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Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has “recommended” that children wear masks while playing. Her offered reason is to ensure Covid is not spread by “heavy breathing” of children near each other while around a soccer ball.

Dr. Walensky’s recommendation is one more example of Covid authoritarians’ refusal to “listen to the science.” The science says no to lockdowns and masks. The masks are not blocking the very small viruses in “heavy breathing.” Dr. Walensky also ignores the science showing that wearing a mask while exercising or playing sports has negative health effects.

Dr. Walensky’s most outrageous disregard of science is ignoring the fact that children are statistically unlikely to be at risk of either spreading Covid or becoming very sick from it.

Dr. Walensky’s recommendation is one of many examples of how children are harmed by the overreaction to coronavirus. Many children have had their physical and mental health damaged because they cannot go to school, play with their friends, or even have a birthday party because of the lockdowns.

Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, the two major teachers’ unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have stood in the way of reopening schools. Teachers’ union leaders have claimed it is too dangerous for teachers to resume in-person instruction, even though adults are at little or no risk of getting Covid from children. Sadly, teachers’ unions are disregarding the interest of children. Recently released emails show the CDC disregarded the science in favor of the AFT’s restrictive guidance when developing recommendations concerning reopening schools.

The negative effects of lockdowns and school closings for children have led many parents to consider alternatives to government schools. Some private schools have not just remained open, they have followed the science and not forced their students to wear masks. Many parents are also considering homeschooling. Homeschooling parents obviously can ensure their children are not forced to obey mask, social distancing, and other unscientific mandates.

Parents interested in providing their children with a quality education that emphasizes the ideas of liberty should consider my homeschooling curriculum. The Ron Paul Curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education that includes rigorous programs in history, mathematics, and the physical and natural sciences. The curriculum also provides instruction in personal finance. Students can develop superior communication skills via intensive writing and public speaking courses. Another feature of my curriculum is that it provides students the opportunity to create and run their own internet-based businesses.

The government and history sections of the curriculum emphasize Austrian economics, libertarian political theory, and the history of liberty. However, unlike government schools, my curriculum never puts ideological indoctrination ahead of education.

Interactive forums allow students to learn from each other outside of a formal setting. The curriculum’s emphasis on self-directed learning and student interaction makes it ideal for parents who need to work from home but still want to homeschool their children.

I encourage parents looking at alternatives to government schools to go to RonPaulCurriculum.com for more information about my homeschooling program.

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  1. Been there, and they are still doing this. The stupid plexiglass shields are still in the classrooms, while the kids must wear the face diapers OUTSIDE in the sunshine, while supposedly still staying 6 ft. apart. Tag is out of the question … when the teacher is looking, that is. I’ve been chewed out for exercising in the gym with no mask on. I will not comply. Now we are told to double down: C’mon non-experts! It’s ALL layering these days!.

    I thank you for having developed your home-school curriculum, Dr. Paul. If we go in that direction, that’s one I’ll be sure to consider, as you can’t get better history and economics lessons than from a true Libertarian like yourself. The pulling of kids out of the government youth indoc. camps and putting them in private or home schooling is indeed one big silver lining out of this Kung Flu Infotainment PanicFest.

    Peak Stupidity notes that “homeschooling is poking the Beast in the eye with a big stick. (See Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3 .)

    A little good news There is less compliance with the Feral Gov’t laws on face diapers in airport terminals. I shook a guy’s hand who wasn’t wearing one (like me, at the time), and told him “hey, if you get a $10,000 fine, we’ll crowd-fund you!”

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  2. Voltarde says:

    I don’t think that there is a real distinction between “public” and “private” schools, or other organizations.

    So-called “public schools” (in the American, not the British, sense) are, in almost all cases, the private property of those whose interests they serve. Sadly, “those” refers not to students, concerned parents, or taxpayers. Instead, “those” refers to the teachers, administrators, and senior bureaucrats who seek to maximize the economic rent that they can extract from “their” school system. Paradoxically, it is often explicitly “private” schools, due to their accountability to concerned parents and a genuine adherence to an educational mission, that sets them apart as being the most public-spirited and beneficial to society (especially the least fortunate).

