[January 21, 2022] I’m sick of wokism. Wokism, a pernicious ideology that has wrecked grief and misery upon all of us because it requires, at its very core, a soft tyranny bordering on fascism, destroying the unfaithful and crushing our souls. It is the forced acceptance of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preference as the fundamental defining characteristic of each person; not our character, deeds, or abilities. Wokism is supported by social and news media, most politicians, Hollywood, corporate CEOs, and, sadly, senior Flag Officers of the U.S. military. Wokism is no abstraction but a real loss of freedom and liberty taken under the mantel of the “woke warrior” who looks from his basement window to squeal upon his neighbor. Don’t be fooled, it is a cultural degeneration to ancient tribal ways. The result of this evil will not be pretty. Today, I will present a few worthy articles on the topic.
I watched the FBI become so woke it can’t call out terrorism. A retired Senior Executive at the FBI, James A. Gagliano, tells the story of the Colleyville, Texas synagogue hostage situation. Reports clearly indicated that a deranged 44-year-old British national, Malik Faisal Akram, was armed and had taken congregants hostage. Motive? Faisal was said to want the release of Pakistani terrorist Aafia Siddiqui from prison. The FBI spokesman said the terror was “not specifically related to the Jewish community.” Only after a strong backlash from ordinary Americans calling out the FBI did they walk back what was so obvious to everyone. It was terrorism-related, Duh. The FBI’s transformation began under Eric Holder; that’s when they ceased calling things what they are and began to use nebulous and ambiguous terms so as not to offend. Mr. Gagliano says, “make us proud again, FBI.” I concur.
The Woke’s tireless search for micro aggressions comes to more sports team names. Recentl movements to rename sports teams like the Redskins, the Fighting Sioux, or the Indians has gone full out. Now, I understand these wannabe Marxists are after the name “Vickings.” Western Washington University may scrap its Viking mascot and is currently conducting an investigation to help make the final decision on the issue. Apparently, the name Viking is “hyper-masculine” and “aggressive.” Well, yes, isn’t that the point? We name teams names such as Lions, Tigers, and Bears because we’re admire strength and courage. The investigation found that names idolizing conquest as out of line with the university’s values around honoring local indigenous communities. I don’t think Viking symbolizes conquest. The Woke will not be happy until all teams are name the Pink Hats.
Who really cares about the Uighurs in China? American venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya doesn’t and he made it clear in his latest podcast. Among other things, he said, “Nobody cares about it. Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, okay?…” After this stumble on social media, he tried to make a correction but still couldn’t bring himself to express empath with the Uighurs. His original comments reflect his true sentiment, and possibly what his friends and acquaintances in the woke world of venture capitalism believe. The NBA team he partly owns does a huge amount of business with China, and China might also be in a position to inflict harm on Palihapitiya’s own businesses. I suspect Palihapitiya figured he could get away with his comments because he was confident that the woke world and, indeed many liberals, share his lack of concern about the Uighurs.
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