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OT - WOKE (by Alan [CA]) Jun 9, 2021 8:21 PM
       OT - WOKE (by Paulio [PA]) Jun 9, 2021 8:52 PM
       OT - WOKE (by Jason [VA]) Jun 9, 2021 9:11 PM
       OT - WOKE (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 9, 2021 9:14 PM
       OT - WOKE (by Tonia [RI]) Jun 9, 2021 10:39 PM
       OT - WOKE (by NE [PA]) Jun 10, 2021 7:13 AM
       OT - WOKE (by Tony [NJ]) Jun 10, 2021 8:09 AM
       OT - WOKE (by S i d [MO]) Jun 10, 2021 9:01 AM
       OT - WOKE (by Tony [NJ]) Jun 10, 2021 9:32 AM
       OT - WOKE (by Tonia [RI]) Jun 10, 2021 1:41 PM

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OT - WOKE (by Alan [CA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 8:21 PM

I keep seeing the words 'Woke' and 'Wokeness' in the news.

Is this related to politics? Is there more to this than just waking up from a nap?


OT - WOKE (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 8:52 PM

No. That’s it. --50.107.xxx.xxx

OT - WOKE (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 9:11 PM

The “woke” crowd is who you can thank for canceling Pepe Le Pew. --172.56.x.xxx

OT - WOKE (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 9:14 PM

This may be all about not offending a group is afraid of their own shadow. --108.24.xx.xx

OT - WOKE (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 10:39 PM

Hello, yes it is definitely a political movement. It is all about being politically "correct". It is a bunch of progressives that want to stop the Muppets and Peppe le Pew and cancel rent too. Asinine! --172.56.xx.xxx

OT - WOKE (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 7:13 AM

Woke is basically political virtue signaling from corporations. That's why "get woke, go broke" is a phrase. --70.44.xxx.xx

OT - WOKE (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 8:09 AM

from the blaze . com

Employer says he has stopped hiring Ivy League grads: They're too 'woke,' too 'self-important,' or have been trained to stay silent when it matters

Phil Shiver

4-5 minutes

For decades, nay centuries, America's elite universities have produced some of the brightest minds and most influential citizens. And even those Ivy League graduates whose names did not end up in history books could count on one coveted benefit of higher education: landing a good job.

But now even that might be changing, according to a hiring manager for a popular magazine.

Writing for the Wall Street Journal on Monday, R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, a well-known religious public policy magazine, explained he has largely stopped hiring graduates from Ivy League schools because they're either too "woke," too "self-important," or have been trained to stay silent when it matters.

"A decade ago I relished the opportunity to employ talented graduates of Princeton, Yale, Harvard and the rest. Today? Not so much," Reno began before elucidating his point with a story about a student strike that took place last year at his alma mater, Haverford College, a place he described as similar to Harvard.

He recalled that concerns over "antiblackness" and the "erasure of marginalized voices" culminated in an all-college Zoom meeting that accomplished little besides outing the "thin-skinned narcissism and naked aggression" of many of the students — qualities that do not make for effective employees. On the flip side, he argued, for every outspoken student activist, there are many more who refuse to speak up when it counts:

If students can be traumatized by "insensitivity" on that leafy campus, then they're unlikely to function as effective team members in an organization that has to deal with everyday realities. And in any event, I don't want to hire someone who makes inflammatory accusations at the drop of a hat.

Student activists don't represent the majority of students. But I find myself wondering about the silent acquiescence of most students. They allow themselves to be cowed by charges of racism and other sins. I sympathize. The atmosphere of intimidation in elite higher education is intense. But I don't want to hire a person well-practiced in remaining silent when it costs something to speak up.

Reno compared the hostile environment at many elite college campuses to the "dhimmitude" of many Christians and Jews living in Muslim societies, or the "mentality of those who have internalized their second-class status."

Yet the students who counter and repel the environment have their issues, too, according to Reno:

Some resist. They would seem ideal for my organization, which aims to speak for religious and social conservatives. But even this kind of graduate brings liabilities to the workplace. I've met recent Ivy grads with conservative convictions who manifest a form of posttraumatic stress disorder. Others have developed a habit of aggressive counterpunching that is no more appealing in a young employee than the ruthless accusations of the woke.

As an overarching theme, students educated at Ivy League-type schools have been "socialized to panic over pseudocrises," he lamented. They navel-gaze about "diversity," "inclusion," and other abstract ideas rather than put their nose to the grind on real work.

Reno says he now seeks graduates from smaller, lesser-known — though more dependable — private institutions or from larger state universities or their satellite schools.

The underlying problem for Ivy League students, he suggests, is more than likely a deficit of good role models. Notwithstanding, the result certainly appears to be unproductive employees.


OT - WOKE (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 9:01 AM

The term "woke" implies that Americans are all blissfully unaware of systemic racism, microaggression, etc. All the tools the far Left uses to divide and conquer, even within their own party.

For example, VP Harris recently went to Guatemala to address the flood of refugees coming across the border from Mexico into the US. Her word to them? "Don't come."

This prompted backlash tweets from Leftist/Socialist AOC who said she was "disappointed" at the Veep's lack of sensitivity and awareness.

So the bad news is "woke" is popular among young people, much the same way as draft-card and bra burning and "rebelling against the man" was to the hippies of the 1960s.

The good news is they eat their own. The "woke" champion of today becomes the main course at tomorrow's buffet of hyper-sensitivity. Looks what happened to author JK Rowling (Harry Potter series) who was initially hailed as a champion of "pride" and "diversity" for her portrayal of a major character in her book as "possibly gay", but then once she had the audacity to suggest that only women are capable of having monthly cycles, she was "Canceled" and the Twitter-sphere blew up on her, resulting in many of her upcoming speaking engagements being indefinitely postponed or terminated.

The movement will eventually die out because they promote policies that make physical reproduction impossible, but for now it's going to get worse before it gets better as they recruit impressionable kids in colleges. Eventually, people like me will be sick of them indoctrinating our kids and will refuse to send them to colleges with crap like that and focus entirely on STEM and/or votech/trades. I can tell you right now I'm not providing any financial assistance to any of my kids who go to a school that includes "diversity awareness" as a class or have a director of diversity. My kids went to school that were a good mix of black, white, latino, etc. They hung out with those kids. The all did fine together without anyone "training" them how to treat each other. Amazingly, kids don't need safe spaces like "adult" college students. Diversity mission accomplished, as far as I'm concerned.

"Wokeness," in a nutshell, is what happens when wealthy, fat, lazy societies have had all their real problems (housing, eating, safety, etc) and most of their wants provided for them with little effort or challenge to keep them occupied, so they get bored and invent new problems to keep themselves/their group in power. --107.216.xxx.xxx

OT - WOKE (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 9:32 AM

Sid - that was a masterpiece! --73.215.xxx.xx

OT - WOKE (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:41 PM

Thanks Did, great overview. I had to laugh about Ivy Leaguers....so true: business owners do not hire them. As a landlord, I will not rent to them either. Trouble with a capital T. --172.56.xx.xx

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