Is something wrong with getting angry? Not necessarily. Our emotions motivate us to act, but we must retain self control. That is what happened here when a parent addressed the Loudoun County School Board (H/T Angry Father To School Board: Garbage Workers Risk Their Lives More Than Anyone In This School System | Video | RealClearPolitics).
Brandon Michon finally reached the point when the rage he was bottling up found an outlet. So, he let the Loudoun County School Board see his rage. Did he threaten anyone? No. He just let the School Board members know he thought they should lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Was everyone happy with a furious parent’s angry outburst? No. I chuckled sadly at this comment from RSMe@7104child (H/T Angry Father To School Board: Garbage Workers Risk Their Lives More Than Anyone In This School System | Video | RealClearPolitics).
What did that angry father have to say to defend himself? The father’s name is Brandon Michon. He gave an interview on WMAL. Click on the link, Mornings on the Mall (omny.fm). Then click on the appropriate interview (see figure below).
As a father, Michon did his job. He stood up for his children. More parents need to do that.
Did Michon explain why he thinks the school board has not reopened the schools in Loundoun County? No. Apparently, he just thinks they are irrationally scared of COVID-19.
Are the members of the Loudoun County School Board just frightened of COVID-19? Some of them may be, but it takes courage to run for public office. So, that excuse strikes me as a stretch. Also, we know both the children and teachers will be safe. Private schools have been open for months. Schools in other countries have been open for months. The CDC says reopen the schools. What is there to be scared of?
If the excuse is not fear, what is it? Why won’t the School Board reopen the public schools? Sadly, their “excuse” is not a good one. It is an abuse of power, and it demonstrates why we need to take as much power away from our leaders as we can.
To be continued in Part 2.