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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

i'm woke, you're woke, we all are "WOKE"


     It seems that often the loudest voices are the ones that are trying to divide people into different groups.  They do it to benefit themselves and not to enlighten us.  The need to identify enemies is a sign of personal weakness and prejudice.
    When I hear someone use the term "woke" I want to ask them what woke means.  They probably don't realize what it really means.  Webster defines it as "aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice"  To use the word in a pejorative manner just shows your comfortableness with your own prejudices.  It also shows that you are angry that the modern norms are moving away from a past time when discrimination against certain groups was accepted by the broader society.  Those norms are being challenged because of our changing demographics and we now hear the screaming from those who see the change as them losing their privileged position.  
    The next time you hear someone using the word ask them to define it and bring the discussion around to why they are uncomfortable with our changing world and ask when they want to go back to a world where prejudice was accepted as the way the world works.

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