Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Teachers call Child Services when kids miss online class
Teachers are serving as the state’s newest surveillance into your home.
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families issued a fact sheet for teachers outlining when they should call DCF– the agency which can take your children and put them in foster care.
Did a kid miss an online class? Call in child services, because that could be evidence of neglect.
Teachers are also encouraged to pry into the home life of students on camera.
“Who is home today to help you with learning?”
“I’m having a hard time hearing you due to background noise/I’m hearing some other noises in the background, what else is happening at your house today?”
“I saw a person walk by your screen, who is home with you today?”
One mother has already had a DCF visit for leaving her 7-year-old boy with his teenage brother while she worked.
They used to call that babysitting. Now, apparently, it’s neglect.
$1,000 daily fines for non-compliance with health officials
Get ready for Comrade Contact Tracer.
The Governor of New Hampshire (whose state motto is ironically “Live Free or Die”) signed an executive order which forces anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 to comply with the orders of the Department of Public Health.
“Failure to comply with DPH instructions after notification of a positive COVID-19 test result, the fine shall be $1,000 per day.”
For instance, if health officials demand your family separate when one member tests positive for Covid. For every day you resist, you will be fined $1,000.
The order also says DPH can enter and search private property without a warrant, in the name of public health– though it appears this only applies to businesses for now.
Wisconsin government agency tells employees to wear masks on Zoom calls
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource sent a reminder to employees about a mask mandate in their facilities.
But they also told employees that they should wear masks while on Zoom calls… in their own homes, behind their computer screen, with no one else physically present.
Professor of Ethics argues for a “morality pill” to solve Covid
A Professor of Medical Ethics at Western Michigan University believes that “Coronavirus defectors” should have to “take a substance to boost their cooperative, pro-social behavior.”
He calls it a “morality pill”… which seems a lot like ‘soma’ from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World; it would make us all compliant, calm, happy, and agreeable.
The professor says we could even use the pill to solve climate change.
And if people are unwilling to take it, secretly add it to the water supply (here he links to an academic paper entitled: Compulsory moral bioenhancement should be covert).
Latinos aren’t interested in being called “Latinx”
At some point, some woke progressive decided that the term ‘Latinx’ would be the new, non-offensive, politically correct, gender neutral way to refer to Latinos and Latinas.
But a PEW research poll found that only 23% of Latinos have ever even heard of the term Latinx.
And just 3% of Latinos polled said they preferred being referred to by the term.
The social justice mob is so busy saving people from discrimination, they forgot to ask if the “victims” want help.