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Vladimir Dimitrijevic: A Kafkaesque Model of Schools – Orwell, Huxley, Kafka Штампај Е-пошта
субота, 26 септембар 2020

 Kafka, before his demise, told a young Czech author Gustav Janouch: “Soon we will need permission to go into our own yard.”

 

So far, two types of totalitarianism have been achieved in the world: an Orwellian one (the communist regime, with concentration camps) and a Huxleyan (a “brave new world”, a mixture of Disneyland and GULAG, with a plethora of sexual freedoms, and a shortage of political freedoms). At present, we are witnessing the emergence of a new kind of totalitarianism, the seeds of which were planted before these “corona-developments.”

The world created by the globalist scum-elite, those 0.666% “illuminated” ones, is the world of Franz Kafka who, before his demise, told a young Czech author Gustav Janouch: “Soon we will need permission to go into our own yard.” Kafka described this world in “The Trial”, a novel in which the dominant feeling is that of a dream-like (dis)order (as in a nightmare – when you try to run from danger, but find yourself not being able to move, and the everyday logic has been turned completely upside down). In Kafka’s famous novel, the protagonist Josef K. is arrested, but nevertheless, he is allowed to go to work; the courtroom where the hearings take place is on the periphery of the town, in a dilapidated, beggarly building; instead of a law book on the judge’s desk, there’s a collection of lousy pornographic drawings; the flogger in the storage room of Josef K’s bank is whipping two police officers who ate Josef K’s breakfast when they came to notify him of the arrest; everyone knows about Josef K’s trial, except him – he is the only one who doesn’t know what he is being accused of; even the priest who approaches him is simply a court clerk. In the end, Josef K is killed by executioners resembling shabby circus entertainers, who seem to stick the knife into his heart rather reluctantly.

Arbitrariness aplenty

Everything that has happened in relation to the pandemic is reminiscent of the world from Kafka’s novel. Let’s take the vaccine as an example: they say they have found the vaccine for a disease, while the full truth about the disease is still not known. Protection measures are arbitrary: some wear a mask even when there are few people nearby, while others don’t wear masks, even when there are many people around… Until recently, not more than ten people were allowed at a funeral, while up to a hundred may sit in a café. For the most part, masks have become a matter of form, because in order to become a matter of essence, they need to be changed at least every two hours (in case of surgical masks), which is what almost nobody does; cloth masks are quite useless and cannot provide protection from any virus. Still, they need to be worn. This is the ritual of the new “corona religion”. Someone somewhere ordered that masks must be worn – just like someone somewhere ordered Josef K to be arrested, and he never finds out why. 

And we obey. And wait for the executioners, who will look like shabby circus entertainers. 

Panic in the school system

Amidst a Kafkaesque world, a new school year begins. In the September issue of the “Pečat” monthly, Slobodan Ikonić points out: “A series of measures introduced to prevent the pandemic in schools have been the subject of many a public debate, accompanied by fears that educational institutions might become the hotspots of the virus and give rise to a new threat to the population./…/ Most parents do not want online schools. Though a number of petitions have been launched online calling for a boycott of online education for children, prompted by parents’ aversion to playing the role of the teacher, the pedagogue and the psychologist again, still the greatest fear of fathers and mothers is that the youngest students, those in the lowest grades, would not be able to grasp the curriculum if taught online. /…/ In just three days of the new schoolyear, Šarčević (the education minister) relieved three school principals of their duty – in Belgrade, Pančevo and Niš, on account of not abiding by the new measures, though there are hints at other underlying reasons for such a move. Šarčević said that he had been receiving videos of schoolchildren and even teachers without face masks – on a daily basis – and warned that he would react to each such instance of disobedience.”                                                                                                               

Essentially, nobody knows what to do or how to do it. Deputy director of Serbia’s Institute of Public Health Dr Darija Kisić Tepavčević has offered one story – confusing, as usual: “We will monitor the epidemiological situation on a daily basis. As for closing schools, this will be done on an individual basis, from the level of individual school boards, up to the nation-wide level; each rising trend of the disease with the indictive spread will be monitored, should it come to that.”

What does this even mean?

How long will the children go to school?

A Damocles’ sword of closure looms over schools day after day. Cafés and restaurants are packed, but schools are the problem. Tabloid journalist have already been deployed to incite fear and apprehension: schoolchildren will be the source of a new wave of the coronavirus. Atmosphere in schools is Kafkaesque: there’s no playing basketball or volleyball in gym classes, no signing in music lessons, students have to wear face masks until they are in their designated seat, and once there – they have to keep quiet; when they go to the restroom, although the hall might be empty, they have to put the mask back on. We have narghiles in cafés, and prison rules in schools. Teachers must wear masks all the time, even though speaking behind one looks like a cheap rendering of Darth Vader, and the pedagogical achievement is poor and pathetic. 

Kids will spend a bit of time in schools, and another bit at computers – to do some “online studying”, even though everyone knows that teaching via the internet has zero positive effect. One week of reguar school, one week of online school. And they all pretend that “everything’s just fine.” 

Parents are threatened by criminal charges if their child gets sick. And the season of coughing and sneezing is yet to come. 

We’re anticipating, as they say, another “new wave”, and then the schools, which are attended by one half of the students at a time anyway – with classes shortened to 30 minutes – will be closed and the stampede into home isolation and self-isolation will commence. Without anyone knowing how long it will last. 

What on earth will children be able to learn? How will they do it?

Some common sense questions 

Slobodan Ikonić poses several questions: “Will afterschool day care be available for children whose parents now work from home? What is the procedure if a child is waiting for the results of the COVID-19 test? Why is it not possible for children’s temperature to be taken at schools? How easy will it be to test the children and teachers who have been in contact with someone who is infected? What about schools for children with special needs – how will they operate? Do schools have sufficient capacity to clean and disinfect all surfaces on the premises? The greatest danger lies in a situation where everyone is trying to come up with a solution on their own, which gives rise to yet more fear and apprehension among teachers, parents and students.”

Those who can benefit from the Kafkaesque world, created thanks to this “corona mundi”, have counted on this from the very start: fear has always been an ally to those in power wishing to break down their subjects, depriving them of common sense. And we need to fight for common sense with everything that we have. This article is a small contribution to this fight. 

 

Source: https://www.ifamnews.com/

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