We’re the enemies of a transnational power structure that considers our existence inherently problematic, which includes all vestiges of our faith and culture. At this point, only the most marginal utility is offered by covering what we already know. What’s more interesting are the plans for replacing us.
Here are some excerpts from an article in City Journal about a new statewide ethnic studies curriculum the California Department of Education will vote on next week:
The ultimate goal is to “decolonize” American society and establish a new regime of “countergenocide” and “counterhegemony,” which will displace white Christian culture and lead to the “regeneration of indigenous epistemic and cultural futurity.”
If this is a turgid way of saying they’ll be learning to rap about one’s penis, I can see implementation as a realistic possibility. Let’s delve a bit further:
The curriculum recommends that teachers lead their students in a series of indigenous songs, chants, and affirmations, including the “In Lak Ech Affirmation,” which appeals directly to the Aztec gods.
Church, state, Constitution or something. It’s time to get these colonial notions out of our heads. Speaking of heads………
Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka—whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism—asking him for the power to be “warriors” for “social justice.”
The absence of reading material in this curriculum is rather prominent, but education should be conducted free of the constraints imposed by white supremacy. Just FYI, reading your child a book at night is perpetuating oppression.
Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and “a revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule.
Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto (2006) was a tremendous movie. If I got drunk, I’d have a blast teaching this class. Especially, if I had a costume with a ceremonial axe or some cool gear like that. Getting “muy borracho” and doing things that wouldn’t be acceptable in the Anglosphere, like plowing your car into someone’s living room, is an integral part of their culture.
Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for “liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in pursuit of ultimate “critical consciousness.”
The demographic trend in California is that the only white people who’ll be left are those dwelling in gated communities and mansions. This curriculum doesn’t seem designed to create a perpetual brown underclass to serve as a compliant supply of cheap domestic labor. In the final analysis, it’s fine by me.