Let’s talk about Poe’s Law for a minute, shall we?
Poe’s Law states that if a humorous or satirical statement can’t be distinguished from reality, people should proactively warn readers or audiences that the following statement is not serious.
Seems to me if people can’t tell if you’re joking or serious, maybe you should take a look at whatever you’re talking about.
Case in point: A Midland, TX, principal sent a letter to parents saying no; the school would not be providing litter boxes for students who identified as furries.
Ha ha! What a bunch of idiot parents, right?
Not so fast.
We are, after all, talking about our public schools. This principal didn’t have to quash the rumor because the parents are all stupid; he had to quash the rumor because public schools have committed so much idiocy the litter box rumor could very well have been true.
Our public schools have forced students to sit on the cafeteria floor for lunch to stop COVID. They’ve suspended a distance-learning student because a Nerf gun was visible in the room behind him. They’ve accused parents of domestic terrorism if they question school policies. They’ve implemented dress codes banning visible collarbones or knees.I attended a Catholic high school back in the ’70s, and even the strictest nuns wouldn’t have implemented such a stupid idea!
Just last week a public school fired a substitute teacher because she refused to meow at a student who identified as a cat!
Here’s some advice, public schools: If you don’t want to be accused of doing something idiotic, stop doing idiotic things.
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