Thursday, November 04, 2021


I have released the current Roy Edroso Breaks It Down issue, about that hot new CRT thing that’s sweeping the fatherland, to the general public for free. Such is my sense of duty! But subscribe anyway, I won’t always be able to make these sacrifices. 

As mentioned in the newsletter, the brethren have already been kinda-sorta admitting that the critical race theory Youngkin and all of them banged on about throughout the campaign was not in fact being taught in schools. (And yes, I know the godfather of this bullshit basically admitted it was bullshit long ago.)  In a particularly hilarious case, Yascha Mounk sneers at all the silly liberals who claimed that

Youngkin, an extremist posing in the garb of a suburban dad, was able to incite “white backlash” by exploiting “fake” and “imaginary” fears about the teaching of “critical race theory” in public schools.

[Cheery “several paragraphs later” intertitle]

The idea that critical race theory is an academic concept that is taught only at colleges or law schools might be technically accurate…

[Smacks forehead

Mounck follows with some homina-homina: “History lessons in some high schools teach that racism is not just a persistent reality but the defining feature of America” (with a link to the 1619 project!), there was “a presentation to principals of New York City public schools” with some weird shit in it, etc. Which isn’t the calling-first-graders-racist situation that Republicans are peddling, but it has something to do with race, so tomato tomahto, right? 

Such is the power of motivated unreasoning -- or, as it became known in the Trump era, taking it “seriously not literally.” Anyway, enjoy the newsletter, and consider it fair warning because shit is about to get ugly. 

UPDATE. If you think my newsletter piece is too grim, get a load of this

I'm envisioning a lynch mob chanting CAN'T YOU TAKE A JOKE! 

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