CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM

protest international activist movement protesting against racism and fighting for justice – Demonstrators from different cultures and race protest on street for equal rights

In McKinney, Texas last night there was a talk about “How to fight against CRT”.  The speaker was Cody Weaver, a sitting board member of Plano ISD.  He is definitely against any of this ideology being taught in Texas Schools, and is educating people all over North Texas to its evils, and most importantly, how to fight back.  He did do a great job indicating that he was not representing his ISD, but was acting as an individual.

Cody spent some time letting us know what he is not saying, and letting us know this could be part of our own future argument:

  1.  Not saying that racism does not exist in America today.
  2. Not saying that systemic and institutional racism did not exist in the past.
  3. Not saying that disparities do not exist.
  4. Not saying that slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and redlining had no effect on black communities.
  5. Not saying that SEL programs that CRT is attached to need to be ended.

We were told about Richard Delgado J.D., the law professor that was the creator of this ideology, CRT.  He currently teaches at the University of Alabama school of Law.  He founded CRT, combining Radical Feminism tenets (destroy current system rather than work within it for change) to critical legal studies, making a mix of white hatred combined with showing white people, especially white males as oppressors, and the rest of the races, especially blacks as the oppressed.  In a nutshell, the only way he sees that we can achieve equity (equal outcomes for all races), is to eliminate white supremacy, a scourge that all white people are guilty of, and have white people understand their new place in the world.  That is purported to be the only way to bring the white people down off their unearned perch and give all other races the opportunity to achieve equity in society.  Richard Delgado believed that changes have to be done immediately, otherwise, white racists would quelch it!  His book on this subject is “Faces at the bottom of the well”.

Cody hit on SEL (social and emotional learning), pointing out that it has been around for decades, and is not all bad.  It addresses students that are most in need of educational assistance due to infirmity, or due to poor family situations.  It can be effective in giving these individuals a “leg up” that they would not otherwise have, as opposed to them falling through the cracks and not participating in the learning environment.  He clearly stated that when SEL is used in this sparing fashion, it is a positive source of good.  However, CRT needs to be taken out of the SEL curriculum, as it is nothing more than a dark ideology that separates, rather than unites students of every stripe.

Cody spent time discussing Derrick Bell, a Harvard Law Professor and author.  He wrote a book called “Faces at the bottom of the well”.  His thrust with this book is that CRT must be implemented in schools and throughout society immediately, and cannot be implemented piece meal like other initiatives.  Incrementalism cannot be practiced with this ideology, and if it is tried that way, it would never happen.  White people would kill the movement in its tracks.  CRT goes against everything that was accomplished in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and those accomplishments were in fact failures because those social changes never addressed the root problem, and that is identified as “White Supremacist’s”.

Now he discusses the backbone of CRT:

  1.  The predicament of social reforms, is that “everything must change at once”.  “Otherwise, change will be swallowed up by the remaining elements, so that we remain roughly as we were before.”  Pg.91 Derrick Bell’s book “Faces at the bottom of the well”.
  2. Racism is ordinary, not aberrational.
  3. System of white over color ascendancy.
  4. Social construction thesis.
  5. Interest convergence – The notion that white people will only go along with “racial justice” if there is something in it for them, and this only happened for a short period of time when white elitists saw that they would in some way politically profit from it.

Key themes of CRT:

  1. Interest convergence.
  2. Revisionist history(1619 Project)
  3. Storytelling and counter-story telling (false narratives)
  4. Critique of present Liberalism

Whiteness:

  1.  Whiteness-Quality pertaining to Euro-American or Caucasian people or traditions.
  2. Whiteness as a property-the notion that whiteness in itself has great value for its possessor and conveys a host of unearned privileges and benefits.
  3. Property interest in whiteness-idea that white skin and identity are economically viable.

White Fragility:

“Whiteness is a dynamic, relational, and operating at all times and on myriad levels.  These processes and practices include basic rights, values, beliefs, perspectives and experiences purported to be commonly shared by all but which are actually only consistently afforded to white people.” Robin D’Angelo

Being White, being good:

“All white people are racist and complicit by virtue of benefiting from privileges that are not something that they can voluntarily renounce.”  Barbara Applebaum

Whiteness:

Many critical race theorists and social scientists alike hold that racism is pervasive, systemic, and deeply ingrained.  If we take this perspective, then no white member in society seems quite so innocent.  They are all racists.

CRT today:

Now called Culturally Responsive Teaching, with courageous conversations about race.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice – Geneva Gay “Although the students in the US are becoming increasingly diverse, most of the teachers are white, female, and monolingual.  Race and institutionalized racism are significant factors that influence and mediate the interactions of students from different ethnic, cultural

Whiteness:

  1.  Whiteness-Quality pertaining to Euro-American or Caucasian people or traditions.
  2. Whiteness as a property-the notion that whiteness in itself has great value for its possessor and conveys a host of unearned privileges and benefits.
  3. Property interest in whiteness-idea that white skin and identity are economically viable.

