Universities FORCING “vaccination” on their students, faculties and staff are functioning more like death camps than like schools
What kind of “higher education” teaches such compliance?
|Mark Crispin Miller|
For that’s what “mandating” injection really is: coercion is coercion, whether it’s SWAT teams in hazmat suits pinning people down and sticking needles in them (has this yet happened anywhere?), or—the Nazi way—gradually making life impossible for those who won’t comply; and that’s the last thing any proper school should do.
And yet “higher education” in the West is doing precisely that, in Oceanic violation of those heroic Latin mottoes that colleges and universities still use as quaint signs of their high academic purpose (having not yet canceled them, since Latin is exclusionary, and ancient Rome was probably transphobic). Lending gravitas to schools engaging in forced “vaccination”with experimental sera known already to have killed or gravely injured tens of thousands of unwitting subjects, those lofty Latin phrases now evince the same sadistic irony that we associate with, say, Arbeit macht frei (“Work sets you free”), the iron promise cruelly stamped atop the gates of Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps, or the no-less-inapt etching of John 8:32—”And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”—in the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building of the CIA, the planet’s foremost factory of Big Lies.
Today, in this nation Under Covid, the CIA’s bold seizure of “the truth” seems no more outrageous than, say, Harvard’s retention of its motto “Veritas” (“Truth”), or Yale’s, or Indiana University’s, “Lux et veritas” (“Light and truth”), or Northwestern’s “Quaecumque sunt vera” (“Whatever things are true”), or Johns Hopkins’ (pre-CIA) “Veritas vos Liberabit” (“The truth shall make you free”), or, to jump across our northern border to the University of Waterloo, “Concordia cum veritate” (“In harmony with truth”); or—as light symbolizes truth—the University of California’s “Fiat lux” (“Let there be light”), or Morehouse College’s “Et Facta Est Lux” (“And there was light”), or these noble (English) words above the main gate at the campus of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia: “Enter by this gateway, and seek the way of honor, the light of truth, the will to work for men.”
That fine summons, crafted in the genuinely scientific spirit of UVA’s (now largely canceled) founder, spells out the old humanistic creed that all those academic mottoes, and so many others, call to mind (or some minds): a creed exalting truth, the freedom to pursue it, and, explicitly or tacitly, the benefit of such free intellectual pursuit for all.
We might call this creed Socratic, in honor of that unrelenting intellect snuffed out by the authorities, for his “impiety,” in Athens, in 399 B.C. Or, of course, we might hark back to Galileo, convicted of thoughtcrime, his errant writings blacklisted, by the Church in 1616. Whatever names define the history of that heroic creed, it is a history now ending in disgrace, as all those universities pretentiously invoking Truth, Light, Reason, free inquiry—Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, UVA, the University of California, Indiana University, Morehouse, Waterloo, and all too many others, including Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Brown, NYU, Georgetown, Dartmouth, Howard, Brandeis, Williams, Amherst, Vassar, Bard, Tulane, George Mason, Emory, American University and the University of Chicago (as well as McGill, and the University of Toronto)—are forcing everyone on campus to get “vaccinated,” despite the risks (which they deny), and on no scientific grounds, but wholly on the basis of a pathogenic cluster of official lies as wild and ruinous as any in the history of organized delusion, and yet it’s hazardous to question them, within those corporate citadels of Light and Truth.
I could be wrong (and hope I am), but, from where I sit, it seems quite clear that the vast majority of administrators and professors in the ivied gulag find it reprehensible to doubt that COVID-19 is (1) a pandemic illness of (2) extraordinary lethality, (3) spread by asymptomatic carriers, or (4) “cases,” whose virus-laden exhalations must be blocked by (5) masks—which (6) somehow don’t work unless everybody wears them—and (7) “social distancing,” to prevent any more (8) “super-spreader events” like those that claimed so many of the (9) 600,000+ lives lost in the US last year, when the virus (10) came out of nowhere, and (11) quickly overran the nation’s hospitals, whose (12) personnel worked valiantly to save as many people as they could, by putting them on ventilators.
And now, there still being (13) no remedies for COVID-19, or, of course, its (14) ever-deadlier variants, it’s now especially urgent that we all get injected, with one of the four COVID-19 (15) “vaccines,” all of which have been proven (16) safe, (see 13) necessary and (17) effective—since, effective though they are, they won’t work unless everybody gets them (just like the masks, which  even the “vaccinated” should keep wearing, ideally wearing two of them, and maybe visors, too, and rubber gloves, while also staying six feet apart).
