In one Illinois school district, yellow badges, reminiscent of the yellow Star of David Jews were forced to wear under the Nazi regime, are being issued for vaccinated students. The cost of historical ignorance is high… God help us.
They are not using armbands, yet; however, one school district in Galesburg, Illinois, is issuing color-coded identification to visibly label vaccinated and non-vaccinated school district employees. This is how the process of stigmatization is begun; be aware of what is coming.
According to sources in Illinois School District 205 (Galesburg, IL), School Superintendent John Asplund sent the notification (screenshot below) to school staff members announcing a new staff ID badge policy. [Galesburg CUSD #205 LINK]
School staff now have the option to change from the customary white ID badge to a yellow ID badge to indicate that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine. This policy is currently only limited to school staff and does not apply to students. However, it can be anticipated the school may begin to visibly identify non-vaccinated students.
This is a slippery slope where peer pressure and stigmatization become a serious issue. How long will this remain voluntary? This creates a dynamic of virtue-signalling peer pressure on school staff to publicly display their private health information. As noted by one of the affected recipients of the notification, “This policy will prompt a lot of bullying, ostracism, and cliquish behavior.”
Additionally, the passage in the email that states, “At this point in time, proof of vaccination does not give you any additional benefits…” is striking to me. The implication here is that employment or social compact benefits within the district may be designated or assigned -at a future date- based on vaccinated status. If this was not an active part of the thought process within the administration, the notation about “additional benefits” would not be present.
The social issues in/around COVID-19 mitigation have been catastrophic for our educational system. Creating a class system based on vaccination status is very troubling. Keep an eye open for this type of activity surfacing in your area.
This is a troubling development.
Act or be acted upon…. push-back now or silence is the same as consent !
Galesburg, IL School District 205 Superintendent John Asplund sent this shocking email out to staff members announcing a new ID badge policy.
School staff now have the option to change from the customary white ID badge to a yellow ID badge to indicate that they have received the covid vaccine.
They are actually going to use Yellow Badges for identification.
This policy is currently only limited to school staff and does not apply to students.
This is horrific and abhorrent.
No school, employer, or any other type of entity has any right to stigmatize people or make people in any way display any sort of mark or indicator that communicates their vaccination status or any other health or personal criteria that is no one else’s business to know.
This policy will prompt a lot of bullying, ostracism, and cliquish behavior.
This is eerily similar to how the Nazis made Jews wear a yellow Star of David to publicly indicate that they were Jewish.
This needs to be strongly protested and promptly stopped.
The passage in the email that states, “At this point in time, proof of vaccination does not give you any additional benefits…” is striking to me.
What is the point of getting vaccinated if you still have to wear a mask? Making vaccinated people wear a mask is stupid and senseless.
Many people who got the vaccine did so with the understanding that the vaccination would allow them to live life without being masked.
This just shows that you can’t comply or bargain your way out of tyranny. This lesson has been demonstrated throughout history.
We always had the right to live mask free regardless of vaccination status.