What Does “Woke” Mean? | Eastern North Carolina Now

By Patty McMurray at TGP

Woke is:

An ideology—meaning a secular religion. It’s revealed Truth; opponents are sinners, questioning is heresy, and unbelievers must be converted or destroyed.

It’s collectivist. Collective thinking rejects human individualism, herding people into broad classes based on defined characteristics–like race, sex, and religion. In classic Marxism, those groups are defined by economic status. Woke defines them by race and sorts them out by ‘privilege.’ The color of your skin does indeed define your character—forever. A wealthy black college professor outranks a poor white son of a coal miner. Collective thinking denies humans basic dignity and treats them as mere numbers. Key: it also assigns collective guilt. Another current name for collectivists is “Progressive.”

Woke is authoritarian. Collectivism is tyrannous. With no individual rights to base human dignity and freedoms on, people are simply ants to be directed by any would-be Leader.

Also, Marxist: Woke defines the world as nothing more than an arena of power. All are at war with all for dominance. The defined dominant class is at war with everybody else. Every institution, norm, faith, history, and tradition—every human endeavor—is a deliberate instrument of oppression by the dominant class. Woke defines the dominant class as “white supremacy.” Everyone else is a victim. Everything existing is fair game to be destroyed.

Woke is totalitarian. There are no innocents; there are no neutrals; nothing is non-political; everything is either an instrument of oppression or an instrument of struggle. For the defined victim class, all are permitted. For the oppressor class, any attack is fair game.


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Big Bob said:
( February 3rd, 2023 @ 8:47 am )
Maybe quoting Dr.King isn't the best idea. We shot him too.
( February 3rd, 2023 @ 7:40 am )
Dr. Martin Luther King would disagree with you, Bob. He advocated that people "be judged on the content of their character, not the color of their skin", and his neice, much more recently stated that "the only race that matters is the human race".

But the problem is, Bob, YOU are WOKE. You also push the same radical woke gender crap.
Big Bob said:
( February 2nd, 2023 @ 8:34 pm )
Race in everything. Like 130 years of Mr. Crow. Cant blame folks for being tired of it.
( February 2nd, 2023 @ 7:25 pm )
The wokesters do see race in everything, but the woke ideology is about a heck of a lot more than trying to make everything in life about race. That is only the tip of the iceberg. Radical gender theory is another big part of the woke movement, as is trying to push homosexuality into everyone's face.
Big Bob said:
( February 2nd, 2023 @ 2:09 pm )
Of course, none of this is true.

oke (/ˈwoʊk/ WOHK) is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning "alert to racial prejudice and discrimination".

Yup. That's what's got your underwear in a bunch.
( February 2nd, 2023 @ 8:31 am )
We will soon see who the "woke" are on our school board by who votes for that "woke" social studies curriculum. Then we need to vote the woke out of office in 2024.

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