White Fragility:

“Whiteness is a dynamic, relational, and operating at all times and on myriad levels.  These processes and practices include basic rights, values, beliefs, perspectives and experiences purported to be commonly shared by all but which are actually only consistently afforded to white people.” Robin D’Angelo

Being White, being good:

“All white people are racist and complicit by virtue of benefiting from privileges that are not something that they can voluntarily renounce.”  Barbara Applebaum

Whiteness:

Many critical race theorists and social scientists alike hold that racism is pervasive, systemic, and deeply ingrained.  If we take this perspective, then no white member in society seems quite so innocent.  They are all racists.

CRT today:

Now called Culturally Responsive Teaching, with courageous conversations about race.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice – Geneva Gay “Although the students in the US are becoming increasingly diverse, most of the teachers are white, female, and monolingual.  Race and institutionalized racism are significant factors that influence and mediate the interactions of students from different ethnic, cultural, language, and social class groups.” Geneva Gray

Whiteness:

  1.  Whiteness-Quality pertaining to Euro-American or Caucasian people or traditions.
  2. Whiteness as a property-the notion that whiteness in itself has great value for its possessor and conveys a host of unearned privileges and benefits.
  3. Property interest in whiteness-idea that white skin and identity are economically viable.

White Fragility:

“Whiteness is a dynamic, relational, and operating at all times and on myriad levels.  These processes and practices include basic rights, values, beliefs, perspectives and experiences purported to be commonly shared by all but which are actually only consistently afforded to white people.” Robin D’Angelo

Being White, being good:

“All white people are racist and complicit by virtue of benefiting from privileges that are not something that they can voluntarily renounce.”  Barbara Applebaum

Whiteness:

Many critical race theorists and social scientists alike hold that racism is pervasive, systemic, and deeply ingrained.  If we take this perspective, then no white member in society seems quite so innocent.  They are all racists.

CRT today:

Now called Culturally Responsive Teaching, with courageous conversations about race.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice – Geneva Gay

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST?

“The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination.  The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.  The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination!” – Geneva Gray

“Denial is the heartbeat of racism.” Ibram Kendi

The NEA, the largest teacher’s union in the country with over 14000 members, voted last week to support CRT nationwide in all schools, colleges and universities in the USA, and will be sending learning materials and staffers to teachers and districts that need help in implementation.  They will also be teaching ISD’s how to fight back from parental intrusion, and assist with word craft to assist in the masking of CRT’s true identity. 

What can parents do?  First, take an active interest in your child’s education.  Examine take home assignments, and if you see CRT rearing its ugly head, complain to the teacher and principal.  If that does not work, go to the ISD, and then to the board.  Let them know what you want from them in the way of education.  Write letters to your state representatives and your governor.  Push hard, and organize with other parents to push back from this toxic ideology.  Remember, this is not a partisan issue, people from both sides of the fence will see this for what it is, and will not want their children indoctrinated!  The only way to end this is to show courage and fight, and to be effective, you have to know what your fighting against, and this presentation has done a very good job of exposing the enemy for us. 

AS TEXAS GOES, SO DOES OUR COUNTRY!

Texas city elections are supposedly non-partisan by law.  That is not even a question anymore.  They are not non-partisan, thanks to Democrat PAC’s and the DNC.  Case in point, the Little Elm mayoral election.

My wife and I interviewed each candidate, there were 3 running for mayor, to find out who we were going to support.  At that time each candidate said that the election was non-partisan and did not display any interest in displaying their own politics, just wanted us to know that they wanted to serve the city.  Each of them indicated that as city politicians, their primary concern was to ensure that we had adequate policing, a robust fire/EMS department, and that the garbage was picked up on time. 

Our community is in growth mode, and I also pushed them for insight into their vision for the future.  Two of the candidates seemed to be taken aback on that question, and their answers were sketchy at best.  One candidate had a concise vision, one that took into account growth patterns and the need for services to fulfill the needs of our growing community.  This man was currently the President of the Little Elm Economic Development Corporation, and had detailed insight into the specific needs of our growing community, and had a detailed plan to achieve those goals.  He won us both over, and at that point earned our vote.

The campaign was on, and my wife and I were intimately involved in the process.  We called potential supporters, walked many neighborhoods, and motivated others to do the same.  We were a big part of this candidate’s ground game.  We worked hard all the way up to election day.

