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OPINION: The Woke Movement is Just About Done; It Has Failed to Win America’s Hearts and Minds

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WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 30 – Is the “Woke” era about to come to an end? Back in the ’60s and 70s, the everyday conversation was disrupted by the new reality of unisex speak, an effort to create gender blindness. There were no boyfriends and girlfriends or husbands and wives anymore; they were replaced by a partner or significant other. Sisters and brothers became siblings. And nieces and nephews were called niblings or siblings.

The unisex era came into being to “liberate” us from America’s so-called gender-based biases. Its political goals were mainly about providing gender equality in the workplace. Analogies have been made that compare the woke movement with the unisex era, but that doesn’t work. Unisexists certainly wanted to equalize the sexes, but they were not particularly motivated politically. The wokesters, however, are all about politics—the progressive politics of the left.

Just like the politically-correct demands of unisexist women in the 70s and 80s ran out of steam, so too is the politically Marxist woke movement that seeks to put an end to democracy in the U.S.

HBO talk show host Bill Maher identifies himself as a political liberal; more precisely, he says he is “an old-school liberal.”

Thus, he is at liberty to put down the notions of those Johnny-come-lately progressive Democrats who think the way to “save” America is to overthrow the government. He sees himself as being among the dwindling number of loyal Democrats in opposition to those who promote so-called “Woke Awareness.”

A few months ago, he denounced the woke movement, which sees America as an oppressive country. “Any immigrant will tell you we’ve largely succeeded here, and yet the overriding thrust of current woke ideology is that America is rotten to the core, irredeemably racist from the moment it was founded,” he said.

More recently, Maher took the Queen of the left, New York progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to task on-air for dismissing another loyal Democrat, James Carville, who said that “stupid Wokeness” was to blame for recent Republican election wins. Maher challenged her to come on his show to debate the issue. He said woke-centric politicos “have a great strategy, never missing an opportunity to remind voters how lame and clueless and hopelessly cool they are, especially since those are the ones who actually vote.”

The word, woke, is not new; it has its origins in the Black communities of the late ’30s and early ’40s, and it meant simply “to be aware of social injustice.” It went back to “sleep” until it was awakened about a decade into the 21st century by liberal progressives with the mindset that the U.S. and its history are “evil.” Their goal was to shame us into submission with the message that we are a nation of white supremacists deserving to be replaced by a citizenry made up of beneficent socialists. Their goal was to rally our younger generations to rebel so as to clear the path for their own version of communism. Their most recent mass-market assault on traditional American values was mounted during the Thanksgiving weekend when they took to social media to denigrate the holiday.

On Twitter alone, these Thanksgiving Day messages were posted by wokesters to capture the minds of the uninitiated:

  • “We recognize the horrors of colonization, the terror of white supremacy, and the way this all impacts indigenous people today. On this Thanksgiving, we are reminded of the work that still needs to be done to reach liberation along with our loved ones and our native allies.”
  • “On this and every #Thanksgiving, as we give thanks, let’s also acknowledge the holiday’s origins in the genocide of indigenous people who gave their lives and land and whose descendants continue to suffer from inequity today.”
  • “Thanksgiving is a holiday when we ignore racism & genocide eat lots of unhealthy food.”
  • “Thanksgiving commemorates and glorifies the slaughter of at least 56 million Indigenous people (estimated to be 90% of the population) across the Americas as of the 1600s, which remains the biggest genocide in history.”

The day before he left office as U.S. Secretary of State in January, Mike Pompeo took umbrage at woke-ism for distorting who we are as Americans. “They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about.” He said it divides us and makes us weaker as a nation and can only lead to “authoritarianism, cloaked as moral righteousness.”

Fortunately, we won’t have to put up with the liberal left’s woke shenanigans; the consensus is that wokeness has backfired on them.

