A month or so ago, I wrote an article about Critical Race Theory. Unfortunately, while I could define it and address its general impact on American society, I did not have real life examples of its devastation at a personal level. Recently, I came across the statement of a Chinese woman, Xi Van Fleet, who lived in China during the Mao Cultural Revolution years. Her comments, made to the Loudoun School Board, are chilling.
“As reported by WTOP, the Chinese woman wasted no time getting to the point, asserting, “I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools. You are now training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history. Growing up in Mao’s China, all of this seems very familiar. The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people; the only difference is they used class instead of race.”
“During the Cultural Revolution, I witnessed students and teachers turn against each other,” she recalled. “We changed school names to be politically correct. We were taught to denounce our heritage. The Red Guards destroyed anything that is not Communist: old statues, books, and anything else.”
She pointed out that in China during the Cultural Revolution, students were also encouraged to report on each other: “We were also encouraged to report on each other, just like the Student Equity Ambassador program and the Bias Reporting System.”
She concluded, “This is, indeed, the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The Critical Race Theory has its roots in cultural Marxism. It should have no place in our schools.”
Although she had only been given one minute to speak, she laid out the critical fundamental problem we are now facing in America. Because cultural Marxism is now politically acceptable in many areas of American society, our Constitution, our heritage, and our basic freedoms are now at risk.
It is important that we as Americans repudiate those who are advocating for the destruction of our founding ideas and ideals. There is no question this will be difficult, but if it is not done now, the difficulty will only increase and spread. Unfortunately, in the various Democrat run cities and in the Democrat run federal government there are serious efforts to make Marxism triumphant. As Americans, we must not let this happen or our society will be destroyed.
One final thought: Mao Tse-Tung is probably the greatest genocidal dictator of the 20th century. Under the guise of glorious Communism, he murdered upwards of 70 million Chinese and enslaved hundreds of millions more.