by Al Benson Jr.
As time goes on we are learning more and more about how public schools are pushing this Marxist oriented Critical Race Theory garbage. And I call it garbage because that is what it is The agenda for this is to cause hate and division between the races so they will never be able to come together and realize who their real enemies are and what those enemies are doing to all races.
The fact that those enemies are able to use the public schools in this country to promote their leftist propaganda should show people who really controls the public schools in this country. And I am not going to advocate that we get in there and fight to take “our” public schools back. That has been tried and it is an exercise in futility. The public schools were never, and I mean never, ours to begin with. They have always belonged to the enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ, right from day one!
Oh, I know lots of you don’t want to hear that. Your dear old Aunt Bessie taught in them for years and she never found any problem with them. Now I am not attacking Aunt Bessie’s sincerity but I do question her discernment and the discernment of those Christians who think like she does. And believe me, I have known lots of them. When my wife and I decided to homeschool our children, lo these many years ago now, we got more opposition from the Christians than we did from the world. Those Christians wanted us to put our kids in the local public school and they were quite disappointed when we refused to do that.
Their discernment in this critical area had been tampered with and they unknowingly came down on the side of the Lord’s enemies. After spending two years in Kanawha County, West Virginia during the textbook protest there in the mid-1970s I became convinced that the public school system does not exist to educate. It exists to indoctrinate our children in leftist values. I have never had cause to change my mind on this issue. In fact what I see going on in public schools today more and more bears out my original contentions.
I just read an article on https://www.thegatewaypundit.com for July 9th by Julian Conradson which stated, in part: “Investigative journalist and Critical Race Theory opponent Chris Rufo has identified over 30 school districts across 15 different states that are teaching the radical anti-whiteness book Not My Idea by Anastasis Higgenbotham….The book teaches children to primarily identify by their skin color while it paints white children as evil, saying: “Whiteness is a bad deal. It always was…Another page says “Racism is a white person’s problem and we are all caught up in it.” This is an absolute croc. Whatever “racism” exists in this world is a human problem not just a white problem and to teach kids this stuff is to lie to them and do them a grave injustice .Christopher Rufo notes that this book is meant for youngsters as young as kindergarten and it “traffics in the noxious principles of race essentialism, collective guilt, and anti-whiteness.’ Rufo has noted that “Critical race theory is driving public education–and must be stopped.”
But it won’t be stopped and the only solution to not having your kids poisoned by it is to get them out of public schools. Some are learning the lesson and are doing that, but not enough. A good example is California. An article on https://www.zerohedge.com for July 9th noted that: “The most recent homeschool figures are more than twice as high as they were during the 2018-2019 school year, when 14,548 PSAs (private school affidavits) were filed. There were 22, PSAs filed during the 2019-2020 school year. The largest increase in homeschoolers was especially notable among minority groups, including black and Hispanic learners. In African American households the proportion of homeschooling quintupled from 3/3 percent in spring 2020 to 16.1 percent in fall 2020.” By the same token, the percentage of Hispanic families that opted for homeschooling rose from 6.2 percent to 12.1 percent. And this is in just one state, a state not especially friendly to homeschooling. But this tells you something. More minority folks are getting the message that the public school system ain’t really their friend–and that’s important. Now if only the white folks who are continually slandered by that system would begin to get that message! One can only hope the Lord will begin to open their eyes–if they still have eyes to see.