Why I Don’t Take Critical Theorists Seriously: Reason Five
I already covered how critical theorists, by their own logic, are more racist than Archie Bunker. I have already covered how Critical Theory is just a religion. I have already covered how they dishonestly redefine terms to fit their agenda. And I have covered how they pursue something called “social justice” which cannot exist. But today, I want to show, even when we ignore all of this, there is no need to take them seriously, because they don’t even take themselves seriously.
Critical theorists stress the need to “disrupt” various institutions advantaged by the patriarchy or by white supremacy. They will use phrases like “disrupt the whiteness,” or “disrupt the patriarchy,” or “disrupt the status quo.”
As a libertarian, I can get behind disrupting the status quo. However, critical theorists are not serious about their desire to disrupt anything, other than the convenience of their neighbors’ travel.
When Donald Trump challenges the election results, critical theorists complain that he “undermines faith in the electoral system.” When he uses Twitter, he “stains the dignity of the Presidency.” When he criticizes the media, he “undermines the free press.”
If we take the critical theorists seriously, we must recognize that the electoral process, the office of the presidency, and the media are all institutions stained by racism. Therefore, one would expect to see Trump’s supposed challenges to these institutions celebrated as triumphs for “social justice.” However, critical theorists do not even take their own rhetoric seriously. To them, “disrupting the system,” only means working within that system to reach their desired outcomes.
There can be no greater evidence of this than the fact that they celebrated the election of Joe Biden, the author of the 1994 Crime Bill, which expanded unjust sentencing for drug crimes. This legislation disproportionately affected people of color and people of poverty. Joe Biden, who has always supported the warfare establishment, was somehow the champion of the critical theorists. Joe Biden, who was endorsed by every establishment newspaper, every establishment tech firm, every establishment corporation, was simultaneously endorsed by those who cried, “disrupt the establishment.”
Trump, who spent four years in office actually trying to disrupt the establishment, was their greatest villain.
This can only be explained if those spouting the rhetoric of critical theory do not even take themselves seriously. It’s not about disrupting anything. It’s about advancing the march toward socialism.