The sinking ship that the Covid-crazy rats are fleeing

Published on January 11, 2022Written by Tom Woods

There’s a particular sinking ship from which the rats are ostentatiously fleeing; the “keep schools closed” ship.
Now before I get lectured to, let me note: I couldn’t possibly be a bigger opponent of soul-crushing schools that teach kids propaganda.
But I promise you: that’s not the reason all the blue checks have urged us to keep schools closed.
It was all fact-free hysteria, and I’m just flat-out against that no matter what the cause is.
I would never say: “Dr. Fauci is my ally because I don’t like the public school system and he favors closing it.” Dr. Fauci is never my ally, ever.
And the blue checks are reversing themselves on this faster than you can believe.
When the teachers’ unions have lost the blue checks, the polling on keeping schools closed must be horrendous.
I am no fan of Eric Adams, the new mayor of New York, since he favors the evil and useless vaccine passport system, which can never be excused.
But I find it politically interesting that he’s been saying things like this:
“I was a cook. I was a dishwasher. If nobody came to my restaurant when I was in college, I wouldn’t have been able to survive. When you talk about closing down our city, you’re talking about putting low-wage workers out of a job. I’m not letting that happen.”
And about schools specifically, in defiance of the teacher’s unions:
“We want to be extremely clear. The safest place for our children is in a school building. And we are going to keep our schools open….
“We’re not sending an unclear message of what is going to happen day to day. I’m going to tell you what’s going to happen day to day. We are staying open….
“I know there’s questions about staffing, I know there’s questions about testing — there’s a lot of questions. But we’re going to turn those question marks into an exclamation point. We are staying open.”
Let’s also take a look at Ashish Jha, who’s currently at Brown University. He’s been downright nasty through this whole ordeal — compare his conduct to that of the decent and civilized Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford, for instance — and has placed impossible obstacles in the way of school reopening: tying it to rates of “community spread,” demanding onerous measures to ensure “physical safety,” even while mountains of evidence piled up that schools were not unsafe places.
(Sweden’s 1.8 million children all managed to avoid death, and their teachers did better than other professions, while having open schools without masking.)
Then Jha demanded the masking of students, and even told Congress: “No expert that I know of doesn’t believe masking is helpful for kids.”
Sure, Ashish. I’m sure you’ve never, ever encountered an expert who advises against masking kids — even though I myself, not even a member of the medical community, can somehow name you a whole slate of them.
And now, just this week, watch the pivot.
Here’s Jha on Twitter on January 4:
At every turn during this pandemic we have deprioritized children and their well-being. The educational losses and mental health tolls will be felt for their lifetimes. Great @DLeonhardt thread on how American kids are in a crisis and many don’t fully grasp how bad it is
It’s one thing to offer a sincere and profound apology for your errors in the past. It’s quite another all of a sudden to claim to care about the well-being of children when you yourself have been part of the dystopia that has targeted them.
Now, this has been altogether too much discussion of schools without at least a nod to homeschooling, so let me say this:
The wackos are in charge, imposing crazy and useless so-called safety measures, and (as usual) teaching wacko propaganda.
But homeschooling seems too hard. I completely understand that.
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Every word out of their mouths is a lie

Published on December 31, 2021Written by Tom Woods

With so many positive test results for asymptomatic people, the CDC just declared that such people need to quarantine for five days rather than the previous ten.
What scientific insight led them to this policy?
CDC director Rochelle Walensky said, “It really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate.”
(This reminds me of when Alachua County, Florida, instituted a one-person-per-thousand-square-feet rule for retail establishments. When asked where they got that figure, the county commissioner said it was “because it’s easy math for everybody to do.”)
Then Dr. Fauci:
“There is the danger that there will be so many people who are being isolated who are asymptomatic for the full ten days, that you could have a major negative impact on our ability to keep society running. So the decision was made of saying let’s get that cut in half.”
I’m glad that after nearly two years Dr. Fauci is giving some thought to keeping society functioning, but this is exactly the kind of thinking Fauci himself would have condemned as recently as two weeks ago, back when he was monomaniacally concerned with one issue and unable to entertain the possibility that there may be other things society needs to worry about.
It’s strange, isn’t it? To you and me, it’s excruciatingly obvious that the people in charge are making it up as they go along, while the zombie population is just sure our overlords have some kind of master plan that they learned in a textbook somewhere
Oh, they laughed at people who thought Donald Trump was playing 4D chess and had his own master plan, but they are convinced that Dr. Fauci ruined their lives for a really good, scientific reason.
Speaking of The Science, here’s a New York City council member with some recommendations for schools:

His list of suggestions continues, but I think that gives you the idea.
We now have an avalanche of evidence that schools are safe, and that teachers are at no greater risk than anyone else and if anything have done even better than people in other professions. This evidence comes from all over the world. Yet it makes no difference to our council member, who wants us to think that the more unreasonable he is, the more seriously he’s taking the virus.
Yes, yes, I know: the government’s schools are terrible. I’m not encouraging people to attend them. I am saying it’s psychotic to recommend that children eat lunch in 30 degree weather.
Regarding masks, Sweden’s schoolchildren did not wear masks at all. There are 1.8 million of them. Zero of them died, and their teachers did fine.
It’s just made-up craziness or outright lies. The Chicago mayor keeps screeching about overwhelmed hospitals, for example. But visits to the emergency room are lower than they were before COVID!

As Mary McCarthy said of Lillian Hellman, “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’”
As 2022 approaches, resolve to surround yourself with truth-tellers and people who support you, as a buffer against the psychotic liars who want to ruin your life.
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