2021 Apr 25, 9:45am
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Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. This must change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.To explain critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism. ...Its supporters deploy a series of euphemisms to describe critical race theory, including “equity,” “social justice,” “diversity and inclusion,” and “culturally responsive teaching.” Critical race theorists, masters of language construction, realize that “neo-Marxism” would be a hard sell. Equity, on the other hand, sounds non-threatening and is easily confused with the American principle of equality. But the distinction is vast and important. Indeed, critical race theorists explicitly reject equality...UCLA law professor and critical race theorist Cheryl Harris has proposed suspending private property rights, seizing land and wealth, and redistributing them along racial lines. Critical race guru Ibram X. Kendi, who directs the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, has proposed the creation of a federal Department of Antiracism. This department would be independent of (i.e., unaccountable to) the elected branches of government, and would have the power to nullify, veto, or abolish any law at any level of government and curtail the speech of political leaders and others deemed insufficiently “antiracist.”One practical result of the creation of such a department would be the overthrow of capitalism, since, according to Kendi, “In order to truly be antiracist, you also have to truly be anti-capitalist.” In other words, identity is the means; Marxism is the end.An equity-based form of government would mean the end not only of private property but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority. Historically, the accusation of “anti-Americanism” has been overused. But in this case, it’s not a matter of interpretation: critical race theory prescribes a revolutionary program that would overturn the principles of the Declaration and destroy the remaining structure of the Constitution. ...In Cupertino, California, an elementary school forced first-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities and rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” ...There are three parts to a successful strategy to defeat the forces of critical race theory: governmental action, grassroots mobilization, and an appeal to principle. ...We already see examples of governmental action. Last year, one of my reports led President Trump to issue an executive order banning critical race theory–based training programs in the federal government. President Biden rescinded this order on his first day in office...I have organized a coalition of attorneys to file lawsuits against schools and government agencies that impose critical race theory–based programs on grounds of the First Amendment (which protects citizens from compelled speech), the Fourteenth Amendment (which provides equal protection under the law), and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race). ...On the grassroots level, a multiracial and bipartisan coalition is emerging to fight critical race theory. Parents are mobilizing against racially divisive curricula in public schools and employees are increasingly speaking out against Orwellian reeducation in the workplace. When they see what is happening, Americans are naturally outraged that critical race theory promotes three ideas—race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation—that violate the basic principles of equality and justice. Anecdotally, many Chinese-Americans have told me that, having survived the Cultural Revolution in their former country, they refuse to let the same thing happen here. ...In terms of principles, we need to employ our own moral language rather than allow ourselves to be confined by the categories of critical race theory. For example, we often find ourselves debating “diversity.” Diversity as most of us understand it is generally good, all things being equal, but it is of secondary value. We should be talking about and aiming at excellence, a common standard that challenges people of all backgrounds to achieve their potential. On the scale of desirable ends, excellence beats diversity every time. ...Similarly, in addition to pointing out the dishonesty of the historical narrative on which critical race theory is predicated, we must promote the true story of America—a story that is honest about injustices in American history, but that places them in the context of our nation’s high ideals and the progress we have made toward realizing them. Genuine American history is rich with stories of achievements and sacrifices that will move the hearts of Americans, in stark contrast to the grim and pessimistic narrative pressed by critical race theorists.Above all, we must have courage, the fundamental virtue required in our time: courage to stand and speak the truth, courage to withstand epithets, courage to face the mob, and courage to shrug off the scorn of elites. When enough of us overcome the fear that currently prevents so many from speaking out, the hold of critical race theory will begin to slip. And courage begets courage. It’s easy to stop a lone dissenter; it’s much harder to stop 10, 20, 100, 1,000, 1 million, or more who stand up together for the principles of America. Truth and justice are on our side. If we can muster the courage, we will win.
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The ban on CRT in Florida just passed.And from CNN to Politfact, REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd (and probably now considered a terrorist in America due to his anti-government lyrics), announced that he recently turned down a huge offer from Facebook, who wanted to use one of his songs in an advertisement.The song Facebook, wanted to use (to promote Instagram) was "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2", which boasts the line "we don't need no thought control." And that's absolutely ironic as can be.The stage for Waters' announcement was gorgeous, as well: he was at an event held in support of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, which was a perfect setting.They want to use the song to "make Facebook and Instagram even bigger and more powerful than it already is so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out to the general public," Waters mentions during the event.Here's the video, and below I'll type it out for you incase you're at work or around one of your snowflake liberal friends [also, language warning]:[This is] a request for the rights to use my song, "Another Brick in the Wall 2" in the making of a film to promote Instagram. So it's a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me, right—arrived this morning—with an offer of a huge amount of money. And the answer is [flowerbed] you! No [flowerbedding] way. And I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. So, those of us who do have any power, and I do have a little bit, in terms of the control of the publishing of my songs I do anyways. So I will not be a party to this [bullbird] Zuckerberg.So Roger Waters ain't havin' it. Not in the slightest.And that makes me so incredibly happy because this shows me that not Republicans, not conservatives, but THE PEOPLE... ARE WINNING.Waters gets slightly more upset toward the end of this vid, and goes on to mention FaceMash, an app created by Zuckerberg before he invented Facebook:How did this little prick who started off by saying, 'She's pretty, we'll give her a four out of five. She's ugly, we'll give her a one.' How did he get power in anything? And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world."So yeah, Zuck... if you're gonna try to get someone's song for one of your ads, try looking for someone who doesn't hate techno-fascism with a passion.