During the campaign, we went to a local restaurant for lunch, and saw one of the other candidates there.  He was with a group of people, some with signs, and all with tee shirts that said “Denton Together” and “Fuel 50”.  We came back to say hello to the candidate, and was introduced to a man, apparently the leader of that group, that was obviously a partisan Democrat.  It was evident that the race had gone partisan.  At that meeting the candidate, who is black, also intimated that the race was contentious because of racial divisions in the city.  We did not see that, and we told him so, but he was adamant on that point.

When home, we looked up Denton Together’s website, and found out it is a PAC, raising money through ACTBLUE, which is the largest Democrat PAC in the country.  We also discovered that this PAC was set-up to turn Texas blue, by starting from the bottom, winning city elections first, then county, and ultimately taking candidates to the state level to turn Texas blue.  Texas has 38 electoral votes, and if they go blue, so does the whole country in Presidential elections, turning our country into a perpetual one-party state.  With This realization we were energized, and so were those we were campaigning with to go the extra mile for our chosen candidate.  As conservatives, we were going to do everything possible to make sure that our city, and Texas itself stays on the right side of politics.

The general election resulted in a runoff.  None of the 3 candidates garnered over 50% of the vote, and a new election was called, and our candidate, along with the candidate supported by Denton Together, were now running against each other.  Denton Together brought in people from out of town to walk all neighborhoods, and signs, mailers, and an electronic billboard were part of their effort.  Still, it looked like a real horse race, with both candidates tracking close to each other.

On May 4th, the opposition kicked Denton Together to the curb, and brought in a paid Democrat operative to manage the remainder of their campaign.  This man was the organizer on the ground for Pete Buttigieg’s primary campaign in both Iowa and Texas, and was part of the campaign for Raphael Warnock in Georgia.  He also is currently a leader for the DNC to turn Texas blue.  He was brought in because it appeared that our candidate had a very good chance to win.

This Democrat operative pulled out the stops, and played the race card hard.  Soon after he came to the opposition’s campaign, a mysterious video showed up on-line for only about 5 minutes.  Hardly a person saw it, but after it was taken down and eliminated from U-tube, it was presented by the opposition campaign as a racist rant from our candidate.  A screen shot of the introduction was widely distributed, with their carefully concocted racist narrative boldly attached to it.  Now the fire of racism was not only lit, but gasoline was poured onto the fire.  This incited black voters that would normally stay home to go to the polls, and it worked.  On June 5th, there was a flood of minority voters going to the polls, and subsequently the opposition candidate did win by a slim margin of about 280 votes.  Was this tactic cynical?  Yes.  Was it effective?  Absolutely! 

This story of the mayoral election in Little Elm is a minor part of a bigger play.  It shows that Democrats, in their quest for power, will do absolutely anything, however despicable to win.  We see that on the national stage, with this party threatening to pack the Supreme Court with Progressive Judges so that rulings will always go in their favor.  We see them preparing to eliminate the filibuster to make it impossible for the minority party to stop their toxic bills from becoming law.  They even are trying to pass a law to take elections away from the states, to ensure that every way possible to cheat will be in their parties control forevermore. 

As conservatives we need an awakening.  We have to realize that the opposing party has taken the gloves off, and is fighting us with their bare knuckles.  We can no longer play by the established rules, but instead our gloves have to come off too, and then we have to fight on a level playing field.  If we do not, they will surely win, and our country will be changed forever, and not for the better!

DIVIDED WITH PURPOSE

Today, reading the weekend version of The Wall Street Journal, I noticed a continuity of theme.  The theme appeared to be “division by fear”.  Let me explain.  The first article I read was “SCHOOLS REWRITE VIRUS POLICIES ON THE FLY”.  The story has a graph that shows how many students are getting covid-19 delta variant.  The highest number of infections were from the 12–15-year-old group, and that was 170 infections per 100,000 students, or 0.0017% of that population is coming down with the virus, and most have slight to non-existent symptoms.  That is a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of1%!  This is why school districts are shutting down or inviting mask mandates and waiting for vaccines approved for children to arrive?  Absolute insanity, at least on the surface of the story!

I then read the story titled “WHY COVID-19 SHOTS DON’T LAST A LIFETIME”.  Long story short, these shots have effectiveness of less than a year, much like flu shots.  The reason for this is this virus, like the flu virus, continually mutates, thereby reinventing itself faster than researchers can modify or create new vaccines.  The efficacy rate for vaccines that would fight covid-19 is roughly the same as flu vaccine, where the rate is anywhere from near zero to about 70%, depending on how well the researchers guess about the next variant.  This begs the question “If these vaccines are at end-life, why is the federal government mandating for companies with over 100 people employed, federal employees and contractors to get the shot, and now telling the vaccinated to take a “booster”?   Also, why is there a $14,000 per violation fine for companies that do not comply, and why is Biden vilifying the unvaccinated, blaming them for the vaccinated getting sick?

