionary for students who come from certain cultural or religious backgrounds.”

Simard does not explain which cultural or religious backgrounds preclude the celebration of a secular holiday. He also doesn’t explain why “Crazy Hat Day,” where students wear crazy hats as they would costumes, is permissible. And although not every student celebrates Thanksgiving, Simard isn’t canceling that holiday’s week-long beak.

The principal also says he wants “this to be a place for all of our students and families.” But by banning Halloween, he’s expressly stating the school is not a place for students and families who celebrate Halloween.

The principal also says he wants “this to be a place for all of our students and families.” But by banning Halloween, he’s expressly stating the school is not a place for students and families who celebrate Halloween.

Simard notes that some families have opted out of celebrating Halloween in previous years. He complains they shouldn’t have to do that. Parents must opt out of age-inappropriate and politically motivated sexual education classes, but opting out of Halloween is one step too far.

“As a public school, should we be hosting events during the instructional day that exclude students? No, we should not. We want this to be a place for all of our students and families,” Simard writes.

Neither the district spokesperson nor the principal responded to multiple requests for comment. But one parent, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH that he and his family are sick of the politically-motivated double standards.

“Birthdays are celebrated, there are cultural heritage months, Black Lives Matter curriculum and flags, pride celebration, along with all of the other religious holidays that are acknowledged,” the dad said. “Why is Halloween canceled? The school also has other days where dressing up silly, or in colors or in pajamas, is encouraged. I see zero difference in letting kids dress up in costumes.”

The dad called this “unfortunate.”

“Halloween is celebrated in many countries and throughout many cultures across the world,” he continued. “Why are the traditions of the majority being canceled by a few people protecting those that choose not to celebrate? Who is it hurting? And if they are hurting from kids dressing up in costumes, they have bigger issues to deal with personally. Who cares if you don’t celebrate something? Let the ones that celebrate have a good time!”

Ahh, but therein lies the rub, buddy. If there’s one thing above all others which we must understand about the priggish, miserable Church Ladies we’ve come to misidentify as “liberals,” it’s that they desperately hate the very idea that somebody out there might be having a good time without their permission.

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2 thoughts on “Killjoys, first, last, and always

  1. There are some students that do not celebrate Halloween. And if they don’t celebrate, then no one can

    Can we extend this principle? Like, say, “There are some school teachers who do not have sex with their students. And if they don’t boink, then no one can.”

    Why are the traditions of the majority being canceled by a few people

    Welcome to the 21st Century, pal.

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