Even the New York Times, which no one can say is an apologist for the political right, has been pointing out recently that the woke movement has lost its steam and is bound to go the way of the unisex fad. The paper has published at least three articles over the past several weeks noting that the end of the woke movement is nigh.

Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens, in a piece he wrote, said that “In the long run, Americans have always gotten behind protest movements that make the country more open, more decent, less divided. What today is called Woke does none of those things. It has no future in the home of the free.”

Woke-ism has been exposed as a failure on the right and on the left, and the consensus is that the movement is on its last legs. Good riddance.


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Ronald Prazer
1 day ago

Now I see why there is such a split in our country today! I am a conservative Democrat who sees both sides of this issue. You right wingers who worship the hate spewing Trump feel empowered to believe everything your told. The woke movement isn’t a group that wants to overthrow the government by means of communism but to make America “wake up” to the injustice facing many of “our” citizens! Many of you don’t even know what it’s like being a minority in America. Your white, have worked hard most of your lives, and have had little in the way of your rights trampled on by authorities. What would you do if in their shoes? Peacefully protest?, Petition their politicians? It doesn’t Work! And people like yourselves don’t want to hear their pleas because it doesn’t coincide with “your” way of life. Oh, and by the way, pick up an encyclopedia and read about what communism is, that is if you can actually read!

Debra Negron
1 month ago

Am I doing something wrong. You never take my comments. So I give up I won’t respond anymore. Thanks for nothing. After my subscription is up I am done with you.

Karen
1 month ago

Look again Folks……wokeism is healthy and thriving. Time to fight back and get rid of this administration. Thanks, Wanda for the info on SA. I’m starting to think that the charities I give to are corrupt too. Hope not. Anyway, since commie Biden is our (“president?) and is bombarding us with all kinds of problems, I think all my charities are ending. So sorry!

Ed
1 month ago

NEVER, EVER, underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers. And there is a VERY LARGE NUMBER of very STUPID PEOPLE in this country!

Wanda
1 month ago

Every year around Christmas, I have a stack of charitable organizations that I send pretty good checks to. However, I found out that the Salvation Army, who I have always sent money and not only at Christmas, has WOKEN UP….now because the color of my skin happens to be white, they want me to apologize to the black community for my racism. WTF? I have never been a racist even in a time during the 60’s when it was rampant, yet, I have been accused, tried and given a sentence for the color of my skin. This is total civil rights violations and reverse discrimination. Needless to say, when I get out of Face Book jail, everyone in my town and elsewhere will have the privilege of knowing that because we are white, we are ALL racists and need to apologize to the black community. To say the least, the Salvation Army’s charitable donation has been pulled from the pile….I hope the black community has enough money to support this reversed racist organization and I will no longer support them and it is a shame because the help so many people in need….I will change mine to the local GodTel Mission that houses and feeds the needy.

Elizabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Wanda

Thanks Wanda, you woke me up to the SA agenda. I will also look for an alternative mission. Never
heard of GodTel but will look for them.

Stukahna Sandbahr
1 month ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

BizPac Review (BPR) usually has alerts to such shenanigans.

Stukahna Sandbahr
1 month ago
Reply to  Wanda

Yeah, I wrote in large letters in red sharpie, “GO WOKE, GO BROKE” on the appeal for a donation and sent it back. I will also print that up and place it in their kettles.

Jesse Tiede
1 month ago

Seems to me that the “WOKE” movement people should be paying reparations to this country for the absolute Bull Shizle they have been spreading around!

Maude
1 month ago

Every time I hear the “woke” have decided something I laugh. I don’t know who these individuals are but they sure think alot of themselves. No more Mr. Potato Head, go out and buy him. When they said no more Dr. Seuss, I gathered all the books my family have and put them up. These fools are only impressing themselves. The rest of us think they are nuts.

