Yes, ‘Anti-racist’ Left Wants to Erase the Fourth of July – And the Rest of American History and Society

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Opinion – On this Independence Day weekend, while many patriotic Americans celebrate the founding of the greatest democratic experiment in modern history, many others are loudly screaming that the 4th of July doesn’t represent them. For all those who naively believe that Critical Race Theory (CRT) or the New York Times’ ‘1619 Project,’ or the BLM movement and the entire ‘anti-racism’ agenda is just about talking or teaching about racism in America, or about police abuse – reality check.

No, it absolutely, positively, is not.

It is instead, all about undermining the entire structure America has been built on by labeling it all as fundamentally – or ‘systemically’ – racist and therefore needing to be torn down – in its entirety.

This is why they protest the national anthem and the American flag – and now – yes, the 4th of July.

As James J. Carafano, the vice president of Heritage’s Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, notes in 19fortyfive.com, that is why:

… July 4th and other patriotic holidays are on the purge list. The radical agenda to reimagine civic memory would reconceptualize Independence Day as an event not worth celebrating or, even “better,” a day to protest against what is wrong with America.

Carafano adds:

One of the most prominent controversies in the culture wars swirls around curriculum that would implement concepts introduced by Critical Race Theorythe 1619 Project and anti-racist doctrine. These beliefs insist that our nation’s civic structures are inherently oppressive, biased, and racist. Historical persons and events become fodder for this fight because historical memories are the billboards of these racist structures. They must be torn down.  

…If this agenda wins out, the rising generation of Americans will grow up unable to describe what happened on Independence Day, much less its critical importance to the worldwide advance of human rights and liberty. They will know it only as an important occasion for criticizing and denigrating the idea of America.

…make no mistake; there is no honor in what the would-be re-interpreters of America’s holidays have in store for America. Their agenda is not about education. It is about indoctrination—indoctrination that would overturn how America is governed.

Critical Race Theory as civics education offers, perhaps, the starkest example of a radical political agenda hiding under the guise of objective inquiry in search of a just society. This method of query is rooted in Marxist ideology…

The primary purpose of all the neo-Marxist ‘Critical Theories’ was never about education but about creating ‘critical’ instruments to criticize and undermine the moral and political legitimacy of American democratic and capitalist society to justify replacing it with new political orders based on Marxist thought.

This is why Americans who believe that while the country is imperfect it is still worthy of honoring and defending, must fight to preserve what generations of Americans fought and died for – not just our structures and institutions, but our history and holidays.

As Carafano writes: “…Independence Day should be marked to affirm the importance of political freedoms and recognize the importance of fighting to secure and protect them.”

And this requires strongly rejecting CRT, 1619 Project, and all the rest of the so-called ‘anti-racist’ agenda. This isn’t about racism, it’s about the 4th of July. ADN 

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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mina
mina
2 months ago

today everything in USA is racist. your place of birth, your religion, the color of your skin, what you eat, breath, drink, shit, dress, read, fuck, every thing.
what is happening to USA ? lost its values? history? past? present? future?
want to rewrite history? you do not like it here leave. blacks are opressed from whom?
from what? Obama is oprressed ? he claims to be. antiamerican, terrorist, antisemite anti every thing is right for america. hates whites, hates jews hates america go back to Kenya with your somalian friends

Stephen Weiss
2 months ago

Democrats hate America, they want to make believe the 4th of July INDEPENDENCE DAY is somehow a racist show that hurts Blacks….they want to tear down all the monuments of people that made this Great Country what it is..AND ERECT A STATUE TO ADMIRE A DRUG ADDICTED FELON WHO RESISTED ARREST AND CAUSED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE: ONLY BECAUSE IT GAVE BLACK AN EXCUSE TO LOOT AND STEAL……homage to George Floyd?….that is absurd but it’s what you get when you vote for Democrats.

JoPaul
JoPaul
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

‘Anti-racist’ Left, there is no such thing. Racist left is more appropriate. They are trying to erase white. The US was built by many races as more people from different cultures and races are part of America. The woke mob are ignorant, intolerant, degenerate people who have no idea of America’s history or greatness. Past generations built a great country but the woke mob are obsequious followers with no compassion of all people of color. White is a color, check with crayola. I am a person of color, god/family/country loving, constitutional originalist. The woke mob are just dopes.

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

The DemonCrats are all touchy-feely from their bleeding hearts and the two hemispheres of their sodden brains do not connect. Their logic circuits are disabled. Who was it said: ‘When you are young if you are not liberal you have no heart; when you mature, if you are not conservative, you have no BRAIN?’

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

The DemonCrats make decisions from their touchy-feely bleeding hearts, yet the two hemispheres of their brains do not connect. Their logical circuits are disabled. Who was it who said: ‘When you are young, if you are not liberal, you have no heart; when you mature, if you are not conservative, you have no BRAIN?’ The worst of it is that the pink-brained DemonCrats want us to slash the defense budget, disarm and sit down with all the other nations and sing Kum-ba-yah around the campfire. This will siut the Chinks just fine., They will move in and any that protest or resist will be blown away.

