“The captive mind and America’s re-segregation.”
An excerpt from the Wall Street Journal essay written by Andrew A. Michta, dean at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, nationwide protests, which quickly turned to riots, have been hijacked by the neo-Marxist Left, morphing into an all-out assault on American cities and institutions. This assault is underpinned by an audacious attempt to rewrite history that turns specific past events into weapons not only to overpower political opponents but also to recast all of American history as a litany of racial transgressions.
‘The current radical trends carry the seeds of violence unseen in the U.S. since the Civil War.’
The radicals have turned race into a lens through which to view the country’s history, and not simply because they are obsessed with race. They have done so because it allows them to identify and separate those groups that deserve affirmation, in their view, and those that do not. What is taking place is the resegregation of America, the endpoint of which will be the rejection of everything the civil-rights movement stood for. …
‘Narratives of oppression’
The ill-named progressivism that has inspired shrill demands to dismantle police forces and destroy statues is only a small manifestation of a massive project aimed at the re-education of the American population. The goal of this project is to negate the story of the American republic and replace it with a tale anchored exclusively in race categories and narratives of oppression. The nature of this exercise, with its sledgehammer rhetoric that obliterates complexities in favor of one-dimensional “correct” interpretations, is as close to Marxist agitprop as one can get. …
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The progressive Left and their allies in the Resistance media would have you believe the Orange Ogre is the racist. Their poison did not just happen; it is taught at the other end of State Street.