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‘Woke’ Is the Ideology of Democrats

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

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‘Woke’ Is the Ideology of Democrats

'Woke' is the ideology of Democrats. I define 'ideology' as a set of beliefs that a group of political activists wishes to force everyone to accept, obey, and glorify. Some say Woke is a religion with its own saints and sinners. White, heterosexual, Christian men are damned as sinners; everyone else is exalted as saints. The saints are absolved from all sins as victims of oppression; the sinners are deemed beyond redemption.

There is no God in Woke. It rests on a foundation of Atheism and Communism. For godless, lonely, miserable, angry, atomized individuals, it offers a sense of belonging for which all humans long. It viciously rejects individual salvation, as proffered by Jesus Christ. Instead, people are judged solely by the racial group to which they belong or their sexual proclivities.

Woke is a form of Gnosticism. That is a religious mindset that everyone except those in your group is stupid. Your group possesses special knowledge that was a secret until recently revealed to the world. Anyone outside the group lives in the dark or is asleep to what the world is truly all about. Those asleep must be awakened and converted to Woke or excommunicated as anathema to society.

It might be hard to decipher what the Woke love. They loudly shout from the rooftops what they hate: Christianity, Capitalism, America, Western Civilization, White people, heterosexual men, fathers, traditional families, and Israel.

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History of the Term ‘Woke’

It appears the term ‘Woke’ was first used in a song by Lead Belly in 1938, ‘Scottsboro Boys.’ “Best stay woke,” he admonished, meaning that black folks must be vigilant to the treacheries of white people. By the 1960s, it had come to mean that if any black people were proud to be Americans, happy with their lives, loved the Lord, and were raising their children to be well-mannered and study hard in school; they were asleep—too dumb to realize how awful their lives were. They needed to be Woke for a communist revolution to foment that would destroy America and usher in a worldwide utopia.

‘Woke’ went mainstream during the 2014 Ferguson Riots via the online phrase #staywoke, amplified by the 2016 documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement. It is most interesting, then, that the entire Woke movement is based on a colossal lie. "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" is parroted by Democrats everywhere still to this day as the last words of Michael Brown when in fact, he never said any such thing, as even Obama's task force admitted.

It was made up. But that is one of the main features of Woke: It is all made up. It is a narrative, not the truth. It is a story made up to be used as propaganda. Anyone who dissents from the narrative will be dealt with as harshly as the Woke think they can get away with, up to and including murder.

The narrative is that the evident and stunning achievements of white people, e.g., forging the greatest civilization in world history and the most exceptional single country, were accomplished by oppressing, exploiting, and cheating everyone else. White people must be forced to feel guilty and ashamed of their race, forefathers, and heritage. The Woke must convince them to surrender their rights, their property, and the future of their descendants.

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Woke Now Dominates Our Culture

Woke may have started among African Americans, but those days are long past. Today, Woke has been pushed to the forefront of American life by self-loathing young white people. The rise of Woke can be attributed to the coming of age of Millennials, now age 25-40. Woke Millennials have come to dominate Big Tech, our globalist corporations, universities, public schools, media, entertainment, sports, foundations, and government bureaucracies. Fortune 500 corporations bankroll Wokeness. American corporations no longer pledge allegiance to the United States but instead kowtow to Communist China, a country the Woke admire for how it crushes dissent and forces conformity to political correctness.

Over the past decade, no group has been so radicalized as have Woke Millennials, especially during Obama's second term when he racialized their view of our society. White progressives are today the only demographic group on Earth that hates their own kind.

The Woke feed on resentment, envy, and covetousness. They dramatize feelings and care not for facts, not believing in objective truth in the first place. Now they have taken power over the American people and are carrying out a postmodern Inquisition. Part of this is to label any opposition "domestic terrorists." The goal is to eradicate any shared identity of Americans and to liquidate and annihilate America.

The Woke Democrats reject America, its Founding Fathers, its history, its heroes, its Constitution, Rule of Law, Separation of Powers, Economic Freedom, Free Exercise of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Association, Right to Bear Arms, and its borders.

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Wokeness Is Racist Against Whites

To those who are Woke, all people born with white skin—including Jews—are racists and white supremacists. They deserve to be condemned, hated, attacked, humiliated, vilified and assaulted because of their skin color. The values and habits of white people are to be repudiated as racist and white supremacist, including self-reliance, individualism, merit, rational thought, punctuality, hard work, delayed gratification, achievement, manners, logic, math, science, and grammar. First and foremost, it is racist and white supremacist to expect any non-white person to have those values and habits. If any do, they are "acting white" or "internalizing their oppression."

To the Woke, America is evil to the core and should be despised by all people on Earth. No one is more Woke than our nation's college professors and K-12 public school teachers who are busily indoctrinating our children with their evil ideology.

