Has the “stay woke” of the 1930s (perhaps in use as early as the 1860s1) been appropriated by an assortment of tyrannical characters whose dei-ology plays out as a great pretense — an exercise in aggressive gas-lighting?
How can we not see that for most “woke-usurpers”2 there is only one diversity that matters — the diversity of spectrum-ized sexual orientation preached by SOD (self-obsessed diva / divo) activists and their acolytes. No matter your skin color, your birth gender, your age, your politics, your status, your worldly success; (your whatever), if you do not kowtow to the SOD dei-ology, you have no equity in their system; you have no inclusion; you have no voice. In their view, your diversity (whoever you are) is anathema, intolerable, hateful, racist, and phobic. Under an umbrella (mis)labelled WOKE, the SOD activists have sharpened and weaponized the umbrella shaft for a single purpose — to tyrannize and normalize an imagined sex spectrum. And ironically, the chant of dei-ologists against all thoughts or opinions (diversity!) that do not affirm their narrative is: Die! Die! Die! They are the ones who hate (just listen to them), and if criticism is given in response to the tyranny of their language and demands, they seem oblivious to their own culpability and self-deception. They label even the mildest of criticism as hate; everything is viewed though the lens of a ruminated victim dei-ology.
Just observe how “Woke” has been squeezed by the SOD activists into an endless parade of SOD characters and their captured sycophants — people without apparent memory or conscience. The genuine dysphorics get thrown under the SOD bus driven by drama queens and kings.
Genuine dysphorics just want to live their lives without demanding that the world affirm, applaud, and pay bending homage to their choices. They wish to attend social, sports, or other functions in their chosen persona without fanfare and without the narcissistic need to have the entire event and all actors, athletes, and audience roll out the lavender carpet in spectacular welcome, which, by the way, violates every one of their trumpeted mantras: diversity, equity, inclusion. Where is the diversity and equity in excluding everyone who is not SOD in the special recognition and affirmation of their life choices? Where is the DEI in their vociferous demands for special privilege and exemption from criticism or challenge or hurt feelings? There was little push-back, in recent years, against private, personal choice until the SOD activists took strident centerstage.
Thinkers and scholars have given warning:
“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within” — Will Durant.3
“ The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it ” — Selwyn Duke.4
“Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now” ― Arnold Joseph Toynbee.5
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history” — Unknown.6
“[T]he simple step of a simple courageous man is not to partake in falsehood, not to support false actions!” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.7
“I have always held that social justice, even to the least and lowliest, is impossible of attainment by force” ― Mahatma Gandhi.8
Let us take warning and refuse to participate in the great pretense that DEI-ology trumpets, but inverts (to die-ology).
*Synonyms: charade, cloak, pretext, semblance, artifice, facade, fakery, falsification, feigning, make- believe, masquerade, deceit, deception, posturing, pretentiousness.
The phrase stay woke had emerged in [African-American Vernacular English] AAVE by the 1930s, in some contexts referring to an awareness of the social and political issues affecting African Americans.
2. Questions: a) If woke began (circa 1930s) with good cause, has it now been appropriated, infiltrated, co-opted, and mutilated to its harm by narcissists and moles?
b) Has the original woke voice been drowned in a flood of inverted woke led by pretenders in make-believe narratives? Should we thus give them a more accurate acronym: nwoke, as in — nefarious warlocks of kowtow enforcement. Or maybe more descriptive yet: nuetered-woke.
c) Is the intent of many “activists” and moles to mock woke into a final state of rejection and oblivion? a final solution by the ideologues of World Order — WO?
d) Is that why jesters of extremism, hypocrisy, and make-believe are being censored? because mockers and inverters of good cannot tolerate being mocked in return?
3. Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, Vol.3: Caesar and Christ, “Epilogue – Why Rome Fell, p 665.
4. http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/duke/090506: mis-attributed to George Orwell.
6. (but has been attributed to George Orwell without source).
8. Harijan (20 April 1940) p. 97 https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi