Republicans Warn That Opposing Racism Is A 'Communist' Plot

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  29 comments

By:   National Memo

Republicans Warn That Opposing Racism Is A 'Communist' Plot
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) claimed on Tuesday that advocating for dismantling systemic racism is propaganda in service to the Communist Party of China.

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May 27, 2021

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) claimed on Tuesday that advocating for dismantling systemic racism is propaganda in service to the Communist Party of China.

On Tuesday afternoon, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan   wrote , "On the anniversary of George Floyd's murder, we reflect on the fact that dismantling systemic racism is also a national security priority. The fight for racial justice at home and abroad is foundational to our future & to how the world sees us."

"This tweet is approved by the Communist Party of China," Cotton   tweeted   in response just minutes later.




Republicans in Congress largely ignored  the anniversary of George Floyd's murder. But they have been more vocal about the supposed communist threat of anti-racist policy and education.




Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday  argued  that "social justice" is "often code for social Marxism." Rep. Matt Gaetz  said  just days ago that "the real threat to our nation is the Marxism and Critical Race Theory that they [the Biden administration] embraces." And Rep. Mo Brooks  wrote  earlier in May that "Marxism stokes division by fanning the flames of class, race, and gender resentment."

Cotton has repeatedly lashed out at efforts to address systemic racism in America.

In February, he characterized efforts by the Biden administration to address racism as "anti-American"   and   racist itself.

A month later,   Cotton said   that acknowledging the existence of racial bias in the country was "slander" against America.

Other Republicans have similarly attacked the concept of systemic racism.

Thirty Republicans in the House  banded  together this month to push legislation that would prevent the government from addressing racism. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL),  has argued  that "systemic socialism" is more of a "real" problem than racism.

International rivals of the United States have tried to exploit the racial animosity in the country to their own advantage. Citing campaigns by the Russian and Chinese governments to highlight and exploit America's racial divisions, the Center for a Just Security   recently noted , "America's competitors view its social division, history of racism, and domestic anti-democratic movements as a vulnerability for the country."


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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL),  has argued  that "systemic socialism" is more of a "real" problem than racism.

As a nation , we have to ask ourselves , what kind of a mindset believes this? 

And then confront it. 

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

clipping white supremacists should be a $5 misdemeanor ticket nationwide, but watch your background and check the drainage first... /s

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

In reply, I have only one comment for the Republicans....

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Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

These morons need to be voted out but unfortunately the Trumpturds love these bs views.  They will vote them in over and over again in tribute to the moron we finally got rid of so they can continue their racism hoping that he will love them.

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Participates
4  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

This is because they can't run on anything else. They have no ideas of their own so they need to find a boogyman somewhere in Biden policies to energize their racist base. Cultural Marxism and Cultural Socialism are far right terms to scare old evangelical white supremacists and their enablers.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Sophomore Principal
5  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

This is really nothing new.  Right-wingers accused MLK and the civil rights movement of being "communist" years ago.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
5.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Gsquared @5    2 weeks ago

J. Edgar singled him out for surveillance and prosecution , read persecution...and the children of the lemmings have followed accordingly. Not in singling out an individual, but disparaging the entire movement.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
6  Bob Nelson    2 weeks ago

The Nazis accused the Communists of the Reichstag Fire, and then rounded them up and imprisoned or disappeared them.

What these "leading lights" of the Republican American Fascist Party are doing is not new. They are copying their predecessors. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
7  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) claimed on Tuesday that advocating for dismantling systemic racism is propaganda in service to the Communist Party of China.

Okay then, no need to listen to anything else Cotton has to say on this issue since that right there tells me he is not a serious person.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
7.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Thrawn 31 @7    2 weeks ago
no need to listen to anything else Cotton has to say on this any issue since that right there tells me he is not a serious person.

Fixed. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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8  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

CRT is, of course, a Marxist derived theory. That it's proponents are so ashamed of that is telling.

Although after reading the headline attached to this submission, it's just more evidence that honesty isn't valued by Marxists.  

The whole point of CRT is to divide people by race. The goal is to indoctrinate people to lose the sense of being an American, or even an individual, and to identify primarily by their racial identity.  OF course that's bad for America.  And of course China will benefit if American devolves into the hostile racial tribes. How is that even debatable?

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
8.1  Hallux  replied to  Sean Treacy @8    2 weeks ago

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Sean Treacy
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8.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hallux @8.1    2 weeks ago

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But nothing he wrote contradicts what I wrote. Critical theory indisputably   arose out of the Frankfurt School of Marxist philosophy.  CRT focuses on race, rather than economic identity as controlling  human interactions. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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8.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Hallux @8.1    2 weeks ago

My cat qualifies for that.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8.2  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @8    2 weeks ago
The whole point of CRT is to divide people by race.

