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Brent Bozell, Tim Graham

It shouldn’t be the slightest bit controversial to assert that the family is the glue that holds society together. But for the Left, that views abortion as its Holy Grail, that devotion to family poses a direct threat. The family, then, must be dismantled. So radical is this proposition, and so offensive to an overwhelming percentage of Americans, that this agenda is kept hidden.  

But sometimes it’s bluntly proclaimed. In their founding document, the Marxist organizers of Black Lives Matter proclaimed: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another.” For years that proclamation stood. But then BLM became famous — so it disappeared from their website.

It takes a village to raise a child…because parents aren’t supportive enough of the Revolution.

There is a cultural revolution in our schools that marches under the buzzwords “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” What that ends up meaning in practice in many American schools is the opposite. Orwell, call your office. It’s uniformity of curriculum, inequity on behalf of those claiming to be systemically oppressed, and exclusion of dissent.

The media promote this ideological crusade both in newscasts and in entertainment programming, and whenever anyone resists their takeover, then they suddenly declare a dreadful “culture war” is being waged by the rabble. Liberal journalists warn that formerly “nonpartisan” school board elections are being ruined by conservative attackers.

Parents were first confused, then dismayed, and finally disgusted with their school systems for delays in reopening during the pandemic. They have taken a greater interest in what is being taught and have been revolted by some of the content of classes they witnessed first hand. Parents have also expressed shock at some of the reading materials that were required in class. 

For example, in Fairfax County, Virginia, they required Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved,” which has scenes of forced oral sodomy, enslaved men having sex with cows, and a scene of white men gang-raping a black woman. Can’t this be debated? Objecting to these choices is smeared as “book banning,” not book questioning. The Left has even attacked the mere idea of notifying parents of sexually explicit content.

This dismissal of dissent extends to criticism of “critical race theory,” or “abolitionist education,” which teacher Keziah Ridgway explained as steeped in “the understanding that race is a social construct used by white people for their own political and financial gain.” She has boasted CRT “centers on black resistance and black joy” and abolishes “the white supremacist, racist, and patriarchal lenses that are intrinsic within schools and are so harmful to all students.”

Does this sound like “equity”? Or Marxist indoctrination? How can white parents just accept this as the New Normal? Even black parents have dissented from this trend. 

The anti-family Left continues its long march to destroy Christianity. Parents are fighting schools imposing gender theory. In Loudoun County, Virginia, the school board is now insisting on “inclusive” language for addressing transgender students. “LCPS staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their consistently asserted gender identity without any substantiating evidence.”

There is no dissent allowed: “staff or students who intentionally and persistently refuse to respect a student’s gender identity by using the wrong name and gender pronoun are in violation of this policy.” The Loudoun school board even suppressed evidence of a “gender-expansive” boy donning a skirt so as to enter the girls bathroom to sexually assault a child, and later, after being secretly moved to a different high school, assaulting a second child. Media outrage? No. Aside from Fox News, it was a collective yawn.

Democrats have explicitly stated that parents shouldn’t have any power in determining how schools are run. This underlines that the Left believes that as an ideological elite, they should be able to indoctrinate America’s children, and parental authority be damned, until their revolution is complete. Protecting the American family will take an enormous effort from parents fighting back. The trend so far is encouraging, but parents must understand it is not just about their children, but they themselves are in the bullseye.

  • Brent Bozell

    Lecturer, syndicated columnist, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, author, publisher and activist, L. Brent Bozell III is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today. Mr. Bozell founded the Media Research Center, the Parents Television Council, the Conservative Victory Committee PAC, and For America, an organization committed to restoring America to its founding principles.

  • Tim Graham

    Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and host of the NewsBusters Podcast. His career at the MRC began in February 1989 as associate editor of MediaWatch, the monthly newsletter of the MRC before the Internet era.

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