    The same semantic obfuscation holds for state and federal government organizations. The continued use of the adjective “Public” in names like “National Public Radio” and “Public Broadcasting System” is absurd. NPR and PBS are and will forever remain the private property of those whose economic and propaganda interests they serve. The same holds for the FBI, CIA, etc. To describe these entities as “public” agencies, and those who extract economic rent from their existence as being engaged in “public service”, is nonsense.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  3. GeeBee says:

    The government and history sections of the curriculum emphasize Austrian economics, libertarian political theory, and the history of liberty

    Surely you cannot mean that you are actually promoting these core tenets of Lolbertarianism? More of the same stuff that got us into this dystopian nightmare?

    Oh dear, oh dear…

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  4. @GeeBee

    Don’t fret, Gee Bee. There’s nobody stopping you from keeping your kids in the public indoctrination camps. I guess it would be horrible for you if they came home with concepts of liberty and freedom. Keep those face diapers on your whole family during dinner too, as you never know about those newer strains, and we need to get ready for COVID-22 and so forth … no, you can still eat – mashed potatoes and creamed corn will make it right through those things … at least the cheap China-made ones without the actual filter material…

    • Replies: @GeeBee
  5. GeeBee says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    All three of my children were educated in England. Now in their twenties, my two sons are more or less like me in their political and social outlook while my daughter is (if possible!) even further to the Right than I. They all know that the plandemic is a nonsense and will never allow the British government to vaccinate them; they are Jew-wise and also Lolbertarian wise, and detest the untrammelled immigration that has ruined our country. When my daughter last visited us at Christmas she had brought her copy of Mein Kampf to read. She dresses like a smart member of 1950s society and wheels her five-month old son around in a traditional Silver Cross perambulator wearing a hat, fur coat and tweed skirt (attracting many admiring comments from the public at large regarding both the pram and her attire I might add).

    I have few concerns about the result of their education!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  6. @GeeBee

    GeeBee, well, it’s good to hear all that. Perhaps I can disabuse you of the notion that Libertarianism is purely about, or even includes, the notion of open borders. You paint all the real Libertarians, such as myself and my favorite politician Ron Paul with this broad brush when thinking perhaps of the Reason magazine idiots and maybe the WSJ Big-Biz supporters or Koch brothers (the latter 2 cases being not Libertarian at all, in fact). That is erroneous. It’s the mistake that usually the young people make, who have some really odd definitions of ideologies. You’re obviously not a young person, so what gives?

    Barry Goldwater was the last REAL Libertarian that could have had a big effect on the size of government in this country, if he hadn’t been trampled by the vicious scumbag Socialist LBJ in the 1964 election. Libertarians believe in very limited government. Had America’s Federal Gov. not grown into the huge Feral Beast that it is now, since about that time (1964 or so), the American people would have still had a say in policy. That includes immigration policy. Have you noticed anyone in the huge US Feral Gov’t giving a tinker’s damn what the American people think of the immigration invasion, GeeBee?

    The stalwart Libertarian Ron Paul here voted NO against every unConstitutional law that was proposed in the House of Representin’, causing him to receive the moniker “Dr. No”. That’s something to be proud of. Were there a coupla hundred more LIBERTARIANS like Ron Paul in Congress, we wouldn’t be in the sorry-ass state we are in now.

    On immigration, Ron Paul has not been the best, but he has been better than most on the issue. I told him in person in early ’12 during the primary “if you want to win [REDACTED State], you’ve got to talk about illegal immigration”* If he had listened things may have gone much better. Imagine a campaign with immigration as a big issue, 4 years before Trump, with a much smarter, principled guy doing it!

    PS: Your daughter and Mein Kampf? I’m sure it WILL be a struggle (Kampf) to live in Socialist formerly-Great, formerly Britain after what they have done to the place. It there had been, I dunno, about 50 million Libertarian citizens in the UK rather than bleedin’-heart bloody Socialists, it wouldn’t be in the terrible state it is in today either.

    .

    * No, I didn’t mention the huge legal immigration problem, but one step at a time.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @Mefobills
  7. Cowboy says:

    The problem with Libertarians (big L) is that 1.) some are Marxist in the sense that they only emphasis the economic aspects and 2.) turn it into an ideology where devotion to dogma is the overriding concern.

    Libertarianism at its most basic level is the idea of the irreducible individual and how best to prevent coercion against individuals.

    Those typically most vehement against this idea are the weak minded individuals who can only find their worth in a group identification.

    So in the final analysis whether you are a WN or BLM, Republican or Democrat, or your identity is tied up in some other group, you are just another collectivist fuq.