The immediate goal is to destroy the Middle Class, always the enemy of Atheists/Communists who sneeringly call them the bourgeoisie. The Woke seek the destruction of small businesses and churches. Independence and freedom must be crushed. Democrats want millions of Third World illegal aliens brought across our border to overwhelm our social services, schools, hospitals, police, courts, jails, and infrastructure. That will help take away the privileges, rights, and enjoyment of life for ordinary Americans and take their jobs as well, leaving them bewildered and demoralized.

Woke commissars monitor all things uttered, written, heard, read, or thought. Anyone who claims there was fraud in the 2020 election or says "All Lives Matter," who ignores preferred pronouns or questions hairy men showering with their little girls, or who speaks against Covid lockdowns, masks, or mRNA Jabs, must be fired from their jobs, de-platformed from social media, purged from polite society, excommunicated, refused employment, banned from making a living, deprogrammed, reeducated, cleansed, if not imprisoned and killed.

It is working. Most Americans are now afraid to express their thoughts on the social or political issues of the day, especially Christian conservatives. The Woke hate with a passion people who voted for President Trump. They hate the very idea of America being great again. They hate the idea of America First. They want America Last. And they want a Final Solution to the Deplorable Question.

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The Woke are Ignorant and Hateful

One reason the Woke are so angry is they know deep down inside they are ignorant. They don't know anything about history. They know little about the Cosmos in which they find themselves. Ashamed of their stupidity, they lash out with false bravado. Professor Patrick Deneen of Notre Dame explains, "Our students' ignorance is not a failing of our education system—it is its crowning achievement."

Only the Woke are allowed to express racial hatred openly. They direct that hatred at white people and their culture, art, literature, influence, and most of all, power. The last time we saw this kind of racial hatred was in the 1930s, when the Nazis hated the Jews in much the same way. Everything was the Jews' fault. They were too successful and prosperous and famous. They deserved to be dispossessed, punched, robbed, ghettoized, imprisoned, and killed.

Forty-one percent of Democrats surveyed before the 2020 presidential election said that if President Trump won, violence would be justified in response. An even higher percentage of Ivy League graduates thought so, with the most violent being graduates of Columbia University. The Woke believe violence is perfectly acceptable against the unwoke. Remember that these are the future leaders of our country’s businesses, media, schools, and bureaucracies.

But where is this coming from? As Bruce Thornton writes in FrontPage Magazine: ‘This year’s Fourth of July celebrations brought out the predictable snarky dudgeon of the “woke” left. Major propaganda organs like the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NPR featured stories trashing the Statue of Liberty, the Declaration of Independence, and the displaying and waving of the flag. Hatred of America by Democrats reflects Marxists' long resentment of the U.S. and its success in ushering their most significant achievement, the Soviet Union, into the trash-can of history. But this clear superiority of capitalism to Marxism was apparent decades before the Soviet Union's collapse.

‘As French political philosopher Raymond Aron wrote in 1957, leftists have "a grudge against the United States mainly because the latter had succeeded by means which were not laid down in the revolutionary code. Prosperity, power, the tendency toward uniformity of economic conditions––these results have been achieved by private initiative, by competition rather than State intervention, in other words by capitalism, which every well-brought-up intellectual has been taught to despise." In other words, it was the capitalist U.S. that delivered prosperity and equality. At the same time, the Marxist U.S.S.R. produced misery and corpses.’

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The Woke Exhibit the White Man’s Burden Syndrome

Also, in FrontPage Mag, Joseph Hippolito makes quite a point: “‘The "woke" progressives imagine themselves as the vanguard of a new utopia formed by liberating the oppressed. That fantasy, however, merely inverts a similar illusion European colonialists held more than a century ago. Just as the mostly white "woke" view their ultimate mission as emancipating the non-white and the non-heterosexual from oppressive structures, mostly white colonialists viewed their ultimate mission as civilizing the African, the Asian, and the Latin American from backward cultures. In other words, "woke" politics is nothing but an updated version of the "white man's burden."

It may also drive people nuts. As Joy Pullmann observes in The Federalist: “For those committed to power at all costs, wokeness is designed to create tens of millions of permanent psychiatric patients, people who believe insane and unreal things like “men are women,” “printing money doesn’t cause inflation,” “human worth is determined by skin color,” “lockdowns are a sensible public health strategy,” and “true socialism has never been tried.”

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The Woke Follow in the Footsteps of Giants – Giant Mass Murderers

The closest groups to the Woke in history besides the Third Reich—the Woke hate Christians as much as Nazis hated Jews—are the Jacobins of the French Revolution, the Soviet Communists, and the Maoists of Red China. All were based on Atheism and demonic hatred. All led to piles of the innocent dead. All began by tearing down statues, vandalizing monuments, rewriting history by filling it with lies and intimidating unbelievers through violence. All ended in massacres after promising paradise founded upon equity and social justice.