Morbious
1 month ago

Anyone who thinks wokeism is fading hasnt seen any tv commercials lately.

radmat
1 month ago
Reply to  Morbious

I agree. I’m really tired of advertisers slapping me in the face because I don’t have the right color of skin. It appears that we are being conditioned to accept the fact that all families must be multi racial. There are far more single race families than mixed race. I am just tired of having this wokeness being force fed to me. I’ll choose my own friends and lovers, thank you very much. I don’t need advertisers help in making my own decisions about my own life. Woke advertisers are noted and their products deleted from my shopping list. Back off and keep your woke views to yourselves, I don’t want to see it in every television ad.

jake
1 month ago

indigenous – originating or growing in a certain region. I originated in the USA, I was grown in the USA, I am white, I was born last century, but I am indigenous!! I am also native to the USA.

irene
1 month ago

none of these jacka**es are woke. they are misusing the word like they do every other word. these people have given up their freedom and common sense

Lynn
1 month ago

Wokeism hasn’t gone away, they get stronger and more powerful. One small victory is not winning a war.

Jim
1 month ago

California has always been on the cutting edge of the woke trend. For many years, beefore we even realised it, California labor law has always addressed the members of a marriage as spouses and left out the husband and wife terms. Communists were still banned from working for the State – but not anymore.

Dave
1 month ago

Perhaps, but they are going to do a lot of damage before they are gone.

Walt
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

I’m with you, Dave. It isn’t over till it’s over.

Annette G.
1 month ago

I was born in 1950 and I never thought I would see the day that American citizens would prefer communism over democracy. I do realize that our young people are being brainwashed into believing that communism is better. If a young person has a mind of their own perhaps they should read books about freedom in this Country rather than using Google. By reading books they will see that communism does not work. If communism is what they want, they should go to a communist country. Leave our Country alone. We love our freedom of choice and the freedom to vote for our leaders. Our Country is a great country, just ask those who are so desperate to come here. People are willing to break the law to get here. If communism was so great they would either stay in their own country or go to a communist country, not a country of freedom.

Tim Toroian
1 month ago

But BLM isn’t going away unless we make it go away.
Who knows what a good communist is?

H L Howell
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim Toroian

I know, the same as what was once said about the Native Americans.

Felix
1 month ago

The wokeism nut cases need to get a life!

Brian Miller
1 month ago

It’s a repeating ploy in history and it has worked in the past – to create hate and derision between groups of citizens. The intent is to divide and conquer and all of those, such as those in the press, who are complicit, will be remembered as such. History will not be kind.
I pray daily for our country however I cannot believe we can legitimately ask for God’s blessing upon this country and for it to return to “normal” while the murder of the innocents is still the law of the land.
Pray that God’s Will be done and that he spare us as much as possible – there are still many faithful. But, as importantly, if we hope to see God’s blessings upon our country, we need to eradicate this atrocity – perhaps the greatest in the history of mankind.

George Washington's Admirer
1 month ago

Communist Takeover Tactics: Commies have taken over the mainstream media, The Internet, printing of school books which promote Communist Theory, The Censorship of ANYTHING that does NOT reflect Communist Theory, Interior and Exterior Decorating: the removal of all images of ‘Our Founding Fathers’, & the discouragement of any book or magazine that may promote traditional historical accounts or CENSORSHIP. This includes the removal of: statues, paintings, and writings written by and about ‘Our Founding Fathers’. Next it could be hypothesized that the American Flag will be redesigned, Our National Anthem will be removed, and God’s Name will be taken off of EVERYTHING!!! God is the next casualty of the Communists. First Jefferson and Washington; then, God!! (But, take heart in the end; the Communists will devour each other.) And, that Fellow Patriots will be the end of the ‘Woke Era’. God Bless & Defend These United States of America!

Bill on the Hill
1 month ago

Yes & the final two words written sums it up perfectly, i.e. ” Good Riddance. ”
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Patriot Bill
1 month ago

Lol, this thought, however someone needs to inform all the sheep!
Stay alert we are a long way from law order and justice

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