An amusing rant by John Hagen on VTDigger seeks to attack “right-wing criticism” of critical race theory. The piece is so rife with untruths that it is a choice piece of writing for sensible Vermonters to examine carefully. The panic of the extremist race-baiters is evident — they are terrified you might learn about CRT for yourselves.
The entire article by Mr. Hagen is a sad effort to discredit those telling the truth. It is the real-life counterpart to the “don’t pay attention to that man behind the curtain” counsel of that Great Wizard who, like CRT, promised everyone a Utopia but couldn’t deliver a dime. Mr. Hagen’s statements reveal the poison of CRT snake oil, and he and others are terrified Vermonters will pause to read the label.
In his efforts to obfuscate, Mr. Hagen extolls the great virtues of critical race theory: “Critical race theory actually exists as a legitimate field of inquiry. It is a graduate-level examination of the role that institutions play in perpetuating systemic racism.” This effort to paint lipstick on swine is hilarious. Comparably, one might portray a convicted sex offender offering lollipops to toddlers as “that legitimate, kindly gentleman examining the role children play in society.” Is Hagen lying, or just grotesquely ignorant of CRT?
The last thing this ideologue wants is for Vermonters to engage in a graduate-level discussion of CRT. This is why he tries to portray any factual discussion as “the right’s corruption of the label of critical race theory.” The entire premise of Hagen’s article is to debase anyone questioning CRT as a child who is telling scary stories at a campfire. He assiduously avoids ever talking about actual doctrine or facts, trying to create vagueness and doubt to distract from actual critical analysis.
But the poetry of Rajnii Eddins, an uneducated CRT agitator sensationalizing the murder of white people for the sin of whiteness, is already in the Essex School District. Students are being segregated by race in Vermont classrooms, in violation of federal law, while Hagen tells stories about fireside fiction to distract parents from those disturbing truths. We can see why CRT advocates wouldn’t want anyone to look behind that curtain they so feverishly seek to protect. If CRT is so “legitimate” and academic, why can’t it take the heat of open discussion? Why does it need liars to defend it, and to hide what it is already doing in Vermont? Let’s talk about the merits of CRT, shall we?
Vermonters, the big lie is that questions about CRT are “right-wing vagueness.” Nope. CRT turns Martin Luther King, Jr. upside-down, and that might be news to Democrats. We all see what is in store for us behind that Fraud-Wizard’s curtain. I suggest Vermonters read Thomas Sowell’s book “Discrimination and Disparities.” This very erudite and well-researched tome, unlike the fear mongering drivel of intellectually vapid CRT lackeys, shreds CRT and its proponents utterly. CRT is a lie from beginning to end, built on hate and endless recrimination — tell that story to your children at bedtime. It is fact.
CRT seeks to eliminate the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. It holds in its “graduate-level examination” that the First Amendment must be abolished, and that the 14th Amendment must be eliminated as a bar to payback against white people for the sins of the past. Don’t listen to me, and don’t listen to Hagen’s shallow ruse to get you to close your ears. Just examine for yourselves what CRT is and what it teaches children. You will see why Hagen tries to deceive using Jabberwocky fables.
Then watch liberal UVM Professor Aaron Kindsvatter’s passionate explication (as a devoted mental health counselor) as to how deeply harmful and abusive it is to instruct children using this pernicious and racist doctrine. Judge for yourselves, Vermonters — find out what Mr. Hagen and the rest of those who have imposed this experiment on our children are hiding. Just look behind that curtain and ask the simple questions. And ask John Hagen if he will compensate our children when the political weaponization of CRT causes them lifelong trauma. Is he willing to put his money where his CRT mouth is and offer responsibility for imposing a “legitimate field of inquiry” on Vermont’s child guinea pigs? We already know how this ends — just look at the eugenics movement or Mao’s revolution. CRT is derived from those same doctrines, as explained by Harvard’s genius Thomas Sowell. Try studying a legitimate graduate-level authority like Sowell instead of learning about CRT from a storytelling dissembler with a political axe to grind. Vermonters have been told too many tall tales.
CRT is a toxic ideological extremism that is as alien to American Democrats as Republicans. Vermont parents will be disturbed by what they learn about CRT, and will be further disturbed at these blatant attempts to dissemble and lie — it is falling apart on the naked emperors.
Please look at what they are hiding. Just ask your school for a copy of its race curriculum, and compare it to the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. We see King’s teachings are reversed by CRT, which judges people not by the content of their character but by the color of their skin. It is a “graduate-level” “field of inquiry” that is deeply offensive to liberal values and damaging to the human psyche. It surely has no place in elementary schools. (That’s why Hagen and the Progressives don’t want Vermont parents to get educated for themselves.)
Hagen’s rant against “right-wingers” reveals how far the extreme left has gone off the reservation of critical thought. CRT can’t endure critical analysis. It doesn’t amount to anything more than an idiotic hypothesis already dead on the doorstep of the proven truths of Constitutional law. It is a fairytale, promising a perfect world but delivering a perfect anti-constitutional, anti-American hell — injustice for all.
Vermonters, please rip down that curtain and see for yourselves what is planned for Vermont’s schoolchildren. CRT wants to take their hearts, brains and courage away from them. Let’s all have a grown-up conversation. No more lies and fairytales.
John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield, and the former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Westfield. © Copyright True North Reports 2021. All rights reserved.