How have the minds of Woke Millennials become so twisted? In his book Brave New World Revisited, Aldous Huxley has an answer: "Children, as might be expected, are highly susceptible to propaganda. They are ignorant of the world and its ways, and therefore completely unsuspecting. Their critical faculties are undeveloped. The youngest of them have not yet reached the age of reason, and the older ones lack the experience on which their newfound rationality can effectively work. … the dictators and the would-be dictators have been thinking about this sort of thing for years. … Millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions of children are in the process of growing up to buy the local despot's ideological product and, like well-trained soldiers, to respond with appropriate behavior to the trigger words implanted in those young minds by the despot's propagandists.”

In Chronicles Magazine, Annie Holmquist explicates, “Thus, if society can catch them young, tenderizing them through imparting “woke” ideology on racism, sexuality, and other progressive issues, then such policies are more likely to be accepted a few years down the road. This is intentional. Wokeness is the propaganda of the despots of our time. Children are inundated with this propaganda by training they receive at school, books they find at the library, programs they watch, and people they follow online. As Huxley says, their young and impressionable minds are as yet unable to sort through the information they receive to understand what is true and right.”

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Obama Lit the Woke Fire

Obama is a demi-god to the Woke. The first man without sin. Nothing he says or does is ever wrong. He gave young Millennials the cue to become racialist agitators during his second term.

From 1995-2010, white progressives surveyed steadily polled at 25% who thought blacks suffered discrimination. By 2016, when Obama finished his last year as President, 58% thought so. Only an imbecile would think discrimination against blacks went up during those years. Eighty-seven percent of white progressives love 'diversity,' but only half of blacks and Latinos do, and it is for them!

The Woke divide the entire human race into two groups: the oppressors and the oppressed. The oppressors are oppressors even if they have never personally “sinned’ because of race. If they have never mistreated a minority person or said anything bad about minorities, they are still oppressors—by existing.

The Woke excuse any bad behavior, and even violent criminal behavior, by the “oppressed” because they see them as victims of society. If a black guy rapes and kills some old white lady during a robbery, he only did it because of white oppression, and she deserves what she got for being a white oppressor. By excusing the most heinous behaviors, the Woke are saying minorities are unable to control themselves, have no free will, and cannot discern right from wrong—the legal definition of insanity. They are saying minorities are insane. Talk about a low bar of expectations. The Woke are racists!

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Who Are the Woke to Lecture Us on Morals?

A little explored area of all this is, who are the Woke to lecture us on morals? Not one of the Wokesters who have burned down cities, denigrated American heroes, and torn down statues have accomplished a thing worthwhile with their miserable lives. They denounce the men who founded the greatest nation in world history when they are immoral people themselves.

They denigrate Abraham Lincoln, who freed three million human beings from slavery. What have they done? They vilify some of the most extraordinary men who ever lived from their parent's basement. Tell me something great some Wokester has accomplished. Who are they to sit in judgment of our forefathers? All they can do is destroy the marvelous things built by men far better than them. Anyone so filled with hate is an evil person, not fit to have the kind of power they have been given. It is so wrong that it is a sign that some supernatural evil is at work in them.

Comments

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 30, 2021:

KC McGee ~ I appreciate you coming back by with further commentary. Thank you and you are welcome. Our rights are certainly being infringed by the totalitarian Democrats. As you say, they have caused major damage and will continue to do so. It might just be too late. It could be that Gulags and gas chambers are in our future, especially for Christians. Let us pray.

KC McGee from Where I belong on September 28, 2021:

James A Watkins,

Thank you for your opinion on how it posible to over come this woke madness. My concern is that by the time our next election cycle comes in 2022 the woke" Marxist will have removed what rights that are still left will be gone which means all that you suggested in your comment to me will no longer matter. You've seen how much damage they have caused to this country and our Constitution in just 8 months, just think how much more damage the "woke" Marxist are going to cause in the next 16 months. There were violence on our streets caused by the thug "woke" for seven months in 2020 until the election, all the while the. "woke Marxist Dems in government did not speak out against the violence. They welcomed it, because they benifitted from it. And now they have control, they see us as Trumps brown shirts who need to be punished. They have control and they will make damn sure we know it. Unless we rise up in force against them all and say,.....Hell No. We are taking our country back.

One other thing I will say. The Law under the Constitution of the United States WAS VIOLATED throughout the election process in 2020 by Democrats. Based on that fact Biden IS NOT the lawful president of the United States.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 28, 2021:

KC McGee ~ Thank you for your kind compliments on my article. Wokeness can be overcome by changing the hearts and minds of ordinary Americans so that they will reject this nonsense by changing the composition of their local school board, advocating for school choice, boycott Woke companies, and never again vote for any Democrat candidate for any office unless the Democrat Party renounces Woke.

