Critical Race Theory is all over the news right now, particularly how terrible it is that Republicans want to ban it from being taught in school, with many people saying Republicans can’t even define it.
Critical Race Theory is just the racial branch of Critical Theory.
Critical Theory is a field of study that comes straight from the teachings of Karl Marx.
This is the simplest way to explain it:
Marx wanted a socialist revolution, where the lower classes would rise up against the upper class and take their stuff.
Marxists needed to foment enough class division to kick off that revolution.
Critical Theory is the academic application of Marxism where students are taught to be critical of everything in society by teaching them only the bad parts about it.
The thesis is everything that society is made up of two groups, oppressors and the oppressed. Everything that is “good” is good because the oppressors say it’s so, and everything that is “bad” is bad only because the oppressors say it’s so.
Traditional Marxism focused on socioeconomic class.
Modern Critical Theory breaks it up into every possible division, socioeconomic class, race, gender, sexuality, etc.
Critical Literary Theory says the great works of literature are only great because they were written by the oppressor class, i.e., white men, and teaches only to be critical of the books because of who the writers are.
The idea of “decolonize your bookshelf” means to read only works by authors who are not white men, entirely because they are not white men.
Queer Theory pits LGBT people against straight people.
Feminist Theory pits women against men.
Critical Race Theory pits BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) against white people.
It invokes only the worst stereotypes and caricatures and teaches hate and division.
This is absolutely the core of Critical Theory.
Critical Race Theory is so effective today because America is on the cusp of being, and is in its larger cities, a majority-minority country, i.e., the majority of the population is made up of minorities.
Hence why BIPOC is a buzzword in Critical Race Theory. There is no unifying BIPOC identity. What does a black person descended from slaves have in common with a Chinese-America whose family came to California in the 1800s, or a Japenese-American whose family came here in the 1980s, or a Mexican-American whose family has been in Texas since Texas joined the Union, or a Cuban-American who came here after the Cuban Revolution, and I could go on like this all day.
Nothing, except that Critical Race Theory wants to lump all these people together and teach them they are oppressed because all put together they outnumber white people.
We saw this during the Russian Revolution where the poorer peasants were taught to hate the slightly wealthier peasants, calling them Kulaks, and engaged in the systematic destruction of the Kulaks, sending them to Gulags and then murdering them.
While the AP Stylebook announced it will “capitalize Black in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense, conveying an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa.”
Social Media has reduced white for white people down to “yt” which is even more dehumanizing.
Dehumanizing a group and encouraging hatred of that group is the goal.
And what is the first manifestation of rampant dehumanization?
Casual violence against that group.
History shows us where this goes.
Small acts of violence metastasize into big acts of violence.
Pogroms agasint the Jews.
Mobs of Turks beating, raping, and destroying the homes of Armenian Christians.
The massacre of the Tutis by the Hutus.
What needs to be remembered is that most genocides didn’t occur like the Holocaust. That was unique in that it was carried out in a highly organized and mechanized way by a uniformed military. That is very German.
Most genocides, like the Armenian genocide, the Tutsi genocide, Jews at the hands of the Arabs, the partition of Inida, the Rape of Nanjing, were much more of a murderous free-for-all.
We have already seen groups like Antifa go into mostly white suburban neighborhoods and harass people.
The next stage of evolution is an angry mob going into a neighborhood to commit arson, beatings, and murder.
America used to be an exceptional place where we had racial and ethnic divisions that, while imperfect, were still largely better than anywhere else in the world which routinely broke out into sectarian, ethic, and tribal violence with death tolls in the tens of thousands to millions.
With the deliberate injection of Marxism into America, that exceptionalism is coming to an end, and pogroms and Tusi-massacre-like mobs are on the horizon.