Vote: Bald is beautiful

School exempts girl who shaved to support pal

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The sad parts of this story are the little girl with cancer and her best friend shaving her head to show support. I am able to empathize with both children because I had an amazingly gifted and vibrant young boy as a music student who died of cancer and whose hair fell out because of “chemo”. Many adults who knew him would have traded their life for his. But that’s not how the universe works.
What is perhaps most educational about the story is how political manipulation works, and how it was utilized effectively to achieve a righteous outcome.
It is both interesting and educational that it seems to have taken front-page media coverage to get a group of “bureaucrats” (for want of a more accurately descriptive word) to vote 3-1 in favor of doing the self-ownership-based right thing.
What is arguably the most amazing part of the story is that the Caprock principal, Kristin Trezise, apparently either thought Kamryn’s cause was not sufficiently noble to warrant an exception, or she thought that she lacked the discretionary authority and the Caprock Board’s confidence in her to solve such a substantively insignificant and inconsequential little situation without letting it get blown into a full-blown “problem” resulting in a big soap-opera-type “news” event.
Leaving the two beautiful little girls and the smarmy politics of plausible denials, “political correctness” and “victimology” — (two little girls = “good guys”, Caprock administration = “bad guys”) — out of the situation for a moment, arguendo, it seems such a rotten shame that the American culture, especially our local culture, seems to have deteriorated to a point where something like this could by any stretch of logic or the imagination be legitimately considered public-interest “news”.
In my view, Bill Newcomer has every right to his opinion without being subtly cast in the role of heartless “bad guy”. Kamryn Renfro has every right to shave her head to show support for a dying friend without the unnecessary distraction of being turned into some sort of “star” in some sort of celebrity-worshipping, Fall-of-the-Roman-Empire, therapy-culture “event”. Lastly, the MSM has every right to cover stories such as this one.
So how exactly is it that all this got blown into a “bread and circuses” sort of “reality show” entertainment for the clamoring “everybody-has-an-opinion” masses? I should think answering that question truthfully would make a genuinely educational REAL news story which might facilitate human progress.



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