Critical Race Theory
Over at Hillfaith.org there is a very interesting article with video (below) discussing the four principal tenets of Critical Race Theory. I actually find the title of the article: “THINK ABOUT THIS: Black Pastor Explains Four Basic Tenets of Critical Race Theory” irritating because I don’t see the relevance of his skin color to this pastor’s presentation. It would not matter if his melanin content were other than it is, or if his ancestors hailed from any other continent on the globe. Truth is truth, regardless of who speaks it, just as a lie is still a lie no matter who tells it. It all strikes me as a kind of self conscious pandering which is a concession to the lies the Marxists are wanting us to believe.
Anyhow, here is the Pastor himself, Voddie Bauchman of the Flat Creek Baptist Church. I just wish they had included the rest of his sermon.
So the question has to be asked, what is the point of Critical Race Theory? Yes, sure, to scapegoat Whites in retaliation for evils past and present, real and imagined. It will have the function of compensating for a sense of inferiority that non-Whites are presumed to have: “I’m OK because you are not.” That certainly seems plausible, but your Irascible Correspondent believes there is a deeper, more nefarious reason.
All religious systems rely on a universal mechanism to maintain social harmony as first remarked on by René Girard in his 1972 seminal work “Violence and the Sacred,” which subsequently became the focal point of his professional life. The central thesis of his work is that when the mechanisms in society which moderate envy among its members break down then society begins to come apart which is marked by an increase in violence. The solution is to sacrifice a human victim on whom the entire rage of the society is displaced, which ritual murder then resolves the tension and restores harmonious relations among the members. This bloody mechanism is present in all societies ancient and modern, primitive and sophisticated.
The way out of this cycle, according to Girard, is Christianity, in which a single blameless victim is forever present, drawing to Himself and defusing the ire of the world through all ages. It was this realization that restored him to the Catholic Faith which he had abandoned in the French educational system. For those interested “Violence Unveiled, Humanity at the Crossroads” by Gil Bailie, an erudite and beautifully written exposition of these themes.
In our own land we have seen in our time Christianity greatly diminished and in its place the rise of Marxist Socialism in the guise of “Progressivism,” a religion no less dark and bloody than any of its preceding iterations. In fact, wherever Socialism, or Communism – Socialism in a hurry – has gained control, dissolving the traditional glue of social cohesion is a primary goal, and inevitably the hallmarks of Socialism quickly appear: Famine, Terror, Failure and Mass Murder.
Critical Race Theory appears to prepare the ground for the last of these, Mass Murder. Critical Race Theory is a religious dogma used by the current Communist regime, which is envy based, as they all are, to engender, engorge and direct the anger of supposed victims to designated perpetrators, Whites, working them up into a killing rage in preparation for a killing spree. It is the moral justification for the mass murder of Whites wherever Western Civilization has been displaced by Marxist barbarism. Of course, the fundamental problem is not the Original Sin of Whiteness, but Original Sin itself, which because it cannot be expunged by bloody paroxysms of violence, nor cleansed by the Blood of the One Spotless Victim (since they deny Him), remains to reignite the cycle. Always, the first victims of the cycle of violence are only the first victims, there are always more.
It is this author’s hope and belief that America in on the cusp of another Great Awakening, which alone can restore our nation, and our own souls.
Ask me how
“It is this author’s hope and belief that America in on the cusp of another Great Awakening, which alone can restore our nation, and our own souls.”
How would you then respond to those who believe that our nation is under judgment (Romans 1)–not a pronouncement of forthcoming judgment like Jonah delivered to Ninevah, but actual under judgment? And if it is under judgment, is there hope for the nation (a revival of sorts) or do we then focus our energy on the lost? Your view of Scripture (optimistic postmillennialism or, as some say, pessimistic premillennialism–and I don’t know exactly where the amillennialist would fall) dictates what you believe about the state of our nation, which in turn dictates our actions. While I believe it is very important to educate believers on CRT as you have done, and thank you for that, but it is just as important to give them a sense of direction, action they can take to affect change. This I’m interested in. How can we as Christians affect change just as these organizations have done? Boycott organizations and products that support such cause? Withdraw from the educational institutions that teach such things? I’m really interested in your response.
Jerry, I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Your words suggest that a discussion of a Christian approach to counter revolution is in order; I will work on that. Meanwhile I suggest for your review this week’s post “Tatiana tears ’em up,” it is delicious.
Dr. King’s precept – judge men NOT by the color of their skin but by the content of their character …
That is forever emblazoned in my heart, it is the software that runs on my brain, it is twisted into the double helix of my conservative DNA, it is the warp and woof that make up the fabric of me.
I cannot give that up. I will not give that up. And I will fight for it if I have to.
This Pastor is totally confused. Out right Psychological Bobbly-Do. Probably makes sense back in Africa, not in our Country, founded by our White Forefathers. I’m Hispanic, and admire our Fore-Fathers who wrote our Constitution and Declaration of Independence for all our Citizens. Those , not happy, like this Pastor, can gp find themselves another Country or go start they’re own. This is out-right Maxism. Not interested. Those in Federal Government pushing this crap need to be called out.
Mr. Vargas, it was my impression that this pastor was educating his flock about what CRT is, I did not get the impression that he approved of it. He was framing his argument in a very scholarly way (which I found slightly annoying), and I was disappointed in that the video cut off without a take down of CRT, which I had expected.