Since (19) hospitals around the world are filling up with the “unvaccinated,” who are also putting (20) young adults and (21) children at grave risk, it is especially urgent that we get them all injected, whatever that may take. Otherwise (22) we won’t reach herd immunity—assuming such a thing is even possible, since (23) natural immunity, acquired through prior infection, lasts only months, or weeks, and (24) offers no protection against any of the “variants” to come. For that, we will, of course, need (25) “booster” shots, which we must be prepared to take every six months or so, in perpetuity (they also being  completely safe, as well as necessary and, of course, effective), while also (27) giving up, forevermore, such risky practices as shaking hands, teaching in classrooms, and having dinner parties. And we must also be prepared to counter all (28) “misinformation” with the facts provided by the CDC, or, failing that, report it.
I’ve numbered those Big Lies, not so that I may now correct them one by one (I and others have been trying to correct them, every day), but merely to convey their awesome multiplicity, and how neatly they cohere into a single crackpot ideology far more catastrophic than “the virus” at its core. As institutional enforcers of that ideology, and its corollary mandates, all those colluding universities and colleges in this “democracy” (and Canada’s), although, perhaps, not quite as hostile to dissent as was the professoriate in Hitler’s Germany, are really not so different.
For it is the professoriate that ultimately bears the blame for this authoritarian derangement of the universities, just as doctors and reporters are primarily responsible for the ethical and intellectual collapse of their respective institutions. Although the mask and “vaccine” mandates, and all other Covidian decrees, have been dictated by each school’s higher bureaucracy (no doubt on orders from still higher up), those strictures are in force because most faculty, far from resisting them, have either acquiesced to them, or, often, gladly welcomed them, the COVID propaganda having long since panicked them into unthinking compliance with Whatever Dr. Fauci Says, while keeping them completely innocent of what they call “the science,” which they worship without ever bothering to read, since what they mean by “the science” is “the CDC” (whose fine print they don’t read, either, leaving it to CNN, Rachel Maddow, NPR and/or the New York Times to tell them what that “science” says).
Thus many faculty, or most, at those colluding schools have not been forced to take the jab, because they already were successfully manipulated into wanting it—and wanting everybody else to take it, too, since (like masking) COVID “vaccination” somehow doesn’t work if everybody doesn’t undergo it. So potent is the spell of this insane collectivist imperative that it has driven millions with advanced degrees to get injected, with no questions asked, while those faculty with some financial interest in the “vaccination” program have been quick to join “our free press” in attacking those (too) few who have refused.
This happened days ago at Huron University College, founding institution of the University of Western Ontario, when Julie Ponesse, professor of ethics and ancient philosophy, posted a 4-minute video explaining, lucidly and calmly (though, in conclusion, tearfully), why she could not ethically subject herself to “vaccination” in order to retain the post—teaching students to think critically—that she has held for over 20 years. Having looked into the hazards of such “vaccination,” she deems it “ethically wrong to impose an experimental medical procedure as a condition of employment,” and so resigned herself to termination. (The university has placed her on paid leave.)
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Although every point Prof. Ponesse made is indisputable, and her stand, therefore, in full harmony with Western’s motto, Veritas et Utilitas (“Truth and the application of knowledge”), Canada’s “free press” went after her, vaguely citing some official data in defense of the “vaccines,” and quoting certain colleagues who obligingly barfed up serviceable pellets of the “vaccine” propaganda. The London Free Press quoted Prof. Anthony Skelton, co-author of the vaccine-friendly Bio-Ethics in Canada: “Shame on Julie Ponesse. This is the anti-thesis [sic] of the Socratic mission: to live the examined life,” he tweeted. “Ponesse’s remarks about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine mandates rest on moral and factual errors,” Skelton wrote, without explaining what those “errors” were, or how he sees his own “vaccine” advocacy as somehow exemplary of “the examined life.” (Prof. Skelton sees “strong reasons to inoculate children” against COVID-19, which, he guesses, “may [otherwise] harm or kill them.”)
The Free Press also quoted Jacob Shelley, another bio-ethicist at Western, and one given to promoting COVID-19 “vaccination” of children. Ponesse’s video, he huffed, “is about refusing to take a vaccination, a policy that is legally enforceable and ethically justifiable.” What Prof. Shelley meant, apparently, is that mandating “vaccination” is both “legally enforceable and ethically justifiable”—evidently wishful thinking on his part, since forcible injection is, in fact, neither legal nor “ethically justifiable,” however fervently those like Prof. Skelton and himself may wish the opposite to be the case (a bias that might possibly relate to how much funding Western has received from Pfizer et al.). Prof. Shelley ended by sneering at his colleague’s “crocodile tears—but not for those that died, or suffered, or who have been harmed ” (presumably by COVID-19, not by the “vaccine” that he thinks should be forced on everyone).
