Mother Jones Whines People Keep Stealing the Language of Wokeness

Originally published by Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes’ Middle Finger

The notorious progressive nutsack, Mother Jones, has their panties all in a wad because the left’s sacred mantra of ‘wokeness’ is being disrespected.  Recently, there was comparison made of white supremacy to what was called “woke” supremacy. What was so upsetting and off-putting was the author of such vile thought – one of three black GOP congressmen, Senator Rick Scott (R-SC). 
After being criticized in a Washington Post op-ed, the senator responded with his own piece, clarifying his comments.  “Woke” supremacy was as bad as white supremacy because, according to him, “Woke culture is speeding our country toward ideological and literal segregation.”  As one example of evidence, the Senator stated that more and more universities like Columbia had announced they would be holding multicultural graduation ceremonies, excluding white students, as well as the university-wide commencement. Sounds like segregation to me.
According to Mother Jones, the goal of right reasoning people like the honorable Sen Scott, is to take the radical messages like BLACK LIVES MATTER and muddle it enough until it means something like its opposite.

“So it goes with any message of social transformation. Wokeness becomes synonymous with oppression itself. Black Lives Matter is spun into “blue lives matter.” “I can’t breathe” is adopted by anti-maskers as their smirking slogan. The mantras and catchwords of movements that challenge the status quo are co-opted by reactionaries who want to quash those efforts.  Perhaps no phrase has undergone this type of distortion more prominently than the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” The “all lives matter” rhetoric was just the beginning of the co-optation. 

Today, at any right-wing gathering, you can find supporters of the “blue lives matter” cause (supposedly in support of police officers) and “babies’ lives matter” (for the anti-abortion movement). They’re flipped on their head, turned inside out, repurposed to sneer at the people they were meant to rally, and generally made to seem comical and ridiculous—a rhetorical minstrel act, essentially, whose theme is the old American standby that there’s no greater racist than the anti-racist, no greatest tyrant than the slave who wants to be free.”

Comical and ridiculous—a rhetorical minstrel act is exactly what “Wokeness” is!
And the more woke we become, the more talk of safe spaces from white people, segregated events and suppression of free thought. The left are in a frenzy of excesses, and there are very real efforts to not only suppress speech but also to punish violations of new orthodoxies.  The left are protesting problems that they themselves allowed to fester and grow, covering their tracks by ever changing excuses, changing lexicon, and placing blame elsewhere.
The “Woke Supremacy” Sen. Scott spoke of is real.  It operates in bad faith, strawmanning complex systems and individuals as racist, misogynistic, etc. for power over people.  If “Black Lives Matter,” then so do “All Lives Matter”.

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