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Mom who survived Mao’s China calls critical race theory America’s Cultural Revolution​

By Lee Brown
June 10, 2021 | 12:34pm |

“Critical race theory has its roots in cultural Marxism — it should have no place in our schools,” Xi Van Fleet said to cheers and applause at a Tuesday meeting of the progressive Loudoun County School Board.

“You are now teaching, training our children, to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history,” she told the meeting of the district already bitterly divided for pushing the policy that critics accuse of itself being racist.

“Growing up in Mao’s China, all of this seems very familiar,” insisted the mom, who finally fled China when she was 26.

“The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people. The only difference is they used class instead of race,” she said.

The mom — whose son graduated from Loudoun High School in 2015 — compared the current division in the US to her experience growing up under Mao Zedong, one of the most brutal rulers in history until his death in 1979.

She recalled seeing “students and teachers turn against each other,” and school names being changed “to be politically correct” as they were “taught to denounce our heritage.”

Mao Zedong brutally ruled China until his death in 1979.
“The Red Guards destroyed anything that is not Communist — statues, books and anything else,” she said.

“We were also encouraged to report on each other, just like the Student Equity Ambassador program and the bias reporting system,” she said of systems that other parents have sued over.

Link to full article: Mom who survived Mao’s China calls critical race theory America’s Cultural Revolution
Superb comparison.

It's time people saw all this for what it is.
 
It's not even a comparison. It's exactly the same thing. Welcome to the neo-Marxist global takeover. Half a century of keeping the Reds from under the bed totally wasted. And all ably assisted by our own people. Traitors all.
 
...............aaaand before we know it the name will be changed to Steve Biko College.

Different time, different era, things change, and move on. Everyone has flaws, Churchill was no different. I seriously hope that this is not the thin end of the wedge being positioned by some silly children looking to have Churchill eased out of history.
Surely Robert Mugabe college....
 
Surely Robert Mugabe college....

No, they named the outdoor khazi in his honour.............it would be crass to name two things after one individual on the same site. Not that Mugabe or his huur (who seems to spend most weekends flying to and from Paris on the official jet so that she can go shopping for designer clothes) give a shit, allegedly.
 
I remember calling the university woke agendas out in 2017.
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"What do you think now then @Sixty and @rampant ? How's the destruction of the Classics under the guise of racism going?

The American universities seem to have completely lost the plot. Most of their History courses are obsessed with revisionist race and gender studies
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Another update from that last post.



It's about time we all realised that Western universities, especially in the humanities in the US, are fast becoming Marxist ponzi schemes. They now brainwash the youth into radical lefties by embedding identity politics into everything and demonising Western civilisation.

Harvard also has an absurd system where they place race above intelligence and ability, I'm sure that will work well. Oxbridge probably has something similar.
 
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The other Cambridge Colleges should follow suit:

Jesus - a bit of a wrong un.
Emmanuel - named after a porn film
Magdalene - biblical hooker
Queens’ - bit homophobic
 
The other Cambridge Colleges should follow suit:

Jesus - a bit of a wrong un.
Emmanuel - named after a porn film
Magdalene - biblical hooker
Queens’ - bit homophobic
Trinity will have to go founded by Henry VIII who hasn’t got a stellar reputation with regards to his treatment of women.

Christ’s, see above.

Corpus Christi see above.

Darwin, dodgy views on equality.

Fitzwilliam, appropriated the name of 7th Viscount, who was reputed to have had a 15 year old mistress.


I think @Euclid you may have stumbled upon a problem here Cambridge University needs to sort out it’s constituent college names.
 

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A pretty depressing example of the way in which some institutions are losing the plot, and failing to place a person's outlook in historical context. Shameful IMHO.

The government said that it would be stopping this sort of thing happening.
 
Trinity will have to go founded by Henry VIII who hasn’t got a stellar reputation with regards to his treatment of women.

Christ’s, see above.

Corpus Christi see above.

Darwin, dodgy views on equality.

Fitzwilliam, appropriated the name of 7th Viscount, who was reputed to have had a 15 year old mistress.


I think @Euclid you may have stumbled upon a problem here Cambridge University needs to sort out it’s constituent college names.
Time to put FitzMichael back in FitzWilliam college.

And also burn Downing to the ground seeing as neo-Nazi Nick Griffin went there.
 

