Lots of Things Are Shut Down Because of Coronavirus … I Say “Good Riddance” to Many of Them

Posted in Healthy Food & Agriculture, Politics on April 5th, 2020 by dhawkinsmo

COPYING THIS TO MY PAGE WHICH WAS MY RESPONSE TO A FACEBOOK FRIEND OBSERVING THE CURRENT UPHEAVALS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS.

Some comments on each item you mention … “shut down schools” … I say good riddance … we should be discipling / mentoring kids … not bussing them to prison (oh sorry, school) and then lecturing them in the classroom. The whole system is fundamentally flawed in my opinion. What do I mean specifically by “mentoring / discipling”? Well, outside of “the three R’s” I think most learning should be hands on and completely reoriented towards the goal of preparing children to be well rounded, free citizens … stewards of the Earth, not to be slaves of multinational corporations, which is the current goal. And yes, I realize there are obstacles to this, one important one being that we need to expand “unalienable rights” to include a fourth item … “life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness … AND 3-4 GOOD ACRES OF LAND.” If this was an “unalienable right” and young people were free to build simple low cost homes (like mine) on this land, then they wouldn’t have to spend most of their school years training to be slaves (or slave drivers) within the corporate system. “Closed businesses” … it’s interesting to me to observe which businesses are “essential” and which are not. I can’t find an open barber shop now to save my life and the fact is that I CAN cut my own hair or get my ex-wife or one of my kids or a friend to do it. Read more »