Another question is why is the Biden Administration cracking down on citizens, but letting 10’s of thousands of illegal aliens into our country from the wide-open southern border without testing them for disease?   Why are they being distributed all over our great country, when many of them are sick with covid-19, and many are most likely radicals that would do us harm?

Why are small businesses clamoring for more stimulus money from the Federal Government?  The economy is coming back, but they still have their hands out.  Hospitals too have their hands out for mover covid-19 relief money, and of course the Biden Administration is all too happy to meet their needs.  Instead of meeting and beating the competition, these entities have now been trained to lean onto the government for their economic needs.

The answer can be found with the writings of Marx, Ingalls, Hegel, and Rousseau.  They preached that on would have to destroy the old system in order to bring in Utopian Socialism/Communism.  Their preferred method of destruction was to pit disparate groups against each other, raise taxes and debt to unsustainable levels, destroy societal mores, turn the citizenry into dependents of government largess, and then let the system collapse under its own weight.  In today’s society, this is being aided and abetted by our own government officials that are aligned with the Progressive branch of the Democrat Party, a compliant media to spread toxic propaganda, and control of the education process. 

In short, our Republic is being systematically destroyed on purpose in order to implement drastic change that will, if successful, sap us of our freedom, our economic wealth, and enslave us to those that lust for our power.  We cannot let this happen, lest we abandon our children, grandchildren, and future generations to this tyranny.  Marx and his cronies were all wrong, the Socialist/Communist system has never worked, and in fact has destroyed lives of many millions of people in its wake.  We must stand up and fight for what we believe, for the people we love, and for our Constitution, which is now being trampled in a most horrific way.  We must tune out the propagandists, if possible, home school our children or by the very least, reform ISD’s and Universities so that our children are no longer indoctrinated in this false promise of Utopia.  We need to take back our cities, our states, and our country!  We need to vote the bad players out, and as soon as possible, because we are running short on time.  We can win this, but we must act now!

PELOSI AND SCHUMER GAMBLE BIG ON 2 BILLS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE PASSED

Two bills are being pushed by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.  These bills are the so called “Infrastructure Bill” at 1.2 trillion dollars, and the 3.5 trillion dollar “Human Infrastructure Bill”.  Not only are these bills prohibitably expensive, but they do not convey what they are named.  The “Infrastructure Bill” has very little actual infrastructure in it, but goes wide into Progressive wish lists.  The “Human Infrastructure Bill” is a deep dive into Socialist policies including the “Green New Deal”, that Progressives have wanted for years. 

Their gamble is that they pass these 2 bills, and the results are so wonderful that the majority of Americans will embrace them, and that will catapult them to a big win in the 2022 mid-terms.  It’s a long-shot for several reasons.  First, the cost of these 2 bills is mind-blowing, and it will all be borrowed money that will have to be paid back in present and future generations with high taxes and lost economic opportunity.  Further, there is much doubt that the votes can be found in both the House and Senate to pass them.  The House has 9 moderate Democrats that would be signing their political death warrants if they go along with this spending.  Every one of those votes will be needed in order to pass this mess.  In the Senate, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are not sold on the idea of either of these bills, and with the Senate evenly divided, Schumer needs both of their votes and the tie breaker VP Harris to get this through the finish line, and their betting hard that they can intimidate those on the fence to go along with this obvious overreach of power.  Will they be successful?  Doubtful!

There is no mandate for either of these bills.  The Senate is evenly divided, and the House is close to being in the same position.  The President has lost the good will of most American people, especially after the Afghanistan debacle.  These bills cannot honestly stand the light of day, let alone be something that the American people are begging for!  They are attempting to do this now, because it is doubtful that they will be able to do anything after the 2022 midterm elections. If they do get these bills over the finish line, it will fundamentally change our system of governance, and not for the better!

Write your Senators and Congressmen, and let them know that their own political futures are in question if these bills pass.  Apply all the pressure that you can bear, and then some!  Our future, and the future of our children and succeeding generations are on the line.  We cannot walk quietly into the night; we have to stand and fight!  Its our liberty and prosperity that is at stake, and we cannot stand by and let them take that from us!

AFGHANISTAN, HUMAN TRAGEDY OR PROGRESSIVE STRATEGY?

640+ Afghan refugees on our C-17 heading to America

We have witnessed for the last few days the tremendous tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan.  The Taliban taking over the entire country in just days.  The Afghan army disappearing into the countryside, not to be seen again. National leaders escaping and now residing in safer environs.  Complete chaos everywhere, and the execution of our exit from that country appearing to be an unplanned and poorly executed mess. 

Taliban soldiers are going door to door in Kabul looking for those that assisted Americans in order to execute them.  Women being subjugated into burka’s and now subservient to their Taliban masters.  Every fabric of their fragile society under attack, with nothing else to look forward to but the terror of Taliban leadership.

