The Virus That is Attacking Our Values

In the middle of a crisis, the truth always comes out.

If it hasn’t been evident enough over the past couple of months, a recent NPR article made it abundantly clear that the elites do not like the American public and have no interest in preserving its values.

The government-funded media outlet called out the “toxic individualism” of rural areas.

In the article, NPR interviews a couple who had moved to a small town in Kansas. The couple were healthcare professionals and felt betrayed by the anti-mask and anti-lockdown sentiments of their neighbors.

To paraphrase, these people chose to move into a rural community and then feel betrayed by the values of that community.

Excuse me if I don’t feel sorry for them.

NPR also claimed there would soon be a mass exodus of healthcare professionals from small towns. This fear-mongering is completely anecdotal and unfounded. Recent reports have actually shown more people moving out of big cities during the pandemic.

It’s almost as if most Americans don’t want to live where they are being forced by the government to lock down.

The article also completely disregards healthcare providers that do not agree with the excessive lockdowns, or, you know—are from small towns.

However, it is more concerning that NPR is openly calling individualism toxic. The Constitution was built on the idea of individualism. The rights of the individual are something that is the core of American values and that preserve our liberty.

These are natural rights—like life, liberty, and property—that come from our Creator, not the government. The individual is the smallest minority, and by protecting the rights of the individual, we protect the rights of everyone.

And that is exactly why the media and the government attack it. Individualism, as opposed to collectivism, is something they cannot control and does not need their authority.

Collectivist ideologies like socialism and communism have killed and impoverished more people than any other pandemic, and to pretend like individualism is the enemy of America is insulting.

In The Tuttle Twins and the Search for Atlas, Ethan and Emily learn about the dangers of collectivism. They also learn that it is easiest for dangerous collectivist ideologies to slip in when things are falling apart—like in the middle of a pandemic.

Treating individualism as if it is toxic is a new and terrifying trend that I do not want to spread. It shows that our Tuttle Twins materials are all the more needed in today’s crazy world.

—Connor

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