This article was originally published by Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project.
The arbitrary nature of the tyranny and rights-violating measures doled out by both government, college universities, employers, and others cannot be understated during this pandemic. While private businesses are within their rights — albeit highly unethically — to require employees to take the vaccine for employment, the idea of arbitrarily requiring it even though the employee may have already had COVID-19 — giving them better immunity against the virus than the jab — is utterly asinine and speaks to the nature of the clown show that is taking place.
When government-funded entities, like state colleges and schools, force students to take the jab, this move is far less acceptable than a private business. What’s more, when a government-funded college, like Rutgers University in New Jersey, forces students to take a vaccine — to take virtual classes from home — they can no longer claim it is about the safety of other students and must admit it is about compliance only.
Why would someone need to take a vaccine to “protect others” if they are taking classes from home and not going to be around others? The only answer to that question is forced compliance. Logan Hollar, 22, is one of those students who — without logic, reason, or any shred of science — is being forced to comply with a vaccine mandate, despite never leaving his home.
Hollar is taking all virtual classes from his home over 70 miles away from the college, yet he was told he can no longer take virtual classes unless he gets the jab.
“I’m not in an at-risk age group. I’m healthy and I work out. I don’t find COVID to be scary,” said Hollar, according to nj.com. “If someone wants to be vaccinated, that’s fine with me, but I don’t think they should be pushed.”
He’s right too. According to the CDC’s own data, despite millions of people in his age group contracting the virus, only 1,232 people between the ages of 15-24 have died from the virus since January 01, 2020. Hollar has a much larger chance of dying in an accident or being murdered.
Despite what makes sense, however, Rutgers — a taxpayer-funded university — is forcing him to take the jab or take a hike.
This vaccine policy also goes against Rutgers’ terms as they didn’t require vaccination for those taking remote classes like Hollar. However, because Hollar is not part of a specific ‘online degree program,’ the university is forcing him to take the jab, in spite of the fact that he will be staying inside his home.
“When they put out the guidance in March, I was reading through all the verbiage, which was if you plan to return to campus, you need to be vaccinated,” Hollar said. “I figured I wouldn’t be part of that because all my classes were remote.”
Hollar told the paper that he jumped through all the university’s hoops, filled out all their surveys, and did everything they required in order for him to take online classes and be exempt from the vaccine mandate. But it wasn’t enough.
“After submitting the survey, I got no pop-up indication that I still needed the vaccine — like I had seen in the past — and since I was online and the survey said I was all set, I assumed the emails in my inbox pertaining to (the vaccine) must apply to in-person students,” Hollar said.
“This turned out not to be the case,” he said.
Last week, when Hollar logged in to pay his tuition online — for his online classes — he was locked out because he was not vaccinated. After making multiple phone calls to the university’s vaccine hotline, Hollar was told he could once again request an exemption — like he already had done — but that it would require him to miss the first month of classes.
In other words, he couldn’t go to school this semester without the jab.
“I believe in science, I believe in vaccines, but I am highly confident that COVID-19 and variants do not travel through computer monitors by taking online classes,” Hollar’s step-father, Keith Williams told nj.com, noting that he is vaccinated.
“He chose to remove himself from an on-campus experience so he would not need to be vaccinated,” Williams said. “Now to be removed and shut down from his Rutgers email and online classes during the start of his senior year seems a bit crazy.”
As for Hollar, he isn’t caving in and says he’ll like transfer to another college. He also pointed out how disturbing it is for a college to demand a vaccination when they know nothing about his health.
“I find it concerning for the vaccine to be pushed by the university rather than my doctor,” he said. “I’ll probably have to transfer to a different university.”
“I don’t care if I have access to campus. I don’t need to be there. They could ban me. I just want to be left alone,” he said.