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Behind the Cover of Critical Race Theory
The ideology's creators have concealed their real plans
Critical Race Theory proponents rely heavily on smoke and mirrors. In front of every smoke screen blaze the words “systemic racism.” Still, many of us scratch our heads and wonder: “What lies behind the hazy veil?” Just more liberal politics? Progressivism? A racial reckoning?
Some assume Critical Race Theory is part of the civil rights movement. It’s anything but. The civil rights movement grew out of the ideas of democracy that include equality before the law, universal human rights and liberties, the right to own private property, free enterprise and freedom of speech. These American ideals have resulted in some of the greatest prosperity, the most freedom and the least racism of any country on earth. Yet, Critical Race Theorists despise democracy’s success and seek to replace it with a different agenda.
So, if it’s not the civil rights movement, what is it? Some curious people have ventured beyond the curtain to discover what’s on the other side. James Lindsay, a mathematician and physicist, ended up studying Critical Race Theory literature—notoriously difficult to understand—for many years. After analyzing countless original texts, he documented his observations on his New Discourses website.
In brief, Lindsay explains that we’re living in a false reality fabricated by the late neo-Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse. The philosopher synthesized Karl Marx’s ideas, using black liberationists and other disaffected groups as stand-ins for economic class. Marcuse and his fellow neo-Marxists created Critical Theory and, with it, the antecedents to the Critical Theory of race.
Subsequent Marxists tweaked Marcuse’s ideas. In order to focus Critical Theory on U.S. racial politics, Kimberle Crenshaw and other Marxist legal scholars organized a workshop where they coined the term “Critical Race Theory.” Continuing forward, Richard Delgado, Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi and many other Critical Race Theorists incorporated words and phrases from liberal racial politics but discarded the original ideas and intentions. The Critical Race Theorists had found a clever way to hide their Marxist schemes behind a pretense of civil rights activism. Their fabrication became a success, spreading widely—first throughout universities and, later on, to other institutions.
Today, woke Marxists preferentially launch their stratagems using crossover words. These common words are endued with hidden meanings. The woke often begin an advance with a word’s dictionary definition. They then switch to their radical definition when they have enough support. If challenged, they simply revert to the word’s dictionary definition. They repeatedly flip-flop, always seeking the upper hand.
The Marxist goals in Critical Race Theory’s worldview emerge when Lindsay explains the radical definitions of woke crossover words. Diversity no longer means variety. It’s the installation of diversity, equity and inclusion officers to enforce Critical Race Theory on everyone. Equity does not mean fairness. It’s the redistribution of resources to those who adopt the “critical consciousness” of Critical Race Theory. It also refers to a state of socialism that enforces authoritarian regulations on society and discriminates vigorously against dissenters. Inclusion does not mean welcoming. It’s the process of censorship, exclusion and purges of those who are not Critical Race Theory activists. Justice isn’t about enforcing the rule of law. It’s the end result of abolishing private property, liberty and democracy through revolution. In other words, it’s the attainment of communism.
Last but not least, racism doesn’t have to do with discrimination or prejudice. The woke utilize the word radically to mean the presence of different average outcomes among racial groups. They say these unequal outcomes are, by definition, proof of racism.
Thomas Sowell, an economist and fellow of the Hoover Institution, has explained why the main tenet of Critical Race Theory—that different groups should have the same average outcomes—is false. Not only do disparities between groups almost always exist for a large variety of reasons, but, as he relates in his book “Discrimination and Disparities,” this has been true throughout the world for thousands of years. Numerous factors—such as the average age of members, the presence of a father in the household, a desire for upward mobility and hours spent studying—explain most group differences. Accurately identifying and correcting for the appropriate factors completely removes most differences in average group outcomes found today. There is usually no need to invoke racism.
Once the facts have dispelled fiction, lo and behold, the cover has lifted. Critical Race Theory is not a new way of looking at race. It’s a new way of exploiting race, devised by Marxists. Since Americans have had no interest in revolution based on class, the Marxist plan B involves dividing the nation using race. Critical Race Theory is simply a way to take advantage of race as a ruse to gain power.
Ultimately, Critical Race Theorists have the same endgame as Karl Marx. They want to create a revolution followed by a dictatorship that leads to communism. History is replete with the evil events that usually ensue: Lenin’s Red Terror, Mao’s Red Guards and Cambodia’s Killing Fields, to name just a few. Up until now, communism has left over 100 million people dead, according to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. The documented atrocities characteristically include rampant executions, exterminations and life-threatening abuses in forced labor camps.
What do we need to know about the current ideology sweeping our nation? Critical Race Theory is not a new ideology, but a repackaging of classic Marxism with race substituted for class. It’s the same old Marxism in disguise. Getting wise to the woke ploy is vital for all who value liberty, democratic rights and freedom from tyranny.