To paraphrase President Donald Trump, everything woke turns to crap. Actually, his description was more colorful, but Trump’s right.
Name one positive aspect of woke politics. Really. Try hard.
I’m guessing you can’t.
One glaring aspect of woke politics is that these people seem pissed off all the time. There is nothing positive about this political philosophy that even attracts a majority of Americans.
For example, the civil rights movement of the 1960’s attracted supporters, because its message was largely positive. That certain parts of the country was discriminating against a race of people was an offense to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Dr. King is still lauded today, because he preached that all black people wanted was to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
Wokeism is no answer to Constitutional grievances. All of those who subscribe to this philosophy have freedom of speech, the right to vote, the right to assemble and all the other freedoms as listed in Constitution. They even have inalienable rights to life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness as written in the Declaration of Independence.
Wokeism demands people be judged solely by the color of their skin, or their gender, because some agents of subversion decided to foist it on mainstream America to turn all the progress this country has made on its head. Women good/men bad. Whiteness bad/ people of color good. White men ? They’re just plain evil.
Yeah… deep thinking is not a facet of wokeism, only shallow judgements. Where are the learned thinkers of wokeism? Who can be pointed to as the philosophical authors of wokeism? Sure, there may be people who could be named at the university level, but I can’t think of anyone on a national level.
That’s not the case with conservatism. For example, who can deny the national impression to America made by such intellectual giants such as Adam Smith, William F. Buckley ,Thomas Sowell , Rush Limbaugh or Shelby Steele? People may not have agreed with the viewpoints of these individuals, but never once have their beliefs been forced upon people under threat of punishment.
Wokeism demands demonization not unity and hatred over love. Put simply, if you reject wokeism, you are a racist , bigot, homophobe therefore you are only worthy of the most acidic vitriol.
So anyway, back to the title of this piece. Are we at the end of wokeism? I believe we are at the begining of the end. You have only to look at the box office.
Yep, even leftist Hollywood is suffering the consequences of woke virtue signaling. Woke movies do horrible business. The best example is the superhero genre.
Marvel Studios was once an entertainment juggernaut. Every new release used to be highly anticipated. But after going full bore woke with Phase 4, dwindling box office returns from the movie releases have indicated that the public has had enough .
People are simply not buying into the storylines that make once stalwart heroes like Thor, a buffoon or the once raging Hulk boring and weaker Professor Hulk Fans are also tired of the gender and race swapping of their heroes.
Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios has gone on record saying he wants a Marvel Universe made up predominately of female superheroes. How’s that working out Kevin? Thor : Love and Thunder, failure! Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, failure! The Eternals? Failure! Black Panther 2 Wakanda Forever…failure!
The MCU has truly become the M-She-U (Hat tip to Gary “Nerdrotic” Buechler)
You can try to force woke politics down people throats as entertainment, but the public will always speak with their wallets. Threats, fear and intimidation can only get your message so far. After a while people may pay lipservice to get you off their backs, but they will find ways to throw sand in the cogs.
Fear not. For all of its bombast, wokeism will soon be thrown into the ashheap of history as with all Marxist schemes to divide and weaken America.