Biden Administration Set to Push Critical Race Theory on U.S. Schools

The woke revolution in the classroom is about to go federal. In an early but revelatory move, President Biden’s Department of Education has signaled its intent to impose the most radical forms of Critical Race Theory on America’s schools, very much including the 1619 Project and the so-called anti-racism of Ibram X. Kendi. (Kendi’s “anti-racism” — which advocates a massive and indefinite expansion of reverse discrimination — is more like neo-racism.) Biden is obviously co-opting conservatives’ interest in reviving traditional U.S. history and civics to deliver its perfect opposite — federal imposition of the very ideas conservatives aim to combat.

So the Feds are going to push CRT in schools now.  Taking advice from the likes of Ibram X. Kendi.  He is the guy who said, “Institutional racism” and “structural racism” and “systemic racism” are redundant. Racism itself is institutional, structural, and systemic.”  

This is complete rubbish. He acts like he is still in chains and America is only white people. America fought a Civil War over slavery (620,000 casualties), which brought Emancipation and the 14th and 15th Amendments. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation and created the EEOC.  The act gave federal law enforcement agencies the authority to stop racial discrimination in hiring, voting, and the use of public facilities.  So to hear these “intellectuals” talking nonstop about “systemic” racism and discrimination, and pushing their lies about history, and saying racism is a health crisis, and global warming is racist, and white supremacy is everywhere.  Systemic, justice, equity – words used nonstop in today’s society.  I could go on and on and on.  I think I will let Thomas Sowell lay down some truth about slavery instead:

Of all the tragic facts about the history of slavery, the most astonishing to an American today is that, although slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years, nowhere in the world was slavery a controversial issue prior to the 18th century. People of every race and color were enslaved – and enslaved others. White people were still being bought and sold as slaves in the Ottoman Empire, decades after American blacks were freed.

Everyone hated the idea of being a slave but few had any qualms about enslaving others. Slavery was just not an issue, not even among intellectuals, much less among political leaders, until the 18th century – and then it was an issue only in Western civilization. Among those who turned against slavery in the 18th century were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other American leaders. You could research all of the 18th century Africa or Asia or the Middle East without finding any comparable rejection of slavery there. But who is singled out for scathing criticism today? American leaders of the 18th century.

Deciding that slavery was wrong was much easier than deciding what to do with millions of people from another continent, of another race, and without any historical preparation for living as free citizens in a society like that of the United States, where they were 20 percent of the population.

It is clear from the private correspondence of Washington, Jefferson, and many others that their moral rejection of slavery was unambiguous, but the practical question of what to do now had them baffled. That would remain so for more than half a century.

In 1862, a ship carrying slaves from Africa to Cuba, in violation of a ban on the international slave trade, was captured on the high seas by the U.S. Navy. The crew were imprisoned and the captain was hanged in the United States – despite the fact that slavery itself was still legal at the time in Africa, Cuba, and in the United States. What does this tell us? That enslaving people was considered an abomination. But what to do with millions of people who were already enslaved was not equally clear.

That question was finally answered by a war in which one life was lost [620,000 Civil War casualties] for every six people freed [3.9 million]. Maybe that was the only answer. But don’t pretend today that it was an easy answer – or that those who grappled with the dilemma in the 18th century were some special villains when most leaders and most people around the world saw nothing wrong with slavery.

There are an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in the world who are enslaved — physically confined or restrained and forced to work, or controlled through violence, or in some way treated as property.

Therefore, there are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade [11 million total, and about 450,000, or about 4% of the total, who were brought to the United States]. The modern commerce in humans rivals illegal drug trafficking in its global reach—and in the destruction of lives.

– Thomas Sowell, 2003 (https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/thomas-sowell-on-slavery-and-this-fact-there-are-more-slaves-today-than-were-seized-from-africa-in-four-centuries/)

When will the dangerous rhetoric end?  America has paid their debt to black people.  Can’t we all just get along?

Read the full article at: www.nationalreview.com

MLB Caves To Pressure, Moves All Star Game Out Of Atlanta

Major League Baseball will move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta after Georgia passed voting bills that disproportionately affect people of color.

 

A couple of thoughts on Major League Baseball moving the All Star Game

 

I don’t give a shit about Major League Baseball anymore but has anyone even read S.B. 202? For example: the new law does not change Georgia’s Election Day voting hours.  Thirty-four other states require voter ID. The amount of lies being spread by the media is getting out of hand. The Left used to say that corporate money in politics was evil and terrible. Now they insist corporations speak out against policies they (the Left) oppose.

 

President Biden referred to it as “Jim Crow on steroids .” Joe went farther and sought to destroy parts of Georgia’s economy by calling for Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game out of Georgia. 

All he is doing is helping to hurt the Georgia economy and stoke more racial division. Guess who works these baseball games in Atlanta?  Not rich white people.  States set the voting laws, not the President. 

I would tell MLB to cite the specific items they are troubled with and why. Where is the verbiage or evidence that it harms “people of color” differently?  How? This is another example of pandering to minorities to appear woke. I was looking forward to baseball this year, but now baseball is getting involved in politics again (kneeling last year) and that is enough for me.  

Read the full article at: dailycaller.com

There Are Two Types of Narcissist, And The Difference Is Crucial, Researchers Say

In a time when flaunting your best self on social media has become a norm, narcissistic traits seem to be everywhere. 

Narcissism is driven by insecurity, and not an inflated sense of self, finds a new study by a team of psychology researchers. Its research, which offers a more detailed understanding of this long-examined phenomenon, may also explain what motivates the self-focused nature of social media activity.

“For a long time, it was unclear why narcissists engage in unpleasant behaviors, such as self-congratulation, as it actually makes others think less of them,” explains Pascal Wallisch, a clinical associate professor in both New York University’s Department of Psychology and Center for Data Science and the senior author of the paper, which appears in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. “This has become quite prevalent in the age of social media—a behavior that’s been coined ‘flexing’.  

Read the full article at: www.sciencealert.com