It’s an American export that prudent Europeans want to keep out. They’ve paid close attention to the product’s development in the United States, and they’ve determined that it’s toxic. They’re afraid it will damage their kids, undermine their society and threaten civilization.
No, it’s not genetically modified food or Velveeta or McDonald’s. It’s “woke” American scholarship on race. And frankly, the Euro-critics have a point.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his ministers view the threat as existential.
-Glenn H. Reynolds
America has moved to the left so rapidly that Europeans are now expressing alarm about it.
As journalist Glenn Greenwald notes, “Obama-endorsed French President Emmanuel Macron has joined numerous French intellectuals & journalists in warning that ‘out-of-control woke leftism of US campuses and its attendant cancel culture’ poses a grave threat due to the social strife it creates.”
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance.
A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.
Creating Problems Because They Are So Bored
My uncle in Pakistan asked me what “woke” means.. and I told him what it meant.
His response: “These people in the West are spoilt and have never had real problems, so they are creating problems because they are so bored”.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Oops
A group of university professors recently claimed that social-justice activism, of all fields, is “rife with experiences of oppression.”
In an article published Monday in the Journal of Homosexuality, Dr. Whitney Hagen of Florida Atlantic University, et al. argue that “activist communities” are hostile toward gay and transgender populations, adding that individuals with “multiple oppressed statuses and identities” are “especially prone to oppression-based experiences, even within minority activist communities.”
While some individuals “may find social support and decreased isolation through engagement with established activist groups,” they caution that “activism is not universally helpful,” particularly for those with “multiple oppressed identities,” who “may experience invalidation, tokenism, and marginalization within activist communities.”
GithubTechnical Director Danilo Campos
Another member of Github's social-impact team, technical director Danilo Campos, has been known to tweet similarly strong views about diversity:
The Puritans divided humans into the saved and the damned, the saints and the sinners. The woke faith does the same, classifying people as either oppressors (white) or victims (nonwhite).
The new faith’s adherents view themselves as the “elect,” redeemed, as it were, by a predestined grace. They are convinced they possess a higher truth, and are committed to imposing it on others.
Like their Puritan forebears, the woke faith’s adherents believe that heretics — whose false doctrine imperils the larger community — must be rooted out. Dissenters must be humiliated, shunned and branded with Hester Prynne’s scarlet “A” of shame.
Yet the new faith does offer a way for white Americans and other sinners to find salvation. To join the righteous, they must confess their sins — “check their privilege” — beg forgiveness, do penance and vow to become an “ally” of the oppressed.
Today, a Puritan-inspired witch-hunt mentality is ablaze all around us, bent on destroying the reputations and livelihoods of those who show the slightest hesitation to profess true doctrine. “Bigot and hater” are the new “witch and wizard,” as commentator Mary Eberstadt has observed.
Liberal Woman: "Fuck You NYPD!"
"I'm A Professor! How Dare You!"
(She's not a professor)
Epic Liberal Temper Tantrum at NYU Protest
Feel The Love
All From Your Pals at Progressive Disorder!
Shaming and Venting Hatred...
"Our report on social justice ideology shows that Boise State is building a social justice university. This ideology asserts that all whites and especially males as oppressors, and that racial minorities are permanent victims.
Social Justice institutions like Boise State then construct an environment that seeks to shame and vent hatred on the oppressors and elevate and insulate the oppressed from any kind of criticism."
Snitches, Informants, and Rats...
The woke world is a world of snitches, informants, rats. Go to any space concerned with social justice and what will you find? Endless surveillance. Everybody is to be judged. Everyone is under suspicion.
If oppression is the currency of social advantage, there will never be enough oppression to go around.
Social Justice Warriors Gone Crazy
The Character of the Left On Display
The Poster Girl For Campus Liberalism.
Liberal, Character, Funny, Racism, Narrative, Oops, Academia, Bigotry
This year’s University of California Students of Color Conference unproductively devolved into something of an “oppression Olympics” between different minority groups... The crux of the debate centered around the conference theme: “Fighting Anti-Blackness.”...
At the event, held at UC Irvine, students of different minority groups began arguing when it became known that the conference would focus almost exclusively on discrimination against the African American community.
“Students of other minority groups felt less inclined to protest for the causes of ‘Fighting anti-blackness’ and ‘Black Lives Matter,’” Alvarez said. “They did not think that these issues applied to them and therefore had no reason to protest for them.”
Liberal, Racism, Narrative, Smears, Academia, Stereotyping, Bigotry
The University of California-Los Angeles is offering to pay students to serve as “Social Justice Advocates” who will “educate” their peers about “systems [of] oppression.”
The Social Justice Advocates program seeks students who want to help their classmates “navigate a world that operates on whiteness, patriarchy, and heteronormativity as the primary ideologies,” and comes with a quarterly stipend, the amount of which has yet to be determined.
Social Justice Warrior
Steals Man's Hat
These people are no longer free-thinking individuals, capable of making decisions. They are, rather, individuals who have completely lost touch with reality.
Unable to cope with the weight of the world, they seek to unload it on others. It's your fault, not theirs.
The Attack Of The Crybullies
"Since this is an era when many people are concerned about 'fairness' and 'social justice,' what is your 'fair share' of what someone else has worked for?"