Schools, both public and private, have become propaganda centers for the humanist-progressivist-secular worldview, and on May 22 Texas joined several other states in saying, “Enough!”
On that date The Texas Senate joined the Texas House in banning critical race theory from Texas schools. Knowingly or unwittingly those senators and representatives followed the admonition to civil leadership given in Romans 13 to encourage good.
“Texas roundly rejects the ‘woke’ philosophies that espouse that one race or sex is better than another and that someone, by virtue of their race or sex, is innately racist, oppressive, or sexist,” said Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.
Yet this is the worldview promoted through what I call the “Consensus Establishment”—the elites of Information, Entertainment, Academia, Politics, and the Corporate.
These are unitedly determined to force compliance with critical race theory which investigative journalist Christopher Rufo believes “is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy.”
To understand, “it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism,” Rufo said in a Hillsdale College speech March 30. Every Marxist regime “racked up a body count of nearly 100 million of their own people,” and “are remembered for their gulags, show trials, executions, and mass starvations... In practice, Marx’s ideas unleashed man’s darkest brutalities.”
In 1985, hardly anyone would have believed that American public education would become a propagator of Marxist thought. However, this is what a research team revealed through a report in the New York Times, December 1, 1985.
“In compliance with the (Supreme) Court’s decisions, most public schools have banned the teaching of religion,” said the team’s leader, Jonathan Friendly. “In doing so, they have effectively suppressed the teaching of religiously-grounded moral values.”
But if secular schools taught moral values, then the obvious question is ...