Minnesota Middle School Tosses Hundreds of Classic Books in the Dumpster, Citing COVID-19 Concerns
A middle school in White Bear Lake, Minnesota is under fire for tossing hundreds of books into the dumpster, with school administrators blaming COVID-19 for why the knowledge had to be trashed.
Concerned citizen Ryan Swanson told FOX 9 that he visited the site to see for himself and was disgusted at what he found.
“I was so mad, I just left,” he said.
Swanson noted that he found books pertaining to Native American history, the Constitution, and World War II that were trashed by the school. He saved about 30 books and said others were doing the same.
Sunrise Park Middle School Principal Christina Pierre is defending her decision to throw the books away because they were supposedly outdated.
“The weeding procedure is important to help us find a new home for books 10 years and older to ensure that materials are keeping up-to-date with the needs of ever-changing curriculum, school goals and student needs,” Pierre wrote about the decision, adding that the school could not give the books to the Little Free Libraries in the area due to COVID-19 concerns.
While Pierce may be telling the truth, this could be another left-wing excuse to destroy history and move to the next phase of the Orwellian indoctrination plan for children.
Big League Politics has reported on how COVID-19 has been used as an excuse to justify Big Brother encroachments by opportunistic government officials:
The coronavirus pandemic is being used to escalate the push for Big Brother, and tech corporations are salivating at the opportunity to help enforce social distancing edicts with terrifying innovations.
The Intercept has reported on the push to slap FitBit-style bracelets onto people in order to track them and coerce their behavior. AiRISTA Flow, a tech firm based out of Maryland, is marketing bracelets that would beep whenever a person comes within six feet of another individual in the workplace.
“When people come within six feet of each other for a period of time,” the company wrote in a press release about their creepy and invasive device, “the device makes an audible chirp and a record of the contact is made in the AiRISTA Flow software system.”
The technology would also allow employers to track every violation of social distancing edicts committed by their workers. The workers could then be reprimanded, or even fired, based off of the information gathered by the device.
The Redpoint Positioning Corporation is developing similar technology to turn employers into quarantine enforcement brigades. They have announced that they are working on modifying “cutting-edge technology … already used by leading companies worldwide in third-party logistics, auto manufacturing, mine operation” to be used in the enforcement of social distancing edicts. They plan on tagging people and products in the workplace to allow employers to institute Draconian restrictions on the freedom of movement.
“If social distancing parameters, such as a 1- or 2-meter radius, are violated between workers, the tag alarm will alert them to the hazard,” Redpoint wrote in their press release.
“If an infection does occur, historical data from the system will allow for highly accurate contact tracing, as records can show the individuals who were near the infected party,” they added.
Israeli surveillance firm SuperCom is repackaging services that are used on criminals to enforce home confinement on ordinary people in the workplace. They are calling their service “PureCare,” and it is described as a “state-of-the-art solution for quarantine and isolation monitoring to aid government efforts in containing and limiting the reach of infectious diseases.” They claim it is “a non-intrusive patient friendly system that constantly tracks patient location within buildings, vehicles and outside.”
They noted in their press release that they have experienced a sharp increase in “government agencies looking to restrict the spread of COVID-19 among their general population” and anticipate “additional potential industry demand for electronic monitoring services coming from the incarcerated American population.”
SuperCom talks in a cavalier fashion about how their technology will be used to treat ordinary law-abiding citizens like criminals. They released a promotional video on YouTube boasting that the exact same type of technology used to track and control convicts will be used on regular people.
The lost freedoms from the COVID-19 pandemic may never be returning, as government officials rush headlong into the “new normal.” Welcome to the Brave New World.