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HRC is not Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood

To the editor:

I would like to respond to the letter from Patricia Missling on April 5. It would be wonderful if the Human Right Commission’s goal was nothing more than to encourage people to adopt Mr. Rodgers’ philosophy of being kind and tolerant toward your neighbor. If their program were nothing more than that, I would be on board 100%.

Unfortunately, there is more to it than that. In the past months the HRC has made public statements that clearly demonstrate that they hold to certain radical views of American society, and that they intend to make propaganda for those views.

For example, they have publicly expressed their belief that our society is “systemically racist.” This statement is built on the neo-Marxist fiction that whites have constructed our society to benefit whites, and that we need to engage in a class struggle against “whiteness” in order to achieve “social justice” in our society.

Another example: The HRC has publicly asserted that there are more than just two genders. This statement links the HRC with the tenets of “critical queer theory.” A central idea of this theory is that those who are “normal” have created and established an ideology in our society that gives economic and social benefits to those who are considered normal, while those who are not considered normal are excluded. This theory calls for a class struggle against all current concepts of “normal.” Their goal is to restructure society in such a way that nothing is considered abnormal, perverted, or deviant. So they fight to rid us of the “normal” idea that there are just two genders.

These radical views, along with numerous other critical theories, constitute a belief system. The HRC intends to begin the process of indoctrinating the public into this belief system through their four diversity, equity and inclusion sessions.

It doesn’t take four long sessions if your goal is to encourage people to be kind to one another, as Mr. Rodgers did. It does if your goal is to indoctrinate people into a belief system.

Michael Thom

New Ulm

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