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    April 7, 2021

    Critical Race Theory joins loathsome 18th-century racist pseudosciences

    By Joe Herring

    There is an interesting (and telling) consequence of the propagation of Critical Race Theory (CRT) throughout the collective American intellect, creating a dissonance that fuels the continuation of the very ideas CRT claims to banish.

    The elements and expressions of racism alleged by CRT to be inextricably woven into the fabric of American society have indeed existed in the past, and some elements have survived to the present day. However, CRT misplaces blame for both origin and perpetuation of the offensive constructs and prescribes remedies that ensure that these pernicious mindsets never leave the public's consciousness.
    The 17th- and 18th-century arguments made to justify not only slavery, but ill treatment of blacks in general were based on assumptions of racially determinable measures of inferiority. It was widely held that blacks were intellectually inferior to whites, needing the "firm hand" of slavery to guide them toward a productive life, as they were genetically incapable of charting a successful course on their own. This paternalistic view suffused much of the scholarship of that era, leading to a raft of pseudo-sciences dedicated to the illustration of racial inferiority and the bolstering of the slavery-as-benevolence myth.
    CRT recognizes all this; indeed, proponents of CRT study these constructs with intense effort. Yet...
    They fail to make the connection between the offensive "benevolent slavery" argument of two centuries prior and the continuation of that same construct through the bigotry of low expectations that animates the welfare state and all left-wing racial policymaking.

    The racially based carveouts that are the hallmark of social policy since LBJ find their foundation in the same false assumptions of inferiority so dutifully cited by centuries of slaveholders.

    While the belief that blacks cannot succeed without the assistance and blessing of whites (delivered through government programs and countless "awareness" efforts) is justified today as a rebalancing of the scales to make up for past discrimination, the utter lack of demonstrable need (employed, educated or skilled blacks in intact families achieve at the same level as comparable whites) peels back the wallpaper, revealing the ugliness of assumed inferiority, still with us, still exerting influence via leftist agitation.

    The advocates of CRT studiously ignore this link, as acknowledgment of it would undermine their arguments for reparations and regimes of racial preference, and properly shift the responsibility for consistently poor inner-city black achievement to voluntarily adopted cultural behaviors and away from presumed "systemic racism."
    But this is only part of the story. The worst errors of CRT are found in its treatment of white "being." To the CRT adherent, white people are inherently racist, with that trait so deeply ingrained in the "being" of the Caucasian that he is entirely unaware of it, even while engaging in it.
    Whites need to understand their inborn prejudice before they can address the "systemic racism" that flows from it. Under the rubric of CRT, whites are inferior in racial awareness and require the "firm hand" of woke masters to lead a productive life, which, according to CRT, they are genetically incapable of doing unaided. Sound familiar?
    Critical Race Theory is nothing less than the mirror image of the vulgar pseudo-sciences once used to justify the enslavement of other human beings. It is equally repulsive.
    As we no longer believe the nonsense proffered by 18th-century racial science, we should reject with equal vigor its 21st-century revival, albeit reversed in application.
    Critical Race Theory is just another racist construct used to justify mistreatment of others based solely on the color of their skin.

    The author welcomes visitors to his website, www.dailyherring.com.
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    "Critical Race Theory is nothing less than the mirror image of the vulgar pseudo-sciences once used to justify the enslavement of other human beings. It is equally repulsive."

    Sounds right to me, but, of course, I'm white and "whites are inferior in racial awareness ", so....

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    Part of the noise about racial stuff, is that most folks are assuming that there were no people on earth before Adam & Eve, and that we are all descendants of him; And that is not true.
    Adam was created as a race/kind, and the other kinds of people were created according to their kind.
    Seems to me, that the real issue is our genetic kind, vs. all the genetic mixing confusion pressure being advocated.
    This is especially true when one takes note of the fact that the Flood that Noah survived was not world wide, but was designed to kill off a mixing of the Adamic kind with the other kinds in existence. Each kind of people should have their own nation, instead of being subjected to genetic mixing that so much resembles what caused Noah's flood event. Each kind of people has a genetic make up designed for them, just as animals have their own genetic kind, so that lions don't mate with wolves, and sparrows don't mate with chickens, and so on. Dogs mate with other dogs, yes; And dogs are dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan88 View Post
    Part of the noise about racial stuff, is that most folks are assuming that there were no people on earth before Adam & Eve, and that we are all descendants of him; And that is not true.
    Adam was created as a race/kind, and the other kinds of people were created according to their kind.
    Seems to me, that the real issue is our genetic kind, vs. all the genetic mixing confusion pressure being advocated.
    This is especially true when one takes note of the fact that the Flood that Noah survived was not world wide, but was designed to kill off a mixing of the Adamic kind with the other kinds in existence. Each kind of people should have their own nation, instead of being subjected to genetic mixing that so much resembles what caused Noah's flood event. Each kind of people has a genetic make up designed for them, just as animals have their own genetic kind, so that lions don't mate with wolves, and sparrows don't mate with chickens, and so on. Dogs mate with other dogs, yes; And dogs are dogs.
    so you are racist.

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    Anyone who claims to condemn critical race theory but then goes on to preach that whites need to learn, blah blah blah the n, is a supporter of critical race theory. They're nothing more than prejudice racist to hate white people and want right people to hate themselves. I will not listen to a word anyone says when they tell me that I am supposed to learn to do x based on the color of my skin. But then completely absolves every other skin color of having to learn or do anything.
    I absolutely refuse to hate myself or anyone else based on the color of their skin.

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    As I've noted over the years South Africa was the proving ground for CRT which includes little or no jail time for blk on white crime and excessive sentences for any infraction by whites. This is where we are today in the US
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    Wow! Big Thanks to Lenno for the video on the Rhodesia farmer who returned to find such happiness.
    Brought tears to my eyes. It was cooperation, not some amalgamation.
    Folks in Rhodesia/Zimbawae may be way ahead of 21st century Yankeestan.

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    I've been trying to tell folks here that our future is what happened in SA and lower africa.................and as you can see the USA took the play book to do it here and is going full on anal with the program.........................the illegal immigrants coming across our borders will get low or no interest loans on homes confiscated from our middle class white folks, and no I am not a racist, hell I'm a half breed myself, but I have traveled the world and old enough to remember the world I was born into and it is not what I see in this country now..................and seeing the damage big joe has done in three months what do you think this country will look like in 4 years if we make it that long...........long term advice from me is if you are not going to do anything to save your country learn chinese

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