Its all over the MSM today as the NZ teachers mandatory jab looms. Many teachers quitting over the principle rather than specifically the vaccine itself (although a few have expressed distrust of the science). But the government will have expected the fallout, and probably wants it to happen.
The mandate comes under the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. A recent High Court decision found in favour of the Government when a Customs employee was dismissed for refusing to be vaccinated. That indicated it was likely teaching staff who refused a vaccination would have their jobs terminated, Rush said.‘Teachers quit’ after Covid-19 vaccine mandate as sector mulls options for unjabbed staff | Stuff.co.nz
The problem here is that many teachers have expressed that the issue, of course, is the rapid erosion of freedoms under the guise of “safety”.
Trevor McIntyre, School Board Chairman of Haeata Community Campus in Wainoni, Christchurch, announced his resignation within 90 minutes of the official government jab-mandate announcement. While McIntyre was reticent about the details of his reason for resigning, colleagues quoted in a Press (print media) article elaborated that he is “making a stand…he is just philosophically and politically opposed what the Government is doing, and he’s had enough”.
Most of these teachers, I’m sure, will recall explaining Orwell’s 1984 to their students: All part of the curriculum when this author was a high school student. How horrific to see this classic warning of totalitarianism, becoming reality before their eyes, in their own classrooms.
So. The government mandates the jab for teachers. Teachers with certain moral, political and philosophical principles up and leave. Presumably leaving teachers who will, perhaps the government hopes, be more compliant with the agenda.
One would hope that these courageous departing teachers make their voices heard loud and clear.
Speaking of 1984, here’s a video essay for you all;