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Gaslighting Critical Race Theory (CRT)

I can only assume that the grassroots fight back in the USA against this racist shite is beginning to bite, because all of sudden the MSM is starting to run stories and articles and news items that are trying to gaslight the whole thing.

The gaslighting is the same as that used against the Tea Party protests in 2009-10, in that it’s “racist” and created by the Republican Party and Fox News as battle-space preparation for the 2022 mid-term elections.

Specifically they’re hitting the following themes:

  • Nobody really understands CRT. It’s just an academic theory.
  • If bad things are happening it’s because “fringe groups” and “some individuals” are twisting the theory to their own purposes.
  • It’s only about “racial justice” and “anti-racism” – and who could be opposed to such good things.
  • It’s not about hating on White People. That’s just crazy talk.

Ok. So instead of fighting the whole “White Boy” fight, let’s turn the argument over to the people for whom this theory is supposed to make life better (“Kill Disparate Impact”).

A Black dad with two medical degrees goes off on Critical Race Theory.

A Black dad with his little munchkin of a daughter, goes off on CRT:

A Black mother goes off on the Loudoun County School Board about CRT

And of course the Black professor of linguistics from Columbia university, John McWhorter.

But if the mantra is that what we need to do to solve black America’s problems is “get rid of systemic racism,” we’re in trouble. That analysis, be it explicit or tacit, is based on a third-grader’s understanding of how a society works. More importantly, that analysis does not help black people and often hurts us

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  1. Not only does CRT blame “white” people for the sins of the world, it suggests that “Non-White” folks lack any sort of agency (and responsibility) for their lives. It’s the same “Parental care” argument used by slave owners to justify their ownership just in different clothes.

    alloytoo

    June 24, 2021 at 4:38 pm

  2. Tom, rather than posting a few videos, I would really like to read your “take” on what CRT is. Have you read any of the literature, or just taken the “talking points” from the GOP? At least you’d have a friend in Pauline “Fish n Chip Shop Tart” Hanson who has moved a Senate motion to have CRT banned from Australian schools, even though CRT is an American project and NOT being taught in Australian schools.

    Guess you’re both cut from the same cloth. So, are you up for the challenge, or is it easier to post cat n dog videos?

    Little Dorrit

    June 24, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    • The problem , Little Dorrit, is that CRT and all the other post modern tosh that emerge from academia with the suffix “studies” appended to their appellation is that they don’t see people as individuals, with individual agency but as interchangeable members of a group,

      It is your group identity that defines you rather than who you are as a person

      Every single person, perhaps with the possible exception of identical twins at conception, is unique, with a unique set of genes and experiences

      And every single person who has ever been born has to deal with difficulties and setbacks

      Everybody encounters people who don’t like them, treat them badly, Bullies will pick upon a defining feature of a person, which may be a racial thing, it equally might be red hair, or a large nose, religion, even a an unusual name can attract the attention of an unpleasant individual – and racists are first and foremost unpleasant people who bully other people

      The problem is with this group identity narrative is that when things don’t go the way we might like it is instead on analysing why something didn’t work out the way we wanted is develop a grievance mentality and assume it is because of being disadvantaged by our membership of a supposed disadvantaged group and not because of something about ourselves we might be able to address.

      Racism is by its very definition is conferring an advantage to members of one racial group over members of a different racial, group,

      Things like differing admission standards to various Educational programs based on skin colour and not academic achievements is by its very definition racist.

      And I’ll tell you something for nothing – casting social problems in terms of race will do nothing to address those problems but only exacerbate them do nothing to solve them

      I like people in general and I like it that people are different from each other, it makes the world more interesting…

      Andrei

      June 24, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    • Thanks, Andrei, 500 words to explain you don’t understand CRT.

      Little Dorrit

      June 24, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    • Oh I understand CRT perfectly well Little Dorrit – it is pernicious nonsense peddled by race grifters designed to sow discord and disharmony within the community.