  8. @Achmed E. Newman

    formerly-Great, formerly Britain

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  9. @Adam Smith

    You reminded me of one of my favorite Kink’s songs, Adam. Were they a few decades ahead of their time?

    • Thanks: Adam Smith
  10. @Achmed E. Newman

    We have Randroids calling themslves Libertarians. This is a problem. I associate Libertarianism with Jefferson. Objectivism with Rand.

    I am with you regarding home schooling. If you give a shit about your kids you will get them out of the woke Madrasa.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  11. Mefobills says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I read a fair amount of your comment history.

    You are not a libertarian.

    You are more of a Constitutionalist and Nationalist than you know.

    • Replies: @GeeBee
  12. GeeBee says:
    @Mefobills

    I was actually rather taken aback by his reply to my post in which I’d put him right, after he’d more or less mocked me and suggested that my children wouldn’t turn out good ‘uns! I too had got him down as anything but a Lolbertarian, and then he goes and more or less brags about being such. Most puzzling, especially when he’d intimated that I was the one who is confused regarding the subject.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  13. Mefobills says:
    @GeeBee

    In the Trivium method you might spend more time debating terms than subjects.

    Thus, when you utter vibrations that we understand as words, said words convey meaning.

    The thoughts of the sending brain are then conveyed to receiving brain without much distortion during speech transmission.

    In my brain NAZI = good, so that makes me the odd bird.

    In his brain Ron Paul type Libertarianism is good and is separated from Objectivism.

    Clown world is created by incessant propaganda, and said propaganda is funded. Who or what funds these Lolbertarian propaganda organs?

    We could have a fun trivium style debate with him because he is rational. But, as you have seen here at UNZ, the vast majority of Libertarians cannot be reached because they are irrational. They lack empathy and are personality defectives.

    • Replies: @Cowboy
  14. Cowboy says:
    @Mefobills

    Awww! The school children have a new pejorative (lolibertarian) to play with. I suppose it’s fine for those with empathy.

    Speaking of empathy, what is it in human nature that leads almost all people to want to en(((force))) upon their neighbor the mob mentality? I suppose that since they are allowed to delegate the coercion, for the most part, to a henchman, that relieves them of their guilt and quiets their conscience for the harm they wish to cause. Of course it helps if you happen to belong to and subscribe to the dictates of the current ruling mob. Oftentimes people find themselves outside the ruling mob and in a lesser valued mob of which they would happily encourage their mob to use violence to garner the ruling stick.

    What is your preferred nomenclature for this personality defect? I’m thinking nitzschean skulfuqery.

    Libertarians, never ruled anything yet blamed for all societal woes, claim the fuqtards.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  15. Mefobills says:
    @Cowboy

    We will have to agree to disagree. I consider libertarians to be the fuqtards.

    • Replies: @Cowboy
  16. Cowboy says:
    @Mefobills

    Shucks. Not even a trivium debate? Only using Latin language?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  17. Mefobills says:
    @Cowboy

    You are proving my point about being a personality defective.

    A trivium debate requires high agreement on what certain words mean. That way you don’t talk past each other.

    A blog forum like this cannot do the job.

    • Replies: @Cowboy
  18. Cowboy says:
    @Mefobills

    A trivium debate requires high agreement on what certain words mean.

    WWWS (what would wittgenstein say)

    “This was our paradox: no course of action could be determined by a rule, because every course of action can be made out to accord with the rule. The answer was: if everything can be made out to accord with the rule, then it can also be made out to conflict with it. And so there would be neither accord nor conflict here.”

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  19. Mefobills says:
    @Cowboy

    Hierarchy is everywhere.

  20. OK, OK, I’m not getting into this back-and-forth name calling. Mefobills, there is plenty of overlap among Libertarians, Constitutionalists, and Nationalists.

    1) The Founders of our country were very obviously Constitutionalists by definition, having written the document. Yet, they were Nationalists, seeing as they had just fought or supported the American Revolution, forming their own nation of Americans*. They were Libertarians, as the term “Liberal” meant that same thing. We all know that word has been coopted to mean Socialist now. Old time Conservatives will call Libertarians “Classical Liberals”.

    2) People who understand the value of, and support, the US Constitution are, yes, Constitutionalists. We don’t give a rat’s ass about any other nation’s constitution, since all the rest suck in comparison. Therefore that term Constitutionalist must include Nationalist too. The definition of Nationalist, to me, is a problem, as do we mean wanting to keep the same people in this nation (pretty much the definition). There’s no doubt that the Reason magazine idiots and even occasionally Ron Paul here don’t understand that Libertarianism and Constitutionalism is not something that 99% of the newcomers understand.