Making matters even worse, the Taliban now have our Blackhawk helicopters, our M1A2 tanks, our Humvee’s, and all the artillery that we left behind. They also have inherited our Air Force we gave to the Afghans.  By default, they are one of the best equipped armed forces in the world.  They even were left with a lethal Air Force consisting of a large mix of US and Russian helicopters, and A-29 Super Tucano’s, completely weaponized to be lethal ground support.  Now the Taliban have all the tools necessary not only to control the country with an American made “Iron Fist”, but thanks to the Biden Administration, they have enough weapons of war to terrorize surrounding countries, which most likely will happen.

Was this really an unplanned mess, or was it something else altogether?  With the terror happening now in Afghanistan, and with the Taliban in control of a lethal mix of left-behind weaponry, it most likely is something else. 

The withdrawal plan with the previous administration was predicated on the Taliban living up to their agreement, which they did not. They then would have been bombed to submission and brought back to the negotiating process. Instead, Biden ignored their breach of contract and created the mess happening now. I’m certain this mess is purposeful. It will certainly bring in excess of hundreds of thousands of Islamic immigrants here over the next few years, with the hope of making them subservient Democrat voters, much the same thought process as opening the Southern border. It’s all about finally giving us that “fundamental transformation” that Obama originally promised. Make no mistake, this chaos was planned, and was executed perfectly for the desired result.

We are in big trouble. There is a concerted effort by the Progressives/Socialists/Marxists and the Islamist’s to bring down our country. In order to fight back, we need to understand the threat. There is an organization that does a very good job of educating people on this topic. https://www.understandingthethreat.com/

IMPEACHMENT 3.0, NANCY’S NEW “INVESTIGATION”

It is estimated that as many as 800 individuals entered the Capital building uninvited on January 6th.  There were thousands that stayed outside the building that same day, protesting what they were sure was a “stolen election”.  In all of that activity, only one person was killed, an unarmed woman climbing through a window shot dead by an unidentified undercover Capital police officer.  Now let’s look at some interesting facts.

The Capital police are well funded.  Their budget for 2021 is $516,000,000.  Their budget has grown from $115,000,000 in 2000 to what it is today, and that equates to a 7.4% increase year over year, even though the inflation rate averaged over the same period of time just 2.1% per annum.  Their current budget is larger than the combined budgets of both Atlanta and Detroit, and with a staff of over 2,300 officers they have more feet on the ground than either of those 2 cities.  All that in the way of assets, and they only protect an area of less than 2 square miles!  Interesting that Congress has recently allotted an additional $350,000,000 for the Capital police this year to modernize equipment and pay for post-Jan.6th overtime, and this is the same party that has been telling our big cities to “defund” the police!  Hypocrisy at it worst.  They tell us that we don’t need protection, but they double down on their own!   

Warnings were coming in from the FBI that there would be trouble, and the White House offered to send in the National Guard to supplant the efforts of the Capital police.  The warnings were ignored, and the offer of troops were disregarded.  Wondering why?

Who controls the Capital Police?  The Congressional Master at Arms does, and is a direct report to Nancy Pelosi.  She appoints that position.  It can be safely surmised that Nancy Pelosi did not want additional help for January 6th.  Why?  She wanted trouble, she wanted something else to hang Donald Trump with, and she needed a narrative.  Her proscribed narrative was, and is “insurrection”, and the fault would be pinned on our ex-president.

Now she puts together a Congressional commission to investigate this “insurrection”.  Initially, Jim Jordan(R-Ohio) and Jim Banks(R-Ind) were picked by Kevin McCarthy as 2 of 5 members for this 13-member panel, but Nancy Pelosi refused to seat them, because they were already asking questions about her personal involvement in the January 6th event.  In response, Kevin McCarthy pulled all 5 of his picks off the panel.  The only Republican on the panel now is Trump hater Liz Cheney, the rest of the panel occupied by Trump impeachment antagonists including Adam Schiff(D-California).  She has put together a modern version of a “lynch mob” and this suits Nancy just fine! 

The investigation is a sham.  Most likely, Nancy Pelosi has already written what the outcome will be, and that is that Donald Trump instigated the so called “insurrection”.  This in her mind would invalidate any future hope for him to run again for the Presidency.  It will not work, as this “investigation” is a sham, but it is also a diversion that the Democrats need in order to direct attention away from rampant inflation, open borders, out of control debt, and looming new taxation that will affect all of us. 

Nancy and her Democrats have increased their own personal protection.  That just may be a wise decision based on their current involvement in deconstructing America as we know it.  As their popularity drops even further (yes that is happening), they will need the Capital police, and their new equipment even more than they may realize!

