Brent Bozell: Woke Movements Attack America on Constitutional, Cultural, and Spiritual Front

By Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.
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February 17, 2022Updated: February 17, 2022

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell told EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program in an interview that while the far-left has been attacking the nation on a cultural, constitutional, and spiritual front, the attacks haven’t been well received and hope remains in sight for the future of the United States.

Bozell described the United States as being in a “cultural” existential crisis, whereby various leftist movements “attempt to dissolve the United States of America.”

For example, the critical race theory (CRT) movement seeks to “teach a new generation of Americans that America is a bad nation” based on “racism,” thereby teaching youth to reject the Constitution, Bozell told Crossroads host Joshua Philipp.

“It attempts to teach a new generation of Americans that America is a bad nation, that America is based on racism. So what’s the solution? The solution is [The] 1619 Project,” Bozell said.

Spearheaded by Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times, The 1619 Project is known for portraying the United States as an inherently racist nation founded on slavery. It’s made up of a collection of essays that argue, among many other controversial claims, that the real reason for the American Revolution was to preserve slavery and that slavery was the primary driver of U.S. capitalism during the 19th century.

The perceived inequalities have been exacerbated by the “signature of entitlement” in a “socialist society” created today by state-funded social programs, whereby the “government gives you everything you need,” Bozell said.

“The bad news is it gives it to you on its timetable, and should you on your own succeed, you’re taxed to death, and it’s taken back away from you.”

He also said we should reclaim the “era of responsibility” and allow big government to take the backseat.

Rather than rejecting America’s founding principles, Bozell said Americans should look at the United States with “aspiration” from the “standpoint of innocence, goodness, and honor.”

CRT is currently being pushed in every institution, from schools to the military and from businesses to online platforms. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has defended both The 1619 Project and critical race theory.

Numerous states have enacted laws to combat ideologies conveyed by CRT, including Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina.

College enrollments have also seen a 10 percent drop, which Bozell said has been the result of pushing agendas such as CRT.

Transgender Agenda Destroys Nation’s Spiritual Backbone

In addition, a pro-transgender agenda is a “spiritual attack” to “dissolve Christian underpinnings” and in turn destroy the “infrastructure of the United States,” according to Bozell.

In January 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation” on the first day of his presidency.

“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports. Adults should be able to earn a living and pursue a vocation knowing that they will not be fired, demoted, or mistreated because of whom they go home to or because how they dress does not conform to sex-based stereotypes. People should be able to access healthcare and secure a roof over their heads without being subjected to sex discrimination. All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation,” the executive order reads.

The transgender movement has come under fire recently by British sports governing bodies for fueling unfairness by allowing transgender women to compete in the same sporting categories as natal women.

A September 2021 review by the Sports Council Equality Group (SCEG) states that testosterone suppression is “unlikely to guarantee fairness between transgender women and natal females in gender-affected sports,” because there are retained differences in strength, stamina, and physique between natural-born females and males, “with or without testosterone suppression.”

Schools have been accused of helping children turn transgender while deliberately withholding information from parents.

Bill Pan and Isabel Van Brugen contributed to this report.