The main reason wokeism is so dangerous is simply this, it is an off shoot of CRT (Critical Race Theory) and you can find it in almost everything from our public schools to your local governments, from small businesses being pressured to large corporations, from Hollywood to nearly all sports, from our churches to the federal government, even now it’s worming it’s way into our military, CIA, FBI, DOJ, and yes, even in our local police! This is a seven part series that I hope will fully educate you on wokeism and the truth that if it’s not stopped, our country will be gone, perhaps forever! These are facts presented here not some conspiracy theory.
From as far back as 1776 up through today, America and the world has witnessed a wide spectrum of totalitarian ideologies, movements, and governments, on both the left and the right, as well those not fully illiberal but with authoritarian tendencies. Never, however, did any such movement come close to overturning America’s global power, nor accumulate enough power to cause the guillotine of silence, motivated by fear, to descend onto its own population and institutions. We are in the midst of a Great Silencing, the quashing of all voices from both our present and our past. We have been watching for years, both communists and fascists and other “cult-like” enterprises big and small try to fundamentally change America and sadly kept telling ourselves that it couldn’t happen here and to this point it never did happen. Until now, this loud minority never had the power that we now see that it seems to have. Now, these same kind of people with the same ideologies have become so powerful that they are literally strangling any public discourse against their beliefs. and are so powerful now they feel they have the right to demand absolute obedience to their beliefs from the entire populace of this country, and sadly, too many of us are cowing down to their demands. All the PC, the banning of certain people, certain language, movies, books, and the like, is all about wokeism which is all about totalitarianism.
If we are to preclude the rise of this new totalitarian form of governance in our country as the successor to the failed neoliberal oligarchical state we have now, it is necessary that we act resolutely and forcefully while it is still possible to divert it from taking up the main position in our long-term individual and collective futures.
Current characteristics that define their ideology and identity loudly say who they are, which is totalitarians. They are also relatively organized for a group that seemingly has no true leader, which seems to be a typical characteristic of these 21st century Western political movements so far.
Historically, these types of movements and ideologies, have not been able to take root except in the presence of already permissive environments of fading or faded authority. Generally, healthy democracies or republics will automatically repel and reject them outright as preposterous and immediately relegate them to the fringes of the political discourse, in those spaces where Wokeness has taken hold, not only in the United States but throughout the Western world, we no longer have healthy, functioning democracies or republics like the U.S.
Wokeism is now deep into the process of filling the “void” with methodologies and objectives that bear likeness of the classic hallmarks of totalitarianism . This wokeism has strategic objectives of grand civilizational scope that involve the re-structuring, re-definition, and rigid, arbitrary classification of our populace, and with it, the common lens through which we should see ourselves as a society. Wokeism employs complex almost gymnastic like contortions of one’s thought, the English language (“Political Correctness & “Cancel Culture”), and this leaves any populace quite vulnerable to being easily herded into strict, unthinking compliance with its demands. Nothing is left to chance: Woke advocacy is followed up with a feverish society wide indoctrination campaign designed to compel absolute allegiance to its authority, while simultaneously unleashing unto the unwitting populace its brutally efficient deterrence and enforcement mechanisms, designed to close down all possible avenues of conscientious objection and dissenting opinion. (Any of this sounding familiar?)
Wokeism is nothing less than unilaterally tear down, and to re-structure, the entirety of our human environment—this includes all society, culture, customs, ethics, and politics in the United States and across the Western world—to fall into alignment with whatever arbitrary contours it desires. it’s overall desire is to get rid of Western civilization as we know it, this includes the past, present, and the future. They consider “whiteness” the original sin of their “Woke” doctrine. They’ve changed the meaning of the adjective “racist” to “Woke” and then re-defined “anti-racist” to mean in reality “anti-whiteness”. Wokeness is more aligned with a philosophical post-modern, pre-Enlightenment mindset. They denounce any rational objectivity and call it “white philosophy”. Their overall goal is to tear down the enemy which is Western civilization, dichotomies (men and women) and ethical systems that rely a lot on postmodernism. This type of philosophy absolutely hates dichotomies (Why do you think they push transgender issues, same sex marriages, etc.). The ideologies that they believe in are actually very close to the type of totalitarianism of ISIS.
Those who are ‘woke are arrogant and have an attitude of unchallengeable self-righteousness, instead of being willing to fit the needs of modern Western civilization it finds and then actually exercises their perceived to be rights and authority to re-design society and every individual that is part of that society in whatever way they want. They do NOT negotiate their demands from us, instead, they just execute their demands.
