John McWhorter says the following about Critical Race Theory (CRT): “It’s incurious and, in it’s way, it’s Medieval…the parallels are almost eery….it’s not a good religion.” Later on, he calls CRT’s influence on our society “a reign of terror.” There are several ways that CRT acts like a Medieval religous cult. We will look at just a few today. First, religious cults appeal to our sense of morality, but then a darker side emerges. Neither their cult leaders, nor their ideology, can be questioned. And they rule over their adherents through fear. Like in Medieval times, you are shunned (canceled) from society for questioning their narrative. McWhorter goes on to say this about CRT:
“These people are not only expressing a view. What they’re telling you is that if you don’t agree with this view you’re immoral.”
“It rules, not through consensus, not through genuine suasion, but through fear. People are afraid of being called names….What happens is that the people who are members of this religion, if your cross them, call you a white supremicist on Twitter. Next thing you know, you’re being called all kinds of dirty names on Twitter, and most people aren’t up for that. It’s frightening….that’s a reign of terror. That’s not intellectual or moral advancement.” (See McWhorter’s whole talk here).
Like with a cult, CRT often employs fallacious circular reasoning to define its terms. Consider how Ibram X. Kendi, exulted high priest of the Woke movement, defines racism:
“Racism is a collection of racist policies that lead to racial inequity that are substantiated by racist ideas” (Quote found here)
So, basically, racism is whenever racism occurs. Got it.
Merriam-Webster, on the other hand, defines racism as follows:
“A belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”
Ironically, CRT fits this description of racism.
Of course, according to them, using a logical argument like this is racist, which is where we run into another aspect of this cult religion: their assertions are unfalsifiable.
CRT begins with the assumption that racism occurs in all social interactions. According to their own Woke “theologians,” CRT is the belief that systemic racism was created by white people to be the fundamental organizing principle of society. (See “Introduction to Critical Race Theory” by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic.)
For instance, even if a white person pushes back, appealing to the normal dictionary definition of racism above, and says they’re not a racist, the Woke simply say they are hiding their racism, or this person is just not aware of their inherent racism (they’re un-woke).
This all reminds me of how religious zealots determined whether or not someone was a witch in Medieval times. One such test was called the “swimming test.”
“Accused witches were dragged to the nearest body of water, stripped to their undergarments, bound and then tossed in to see if they would sink or float. Since witches were believed to have spurned the sacrament of baptism, it was thought that the water would reject their body and prevent them from submerging. According to this logic, an innocent person would sink like a stone, but a witch would simply bob on the surface.” (Source: History Channel)
So, if the accused floated on the water, they were proven to be a witch and burned at the stake. If they sank (remember, they were bound), they drowned (God must be punishing them).
In other words, “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”
This is precisely the logic of CRT’s view on racism. But, again, they view logic and reason itself as racist.
I do have some sympathy for people who get caught up in this Woke cult. They’re looking for deeper meaning and purpose and our increasingly nihilistic society has flattened our world, taking God or any sense of transcendence out of the picture. But when you try to remove God from society, people will just make up their own religion in order to find a deeper meaning and purpose to their lives.
However, the CRT perpetrators who’ve led these people into this movement have done so with a darker purpose, for they’re trained neo-Marxists—race grifters who manipulate people’s sense of morality (and who don’t want to be considered a racist) in order to further their agenda, which is to destroy our way of life for their own gain. They are admittedly the ideological offspring of Antonio Gramsci, the Frankfurt School, and the radical Marxist professor, Herbert Marcuse.
“Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.” (Antonio Gramsci, ‘Audacia e Fide’ in Avanti!; reprinted in Sotto la Mole, 1916-1920, p. 148)
It’s sad (and very dangerous) that our young people are so ignorant of what’s behind this evil ideology that they want to embrace. But I digress….
On the ligher side, this is where Monty Python can help us understand the inane medieval logic of this Woke cult. The following is a classic scene from their movie, “In Search of the Holy Grail.”
And, just for fun, if you would like to further educate yourself, here’s the Babylon Bee Guide to Wokeness. Enjoy!