The King’s School in Parramatta snitched on one of their own teachers for attending the anti-lockdown protest in Sydney, and honestly this is the savagery I aspire to embody.
In a post that was seen by a bunch of students before it was taken down, a teacher said he attended the “anti-lockdown, freedom protest” on Saturday which he described as “overwhelming [sic] positive, peaceful and inspiring.”
“As usual, the media has focused on a handful of non-representative grubs to create a narrative,” the post read, reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“This is me standing up for what I believe in rather than being a keyboard warrior, a pacifist, or worse, a coward in my own mind. I live with me in the mirror.”
Damn, this man really thinks he’s the main character.
“I do not believe in living in fear. I do not believe the propaganda. I do not believe in unjust house arrest … I stand for all students. I stand for all those families who are stranded, isolated and suffering …. I stand for freedom. I love you.”
The same people that give zero f”””” about refugees being lockdown in prison for 8 years suddenly think they are Nelson Mandela after 4 weeks of being asked to be safe & not think about just themselves because we are all in a life – threating pandemic. #sydneyprotest #COVID19Aus pic.twitter.com/qe6fixxWf2
— Kon Karapanagiotidis (@Kon__K) July 24, 2021
The teacher has since been suspended from King’s and reported to police by the school.
“While I appreciate that people are free to hold their own views and beliefs, this does not extend to their behaviour and conduct,” The King’s School headmaster Tony George said in a letter to parents.
“It is the mark of civil society that we should be able to engage in healthy debate and respect each other’s views, but this must be in a safe, lawful and respectful manner, at all times.
“Consequently, the matter has been reported to police by the school, and the staff member has been suspended from duties,” he said.
— Dan Zack (@itsdanjones) July 25, 2021
The irony of a Sydney private school preaching respectful behaviour is not lost upon me, and I know that nobody likes a snitch – but when you’re going to risk an entire community’s health and safety… well, maybe sometimes you have to pay the price.