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Author Douglas Murray argued Thursday on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” that the ideas behind critical race theory and the 1619 Project “don’t make sense.” Murray explained one of the key themes exposed in his new book “The War Against the West.”
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DOUGLAS MURRAY: Well, here’s what makes absolutely no sense is to decide that you’re just not good as a country of America. It makes no sense to me. And this idea originated here in the United States and spread throughout the western world. And this has daily repercussions, not only in America, but throughout the free West. We’re in a very, very dangerous position in America where, as you say, the 1619 project pumped up by the New York Times, once considered the go-to newspaper in America, decides that they’re going to reframe the founding date of the ‘America . Now, this is just the beginning. As you know, you go through the CRT taught in schools, you see that as I describe it, the war on white people where white students are told they are guilty because of the color of their skin.
What a horrible thing to say to a child. Or if it was said about black children, we would rightly say that is a racist thing to say. And yet, white children are told that there is something wrong with them because they were born white. White people in America have pathologized, we’re told people have, well, not just white guilt, but white frailty, white tears, missing white woman syndrome, and then white rage. And it is not marginal. It was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last year, Mark Milley, who spoke to Congress about it. You have people from the West being attacked in the West and then everything in our history, everything is attacked. And why would you be able to make good decisions in the present if you decided that everything and everyone in the American past was rotten?
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