And Republicans are guilty of it!
It’s one of the Rules for Radicals: Accuse the other of that which you are guilty.
Syndicated Washington Post hack Dana Milbank learned Saul Alinsky’s lesson well. The headline in the 06-24-21 WI State Journal is a fair summary of Milbank’s hackery: “GOP just proved critical race theory correct.” (Headline differs in the WaPost.)
How did they do so? By blocking Chuck Schumer’s “landmark voting rights bill.” (Dead Giveaway Alert: Use of the adjective “landmark” means the writer supports the bill, which federalizes elections in the 50 states.) Because (of course!), Republicans want to disenfranchise nonwhite voters by requiring a photo I.D.! (More at “Partly constitutional isn’t enough.”)
Calling everyone a racist if they don’t go along with the agenda is a favorite tactic of the Far Left.
The Babylon Bee got it right: “White liberals watch in amazement as black man acquires I.D.”
At the WI Dept of Public Instruction website: “We call on public library workers to join us in taking the following action steps:“
- Study, amplify, and align with the policy demands of the Movement for Black Lives. Ask yourself: What can the movement’s call to divest from punishment and policing — while investing in long-term safety strategies such as schools, libraries, employment, health, and housing — mean for your library and your community?
- Change library policies that punish and criminalize patron behavior. Invest in alternatives to policing and security guards within library spaces. See, It’s not enough to say Black Lives Matter.
- There are five more “steps.”
‘Pick your target, isolate him’
Another Alinsky mandate! Milbank gets off on U.S. Sen Josh Hawley, R-MO, (a convenient target for the senator’s foolish support of the January 6 insurrection) for stating “Critical race theory is, in fact, very real” and that its adherents “pit whiteness and blackness against each other [to] reduce every American, no matter their character or creed, to their racial identity alone.”
That’s as good a definition of CRT as we’ve come across but Milbank wants microfilm and finger prints.
“Hawley offered zero evidence for his claims, beyond Biden reinstating racial sensitivity training and his nomination of an Indian American woman who taught an anti-racism class in which she used an article claiming “Trump’s election was an example of white supremacy.”
Um, that’s a shooting range full of smoking guns right there, isn’t it? Mr. Milbank? Why would America the Beautiful Deplorable require sensitivity training if we were not all Bull Connor with-a-firehose racist? Plus, vote wrong (Trump) and you’re a racist.
Lions and tigers and Fox News, oh my!
Milbank then plays the Fox News card. Critical race theory has been around for decades in academic circles, Milbank continues “without attracting much attention until Fox News took it up last summer.”
Good on Fox News for reporting what the Washington Post, NY Times (progenitor of the 1619 Project), et al would not! If CRT had been confined to the sociology department, no harm no foul. But it has spread — like the Covid virus — through the schools of education to every K-12 district from Bonduel to Beloit, to Tony Evers’ state agencies and county and city government here in Madison WI. Entire classrooms are being guilt-tripped; business, government, and academia are hiring do-nothing diversity officers who subject the population to re-education camps teaching that showing up on time is a racist white construct.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Critical race theory doesn’t really exist but Republicans are guilty of it just the same because they oppose the Democrats’ “voting-rights bill,” as Milbank frames it (Dead Giveaway Alert #2) that assumes black and brown people are too stupid to obtain free photo identification. 80% of Americans approve of voter I.D., including 62% of Democrats (The Monmouth U poll). Are they all racists, Milbank?