- - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Freedom of thought is a precursor to all others, and it is the first target for enemies of liberty. As inconceivable as it may seem, the leftist movement to reprogram those who fail to think and act “progressively” now owns Washington. Wielding authority under the labels of racial equity and critical race theory, its practitioners are attempting to shade the concept of a colorblind society with anti-Americanism.

In one of his first acts from the Oval Office, President Biden rewarded his outer-fringe base by signing an executive order authorizing the federal government to advance “racial equity and support for underserved communities.” The measure directs all departments to “assess whether, and to what extent, its programs and policies perpetuate systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits for people of color and other underserved groups.”

“Equity” is to include “Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.”

Americans excluded from equity should recall “Animal Farm,” a scathing critique of fake socialist egalitarianism in which George Orwell reminded, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

Mr. Biden has apparently forgotten that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. It has been fortified several times since. Nonetheless, Biden bureaucrats are heretofore required to find someone, somewhere to shower with heaping helpings of “equity.” It’s just another word for payback.

Equally disturbing, Mr. Biden‘s order also inconspicuously revokes both President Trump’s ban on critical race theory and his Advisory 1776 Commission. Consequently, leftist activists are once again free to use the power of government to spew anti-American propaganda through the federal bureaucracy.

Critical race theory advances the idea that the Christian concept of human progress through love, service and forgiveness is merely a cover for White supremacy, and the law is its defender. “Justice for all” is deemed fraudulent and the entire system must be overturned. Whites — rich and poor alike — must confess their privilege.

It is an exercise in historical revisionism that the Trump 1776 Commission was empaneled to rebut. Dividing Americans by race, or any other immutable characteristic, is itself racist. Labeling the United States as systemically racist is to trample decades of progress toward racial accord embodied by the election of Barack Obama and recently, Kamala Harris.

Americans don’t need to guess why President Biden has bowed to an ideological attack on the foundations of the nation: He owes it to the extreme left-wing of the Democratic Party. His debt is greater, though, to the champions of liberty who have written the nation’s story with their blood, sweat and tears. No revision is needed.

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