      It actually falls over through observation – it posits that because the dominant culture is White, Anglo Saxon in origin that those without that heritage are disadvantaged by the institutions that have evolved within that cultural framework

      However if that were true people of East Asian ancestry would also fail to prosper in our society and in fact they tend to do well, overall better than those with that heritage on average, and in fact in the STEM arenas dominate at the highest levels

      Andrei

      June 25, 2021 at 8:50 am

  3. And that, Andrei, is why I don’t respond to these sorts of questions. In response to a post about gaslighting CRT, LD simply continues to gaslight in exactly the manner described in the post.

    I’ve been posting on CRT for a year now, during which time this question could have been asked by LD. He didn’t until now, because all his projection about FoxNewsGOP talking points extends from him being quite the little follower of MSM fashion, and since this is now a thing for them, it is for him.

    Here’s the Wiki on CRT which anybody could look up to answer LD’s question, which is why it’s a time-waster.

    As it happens I’ve been interested in deconstructionism and post-modernism since the 1980’s, thanks to Lit student friends of mine who’d gone to varsity because of their love of literature and then employed Critical Theory to discover how much they hated their literature. I followed the painful development of CRT from this shite, especially after seeing one of Clinton’s nominees get the boot in the early 90’s because of it.

    In any case, to ask what CRT is to ask a Stalinist or a Maoist what Marxist theory is. They’re shit at describing it beyond the bare bones but it doesn’t matter because it’s just a tool with which they can destroy their opponents.

    Marxist theory ===> Stalinism, Maoism, Khmer Rouge, etc, plus collective farms and shooting Kulaks.

    Critical Race Theory ====> Training courses where White people are told of their “White Privilege”, “White Supremacy” and “White Fragility” (that last is the Kafkaesque cherry on top if you object to the first two.

    It’s applied Marxism that sucks more than the stupid theory and it’s applied CRT that sucks more than the original theory. The resulting denialism about the connections is exactly the same too.

    Tom Hunter

    June 24, 2021 at 10:10 pm

  4. CRT has been around since the 1980s, but it is only in the last 12 months that the Right have latched onto it, and, as usual, deliberately misunderstand it and turn into into the latest bogeyman to rile up their racist supporters.

    Nice to see Tom Hunter aligning himself with paedophile Matt Gaetz. Gaetz tried to take on the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, about the examination of critical race theory in the U.S. military. Milley left Gaetz with n othing but wobbling his pencil neck as Milley responded

    “I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding — having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?” Milley said.

    He continued brusquely: “And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, noncommissioned officers of being, quote, ‘woke’ or something else, because we’re studying some theories that are out there.”

    “I want to understand white rage, and I’m white, and I want to understand it,” he said. “So what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out.”

    https://www.npr.org/2021/06/23/1009592838/top-general-defends-studying-critical-race-theory-in-the-military

    Little Dorrit

    June 25, 2021 at 11:42 am

    • Judging by this graduate it already has won in the US military. Just wait twenty years until this guy is a general. He’ll be Admiral Michael Gilday, General Milley, and Secretary of Defense Austin all rolled into one.

      A few weeks ago, an Army battalion commander, LTC Andrew Rhodes, had this to say to his troops (Jack Posobiec broke the story at Human Events, but the screen captures on that site have vanished): “If you’re a white male, you are part of the problem.” He went on to say that in his view, less than .01% of all complaints about racism were false, and he would automatically believe any allegation

      Tom Hunter

      June 25, 2021 at 12:14 pm

  5. But never mind, the number of loyalty oaths is growing apace in Tom’s dystopian USA.

    Want to teach? Then only those subjects (American exceptionalism, Jesus Christ and John Wayne) approved by the GOP can be taught. No more oxygen, back to Phlogiston, no more evolution, back to “God dun it”, no more Women’s Studies just cooking lessons for the bitches.

    Public universities in Florida will be required to survey both faculty and students on their political beliefs and viewpoints, with the institutions at risk of losing their funding if the responses are not satisfactory to the state’s Republican-led legislature.

