Critical Race Theory (CRT) has come to the forefront in recent months as this neo-Marxist ideology has gone from the college campuses into the mainstream. Parents are starting to push back against its invasion into school curriculums across the land while the MSM and Big Tech makes every effort to gaslight us about its dangers.
This is another installment on my deep dive into neo-Marxist Socialism and how it’s like a cultural cancer that eventually destroys everything it touches.
CRT is everywhere yet most people have no idea where it comes from. Perhaps, one of its greatest dangers is in how it appeals to our sense of justice and fairness. After all, nobody wants to be considered a racist. But this is an Orwellian-like deception, for the radical left hides its true agenda, manipulating the unsuspecting public by twisting the meaning of words like “anti-racism” and “inclusion” to promote what amounts to neo-racist intolerance and bigotry, which is what makes CRT so pernicious.
“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” (Orwell, 1984).
As I shared before, CRT is part of the dogmatic cult religion of Wokism. Wokism is a vitriolic religion without atonement, the very opposite of Christianity. For instance, instead of being forgiven for past sins, you’re canceled for any “un-woke” thing you’ve ever done in your past. It’s a cultural bully that foments fear, hatred and division instead of love and unity. It has its own woke scripture and high priests, and its dogma cannot be questioned by its brainwashed followers.
CRT, in particular, is like a gnostic form of this religion as its advocates try to shut down their opponents by telling them they don’t have their special knowledge to truly understand it. And if you do push back on their ideology, you’re accused of displaying your “white privilege” (even if you’re a person of color!)
I’ve already written some posts on Critical Race Theory, but I wanted to share the following excellent video essay by Journalist and filmmaker, Christopher Rufo. Rufo gives a brief history of CRT, how it came out of the neo-Marxist intellectuals from the Frankfurt School (Marcuse, Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, which I looked at in my post, “Uncovering the Wokish Beast“), and into the college campuses in the 1960s, to where it’s now being taught in just about every cultural institition. It’s definitely worth taking the time to watch.
In the video, Rufo explains how CRT came on the scene and why it’s so deceptive:
“Critical race theory is an academic discipline that came to fruition in the 1990s, building on the intellectual framework of critical theory and identity politics. Sometimes it’s directly labeled critical race theory, but it’s usually deployed under a series of euphemisms such as equity, social justice and inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching. This is deliberate. The critical race theorists are masters of language construction, and realize that neo-Marxism would be a hard sell to the American public. But equity is soft, persuasive, non-threatening, and easily confused with the American principle of equality.”
Rufo goes on to say that CRT activists explicitly reject the American vision of our Constitional rights of equality and equal protection under the law regardless of race, calling it camouflage for white supremacy, patriarchy, and naked racial oppression. They utterly reject Martin Luther King’s famous statement that one day his children “would live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
They want to replace all of this with a system of equity, which seeks to divide the world into competing racial groups and ensure race-based equality of outcomes, and endorsing active racial discrimination to get there. Not only is this a direct violation of our Constitution and civil rights laws, it’s pure Marxist ideology.
Hopefully, you can see now why it’s so deceptive and dangerous.
What I really like about Rufo’s video essay is that he not only exposes this neo-racist ideology for what it is, but also gives us tools to fight against it. In the video he gives us four ways we can fight back against CRT and reassert the American ideals of freedom and equality: public policy, civil rights lawsuits, grassroots mobilization, and winning the public debate.
Beloved, CRT will not going to go away on its own. It will only matasticize itself further in our culture if we don’t do whatever we can stop it. This fight is not only for our own sakes but for our children and their future.