As more of the Covid narrative unravels, the CDC has announced that the shots are not approved for young children. Meanwhile the Association of American Surgeons and Physicians has issued an urgent letter to US universities urging them to abandon any "vaccine passport" scheme. Also today: when does former CDC Director Scott Gottlieb think indoor mask mandates should be ended? You might be surprised...
By Ron Paul
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.
During his weekly media blitz over the weekend, Fauci claimed that Americans should be ready for more mask mandates into the indefinite future. He claims the masks eliminated the flu during the Covid outbreak. Did they? Also today, Dallas boxing match draws 70,000+ as Texas infections continue to drop off the map.
Cause and Effect ... Supply & Demand ... These can never be abolished by central planners. Economic Laws and The Market always prevail over bureaucrats. To believe that politicians can endlessly hand out money that they do not have, and that The Fed can counterfeit trillions of dollars without serious economic repercussions, is to believe in the impossible. Reality always puts an end to fantasy.
The Facebook oversight board has backed the social media website's decision to ban former President Donald Trump from using its product. The claim is that Trump violated the company's terms of service. Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley has written on this decision and we take a look at his thoughts and add some of our own. Also today: the Taliban strikes back!
As covid shot manufacturer Pfizer boasts record-breaking profits in the first quarter of 2021, it is advancing a marketing scheme to expand the shot to more of the population and to guarantee exploding revenue well into the future. Is this an example of capitalism's failures? Also today, California education kooks take aim at math's "inequalities."
By Chris Rossini
The essence of every individual human life is Liberty. It's all about choice - the ultimate "choose-your-own-adventure."
No two adventures are ever the same. Each is one-of-a-kind and completely unique. Every individual starts in a different environment, raised under different circumstances, endowed with a unique personality, along with unique physical and mental attributes.
But no matter where you start, or with whatever you start with, the business at hand is exactly the same for everyone:
Where you start and where you finish at the end of your life will be a pin-point tabulation, summation and reflection of the choices that you've decided to make.
This individual liberty does not occur in a vacuum or in a state of chaos. There is a universal government -- The Truth.
Men have been steamrolling one another since the beginning by trying to create a man-made "world government." But the real world government already exists, has always existed, and always will exist. No man-made concoction can overthrow, or "regime change" the truth.
Since we are free to choose, it necessarily means we are free to ignore the truth. We are free to hate it, deny it, and fight against it.
That's what it means to be free. If every individual had no choice but to abide by the truth, he would be a robotic and mechanical automation. There would be no choice. He would not be human.
Because being human means the ability to choose, it means each individual has the capability of being both unbelievably good (i.e., choosing to live in harmony with the truth) or unbelievably horrible (i.e., choosing to live in disharmony with the truth).
Time has no bearing on any of this. Individuals today are no different than individuals from the past, or from those individuals that are yet to come.
The Robespierres, Lenins, Hitlers, Stalins, and Maos are not reserved for previous eras only. People are capable of being just as vicious and destructive (or even more destructive) today.
Those who make the choice to be destructive are always striving for an impossible end: the destruction of the one government that exists...the destruction of the truth.
Such an end can never be reached. The only end that is (repeatedly) reached in these fruitless quests is the destruction of human life on a mass scale. That's the recurring stamp of failure that gets branded onto every attempt to play God.
Man cannot limit the limitless. Man cannot know the unknown. Neither can man create tools to do these things. It should be easy to grasp that the part can never control the whole. Neither can the part be the whole.
But, because man is free to choose, there always seems to be men who choose to believe that the part can be the whole. And, of course, in their minds, they are the part who will be the whole.
Today, as has always been the case, we see constant stories of men who proclaim that they will micromanage the unmanageable. But the unknown cannot be micromanaged, for it is unknown.
Even that which is known cannot be micromanaged. Every single moment, our natural world is in a never-ending state of change. It is never static, but in a constant state of flux. Every interaction sets off a chain of reactions that can never be known precisely in advance.
And that's just the natural world.
Then you have the great unseen that takes place in between every single individual's ears.
7+ billion individual human beings are thinking, choosing and acting with a purpose. Each has internal goals and desires that are separate from the goals and desires of everyone else.
Let us look at this world of the unseen, before each visible action takes place:
Before every action, the individual must be dissatisfied with something in his mind. It may be an itch, or the buzzing sound of a mosquito near his ear, or hunger, or something that seems out of place. Whatever it is, in his mind, he is dissatisfied.
The individual then imagines, in his mind, how he could correct this dissatisfaction. He imagines altering something in the physical world in order to make things satisfactory again in his mind.
