Woke plus crypto brought this bank down – wasn’t this planned by those folks?
The left has to understand that the bulk of people who are conservatives do not drive in the left’s lane of culture. They can be whoever they want and we don’t care.
My Mom always taught us that when you are at home you celebrate your own culture and when you go out in public you respect other cultures; but, don’t go out in public and try to make everyone think like you do – that’s what ROBOT’S DO. That is what the left is trying to do. They first have to learn to think by learning to READ/WRITE/DO MATH and then they will be better equipped to use their noodle and understand how the world works. It doesn’t revolve around them by any means.
Conservatives rush to prove they all know what ‘woke’ means after viral interview gaffe
Story by Jacob Seitz • 9h ago
In the wake of conservative author Bethany Mandel’s viral gaffe on Tuesday—where she couldn’t define “woke”—conservatives want people to know exactly what their rallying cry over the past several years actually means.
Only just about everyone speaking up is offering different definitions.
Mandel’s struggle came when she went on Rising—a web series produced by the Hill—to promote her new book “Stolen Youth: How Radicals are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generation.”
The conservative commentator and anti-woke mom stammered while explaining the term after being directly asked by host Briahna Joy Gray.
She then blamed the whole gaffe on comments she said Joy made about parenting before the show.
Conservatives on Twitter were prodded by a number of users in the video’s wake who boasted the movement didn’t know the basic definition of their most-used term over the past few years meant.
“I have still not found one conservative who’s able to define woke,” wrote political commentator Touré.
In response, right-wing social media users stepped up, but their definitions were all over the place, ranging from riffs about Marxism to the desire to oppress white men to efforts to push critical race theory.
“I can define ‘woke’ in 15 seconds,” said the founder of California succession movement CalExit Louis Marinelli. “It’s a flawed ideology of social justice and radical social transformation that blames the woes of minorities on white people and, in particular, white men. It promotes identity politics to demonstrate one’s virtue over sound public policy.”
Conservatives don’t want to say what ‘woke’ means.
(Why is it so important for a Conservative to say what it means?)
Mandel also offered her own definition, a more succinct version than the one wrapped in stammering and stuttering.
“A radical belief system suggesting that our institutions are built around discrimination, and claiming that all disparity is a result of that discrimination,” she said. “It seeks a radical redefinition of society in which equality of group result is the endpoint, enforced by an angry mob.”
Conservative commentator Jim Hanson said the term is defined by anything that the political left believes.
“Wokeness- An ideology that imposes Identity Politics, Social ‘Justice’, Thought Policing, Climate Hysteria, NeoRacism, Queer Pedagogy & Socialist Equity using statist/corporatist/cultural enforcement,” he said.
His comments came in response to anti-trans figurehead Matt Walsh, who also said that anyone on the political left is automatically “woke.”
Other conservatives said woke was the “new term for ‘politically correct,’” or “anti-white” or “brainwashed.”
Christopher Rufo, who has led the conservative charge against critical race theory, used a meme to try to prove that the opposite was true, that only the left was unable to define woke, and that they ignored whenever their opponents offered clear and concise definitions.
Rufo’s succinct belief that woke meant society was intentionally structured to oppress people aligns with Mandel’s explanation of discrimination.
Unfortunately, those definitions had to compete with people claiming “woke” meant that the out-and-out destruction of society.
Robby Starbuck, a longtime MAGA fixture and former congressional candidate, offered a meandering definition, where he said woke is “an ideology that seeks to destroy all of our shared norms, language, and understanding while replacing it with new norms” and “spreads like a virus largely from far left universities with full support from the Democratic Party.”
But as pointed out by some, the ambiguity of the term woke is the point, because if any left-wing political thought can be branded as “woke,” it can be used to swiftly rally the troops, be it teachers in schools discussing the impact of slavert or something as far afield of the political realm as a bank collapsing.
The post Conservatives rush to prove they all know what ‘woke’ means after viral interview gaffe appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Big deal – why does it bother the left – it is your culture and that is okay – we don’t want to infringer on your culture – because it defines the left. Why would I want to be WOKE – God has been good to me and there were times that I didn’t think something wasn’t right; but, so what – God gave me the GIFT OF LIFE and a body to use AND TAKE CARE OF IT/NOT ABUSE IT while I am here on earth and it was up to me to use it in the best way possible and NOT COMPLAIN.
Stop complaining and LIVE YOUR LIFE. Your time is short!