Look at these grotesque goobers…

Standing among cheering rubes, Ron DeSantis demonstrates yet again why it’s so important for grown-ass adults to examine the racist frameworks in which our legal and educational systems are embedded:

This new round of honest-to-dog gubmint censorship and cancel culture isn’t just about schools, though that’s the main focus. DeSantis is also asking the Republican-controlled statehouse to ban CRT from private businesses because, as everyone knows, Edmund Burke was all about policing corporate HR programs. From The Orlando Sentinel:

TALLAHASSEE — Critical race theory shouldn’t be taught to Florida’s children or workers, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday, and he’ll seek legislation next month to ban a practice that is stirring debate nationwide.

He also wants parents to be able to sue schools suspected of teaching the theory and receive attorney’s fees.

“In Florida, we are taking a stand against the state-sanctioned racism that is critical race theory,” DeSantis said at an event before cheering supporters in Wildwood. “We won’t allow Florida tax dollars to be spent teaching kids to hate our country or to hate each other…”

DeSantis wants the Legislature to codify that rule into state law when lawmakers convene their 60-day regular session starting Jan. 11. But he also wants them to go further and ban CRT from being used in seminars and training sessions for K-12 school employees and in all workplaces in the state.

The attorney’s fees part of the scheme will unleash partisan nutcases like the so-called “Moms for Liberty” to intimidate school administrators and teachers. My guess is it will work. Even if lessons are certified 100% CRT-free, no one wants to invite the hordes of screechers to come down on their school or workplace.

I wonder if the anti-woke Substackers who constantly bemoan the “self-censorship” they supposedly endured at prestigious, well-compensated media perches they formerly or currently occupy will take up Florida teachers’ free speech cause? Haha, of course they won’t.

Open thread.

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