Meanwhile, the Toronto Star did its bit against Prof. Ponesse by reaching far beyond her campus in Ontario, to New York University, where Prof. Arthur Caplan, the best-known, and surely the best-financed, of bio-ethicists, plies his trade as staunch defender of all vaccination programs, this “vaccination” program included. “I think she is flat out wrong and it’s not just a difference in opinion about morals, some of her facts are just incorrect,” he said of Prof. Ponesse’s statement. Which of her facts are wrong? “She’s impugning the vaccine, calling it experimental, those are just not true assertions.” Having thus established his own credibility (those “vaccines” are experimental, as even their manufacturers concede), Prof. Caplan went on to tell the Star that Canadians concerned about the ethics of the “vaccination” mandates should listen not to ethicists like Prof. Ponesse, but to himself: “I’ve been working on vaccines for nine years, and I wouldn’t pass her in my ethics course.” No doubt that’s true, since the only wrong Prof. Caplan can imagine vis-a-vis those “vaccines” is not to use them up ASAP: “I absolutely think it’s better to use vaccine than to waste it,” Prof. Caplan told an audience at Lehigh University in April. “That’s the most morally offensive thing of all, is to throw it away.” (Lehigh has mandated injection with that experimental gene-editing technology, which somehow doesn’t square with Lehigh’s motto, Homo minister et interpres naturae [“Man, servant and interpreter of Nature”]).
That Prof. Caplan is my colleague here at NYU, and a conduit of lavish funding by Big Pharma, may or may not relate to my experience as a target of institutional attack for having urged the students in my propaganda course, a year ago, to read through all the scientific literature on masking as a barrier against transmission of respiratory viruses. Specifically, my suggestion that they read all the randomized, controlled trials of masking, finding that it’s ineffective, and that they also read the more recent studies finding otherwise, then make up their own minds about the issue, drove one student into a blind fury that she vented four days later in a stream of tweets demanding that NYU fire me—a call that garnered me much hostile media coverage, and that most of my department colleagues then re-echoed with a letter to the dean, demanding that my “conduct” be subjected to “review,” charging that I had not just “discouraged my students from wearing masks” in violation of “New York state law” (I never thus “discouraged” them—on the contrary—nor is there such a law), but also had, for “several years,” engaged in “hate speech,” mounted “attacks on students and others in our community,” “advocated for an unsafe learning environment,” and perpetrated unnamed “microaggressions and aggressions,” for all of which imaginary crimes I should be fired, just as that student had demanded. After they refused, twice, to retract their letter, notwithstanding my meticulous rebuttal, I filed a libel suit against them; and we now await the judge’s ruling on the defendants’ motion to dismiss. (Whether he grants it or denies it, we will proceed, as this GoFundMe page makes clear.)
Meanwhile, although he told me it would end in mid-December, the dean’s “review” of my horrendous “conduct” is apparently still going on, since I never heard from him or anybody in his office since last fall. (I haven’t heard from anyone at NYU about it, prompting me to think there is no such “review.”) Nor have I been allowed to teach my propaganda course since then, although I had been teaching it for over twenty years, the classes very popular and the responses largely glowing. Although it looks like an expression of my colleagues’ Covidian infection-panic, enhanced by “woke” fanaticism, this push to get me fired may actually be driven by some higher powers at NYU, since the dean told me that he ordered the “review” because the university’s lawyers had demanded it.
Whoever gave the order, or even if nobody did, my plight at NYU is only one example of a university where free inquiry, and the quest for Truth, are not encouraged, but punished, notwithstanding NYU’s heroic motto, Perstare et Praestare (“To persevere and to excel”). It surely is significant that, despite the media coverage both of that student’s tweet-attack, and of my libel suit, throughout the year since this ordeal began I’ve heard from no one on NYU’s quite large faculty, except for one (untenured) friend. Meanwhile, NYU has imposed a sweeping “vaccine” mandate on the whole community, claiming a compliance rate among the faculty of 98%. Although that may be an exaggeration, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were accurate, as many colleagues have made all too clear, in emails and in terrified remarks, that they know nothing more about COVID-19, or those “vaccines” for it, than they knew a year ago, at which time they knew only what was in the New York Times. (I myself requested, and received, a religious exemption.)
