Democrats are attempting to gaslight the American people on the ongoing outrage over divisive Critical Race Theory (CRT) doctrine in government training and public school curricula.
NBC News provides the perfect example of how they're trying to rewrite history and paint anyone who might be concerned over the extremist CRT agenda making its way into every facet of government and corporate diversity training as a racist conspiracy theorist:
New from us: How did Critical Race Theory become the new conservative cause célèbre?— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) June 15, 2021
Anger over the racial justice movement, cross-fertilization with parents upset about Covid response, and a whole lotta help from national groups and media. https://t.co/MvOGJPtcaK
While the efforts vary, they share strategies of disruption, publicity and mobilization. The groups swarm school board meetings, inundate districts with time-consuming public records requests and file lawsuits and federal complaints alleging discrimination against white students. They have become media darlings in conservative circles and made the debate over critical race theory a national issue.
NBC goes on to blame their favorite boogeyman, "Fox News," for amping up the attention on an issue the Left would have preferred to stay under the radar and in the shadows. The last thing they were expecting was for American parents to actually see the divisive and destructive direction their children were being led as they are instructed to acknowledge their "white privilege."
As children in classrooms across the nation are divided into 6-year-old "oppressors" and 6-year-old "pressed," parents are finally saying enough is enough.
Meanwhile, Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, went to a tired playbook when faced with a question about the controversy over CRT training in Virginia schools.
"That's another right-wing conspiracy," he said. "This is totally made up by Donald Trump and Glenn Youngkin. This is who they are. It's a conspiracy theory."
McAuliffe doesn't know any new tricks to deceive Virginia voters into thinking he's not a radical, social justice warrior like so many in the Democratic Party, so he's had to fall back on that Clinton-era golden oldie, "The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy." I mean, why not? It worked so well for Hillary, right?
One big thing is getting in the way of the NBC News and Terry McAuliffe's rewriting of history here. It's a little thing called "The Truth."
NBC News's assertion that concerns over CRT are some kind of "new conservative cause célèbre" that's just being exploited by political opportunists is belied by the fact that many in the conservative commentariat have been warning about this anti-intellectual and demeaning agenda for nearly a decade.
Andrew Breitbart began work on a series of articles about CRT back in early 2012, just before his death. Writers like Alex Marlow, John Nolte, Joel Pollack, Ben Shapiro, Dana Loesch, and this author participated in exposing Prof. Henry Louis Gates's brainchild and how it influenced his favorite student at Harvard, Barack Obama.
Since then, reams of digital content have been written about CRT and its influential grasp on university campuses and in public school classrooms. To suggest that it's some newfangled political trend for angry, dispossessed conservatives is just a flat-out lie.
But, that lie doesn't hold a candle to McAuliffe and his Virginia Democrats.
For months, they've been echoing Terry's ham-handed "right-wing conspiracy theory" slander by denying that CRT had any influence or role in the curricula or the training of public school teachers.
"LCPS is not indoctrinating students using critical race theory. Critical race theory is not a part of the curriculum," said Interim Superintendent Scott Ziegler recently when faced with the uproar from parents in the Northern Virginia DC suburb.
Most corporate propagandists in the mainstream media have taken Ziegler's denials as Gospel truth and repeated his political talking point to paint concerned parents as McAuliffe's "conspiracy theorists."
"Those fragile, white Trumpers are just terrified to lose all their privilege, so they're making up lies about CRT for political weaponry," they'd claim.
No, Loudoun County is not teaching CRT, reports @ardzes.— Ben Paviour (@BPaves) June 16, 2021
"It has become politicized by people who don’t really understand critical race theory," says VCU prof @BelgraveFaye. "They have been using it for political division." https://t.co/C0MGtQyIyM
The lie would've held if it weren't for a pesky bill-paying system in the Loudoun County school district.
Tuesday, an invoice was uncovered that showed that the district paid for something referenced as "Critical Race Theory Development," according to Fox News.
It's the same pattern over and over again:
- The Left pushes a radical agenda upending basic norms of the American culture.
- Conservatives cry foul and push back, rallying talk radio and cable news commentariat to point out the extremism and build support in opposition.
- The media lies and claims that conservatives are "starting a culture war over a conspiracy theory."
Lather, rinse, repeat. Only this time, there are literal receipts exposing their lies. And, this time, they're messing with our children.