1/ THREAD: WOKISM IS A RELIGION (AND A BAD ONE). Many people (including me) have argued that Wokism is at least a quasi-religion. Here, I want to defend that proposition. See: And:
The Preachers of the Great Awokening |
"And then the preachers will become moral peacocks, showcasing eloquent and fantastical sermons to a dwindling but increasingly fanatical base."
"Also antithetical to the stated goals of Wokeness is the tendency of its most popular preachers to castigate sinners instead of calmly attempting to persuade them of the justness of the Woke doctrine."
"Those who are Woke don’t really want to inhabit an entirely Woke world without the bigoted masses; instead, they want to occupy a world of good and evil, of the just and the wicked, of the high status and the low status, of the elite and hoi polloi."
"Unlike scientific theories or other empirical claims, the basic tenets of Wokeness are held with sacred fervor. Those who challenge them are not debated; rather, their motives are denounced, and they are cast out of polite society like heretics"
Surprise surprise. Two MALE writers for dismiss wokeness as a “quasi-religious doctrine”. 🤦‍♀️ We must cast these transgressors out of society unless they repent.
1. Thread on The Great Awokening. Many have attempted to understand this movement--too many to name or recognize. I will just go over my attempted and largely unoriginal contribution, which you can read here
"Why do people in Woke culture expend so much effort sending signals to each other and so little quietly working to improve people’s lives?"
The ‘woke’ cultural left is nicely analyzed here as a religion with an attendant status system, both of which explain its power and bouts of extremism
This insightful ⁦⁩ article by the Brothers Winegard (⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩) has just been complemented by data in an ⁦⁩ article by ⁩ (see link in comments).
"The elites, according to these preachers, are morally righteous and therefore deserve status, whereas hoi polloi are morally backward and deserve obloquy and derision."
This Atlantic article largely supports what and I, influenced by many other thinkers, wrote in
What an article. By and , the Coen brothers of cultural and evolutionary analysis.
For those interested in SJWs, an analysis of wokeness as a status system
"The elites, according to these preachers, are morally righteous and therefore deserve status, whereas hoi polloi are morally backward and deserve obloquy and derision" A good read on by
On wokeness as a religion by and , I'd say it's a direct descendant of puritanism
The Preachers of the Great Awokening - Quillette via
One of the earlier pieces describing the Great Awokening phenomenon, with great insights. (This phenomenon has also been discussed by, for example, and .)
heh! "the original sin of privilege." =P from:
"The Preachers of the Great Awokening", and , "In the following article, we will explore this quasi-religion, Wokeness, as a status system that functions predominantly to distinguish white elites from the white masses"
Diversity initiatives dont have to be zero sum games.
3/ Most of you already know who Bo is, but those who don't may recognize some of the articles he's written for Quillette, such as this one. This article was my introduction to him.
12/ Here's where the analysis gets tricky. I think beliefs impose costs in a few ways. First, their expression might require learning an onerous and intimidating argot. A luxury belief, in this sense, is a belief that requires intelligence and education.
and explain that wokeness is about status-seeking, not helping the disadvantaged
4/ Also in 2018, a lot more people would have heard of a new movement called the Intellectual Dark Web -- people from all across the political spectrum banding together to make sense of and fight “The Great Awokening.”