    GeeBee, don’t go throwing slurs around when you don’t even know the ideology. It’s usually the young people that think Libertarians are the Koch Brothers and Warren Buffett. I give you Ron Paul and his Liberty Institute. If you appreciate Ron Paul’s writings, then you just may be a Libertarian. Embrace it!

    .

    * Or, at the time, 13 nations, as the States were much more sovereign before the Constitution.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  21. Cowboy says:

    Hierarchy is everywhere.

    Ill take that as a concession that yes the will to power is inherently evil and apparently necessary so the task is to find a gooder evil?

    As to my defective personality isn’t what your saying is that my words and actions don’t fall within standard deviation of social conventions and as an outlier I should be regarded with at least suspicion or possibly some coercion should be applied to either reign me in or make an example to others of what happens the further you go from the curve?

    I’ve read somewhere that the Nazi’s may have employed some measures that would cleanse the population of their outliers. Do you know if they had any success in their methods in the short time they held power?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @Mefobills
  22. Mefobills says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    The founding fathers weren’t libertarians.

    They were Libertarians, as the term “Liberal” meant that same thing.

    The Ron Paul movement has conflated the founding fathers with “Liberty,” only the liberty of the founding has nothing to do with libertarianism.

    Liberalism and Libertarianism is a 19’th century movement and has Jewish antecedents.

    If you want to use personalities other than Ron Paul, then William Jennings Bryan vs H.L. Mencken is an example:

    _______

    William Jennings Bryan and H.L. Mencken: The populist Bryan was a devout Christian and a champion of the common man and a traditionalist who traced his beliefs back to Jefferson and Jackson who was a bitter enemy of monopolies and trusts and a harsh critic of imperialism.

    Bryan also supported Prohibition and believed the states and the federal government had the right to ban the sale and distribution of alcohol because the people are sovereign in a republican system of government.

    H.L. Mencken was a Nietzschean and a Darwinist and an atheist and a libertarian. Mencken was an elitist and one of the most influential modernists and opponents of Prohibition of his time.

    Both Bryan and Mencken believed in liberty, but had different understandings of liberty, morality and sovereignty.

    Is the liberty of the American people best served by a degenerate culture, a rotten and entitled technocracy, a massive and intrusive federal government unshackled by the Constitution, an oligarchy constipated with wealth which it uses to purchase the policy agenda of the two parties and corrupt our politics and corporations which use their concentrated economic power to force woke progressivism on the people of the Heartland states, as the progressives believe, OR is liberty best served by rehabilitating unfashionable traditionalist ideas like love of race and nation, masculinity and femininity, religious faith, the concept of two genders and the family as an economic and emotional support unit, maintaining order whether at the border or through law enforcement, redistributing wealth, regulating corporations, breaking up monopolies and corporations, rejecting globalism and imperialism and venerating our national heritage

    Libertarianism is part of liberalism, which shills for open borders, and de-racinates a people, which then unmoors them and their nation. The economy of libertarianism is also junk economics, divorced from observable reality.

    • Agree: GeeBee
    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  23. Mefobills says:
    @Cowboy

    Ill take that as a concession that yes the will to power is inherently evil and apparently necessary so the task is to find a gooder evil?

    The will to power tends to occur among a subset of the population: psychopaths and sociopaths.

    There is another aspect to humanity, and that is money sickness. Certain people, when they get enough money, it is not enough, they want more, and more – there is never enough. There is no loss of wants.

    They cannot be sated, like with too many apples – too many apples then you don’t want any more. But, with money, there is no sating of desire, but the opposite.

    Libertarianism is junk economics and philosophy because it fails to admit that rents, unearned income, in-groups, money sickness, and psychopathy exists as part of reality.

    Lolbertarianism (yes LoL – because it needs to be laughed out of the room) fails because the doctrine was created by money sickness (((people))) as a covering ideology, to then get away with sophisticated usury mechanisms.

  24. Mefobills says:
    @Cowboy

    As to my defective personality isn’t what your saying is that my words and actions don’t fall within standard deviation of social conventions and as an outlier.

    Your defective personality was earned when you first engaged in an ad-hominem. You jumped into a conversation between me and GeeBee. Here is your comment to jog your memory:

    Shucks. Not even a trivium debate? Only using Latin language?