21st CENTURY RE-IMAGINING THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

Marx wrote about Communism in 1848.  Today Progressive leftists have decided to improve upon his work.  Marx thought that the Bourgeoisie (Upper Class capitalist property and business owners) would become too powerful and begin exploiting the Proletariat (poor working class).  This would foment a Revolution where the Proletariat would conquer the Bourgeoisie and collectively eliminate property rights.  At that point, there would be a Utopian society made up of people who would forever live in peace, sharing in the bounty that the Bourgeoisie had “stolen” from them.  Property ownership would not be necessary, as everyone would share and share alike, contributing to the collective with their own respective talents. 

Not withstanding that this Utopia has never been achieved, although tried all over the world, Progressives believe that the framework was faulty, and this time they will get it right!  Now let’s take a look at what they are changing:

  1.  The Bourgeoisie has been changed to white people.  White people, whether or not they actually realize it, promote White Supremacy, which holds down people of color (the new  Proletariat) from achieving equity in our society.
  2. White people need to be put in their place and taught to embrace their racism for what it is, the systemic system that exploits people of color.
  3. White accountability needs to happen, where the white race is put in their proper place, and all people of color are brought up to the position of equity in society that the white race had stolen from them. This implies that private property will be redistributed as public property in a more equitable fashion.
  4. This is the Communist Revolution of the 21st Century. 

We see this every day in the news.  Our military is required to embrace Critical Race Theory.  Our federal bureaucracy is required to do the same.  Mega-corporations are now hiring CDO’s (Chief Diversity Officers) to ensure that people of color are brought up to their proper place, and that white employees understand their new places in the organization.  Critical Race Theory has now been embraced by the largest teacher’s union in our country, and every public school is scrambling to implement this ideology into their Curriculum using SEL (Social Emotional Learning) as the tool to get this into the minds of children from 1st through the 12th grades.  There is a full-court press to get this done in the USA, with the Federal Government offering billions of dollars to public schools to get this job done.

Yes, we are in a Civil War, although for now it is a bloodless one.  The Progressive Left is using their time right now to push this agenda forward, as they know if they do not succeed the backlash will be the end of them as a political force.  The Biden Administration, and whomever is pulling it’s strings is in the forefront, and the estimated 168 members of congress that have affiliations to the Socialist and Communist parties, all of them identifying as Democrats, are in league with this movement. 

As Conservatives, we need to fight this movement at every corner.  We need to vote the leftists out of office and Republicans too that will not fight, fire leftist bureaucrats, and we need to take back our schools.  Start at the local level by going to your School District meetings and tell the board that you will not support their Marxist policies.  We also need to get people involved in the history of our country, the actual history, not the one put forth by those that would destroy us.  Americans need to know what makes America great, our Constitution, and stress the evil of Socialism/Communism!  We have a relatively short time to do this, through social media, through our voting, and through our pressure on elected patriots and school boards to push back against this movement that has the potential to destroy us.  If we do not, this Civil War will no longer end up bloodless, and I pray that never happens.  Last time it did, American lives lost topped over 600,000, and the population in 1865 was just 1/10th of our population today.  That equates to a modern loss factor of over 6 million people!  We cannot let this happen.  Socialism/Communism murdered over 100 million in the last century!  We cannot start this century with the same mistakes, and certainly not on our own soil!

SILVER LININGS WITH LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE OVERREACH

Our largest cities were burned and looted last summer by Marxist groups that used the death of George Floyd as their cover.  The Progressive Mayors and Governors let the riots and looting happen, and in some cases, even marched with the rioters.  Our big cities, all run with “Progressive” governance, will take many years to return to a state of normalcy.

ANTIFA and BLM, both Marxist organizations, are given a pass for their destruction, but those that walked into the halls of Congress January 6th, are still in jail.  Our southern border is still wide open, and we have no real idea who and what is coming across.  We are told it’s a simple “challenge” by the Biden Administration.

Money for leftist “wish lists” like Medicare for All and the New Green Deal are being jammed through Congress using the reconciliation tool, a tool that was designed to only address budgets and only to be used once per budget session.  Instead, the Senate, divided 50/50, is using it many times this year to get their way, with the Vice President being the tie-breaking vote.  It appears that the left is trying to spend over 11 trillion dollars over and above the actual budget in the first 200 days of the Biden Administration, one that does not by any means have a mandate, and they are attempting to do this without any bi-partisanship.

The Progressives are even trying to codify the cheating that went on in battleground states as a federal rule, even though the Constitution explicitly gives individual states the power to control their election processes.  They know that if they control the voting and the counting, they will be in charge of us forever.

Virtually every positive action taken by President Trump has been nullified, and this is sending signals to our adversaries that the Biden Administration is weak, and can be taken advantage of.  China is actively dismissing our diplomats, Putin basically ignores Biden’s warnings at their meeting, and Iran showers Israel with missiles while our President does nothing. 

