By Charles Stampul
Ridgewood NJ, Schools have possession of children for most of the day and occupy most of their remaining waking hours with homework, inculcating many false and useless ideas and attitudes, but children can still find time to set off into the world of knowledge and ideas on their own.
Straying from approved sources of information and material, children can learn that face masks are less than 19% effective at stopping airborne viruses, only when worn 100% of the time, which they never are. Overuse of masks can compromise respiratory and immune health and in tandem with social distancing, lower IQ. The risks of Covid have been greatly exaggerated. There are effective ways of mitigating the risks not involving needles or leaky vaccines. Governors do not have the power to make laws. Any edicts by governors affecting the health of individuals are null and void and followed only out of ignorance, cowardice, or malice.
Children may wonder why math word problems keep alluding to race, why the art teacher is also talking about race. They may disagree with Critical Race Applied Principles but worry about what might happen to them if they ask any challenging questions. Why do they feel afraid to speak up? Could it be the masks? Would it be better to call them muzzles?
It may take years before it all makes sense. A line from The Fountainhead could drive it home. “Kill the individual, kill man’s soul and the rest will follow automatically.” The individual is being destroyed to prepare the ground for a new authoritarian collectivism. Children will bear the highest costs and the proponents know this. They are conditioning young people to go along quietly.