When I was a young professional in education, people used to tell me all the time that “Everything is political.” I know what they meant. Organizations like school systems, law enforcement, etc. often have internal and external politics that influence what they do.
Internally, the politics involve people doing what they think they need to do to please a boss. Most people feel like they can move up the ladder more quickly that way. Unfortunately, many of them are right. I’ve seen too many colleagues move up the ladder because they said and did the politically correct things instead of telling the truth and doing what was effective.
Externally, the same political influences are present but on a bigger scale. Example, school systems often work to curry influence with state and federal educations agencies by adopting ideas and programs that the state and feds push, whether or not they are effective.
It works like this. The Feds and/or state propose a politically motivated program. An example would be the Obama era discipline policies which directed schools to disconnect school disciplinary actions from a students crime record outside of school. It forced schools to ignore a student’s violent or criminal past and other red flags on a student’s record, thus allowing many potentially violent students to stay in school. School systems were coerced to adopt this policy or risk being investigated by the Department of Justice for any minor or implied wrong doing.
In Broward County, the coercion was compounded by the current Superintendent’s political connection with the Secretary of Education. We all know the resulting disaster that occurred because of this policy, a horrific schooting by a mentally disturbed and violent student who normally would have been identified and removed from the school based on his past. Political motives cost student lives. Instead of doing what was right for students, Broward County did what they thought would promote their standing with the Department of Education.
And now we are here with so many other agencies. Some of the most newsworthy right now are the CDC and local Health Departments. While I disagree with the CDC constant changes of positions on masks, lockdowns, etc. at least those policies are within their purview. But now we have the CDC talking about a huge health threat in the United States right now …racism.
Yes, that is what I said. This is what Rochelle Walinsky, head of the CDC wrote: “…the disparities seen over the past year were not a result of COVID-19. Instead, the pandemic illuminated inequities that have existed for generations and revealed for all of America a known, but often unaddressed, epidemic impacting public health: racism.” And, mind you, she did not say that the different characteristics and genetic immunities of different races is the problem, she said “racism.”
In other words, the mythical systemic racism by Whites is the problem causing Blacks to get Covid. I, for one, would like to know how they are doing that. Shoot, I’m sure that real White supremacists would like to know also so they can keep it up. ( Please note by sarcasm here, folks!)
Where did that come from? She cites data from the early part of the “pandemic” where Blacks were infected disproportionally over whites. If this is true, and it is a huge if, perhaps that is because many of the Blacks in the U.S. live in urban areas? Strangely, however, the data from May 2020 on has not supported that statement. It seems that each race has had their highest numbers of infection and death at different points of the year AND each group is stricken more than other groups at different times. If you examine numbers of Covid deaths by race in each state, in almost every state, the rate is proportional to the actual percentage of that race in that state. In fact, in many cases, whites exceed their porportion of the population. (https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/covid-19-deaths-by-race-ethnicity/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D)
Even if Blacks exceeded Whites, what would this stat prove? Unless we know all the different factors involved, we don’t know WHY this might happen. There are many diseases that inflict one racial group much more that others. There are different genetic reasons, different immunities that some groups have that others may not. Why did Italians in Europe seem to get Covid more than other populations? Was racism the cause? Is there something about their diet, their habits, their genetics that caused this?
One would think the CDC and research groups would be more interested in removing the overall threat of Covid and therefore would focus its energy on that. But, in 2021, we are in a country that wants to keep the population divided by race more than any time in our history. Therefore EVERYTHING, is tainted by “racism” whether it actually is or not. That narrative MUST be applied to all situations at all times, even if it must be twisted, edited, or distorted to do so. For example, a White policeman keeping one black person from stabbing another to death is being called racist. And now the CDC wants to join in that chorus of voices from athletes to Presidents, singing the same flawed song.
Funny, but it wasn’t that way at all in 2020 when Trump was President. The big issue was fighting Covid as a country, not as individual races. In fact, States like New York, Maryland, etc. didn’t even want to admit that the elderly in nursing homes were the most vulnerable. And that denial caused thousands of real deaths, regardless of race.
And I guess at the time Democrats were much too busy trying to ruin the economy and steal the election to worry about a racist virus.
Why now? We are back to politics. It is extremely important for totalitarian governments to convince sections of the population that they are victims of another section of the population. Therefore, all agencies have to find a way to promote that agenda. It’s why we now have Critical Race Theory being promoted in our Government schools, why the Transportation Secretary is spouting lame theories about racism and where roads are placed, and of course, why the treasury is on board with reparations.
In this shuffle of supporting the political agenda, there are victims, but not the ones being touted by Democrats. The real victims are the American people who now find themselves virtually ignored. If a citizen’s situation does not promote the politcal talking points of the leaders who hide themselves in D.C., then that citizen is not of value to the ruling elite of the Democratic regime. Even if you are Black, if you don’t voice the party line, your rights and needs will not get attention, much less help from the Government. Just ask the Women’s rights groups who should apologize to their constituents who must risk sharing a bathroom with a biological man who identifies as a woman or must compete with that man on the athletic field because “their” candidate betrayed them for a group he found more politically expedient.
At some point, those truly abused by this system will say ” enough is enough” and will demand true accountability from those agencies who got so off track from their mission that they didn’t do anything at all to help our country. The caveat is that it needs to happen soon before these bad ideas become entrenched.
So, what can you do?
Get the word out any way you can. Get on Social Media and post the nonsense these federal agencies are saying and doing. State the facts as to why this is so bad. Show the consequences of these policies. For example, because the CDC is calling the Covid 19 virus “racist,” some areas are telling white people they can’t have the vaccine until all the black people get it. ( And, believe me, I don’t want it, but excluding people who do want it because of race is racist.) Post these stories and at the end post, #CDCisRacist. As for the claim that all police are racist and they must be defunded or demolished, find the stories that show how many police have left major cities and what has happened to the crime rate in those cities. At the end post, #NoJusticeWithoutPolice.
You can find all kinds of stories about Critical Race Theory being forced into the schools. Post them with the hash tag #GovernmentSchoolsHateWhiteStudents.
Get your friends together and attend meetings with the heads of agencies in your towns and states. Ask questions of officials regarding their beliefs on these initiatives. For example, ask health officials if denying vaccines to people because of skin color is racist. Force them to give you a “yes” or “no” answer. Record that answer on your phone. ( Thank you, Matt Dark, for that idea.) Then share that answer on social media, through calls to media outlets, etc.
It’s a daunting task, but we have to do it.
As a Sheriff I heard on Tom Woods show said it today, “once the bean counters, the mild mannered people in these agencies get this power, they become tyrants.” ( paraphrasing)