The Great Reset, Part 4: Critical Race Theory
Anti-white racism is at the heart of the Marxist agenda
In 2020, the phrase Critical Race Theory left its nest in college grievance studies departments and hit the mainstream. Remember that Critical Theory is a way of looking at the world that divides people into two groups: oppressors and oppressed. Critical Race Theory is this Cultural Marxism applied to race relations. The oppressors are white people, mostly white men, while the oppressed are everyone else, but mostly black people. CRT teaches that all white people are systemically racist, and that blacks and other minorities are permanent victims in Western society.
Documentary filmmaker Christopher Rufo began publicizing reports of CRT being used in corporate HR protocols, libraries, and public schools. President Trump saw Mr. Rufo interviewed by Tucker Carlson and signed an Executive Order banning it in federal offices.
Parents began to see that their children were being taught ideas of racial division. They came to school board meetings, demanding answers, only to be called domestic terrorists by the Biden Justice Department. But parents continued organizing, electing a Republican governor in Virginia and taking over school boards across the country. Here in Idaho, the State Legislature banned the teaching of CRT or other racially-divisive ideas in our own public schools.
So, problem solved, right?
Of course not. Undercover videos from right here in Idaho showed how teachers and administrators simply changed their terminology but continued teaching the same concepts:
“Changed the label, same stuff. And I thought it's kind of a bummer they have to do that but at the same time it's kind of brilliant. Because they [parents] don't care about this, even though it's the same as this. But it's the label.”
Melissa Langan, Chief Academic Officer in the Caldwell School District, BSU Grad.
Left-wing media and political figures play the motte-and-bailey game when it comes to controversial issues such as CRT. Behind closed doors, proponents talk about eradicating whiteness and decolonizing society. When challenged, they retreat to the motte by claiming that CRT is just racial sensitivity training or teaching the history of slavery in America.
One of the more common lines you will hear from left-wing media is that Critical Race Theory is graduate-level philosophy, so of course children are not learning it in schools. They are playing word games here. Sure, schoolchildren might not be reading Herbert Marcuse, Kimberlé Crenshaw, or Robin DeAngelo, but the principles that these Marxists promote are being infused into every lesson starting in kindergarten. Recall that the State of Florida recently rejected numerous math textbooks because they were promoting CRT and other pernicious ideas in their story problems.
The same principles have been drilled into the heads of schoolteachers and administrators as well. Anyone achieving an education degree today has to sit through hours of instruction based on Marxist principles. By the time they are hired at public or even private schools, they have become missionaries for the new woke religion that has become America’s de facto state church. Telling them not to teach Critical Race Theory in their classrooms is like telling a preacher not to teach the Bible.
The problem is not the label. The problem is not even in the curricula. The problem is with how we train our teachers. Nearly every public school employee has come up through the same corrupt system. A young person will graduate high school with thirteen years of indoctrination already under their belt, only to go to college for four, five, or six more years to get their degree and teaching certificate. There, they will study books such as Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Before they even decorate their first classroom they have already been molded into a Marxist revolutionary. They are taught that their job is to turn students into little Marxist revolutionaries as well.
Just this week, the Idaho Freedom Foundation exposed West Ada School District’s plan to spend $125,000 taxpayer dollars on a Marxist consulting firm that promotes every tenet of Critical Race Theory. This firm, Education Elements, will be developing a district wide strategic plan based on the principles of Critical Race Theory. This plan promotes works by Marxists such as Ibram Kendi, suggests white people should join Black Lives Matter protests, and encourages staff to develop abolitionist teaching to counter colorblindness on intersectionality in the classroom.
For the true believers of pernicious doctrines such as Critical Race Theory, the fact that white people still live in countries founded by their white ancestors is a problem that needs solving. The very existence of white people is called racism, and every school, government agency, corporation, and media outlet is being reorganized to focus on anti-racism. A major component of the Great Reset is to replace the people, and the demographic change we have seen since 1965 is evidence that it is already underway. Any criticism of this replacement is also called racism and is therefore verboten.
Dr. James Lindsay says that Critical Race Theory boils down to calling everything racist until you get what you want. Every part of our culture is now dedicated to racial grievance:
Protestors rioting under the banner of Black Lives Matter burned down entire city blocks, but were excused by political and media figures.
Hollywood now mandates that films considered for Academy Awards must meet a certain threshold of diversity, and the process of casting black actors to play white characters has become farcical.
The NFL wrote the names of criminals on the backs of their helmets and played the so-called Black National Anthem before some games.
The AP and other media outlets began capitalizing black.
Joe Biden picked his Vice President and a Supreme Court Justice based upon the color of their skin.
The face of George Floyd was painted on a wall in Kabul, Afghanistan.
All of these things are built upon the edifice of Critical Race Theory, even if they do not use the specific terminology one would find in a university black studies classroom. The philosophy of CRT is pervasive: that white people are scarred from birth by an unforgivable sin, and that the very things we take for granted in our civilization - hard work, the nuclear family, equality under the law, an appreciation for history, the scientific method - are marred by whiteness and must be deconstructed to make way for a future that is more tolerant, more equitable, more inclusive.
A reset, if you will, and a large one at that.
Perhaps the most pernicious thing about CRT in schools is in how it sets up Queer Theory. White children are taught from kindergarten that they are permanently stained by racism, and there is nothing they can do to change that… unless they were to identify as a member of another intersectional group. Thus after years of being beaten down for their white skin, children are invited to join the magical world of LGBTQ+ and the Marxist agenda of destroying the family and our culture continues.
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