Stop Coddling Communism in our Public Schools

Friday, July 17, 2020 3:00 PM

By Mario J. Lomuscio

The blood-soaked history of the 20th century serves as a mournful warning to humanity of the evils of communism. From the Holodomor, to Mao’s Great Leap Forward, to the killing fields of Khmer Rouge, to the Rhodesian Bush War, to the massacre in communist Cuba, the legacy of Marxism can be measured in the macabre masses of millions dead. The evils of this dangerous and failed ideology can not be overstated and it’s modern acolytes should be condemned in the strongest of terms. The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) however, has opted for a different approach.

In a nauseating display of “wokeness”, the WPCSS Office of Equity Affairs has established a website to “provide educators with the tools to face racism, talk to students about racism, and become allies in racial equity spaces.” On its surface, this sounds like a noble and righteous endeavor. Obviously racism is abhorrent. It should not only be discussed but it should be strongly condemned. Furthermore, creating a space of equal opportunity is part of the American creed. What is troublesome is not the noble intent visible on the exterior, but rather the underlying Marxist ideology lurking in the background and obscured from sight. An ideology that is quietly exchanging our founding principle of equal opportunity, for the Marxist tenet of equal outcome.

One does not have to scroll too far down the page to find a picture of Patrisse Collurs, Co-founder of the activist group Black Lives Matter and a self avowed Marxist. According to a recent article from by A.P. Dillon: “Cullors is notoriously anti-Israel and known for her participation in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement as well as a fan and supporter of the antisemite (Louis) Farrakhan. Cullors is a socialist, who was trained as an activist by Eric Mann of the domestic terrorist group, Weather Underground Organization. The Weather Underground is well-known for being responsible for multiple bombings, including a building in Greenwich, NY, the U.S. Capitol building, U.S. State Department building, and the Pentagon during the late 1960s and early 1970s.”

We should all condemn racism, but it’s absurd to believe we require the assistance of a sympathizer of antisemitism, a disciple of a domestic terrorist organization, and a self proclaimed “trained Marxist” in order to condemn racism. I’m deeply disturbed by the notion that such an individual was even considered as a “resource” for educators within the WCPSS. This should concern EVERY parent with a child in Wake County Public Schools.

There is a common and recurring tactic of the Marxist revolutionary which finds its roots in the Communist Manifesto. Divide and Conquer. Marx limited this principle purely to economics, whereby he divided the bourgeoisie from the proletariat (the wealthy owners of capital vs the working poor). He then set a siren call for the workers of the world to unite and violently overthrow the capitalist system. Today, that divide and conquer strategy is still in full effect except now, the Marxist revolutionaries seek to divide us by any possible means exchanging wealth for power. Now instead rich vs poor, it is the powerful vs the powerless and the privileged vs the marginalized. The Marxist seeks to segregate us by our group identity, highlight and exaggerate the disparities between groups, and then salt the wounds of the warring factions. The resulting chaos destabilizes the current system, setting in motion the catalyst to remake the civil society in the image of Marx himself.

This scenario is playing out right before our very eyes. For example: If one were to disagree with the Marxist leadership within the organization of Black Lives Matter, their intellectual argument against Marxism would be completely ignored and they would inevitably be painted as a racist and shamed into silence by the woke PC mob. Violence awaits inevitably down that road as the history of the 20th century makes abundantly clear. This divisive ideology has absolutely no place in our schools except as warning to our future generations. We cannot sit idly by while our school system cuddles up with communists, even if the intent is as agreeable as combating racism. We can unite as one people fighting against the scourge of racism without getting in bed with Marxist revolutionaries.

Faith, Unity and Love are how we can effectively combat racism. Don’t be fooled or bullied into compromising our founding principles or our Judeo-Christian heritage out of fear of the radical left’s Marxist rage mob. Let us never give into fear of what is right and just, rather let us lean on our faith. Let us search out the common humanity in the hearts of our neighbors and lift them up united as one. Finally let us love our neighbors as ourselves regardless of our differences. If we can do that, racism and Marxism will never win. Finally, as the old saying goes: “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” If you are not okay with your school mingling with Marxists, stand like a rock and fight back with Faith, Unity, and Love.