Diversity trainer, Community Organizer, Critical Race Theorist
I have changed my Linked In and military designator job descriptions from retired surgeon, physician, and Naval Officer to CODT/CRT. Everyone wants to be a community organizer since that most famous of community organizers Barak Hussein Obama became President of the United States. Seems like a great gig. Nobody knows what it means or what you do with such a title, so expectations are low for whatever you try to accomplish. But the CRT—Critical Race Theorist seems to have more cache and sex appeal—across all 16 currently accepted genders in the Census catalogue, than any professional degree or trade credential. CRT means you possess “special knowledge” that is at best theoretical and is never tested as opposed to those who possess practical knowledge like plumbers, carpenters, electricians, scientists and engineers, farmers, and ranchers, and doctors. I could care less by the way if my plumber is transgender as long as he/she does a good job and their shirt covers their butt crack.
According to Wikipedia “(CRT) examines the structure of society as it relates to categorizations of race, law, and power.” First, it is assumed that white supremacy and racial power are maintained by laws over time. Secondly, (CRT) is tasked with achieving racial emancipation and anti-subordination”.
The CODT/CRT is a very important person. They possess great knowledge and great skills that King Solomon would envy. They can look into the heart of any of their students and identify if they are a racist, sexist, or a bigot and they can coerce you into rejecting your “white privilege”. The average CODT/CRT makes over $100,000/year. They consult with Fortune 500 companies, the US Military, and State and Federal agencies. Over 500 senior (O-6) and above officers and twice that many senior enlisted (E-6) were rifted out 2/3rds of the way through their careers because of low scores on their diversity profiles in their fitness report during the last two years of the Obama administration. Every military officer has a checkbox on their fitness report that simply states—”Does this person—gender and race not defined in the fitness report, participate willingly and actively in diversity programs?” If your superior officer checks the box “no” your career is over. The same thing is being done today in corporate America and in our educational systems. I know college professors in Boise and students who have had their careers put on hold because “they don’t participate willingly in diversity programs”.
Coercive indoctrination of a moral code is not the job of a superior agent—a military officer, a boss, a department head, or a CEO. Instilling values is the job of families, the church, and “the village”. Values are taught most of all by example and not by edict. For almost all of us, the EXAMPLE of our parents and grandparents, teachers and coaches, and even friends and colleagues are far more important than what can be written down as an edict in an HR Manual. You cannot learn values by reading a book or watching a PowerPoint presentation. An HR manual is no substitute for the two stone tablets. A highly paid CODT/CRT is no substitute for the example of the life of Jesus or any of the Saints or so many of our Founding Fathers, or what about the lives of our own parents and neighbors and brave 1st responders and the military. What better example of “service before self” than those types of people.
The false narrative of “white privilege” “systemic racism” and the concepts of critical race theory only create divisions between citizens. Creating a false narrative of secular sin and the demand for reparations adjudicated by government, places government in the position of “confessor.” My sins are between me and God. And let’s never forget that in the history of the world there has never been a people who have sacrificed more— 700,000 Americans died in the civil war to secure the liberty of 4million slaves and their descendants, than those that came before us.
And when I teach my “Sensitivity Classes” I ask the participants several questions.
- Would you rather be a white person wearing a Trump mask and walk through CHAZ or downtown Portland, or Chicago, or New York, or a Black person wearing a BLM mask walking through a suburb like Magnolia, or Madison Park, or Meridian Idaho, or Swarthmore or Shaker Heights, or Upper Arlington or Hollywood?
- Would you rather be a liberal student in a political science class with a conservative professor, or the opposite?
- Would you rather be a conservative in a corporate sensitivity training class, or a liberal in a Sunday school class?
Enough of the “faux” empathy. The only and quickest way to equality is through the realization of the liberties that are available to everyone. We all have different talents, abilities, opportunities, and circumstances. Comparing our material stations to others is a form of covetousness. Individually we all can hope and have dreams and by being accountable to ourselves and our fellow citizens, and living responsible lives, the tradition of upward mobility that is available to everyone can be realized by anyone.
Those rioting on the streets don’t want to be responsible and accountable. They resent those that do exemplify those virtues. Their anger has been turned from themselves to others (transference), and that anger has turned into violence. It is easier to blame someone else or ‘the system’ than it is to look into the mirror. They have been indoctrinated into believing they are victims when in the end the only person that can make you a victim is YOU.
So in my sensitivity classes, I teach that there is no such thing as “free”. Work is a virtue. Serving others is a vocation. There is no such thing as “fair”. You alone can make yourself a victim. And above all else—”do onto others as you would have them do unto you”.
I have yet to be asked back!