'Angry' California mom goes viral after telling school board 'we won't comply' over Covid norms

The California parent, who goes by rooted.wings on Instagram and Twitter, wore a T-shirt reading 'if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention'

                            'Angry' California mom goes viral after telling school board 'we won't comply' over Covid norms
The parent's video has been going viral on social media (Twitter/ @zieleds)

The San Diego County, California, Board of Supervisors held a public meeting and got to hear an earful about Covid-related vaccine and mask mandates during an intense public meeting on Tuesday, August 17, that lasted nearly five hours. At least 120 local residents expressed themselves subject to an apparent two-minute time limit putting to test the board and calling them out for their Covid mismanagement. Not only that, the meeting touched on a number of topics, including opposing vaccine mandates, mask use, the safety of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the county's response to the pandemic. Among the people who spoke, one woman, in particular, is going viral on social media for her speech. The parent, who was wearing a T-shirt that read 'if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention', gave a speech that has shaken up the internet.

While some of the public comments included profanity, screaming, and threats towards county officials, where they were also compared to Nazis and Hitler, this parent, who goes by rooted.wings on Instagram and Twitter, has gone viral for her points. 


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You can watch the complete 6 hours 43 minutes video here:


In her speech, rooted.wings said, “America is not a hospital; California is not a hospital. San Diego - it’s not a hospital. This is a constitutional republic that guarantees protection of individual freedom, and liberty, and due process."

"This applies to our individual pursuits of medical interventions and health practices. San Diego is not a hospital ward that we collectively have checked into that subjects all patients to equitably prescribed medical care with no due process. Our constitution does not secure for government power to impose forced equity in medical mandates and interventions or the power to punish carte blanche."

She went on to say that 96% of those who passed away with Covid in San Diego County (about 4,000 out of 3 million-plus residents) had co-morbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease with a median age of 77. "That is a total fatality rate of 0.1%." She added that most seniors in the county have received the Covid jab. "The consent of the governed is removed; we will not comply," she said. The woman then put Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher on notice that "we will constitutionally remove all petty tyrants beginning now."

Who is @rooted.wings? 

Ever since the meeting, the video of this parent who goes by the user name @rooted.wings has gone viral. But she has not been identified by any media reports. Even on social media, only her online moniker is doing the rounds.

After listening to her speech, many impressed social media users started asking for her. "Does anyone have information about the speaker in this video?" one user asked.


Many sang her praises. "I hope you find her. This is, hands down, one of the five finest public protestations of this entire crisis and I honestly don't know whose feet to kiss - hers or the one who found it and posted it. This. Is. Genius," one user wrote. Another user wrote, "Pretty damn powerful few words, isn't it? Notice that the woman had a T-shirt with a statement on it and it is very accurate. But I think she has now accomplished the obvious additional thing: a T-shirt with those words you just noted should be made. Now. Do it & prosper..."



Another user wrote, "I love how she pointed out that the enormously low death rate for the the most effected (the elderly with underlying health conditions) who died “with” Covid is based on when they weren’t even using therapeutics." Yet another added, "That was AWESOME! I just want to say THANK YOU to this woman for stepping up for all of us!"



On Twitter, with 12.1K followers, she goes by the user name @BrittRooted and her bio is, "Lover of Jesus, Beloved of My Man, Mama of 2 Wild Wonders".