Xi Van Fleet has experienced communism first hand. She came over to the United States many years ago after enduring the Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China. She understands how communism is inserted into society, and she’s seeing the U.S. heading in that direction.
With the Virginia school board now supporting the controversial critical race theory, Van Fleet took it upon herself to speak at a public school board meeting on Tuesday. And she completely shredded any and all support for teaching critical race theory to our youth.
“I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools,” Xi Van Fleet told the Loudoun County School Board members, via Fox News. “You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history.”
Oh yeah, buckle in, folks. She’s just getting started here.
As mentioned previously, Van Fleet is a first-hand witness to the atrocities that occurred during China’s Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976. During that period, anywhere from 500,000 to 20 million people died from a Mao-led purge, according to Fox News. We don’t have the exact numbers due to the suppression of that information, but we know it devastated the country.
Van Fleet is now seeing some similarities between how that purge began and what is now being pushed in schools with critical race theory and other dividing methods.
“The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people,” she said. “The only difference is they used class instead of race.”
She speaks of witnessing students and teachers turning against each other and changing school names to be politically correct. Sound familiar?
“We were taught to denounce our heritage, and Red Guards destroyed anything that is not communist … old statues, books and anything else,” she continued. “We were also encouraged to report on each other, just like the Student Equity Ambassador program and the bias reporting system.
“This is indeed the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The critical race theory has its roots in cultural Marxism. It should have no place in our school.”
Talk about a mic drop moment.
The similarities that Van Fleet notes are scary, but such a scare is necessary. The time to fight against things such as critical race theory is now, not when it’s already been embedded into our school systems and teaching methods. Good on her for standing up and speaking out.
Watch a brave parent who grew up in Mao’s China point out all of the identical traits b/n the Cultural Revolution and what LCPS, and really every school system, are doing through the use of CRT. pic.twitter.com/zH7XuyBmW6
— The Virginia Project UAC (@TVPUAC) June 9, 2021