Pulling back the curtain on Critical Race Theory

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.

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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16 Responses to Pulling back the curtain on Critical Race Theory

  1. As a teacher in those early days of CRT, before we really knew what it was, our school system began to embrace a ‘new’ way of thinking and wanted to ‘train’ its teachers.
    We had small group meetings lead by our black colleagues, we had speakers who came in to do exercises that exposed how many of our white teachers had actually been brought up privileged (because they’d gone to summer camp or had grandparents who had attended college),
    We were told we could never understand the lives of our black students because we were not black. We were told this was why we had discipline problems and that we needed to readjust how we handled discipline— we were told not to write up the bad behavior but to try multiple means to deal with it, we were told we could not initially fail someone should they fail a test but rather offer alternative methods until they were successful— we took away the D out of grading….
    All of this because we were told we were progressive and compassionate educators— I knew it was wrong then and I know why it wrong today— we were simply early pawns in the dumbing down and actual divisiveness that continues growing in our schools…

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yeah, it’s been the proverbial frog slowly being cooked in the kettle since the 1970s from the radical left. They were very shrewd, slowing taking over all our cultural instititions over the last five decades, especially in indoctrinating our children.

      The idea of “white privilege” actually came from guilty white academics! The term was popularized by Peggy McIntosh, feminist activist and women’s studies scholar who wrote a paper called “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies” in 1988.

      Now, these social sciences radicals are trying say that math is racist! “2 + 2 = 4” is part of white supremacy, etc.. This is not only stupidly insane but dangerous. Not to mention, it actually disempowers people of color and makes them the left’s slaves because they will not longer be able to function on their own in the marketplace. This is NOT compassionate. It’s evil. Not only that, we will cease to function as a society if we fully embrace this nonsense. If we survive at all, our society will become feudal, where the intellectuals and globalist plutocrats rule over miseducated peasent masses. But, apparently, that’s what some of them want. The rest are the indoctrinated sheeple.

      • Thank you Mel—when time allows, I want to craft a post regarding my personal experience when i was teaching…using if I may, your words from above.

        I lost a dear friend and colleague over all of what we went through with what I now know was CRT—-my fiend was 12 years my junior, not married, overweight, but a dear Christian friend and an intellectual as well as a very good teacher…but…she was black and I was obviously white and therein lies the rub.

        She went back to school to work on her doctorate, with a degree in all things, Women’s Studies.
        I immediately noticed a huge change in her outlook and demeanor.
        She became defensive and angry.
        She would often fuss and cuss our “good ol boy white administration” or our “good ol boy white police force” —mind you ours was a small west Ga community.
        All the while our school was implementing what is now known as CRT—she and I had a huge falling out over what, I’ve still yet to wrap my brain around…and this was 10 years ago and my heart still aches.

        I had defended a mutual friend who was an admin and who had opted out of attending a race relation workshop one weekend.
        The following Monday, this friend blew up at me…but it seemed to be more than just me that she was angry with.
        I just happened to be the recipient of an entire long pent up mess.

        I was left wondering what in the heck was going on.

        Our principal immediately tried to rectify the falling out as we had been quite the team to bring about positive change in various programs throughout the school and community and he wanted to be seen as proactive in the black community lest a black teacher feel slighted by perhaps a white teacher. Never mind that I had no idea as to what had actually happened.

        It was had been a private blow up that he made exceedingly public.

        He had us meet in his office the day before Christmas break—she had a black admin as her spokesperson and I had me.
        I was not even given the option to have someone with me.

        I was devastated that things had gotten to such a point and if I could have quit that day, I would have.
        I thought I knew this friend.
        We’d been through so much together, worked so closely together over the years and it all blew up over what I know was her indoctrination in her doctoral program as well as what our school system was doing to our black and white teachers.

        I did retire a year later. I had 31 years in and my dad was needing more immediate care, so I offered that as my reason.
        I was truly done that day we had to have the big pow wow but has to power through.

        I’ve not ever written about it.
        But I’ve known that at some point I would need to because it was a small example, a tiny microcosm of what is currently happening now—it was just something that happened 10 years ago…a taste of what was to come.

        Thank you Mel for your rooted wisdom …

        • Mel Wild says:

          Sorry to hear that happened to you. It’s terrible how these women’s and gender studies programs have indoctrinated and radicalized so many people. You certainly can use whatever you want from here. I think your story is an important one to share. More people need to see what’s going on so this insanity can be stopped. It’s been allowed to spread because most people don’t know what it is and the radical left twists the meanings of words and terms that any normal person would support (just like the term “Black lives matter,” which all black lives certainly do matter, and the radical neo-Marxist organization “Black Lives Matter.”) It’s all very deceptive and dangerous.

        • It is a an evil that so many are blinded from seeing— I suppose that’s all part of the plan

        • Mel Wild says:

          That is what makes it so dangerous.

  2. LightWriters says:

    Let’s just call this evil. Wokism is insidious, hateful, destructive, violent, and is now pervasive across western culture. It is also extremely well funded by billionaires like Soros…and others like him in the ‘New World Order’ and Davos crowd who want to bring about ‘The Great Reset’ of civilization. Little do most people realize that underlaying all of this is a whole new kind of enslavement and total loss of safety and freedoms.

    • Mel Wild says:

      It is very evil. And the plutocrats, like Soros, want global refeudalization, where they control everything (which they practically do now), so they can rule over the new peasantry—the miseducated proles who are now incapable of providing for themselves (because math and the work ethic is “racist,” which makes for poor job skills and education, so they can’t function in the marketplace) and so they become totally dependent on this globalist state for everything. It’s like we’re living out Orwell’s dystopian “1984.” People need to wake up to “woke” before it’s too late.

    • waltsamp says:

      Hannah Arendt in the Totalitarianism section of her book, The Origins of Totalitarianism (published in 1951) shows how Marxism and Fascism provide a template for understanding the stages of a totalitarian movement. The United States is now in the “pre” stage. The final stage is entirely arbitrary terror to maintain the power of the movement and its Leader. Its ruling fantasy (CRT or something else) must be upheld regardless of what damage will be done to the culture. This is not a new thing. That it poses as such is just a part of its untruth.

      • Mel Wild says:

        Sounds like a good book. And I agree, it’s not a new thing at all when you understand the terrible history of Marxism and how we got here. This version is just the new cultural twist that exchanges the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat with race and gender and “whiteness.” The radical left is following it to a tee and Biden has been playing their “useful idiot,” whether he knows it or not. My hope is that the American people will wake up and actually investigate what’s going on and stop being gaslighted by the media. People also need to have the woke explain what they mean by the terms they use, because that’s part of the untruth you mentioned.

      • Mel Wild says:

        Btw, here’s an example of the Media trying to gaslight Rufo on MSNBC. They are highly trained in Doublespeak!

  3. pkadams says:

    Watched the video , actually listened to it while walking . Excellent , true and so helpful! Thanks for sharing .

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