When my family traveled to Montreal over twenty years ago, we visited the landmark St. Joseph’s Oratory. This massive church sits on the hill for which the city is named. A very long, steep, stone path and stairway leads from the street to the basilica’s doors. After having climbed the stairs and seeing St. Joseph’s grand, ornate interior, we descended the stairs on that overcast summer Saturday afternoon. As we reached the path’s midpoint, a long-dark-haired, thirty-something woman with large, dark eyes wearing a black blouse was climbing, very slowly, up that path on her knees, only. She wore the most rueful expression. I briefly wondered what she had done to feel such guilt and show such contrition. She still had a long way to climb.
Had to listen to the dean of the UM law school praise the resilliant graduates because they "had to" wear masks to class. What a joke, nobody "had to" do anything. If these students were so resilliant they would have just not worn them enmasse, and forced the hand of the university. My niece at least refused the jabs, thus was subject to daily covid tests to enter campus. I could call these students that showed zero resistance to any of the corona madness alot of things, resilliant isnt one of them. Compliant, docile, unthinking, robotic, all come to mind.
Another good read, Mark.
And then we have a U.S. president at the commencement ceremony of a HBCU (Howard) warning graduating black students and guests that white supremacy is “poison” and the “most dangerous terrorist threat” to our nation.
His illegal EOs and repulsive speeches about the unvaccinated aside, does this guy (and the DNC) want to start a race war?
What happened to using the bully pulpit to buoy spirits and offer young folks hope and encouragement?
I still wonder how many college age students died or were permnently harmed as a direct result of vax and booster mandates. Their whole lives were ahead of them and will never come back. Repentence is not a strong enough word...
Aside from the tam, the Chancellor has no clothes.
Still, there’s usually some silver lining; today’s grads (and most of planet Earth), can witness first hand the madness that pervades an empire in collapse. No student loans required!
A collective lack of integrity, dignity, brotherly love and humility have paved a thorny social highway to hellish 15-minute cities and public libraries filled with books to groom minors.
Deep state provocateurs, no longer content with causing 3rd-world wars, theft and misery have, like Caesar, aimed their will back upon the Rome itself, led by amoral power monger patrons of Mr. Epstein’s Pedo Island (btw, Epstein didn’t kill himself).
2,000 years ago, the Romans poisoned their brains with lead from goblets and plumbing, now with FOX, CNN, WAPO, Rolling Stone, NPR, vaccines, chemtrails and toxic mRNA gene therapies the brains atrophy once again. History rhymes, Thank you Mr. Clemens.
And similar to the whiny and partisan school board member or the actors in government and their 3-letter agency bulldogs, the power players are so full of self-reverence and pride.
Dear Roman patricians, meet Corn-fed America.
Pride comes before the fall, here we are. Witness bread, circus and Taylor Swift (or Autotune Mariah Carey).
God bless the Montrealer on her knees, all the folks in Managua, you Mark, your readers, and all the people who realize that a humble and contrite heart are the keys to Paradise.
As usual, you’re on to something, Mark:
The "fall into lockstep" behavior would have never happened in the 70s- at my High School or College. But these same people that would have questioned authority back then were the loudest to scream "wear a damn mask" and to tout their "Fuaci Ouchie" on social medial and shun those of us who were still thinking for ourselves. Like we did in the 60s and 70s. What happened??
Great story and observations. But these people who intentionally inflicted such destruction on others will only rarely take responsibility and atone for their sins. They have no souls because they are uniformly pagans or communists.
So true and well written! They have no regrets though. They have no soul.
Mark, I always relish your essays. I agree with you, so far as it goes, but for me the biggest problem is that most (--not all, but most--) of these graduating students (and their parents, many of whom paid the bills) accepted this tyrannical treatment-- above all, experimental injections without fully informed consent. As graduates in the graduation ceremony, they lend their presence and their name to these universities. It would have been painful and costly, but at the onset of this criminal nonsense, they could have walked away (taken a break or transferred, etc.) and they could have brought lawsuits against their university for various things, including fraud.
I used to give money to my alma mater, no longer. I see the administration as an assembly of criminals. As a matter of principle, I would not attend any graduation ceremony at my alma mater, nor at any of these so-called "institutions of higher learning" that imposed mandates & etc.
It seems we live in a time when anything goes. But not everything goes with me.
This is not a joke, Christ's annual salary is $666,000. Well maybe, $666,499 but that's still pretty ironic.
Universities, are more like moneymaking corporations and many university Chancellors are paid more than a million each year. I resist using the word "earn." 😁
I can't imagine, what it was like having kids in college, or for that matter any school during the last three years. It must've been a horrific nightmare, especially if you opposed the official narrative and knew it was a scamdemic.
That being said, between 2000 and 2021, average tuition and fees jumped by 69%.
Middle-class families are paying a fortune, or are becoming forever indebted by obtaining a college degree which if "not" technically relevant in today's marketplace is most likely worthless. The point being, is that the middle-class are on their knees slithering through a stone path leading to financial collapse and are bleeding profusely while college adminstrators are royally compensated to follow the prevailing "political ideology" and to punish all those who oppose it, while they simultaneously secure as much dough as possible from alumni, corporations, foundations, and governmental grants.
So don't expect a Chancellor to be contrite and to say the official COVID narrative is a scam and subsequently apologize for mandating that healthy young people inject an experimental mRNA toxic gene therapy without knowledge of its long-term side effects, or for coercing mask wearing and forced isolation triggering suicides or severe mental illness.
They'll never admit they were wrong and know like all the other subservient money-hungry power seeking apparatchiks that they'll never be held accountable for destroying millions of lives. And if ever on their knees, these cunning snakes would ensure that a Tempur-Pedic cushion was laid on the ground beforehand.
Excellent perspective Mark. I think the actions of all the school administrators go way beyond malfeasance. They have been active participants in crimes against humanity, for they have forced others to be injected with biological weapons, violations of the letter and spirit of the Nuremberg Code and 18USC175. They are war criminals and cowards.
I sent this to my two grandchildren who had the distinct displeasure to matriculate during covid. Let’s hope it undoes the damage instilled during their indoctrination years.
Of course this is the same behavior that all the then-tyrants are doing on and off campuses. HR departments, condo associations, even police and hospitals. Since schools have morphed into indoctrination centers since the last generation, I'd expect them to be not only unapologetic but instead smugly patting themselves on the back.
No better than plugging in a chat-gpt slave and have it rip off a bunch of platitudes. Most of college grads are prepared to become wokies at best or slaves to the machine which propagandized them in the first place...all for an enormous price.
I’ve always noticed through out my life, of 64 year’s, that most people, and particularly the one’s in charge, almost never admit when they are wrong much less saying they are sorry for what was done. One sees it in marriage, business, education, as explained here, in medicine and of course government and I myself have even been guilty of this.
I think it boils down to one thing. Pride.
This explains why my son is skipping the ceremony completely and told us not to go there either. He can get the diplomas in the mail.
Excellent read. My two oldest children were in high school (sophomore & junior) when the Scandemic began. I was so angry at both high school graduation ceremonies, for this very reason. Both kids chose to go to colleges with no vaxx mandates. I don’t think I could stand sitting through any more sanctimonious lectures by “scholars”