According to my lovely wife, yesterday’s podcast was a bit of rant. Emotions were running high, I misspoke at least once, and my challenge to educators may have been off-putting. Though my points were salient, that was the feedback.
Today I want to unpack some of the statements made, offering an unemotional appeal to logic, with the intent of driving home the importance of unchecked injustice. To wit:
- Are we, as citizens, parents, and educators being complicit in child abuse? Abuse has a range of definitions, so I’m inclined to define exactly what I meant. Simply stated, knowingly causing harm to a child, is abuse.
- Are masks harmful? Yes, science has proven that masks have measurably harmful effects. Are vaccinations harmful? Yes, there are currently 19,888 DEATHS and over 100,000 covid vaccine related hospitalizations that prove this point.
- Forcing children to wear masks and get vaccinated, means knowingly exposing them to harm. Similarly, forcing healthy children to be tested twice a week wields the threat of false positive results and the resulting disruption of their lives.
Each of these issues also stimulate fear, stress, and anxiety, which further diminish a child’s ability to function, learn, and thrive. This is now being identified by psychologist as “coronaphobia.” Thus, school policies, driven by the state, are actively harming our children’s well-being. There is no other logical conclusion.
We do not have to call it “child abuse” to acknowledge this truth. However, the value of calling it what it is — knowingly causing harm to children, which is child abuse — forces the uncomfortable conversations that need to be had.
Society should rightly be disturbed by what is happen to our children.
What are we, as concerned citizens and parents, going to do about? How long are will going to allow this to continue? How many are prepared to accept this abusive behavior forever? How many are willing to openly resist? To what length are you willing to go to fight for what is right? Who will stand to protect these children?
I believe that civil disobedience is in order. Peaceful non-compliance, en masse, is the quickest solution to this maddening situation. The state only has authority if we allow them to intimidate us into submission. This is true, regardless of our role.
To quote Thoreau:
“I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with–and do the bidding of–those far away, and without who the latter would be harmless.”
It is not the state who is harming our children, it is those who are enforcing these rules in our local schools that are ultimately responsible for the harm being done. This is a terrible and uncomfortable truth. Surely it must weigh heavy on the hearts of those who truly desire what is best for the children in our community.
So again I ask: What are we going to do about it?
My desire would be to stand together, hundreds or thousands of parents and concerned citizens, and reclaim our right to local control. No longer should we allow school administrators to enforce harmful policies. Instead of being complicit, we need to become courageously non-compliant.
Only then will history change direction.
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