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Truthout - March 14, 2022

“We have no choice” but to ban CRT lessons, Trump insisted during the rally. “The fate of any nation ultimately depends on the willingness of its citizens to lay down and they must do this — lay down their very lives to defend their country.”

At a rally on Saturday in Florence, South Carolina, former President Donald Trump condemned Critical Race Theory (CRT), wrongly portraying the academic discipline as a social ill that is harming the nation.

Trump attacked the theory, which is usually reserved for advanced college classes, by falsely claiming that it is indoctrinating K-12 schoolchildren across the country with socialist ideals. He also said that ensuring that Critical Race Theory remains out of classrooms is a “matter of national survival.”

“We have no choice” but to ban CRT lessons, Trump insisted during the rally. “The fate of any nation ultimately depends on the willingness of its citizens to lay down and they must do this — lay down their very lives to defend their country.”

“If we allow the Marxists and commies and socialists to teach our children to hate America, there will be no one left to defend our flag or to protect our great country or its freedom,” Trump added.

Aside from the obvious red-baiting, Trump’s incendiary words were reminiscent of his call to action on January 6, 2021, which led to hundreds of his loyalists breaching the U.S. Capitol building to interrupt the certification of the 2020 presidential election. ...
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