So here we are, facing colder weather in a month or so, with countless students, faculty and staff now “fully vaccinated” with (pace Prof. Caplan) an experimental substance known already to have killed several tens of thousands, and badly injured many tens of thousands more, throughout the US, Europe, Israel, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; those thousands just a fractional percentage of the true toll obfuscated by the government, ignored conjointly by “our free press” and the medical establishment, and, therefore, still increasing week by week, especially among young men and women—a devastating rise due largely to those mandates which our colleges and universities should not be imposing but resisting, warning those young people not to get the jab, but to learn much more about it before taking such a risk.
I dearly hope that I am wrong about all this; but if I’m not, and that horrific toll increases among all those “fully vaccinated” on the orders of their schools, that awful truth will out, and it shall make us free at last of all those utterly corrupted institutions.
Open letter to UW officials: Repeal the COVID vaccination and testing mandates
This letter was sent to the president, the provost, and many other UW administrators on August 26th, 2021. A list of signatories is at the bottom. To have your own signature added, please send email to Michael Palmer, Dept. of Chemistry. Please include your name (with titles if you’d like to list them), your position (faculty/staff/student/parent) and if applicable your department or program.
You may also be interested in joining the lawsuit which Children’s Health Defense Canada and the Constitutional Rights Centre (Rocco Galati) will filing against UW and other delinquent schools. You can join a mailing list to stay informed and to connect with like-minded people.
We, the undersigned employees and students, or parents of students, of the University of Waterloo (UW) herewith express our categorical disagreement with the COVID-related mandates recently imposed by the university administration on all employees and students (e-mail entitled, “Mandatory vaccination and attestation,” dated August 16th, 2021; e-mail entitled, “Proof of vaccination now required for campus access,” dated August 24th, 2021). These mandates are unlawful, and their net effect will be to cause disease, not to prevent it.
Are mandates for vaccination or “anonymous” declaration of vaccination status covered by existing contracts?
Any mandates involving vaccination, declaration of vaccination status, and testing violate all employment contracts that were concluded, as well as all offers of admission that were accepted before the mandates were imposed. The rights infringed upon include those enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the highest law of the land. Thus, the mandates are unlawful and invalid.
What is the rationale for coercing vaccination?
Generally speaking, vaccination can have a number of different outcomes:
- It can induce “sterilizing immunity,” which means that the vaccinated person cannot contract and spread the pathogen in question.
- It can induce protection without sterilization – manifest disease in vaccinated persons will be suppressed or at least mitigated, but they may still contract and spread the infection.
- It can fail altogether – vaccinated persons remain as likely to fall ill as the unvaccinated or become even more so.
Only the first outcome could justify, tenuously, a vaccine mandate. Widespread sterilizing immunity could be expected to result in “herd immunity,” meaning that the immunity of the many who were vaccinated would also protect the few who cannot be vaccinated, typically due to underlying deficiencies of their immune systems.
It is generally accepted, however, that none of the currently used COVID vaccines produce sterilizing immunity; in fact, recent data indicate that they provide at best marginal protection. Therefore, mandating COVID vaccination has no rational justification.
Why is natural immunity not considered?
More than one year into the so-called pandemic, very many people have already been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and have acquired natural immunity. It has been shown that this immunity is much more robust than that conferred by the vaccines; such an outcome is indeed expected. Accordingly, those with natural immunity cannot possibly derive any additional benefit or protection from getting vaccinated. On the other hand, they are at increased risk of grave adverse events from the vaccines. Thus, even if there were valid reasons for mandating vaccination – which is not the case – the very first order of business should still be to offer tests for existing immunity, and to permanently exempt from vaccination those who test positive. This failure to account for natural immunity alone suffices to prove that the vaccine mandates imposed by the UW administration are unscientific, vexatious, and reckless.
Healthy people don’t transmit COVID-19.
While PCR methods have their legitimate uses in diagnosing infectious diseases, there is no good reason for using them on persons who are not sick. Numerous studies have confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be detected in cell culture only in samples from patients who are clinically sick, or whose symptoms subsided only a few short days ago. Those same studies determined that viral nucleic acids remained detectable by PCR in samples for weeks and even months after cell cultures had turned negative. Only cell cultures detect live viruses; in contrast, PCR will also detect non-viable virus particles and even fragments of viral nucleic acids.
