Gonna rant tonight. Talk about whatever in the comments, as per usual (there never is any real topic you should feel like you have to stick to in NOTs).
So my facebook feed is based on mostly groups that are irreverent because I need a serotonin boost with the shittiness that is *gestures at everything.* So it’s groups where the posts are about being stoned and trying to make craft projects or fat cats being giant fat cats.
One of the groups is about shitty plant growing. So it’s mostly posts of carrots that look like a penis or like 3 cherry tomatoes with a caption “8 plants for this giant yield” or a picture of a garden plot that flooded. Jokes about being drunk or stoned, pretty chill and entertaining and sarcastic.
Today someone posted something like “with all the food insecurity due to the pandemic impacting stuff getting to stores, I wish schools taught gardening and food canning and all that stuff!”
Now I know some schools do have a garden with classes for the kids, just right off the bat there are some key problems with her post – namely that for a lot of climates, you aren’t in school when the growing season is going on, not all schools have the resources or space for it, and like for a fuckton of kids, a class a few days a week isn’t going to really matter because there is literally nothing they can do at home due to space and other resources. But whatevs.
Oh man the comments. Oh the comments. Welp turns out there is a large vocal group beating the drum “where are the parents why aren’t parents doing this, parents need to be parents and have that responsibility.” Welp let’s ignore that plenty of parents work ridiculously long hours and multiple jobs, hard to teach gardening when you’re working 12 hour days. Or working night shifts. Etc.
Another large group was all “government controls your schools and they won’t let the teachers do things like this because they want people helpless.” Ugh. I will say there was a lot of pushback from people saying hey teachers are already overworked trying to shove all the course content in, if you want gardening classes shut the fuck up and go talk to your local school board about volunteering to teach it.
And finally, wow the weirdo homesteaders came out of the woodwork who homeschool. So much of that. I really worry about all the kids who are being homeschooled by the conservative weirdos. I feel like it’s been really increasing in volume the last decade or so and I just worry about those kids.
I need to leave the group now, I don’t think it’s salvageable that I want to stay in there with all the weirdos.
Anyways, how was your Monday?