Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Anatomy of the Woke Madness: How did such collective madness infect a once pragmatic and commonsensical America?

Wokeism has become our most popular secular religion—at least for a moment dethroning climate change. It reduces all of the past and present into puerile binaries between “whites” and “non-whites.”

Its aim is for the present generation to rewrite our history—whether by The 1619 Project and cancel culture or iconoclastic statue-toppling and Trotskyization of names and places. Wokeism becomes a child’s morality tale of noble non-white victims versus villainous white victimizers. Erasing the past and its language supposedly fuels a recalibration of the future, all in the here and now, a holy Year Zero

In the process, wokeism has done a lot of damage to America, and will do even more if left unchecked. Here are its chief characteristics. 

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  1. With all respect to VDH, "wokeism" not about erasing the past, it's about *overwriting* history. Our rulers don't want Forrest, or Davis, or whomever, forgotten and never mentioned again. They want to retcon a different past wherein those men are slandered and libeled with crimes and sins they never committed. (This is also why Judah Benjamin has disappeared. He's "problematic" as they say.)

  2. Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.....

  3. It has been built in our public education system by the communists for many, many years.

  4. 50+ years of communist ideological facilitators in our education system. It started with the universities and generations of the products of that indoctrination have now brought it down to the kindergartens.