A very large study conducted in Wuhan, China, which enrolled almost 10 million people, failed to trace any cases of clinical disease to contagion from PCR-positive but asymptomatic individuals. All of these findings indicate that a positive PCR test alone does not imply contagiousness. The testing mandates imposed on those members of the UW community who refuse to provide proof of vaccination are therefore without any scientific basis. Moreover, the very frequent repetition of these tests – twice weekly – will harm the very tender mucous membranes of the nasal cavity, which unlike those e.g. in the oral cavity are not able to withstand mechanical stress. Such frequently repeated trauma will cause pain and bacterial infections. This scientifically baseless and burdensome testing schedule is clearly designed to make peoples’ lives miserable and to pressure them into getting vaccinated.
Are UW administrators really unaware of the numerous grave adverse effects of the COVID vaccines?
Several leading UW administrators – notably President Vivek Goel, Provost James Rush, and VP Research Charmaine Dean – come from a public health or biomedical science background. Professional due diligence should therefore have acquainted them with the many kinds of severe adverse effects of the vaccines that have been reported in the medical literature. While the literature so far contains only case reports or small-scale studies on adverse events, a very large number of vaccine-related deaths and injuries is evident in the adverse events reporting systems of the U.S, the U.K., and the European Union. Even these systems, however, do not reflect the full magnitude of the problem. The independent advocacy group “America’s Frontline Doctors,” whose membership includes many very experienced physicians, has filed for an injunction against the existing vaccine emergency use authorizations, asserting that as many as 55,000 vaccine-related deaths have been reported to the federal authorities in the U.S. alone. Over and above these deaths, there are even more cases of grave and disabling disease such as heart attack, stroke, myocarditis, and multi-organ inflammatory disease. Such cases have been reported across all age groups.
This catastrophic outcome must be weighed against the tenuous benefits of vaccination. It must also be weighed against the minuscule risk of grave disease which the virus poses to persons of all ages without underlying disease, and particularly to adolescents and young adults such as our students. The risk-benefit balance of COVID vaccination is unambiguously negative. These vaccines should no longer be called “experimental,” because the experiment has already ended in failure. Any further continuation of this failed “experiment” amounts to the wilful infliction of bodily harm.
The vaccine mandates are divisive.
Both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated can contract the virus and then spread it. On the other hand, members of neither group will actually spread the virus as long as they are not themselves ill.
People may object to vaccination for various reasons, including medical, religious, and philosophical ones. Whichever the case may be – the choice to get vaccinated remains a personal one, as guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Regardless of our choices, there is no need for us to be afraid of each other. For too long have we allowed ourselves to be alienated from one another and divided, for fear of a virus that is no more deadly or dangerous than the flu. It is high time that we leave this fear behind and resume our normal lives – in private, but also at work. UW’s vaccine mandates won’t help us do that; instead, they will further entrench fear and distrust. They will keep us divided at a time when the UW community should be coming together to revive the confident and forward-looking spirit for which Waterloo is well known.
We urge UW administrators to repeal the mandates.
Beyond their divisiveness, the vaccine mandates will inflict more tangible harm. Given the size of UW’s population of students and employees, it is certain that coerced vaccinations will result in severe injury and quite possibly even deaths. It is urgent that these irrational and unlawful coercive measures be repealed before it is too late.
- America’s Frontline Doctors provide scientific and medical information on COVID-19 disease and on the vaccines. See in particular the news release on their lawsuit which contains the number of fatalities cited in the text.
- The Canadian COVID Care Alliance, too, provides a broad range of resources on COVID-19 and on its prevention and treatment. Of particular interest is their Parent Guide to COVID-19 Vaccination, authored by Dr. Byram Bridle, professor of viral immunology at the University of Guelph.
- The Doctors for COVID Ethics have authored several open letters and scientific analyses on COVID-19 vaccines. Some of these, including one on the pharmacokinetics and toxicity of mRNA vaccines and a legal expert opinion on the use of mRNA vaccines in children, were co-authored by UW Chemistry professor Michael Palmer, MD. The latter document provides literature references for most of the factual claims made in this open letter.
- The Liberty Coalition Canada has authored an open letter to universities and colleges that spells out how mandates such as those imposed by the UW administration violate the rights vouchsafed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- Children’s Health Defense Canada, in cooperation with lawyers Rocco Galati and Amina Sherazee of the Constitutional Rights Centre, are preparing a lawsuit against all universities and colleges (including UW) which have issued these illegal vaccination and testing mandates. All students and employees affected by these mandates can join this lawsuit.
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