The Evil of Critical Race Theory
I am not an African American. I am an American!
When I joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970, I took an oath to the Constitution. I did not take that oath as a black man, but as an American. That oath has no expiration date.
The Left is trying to divide us by race, gender and income to pit us against each other. I love this country, and it makes me angry to see them pushing Marxist, racially divisive, anti-American ideology. They denounce our country as racist, white supremacist, exploitive, imperialist and any other disparaging description they can find.
On the other hand, they praise Cuba and the brutal and murderous Fidel Castro. They justify and defend the Communist Party of China, and the totalitarian dictatorship of Xi Jinping, who imprisons, tortures and kills any Chinese citizen who dares question the government.
They loved Hugo Chavez, who turned Venezuela from a thriving nation of free enterprise into a socialist nightmare which starves and brutalizes its people.
If anyone wonders what the Left wants for America, look at the results of the last year of riots, looting and Black Lives Matter incitement. Crime is at epidemic levels. Elderly people are attacked and beaten. Carjackings are occurring in formerly safe downtown areas. Shootings and murders are increasing dramatically with no relief in sight. One hundred and sixty innocent children have been murdered in street violence since January 2020. Chicago and many our cities have become war zones.
After all the riots, looting and disorder across America last year over alleged police brutality, the result is not justice but skyrocketing crime, violent daylight attacks on innocent people and children killed by bullets flying through their backyards and piercing the walls of their bedrooms. Whether at play or asleep, children in the inner city are not safe.
Black Lives Matter has propagated the big lie that police are the great threat to black citizens, but the blood flows and the body count grows because of black-on-black crime. Police were saving black lives, not taking them. The more the police are pushed aside, the more poor people die because there are not enough cops to protect them. Now that the police have been disparaged, demoralized and defunded, more women are raped, more elderly people are attacked, more homes are broken into and more stores are looted in brazen shoplifting sprees.
This was predictable, but few were willing to say it. I did. While criminals are unleashed to do whatever they want to whomever they want, law-abiding citizens are abandoned by mayors and city councils whose foremost responsibility is public safety. They have abdicated their responsibility and failed their constituents.
STAND was established with a singular purpose -- to save America. We are bringing people together across racial and cultural lines to uphold our Judeo-Christian heritage and culture, our Constitution, individual rights and the liberty given to us by Almighty God.
There are those in our country who want to overthrow our Constitution and way of life and replace it with a Marxist system. More and more Americans are now seeing this for what it is. It is communism in another guise. They can call it equity. They can call it diversity. They can call it inclusion. They can call it social justice. But all of these are all euphemisms for their real agenda of Marxism, socialism and ultimately communism.
Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) which has invaded our colleges and universities and is now spreading to our public schools, is Marxist class warfare camouflaged as racial conflict. I have investigated Critical Race Theory thoroughly. It is godless, Marxist and anti-American. It has been spreading like a virus in our colleges and universities for 40 years. It was being taught by one of its originators, Derek Bell, when I was at Harvard Law School in the late 70s.
This so-called theory, couched in the technical language of pseudo-scholarship, is an evil cult. Like communism, it is a religious system. It doesn’t offer a solution to racial problems; it exacerbates them. It offers a distorted worldview and perverse way of looking at life that fills people with suspicion, bitterness, resentment and hatred. It turns people into perpetual victims or irredeemable oppressors. It sets neighbor against neighbor.
In my view, it is no exaggeration to say that it is a paranoid worldview that creates mass psychological delusion. It uses words and phrases like “systemic” and “structural racism," “unconscious bias” and “micro-aggression” to convince everyone that America is hopelessly racist. It doesn’t matter how decent an individual may be. If he is “white” he is automatically a perpetrator of “white supremacy” and a beneficiary of “white privilege.”
It doesn’t matter how wealthy or influential a black or Hispanic citizen may be, he or she is still a helpless victim. Oprah Winfrey, Lebron James, Spike Lee, Barack and Michelle Obama and the many millionaires and billionaire black citizens are all hopeless victims. This is absurd.