Chanah
Chanah
2 months ago

Is this what comes from letting in all those illegal migrants? Legal immigrants are taught US history and understand the value of the holidays and celebrations. Illegals are not, and just learn they can take and not give back. I’m sure there are some illegals who value the US and what it stands for, but I’m saying that the only ones who must learn the civics and history are the legals, so their citizenship means so much more.

Scotty
Scotty
2 months ago
Reply to  Chanah

Not all legal immigrants learn or respect our civics and history. Rep. Omar comes to mind!

Medd
2 months ago

Racism anyone? The demonRATS, blm, antifa and the WH are all racist by saying that all whites are racist. Traitor piglsi even kneels before the blacks, even though she has to have help getting back up. obamba was the president that started all this racist bs but the demonRATS hold him in high esteem. If anyone thinks this ONCE great nation is so bad then leave and never come back. Communism is what the libs want and I say go to Russia or Cuba and enjoy.

Pat
Pat
2 months ago

“AntiRacist”. Try plain old racist and anti-American.

George
George
2 months ago

If you don’t like it here then go to a country that thinks like your warped sense of equality. The American people overwhelmingly support racial equality. Equality. Not complete capitulation to people who think all of us are racist. Keep that up and you will find out what true resolve to that American way of life is all about. Keep in mind the slave owners were the Democratic party. They haven’t changed their stripes. Nuff’said.

jane z mazzola
2 months ago

I can say one thing for sure: There were LOTS of celebratory fireworks last night in this part of Northern VA, to conteract that radical movement, not just public sponsored fireworks, but also, at least hundreds of private, individual ones. Coupled w/many parents opposing school boards’ attempts to re-write history/civics curricula, maybe the “sleeping giant of the silent majority” is awakening… Let’s hope!

Lupe Alonzo Gonzalez
Lupe Alonzo Gonzalez
2 months ago

If thats how they feel, then get the hell out of our country, go form your own country somewhere else, preferably in hell!

Jim Ogilvie
Jim Ogilvie
2 months ago

You SOB Democraps are up to your ass’s with your fat/delusional/heads that have cow shit for brains. Over my dead body and a hell lot of Americans I know feel the same !! I personally think we should have you all removed from the Capitol in cattle trucks and be sent on you way to CUBA on rafts. That way you can help them spawn your socialist, commie sucking agenda and be in charge over them !!! How about that plan Polosie/ Shuman/ and the string puller for Biden ****(Obama-Ass)****

Eugene Ross
Eugene Ross
2 months ago

we need to eliminate all these anti- american a–holes and I really don’t care how

Micala
Micala
2 months ago

CRT is nothing but what some ignorant egocentric dem liberal created in his/her wet dream!
Actually, in reality, CRT is nothing more than a TOOL TO FRAGMENT AND UNDERMINE OUR AMERICAN FOUNDATIONS AND STRUCTURES…nothing more, nothing less. It IS “EVIL”, “ASSININE” and the epitome of “IGNORANCE” and anyone buying into that blatant disrespect for our Nation deserves a good swift kick in the face!

Woke Culture and CRT People: The answer is simple. If you do not like America the way it was created, it’s foundations and infraStructures — FEEL FREE TO GET YOUR IGNORANT SKINNY ASSES OUT OF OUR COUNTRY! DON’T LOOK BACK BUT JUST KEEP GOING — try one of those Communist Countries that only want “male” babies and force the parents to kill or abandon any “female” babies OR maybe the Middle East where they throw Gays off the top of buildings and where the Males in a family can beat, maim, burn or even “kill” a female family member for “talking” to a male from another family w/o
permission! OR you can live in South America with the Drug Cartels who DO NOT HONOR LIFE BUT WILL USE YOU AS A SEX OBJECT (male or female, it makes no difference) AND THEN A PIN CUSHION FOR KNIVES!

You see you little spoiled, demanding ignoramuses, those countries I described above would love you to go live with them— new fodder for their own ritualistic cultural twists! YOU Wokers and CRT babies are just showing how really ignorant you really are and if you do not back off and start RESPECTING OUR COUNTRY AND OUR POLICE, you may find yourselves living a REAL NIGHTMARE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY! Awwww yes! Stranger things have happened — your absence would be a BLESSING FOR THE REST OF AMERICA!

Alan Doud
Alan Doud
2 months ago

Very doubtful that they will be able to eradicate the 4th. Major US symbol imbedded in the hearts and minds of the majority Especially those who served..

Micala
Micala
2 months ago

Unfortunately, what is happening to our Country is NOT all the Dems fault! There is a darker force here trying to fragment America anyway it can! The sad thing is it is using the Democrat Party to do its evil work because the dems are really not too bright as a whole! Actually they are more childlike in their behaviors, which makes them easily swayed!

