Is Wokeness Really the Future?
“You’re a dinosaur”, “ your ideas are gonna die out”, “society is changing and you are gonna be left behind” so says the White, middle-aged childless progressive. The new argument from the political left seems to be that us normies are just stuck in old ways of thinking and having a hard time recognizing that being a man or woman isn't a biological reality, it's a mindset (human evolution be damned). Also that race segregation which Martin Luther King Jr died to end is actually a good thing (MLK is not woke enough for the woke). Oh and also having police and prisons to punish and house criminals is oppressive (just give criminals a steady stream of free sandwiches and they’ll have no need to lead a life of crime).
These are all apparently the new ‘progressive’ ideas we can look forward to. As they frequently tell us ‘society’ is changing and we all have to get on board. A recent poll showed that 98% of Latinos reject the term ‘Latinx’, that's right 98%! And 40% said the term was offensive! If 98% of the population hate the term and 40% found it offensive how exactly is this ‘society’ changing? More importantly WHO is this ‘society’? It's obviously not the majority. How can so many reject progressive ideology yet at the same time this be the future society has chosen?
If you’re like most you might think the future will have increased space travel, maybe a weekend trip to Mars. Super advanced technology, why clean your house when the AI can do it for you. Advanced medical care, cancer can be cured with a pill. And of course probably the most controversial trans-humanism, who wants to be a superhuman? But that's the future us dinosaurs envision. While we fantasize about the real life Jetsons, progressives are looking to the past for their ideas.
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