It turns out that Cornell University’s “universal” vaccine requirement isn’t universal at all. School officials have given blanket permission for non-white students to ignore the requirement, if they claim to be traumatized by the non-existent racism of America’s health system. But what looks like another Ivy League absurdity is something greater — it’s a glimpse of the policies that will prevail all across America much sooner than people think, as well as the disingenuous intentions behind those policies.
Like most colleges in the U.S., Cornell has imposed a whole battery of requirements on students who want to study on-campus. Along with wearing a mask and quarantining for 14 days when required, the four-page agreement requires students to receive the annual flu vaccine. Students can apply for an exemption on medical or religious grounds, which is common enough. But those aren’t the only grounds for an exemption. Campus Reform reporter Benjamin Zeisloft discovered that Cornell also allows for exemptions on “other” grounds. And only one example is given:
Ithaca students with other concerns / extenuating circumstances may request an exemption from the Fall 2020 flu vaccination requirement that is part of the university’s COVID-19 Behavioral Compact. (Learn more about why Cornell is requiring flu vaccination for students.) Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color (BIPOC) may have personal concerns about fulfilling the Compact requirements based on historical injustices and current events, and may find this information helpful in considering an exemption. [Cornell University]
The paragraph includes a link to an entire additional page focused on potential non-white opposition to getting the vaccine. It reads in part:
We recognize that, due to longstanding systemic racism and health inequities in this country, individuals from some marginalized communities may have concerns about needing to agree to such requirements. For example, historically, the bodies the of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) have been mistreated, and used by people in power, sometimes for profit or medical gain. It is understandable that the current Compact requirements may feel suspect or even exploitative to some BIPOC members of the Cornell community. Additionally, recent acts of violence against Black people by law enforcement may contribute to feelings of distrust or powerlessness. [Cornell University]
The paragraph is a sterling example of how America’s perverse ruling class ideology corrupts the spirit and the mind. George Floyd dying means that black Americans don’t need a vaccine? The cure for systemic racism is granting some races special privileges? The whole mess makes no sense at all, but that is why it is so important.
What is happening at Cornell is a harbinger for what will be a norm throughout the United States. At Cornell, officials came up with rules that, nominally, were supposed to apply to everyone. But they don’t. As the school has made eminently clear, the rules only actually apply to white students. If non-white students want out, they can easily ignore the order, with gibberish about “longstanding systemic racism and health inequities.” Put simply, Cornell’s administrators are psychologically unwilling to go through the ordeal of dictating the behavior of non-white students.
These are not simply more egregious and tired examples of institutional hostility to whites and bizarre new forms of affirmative action for minorities. Cornell’s hesitation also shows how much of a sham all their COVID-19 health theater is. Imagine if the health crisis on American college campuses really was as dire as school administrators claim. In that case, giving non-white Cornell students a pass on vaccinations solely due to vacuous “racism” concerns would be preposterous. Despite framing the issue in terms of fighting racism, it is those same non-white students who would be most at risk as though their lives didn’t matter, to borrow a phrase. Cornell would be risking a health calamity and countless deaths just to placate the fragile psyches of a few students.
In reality, of course, the opposite is the truth: Cornell is giving non-white students a pass because they know the health risks are overblown. The wave of restrictions they are so inconsistently enforcing are just a stunt, meant to placate the neurotic while preserving the university’s own stature and authority, all the while reinforcing the exaggerated threat of Covid that the ruling class has used to consolidate its power to an unprecedented degree.
Cornell’s rules are a redux of what the country saw last summer. Hundreds of millions of Americans were ordered to shut down their businesses, cancel all social events, and hide indoors as their livelihoods vanished, in the name of saving millions of lives. But the moment the left’s foot soldiers wanted to riot in the streets and intimidate ordinary Americans, coronavirus was forgotten. Academics put out insane articles explaining that “protesting racism” was essential, even during a pandemic. Once again, at least one of two things had to be true: Either the left’s coronavirus panic was phony, or its campaign against racism was.
In fact, though, both are fake. None of this is about racial justice. It’s not about helping black people, or showing that their lives matter. It’s definitely not about public health. What it is about is a protracted operation of psychological warfare against the American population in order to justify the ruling class’ attempt at complete and total consolidation of power. To complete this transformation, those facilitating the “great reset” are given unlimited latitude, while their enemies are always tightly controlled. In light of these disturbing developments, patriots must always be attentive to the fact that while the corrupt and illegitimate American ruling class is fueled by moral-righteousness, they have zero moral authority, they are evil, they are fake, and we can and we must defeat them.
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