Systemic leftist indoctrination of America's next generation
By Mark Alexander
The socialist Democrat Party's short-term strategy to establish perennial majorities in the executive and legislative branches could be achieved most directly by House Resolution 1, which bears a laughably contrarian name — the "For the People Act." Having passed in the House in March on a near-party-line vote, this scheme to legalize the Demos' bulk-mail ballot fraud nationwide is now before the Senate (S1).
This corrupt assault on our Constitution could become law if Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can pull together sufficient bribes to get the pivotal vote of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). That would split the Senate vote 50-50 and Veep Kamala Harris would step in to cast the tiebreaker.
The Left's bulk-mail ballot strategy is the most perilous legislative threat to the future of American Liberty now under active consideration.
But there is a much more insidious cultural threat now looming on the horizon.
Democrats know the future of their political fortunes and statist objectives rest on the institutionalization of ignorance and subservience, and to achieve that objective, they relentlessly inject government schools with leftist curricula.
The model for their Marxist indoctrination strategy is simple — as socialist protagonist Vladimir Lenin declared, "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Unable to exercise Vlady's total dictatorial control over the education of the young, for decades the Left has instead been incrementally infusing America's young minds with increasing levels of leftist indoctrination, preparing them to become the core cadres of useful idiots in the next generation.
But the seeds they are now sowing will produce much more invasive weeds — the Kudzu Effect.
The unifying characteristic of this emerging generation of misinformed leftist lemmings — Western apologists for Marxist-Leninist-Maoist collectivism and the statist political and economic agendas to perpetuate it — is that they exhibit a mosaic of leftist pathologies rendering them dependent on statism and the false promise of "equity," which is most assuredly not equality.
The current manifestations of these Demo dependencies are the so-called "antifa movement" of self-styled "anti-fascist" fascists and, of much more significance, the Marxist so-called "Black Lives Matter" radicals.
These young leftists fear Liberty and loathe those who defend it. They are supported by emotionally incontinent white-privilege Democrats, many of whom are themselves the effluent of wealthy leftists.
But the next generation of these socialists, a generation that will be far more consequential than the current malcontents, are being indoctrinated now.
Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day."
So how best to erode such enlightenment in order to advance statist tyranny and oppression?
Under the banner of "equity," the most insidious curriculum being implemented by the Left in K-12 classrooms is "Critical Race Theory" (CRT), being served up with a side of the New York Times's revisionist 1619 Project, which is replacing our nation's genuine founding history with a fake racist narrative.
Ostensibly, as part of his effort to eradicate the mythical "systemic racism" monster, Biden and his race-hustlers are endeavoring to force-feed elementary, middle, and high schools their racist CRT curricula by promoting them as "civics education."
Part of the Biden agenda is to offset the growing conservative effort to reintroduce genuine civics classes that promote a historically factual understanding of American history — which, as I noted previously, would be antithetical to the Left's statist control agenda.
Fact is, the most consequential "systemic racism" in America is the institutionalization of Democrat social policies, which have enslaved poor black citizens on Demo-controlled urban poverty plantations for generations. The Democrat Party platform has, by design, kept poor people in bondage to the welfare state and is, consequently, the most enduring monument to racial exploitation in America.
To that end, Cardona is implementing "education grants" to schools that must then teach about "systemic marginalization, biases, inequities, and discriminatory policy and practice in American history" and "support the creation of learning environments that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, and experiences of all students; and contribute to inclusive, supportive, and identity-safe learning environments."
Articulating the GOP objections, Sen. Mitch McConnell and 39 GOP senators wrote a letter to Cardona exposing the 1619 curriculum for what it is — "divisive nonsense."
Accordingly, they declared: "This campaign to 'reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding' has become infamous for putting ill-informed advocacy ahead of historical accuracy. Actual, trained, credentialed historians with diverse political views have debunked the project's many factual and historical errors. ... Americans do not need or want their tax dollars diverted from promoting the principles that unite our nation toward promoting radical ideologies meant to divide us. This trend is already sweeping through K-12 schools nationwide in absurd ways. ... Families did not ask for this divisive nonsense. Voters did not vote for it. Americans never decided our children should be taught that our country is inherently evil. ... Young Americans deserve a rigorous understanding of civics and American history. They need to understand both our successes and our failures. Our nation's youth do not need activist indoctrination that fixates solely on past flaws and splits our nation into divided camps."
In the House, Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC) advised Cardona: "It is counterproductive and even dangerous to allow our vulnerable school children to be taught the falsehoods prevalent in the 1619 Project. ... Moreover, the 1619 Project is a racially divisive revisionist account of history. ... We should never prioritize educational grants for schools that promote attacks on the principles enshrined in our Constitution."
There is also substantial pushback emerging at the state level and the courts.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation effectively banning CRT from classrooms — a good model for other states. Another Florida bill will empower students to challenge professors promoting CRT and other "woke" garbage.
And there are legal challenges to CRT being prepared in other states.
There are good, succinct resources for better understanding what CRT is and the indoctrination objectives of embedding such spurious curricula in our schools.
On our site, read "Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It." Additionally, see our Primer on Critical Race Theory, a summation of civil rights attorney Peter Kirsanow's assessment of CRT, and "Systemic Racism Is a Conspiracy Theory Cult" by Daniel Greenfield.
Another excellent resource is a five-minute video from PragerU, "What Is Critical Race Theory?"
In addition, American Enterprise Institute's Peter Wallison has a concise editorial on CRT: "The enemy of reason, evidence, and open debate."
To better understand how insidious the "equity" catch-all is, go straight to the source — The Equity Collaborative, a firm that monetizes CRT programs. Local school systems are dishing out millions of taxpayer dollars for these indoctrination curricula.
Finally, last week I featured a letter from Andrew Gutmann, father of a student at Manhattan's elite Brearley girls school and one of a growing number of parents rejecting CRT in their children's school — a letter that parents of any child in any school, public or private, should read.
This week I draw your attention to another letter, this one from a now-former teacher, Paul Rossi, who went public with his letter regarding the CRT curriculum in his school. Again, every parent should read Rossi's letter, "I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated."
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.