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  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It wasn't - before DeSantis & co. corrupted it, Bill. "Woke" as it was, a Black-originated term, before politically-inclined monkeys "monkeyed" with the definition, is fine with me. A learning experience. "Woke 2.0." was concocted by the Rabid Right to make the whole thing, in all aspects, new and original, readily demonizable, for use against whatever they didn't like. Not having any.

    Me go nap again, now.
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  2. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I would say yes and no. It was originally race. Here's a Google search result.

    adjective: woke; comparative adjective: woker; superlative adjective: wokest
    1. alert to and concerned about social injustice and discrimination.
      "he's an activist and very woke"

    The term was originally coined by progressive Black Americans and used in racial justice movements in the early to mid-1900s. To be "woke" politically in the Black community means that someone is informed, educated and conscious of social injustice and racial inequality, Merriam-Webster Dictionary states.

    It was also used by the LGBTQ+ community referring to being aware of social injustice being perpetrated against the LGBTQ+ community.

    Then more recently like you said it was a word high jacked by the political right, especially Ron DeSantis to mean all kinds of nonsense. When I hear the word woke used now my initial inclination is to assume that it is being used in this manner.
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes, it does. When I first saw the expression a few years ago, the books in which it as used were all about being aware of subtle forms of racism, that non-Blacks were more likely not to perceive as racist. You were "woke," regardless of race, if you knew about these forms and did not use them, or accept their use. I'm thinking this was expanded a bit by, and for use of social activists, quite quickly, and I have no problem with that.

    The adoption of "woke" by LGBTQ+, activists or otherwise - no problem there, to me. It might be "Woke 1A" or something, but that is fine. Adopted, with the best of intentions, by caring parents, who understood the new child that was now theirs.

    "Woke 2.0?" Блять! (Multi-functional Russian vulgarity.) Evil product, artificially made, a demonizing urn, to contain anything the Rabid Right is against. MASA - Make America Sane Again.
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Sorry - "which it was used." Dang. Just missed the timer.
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    So-called "Anti-Woke" propaganda is usually - but not always, a product of people with small, DeSantis-fied minds.
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