This is why some American Olympian athletes turn their backs on the flag and disrespect the National Anthem. They have been taught by the example of these spoiled elites that America is evil. They have been indoctrinated with the belief that all “people of color” are virtuous victims and all white people are evil oppressors. The real evil is in spreading such racist propaganda.
The Bible I read tells me there is none righteous, no not one. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. No ethnic or racial group has a monopoly on sin and evil, and no group has a monopoly on morality and virtue.
CRT is evil because it teaches the lies that “white people” are inherently bad and oppressors, and “people of color” -- whatever that means -- are virtuous victims of the bad white people. In substance, this is no different from Nazi ideology which taught that all Germans are good and all Jews are bad. CRT is not merely wrong or mistaken. Like Nazism it is morally depraved.
We must debunk these lies.
"People of color" is a false concept designed to divide the world into two racial camps. All people have color. In reality, we all come from the same original human parents. We all bleed the same red blood. We are all imperfect. We all have problems. We all suffer. We all die.
We Americans share a common destiny. As America goes, so go we all. Racial demagoguery and division is national suicide. Teaching our citizens -- especially our young people -- to hate our country leaves us defenseless against our enemies.
Jesus said, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:24-25
For 12 years, STAND has been communicating a message of unity that offers the only hope for America’s future.
In keeping with the theme of unity, we have established September as “Celebrate American History Month.” On September 17, 1787, Congress passed the Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification. They gave us the most successful governing document in the history of mankind.
Constitutions are changed on average every 17 years. Ours has lasted nearly a quarter of a millennium. That is something worth celebrating. Our history is not perfect, but it is the noble, inspiring story of a nation constantly moving toward a more perfect union.
Minority citizens must know this history, not the anti-American polemic they learn in too many of our educational institutions. We created the “Awakening Hearts & Minds Project” to teach these citizens the truth. We are going into the inner cities of our nation, exposing the lies which would convince our minority citizens that they are hopeless victims of a racist White Supremacist America. The Left uses this racist propaganda to maintain power over these populations. It is disgraceful, and we are revealing it for the lying indoctrination that it is.
There is a desperate need for an answer to all of the lies spewed against our country. Not only do we need to teach the nobility of American history, but we must teach the philosophy, principles and ideals that made us the greatest nation in history. I call this “Americanism.” It is an antidote to Marxism, socialism, communism and Critical Race Theory. Americanism debunks the 1619 Project as a work of historical fiction born of hatred for America.
The Left says we built America on slave labor and stolen land. Americanism explains our economic success and our historical greatness. Americanism explains how faith, family, freedom, individual liberty, personal responsibility and Constitutional limits on the power of government have served to unleash the productive and creative capacities of our people. We have contributed more to raising the standard of living than any other economy past or present.
We established the STAND for Law Enforcement Project to support police officers and help communities understand why these men and women are essential to the peace and order of our country and the safety of our citizens.
The Left has the mainstream media to help them. They have Big Tech to push their propaganda. They have most of the major corporations to rubber stamp their radical ideology. And they have George Soros, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg and a number of others to donate millions of dollars to the cause of undermining American pride and patriotism in our Constitutional Republic.
We at STAND have something much better than a bunch of confused, anti-American, spoiled billionaires. We have you -- we the people.
After 12 years upholding the principles that made America great, we are undaunted. This country has done too much for us and means too much to us to give up and allow the Left to take over. We are committed to fighting until we win. We are all in. No compromise. No quitting.
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Time is of the essence. Our country is in crisis. Lawlessness is taking root in the streets of our cities and at the southern border. The Constitution is being shredded using COVID, "social justice" or anything they can conjure as an excuse.
I believe the next two to four years will determine the future of our country for generations to come. We must halt the slide into Marxism, racial division and anti-American ideology. We are going to stand for our Flag, our Anthem and our Constitution. We are going to remain true to our Pledge of Allegiance and our vision for America as “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
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For God & Country,
Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.