Please know and understand, AMERICA IS BRING ATTACKED BY USUNG OUR OWN KIDS AGAINST US — this started decades ago! Liberal teachers have turned our kids against our Country by not teaching American History or Government! FOR THIS REASON, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT PATRIOTIC AMERICANS SEND THEIR KIDS TO PRIVATE OR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WHERE THEY WILL GET A WELL ROUNDED EDUCATION, which includes learning about America’s creation and Founding Fathers!

If you are unable to send your child to a private or Catholic school, and you disagree with your child’s public school’s curriculum — gather as many parents who feel as you do and go to both the school Principal and the District School Board and tell them you want a better curriculum including American History/Govt! If they refuse to change the curriculum, threaten you WILL REMOVE YOUR CHILD FROM THEIR SCHOOL!

THOSE are the words no Principal wants to hear because public schools are given $$ according to how many students are enrolled. If they lose a bunch of students, that amount reduces greatly!! THREATS OF REMOVING YOUR CHILD HOLD HUGE WEIGHT WHEN DEALING WITH A PRINCIPAL STRUGGLING TO KEEP THEIR SCHOOL OPEN! Don’t be afraid to use that!

As an ex-teacher, I watched one Italian Mother come to our High School and not only change which teacher her young teen had, but also change part of the curriculum— all by herself! She wasn’t going to take “No” that day from anyone running the school! THAT IS THE EXACT ATTITUDE YOU MUST HAVE WHEN APPROACHING A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT! Strength and Conviction moves mountains — so can you!

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
2 months ago

At this point, racist means so many things that it no longer carries any meaning for me. Cry racist! Cry wolf!

Scotty
Scotty
2 months ago

They don’t celebrate American Independence Day in ANY other country! Some of them are Communist. You America hating leftists can move! I’ll be happy to help you pack!

paul
paul
2 months ago

It’s not ” Ant-Racist left ” . It’s the Racist Left .

anniedawn
2 months ago

WOW what a Fourth! Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco etc., etc., etc. From the Atlantic to the Pacific America was celebrating. I watched it on TV. There were bands at each city. Most older bans but still great. GOD BLESS AMERICA (land that I love)!

anniedawn
2 months ago

Didn’t they get a shock last night? I watched the fireworks on TV and what show! Boston, St Louis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. et. etc. From one end of America to the other what a show. Several bands were also on hand. A lot of oldies but goodies. Best Fourth in years!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA

Robert Hardesty
Robert Hardesty
2 months ago

WAKE-UP AMERICA,
WHY DOESN’T THE MEDIA REPORT THE PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS WHO ARE WANTING THE CHANGE FROM THE USA TO A THIRD WORLD COMMUNIST COUNTRY. However, the Media with the Administration says that “ALL” Americans want this change. I bet the people pushing change will be less than 25% and they are the 20-40 year group. These organizations are wanted to have a lawless country. Well let me tell you that when you vote in a Communist Govermeement the freedom you enjoy now will be taken away, you will be told where to go for Medical Treatment, where to work and the list goes on and on. You’re individual freedom once the Communist Government gets in Power, will be taken away or very restricted. Protesting Government will be a Crime

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

ALL OF THIS IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS MORE MILLIONAIRES THAN THE FULL POPULATIONS OF GREECE, SWEDEN AND PORTUGAL!!
8% BLACKS OF AN 81% BLACK POPULATION ARE MILLIONAIRES. 7 BLACKS OF THE 788 BILLIONAIRES IN THE NATION. 47% OF MILLIONAIRES LIVE IN CALIFORNICA. THERE ARE MORE WHITES BY POPULUS NUMBER BELOW POVERTY THAN THE 28% BLACK OF OVERALL POPULATION OF BLACK! mind you the majority LEFTARDS ARE WHITE, OVER PRIVILEDGED AND DUMBED DOWN TO SQUAT!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
2 months ago

Only a poor student of history would buy this crap. It totally ignores the prior 5,000 years of slavery commonly practiced everywhere in the known world. And it fails to recognize that the United States did not exist during the century and a half following 1619. It fails to celebrate attempts to abolish colonization and create a new nation.

It fails to celebrate the War of 1812-15 that finally ended King George’s domination. It failed to celebrate the following 45 years of improved freedoms and prosperity. And it besmirched the results of the Civil War in which hundreds of thousands of Americans died to end slavery once and for all. Historians move slowly but I believe eventually, they’ll make this awful thing a footnote to real facts of that era.

d Darling
d Darling
2 months ago

At the start of a recent conversation, I was asked “When has America ever been great?” I asked if he would like a list. He turned around and walked away. I would like to have asked him if there was anything, family, friend or cause that he would take a bullet for. Then I would have reminded him of how many have died for his inalienable right to be a jackass. Next, I would ask him what continent, country, or city (or century) he would prefer to live in. I would offer to buy him a first-class ticket. The only condition would be that he renounce his American citizenship. It could have been a very interesting conversation.  
Oh, well.


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