    The unprecedented project, which was tucked into a law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, is part of a long-running, nationwide right-wing push to promote “intellectual diversity” on campuses — though worries over a lack of details on the survey’s privacy protections, and questions over what the results may ultimately be used for, hover over the venture.

    https://www.salon.com/2021/06/23/desantis-signs-bill-requiring-florida-students-professors-to-register-political-views-with-state/

    The Stalinist GOP having another long march through the institutions.

    Little Dorrit

    June 25, 2021 at 11:50 am

  6. I see Tom has returned from his latest foray into Kulturkampfs.

    Here’s Charlie Sykes, a man with impeccable Conservative credentials on CRT.

    CRT has come to stand for virtually any discussion of race that annoys, provokes, or offends.

    So they are playing a (race) card, not making an actual argument. They may not understand what it means, but they know that this is a way for them to push back (and shut down) debates about racial injustice. Any concerns about the history of racism or police violence can be simply dismissed: “See, what you’re doing is Critical Race Theory.”

    I regret to inform you that this includes simply making shit up.

    https://morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/why-ban-only-critical-race-theory

    Republicans have seized on CRT to fire up the outrage machine powering the GOP’s culture wars. That’s all they have left. They can no longer claim to be a party committed to the ideals of the American Dream,

    Sir Loin

    June 25, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    • Charlie Sykes…. “impeccable Conservative credentials”… The Bulwark…
      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      Jesus, why not just call in Super Christian David French?

      You’re not fooling anyone on this “right-wing” bait-and-switch crap anymore.

      Sykes is one of that dwindling number of NeverTrumpers that wants “their” GOP back, complete with interventionist wars, corporate tax cuts and regularly kicking Republican voters in the balls in favour of whatever the Democrat Party wants on the domestic front – aside from tax cuts; Charlie & co will fight on that one.

      Given LD’s childish sideswipe at Gaetz earlier it’s ironic see a member of The Lincoln Project being hailed by Sir Loin, following the revelations of that little group’s paedophilia protection.

      Charlie probably wants that legalised at some point in the future, which puts him a decade behind NAMBLA.

      Because he’s a conservative, not a radical.

      Tom Hunter

      June 25, 2021 at 3:13 pm

  7. That’s all they have left.

    More projection. The Burn Loot Murder/Antifa riots about all the “systemic racism” that CRT focuses on occurred primarily in cities that have been run top-to-bottom by Democrats for decades.

    But despite maintaining all that systemic racism the Democrats were more than happy to go easy on the BLM/Antifa riots because if people are not focused on race they might start to look at the failures of all the Great Society programs run in the inner cities for over half a century.

    The Democrats can’t allow thoughts to turn in those directions because – as the saying goes – that’s all they have left.

    Tom Hunter

    June 25, 2021 at 3:19 pm

  8. I must say I’m appreciating that a post about the MSM gaslighting CRT has produced two Far Left commentators who have simply proceeded to … gaslight CRT, rather than actually explain why they think it’s so wonderful.

    To be fair they could not be honest about it because, like the Democrat Party, they could not care less about what CRT is. For the Democrats it’s a possible voting edge (they think – the current panic is their realisation that ordinary people aren’t keen on it) and a distraction from the failures of their systems. For the likes of Sir Loin and LD it’s just another wedge they can use to “smash the system” in the same old hope that a hardline socialist utopia will arise from the ashes – or at a minimum just to smash the Right Wing in the USA.

    Tom Hunter

    June 25, 2021 at 3:26 pm

  9. You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
    You don’t need to be a racist to profit from racism.

    Little Dorrit

    June 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    • Tom Hunter

      June 27, 2021 at 4:21 pm

  10. Tom
    Which just goes to show all racists are fat black unemployables – and ugly too.

    The only silver lining, in this case is, the obese Marxist mind fucker is unlikely to breed.

    adolffinkensen

    June 27, 2021 at 4:43 pm


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