Critical Race Theory is being imposed upon our military for no good reason at all.  This pernicious Marxist tool will only create division in our services, which by their very nature requires unity to be effective.  It is also being embedded in all of our schools and universities. The nature of this action is dumbfounding!

All these problems, and what does Biden say our main problem in society is?  White Supremacy no less!  Our people are watching this like having a front seat to a massive train wreck.  Why are the Progressives doing this?  Simply because they believe that they have to go big now, because in 2022 their power to fundamentally change our system would no longer be there if they do not act now!

Progressives are not going to get all that they are pushing for.  Their own ranks are weakening, with moderates realizing that going forward with all this nonsense will certainly end their political careers.  Parents are pushing back at their school districts and Colleges, saying enough is enough with CRT!  People are forming groups to fight Progressive ideology, and are becoming effective as a tool to push their elected representatives to fight back! 

What Progressives are doing is convincing Americans that they cannot govern, and that they do not have the interests of the American public in mind.  That translates to big victories for conservative candidates in 2022 and beyond.  That people are the silver linings in this train wreck we now are witnessing!

What should a concerned citizen do?  Get involved with your PTA, attend your school district meetings, with the idea that your voice needs to be heard.  Get involved with your local government by attending monthly meetings (open to the public) to ensure that they are representing your needs.  Most importantly, get involved with your state and federal representatives and let them know what you think. You can call their offices, write them, and even e-mail them with your concerns!  If possible, find local organizations that can help with these tasks.  If you do not have the time to do this, at least donate to candidates and PAC’s like  https://winred.com/contact/ that represent solutions to this mess we are now in.  Rough times are ahead, but we will prevail!

THE TRUTH, AND THEN THERE IS THE TRUTH – NARRATIVES OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

The Democrat Party and their operatives continue to lie to us.  We know they are lying, and they know we know their lying.  And they continue lying to us in the form of unsupported narratives.  We are told that our country is systemically racist, even though we are the least racist country in the world.  The border crisis is Trumps fault, but we know Biden is the one that opened up the floodgates. Our police kill countless unarmed black men for no reason, when in fact only 9 unarmed black men, resisting arrest were killed in 2019.  We are told the biggest danger to our Republic is White Supremacy, when we know it is ANTIFA, BLM, Progressive priorities, and China.  With the economy roaring back, we are told that we need to spend another 4+ trillion dollars in borrowed money to stimulate the economy.  We are told the covid-19 relief bill is necessary, but precious little in the bill has anything to do with covid relief, but instead mostly pork for Progressive states and a litany of Progressive causes unrelated to the pandemic.  Then there is the “Infrastructure” bill that only uses a small amount of the spending on actual infrastructure, the rest going to a Progressive wish list of Socialist redistribution programs.  They are attempting to make the “NEW GREEN DEAL” a reality, in the face of minimal support and sketchy evidence of it having any real effect on the environment.  We are told this is and existential threat, and that could not be further from the truth, and the solution is more damaging than the supposed problem.  I could go on, but in short, they are taking us down a road to perdition, and expecting us to follow them to the end! 

It is like we are living in a dreary Soviet Union redux, except we are the Soviets.  Democrats are on a race to fundamentally transform our nation into a “Socialist Paradise”, ensuring us that it will be different this time.  We are lied to just like the Soviets did to their citizens.  We are expected to believe their propaganda, or at least do nothing in its path.  They know that their window to do this is quickly coming to an end, with the 2022 elections coming up, where they will undoubtedly suffer major setbacks in the House and Senate.  Even without a mandate, they are marching all of us to a place where most of us do not want to go!

Their goal is to undermine our Constitutional rights, and to greatly increase the size and scope of the Federal Government.  This could mean total control of our lives, from cradle to grave, and would undermine everything that the Constitution guarantees us, including our liberty.  If they actually pull everything off the way they are planning, America as we know it will be dead forever.

We do not have to fall victim to their lies and power grab.  We need to fight back by writing our state and federal representatives to let them know that we will not stand for this.  We have to pressure them to fight for our country, our liberty, our very way of life!  We need to do this now, and we also need to work to get patriot candidates elected in 2022. If we sit back and do nothing, they win.

THE RISE, AND THEN THE FALL?

The founding fathers of the United States of America were learned men.  They studied the bible, and also studied the notable philosophers of their time.  They read Nicolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, James Harrington, John Locke, Charles De Montesquieu, Thomas Paine, John Stuart Mill and others.  From the wisdom of these works, they crafted a wonderful document, the United States Constitution, which guaranteed liberty for all, and an abundance of freedom that opened up the creative juices of all with ambition, eventually making their new country the greatest nation on earth. 

