It is no secret that Vermont is one of the least-churched states in America, and generally proud of it. Today’s leftist extremism seeks to morph established religious freedoms such that “separation of church and state” means not a government tolerance, but elimination, of all religions (particularly Christianity) from all public spaces. Sunday schools in Christian churches are indeed growing under the realizations sown by COVID. But Sunday school for the new left-wing secular cult is alive and well — taught five days a week, all day long, in public schools.
When Roe v Wade became the law of the land in 1973, public schools taught that “abortion is legal,” not (as now) “abortion is good.” The first statement (one of fact) has been displaced by a moral absolute, by the secular majority that holds as an absolute truth that morality is “relative” and that there is no absolute truth. This circuitous fallacy appears lost on Vermont’s public school system, which has launched a devilish inculcation of its bizarre and unscientific “New Morality” on very young children — without conferring with parents.
Similarly, gay marriage was made the law of the land, and now children are taught not that ‘gay marriage is legal’ but that ‘homosexuality is morally equivalent to heterosexuality.’ As if that didn’t sufficiently incur into the moral realm, Vermont schools are now saying gender itself is ‘fluid,’ that there are perhaps a hundred genders to choose from, and all children will be taught — five days a week, at whatever age, and whether or not parents approve — that they can ‘pick’ a gender that differs from their anatomical biology. More, that gender can change hourly, and everyone had better give them attention as they choose, moment by moment, how they feel genderifically.
There is no settled science on this shift — nor is there settled law. Transgenderism, drag queens, sexual awareness of ‘the biological primacy of the sexual act,’ instruction about various sexual practices — these are all the stuff of the novel, expressly moral, molding of children in Vermont schools now.
Let us not forget the instruction that all white people are racist (but no black people can be), and that today’s children must atone for the unproven (because it is patently false) “systemic racism” for which they and their parents have been condemned. History is being re-written: Vermont farmers pushed blacks off their lands using sharecropping laws, according to a statute introduced this year. Statistics are perverted to justify the new moral cause — anti-racism.
But this ‘social justice racism’ is just a new supremacy, and eugenics-like DNA determinant, packaged in fancy-sounding yet delusional jargon. In eliminating the Judeo-Christian creed of equality, personal responsibility, and the rule of law, social justice substitutes an endless tribal (racist) warfare that seeks endless retribution and punishment — not repentance and forgiveness. It is not logical: it rejects logic itself in favor of feelings.
This is the opposite of rationalism, and it is certainly not scientific. It is a cult, creating its sacred texts as it goes along, discarding them in favor of new power-enabling rationalizations when those serve to impose a new totalitarian religion, in grotesque violation of the United States Constitution it desires to eliminate.
Freedom of religion means one faith (including the Social Justice Cult) should not be imposed on others’ children using government structures (such as schools). Imagine the howls of fury in Vermont if MAGA flags (which affirm the Constitution and Judeo-Christian creed) were displayed at public schools, and on public buildings. Might the left argue that was partisan?
Children are not just being ‘taught’: they are being ‘activated’ for the militant (and patently unjust) work of anti-racist agitation and attacks on others. So much for “agree to disagree.” There can only be one creed, one media, one Party, one cult: that is visibly before us. This is indeed a watershed moment for our state and nation — but non-adherents to the new religion are not permitted to question its edicts.
In his book “Why Social Justice is not Biblical Justice,” Scott David Allen describes what Vermonters witness unfolding in their schools:
Ideological social justice is a highly moral movement. Some have even described the movement as “puritanical.” It has a finely defined sense of right and wrong, and its followers relish the righteousness and moral purity the ideology affords them. What does this “morality” look like? It certainly doesn’t involve what historically were considered virtues – things like honesty, kindness, charity, patience, forgiveness, marital fidelity, modesty, or civility. No, it means one thing: overturning oppressive systems and liberating marginalized groups. (p. 118)
That our children are being oppressively enslaved and marginalized for whiteness is evident. I was raised liberal but have shifted through study to conservatism — but I would never want my children indoctrinated into a solely conservative worldview. More, this toxic cult hates the liberal values it seeks to destroy — tolerance, freedom of thought and expression, desegregation, Martin Luther King. This is not about liberals versus conservatives: this is about social justice warriors against everybody else.
Social Justice acolytes are willing to brainwash other people’s children, even using artificial intelligence, computer programs that create addiction or anxiety, and algorithms that will track social and emotional behaviors so selected children can be “reprogrammed.”
Says Scott David Allen:
The movement is also very aggressive in its efforts to impose its morality on others. It obsesses over maintaining a sense of moral purity, not only within its own ranks, but also imposing it on everyone else, not only through social media shaming and mobbing, but increasingly by leveraging private and public authorities to impose rules and regulations and to levy punishments on evildoers…. If you are part of the oppressor group, expect your transgressions to be highlighted. Even the slightest offense or “microaggression” will be “called out” and held against you. If you are a member of a victim group, your transgressions (and the victims of your transgressions) will be largely ignored. (pp. 118, 119)
The new cult is revealing its multiple hideous heads to Vermont parents, who have been compelled to finance this radical experimentation and “incultation” of their children. As parents ‘wake’ to what is already in place, they may reconsider enrolling their kids in this five-day-a-week Secular Sunday School.
One need not be a Christian to oppose this harmful cult — the tenets of CRT do not accord any better with those of Jews, Buddhists, Muslims or Hindus. It cannot coexist: like all religions, it insists that it’s path is the only way to a new perfect world. We can see that terrible world unfolding in street riots, assaults, cancelling, firing, discriminating — hating.
Five days a week.
John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield. © Copyright True North Reports 2021. All rights reserved.