President directs US agencies to nix 're-education' sessions
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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is kiboshing federal funding being spent to train government workers to hate America.
In a memo made public late Friday, director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought announced the president's directive that federal agencies "cease and desist" from using taxpayer dollars to fund anti-American propaganda sessions. Vought reported that, to date, executive branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars indoctrinating workers into believing that America is "an inherently racist or evil country."
For example, the director said, government employees have been forced to attend sessions where they are informed that "virtually all White people contribute to racism" or where they must admit that they "benefit from racism."
He referred to "press reports" that revealed these training sessions claim "racism [is] embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job."
Highlighted in the memo are the primary tools of the indoctrination sessions, including critical race theory and the theory of white privilege. Critical race theory holds that some governments and legal institutions are inherently racist, and that even race itself is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to advance their economic and political power at the expense of people of color.
Sounding the Alarm
A few investigative journalists like Christopher F. Rufo, research fellow at Discovery Institute, have been exposing and warning of the dangers of the re-education sessions, particularly their use of critical race theory, that he maintains pervades all institutions of the U.S. government.
Highlighted in the memo are the primary tools of the indoctrination sessions, including critical race theory and the theory of white privilege.
Rufo pointed to a recent Department of Education-funded organization that hosted a conference on "abolishing the United States." Leaked documents from the keynote session, according to the journalist, encouraged teachers to "create disruption," "abolish" capitalism and "tear down" America. The keynote speaker, Bettina Love, said that America has "oppressed [people of color] for 400 years" and that teachers must "consciously tear down a system that oppresses people" and "build a new world," he said.
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The organization hosting the conference, the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), has received more than $16 million in taxpayer funding under the Trump Administration and this conference on "abolition" was attended by Department of Education staff, Rufo revealed.
Other Federal Agencies 'Re-educated'
Last week on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the journalist cited other federal agencies affected by the re-education programs.
United States Treasury employees, he said, have been re-educated by diversity trainer Howard Ross, who has charged the government $5 million over 15 years to provide seminars on the fundamentally flawed nature of the United States as a white supremacist country.
Employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been given weekly workshops on intersectionality, a hard-left academic theory that divides people into oppressors and oppressed with white, straight males representing the epitome of oppression.
The scientific community further has been infiltrated. For example, the Sandia National Laboratories, a leading nuclear safety facility, required its white executives to attend seminars that required them to deconstruct their "white privilege" and forced them, as part of their re-education, to write letters of apology to women and people of color.
Warning from Congressman
Members of Congress have also been warning the government and the public about the dangers of the anti-American training sessions.
This divisive, Marxist-inspired nonsense shouldn't receive a single taxpayer dime.
Last month, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., sought an explanation as to why Sandia National Laboratories spent taxpayer dollars to lecture its staff about "white privilege."
On Aug. 13, Hawley issued a letter to the Department of Energy (DOE), the largest funder of the Sandia National Laboratories, in which he called for "a comprehensive review of its procedures and practices to ensure that taxpayers are no longer required to fund such divisive and ineffective trainings."
"This divisive, Marxist-inspired nonsense shouldn't receive a single taxpayer dime," Hawley tweeted upon hearing of the president's directive to cancel funding across the board.
In concluding his memo, director Vought wrote, "The divisive, false and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the federal government."