Colorado Town Mayor Cancels Pledge of Allegiance at Town Hall, Attendees Recite Anyway
Activists’ attempts to cancel Factorio developer backfire, result in positive reviews for the gameThe cancel mob failed.Attempts from woke activists to “cancel” a game developer have backfired; the game’s popularity has increased and its positive reviews have skyrocketed.On June 18, one of the developers of Factorio, Michal Kovarik, aka Kovarex, posted a blog as part of the “Friday Facts” series, where he recommended Robert Cecil Martin, aka Uncle Bob, lectures on project management and programming. ...Some pointed out what they say are Uncle Bob’s controversies, such as his “sexist” and “racist” comments, as a reason Kovarex should not have recommended him. ...“Take the cancel culture mentality and shove it up your ass,” Kovarex replied. Before moderators deleted the exchange, due to “threats and calls for violence,” Kovarex explained himself in detail, and blasted the users who accused him of being a right-wing bigot. ...“Why am I right wing bigot again, I hear it again and again, and yet, I didn’t hear any reason for that claim.“This clearly shows the weird one dimensional world you see. Everyone is either a friend or an enemy, and we need to decide fast!“All I did is to deny bashing on someones proffessional [sic] work for his political views, I didn’t even know what they are, and somehow, you had to put me on your political axis somewhere, and sicne your political axis is so full of hate, you assume that I hate you or LBGT+ people, or whatever you don’t like about the other side your axis.“You have to understand, that I’m not from the US, and I’m nowhere on your little axis, I’m not your friend or enemy, I’m just a guy who would like to decouple ideas from people.”According to Kovarex, people should separate someone’s professional life from their personal and political ideologies.“I won’t even search him up. You know why? Because I don’t care at all. I don’t care if he cheats on his wife, is a bigot, or pays proper tips in restaurant. These things are simply not relevant.”“If Stalin had a good writeup on programming, would linking that be dangerous, because some people might read it, start liking HIM, thus start liking communism and the ineviteble mass murder that follows it? Is this how little we trust other individuals when it comes to access to information?“I personally trust my readers to have the ability to create their own opinions instead of blindly following whatever says the person they like.”While the redditor did not specifically call for the cancelation of Kovarex, a user in the steam forums did just that, calling on people not to buy the game.“The main dev is transphobic+ more and got canceled dont buy the game anymore,” the user implored. “the dev is problematic you should not buy their game.”But the attempts backfired big time. Some in the Steam forum even vowed to buy the game to spite the user.
Coca-Cola Diversity Policy Risks Violating Anti-Discrimination Laws, Shareholders WarnBY GQ PAN June 20, 2021A group of Coca-Cola shareholders are warning that the company’s recent diversity policy would actually require contracted law firms to violate anti-discrimination laws.
You had to know that was coming.Yes, Ted Cruz is a racist because he accused the CRT proponents of being racist!I have to admit, the suspense was killing me. Nice job setting it up, Kruse. Quite the payoff.
She pointed out that she was able to achieve success and overcome the circumstances of her birth because she believed that hard work mattered and applied herself as such.“I did not see myself as handicapped because I was black, poor, a woman,” the professor said. “I took advantage of what America offered.”Among today’s youth, minorities are being “crippled in their minds because they’ve been told by the political left what they can’t do and they are being handicapped,” she warned.“They’re not even being held to the same standards that people of my generation were held to at colleges and universities. And as a consequence, they do feel inferior. A lot of what is crippling them is what they have been indoctrinated with.”In her view, the racism coming from the political left is a forced re-segregation, and the lowered standards being pushed out for racial, ethnic minorities are impeding the development of their fullest potential.
Who are you going to believe, me, or your lying eyes?’ Poway Unified School District in San Diego, California all but told concerned parents who say the school is injecting critical race theory into two new elective courses on offer to students.The two courses, ‘Ethnic Literature’ and ‘Ethnic Studies’, were made available to high school students ‘in response to our racial equity plan and community conversations held with students, staff and families’, according to the school district’s Facebook page. Ethnic Literature, a course guide says, seeks to promote ’empathy’ by examining how ‘systems of power in the United States’ have affected various minority groups. Students will also dive deep into their own ‘implicit biases’ and ‘privilege’ and be asked to create an action plan to be ‘agents of change’ in their communities. Ethnic Studies will similarly encourage students to explore how their immutable characteristics, like race, gender, and ethnicity, influence their ‘identity’. It will also teach them how to ‘advocate for social justice...
