Parents protesting against CRT and a transgender policy are arrested after a Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting was declared an unlawful assembly pic.twitter.com/XyyuvozlUA— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 22, 2021
The “anti-CRT leader” promoted by GOP and FOX news is anti-White. So rumor is that the anti-White anti-CRT group had a meeting in Montana last week where they decided to now shift focus on to the “evils” of White identitarianism.— Henrik Palmgren ?? ? ?? (Follow me on Gab) (@Henrik_Palmgren) June 22, 2021
“No identity for you European.” pic.twitter.com/2GlhIP07Iq
Good. White identitarianism is pathetic and disgusting.— Christopher F. Rufo ?? (@realchrisrufo) June 22, 2021
Borysenko is right about this. Critical race theory and white identitarianism are two sides of the same coin. They are both poison for our country and should be rejected.— Christopher F. Rufo ?? (@realchrisrufo) June 21, 2021
And no, I will not be calling it anti-white, because I’m not a child and I understand that actions have consequences.— Karlyn Borysenko, most dangerous knitter alive ? (@DrKarlynB) June 23, 2021
Critical race theory is racist.
Critical race theory is un-American.
Critical race theory is anti-human.
I just want to thank the white identitarians for watching all my content. You guys are making me a TON of money.— Karlyn Borysenko, most dangerous knitter alive ? (@DrKarlynB) June 23, 2021
The only grift I ever had was kicking the hornets nest of ACTUAL white supremacists.
“My child will probably one day look back on this incident as the first of many,” Keith Magee writes. “He will recognize it as marking the beginning of a lifetime of being the target of some people’s hate because of the color of his skin.” | @CNNOpinion https://t.co/wYMe0jsJk3— CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2021
BREAKING:— FIRE (@TheFIREorg) June 22, 2021
A recording of an “Anti-Racist Rhetoric & Pedagogies” workshop acquired by FIRE raises alarm bells about the state of free expression and conscience at @UofOklahoma.https://t.co/8DXLXnaqbf pic.twitter.com/JkU5JMEOel
Most Americans have no opinion on critical race theory, but most Republicans do.— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) June 23, 2021
48% of Republicans have unfavorable views of critical race theory.
32% of Democrats have favorable views of critical race theory.https://t.co/hmTQMDRG71 pic.twitter.com/JIJpjDjLU6
My thoughts on the CRT rebellion:
- In our circles, this stuff is basic and old hat. The CofCC was slamming “cultural Marxism” in the 1980s and 1990s. Dr. Kevin MacDonald’s book The Culture of Critique focused on critical theory.
- CRT is a legitimate issue which we have always discussed in our circles. Conservatives ignored it for decades because it was “racist” and “anti-Semitic” to talk about who created it and why
- Last fall, Trump seized on the issue as a hail mary for cynical political reasons to reconnect with his deflated base.
- A bunch of Red States have banned CRT and that is good, but we know how this goes. These new laws will be challenged in federal court.
- Earnest normies are genuinely outraged about it and it is a good thing that they feel under siege now for being White. This is an ice breaker that can be used to bring more people over to our point of view and we should capitalize on that
- The usual grifters are circulating like vultures and see the new White backlash as their ticket back to power
- These grifters want to astroturf a new Tea Party
- These people can’t be trusted and we can already see them trying to redirect, harness and neuter this latest White backlash
In spite of all this, I don’t think these people are capable of controlling what was unleashed by the George Floyd riots and the rollout of systematic racism.
“Former top aides to President Donald Trump have begun an aggressive push to combat the teaching of critical race theory and capitalize on the issue politically, confident that a backlash will vault them back into power.
These officials, including Trump’s former campaign chief and two former budget advisers, have poured money and organizational muscle into the fight. They’ve aided activists who are pushing back against the concept that racism has been systemic to American society and institutions after centuries of slavery and Jim Crow. And some of them have begun working with members of Congress to bar the military from holding diversity trainings and to withhold federal funds from schools and colleges that promote anything that can be packaged as critical race theory. …
“This is the Tea Party to the 10th power,” Steve Bannon, Trump’s former adviser who has zeroed in on local school board fights over critical race theory, said in an interview. “This isn’t Q, this is mainstream suburban moms — and a lot of these people aren’t Trump voters.” …
It has increasingly become a major focus of the Republican establishment, which has sought to capitalize on the angst even as some officeholders have failed to define what critical race theory is and the threat it poses. (Critical race theory, for example, does not imply white students should feel guilty about past civil rights issues and is not taught in many of the schools where lawmakers are seeking to ban it).
Their efforts to elevate the issue have worked. …”
As I have explained at length, the new White backlash began during the George Floyd riots and has continued to gain momentum. We should respond to it by trying to channel it into mainstreaming explicit pro-White politics. We know from the polling that the appetite is there.