We are seeing protests across the nation against governors and state officials over-reach and downright tyrannical orders to force healthy, uninfected people to completely stop their lives, no work, no entertainment, because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The keyword there in that paragraph is force.
We were some of the first to suggest self-quarantining if possible, so if you were healthy, you could try to stay that way, but that was a recommendation for a voluntary action, not a call for states to mandate it at the point of a gun or threat of arrest, that people be locked away in their homes, only allowed to leave for "essential" items, turning every household into a prison.
As we watch liberty and freedom eroding under the tyrannical nature of state governors and officials, we have to wonder.... exactly what country are we living in, because this is not the America most of us grew up in and know.
Forcing businesses to close their doors, to which many will never financially recover from, while seeing elected state leaders declare they will determine what is an is not "essential" for their citizenry, and ordering all others to basically commit professional suicide as they cannot survive if their doors are locked, is guaranteed to kill the economy.
They don't care. For them it is all about control. The more they have, the more they want and the more they will threaten by force.
There is an expression" "Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely," and never have four words been as accurate as those as we are watching that proven almost daily now.
Aside from all that, there is another aspect and a huge lesson we can all learn from watching these lockdowns and forced closures.
Colleges are "non-essential."
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES ARE 'NON-ESSENTIAL'
With all that said, there is one type of business that state officials from almost all states closed, therefore deemed "non-essential," which we believe should possibly stayed closed permanently.
We are seeing a lot of news coming out daily, something new as fast as you can read the previous one. States extending their lockdowns. McDonald's starts rationing meat. 900 at a Tyson pork plant test positive for COVID-19. Cremations set back for weeks because there are too many bodies.
On and on it goes..... but the headlines that have recent captured my attention indicate the physical schools are truly "non-essential."
Some of those headlines include, but are not limited to
Everywhere we turn we hear about plans to teach remotely, courses being held online, or parents that are homeschooling.
Ask yourself:If schools and colleges can work remotely or homeschool for months on end because of the pandemic, why can't they do the same thing permanently?
There are a variety of benefits to homeschooling or teaching remotely," which include financial benefits, educational benefits and for some, the most important, going back to teaching children and young adults actual acedemia rather than indoctrinating them into communist and socialist agendas, where teachers these days are busier "teaching" social justice than they are basic English, Math, Science, etc....
A definite financial benefit comes from the cost. Local, state and federal funding, along with endowments and donations, for schools and colleges to maintain the physical buildings and/or campuses, books, school lunches,sporting events, etc.... would no longer be required. Just a portion of those billions across the nation could be used to supply books and educational supplies to parents, just as they already do for schools.
Socially: Some might argue that the children "need" social interactions that school provides, but that is only if one ignores the fact that homeschooling, or being taught remotely, does not prevent children/young adults from interacting with others of their age-group outside of the home.
Sports, libraries, communities setting up a shared-teaching schedule, just to name a few off the top of my head, all provide more than adequate social interactions without the need for physical schools.
STOP THE LIBERAL, COMMUNIST INDOCTRINATION OF THE CHILDREN
This bullet point right here is, to me,the most critical and important one when considering whether physical schools are really "essential," or if in this day and age, are actually detrimental to children and young adults.
Teachers these days are teaching more about "social justice activism," than they are basic curriculum. Teachers are giving children time away from their education to "protest," causes that the particular teachers want them to protest. Teachers and professors have created an atmosphere in the schools, even up until college, which is more akin to a daycare center than a establishment of "higher education.
Look at the examples over the past few years.
• College students need "safe spaces" from topics they cannot handle hearing or learning about.
• College students require trigger warnings if a subject is intense, and if they cannot handle said subject they get to run to their "safe spaces."
Let me repeat... these are colleges, educational facilities meant to prepare students to enter the real world and workforce, where there are no safe spaces," and life does give any trigger warning before major life-altering setbacks and events.
• School teachers and professors have become increasingly leftist.
I am not going to do the "left bad, right good" thing. The fact is schooling should not have any political leaning at all. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada!
Yet teachers are encouraging students to become activists for the leftist agenda. Gun control, climate change, social justice... name a leftist agenda and you will find the majority of teachers are encouraging their students to become activists regarding that topic. Giving them time off and even credits for protesting.
If parents became responsible for their children's full education, sure maybe some would be even worse in indoctrinating their kids, but most would be too busy teaching them basic math, English, Science, History, to even have time to push them to become activists.
Fact is, they are their children, the moral, ethical and religious teachings should come from the parents, and not some stranger in a school.
Those that use the schools to indoctrinate students, absolutely hate the idea of homescchooling because then they will not have control of children which are easily influenced. They will not be able to indoctrinate them. They will not be able to counter the parents' teachings.
A recent example of one of those "professors," was reported on by the New York Post, of how this Harvard professor wants homeschooling "banned."
Elizabeth Bartholet told Harvard Magazine that it gives parents “authoritarian” control over their kids — and can even expose them to white supremacy and misogyny.
“The issue is, do we think that parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18? I think that’s dangerous,” Bartholet said. “I think it’s always dangerous to put powerful people in charge of the powerless, and to give the powerful ones total authority.”
The level of self-UNawareness in that statement is absolutely astounding. This person is actually trying to argue that parents, those responsible for their children, should not have the right to be in charge of their children.
But hey, teachers, professors, strangers should be the only "powerful people," with "total authority" over students while at school?
That right there should tell everyone exactly what these types of so-called "teachers," are teaching our nation's children.
The "good teachers," those that try very hard to educate children and young adults without indoctrinating, without encouraging leftist or right aisle activism, could very well offer their services as tutors for those parents that have younger aged children that cannot be left at home alone.
The other type of teachers, like the one quoted above, most likely wouldn't make it through an interview with a caring parent without being thrown out on their behind.
As to older students, there is no reason these educational establishments cannot continue to teach online, remotely.
Keep the children away from them, while offering education. Force them to teach those students an actual curriculum rather than social justice activism. Stop the teachers from punishing a student for "wrong-think." Stop them from turning their schools and classrooms into daycare centers. Stop them from indoctrinating them into socialism.
A lesson that can be learned from these shutdowns of "non-essential" businesses, is that physical schools are not "needed" they are simply convenient for parents where both must work.
There are other options than letting your child be indoctrinated into a socialist and communist agenda.
Below we see what colleges have become..... do parents really want their student-aged kids to be like these below?
Triggered Leftists On Campus Compilation
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