Why write a blog post on a small business website about children going back to school? Because kids going back to school is essential for the health of our enterprises.
The Wuhan Coronavirus or COVID has at least one positive aspect – children are not infected at high rates. If they do catch the virus, their illness is almost always short and mild. No serious person can dispute these facts. If you want to take extreme, one-off outliers and talk about COVID horror stories with youngsters, okay. But consider this – the flu kills FAR more children than COVID. Are we trying to close the schools over the flu? For some reason, no…, well, we all know the reason.
The rest of this blog post is not for the emotionally sensitive, “cancel culture” crowd. I keep it real.
My life does not revolve around Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, or Mitch McConnell. My life revolves around my church, family, and my business. That’s the center of my world and always will be. Like many of you, my politics lean Right, but not only do I hate Nazi racists, my father, my uncles, and other relatives bled on foreign battlefields to rid the world of that pestilence.
I’m really tired of Trump’s obnoxious bragging and narcissism. I’m also sick to death of being called evil by a gaggle of Communist losers who pretend to be Congresspeople and call themselves “The Squad” because I believe that making a profit at my business is the best way for me to serve both my family and my community.
So, here it is. Wake up. Right now. Regardless of your own political views, this is reality. The Radical Progressive crowd does not give a damn if your children go back to school this year. They have another all-consuming agenda. They hate Donald Trump. If your kids and your business suffer because of their hatred for the President, too bad for you.
Are our children, from kindergarten through 12th grade, at any substantial (translate – real) risk of becoming severely ill or dying from attending school this year? No. There is just no credible argument to be made that they are. Teachers, yes, they are at more risk. Just like nurses, doctors, grocery store clerks, all essential workers are at risk.
Should we take steps to mitigate the risk to teachers and children? Sure, why not. It would be stupid and foolish not to do so.
Should we close down schools because of the COVID threat?
No, if we are rational and love our children.
Yes, if we want to use school closures for political purposes and/or if we chose to live our lives driven by over-hyped, fear porn.
Simple as that, people. That’s our choice. Our businesses will suffer if our schools are closed. Daily life will be just that more disrupted. Less customers, less business, more grief and sorrow.
Before any of you get the wrong idea…
I voted for Bill Clinton – twice. I’m happy with that vote and pleased with his Presidency (on the whole). I could be persuaded that Joe Biden from the 80s and 90s might make a decent President. But, that’s not our choice today. The truth is that Joe Biden 2020 cannot even remember his name half the time. God bless him, but he’s not up to the job. The man is half there, on his best day.
Biden is a puppet, a cardboard cutout, a prop. The Radical Progressive crowd has taken over the Democratic Party. These folks consider you, a business owner, to be the enemy. All of this violence and unrest, you think this is about “systemic racism”? Think again. It is a tactic to divide and conquer. Check out the Black Lives Matter manifesto. They are Marxists and proud of it. Marxists, by definition, hate business owners. To them, you are a problem to be eliminated.
Send the radical lunatics a message. This is America. We are not cowards. Our children are not pawns to be used in a cynical political game. Oh, and by the way, while some of our teachers try to infect our kids with the notion that America sucks, they learn otherwise at home.
We love our kids. They deserve parents and a nation who will stand up and fight for their right to receive the best education we can provide.