- 7:11 PM - May
- 6 entries ago I
brought up New Zealand. A few hours ago I got off the
phone with a friend who lives in New Zealand talking
about the steps to bring my family there. For
- While this is not
imminent, it now feels like we will probably have to
do something drastic if we ever want to give our
children a normal life. This anti-vax movement is an
absolute DEATH KNELL for a kid like Cam,
which means for all of us. I'm done arguing, it just
is. People won't even wear a fucking mask let alone
believe the science behind a vaccine and it seems next
year is gonna be a critical moment.
- It's already clear
that our kids aren't going to go back in the fall -
we've told them no school until after Christmas (which
will most likely be just to make it easier to tell
them the remainder of the school year come January) -
but this can't go on forever. Because this isn't just
home schooling for us: it's everything. At least with
home schooling you could enroll the kids in camps or
activities, sports etc... nope. Not now. And if we're
gonna just be in a fucking bubble and the kids are
gonna learn from a SCREEN -
WHY ARE WE HERE? There are other
countries that are competent. And this doesn't
magically get better when/if Trump is gone. The
disinformation issue abounds and there's no end in
sight. For whatever reason it has hit the US harder
than anywhere else and it's why New Zealand is so
attractive: it works. They've knocked out the virus.
They're good to go.
- We will
NOT be good to go. These places re-opening will
be re-closing next month. That's fucking MATH. And
it's excruciating watching people argue MATH. Not
opinions... math. Part of me has accepted this is the
end of the world as we know it. This is the turning
point - it might not be COVID, but there will be other
viruses and this stupidity will simply grow stronger.
Find a competent government know and get involved in
the community and keeping it
SCIENCE BASED and strong. An island in the
middle of nowhere? GOOD GOOD. That sounds like
the last refuge possible.
- And of course...
it's New Zealand:
- But Talya and I
aren't a single couple... we're a family - and kids
could give two fucks about views and nature. They need
other kids. They need school. They need playgrounds -
they need a normal goddamn life for another 10 years.
After that: "Surprise! The world is fucking AWFUL
- GOOD LUCK KIDS!" But the thought of them
being forced to homeschool, home play, home entertain,
home everything for the forseeable future? It's not
gonna happen. I won't let it. I can pull it off.
I can find a way to rent out everything here - grab
some funds and GO. Set-up a life somewhere and reset.
I'm still young. We've accepted the year 2020 is
written off... but I refuse to accept that the
DECADE of the 2020s is written off.