Dr. James Lindsay speaks on Marxism at award ceremony honoring Liz Cady

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TAKING ON MARXISM: Author, cultural critic and mathematician Dr. James Lindsay spoke to Vermonters in Montpelier on Friday evening.

MONTPELIER — At a speaking event Friday organized by VT Grassroots, Dr. James Lindsay told an audience gathered at Capitol Plaza that Marxism is having a dangerous influence on American culture and institutions.

“[The ideology] says that you have to radicalize the students, to teach the students and then the colleges and the universities to be radicals,” Lindsay said. “And they get them to teach the theory to these radical organizations that are rising up within those populations.”

Lindsay was selected because of his success as an author and internationally recognized speaker who offers relentless criticism of woke ideology. His book, “Race Marxism: The Truth About Critical Race Theory and Praxis,” has been a bestseller on Amazon since its release in February.

Lindsay suggested that racism is always going to be assumed whenever different groups of people see different outcomes.

“Any time racial inequity surfaces, the explanation will be discrimination,” he said. “In other words we are going to have a ministry of truth — which they are actually creating now separately — that says that the answer to racial difference and outcomes is always discrimination.”

He said Marxists coined the phrase “identity politics” in 1977 and has been used ever since to control vulnerable populations.

“You get corporations to take up identity politics, but not identity politics by the standards that you might assume from the Civil Rights movement,” he said. “… It was not something that Martin Luther King, who died in 1968, ever had on his mind. It’s not the same thing, it’s not the Civil Rights movement.”

During the evening event, Lindsay presented a special ‘Hero With Valor Under Fire’ award to Liz Cady, a former member of the Essex Westford School District board who routinely spoke out against critical race theory and its commonly-seen cloak of “diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Also on hand for the event was Nick Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University in Ohio. Meriwether made national headlines for refusing to use the preferred pronouns of a student — an act that was penalized by the university. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that the school was violating his First Amendment rights.

“The Sixth Circuit ruled that equating reluctance to employ gender identity affirming pronouns with sexism or racism is discriminatory,” he said.

Meriwether said addressing people by a preferred gender rather than their biological one contributes to an ideology that is contrary to free speech.

“You are in fact affirming gender identity ideology, you are not getting around it,” he said.

And, quoting from an email he sent to a fellow faculty member, Meriwether said, “I agree that a state university faculty member should have the freedom to recognize transgenderism. I’m simply exercising the same right.”

Michael Bielawski is a reporter for True North. Send him news tips at bielawski82@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter @TrueNorthMikeB.

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3 thoughts on “Dr. James Lindsay speaks on Marxism at award ceremony honoring Liz Cady

  1. The truth will set you free, too bad Vermonter’s won’t listen or learn, thanks to Dr. Lindsay
    for shedding the light on this matter………………… wake up people !!

  2. Just wanted to say thanks for reporting this, and also thanks to Dr. James Lindsay for speaking out. The only way to defeat this evil is through better education: many well-meaning and good Vermonters may roll their eyes when confronted with this idea unless they have the necessary education to be able to identify the threat.

  3. The largest majority of legislators under the golden dome are Marxist’s and should be thrown out the door and the people of Vermont have to quit voting for Marxist’s.

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