Skip to comments.Woke Fascism
Posted on 06/28/2019 4:28:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
How do you know if you're living in a free society? Here's a quick test: Are you allowed to say obviously true things in public? Or are you forced to lie? As George Orwell put it in "1984": "Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows." But what if that freedom isn't granted? What if you're required to repeat things that you know aren't true? What if everyone who hears you knows perfectly well that you're lying, but they can't say so out loud? What if everyone is required to nod along in mock sincerity as if it's all completely real? That's what a pep rally in a police state looks like: "Thanks to the dear leader for a bountiful potato harvest!" they chant, even as they starve to death. You get the same feeling as you watch the current race for the Democratic nomination.
Pete Buttigieg is in that race. A few years ago, back when he was best known for being mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg made the point that "all lives matter." He said it because it's true. All lives do matter, no matter what they look like. Every life has value -- period. That's the message of Christianity and the civilization that it spawned in the West. But in the modern Democratic Party, it can no longer be acknowledged. So Buttigieg recently apologized for his wrongthink.
Beto O'Rourke was asked recently about a harmless joke he once told about his wife staying home to raise their kids. O'Rourke fell apart completely. He groveled and whimpered and abased himself. He even expanded the self-criticism and apologized for how he was born.
This is what Maoist tribunals looked liked during the Cultural Revolution. By summer, you can imagine O'Rourke wearing a paper dunce cap with "white privilege" scrawled across it as a warning to other would-be counterrevolutionaries. Pretty much everyone running for president as a Democrat this year has had to face inquisitions like this. They write their confessions of guilt, bowing before their accusers on Twitter and begging for forgiveness. Kirsten Gillibrand read her confession on live television. Years ago, when she was running for a different office, Gillibrand once expressed sympathy for the idea of a closed border. Looking back, she is deeply ashamed. She can hardly believe she ever thought something so immoral.
There's nothing liberal about this, obviously. It's purely authoritarian: "woke" fascism. Power over ideas. In place of thinking, obedience. In return for dissent, punishment. Lying as official policy -- and not just conventional lying, the ordinary truth-shading of everyday life, but terrifying full-inversion lies. The exact opposite of the truth. The kind of lies that regimes that seek total control must tell in order to maintain their power.
The latest of these lies is that low-grade mafia figure Al Sharpton is, in fact, a legitimate civil rights leader. The Democratic candidates claim to believe that now. They recently trooped over to his tax-exempt organization to pretend he's the new MLK.
Where were these people in the mid-1990s when Al Sharpton was denouncing a Jewish landlord in Harlem as a "white interloper" shortly before his store was firebombed and eight people were killed? O'Rourke was still a manny then. Gillibrand was a lawyer working for the cigarette companies. None of them were woke yet. They are now. They went to Sharpton to clamor for an idea that not even 20% of the population supports: race-based reparations. Sharpton asked each candidate if they would pledge to support Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's bill to form a commission to study how to do reparations. Every single candidate at the event expressed complete support.
The question isn't whether we get reparations. The question is whether you want to live in a country where such people have political power, where humor and dissent are criminal acts, where lying is the currency of public life, where authorities whose names you don't know can destroy you for thinking the wrong things. You've seen that world before. It's called Twitter. Imagine if it had control of the U.S. military.
And, the alternative is.......??
Given America's descent into the abyss during the last fifty years, the next fifty isn't looking too good. If Americans continue to use fascist lame stream media outlets as their source of information; if Americans continue to allow insane hollywood to do their thinking; if Americans continue to treat the blax' extortion demands as a necessary evil.
Yeah, I can definitely see LBQTZ2, marxist, iSlime, etc, loyalty oaths in our future.
Are you allowed to say obviously true things in public?
Try it. In a busy public space, say aloud:
Homosexuality is abnormal behavior.
Women are largely sexist.
Blacks are largely racist.
Muslims are largely intolerant.
Teenagers are often ignorant.
