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"Critical Race Theory"

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Jul 13, 2022 at 10:18

"Critical Race Theory" in the USA is roughly a transformation of Soviet era ideology to defend "people of color" against the so-called "white man." At it's root is the contradiction that, on the one hand, there is no such thing is race (there is no scientific difference between white and color) and, on the other hand, that people of color are the victims of white people's institutional racism.

Yet because Western Europeans and Ukrainians look white (as most Russiand do as well), there should not matter that the majority "colored world" (Africa and Asia) has no sympathy for the plight of the minority "white world" in Europe.

Unfortunately, American Slavery and Racism and the Nazi Holocaust have obsured the fact the Modernity, the Renaissance, the Enlightement, the Industrial Revolution, Science, Democracy, etc., are the product of the people who are struggling for survival against the onslaught of People of Color. This is not about Race. This is about Culture and Civilization.

Ironically, Russia certainly looks White, but it's Culture is not. Peter the Great tried to make it so, but he has failed, especially when St. Petersberg became Stalingrad. Maybe when or if Ruler Putin falls will Russia join the West against "Yellow" China. Of course, race is essentially irrelevant, but China's Culture isn't that of White Democratic Europe (European Union) or the Americas.

Racism makes it very difficult to assert the empirical fact that the Modern World is the product of the "white people" such as the Ukrainians, against the onslaught of the mostly other, Asiatic "white people" living now in the Russian Federation under the Autocrat Putin who, by the way, flooded Europe with the first wave of "non-white" migrants out of Asia, the Syrians.

Putin's racial views, by the way, assert that the Ukrainian is essentially a Russian by blood and history. But that has not stopped him from killing these "white brothers and sisters."

So ultimately, in Putin's "special operation" the relevance of race is a smokescreen for what's really at stake, which is Human Rights and the Rights of the Individual against the State of the Russian Federation (Christian but Russian Orthodox) under Ruler Putin.

Blindly, I think, Putin does not see that he has single-handedly empowered Europe with Millions of White Eukrainian Democratic Ukrainians who now hate the Christian Orthodox White Russians. In the long run, therefore, White Western Europe should prevail over Dark and therefore Black White Russia. What's Black and White should be Red (or Read) All Over. The flood of non-European migrants or immigrants in the millions can only dilute Europe of its cultural accomplishment (maybe return genital mutilation, for example). But Ukrainians will more likely preserve the clits of their young girls. It is non-white Islam which has tolerated this cultural practice, not Jewish or Christian Europe.

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