Any totalitarian movement will always begin the process of their ideological architectures by compartmentalizing the entirety of their would be subjects by creating and putting people into their “honored groups” and putting others into their “dishonored groups”. This functions the same way as “in groups” and “out groups”. They then place their own newly-created friend/enemy dichotomies at the heart of their claims to cultural legitimacy, and ultimately, political authority. (Any of this look and sound familiar? If not, where you been living? Under a rock?)
As much as they won’t admit it, American all through her history, has always tried to move in favor of including everyone under its umbrella, starting with the emancipation of the black slaves, and continuing with the achievement of women’s suffrage, and eventually, universal suffrage. Totalitarian movements such as “wokeism” does just the opposite, once it becomes possible, this type of movement will ALWAYS move in the opposite direction, even hardening their own self-created dichotomies that actually form the original basis for their entire existence.
Historically communist ideology always organized themselves around “class-based” dichotomies that relate to the ownership of economic means of production, placed workers in the honored group category and the capitalists and owners of capital would be put in the dishonored group. Historically fascists grounded themselves in race- and ethnicity-based dichotomies. As you can see then, “wokeism” is a combination of these two. As a movement they fully stick to the totalitarian pattern of basing its core claim to authority on the coercive re-classification of an entire populace and putting them into its own “friend/enemy compartments or groups”
Let’s look at the wokeism compartments as they exist today in our country. There’s the honored group category and highest level of honor goes to blacks and indigenous people and the second highest level consists of people of other races or ethnic ancestries which basically means displaying different shades of brown skin colors. Others that fit in this second category are those who are self-declared transsexuals of any color or race. As for the dishonored group categories which also attach the label “privilege”, you’ll find white men and women as first an foremost at the top of the list. Then others included in this group would be people of other racial and/or ethnic descent who displayer lighter skin color who can pass as white. This includes light skinned Spanish speaking people, Iranians, Arabs, and Central Asians. They will also include any brown colored people who decided to fully assimilate into the American culture and they don’t see themselves as part of any group that’s being oppressed.
Wokeism also has sexual hierarchies that have turned women and gays both into dishonored people because of their conservative views. Women in particular are lumped in here if they speak English, have conservative ideals, in fact they are the lowest of the low and they neither are given status and their existence even isn’t recognized. Same goes for men, a black man will be given a higher status than a white male by birth transsexual because he’s white. In the end, the main factor in wokeism is race.
Wokeism advocates for a kind of racial socialism they are now calling “racial equity” where they believe that wealth must be re-distributed along racial lines. Wokeism differs from old communism and fascism a little because the main thing is that an “acceptable person” is defined as a person who agrees to accept, cherish, respect, and prioritize, over and above any other values he may have had before, the Woke honored group and dishonored group classifications, and to agree to re-structure all of society, and all facets of his day-to-day life, around them. In return, these individuals are granted the right to live normal lives, or what we would call “the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This right does not exist in Wokeness by default, not even for honored group members, and consequently, individuals Wokeness deems unacceptable are not entitled to it.
An unacceptable individual, by contrast, is defined as anyone whose speech or actions demonstrate opposition to the new Woke social contract. Dishonored group members, of course, are held to a higher standard. They may be deemed unacceptable even if they accept Wokeness but stray from, neglect to heed, or otherwise are felt to be in a state of non-compliance with universal or personalized Woke commands. In general, individuals are deemed unacceptable because they stand accused of thinking unacceptable thoughts and vocalizing unacceptable speech.
Wokeness terms these “problematic thoughts,” “problematic speech,” and the people who think and speak them “problematic individuals.” Accused individuals are automatically guilty. Once a person is so labelled and the news has spread through the Internet to the Woke mob, there are no second chances, no possibility of redemption, and no hint of mercy.
Quite often when there are marches, rallies, and other in-person venues, members of racially dishonored groups are physically segregated from the racially honored-group members and/or disallowed from showing their support for them in high-profile ways in their presence (e.g., leading chants, standing or walking at the front of the march, carrying certain types of signs, etc.). In every way, these “allies,” these dishonored friends of Wokeness, are looked on with a degree of contempt for their alleged hypocrisy (if they’re white, they’re still Woke-defined “racists”) and probably also for their willingness to self-deprecate at this level, which is human nature. In any case, they are barely tolerated, explicitly not honored or credited with their participation in enforcement roles, are sometimes used as human shields, and are always treated as individually expendable.
This ends the first part of my seven part series on wokeism.
“Choosing ignorance over knowledge is one reason why we are where we are today in this country.”