Democrats often lie.
Man-made global warming is a hoax.
God created us all.
Im not seeing this overwhelming popular support but what I am seeing is the flood of money from Soros , corporate media and tech giants, into the game to manipulate elections across the board. This needs to be investigated. It seems as though the losers in the last election, the prior administration and their weaponized agencies are keeping Trump and his team busy while the others are making these moves at the state and local levels
All are true, except the second one. I am a woman and I am not sexist. (At least I don’t think that I am)
The current batch of Democrats are tedious, tyrannical, and tribal. They started down that road with Wilson, who followed a Republican named Theodore Roosevelt, the great trust buster. I go through the motion of voting for Republicans, but only as a means of slowing down the U.S.’ race to the be the lowest common denominator.
I wrote largely sexist specifically to not include all.
The tactic of changing others moderate words into everybody/nobody, always/never, all/nothing etc. to diminish them does not work on me.
Imo, each sex is, by nature, sexist. Each tribe is, by nature, tribal. Each religion is, by nature, exclusionary. Human nature. I accept it.
“Try it. In a busy public space, say aloud...”
Hear it and see it all the time where I live.
You must live in a weenie, liberal sh*thole. Why don’t you move?
Perhaps “Feminists are largely sexist” would be another way to say it.
What is the new term woke? Sounds stupid and bad grammar
It is said that Lenin was asked the following question after seizing power in the Soviet Union:
QUESTION: Vlad, baby, you said you supported free speech, so why are you now jailing, torturing, and killing those who are only speaking against you?
ANSWER: Dimitri, baby, I said that when I was in the opposition.
And so goes it for the Democrats - the First Amendment is great...unless it’s used against them.
Unless you've been living under a rock (or just very much removed from social media, in which case, I applaud you for going to a place I never will), then the concept of "woke" being used as an adjective is not a particularly new thing for you. As in, "stay woke." You've seen that phraseology floating around, I'm sure. But what does "woke" mean, specifically, when used in that form? I can already hear the Baby Boomers grumbling about the future of the English language, but honestly, they're the reason we pepper our sentences with extra "likes." They can, like, go grumble elsewhere.
According to Dictionary.com, "woke" is the past tense of "wake" as in, someone who is past the process of waking up. They're done with it. They've moved on. They've evolved from, you know, being asleep and hitting the snooze button 15 times. And frankly, that's a pretty accurate description of how "woke" is currently being used as an adjective.
Urban Dictionary defines "woke" as being aware, and "knowing what's going on in the community." It also mentions its specific ties to racism and social injustice. To use "woke" accurately in a sentence, one that captures its connotations and nuances, you'd need to reference someone who is thinking for themselves, who sees the ways in which racism, sexism and classism affect how we lives our lives on a daily basis. Or, alternatively, someone who doesn't. In which case:
The rise in popularity of "woke" has been tied to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which initially surfaced in 2013 following the death of Trayvon Martin. #StayWoke often accompanied social media posts about police brutality, systematic racism and the industrial prison complex. #StayWoke reminds readers to look past the provided narrative, to examine their own privilege (or lack thereof). #StayWoke reminds readers that there is more than one reality to life in the United States.
The actual phrasing of "woke," it should be mentioned, has been a part of black culture for decades. It's not the first AAVE word to be taken up by the greater public ("bae" and "twerk" and "trap queen" are just a few), and it certainly won't be the last. If you are interested in a detailed timeline that charts the recent evolution of "woke" in pop culture to its use today, I'd highly suggest checking out this article by Charles Pulliam-Moore. It's fascinating.
I first remember “woke” as being used to denote the same concept as “red-pilled”.
that’s why the “largely” is in there ...
In the Obama years, I always said we lived in an age of lies.
It is improper grammar as it is derived from the word awakened / awake (”woke” is essentially ebonics or slang).
Using words (especially shortened or bastardized words) in the past tense is cool yo.
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