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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Citizen Patriots Are Fighting Back

Marxist propaganda, Critical Race Theory and the deterioration of American schools.

With the Biden administration, and specifically the Department of Education, openly pushing the teaching of CRT in U.S. public schools, the situation is raising alarm among educators, parents, legislators, and ordinary citizens. As embedding of CRT into Ethnic Studies programs in California and other states became widespread over the last several years, parents increasingly began to realize the malignant nature of what was being taught to their children. Tried and true pedagogical methodology that rewards academic achievement, focuses on fact-based education, and operates on meritocracy was being replaced with meaningless policies of “equity”. Everything was reduced to race. Instead of Marxist economic class divisions, CRT substituted ethnic and race labels that identify Americans as either “oppressed” or “oppressors”. Identity by intrinsic, immutable characteristics took the place of Martin Luther King’s “content of one’s character”. The Marxist rot that spread throughout American society with what seemed a startling rapidity took many by surprise. In fact, though, that ideology had long been nurtured carefully, methodically, but below the radar, following Italian communist Antonio Gramsci’s blueprint for a “long march through the institutions”.

But now, it is everyday American citizen patriots who are waking up. Organizations like The Civics Alliance have formed to promote the teaching of the U.S.’s founding principles, accurate history, the brilliant ‘structure of our self-governing federal republic’, and the spirit of individual liberty. The American Cornerstone Institute, founded by former neurosurgeon and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, Dr. Ben Carson, likewise focuses on promoting the first things principles that undergird our Republic: Faith, Liberty, Community, and Life. The Final Report of President Trump’s 1776 Commission offers an excellent outline to “enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union” through a restoration of American education grounded in a teaching of that history and those principles that is “accurate, honest, unifying, inspiring, and ennobling.”

Twenty-one state legislatures have either introduced legislation to ban the teaching of CRT or actually banned it altogether. Some, as in Missouri, take aim directly at the New York Times’ 1619 Project, that promotes teaching of a hostile, twisted version of American history focused single-mindedly on race and a past history of slavery. Understanding that CRT deliberately inculcates discrimination and racial animosity among students, many of the bills proposed and/or passed thus far prohibit teaching that divides students into groups deemed either inferior or superior to one another. While some state legislation focuses specifically on schools, other measures take a broader approach to banning CRT in all state government agencies as well as workplaces. Teaching American citizens that they are defined only by inclusion in a certain ethnic group, race, sex, or other inherent category is recognized as destructive of individual liberty and personal responsibility, not to mention national social cohesion. Governors, states, and their legislators are insisting on the equal treatment of every individual under the law. They openly reject the overt racism of provacateurs like Ibram X. Kendi, whose works are featured in many schools’ CRT curricula, including his “anti-racism” formula: “The only remedy to racist discrimination is anti-racist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”

In early May 2021, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) introduced a bill into the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban U.S. Military Service Academies from teaching CRT. Himself a West Point alumnus and Iraq war veteran, Green accurately called CRT “a Marxist ideology created to tear American institutions down”. He added that CRT is “based on a massive and purposeful misunderstanding of the American founding, American history, and America as it exists today.” His measure follows on April 2021 reporting from the Washington Free Beacon that revealed administrators at West Point were embracing “radical racial politics” and planning to include CRT in its curriculum. An “inclusive training” reading list featured such works as...

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