I guess parents sang the national anthem too loud, because Loudoun County arrested several after a school board meeting was declared an "unlawful assembly"
DERANGED LIBERAL MOM EXPLAINS WHY SHE DOESN'T COMFORT CRYING "WHITE GIRL" CHILD
Black Chick, who hangs out with her other White friend and instructs them both to control their microaggressions, and both grovel before her
"You voted for it."
Great new resource against Critical (Race) Theory:https://parentsagainstcrt.com/
What percentage of prominent advocates of Critical Race Theory secretly believe in genetic explanations for group disparities?— Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) June 30, 2021
U.S.—Scientists have discovered mounting evidence that critical race theory escaped from a lab in a college humanities department some decades ago. Originally thought to be a deranged conspiracy theory, the idea that CRT escaped from a liberal arts program is now accepted as mainstream consensus."While many believed the deadly CRT virus arose naturally out of centuries of systemic oppression, it now appears to have been manmade," said Dr. Xander Willow of Hillsdale College. "It looks like some good-for-nothing liberal arts majors were messing around with some old law textbooks and experimenting with applying critical race theory to all of life. As we can see, their gain-of-racism research had terrible results."While researchers could not trace the virus all the way back to patient zero, scientific evidence indicates the first carrier of CRT was "almost certainly a white woman with purple hair who screamed a lot." "Yeah, her name was probably Chloe or Claire. Or maybe Karen. It's hard to tell based on the evidence we have, but genetics indicates this virus definitely evolved from a woman afflicted by white guilt.""Her actions in developing and releasing this virus on the population may prove to be deadlier than any other virus yet."To fight CRT, experts are recommending loving your neighbor no matter what their skin color is, seeing a person instead of a race, and reading your Bible. Also, hydroxychloroquine.
Every Independence Day it seems I am reminded of the now-decade old Harvard University study that found attending Fourth of July celebrations or parades as a child increases the chances that an individual will grow up to be a Republican, or at least someone with conservative politics.David Yanagizawa-Drott, then assistant professor of public policy of Harvard's Kennedy School who co-wrote the study, tried to explain the phenomenon:"The celebration of Fourth of July embodies certain ideas or values that are closer to the Republican Party. This in turn affects how children experience the event."
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law on Friday preventing local governments from teaching critical race theory (CRT), a quasi-Marxist ideology at the center of a cultural tug-of-war between parents and school districts nationwide.The measure, known as Arizona House Bill 2906, will prohibit “the state and any local governments from requiring their employees to engage in orientation, training or therapy that suggest an employee is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” said Ducey’s office in a statement.
You have to drill down on what it is the woke want. They want to dictate what you eat and don’t eat. They want to dictate who you fraternize with or what your children are learning at school. They’re very totalitarian in their approach and they’re punitive. I think it’s a self-defeating cause and very soon they’re going to be smashed up.
BEIJING—China announced today that Uighurs being held at their labor camps will be allowed to display one of several select political messages on their prison camp uniforms."We got the idea from our buddies over at the NBA," said President Xi. "This way, we can virtue-signal to Americans about how virtuous we are, while we continue oppressing people in a much worse way than any government or police force in America is currently doing. It's pretty great, actually."Messages that call out Chinese human rights abuses will, of course, not be tolerated. Only "woke" messages that call out Americans for their problems and injustices will be allowed. Messages like "Black Lives Matter," "I Can't Breathe," and "Death to America" are on the list, while messages like "Free Hong Kong," "Stop Chinese Genocide," and "Uighur Lives Matter" are not.The popularly requested message "President Xi Looks Like Winnie The Pooh" is right out.
Americans must do far more than just pass state laws to ban CRT bills. Parents must vote in new school boards who will free their districts from CRT. These new board members also must attend each general meeting and every committee to ensure that CRT truly is removed from every classroom. State lawmakers must pass transparency bills that require all public school and university policies and materials to be posted on the internet. Lawmakers also need to remove all chokepoints the radical establishment uses to impose CRT and similar propaganda, by removing CRT classes from public universities’ general education requirements and providing alternate means of teaching licensure that allow would-be teachers to avoid the CRT seminaries that our education schools have become. State policymakers would do well to begin to defund schools that will not remove CRT voluntarily. They should also defund public universities that either require CRT training or insert CRT into general education requirements. Perhaps most effective would be to grant every citizen a private right of action against individual public employees who violate CRT bans, so as to make these public employees personally liable for tenacious devotion to discrimination.
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