    The Trivium is Greek. And if you engaged in an ad-hominem in such a debate, you would be escorted out of the door, as it is bad form.

    I should be regarded with at least suspicion or possibly some coercion should be applied to either reign me in or make an example to others of what happens the further you go from the curve?

    You should be under suspicion, and not allowed near any levers of power, especially due to bad judgement and being a personality defective.

    How a hierarchy decides who controls the levers is a separate discussion – but Lolbertarians won’t even admit that there is hierarchy.

    I’ve read somewhere that the Nazi’s may have employed some measures that would cleanse the population of their outliers. Do you know if they had any success in their methods in the short time they held power?

    This is more snark on your part, and yet more proof of your personality being defective. Libertarianism does attract your type.

    • Agree: GeeBee
  25. Cowboy says:

    Wow, Libertarianism sounds really awful. Lets count the ways.
    1. Junk economics
    2. All libertarians are personality defectives (btw, is this a scientific term straight out of the manual?)
    3.All libertarians lack empathy
    4. All libertarians are irrational
    5. Libertarianism was founded by the jews
    6. libertarians dont like apples.

    In fact, it is so bad that all debate should be revoked! (is mefobills a Wokeist?)

    I’m starting to come around to your theory of personality defective in light of the level of obtuse projections on your part. I tried to gently expose your lack of rationality and empathy and because of that I am to be under suspicion and not allowed near levers of power and possible further coercion to be discussed later?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  26. Jokem says:
    @Mefobills

    The Founding Fathers were more States Righters than Libertarians.
    I coudl stomach either of those in preference to what we have been offered.

  27. @Mefobills

    I don’t want to argue much more on this, since we are actually in good agreement ideology-wise. However, I don’t know when these definitions changed, but Libertarianism is nothing but “classical liberalism”, meaning stuff Thomas Jefferson, and your Menchen would agree on (not so sure about W.J. Bryan).

    I appreciate the discussion anyway, and I’ll just add this: There are things the Libertarians need to learn from Conservatives and things the Conservatives need to learn from the Libertarians. Peak Stupidity took a quick look at this a few years back in this post. We “swing both ways” you might say, or might not …

    Good day, all. I’m looking forward to the next Ron Paul post, no matter what you wanna call him. ;-}

    • Replies: @Jokem
  28. Jokem says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Libertarianism is nothing but “classical liberalism”

    I would say the Constitution Party is in better alignment with what the founders had in mind.

  29. http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/05/17/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-is-providing-at-least-80-million-covid-19-vaccines-for-global-use-commits-to-leading-a-multilateral-effort-toward-ending-the-pandemic/
    FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration is Providing at least 80 million COVID-19 Vaccines for Global Use, Commits to Leading a Multilateral Effort toward Ending the Pandemic May 17 2021
    ??? Should read Biden-Harris continues the US role as The Great Satan by poisoning people and children around the world with costly dangerous “vacci – nations”. Read the entire statement.
    Search engine tainted covid vaccines Johnson and Johnson and remember they lie to us/US/the WORLD, nobody can really tell you what is in any given vaccination…. Some could be real mRNA (with who knows what effects down the road like HIV like reactions, or dementia caused by spike genes introduced which act like Prion disease) or the also dangerous adenovirus entry system or ??? bad batches of J and J or last years regular flu vaccine or flat out something designed to give you AIDS or a placebo…. No one can tell you what is in any given shot, or the manufacturing equality of any given batch, remember they are mass producing and mass pushing the dangerous gene therapies and other concoctions.
    • The United States will send 80 million U.S. vaccines to help countries battling the pandemic by the end of June 2021. This equates to all of its manufactured 60 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses as soon as they are reviewed by the FDA, as well as at least another 20 million doses of vaccines that are authorized for use in the United States. We will continue to donate from our excess supply as that supply is delivered to us.
    • Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) for COVID-19 Recovery. The Department of Treasury is working with the management of the International Monetary Fund and other members toward a $650 billion general allocation of SDRs to IMF member countries to support the global recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, which would also increase demand for U.S. exports and support U.S. firms and the creation of U.S. jobs.
    • This includes, but is not limited to, the U.S. Quad Vaccine partnership to supply at least one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2022, including the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  30. Mefobills says:
    @Cowboy

    Now you are erecting straw men arguments.

    You implicate yourself in an unaware way.

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