Xi Van Fleet first made headlines a month ago when she passionately addressed the Loudoun County school board who are cramming critical race theory down students’ throats. Van Fleet survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China before becoming an American citizen and recognizes, all too well, the signs that that so-called revolution is happening here in the US.
Van Fleet says that the actions of the National School Boards Association and the Justice Department mirror that of the Mao movement. She warned parents and patriots to not back down. She says that the scare tactics currently used by the left to frighten parents into silence will be the end of America, as we know it if people back down now.
“When I was in China, I spent my entire school years in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, so I’m very, very familiar with the communist tactics of how to divide people, how they canceled the Chinese traditional culture and destroyed our heritage,” Xi Van Fleet told Fox News in an interview Wednesday. “All this is happening here in America.”
She said that opponents of protests against critical race theory and transgender policies are now calling parents “domestic terrorists” because calling them “racists” didn’t work.
According to TheBlaze, earlier this month, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memorandum announcing the Department of Justice is “committed to using its authority and resources” to investigate alleged threats of violence against school officials. The directive came in response to a letter from the National School Boards Association that claimed school officials nationwide were “under immediate threat” because of rowdy protests by concerned parents and residents.
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The NSBA letter cited more than 20 examples of disorderly conduct or protests at school board meetings that involved intimidation, threats, or violence, likening these incidents to “domestic terrorism” or “hate crimes.”
Critics blasted the letter and the DOJ’s response, accusing the Biden administration of demonizing concerned parents and arguing it is not the role of the federal government to police school board meetings and that local law enforcement is more then capable of handling threats against school officials.
“I have to say, this will backfire. If intimidation works, America has fallen a long time ago,” Van Fleet said.
“I do have a question: What’s [the] next step? Is the Tiananmen Square crackdown the next, or the parents who one day risked their lives just to speak out for the children? That’s why I’m here,” she added.
Van Fleet warned fellow parents to not be too afraid to speak up. Our future depends on it, she added.
“For me, I’m fighting it because it is about our future. The future of this country. So we cannot be intimidated.”
The left continues to push CRT across the Nation. The racist theory categorizes children by race and teaches them that skin tone determines whether a person is bad, or not—Not their actions or character.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.