You are surely right that The "woke will do anything to achieve their goal even if it means violence." And yes, you are right: "The "woke" are useing everything against us. In the form of Government, SCOTUS, CIA, Military, DOJ, NSA, CRT stuffed down our thoats, The "Social Media" , Big Tech,and so on. The "woke" are inside all of these. Woke is in control of this country."

I am all for the extermination of "wokeness." I am not for exterminating people. Ever.

KC McGee from Where I belong on September 25, 2021:

James A Watkins. I think you wrote a great arcticle. But, unless I missed it somewhere, you did not give any kind of opinion of how this "wokeness can be over come. The "woke" are some of the most violent people because they have Marxism is in their blood. They will do anything to achive their goal even if it means violence. As our rights in this country continue to be striped away daily by Marcist and the"woke", we just stand by and do nothing but complain and wrtie about it. And yet no one stands up to the threats to our rights and to our Constitution. All I see is talking, writing and complaining. The "woke" are useing everything against us. In the form of Government, SCOTUS, CIA, Military, DOJ, NSA, CRT stuffed down our thoats, The "Social Media" , Big Tech,and so on. The "woke" are inside all of these. Woke is in control of this country. So, aside from removing this "wokeness" from existence as I have earlier mentioned in America, then please feel free to provide your opinion on how to fix it.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 25, 2021:

KC McGee ~ There are some things that ought not be said. And that was one of them. But I do appreciate you reading my work.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 25, 2021:

And thank you for coming back by, Oscar Jones, to offer your kind compliments on my article.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 25, 2021:

Oscar Jones ~ Thank you for reading my piece. I appreciate your keen observations. You are right that Barack H. Obama was a Marxism. And yes, as you say, he used his "ill-gotten influence to radicalize but galvanize every unrest, every racist root, every religious opposition, and every anti-freedom socialist left-base group in an attempt to keelhaul, to capsize the United States of America."

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 24, 2021:

T ~ Thanks for coming back by to leave your additional comments about election. I thought, and it was widely predicted, that Arizona would prove voter fraud but alack and alas, it did not.

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on September 24, 2021:

Very informative article on the woke anti-establishment revolution.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 24, 2021:

Great to hear from you A B Williams! I appreciate you reading my work. Thank you for your kind compliments on it. I enjoyed your astute analysis, especially this: "Barack Obama is behind this entire breakdown {this wokeism on steroids} that we find ourselves in the midst of ..."

Amen and right on!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 23, 2021:

Thank you Pamela Oglesby for reading both of my articles. I appreciate your kind compliments on them. Like you, "I don't like what is happening in our cities or what is happening on the border."

And I also feel the same way as you do about this: "I have read many times how so many countries are ahead of us, and I find that awful."

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on September 23, 2021:

Barack H. Obama.. a two bit lawyer made politician with roots based in Muslim, Marxism. Has exploited America as a nation and as individuals. He latched on to the failed Clinton healthcare, but ultimately was groomed by them to recreate it as " obumacare". He used his untimely, ill-gotten influence to radicalize but galvanize every unrest, every racist root, every religious opposition, and every anti-freedom socialist left-base group in an attempt to keelhaul, to capsize the United States of America.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 23, 2021:

Hello MG Singh! Thank you for reading my article. I appreciate your thoughtful insights as well. I surely agree with you that the Democrats are "following a policy that will destroy America." You add, "I wonder no American can see it that way." Oh we do, my friend. Tens of millions of us do see it that way precisely. I am glad you do too.

A B Williams from Central Florida on September 23, 2021:

Barack Obama is behind this entire breakdown {this wokeism on steroids} that we find ourselves in the midst of, no doubt about it. Some seriously thought that Obama's yes man, Joe Biden, would bring something different, more moderate. What a joke! He has only doubled down and what's worse, due to his mental state, he can be manipulated into doing much worse.

Great article James and sorry, I cannot come up with anything positive or even noteworthy, that the Wokesters have accomplished.

I think they, like Joe Biden, are too far gone, only their incapacity has come in the spring of their lives. :(

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 23, 2021:

T ~ You are quite welcome. It was my pleasure. Thank you for taking the time to read my piece. I enjoyed your little joke there. I do like very much 'Living for the City.' Quite a tune.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

This is a well-written article that explains the 'Woke' mentality, which I really have not understood, James. I don't like what is happening in our cities or what is happening on the border.

I read your article on schools, which I thought was very good. I couldn't find it in my Feed to make a comment. I have read many times how so many countries are ahead of us, and I find that awful.

MG Singh from UAE on September 23, 2021:

I really don't know what to make of this but generally the present lot of Dems led by Joe Biden are senile with a one point agenda to crucify Donald Trump. In the bargain they are following a policy that will destroy America. I wonder no American can see it that way.

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