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I keep hearing about the pendulum swinging, but I'm not seeing any evidence of such. The swivel eyed, frothy-mouthed left seem to be winning battles all over - whether it's Twitter, collegial institutions or the news services.

I'd like to think it is as people tell me - a few vociferous nutjobs, but I think it is much more prevalent than that. I fear for this country's future.
 
It feels like we're in the countdown to the Wokist Year Zero. Frankly, a grown up needs to get a grip of the entire university system.

A good start would be to cut funding to the pernicious pseudo-academic Gender/Peace/Women's Studies etc. Don't fund these departments with public money and don't provide student loans to would-be undergraduates. Let the Marxist hate factories wither on the vine.

Make it plain to all the universities that their charitable status is ultimately a privilege - not a right. If they don't take active measures to protect - and encourage - freedom of speech, it will cost them financially.

Scrap all the mickey mouse degrees and introduce some real academic rigour. 'Uni' has become a middle class right of passage for youths who want to extend their childhoods into their mid-twenties. This is entirely unhealthy for society. Unless somebody has a strong calling to a particular profession, or a burning interest in a genuine academic discipline, there is no reason to go to university (at least as an 18 or 19 year old). I reckon that most young adults would be better off in the workplace during their formative years. Let them get a university education when they are eventually mature enough to appreciate the value of it.

On the subject of the nasty racist Churchill: It's telling that one of the most popular Christian names for a generation of West Indians was Winston.
 
I'd like to think it is as people tell me - a few vociferous nutjobs, but I think it is much more prevalent than that. I fear for this country's future.

A bit late to start fearing - This has been going on for 30 + years.

I doubt very much that this particular genie is going back in the bottle.
 
It feels like we're in the countdown to the Wokist Year Zero. Frankly, a grown up needs to get a grip of the entire university system.

A good start would be to cut funding to the pernicious pseudo-academic Gender/Peace/Women's Studies etc. Don't fund these departments with public money and don't provide student loans to would-be undergraduates. Let the Marxist hate factories wither on the vine.

Make it plain to all the universities that their charitable status is ultimately a privilege - not a right. If they don't take active measures to protect - and encourage - freedom of speech, it will cost them financially.

Scrap all the mickey mouse degrees and introduce some real academic rigour. 'Uni' has become a middle class right of passage for youths who want to extend their childhoods into their mid-twenties. This is entirely unhealthy for society. Unless somebody has a strong calling to a particular profession, or a burning interest in a genuine academic discipline, there is no reason to go to university (at least as an 18 or 19 year old). I reckon that most young adults would be better off in the workplace during their formative years. Let them get a university education when they are eventually mature enough to appreciate the value of it.

On the subject of the nasty racist Churchill: It's telling that one of the most popular Christian names for a generation of West Indians was Winston.
I've long been of the opinion that a student with the intellectual vigour and drive to study the hard-and much needed- subjects such medicine, engineering, the ologies and so on should not have to be worrying about paying back loans once graduated and in employment.
On the other hand, the wishy washy subjects should have their costs doubled to finance the useful cohort.
 
I've long been of the opinion that a student with the intellectual vigour and drive to study the hard-and much needed- subjects such medicine, engineering, the ologies and so on should not have to be worrying about paying back loans once graduated and in employment.
On the other hand, the wishy washy subjects should have their costs doubled to finance the useful cohort.
Competitive bursaries to draw the most talented into fields that the country needs - possibly combined with TA or UOTC service. HMG subsidises your education - or part of it - you undertake to remain in the UK for the next decade and work in that field.
 
I don't really care much about what teenagers get up to, as long as it doesn't impact me or Kew Gardens.

If grown men want to get all angsty about it, fair enough but there really is more to worry about than what students do.
But it will, eventually. How many plants are at Kew Gardens as the result of our Imperial past? Is the Pagoda Cultural Appropriation? Etc. ANYTHING can be twisted to fall into the scope of Wokesters.
 
I keep hearing about the pendulum swinging, but I'm not seeing any evidence of such. The swivel eyed, frothy-mouthed left seem to be winning battles all over - whether it's Twitter, collegial institutions or the news services.

I'd like to think it is as people tell me - a few vociferous nutjobs, but I think it is much more prevalent than that. I fear for this country's future.

There's the possibility that the pendulum may swing all the way, what happened to all the trendy intellectual Marxists in Cambodia when the Khmer Rouge took over? They thought they would become the highly privileged Inner Party but they were sent straight out to labour in the fields...
 

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