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Author Topic: Turning the corner on "woke"?  (Read 16053 times)

Ratman_tf

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Re: Turning the corner on "woke"?
« Reply #255 on: January 08, 2022, 09:51:49 PM »
It’s not 8% vs 92%. It’s very roughly 8% supported by 42% useful idiots* who think that the 8% “mean well” even when they sound crazy, vs 50%.

*also some clever opportunists

I would even go so far as to say that the woke and non-woke activism is only a thing in large urban areas and on college campuses and is only amplified because of social media.  Most people only care once it affects them directly - a Democrat who is a shrimper in Louisiana and a Republican who is a plumber in Nebraska just want to be left alone.

Yeah, but there are clusters of them in positions to affect society. Notably for this message board, the people working at WOTC, for one example.
And from there they affect our media and entertainment.
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Re: Turning the corner on "woke"?
« Reply #256 on: January 11, 2022, 08:04:56 PM »
Very interesting article about "woke" Hollywood:

https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/hollywoods-new-rules

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That’s the essence of what I find disturbing about some of the stuff on the left. Does this have anything to do with making life better for anyone, or is this just a game? Is this just about making you feel superior?
Bingo!

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Re: Turning the corner on "woke"?
« Reply #257 on: January 13, 2022, 12:12:23 PM »
It's like we turned the corner on Islam after the Crusades!

This shit ain't going anywhere, son.

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Re: Turning the corner on "woke"?
« Reply #258 on: January 14, 2022, 12:27:31 AM »
I have no faith we've turned the corner on anything.

$25 billion -- with a B -- was donated to support virulently racist causes in the wake of the worst riots since Rodney King:
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/opinion/progressive-philanthropy-critics.html

These all contributed more than a billion each:
Ford Foundation
Mackenzie Scott
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Contributions Program
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Hate and bigotry is alive, well, and rich.