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Critical Consciousness: The Left’s New Buzzword in its Battle Against Children

by | Mar 22, 2023 | Abortion, Cult, Feminism, LGBTQ Issues, News, Politics, Religion, Social Justice, Social-Issues | 0 comments

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The left has adopted a new term to further its agenda of indoctrinating children into non-traditional and non-Christian lifestyles. This movement is aimed at promoting political and social ideas that align with various Marxian theories, including queer theory and critical race theory. Although the term itself is not new, it has been embraced and popularized by activists seeking to advance different narratives.

The term in question is “critical consciousness,” which has been widely adopted and expanded by scholars and activists across various disciplines. While the term may appear to represent a benign concept, such as critical thinking, at first, closer examination reveals that this movement has a concerning and harmful nature.

The concept of critical consciousness was popularized by Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” However, the movement has now expanded beyond Freire’s original work and encompasses a variety of ideologies that challenge traditional beliefs and values.

At its core, the concept of critical consciousness is founded on the idea that traditional education systems perpetuate social and economic inequalities by maintaining power imbalances between teachers and students. Freire proposed a new approach to education, which he called “critical pedagogy,” that aimed to empower students to become “critically aware” of their social and political environment and to take action to challenge injustice and inequality.

Since its introduction by Freire, this approach has been developed and expanded by numerous scholars and activists around the world. It has been applied to a wide range of fields, including education, social work, psychology, sociology, and political science. However, despite its growing popularity, critical consciousness has several fundamental flaws that must be addressed.

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The notion of critical consciousness posits that people who are deemed to be “marginalized” or “oppressed” by the very virtue of their ranking on the intersectionality scale must maintain an acute awareness at all times of the presence of various forms of oppression that supposedly pervade all societal structures. This framework further posits that these structures are intrinsically designed to uphold and safeguard the power structures of the oppressors. However, it is important to understand that this theory and its ideas, like its various cousins, do not rely on factual statistics or objective evidence to support the theory; rather, it leans heavily on anecdotal evidence and personal experience.

Critical consciousness operates by urging people to identify themselves primarily as victims of societal power structures, with a primary focus on their perceived social, economic, and political disadvantages. This victim mentality is encouraged by promoting a worldview in which every aspect of their life is subject to the oppressive structures imposed by society. Consequently, people begin to view themselves as disempowered and helpless, without the ability to create positive change or to improve their situation. This, in turn, erodes their sense of agency, self-determination, and personal responsibility, and undermines the foundations of personal accountability and self-reliance.

This victim mentality advanced by the left further weakens the societal structures that it purports to address. This is because these ideas tend to always shift the focus away from personal responsibility and self-improvement towards a narrative of structural oppression, which leads to a culture of blame and finger-pointing. By emphasizing victimhood over personal responsibility, critical consciousness weakens the very societal structures that people rely on to promote growth and progress. Rather than inspiring people to take ownership of their lives and to strive for success through personal effort and responsibility, critical consciousness encourages people to adopt a passive and helpless mentality, which ultimately undermines the vitality of society as a whole.

The divisive nature of this movement can be attributed to its inherent focus on power structures and social inequalities. This approach often creates a sense of resentment and division between different groups in society, as it pits people against one another in a struggle for power and resources. The emphasis on power dynamics and oppression can create an “us versus them” mentality, where people view themselves as part of a marginalized group and others as part of the oppressor group.

This approach has serious consequences for social cohesion and actual progress. By perpetuating a sense of resentment and division, critical consciousness can hinder efforts to build bridges and foster understanding between different groups in society. This can lead to a breakdown in communication and collaboration, making it difficult to achieve shared goals and make meaningful progress towards social justice and equality.

The focus on power structures and social inequalities can lead to an oversimplified understanding of complex social issues. This approach often ignores the nuanced and multifaceted nature of social problems, reducing them to simplistic narratives of oppression and victimhood. This oversimplification can create a distorted view of social dynamics and perpetuate stereotypes and prejudices, further fueling division and resentment.

The anti-American nature of critical consciousness lies in its fundamental challenge to the narratives and institutions that are essential to American values and identity. It propagates a highly critical and skeptical view of America’s traditional political, social, and economic systems, arguing that they have been responsible for oppression and inequality. This approach tends to focus exclusively on the flaws of American society, leading to a distorted view of the country’s history and values.

By portraying America’s institutions and systems as inherently oppressive, critical consciousness undermines the trust and respect that are necessary for social cohesion and national unity. It encourages people to view their fellow citizens as oppressors or victims, leading to the creation of increasingly polarized and antagonistic groups. This ultimately weakens America’s social fabric and undermines the principles of democracy, which rely on a shared sense of values and mutual respect.

Furthermore, it undeniably promotes the idea that America’s history and values are inherently racist, sexist, and oppressive. This view discounts the progress that has been made in terms of equality and social justice and diminishes the importance of America’s founding principles of freedom, equality, and justice. This lack of appreciation for America’s unique and positive contributions to the world further undermines the unity and strength of the country.

In addition, it promotes political correctness, which leads to the censoring of certain viewpoints and the promotion of a particular ideology. This not only undermines the freedom of speech and expression but also limits intellectual and academic diversity, stifling creative thought and intellectual growth.

Critical consciousness is a threat to free speech, as it creates an environment in which certain ideas and perspectives are considered off-limits or taboo. This leads to self-censorship and a culture of fear, ultimately undermining the principles of open debate and intellectual freedom that are essential for democratic societies.

It is also worth noting that the movement has a troubling history, particularly when it comes to its implementation in education. In recent years, the term “critical consciousness” has become more mainstream and has been adopted by a growing number of organizations and institutions. For example, critical consciousness is now a key component of many diversity and inclusion programs in corporate and non-profit settings, as well as in social justice and activism movements.

The impact of these dangerous ideas on the school system and children cannot be understated, as it undermines biblical values and forces society, especially children, to not only tolerate but celebrate aberrant sexuality. By promoting homo-normative learning environments for LGBTQ+ students, critical consciousness advocates for the acceptance of alternative lifestyles and sexual practices that are destructive to society and deadly to those who embrace them.

As the idea of critical consciousness infiltrates the school system, it presents a direct challenge to the traditional heteronormative assumptions about family, gender, and sexuality, which are fundamental to the fabric of our society and creates a culture where these values are not only ignored but also denigrated, leading to a breakdown in moral standards and social cohesion. The consequences of promoting this throughout the school system can be seen in the highly controversial and polarizing ideas being taught, such as the promotion of gender-neutral pronouns and the denigration of traditional family structures.

By promoting such ideas, critical consciousness seeks to blur the lines between right and wrong, good and evil, thereby creating confusion in the minds of children and undermining their ability to make sound moral judgments. As a result, children are being taught a skewed and distorted view of the world, which is contrary to the values and beliefs of many parents and communities.

The bottom line is that this new idea is a form of child grooming, indoctrinating children to look at the world through the lens of queer theory and its other various forms of critical theory, and become soldiers in the left’s war against traditional values that have kept this nation alive for as long as it has. It is a direct attack against the Church, the Bible, and against God Himself, and we believe you should be prepared to push back against it.

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