For what seems like a lifetime now, the term “woke” for better or worse, has been in our everyday vocabulary. Picking a definition online, it says that being “woke” is the following:
“Woke (/ˈwoʊk/ WOHK) is a political term originating in the United States referring to a perceived awareness of issues concerning social justice and racial justice.”
Social Justice Warriors, meaning the radical left, have taken this term and turned into something insidious and corrupt. BLM, ANTIFA and the left have used the word to subjugate what at first was only white people, but now it is basically anyone they don’t agree with. This even applies to their own. One thing we have seen as a result of these movements is that the left will gladly sacrifice their own in the name of “social justice.”
We see the results of woke behavior all the time in academia, with the students in colleges and high schools. Students and staff alike are told that if they don’t bow to the whims of the “woke” then you are therefore canceled and as a result, ridiculed and verbally abused by the SJW’s and as a result, persona non grata.
The first that time that it was apparent that woke behavior was out of control was during the height of the summer when BLM demanded that white folks apologize for 400 years of slavery and racism. It was sickening to see people on their knees, begging BLM for forgiveness. One thing that always amazes me is that no one on the face of the earth was alive when slaves (In America) were owned, and none of the members of BLM were ever owned as slaves. So, what were they apologizing for? White privilege? Sorry but it doesn’t exist.
They were apologizing in the hopes that they would become one of the accepted and chosen on the left.
This also goes for gay and trans folks. Now before any SJW’s out there have a fit, I really don’t care what you do with your life or your body. You get that? I don’t care. But you also hold no moral authority over me to tell me that I have to believe what you do or that I have to agree with what you believe. That is my freedom as an American. I have the ability to think, say and do as I please unless I am threatening you.
To further clarify, if what I say “triggers” you in any way, that is YOUR issue, not mine. The fact that people on the left are so easily threatened and upset by those who hold a differing opinion means only one thing, that they are the close minded individuals and want only one thing, power over those they hold in contempt.
So, you will have to forgive me if I don’t kowtow to groups and people who think that shaming people into agreeing with them is appropriate. One thing that I have that the left never will, is the ability to independently think for myself. Say what you will, but my self respect will be intact.
SJW’s, unfortunately, no matter who they affiliate with, will continue bullying those who oppose them until people decide that enough is enough.