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“Critical Race Theory” is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By William S. Lind, Traditional Right

Rightly, American parents are up in arms over the teaching of “Critical Race Theory” to their children in public schools. When the left denies this is happening, they are lying. In fact, the situation is much worse than most parents know. Public school curricula throughout the land are not just teaching Critical Race Theory, they have been shaped and molded in almost everything they do by Critical Theory, of which Critical Race Theory is only one element.

Some history is helpful here. What is commonly known as Political Correctness or “Wokeness” is actually cultural Marxism, Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms by a German think tank, the Institute for Social Research, usually called the Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt School’s goals were the destruction of Western culture, the Christian religion (and all religion) and, starting in the 1950s with Herbert Marcuse, the white race. One of the tools they developed for attaining these ends is what they called “Critical Theory.”

The term is something of a play on words: the theory is to criticise. By constant, unremitting criticism of every characteristic of “bourgeois” society – the family, the schools, the churches, different social roles for men and women, distinctions between ethnic groups and races, normative heterosexuality – they sought to delegitimitize all aspects of traditional America and Western societies.

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