The Constitution that they put together was a blueprint for limited government that honored not only the God given rights of men, but diffused and limited centralized power, giving the individual and their states more power than the Federal Government.  Nothing like it had ever been seen, nor has been seen since.  It established a Republic rather than a Democracy, in order to protect the individual’s rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Their main concern with a Democracy was that it had the effect of sublimating the individual to the collective (mob rule).  The individual in a Republic is Supreme. 

This way of life revolved around an educated populace, one that understood the founding principles, and adhered to them.  Without that knowledge and adherence to the Constitution, the whole experiment could unravel.  When walking out of the final day of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked a question by a lady: “What have we got, a Monarchy or a Republic?  Franklin replied, A Republic if you can keep it!”  Even Franklin had some doubt that this grand experiment would succeed!

Succeed it did, and the original 13 colonies evolved into the most successful and powerful country in the world!  People from all around the world fought to get to the USA, and once they were here, they readily assimilated into the melting pot of America, proud to be citizens of the United States of America!

World War I came around, and after a time the United States joined the allies to win it!  With its supreme manufacturing power to resupply the allies, and hundreds of thousands of fresh fighting men crossing the Atlantic to join them, Germany surrendered.  This is the time that the USA came of age, and was recognized as an economy and a military that surpassed all others. 

As the USA’s economy eclipsed all others on the planet, there were dark clouds on the horizon.  In 1929 the stock market collapsed.  Prices collapsed because of the imbalance of the supply side with new forms of manufacturing, and half of all workers in the country were out of work.

President Franklin Roosevelt was subsequently elected, and he greatly expanded the reach and scope of the Federal Government over American lives.  Many agencies were formed, and the Federal Government was now growing like a weed.  Public works projects and other Federally funded employment were greatly expanded, and this did put some of the laid off workers back in the workforce, but it did not end the depression, which lasted until 1939.  Only World War II could end the depression, and our entry into the war put all back to work, either in the military or in support jobs for the war effort.  Although President Roosevelt was of a mind that something had to be done to eliminate the suffering caused by the depression, its unintended consequence was that by greatly expanding the Federal Government, the individual was shrunken, and the collective was now starting to become the norm. 

World War II was won, with American manufacturing and military taking a front seat for that victory.  Our economy boomed back, not only because of its capacity to produce goods, but also because our production capacity was one of the only ones that was not decimated by the war.  There was a period of unequalled prosperity from the end of the war that lasted for decades, and we shared our prosperity with the world at large. 

Federal Government expansion continued under President Lyndon Johnson.  His “Great Society” program was a huge federal overreach that created countless entitlements for those that were in poverty, and created new agencies that oversaw the programs put in place.  It was to have ended poverty as we know it, but in spite of spending trillions of dollars, it did not have any effect on poverty rates, and had the unintended consequence of destroying family units in order to qualify for these benefits.  That created a vast underclass of people that still to this day are dependent on the government for their sustenance. 

With the exception of Presidents Reagan and Trump, who attempted to shrink bureaucracy, every succeeding President created and expanded an alphabet of government agencies, programs, and regulations.  The current President, Biden, is now on the cusp of greatly expanding an already bloated and overreaching Federal Government.  He and his administration are following the Saul Alinsky playbook on “How to Create a Socialist State”.  Listed below is his playbook:

“There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist state.  The first is most important.”

  1. Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people. (re-instituting Obamacare, single payer system in the works)
  2. Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you’re providing everything to live. (Proposed tax increases, trillions being spent on left wing programs with borrowed money, causing eventual out of control inflation, expanding on the corona virus narrative)
  3. Debt – Increase debt to an unsustainable level, that way you are able to greatly increase taxes, and that will create more poverty. (currently at $30 Trillion and climbing fast, also think “Green New Deal” that is being disguised as the infrastructure bill, refer to tax bill proposal)
  4. Gun Control – Remove people’s ability to defend themselves from the government.  That way you are able to create a police state.  (Gun control measures now being implemented by executive orders, and being considered by Congress)
  5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives.  (Latest corona virus bill expanding unemployment benefits, food banks, etc.…)
  6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school. (Common core, civics and history not being taught, Universities controlled by leftists, MSM’s controlled by leftists, Hollywood controlled by leftists)
  7. Religion – Remove the belief in God from the government and schools. (Already done)
  8. Class warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor.  This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take over the wealthy with the support of the poor.  (See proposed tax bill, black VS white, white VS Asian, police VS black, etc.….)

The Biden administration is following this playbook, and if they succeed, our experiment in being a Democratic Republic will finally come to an end.  We need to fight hard to ensure that he does not succeed!  Let your representatives at the Federal and State level know that we all are taking these moves seriously and implore them to join the fight to keep our country and our Constitution.  Let’s do everything that we can to disprove Benjamin Franklin’s doubts!  We must keep our Republic!  We cannot lose our freedom and our God given rights!