Tucker Carlson: “Anti-White Racism is exploding across the country. No one wants to say it but it’s right in your face every single day.”— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) May 22, 2021
Critical Race Theory is toxic and dangerous. Unfortunately, school districts like @HighlineSchools near Seattle push it on staff and then, of course, students. I tackled the issue on @TuckerCarlson Tonight on #FOXNews. pic.twitter.com/GGu8TvnFuv— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) May 22, 2021
I’ve been involved in this scene for 20 years now.
I’m old enough to remember when conservatives used to believe we were crazy, evil racists for believing that race exists and for being pro-White. It was people on the “fringe” who were pro-White. They were progressing toward a colorblind society. They believed in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream. They believed in civic nationalism and liberalism. This was the “mainstream” consensus on race. Conservatives used to routinely purge people who expressed any doubts or skepticism about this belief.
This began to change toward the end of the Obama presidency with the rise of Black Lives Matter. The Left became pessimistic and gave up on Martin Luther King, Jr. era liberal antiracism. The Great Awokening was going on in the 2010s and it spilled out into the streets in the Trump presidency. Now we have this new version of “antiracism” which is the “successor ideology” of progressive liberalism.
“There are only a few places on earth where radicals and their children ritualistically burn the American flag and chant “Death to America”: Tehran, Baghdad, Beirut, Kabul, Ramallah—and Portland, Oregon.
The City of Portland, a cloud-covered metro on the south bank of the Columbia River, has become known for its political protesters. Anarchists, Communists, ecofascists, and various other agitators regularly denounce the police, politicians of both parties, and America itself, and flag-burning has become part of the protesters’ liturgy. Last summer, protesters associated with Antifa upped the ante with chants of “Death to America” and participated in months of violent protests to avenge the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minneapolis. Children as young as four marched with the crowd to the federal courthouse, raising the Black Power fist and chanting “Fuck the Police!” …
Famously the “whitest city in America,” Portland has become the unlikely headquarters of race radicalism in the United States. The city has elevated white guilt into a civic religion; its citizens have developed rituals, devotions, and self-criticisms to fight “systemic racism” and “white supremacy.” The culminating expression of this orthodoxy is violence: street militias, calling themselves “antiracists” and “antifascists,” smash windows and torch the property of anyone transgressing the new moral law. …
Which brings us to the last plank in Tigard-Tualatin’s antiracism program: enforcement. As soon as Un took over as equity and inclusion director, she formulated a new “hate speech” policy designed not just to prevent truly discriminatory speech but also to pathologize any political opposition to the new order. The cultural cues in the district are clear: teachers must support Black Lives Matter protests and oppose anything that smacks of conservatism. …
If the cities of Tigard and Beaverton represent the categories of theory and praxis, Portland represents their result: power. In recent years, Portland has emerged as the leading hub of left-wing, Marxist, and anarchist movements. After George Floyd’s death, Portland’s radicals attacked police officers and laid siege to federal buildings. They armed themselves with rocks, bottles, shields, knives, guns, bricks, lasers, boards, explosives, gasoline, barricades, spike strips, brass knuckles, and Molotov cocktails. A year later, many downtown businesses remain closed, and insurance companies have either raised premiums or refused to issue policies because of the ongoing risk of property destruction.
Meantime, Portland Public Schools has institutionalized the philosophy of social justice and codified political activism into every aspect of the bureaucracy. In the district’s 2019 Racial Equity and Social Justice Plan, the administration pledged to make “antiracism” the district’s “North Star” and to create “an education system that intentionally disrupts—and builds leaders to disrupt—systems of oppression.” The superintendent hired a new equity czar and announced a “Five-Year Racial Equity Plan,” which promises a dizzying array of acronyms and academic catchphrases like “intersectionality” and “targeted universalism.”
A decade ago, White Nationalists were becoming interested in memes. Bob Whitaker and the Bugsters started pushing the ANTIRACISM IS ANTIWHITE meme. Who can disagree with that now?
It is stunning when you read this essay how right we were about the trajectory of this country and how wrong the conservatives were about the future. The idea that ANTIRACISM IS ANTIWHITE has gone mainstream. They will still invoke Martin Luther King, Jr. and talk about how horrible racial identity is like making the sign of the cross before making observations that we used to make.