How is it possible that America elected a black president twice, and is systemically racist? Fox News contributor Leo Terrell has a simple answer – America is not systemically racist.
Terrell argued on “Fox & Friends” that critical race theory is not factual and that former President Barack Obama should be the “last person on Earth” promoting this theory.
“Who in this world oppressed President Obama?” the renowned civil rights attorney asked. “He became president. It makes no sense for him to carry the water supporting the critical race theory.”
Critical race theory promotes the belief that minorities are systemically oppressed by whites. Obama told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview that was aired Monday that America has not “fully reconciled with our history” while he blamed “certain right-wing media venues” for allegedly stoking “fear and resentment” among whites.
“It’s hard for the majority, in this country, white Americans, to recognize that, look, — you can be proud of this country and its traditions and its history and our forefathers,” Obama said. “And yet, it is also true that this terrible stuff happened. And that, you know, the vestiges of that linger, and continue.”
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On “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, Terrell argued that critical race theory is not supported by facts, and it is being used to divide this nation. It’s one thing for a liberal arts student to spread a pathological idea based on anecdote, subjectivity, and learned experience. However, it unfathomable that the once leader of the free world would communicate this message.
“When you promote a theory of hate that specifically targets a particular group of people, i.e. being white, that is a discussion, and affects every American in this country,” he told host Steve Doocy.
“So you’re saying we are not a racist nation because he was elected president?” Doocy asked.
“Absolutely! And he served twice!” Terrell exclaimed. “And he was supported in Iowa – remember Steve, that first caucus? Iowa, 95 percent white voted for Obama.”
The irony is that Obama is criticizing “right-wing media” for stoking resentment, while he does the exact same thing by promoting critical race theory. This is nothing new for the former president who once referred to Midwest voters as “bitter” and “clinging to their guns or religion.”
Obama complained that Republicans are avoiding fixing real problems while making a big deal out of critical race theory. In one breath, the former President dismissed the concept, but then in the next, declared that is a powerful issue in America.
These contradictions fall right in line with the Marxist dialectic. The web of contradictions, or traps as Karl Marx suggested, make these theories unintelligible and debate is all but impossible. In the end, it is what the Marxist says it is. That is why Obama can say with a straight face that critical race theory is nothing and the greatest issue of our times, and the mainstream media will print it without batting an eye.
To anyone with a basic sense of logic or even a slight grasp on reality, this all appears to be nonsense. Unfortunately, Terrell’s argument may be in vain because it is a logical and rational argument. He is playing by a completely different set of rules. Conservatives believe in good faith debates based on facts and evidence. Marxist, post-modernists, and critical-race theorists do not play by the normal laws of reason and science. Their beliefs are subjective, contradictory, and can and will change to support the end goals.
“The point is very simple to me,” Terrell continued. “The critical race theory is a racist policy that did not hurt President Obama and is untrue. It’s unfactual. It’s not true at all. All it does is divide this country.”
“It is a policy of lies,” he told Doocy, adding how parents “are up in anger” over the theory being taught in schools across the nation.
“You see a groundswell of support against critical race theory. It’s going to play out in the 2022 midterms,’ He concluded.
Terrell is right about the facts and that America cannot be systemically racist if it elected a black president twice.
However, Leo Terrell and other Fox News contributors must realize that the rules of discourse have changed. If evidence and facts mattered, then critical race theory would have been dead on arrival. It is not, and it is growing. It may be time for conservative media to reconsider how to win the hearts and minds of Americans.
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