Last month, my colleague Alex Parker posted on a bizarre and troubling story coming from Loudoun County, Virginia, see Virginia School District Tries to Deal With ‘Secret Enemies List’ of Parents Against Critical Race Theory.
The underlying conflict here is an effort by the school administration and some parents to infest the curriculum in the suburban DC county with critical race theory. Critic race theory, in my view, is nothing more than state-sponsored racism and does nothing but play racial groups off against one another for fun and profit. I would also contend that it lowers performance and expectations by teaching Black and Hispanic kids that they can’t succeed because the system is stacked against them and they are victims. It teaches self-loathing in white kids. And it creates a class of oppressors called “white adjacent” that encompasses Asian kids that accuses them of benefitting from being minorities while they support white supremacy. The unintended consequence of this will be felt years down the road when the inevitable backlash hits.
This is what critical race theory produces in the way of instruction; the video is from Loudoun County.
Video footage posted online shows a Virginia high school teacher appearing to berate a student for not acknowledging the race of two girls seen in a presentation slide.
The video, taken from a lecture at a Loudoun County Public School in Ashburn and posted on YouTube, shows a slide with two girls – one, a redheaded white girl, the other, a Black girl – standing back-to-back with the caption, “What is race?”
The teacher asks students what they see in the picture. An unidentified student says he sees “just two people chillin’.”
“Right, just two people. Nothing more to that picture?” the teachers asks.
“Nah, not really. Just two people chillin’,” the student reiterates.
“I don’t believe that you believe that,” the teachers says. “I don’t believe that you look at this as just two people.”
“It truly is just two people though, is it not?” the student replies.
Their back-and-forth continues, with the teacher calling the student “intentionally coy” about what he should be seeing. Eventually, the students asks the teacher if he is goading him into saying that there are two different races in the picture.
“Yes, I am asking you to say that,” the teacher says.
“Well, at the end of the day, wouldn’t that just be feeding into the problem of looking at race instead of just acknowledging them as two normal people?” the student asks.
“No, it’s not. Because you can’t not look at, you can’t look at the people and not acknowledge that there are racial differences,” the teacher says.
In a Facebook post obtained by The Daily Wire, school board member Beth Barts told parents that the video was from an excerpt of a high school class discussion in a “Dual Enrollment College Level English course.”
“Students were exposed to different literacy theories as a way of critiquing different pieces of literature. (Critical Race Theory) was an example of a theory that can be applied to literary criticism,” she wrote. “Other theories such as structuralism, deconstructionism, and feminism were also shared.”
Loudoun County was, at one time, a fairly conservative county that seems, these days, to aspire to be the San Francisco of the East Coast. It was also center-of-gravity in the idiotic effort to ban Dr. Seuss books because they are racist. A lot of parents banded together to try to stop the imposition of this odious theory upon their children. Our own Mike Miller did a deep dive into the cesspool of critical race theory and the resistance it is generating in VA Teacher WRECKS School Board, Critical Race Theory: ‘You DO NOT Speak for the US’ (Watch).
This Loudoun County, Virginia teacher delivered withering remarks against Critical Race Theory indoctrination at the latest School Board meeting.
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) March 12, 2021
The nasty little Chardonnay Antifa* of Loudoun County were not happy. So they did what Antifa do everywhere; they got together to plot how to retaliate against the opposition by trying to falsely label them as racists and damage their employment. This is from a Facebook group run by these people, as reported by the Daily Wire:
This is a call for volunteers to combat the anti-CRT activities of the P.A.C.T. folks, the stoplcpscrt website, and the like. Looking for folks who are interested in volunteering to organize, lead, execute, and donate regarding the following points:
- Gather information (community mailing lists, list of folks who are in charge of the anti-CRT movement, lists of local lawmakers/folks in charge)
- Infiltrate (create fake online profiles and join these groups to collect and communicate information, hackers who can either shut down their websites or redirect them to pro-CRT/anti-racist informational webpages)
- Spread information (expose these people publicly, create online petitions, create counter-mailings)
- Find a way to gather donations for these efforts. Volunteering is great, but these activities can be costly and not everyone has extra funds readily available
Anyone who is interested in this, please feel free to comment here or PM me directly and indicate what you can help with. Then we can hold a kickoff call and start on action items.
There is much more in that vein where an enemies list is compiled, and means of harming those enemies reputationally and professionally are discussed.
As if to make sure that everyone knew she was not joking, Jen Morse, who works for the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators and is, according to The Daily Wire, the author of the above Facebook post, repeated, “Anyone know any hackers?”
Now, according to reports, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the posts to see if our daring band of Chardonnay Antifa committed any crimes.
I’m not holding my breath awaiting a SWAT team hauling some of these clowns out of their homes by their hair, though that is an amusing thought. Still, hopefully, the discomfort and inconvenience of dealing with police investigators and paying for legal representation will have some value. As we know, the process can be the punishment. I’m sure had any conservative actively solicited a hacker to illegally access the website of an opposing group been outed in this manner, they would have been arrested by now for solicitation to commit a felony.
The key takeaway here is that we are no longer one country with a diversity of political viewpoints. We are actually one geographical entity that is home to two major political traditions that have nothing in common with one another. On the one hand, you have people who believe in the Constitution and debate and the values upon which the nation was built. On the other hand, you have heirs to Lenin and Stalin. People who are perfectly comfortable with attempting to deprive their political opponents of their livelihoods and reputations…for now. It doesn’t take very much imagination to see how this bunch transitions to physical violence in the same way as their counterparts in Portland and Seattle have. That point will come whether we shut down this grotesque critical race theory and they become desperate and enraged at their loss of if they are successful and they decide that depriving people of property and the ability to participate in the political process is no longer sufficient to attain their goals.
* Props to my brother-in-law for introducing me to the term “Chardonnay Antifa” because nothing more precisely describes the mindless, self-righteous viciousness of these assclowns.