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COMMENTARY: You Are Not In Touch If You Are Not ‘Woke,’ So Say the Radical Elite


WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 27 — Forget what your English teacher told you; the word woke is no longer the past tense of wake; it has new meaning. As awkward as it may sound, the modern, distorted meaning of the word is “to be aware.” In other words, if you are not woke, you are not aware that you will soon awaken to a new dialogical reality. At least, it is the purpose for which it has been thrust upon America’s younger generations: to lure them on the road to socialism.

It’s not a new concept. George Orwell thought it up when he wrote his cautionary novel 1984 and introduced us to the fictional language of a totalitarian superstate called Oceania. The powers that be in Oceania created what they called Newspeak– a way of twisting words in order to make it easier for the socialist masters to control the masses. Woke is just another word for Newspeak and is intended to indoctrinate Americans when they are young and impressionable by brainwashing them into rejecting the American dream. The idea is: who controls the words controls the past, present, and future. They use woke-words to disassemble and divide.

And it appears to be working because a Fox News poll conducted just last week found that the progressive element of the Democratic Party is fast gaining control. It showed that the majority of voters who identify themselves as Democrats have acquired a newfound taste for socialism. “Fifty-nine percent of registered Democratic voters who participated had a positive view of socialism, compared to just 49% who felt that way about capitalism.” The pollsters noted that the new poll showed a “sharp reversal from just a year and a half ago …. In February 2020, when the question was last asked, 50% of Democrats who participated said they had a favorable view of capitalism, with just 40% saying the same about socialism.”

It looks like “wokemen,” 21st Century Newspeakers, are making headway and that it is not just a silly new fad concocted by restless youngsters but an effort to replace Democracy with a dangerous new reality. Winston Churchill is alleged to have said: “If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain.” Let’s hope that when the Gen Xers and the millennials turn 40, they will come to their senses. Until then, let us beware.

The word woke used to mean simply to be awake after a good night’s sleep. But in the distorted dictionary of socialist Newspeak, it means becoming awake to an insidious reality that calls for abandoning our ideals, our love of country, and our Democracy. Emily Brewster, an associate editor at Merriam-Webster, called it a “linguistic weapon.”

Their aim is to use their contrived vocabulary to challenge the status quo. For example, calling a transgender woman a man is “an act of violence,” and describing someone as a Latino or Latina is off limits; no need to specify gender-just call them all Latinx. It apparently doesn’t matter that “only 4% of Hispanics prefer the term,” according to John Stossel in an article published by The Daily Signal.

In another example of the absurdity of it all, Stossel described a congressional hearing focused on the topic, “Birthing While Black.” He pointed out that “nearly every politician used the words’ birthing people’ instead of ‘women’ or ‘mothers.’ Asked why, Shalanda Young, President Joe Biden’s budget director, said, ‘Our language needs to be more inclusive.”

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Mario Capparuccini
3 months ago

One of the best consequences of the pandemic is the number of students that have left the Woke public school system. May God hasten the demise of all Woke institutions.

3 months ago

“Woke” is just a new term for “useful idiot”.

3 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Nothing “useful” about a woke idiot.

Joanne 4 justice
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

TENSION !!!!!!!!!!!!

3 months ago

Are there that many weak followers in America who accept this garbage?
Scares the heck out of me to think anybody with a brain would believe this crap!!!
Wow- sure hope I’m wrong about that………but it seems way too many aren’t sure how to tell what gender they are???

3 months ago
Reply to  Garye

Unfortunately, this appears to be the situation in our country.

3 months ago

WOKE? I’d rather be a plain ol’ Conservative who lives a clean and honest life and who loves my God. Maybe all you WOKES may try it sometime.

3 months ago

Woke? More like BRAINWASHED. Same thing. That’s what the liberal teachers and professors are doing with our children in schools. They need to all keep their political opinions to themselves and teach the basics of reading, writing , math, history and geography.

3 months ago
Reply to  Sharon

The Bible is the best thing that they could teach

Tim Toroian
3 months ago

We are aware, schmucks, why do you think we are so adamantly opposed to you as a group and individually.

3 months ago

I’ve been “woke” for over 40 years to what today’s Democratic Party has morphed into. My mother’s family escaped from early Communist Russia and her father, my grandfather, educated me to the evils of Communism. He would be appalled today if he was alive to what is happening here in America. We the People MUST reject and fight this Communist takeover!

Rhonda M Holub
3 months ago

This discussion is no laughing matter, yet on the light side, grab your exclusive copy of a Dr. Seuss style book by Mark Kaye, The Woke Folk Book. For those with a sense of humor, and still cherish their inner child, you will be entertained.

3 months ago


Dan W.
3 months ago

Woke up this morning, my head was so bad,
The worst hangover that I ever had…..

~Cyril E Vetter / Don M Smith

John D
3 months ago

Apparently proper grammar, like reading, writing and arithmetic is no longer taught in school. I worked with high school student that could hardly read and could not even read a ruler.

John Bonds
3 months ago

I’m “woke”. I woke up years ago when “Politically Correct” was being used to replace common sense. I suspect Karl Marx is dancing in hell, tickled about how many idiots have followed his plan.

R. corcoran
3 months ago

You’re absolutely right this is not new. this is been used across the world forever . its called the color of words. politicians use it all the time. what you think a word May mean they change it to whatever they want .

3 months ago
Reply to  R. corcoran

Politicians continue to use it. Look at most of the legislation that has been recently passed in the Congress as our freedoms are eroding away under the people’s noses. The mid-term elections may be history already.

3 months ago
Reply to  R. corcoran

Democrats make up meanings and definitions as they go. Has to fit the agenda

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