Monday, October 24, 2022

Infecting the Liberal Order

As a simple piece of advice for pushing back against Critical Race Theory, then, stop assuming it has good intentions. Individual people pushing Critical Race Theory might have good intentions, but the Theory they are applying does not. It only has one intention: seize as much institutional authority as possible to raise enough "racial consciousness" to establish a Dictatorship of the Antiracists that will enforce Critical Race Theory on everybody. For liberals, this is a tough pill to swallow. Critical Race Theory ideas are not liberal ideas, and they cannot be considered on liberal terms. They are viruses meant to infect the liberal order. Assuming the ideas must mean something more reasonable than it seems or that activists won't equivocate between meanings in a strategic way to seize power will cause you to lose every single time.

- James Lindsay, Race Marxism

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