The Poisoned Chalice of Critical Race Theory

Fault Lines (cover of Voddie Baucham new book)
Fault Lines (cover of Voddie Baucham new book)

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a Neo-Marxist ideological framework and sociological and psychological toolset for undermining the cultural, social, moral, economic, legal, and political foundations of a people, nation, or government.  

CRT’s primary tool is to exploit or even to fabricate racial grievances, which are built into social injustice narratives supporting Marxist cultural and political objectives. These narratives may have some truth to them, but they are most often built primarily upon subjective “lived experience” and blatant falsehoods that contradict objective facts and reason. Marxists believe that power is the only truth, so subjective “lived experience” and its supporting ideology and train of lies always trump objective truth or moral protest.  This borders on post-modernist philosophies denying objective truth. The Marxist perpetrators of these false narratives often claim that the narratives are a “higher truth” that cannot be seen or understood by white people or their allies, because they don’t have the “lived experience.”

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Perfidy is a word that isn’t in the regular vocabulary of many people.  I came across it many years ago, the context of which now eludes me.  I’m sure that I first read it sometime in the last century, in some wise writer’s discussion of the slimy politicians who infest our nation.  Before exploring how this word has so dominated our modern world, let’s first define the word, perfidy, which comes from the Latin, “perfidia”, which means faithlessness. 

Oxford Dictionary: (noun):  deceitfulness, untrustworthiness;

Webster’s Dictionary: (noun):  the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal; An act or an instance of disloyalty or faithlessness or treachery.

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Salty Sez 2021 06 21 141130A few weeks ago I said some things about the Equality Act Congress is working hard to pass. Now, I want equality myself: equality to say what I want to say and not have it cancelled, equality to say no to an untested vaccine that might eventually prove worse that the virus it is supposedly fighting -- but which some idiotic judge with no medical training says I have to take or my company can fire me. Technically I have no real knowledge of what the Equality Act spells out, but I have enough common sense to know that assuring equality of results is an impossibility, and that saying up is down does not make it true. We may say bad must equal good and dark must equal light, but whose standards are we following when we say it? Personal individuality is a quality built into the American system, and individuality guarantees inequality. It allows every American to use whatever talents he or she has to build his or her potential as far as possible. It is the quality that built this nation into the greatest country this world has known. Any law denying this principle would not be legal under our Constitution – but we-the-people seem to be allowing an unelected administration to pass numerous laws and regulations that are technically unconstitutional. And we, and most of our Supreme Court, seem not to be very interested.

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Like a lot of other Americans, I have been shocked in recent weeks at the number of businesses that cannot find workers. My daughter and I stopped at a fast-food restaurant here in South Bend, Indiana, two weeks ago on our way home from Chicago. After waiting 40 minutes in the drive-thru line, the beleaguered employee at the window handed us our food and apologized profusely. "I'm so sorry. We are way understaffed," he explained. "I have to close the store." This was 5:30 on a Saturday evening. How much money did that particular store lose, having to close for lack of staff in the middle of the dinner hour on a weekend night?

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For sure, Democrats rejoiced as they watched Republicans painfully twist in the wind at the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month, trying to figure out how to position their party on this issue.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel got flak from the right and from the left, as she essentially waved a white flag, declaring Republican Party neutrality on a key issue of our cultural conflicts.

"We will continue to grow our big tent by supporting measures that promote fairness and balance protections for LGBTQ Americans and those with deeply held religious beliefs," she tweeted.

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Remembering John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun, 1822
John C. Calhoun, 1822

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson through Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, arranged for an elaborate Democratic Party dinner to celebrate on April 13, the birthday of Thomas Jefferson and the Jeffersonian principles of the new Democratic Party.  This was held at Brown’s Indian Queen Hotel in Washington.  Political tension was increasing because of the effects of the substantial and controversial tariff increases that had been passed in 1828.  These tariffs favored Northern manufacturers and punished farmers, especially those exporting agricultural products. The tariffs were having the most devastating economic impact on the cotton producing states of the South.  Among these, South Carolina, was suffering the most. 

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As of last September 17, 2020, our nation—the United States of America—had existed as a Constitutional Republic for 233 years, thanks to the wisdom, the faith, the fortitude, and the willingness to reach compromises, on the part of the Founders who signed the 1787 constitution and, a few years later, our Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to that constitution.  During those 233 years our venerable constitution has weathered many attacks against it, and has been amended a total of 27 times.  Despite the hordes of calumnies directed against our constitution by mental midgets and Godless collectivists, and especially against those inspired men who codified many of the God-given rights enshrined therein, it has stood the test of time by providing a national “blueprint” for the governance of our nation through war and peace, through good and bad economic times, through disasters caused by human foibles and corruption, through the shadowy conspiracies of “Un-Americans” who were—and still are-- determined to end this “experiment in self-government” in favor of some form of collectivist coercion. 

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