"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X
Conservatives in 2020 really exposed themselves and their love for Big Daddy Government when it provides "solutions" they deem admirable.
Last year, the base underwent a massive attack from left-leaning progressives. The opposing side pushed heavily the Critical Race Theory, which is connected to the current 1619 Project, started by a Black woman.
Recently, the Biden Administration launched a massive proposal for funding in public schools based on Critical Race Theory: "The Biden administration wants a grant program for history and civics education to prioritize instruction that accounts for bias, discriminatory policies in America, and the value of diverse student perspectives." (Source)
On one side, you have individuals wanting to make right the wrongs of America's past.
On the other side, you have individuals who want to move on from America's past without acknowledging the systemic reprecussions affecting certain American citizens.
Both sides have fallen on the extreme ends, because neither one is actually listening to citizens, like Black Americans, who are simply demanding equal access and protection under the law. This failure has resulted in White America Government (Progressive and Conservative) making choices for Black Americans, which never result in anything good for the community.
In Twitter Class and on Sonnie's Corner, we work adamantly to help Beloved Conservatives remain based in authentic American history. In other words, as teachers and historians, we don't push either extreme. We deliver primary documents that speak to what people in the past experienced. And we demonstrate how authentic conservatism empowered people -- namely Black Americans -- to conquer the most diabolical systems in this country.
We do this for a reason: Because we are proving when Conservatives focus on the values (rather than being distracted with the extremes), they can win more voters to their side.
However, Beloved Conservatives dropped the ball AGAIN. When the Left pushed Critical Race Theory, Conservatives were bombarded with conservative propaganda and fear-mongering stories like "Critical Race Theory: The Enemy of Reason, Evidence and Open Debate" from the National Review.
Conservatives in 2020 ran with similar content as "evidence" of CRT oppressive dogman.
And in response, they pressured former President Trump to do something to stop it.
Well, ever loyal to his base, Trump did just that. As the writer from Education Week described it, "Disagreements about how or whether educators should address the concepts of systemic racism, inequities in American society, and related issues grew more prominent last year, when President Donald Trump created the 1776 Commission to promote 'patriotic education' and to push back on what Trump and his supporters called radical ideas that subverted core American values." (Source)
You see, instead of Conservatives addressing racism from an empowering perspective and showing up in these schools, they demanded Trump -- via the federal government -- fight for them.
And when the nation witnessed this, many voters deflected to Biden's side because no one wants to hear another version of white-washed American history.
In response to Trump's action, I went on a massive Twitter Class rant, decrying his moves. I told the base, "We don't ban knowledge. We compete." In other words, don't ask the government to enlarge itself as a solution to indoctrination Conservatives do not like. Instead, we find or develop curriculum that addresses racism while empowering students to build a better America, curriculum like the Theory of Enchantment.
That Twitter Class rant resulted in more backlash, more lies, and another smear campaign against me.
But like clockwork, my warnings were validated.
Now, after losing what should have been an easy election, the Biden Administration is pushing heavily to see Critical Race Theory or a version of it mandated in public schools across the country.
And guess what? Conservatives will lose this fight again. They will lose because their media outlets, which they use to gather information and "education," will only push fear-mongering articles to keep them angry. Conservative media won't teach them to study autenthic history. They won't point them to primary documents.
No, the punditry class and its media outlets will keep the base ignorant and defenseless, using talking points to fill the day. Then they will "anoint" someone to be the "champion" for the base, declaring that person to be the next chosen one of God. (Yes, I am exposing to you how they use politics to infiltrate our religious, evangelical spaces.) They will use these tactics to manipulate Conservatives, who are statistically the most un-educated voting bloc in this country.
Don't believe me? Then take a look at a Pew Research report, which had this to say: "The share of Americans saying colleges and universities have a negative effect has increased by 12 percentage points since 2012. The increase in negative views has come almost entirely from Republicans and independents who lean Republican. From 2015 to 2019, the share saying colleges have a negative effect on the country went from 37% to 59% among this group. Over that same period, the views of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic have remained largely stable and overwhelmingly positive." (Source)
All these efforts to dummy-down the base are intentional. From pushing narratives that Conservatives should avoid higher education because of liberal indoctrination to demanding the federal government push 1776 Patriot History ... these efforts keep Conservatives ignorant.
And when you have an ignorant base, you have a people who can be easily CONTROLLED.
Beloveds, within the Conscious Conservative Movement, we strive earnestly to destroy that ignorance by presenting you with authentic history. We deliver solutions regularly, even when those answers go against the messages coming from your favorite pundits.
The only way to win more hearts and minds to the authentic values is when you are fully-equipped with knowledge and understanding.
Because the battlefield of ideas begins with you.
And if you will make the choice to pivot, to learn history, to fellowship with communities, and to present a competing ideology, then you will win.
But education begins with you.
You have to reject the low-IQ narratives that get you slapped in these streets.
Pivot this next round, Beloveds, for as Malcolm X stated, "...the future belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
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