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  • Posted May 24, 2009

    Modern-Day Scopes Monkey Trial

    Peep Show for Children Only needs to be taught in classrooms and read by anyone who has convictions. Our culture indoctrinates us to believe many things. One is that the legal system protects the individual. Another is that the media reports the truth. The unaltered transcripts in this book prove something entirely different: our legal system exists for the purpose of maintaining a social order and protecting the interests of the state.

    Dave Warwak was a middle-school art teacher. He introduced the ideas of compassion and respect for animals, elements of humane education, into his lessons. One project -- a peep show on which the title is based -- allowed students to connect with animals and the project was embraced by parents as well as the administration. Mr. Warwak illuminated a truth that disturbed complacency and required response -- animals are not food. Unfortunately, the response was for the system to close ranks, suppress the truth, and ruthlessly and viciously converge on one man to silence him.

    Against overwhelming pressure to submit, Mr. Warwak stood strong and even the media closed ranks to discredit him. It is admirable when a teacher instills in a child a capacity to observe, critically think, and form one's own conclusions. This man essentially told his students not to say "Mr. Warwak told you". He taught them to think for themselves and own their own ideas. Sadly, the media perverted this noble idea and saturated the court of public opinion with an outright lie: that Mr.
    Warwak was conducting lessons in secrecy.

    If anyone thinks the Scopes Monkey Trial took place in an era where people were less enlightened, they need to read this book and understand this is a modern-day equivalent. Ideas are dangerous. Those who speak truth will be persecuted and suppressed.

    It is impossible to read this book and not want to thank Mr. Warwak for the extreme personal sacrifices he endured to speak the truth at all costs. While every conceivable force converged to remove him from the classroom and silence him, they actually gave him a stronger voice that speaks the truth in a society that values violence and deceit.

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