President Trump issued an appropriate executive order last month to prohibit funding of indoctrination training in U.S. government agencies that "promotes race or sex-stereotyping or scapegoating in the federal workforce or in the armed services."
The order quite aptly describes these training sessions as seeking "to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division" and distract from the "pursuit of excellence."
The president was specifically referring to promulgation of critical race theory propaganda premised on the destructive claim that America is a systemically racist, white supremist country. As such, it promotes racial division under the contradictory stealth guise of benefiting "diversity and inclusion."
The guilt scam also makes for very lucrative and growing business opportunities for grievance industry proponents.
Nearly every major U.S. company now has a diversity and inclusion department offering lessons in unconscious bias, workshops on "white privilege," and "struggle sessions" on systemic racism to their employees. According to McKinsey & Company, they collectively spend $8 billion for these services annually, with consultants raking in a combined $400million-$600 million in fees.
Universities are cashing in big-time on diversity and inclusion certificate markets … Cornell, Georgetown, Temple, Yale, USC and Harvard to name just a few. Yale charges over $3,000 for a three-week online course.
Critical race theory proponents make essentially the same point over and over again: If you're white, you are eternally a racist, especially if you don't think you are.
Robin D'Angelo explains in her best-selling book White Fragility, your only option then is to submit to critical race theory overlords, then recruit others to do the same.
Saul Alinsky described the strategy in his Rules for Radicals:
The organizer must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression … an organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent; provide a channel into which people can angrily pour their frustrations … your function – to agitate to the point of conflict.
Scariest of all, more and more school districts across the country are all in on creating programs to instruct K-12 administrators and teachers how to indoctrinate impressionable young minds not only that they live in a racist society, but that they and their parents (if white) carry that historical stain.
A central theme relies upon a socialist school of thought known as the "New History of Capitalism" (NHC) which asserts that modern American capitalism is forever rooted in plantation slavery of the pre-Civil War South. Sponsored and rebranded by The New York Times as the "1619 Project," this fiction is being introduced into schools with the express purpose to "reframe the country's history" by replacing 1776 as America's founding date and substituting 1619.
That was the year 20 or so African slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia.
Nikole Hannah-Jones who conceived the project offered a dismally dark vision where America's Blacks futilely struggle for equal rights against persistent white racism which "runs in the very DNA of this country." She also claims that President Lincoln, our nation's Great Emancipator, "opposed Black equality."
Hannah-Jones attributes "one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare that their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery as abolitionist sentiment began rising in Britain."
Disturbingly, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that is unaffiliated with the Pulitzer Prizes), reported that it has released 1619 project-related materials to more than 3,500 classrooms. Schools or school districts in Chicago; Newark, N.J.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Washington, D.C. have produced 1619 Project-related events.
As observed by the New York Post's Editorial Board, "If this effort succeeds in shaping the nation's youth — tomorrow's leaders — it will be a grievous blow to this country's noble experiment in liberty, in which Americans have always fought to make promises of the Declaration of Independence true for all its citizens."
The Post carried a headline banner in its appraisal, declaring, "Curriculum Based on New York Times' Wildly Wrong '1619 Project' Would Be Educational Malpractice."
As with all forms of identity politics, critical race theory and the 1619 Project stoke divisions between people where few or none existed before. It's all about relational aggression and predatory alienation.
We have come to be constantly assaulted with forms of group identity-based animosity purposely intended to conjure the essence of what Karl Marx promoted in his call for "class consciousness."
The neo-Marxist critical race theory movement reaches out to foment and appeal to the angriest and least constructive elements of what they view as monolithic racial, ethnic and "intersectional" gender groups. This is the anthesis of the true American heritage which views members of shared communities as embodiments of both common and uniquely distinct strengths, challenges and priorities.
Celebration of racial ethnic and diversity and inclusion is very fundamental to the "American Dream" which continues to attract immigrants to this country from all over the world. Among our own citizens, according to a 2019 Pew Research Center poll, about three out of four of Black, Hispanic and white Americans agreed that racial and ethnic diversity is good for our country.
The systemic racist mantra being spewed out in workplaces, college campuses and K-12 classes across our great nation is false, repugnant and cruel. America is the least racist, most inclusively diverse land of opportunity in the history of civilization.
It's way past time for the truly "woke" generation to wake up to this wonderful reality.
Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the graduate program in space architecture. Larry has written more than 700 articles for Newsmax and Forbes and is the author of several books. Included are: "How Everything Happened, Including Us" (2020), "Cyberwarfare: Targeting America, Our Infrastructure and Our Future" (2020), "The Weaponization of AI and the Internet: How Global Networks of Infotech Overlords are Expanding Their Control Over Our Lives" (2019), "Reinventing Ourselves: How Technology is Rapidly and Radically Transforming Humanity" (2019), "Thinking Whole: Rejecting Half-Witted Left & Right Brain Limitations" (2018), "Reflections on Oceans and Puddles: One Hundred Reasons to be Enthusiastic, Grateful and Hopeful" (2017), "Cosmic Musings: Contemplating Life Beyond Self" (2016), "Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom" (2015) and "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax" (2011). He is currently working on a new book with Buzz Aldrin, "Beyond Footprints and Flagpoles." Read Larry Bell's Reports — More Here.
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