The individual then chooses, in his mind, the means to achieve his end. If it's an itch, his means might be using a finger to scratch it. If it's a buzzing mosquito, his means may be swinging his arm to swipe it away. If it's hunger, his means may be getting up and walking to the refrigerator.
The individual must believe, in his mind, that the use of the means that he chooses will achieve his end; otherwise he will not act.
Let's say the buzzing sound turns out to be not from a mosquito, but from a plane that is thousands of feet in the air, he will not act by swinging his arm in order to swipe away the plane.
But then again, if he doesn't have the knowledge, in his mind, of how things work, he might swing his arm to swipe away the plane.
He will then learn that his means are insufficient to reach his end. His knowledge of himself and his world will subsequently increase, in his mind.
The individual must then count the cost. He may be hungry, but is much too tired to walk to the refrigerator. He may decide that satisfying the dissatisfaction of hunger costs too much. Relaxation is more valuable at the present moment, in his mind. As his hunger grows, he may change his mind.
Remember that all of the above happens before the person moves a single muscle!
This entire process of dissatisfaction, thinking, imagination, valuation, calculation, belief and ultimate choice happen internally.
This is the all-powerful unseen.
This is the font and unlimited reservoir of Liberty.
This great unseen takes place in the minds of 7+ billion individuals, every second of every day.
It is one of the great errors to believe that any man, or any group of men, are to micromanage not only the entire visible world, and the infinite number of variables that comprise it; but also all of the human beings that inhabit it.
Human life is Liberty and the supreme government of humanity is the truth.
All else is error, and with error comes pain.
The purpose of pain is to get man's attention...to alert him...to instruct him:
'You're off course. Find the truth!'
CNN and other outlets reported yesterday that the Biden Administration is looking to get around laws restricting domestic spying on Americans by "partnering" with "private" entities and organizations to outsource the spying. The justification is the claimed rise in "domestic terrorism," as evidenced by what Biden has called "the greatest threat to our democracy since the Civil War," AKA the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
By Ron Paul
Even if “won,” endless wars like our 20 year assault on Afghanistan would not benefit our actual national interest in the slightest. So why do these wars continue endlessly? Because they are so profitable to powerful and well-connected special interests. In fact, the worst news possible for the Beltway military contractor/think tank complex would be that the United States actually won a war. That would signal the end of the welfare-for-the-rich gravy train.
In contrast to the end of declared wars, like World War II when the entire country rejoiced at the return home of soldiers where they belonged, an end to any of Washington’s global military deployments would result in wailing and gnashing of the teeth among the military-industrial complex which gets rich from other people’s misery and sacrifice.
Would a single American feel less safe if we brought home our thousands of troops currently bombing and shooting at Africans?
As Orwell famously said, “the war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.” Nowhere is this more true than among those whose living depends on the US military machine constantly bombing people overseas.
How many Americans, if asked, could answer the question, “why have we been bombing Afghanistan for an entire generation?” The Taliban never attacked the United States and Osama bin Laden, who temporarily called Afghanistan his home, is long dead and gone. The longest war in US history has dragged on because…it has just dragged on.
So why did we stay? As neocons like Max Boot tell it, we are still bombing and killing Afghans so that Afghan girls can go to school. It’s a pretty flimsy and cynical explanation. My guess is that if asked, most Afghan girls would prefer to not have their country bombed.
Indeed, war has made the Beltway bomb factories and think tanks rich. As Brown University’s Cost of War Project has detailed, the US has wasted $2.26 trillion dollars on a generation of war on Afghanistan. Much of this money has been spent, according to the US government’s own Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, on useless “nation-building” exercises that have built nothing at all. Gold-plated roads to nowhere. Aircraft that cannot perform their intended functions but that have enriched contractors and lobbyists.
President Biden has announced that the US military would be out of Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. But as always, the devil is in the details. It appears that US special forces, CIA paramilitaries, and the private contractors who have taken an increasing role in fighting Washington’s wars, will remain in-country. Bombing Afghans so that Max Boot and his neocons can pat themselves on the back.
But the fact is this: Afghanistan was a disaster for the United States. Only the corrupt benefitted from this 20 year highway robbery. Will we learn a lesson from wasting trillions and killing hundreds of thousands? It is not likely. But there will be an accounting. The piper will be paid. Printing mountains of money to pay the corrupt war profiteers will soon leave the working and middle classes in dire straits. It is up to non-interventionists like us to explain to them exactly who has robbed them of their future.
The CDC has issued new guidelines for measuring "breakthrough" Covid cases (a vaccinated person contracting the virus), recommending that the PCR test cycles be dialed down to below 28 to avoid false positives. False positives could undermine support for the vaccine. This move makes sense...but what about an entire year of testing the general population with a cycle of 40 or above? Are some false positives more equal than others?