ALICE IN WONDERLAND: An honest parent can't tell a child they need a Covid jab...so how DARE schools even try
The dangerous, misleading coercion of our innocent kids
By Alice Jones, News Uncut columnist
A QUICK warning. I’m not in a good mood. While most of us love the satisfaction of being proven right in life, all of my fellow journalists at News Uncut admit that, on the subject of Covid jabs and the various concerns which we avidly share, we take absolutely no satisfaction in being right. Not. One. Bit. Our daily communications – lively chats and mutually informative – regularly involve one of us saying, “please tell me I’m wrong about this.” Silence.
I’m going to lift a paragraph from a piece I wrote, published February 19 this year….
“A Goliath-style effort is being made here in an effort to continue to deem the vaccines ‘safe and effective’ as they are rolled out to five to 11-year-olds throughout the UK.
“Listening to Jason Leitch on Radio Scotland (16/02 John Beattie ‘Drivetime’) with his platitudes about this jab not being mandatory, quickly followed by his suggestion that the children would be spoken to in school and by parents was a low swoop.
“Tell any five-year-old that they will ‘save granny’ with a jab and they’ll be toddling their way to the nearest pop up marquee with their little arms outstretched before you can say ‘boo’.”
This week, a poster meme appeared on a local Primary/Nursery School in Scotland’s Facebook page:
As if a one-off poster or two, blue-tacked to a couple of grubby walls wasn’t enough, this was shared via the school on social media, quickly picked up and re-shared multiple times. The instructions and messages on the poster are simple, as they should be, considering the age of the desired audience.
The instructions and messages on the poster are also plain WRONG, dangerously misleading and utterly coercive, just as they should NOT be, given the sheer innocence of the desired audience. It’s an appalling demonstration of exactly what I feared would happen when this introduction of Covid jabs was put out there – not mandatory, not ‘needed’ but, as Leitch commented live on air, “the children would be spoken to in schools”. And here we are.
I’m a parent of young people in their early 20’s. I remember the five to 11 stage. Children will always push boundaries, it’s part of the learning process, but the truly rebellious, single minded, beginning to be educated and form valid opinions stage happens past 11 years of age. Prior to that, children tend towards pleasing parents and teachers. They crave a gold star, a medal, top marks in a maths test for a packet of Haribos. It’s that simple.
They trust their peers and their little peer group. For most, life is perhaps frustrating at times but it’s relatively uncomplicated and at this young age, they most certainly wouldn’t be doing any research into the efficacy or safety of vaccines. Heck, they’ve most likely had plenty of them and it’s akin to a trip to the dentist or the doctor – needs must? Not pleasant, but a necessity.
A little ice cream or trip to the cinema, a little coercion and we’re all sorted? Parents don’t enjoy this any more than the children do, but three filled molars aged nine doesn’t reflect well on a parenting level. It’s a no brainer, so we coerce for the better good. When we can see the better good.
What we surely owe our precious children is honesty and the benefit of our best judgments at the time of any medical interventions which we oversee?
An honest parent at this point in time cannot tell a five to 11-year-old that they ‘need’ to go and get a Covid jab, or that they ‘need’ to get a Covid jab to protect them against Covid 19. A school absolutely and definitely cannot nor should not do this. How DARE they even try?
If anybody at this point hasn’t been party to the Pfizer documents on adverse reactions and deaths post jabs, all being quietly delivered 500 pages at a time, perhaps it’s time to dig a little? All the documents are there for the reading.
A weekend watching Disney on Netflix with the little ones, as lovely as this is, might be better spent doing a big deep dive into research before a needle comes their way… and they smile and say ‘yes’ because, at this age, their trust in you is all they have.