I’m posting the following conversation because it goes deep into the labryinth of Critical Race Theory (CRT), revealing, in real time, how its academic purveyors manipulate and bully anyone who doesn’t agree with their narrative. It also shows us how we can pushback on these Neo-Marxist activists who push getting CRT in the K-12 classrooms.
As James Lindsay says on the video:
“To actually see somebody speaking from these ideologies and to be able to break down what’s going on is extremely useful for people to see…the tactics, the mentality, the theory that’s it’s rooted in, in a real way.”
In other words, the best way to expose the CRT race grifters for what they really are is to just let them talk.
These people are grifters because they con people by framing the conversation—using loaded terminology, changing definitions of words—all in order to manipulate people’s sensibilities about racism. They then create systems that require you to pay them tens of thousands of dollars in consulting fees so your schools can fix a problem they’ve invented.
As followers of Christ we’re to have nothing to do with evil ideologies but expose them for what they are wherever we find them.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Eph.5:11 NIV)
Every form of racism is evil, and that certainly includes the neo-racist ideologies of the CRT and “anti-racism” movements. These “woke” idealogies act like a religous cult. They use manipulation and bullying in order to silence any questioning of their narrative. You will see that clearly in the conversation between Will Reusch (a teacher and podcaster in California) and three CRT hustlers: Alfred “shivy” Brooks (activist, politician), Dr. Kate Slater (anti-racist scholar, Assistant-Dean at Brandeis University (where neo-Marxist Herbert Marcuse taught from 1954-1965)), and Louiza “Weeze”” Doran (anti-racist activist and consultant).
The original video discussion that Lindsay is responding to can be found here.
What James Lindsay does by sharing his vast knowledge in response to this conversation is provide us with a much-needed deep dive into this ideology that helps to provide us with the background and tools needed to effectively push back against it (and prevent us from being gaslighted by these grifters).
We will learn how these ideologues manipulate the conversation by using framing so we can’t disagree with them. We will also learn the difference between what we commonly know as “critical thinking” (what radical Feminist, Allison Bailey, calls “the master’s tools”), which is epistemic adequecy, knowing what you’re talking about, validity of argument, sound reasoning, evidence versus “critical pegagogy,” which, in their own words, is “rooted in the neo-Marxist literature on critical theory commonly associated with the Frankfurt School.”
If you’ve followed my blog, you know that the Frankfurt School was instrumental in the development of Neo-Marxism and the birthplace of Critical Theories.
This conversation is important because it shines a bright light on what this cancerous ideology is really all about in real time. You can hear their own words for yourself and better understand the battle over the hearts and minds of our children that we’re currently in with regard to their education.
This video is long but definitely worth watching to the end. They’ve also provided chapter breaks for your convenience as follows:
- 0:00 Intro
- 3:02 Cynical framing manipulations of Critical Theory
- 11:17 Was the US rooted in white supremacy?
- 14:46 White “volks” and racial-identity thinking
- 21:44 The definition of racism
- 23:10 Loaded terms & liberation
- 27:08 “Oppression”
- 35:45 Master’s Tools of civil discourse
- 42:00 Whiteness as property
- 51:30 Anti-capitalism
- 58:09 Vengeance as “virtue”
- 1:03:32 Freezing of time & negative thinking
- 1:09:23 Presupposing systemic racism
- 1:15:45 The relevance of race
- 1:17:56 Draining of epistemic authority
- 1:19:14 Critical pedagogy exclusivity
- 1:21:20 Critical theory vs critical thinking
- 1:22:17 Veiled threat vs liberal conflict resolution
- 1:27:59 Moral race-based nature
- 1:35:24 Colorblindness vs racism-blindness
- 1:40:27 Lived experience & perspective
- 1:45:44 Wrap up