How profound, Sean you must have been looking at the history of the US when much of the white race was doing exactly that. Now all of a sudden it's CRT that's doing it because, well just because.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Guide
8.2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Kavika @8.2    2 weeks ago

 you must have been looking at the history of the US when much of the white race was doing exactly that

So discrimination is okay now  because it happened in the past? The two wrongs make a right school of philosophy...... 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @8.2.1    2 weeks ago

Where did I agree that CRT was dividing the races, I didn't but you keep swinging away and looking the ass.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Guide
8.2.4  Sean Treacy  replied to  Kavika @8.2.3    2 weeks ago
Where did I agree that CRT was dividing the races, I didn't but you keep swinging away and looking the ass

Sorry, sometimes I assume posters are trying to make a logical point.  I'll try to remember you don't do that. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8.2.5  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @8.2.4    2 weeks ago
Sorry, sometimes I assume posters are trying to make a logical point.  I'll try to remember you don't do that. 

Assuming always makes you look like an ass, keep it up.

Anything logical would be a bridge too far for you, whining is your forte.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Guide
8.2.6  Sean Treacy  replied to  Kavika @8.2.5    2 weeks ago
Anything logical would be a bridge too far for you, whining is your forte.

It is funny that you, of all people, would accuse others of whining.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8.2.7  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @8.2.6    2 weeks ago

I know anything that disagrees with your bigoted views is whining.  You should work on clearing up that problem among the many others that you have like your squirrel routine. 

Have a great day trying to find your nuts.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
8.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Sean Treacy @8    2 weeks ago
CRT is, of course, a Marxist

And no point reading any further. Looks like you typed a lot when "marxist, socialism, radical!" as the entirety of your comment would have sufficed. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Guide
8.3.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8.3    2 weeks ago
And no point reading any further.

Good way to stay ignorant and avoid scary words!

That critical theory derives from the Frankfurt School of Marxist philosophy is about as basic a fact as there is. By all means, continue to ignore reality and claim otherwise. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8.3.2  Tessylo  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8.3    2 weeks ago

That shtick is so tiresome

 
 
 
freepress
Freshman Silent
9  freepress    2 weeks ago

They fail to recognize that the very divisions the right wing foments with their contrived "culture wars", is the way foreign entities want us to be divided. They themselves are being victimized with outside foreign influence and refuse to face it. A divided culture that is fanned by foreign influence repeating the same talking points as right wing politicians and right wing media is keeping the far right inflamed against the America people who don't fall for it or don't agree.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
10  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago
critical race theory" sure does sound scary to defensive white people who are sure the "woke" mob is going to find out about that racist joke they told at a poker game last year and "cancel" them, as Fox News keeps warning will happen. And so right-wing media has spent months making sure the term "critical race theory" is on the lips of every Donald Trump voter still mad that they "let" Philadelphia and Detroit vote in the 2020 election.

The idea that "critical race theory" is a widespread threat to white people was invented, whole cloth, by the right-wing media and then   pumped out vigorousl y.   As the Washington Post reported , mentions of "critical race theory" on cable news simply didn't exist prior to this year, but there's been an explosion of uses of that term on Fox News in recent months.   A similar study from Media Matters shows that, by early May , the term had been used — inaccurately in most, if not all, cases — on Fox News at least 552 times in the past year.

The right would have you believe that it's the left that made "critical race theory" a thing, and they are merely reacting. But   another study of Facebook posts by Media Matters   found that pretty much the only people talking about "critical race theory" online are Republicans, with nearly 90% of the posts from political pages and 97% of the interactions coming from conservative figures.

To be certain, there is nothing wrong with real-life critical race theory, which is a valuable tool for academics analyzing legal and cultural issues. But right-wing media doesn't use the term accurately. It's just a stand-in for a generalized fear that "woke" culture is coming to get white people.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
10.1  Hallux  replied to  JohnRussell @10    2 weeks ago

That sums it up.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
10.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  JohnRussell @10    2 weeks ago

The Republican American Fascist Party long ago learned the advantages of abusing the English language:

  • isolate its TrumpTrueBelievers from the general public, preventing any risk of "thinking"
  • prevent any comprehension between TrumpTrueBelievers and normal people 
  • provoking hilarity among adversaries, and therefore resentment and anger among TrumpTrueBelievers
  • ...

Frank Luntz is ashamed. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
Masters Guide
10.3  Sunshine  replied to  JohnRussell @10    2 weeks ago

geez, did you search until you got the biased view you wanted?

Raw Story - Media Bias/Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)

  • Overall, we rate Raw Story Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to half-true, false, and unproven claims, as well as the promotion of mild pseudoscience misinformation.

 
 
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