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Started by Sandra Craft, February 02, 2019, 10:44:42 PM
QuoteIt occurred to me recently that my time in Evangelicalism and subsequent journey out have a lot to do with why I find myself reactive to the spread of Woke culture among colleagues, political soulmates, and friends. Christianity takes many forms, with Evangelicalism being one of the more single-minded, dogmatic, groupish and enthusiastic among them. The Woke—meaning progressives who have "awoken" to the idea that oppression is the key concept explaining the structure of society, the flow of history, and virtually all of humanity's woes—share these qualities.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: Bad Penny II on February 03, 2019, 03:34:19 AMI found that interesting, probably because it mostly accords with my own thoughts.As a lefty I think the woke approach is counterproductive, zealous views lead to a bias against the left, provide ammunition to the right.The woke folk certainly do seem to bask in their righteousness, there has been a bit of it around here, labelling people racists for disliking rap for example. I've heard liking rap can be construed as cultural appropriation, it's hard to win on that one.
Quote from: Asmodean on February 03, 2019, 10:12:57 AM*O Tannenbaum melody* O Asmobait, o Asmobait, an Asmo may be near. O Asmobait, o Asmobait, put some of you right here....Before long, there was a passing Asmo, "Dumdidumdi... Eh?"...and then,
QuoteSo yeah... Will need to come back to this thread. I do have one or two comments to the article, but no time to do a proper response now.
Quote from: Sandra Craft on February 03, 2019, 10:57:54 AMCuriously enough, or maybe not, both far right and far left zealots share a contempt for compromise -- that thing without which nothing ever gets done.
QuoteYou've been waiting for a chance to use that smilie, haven't you?
Quote from: jumbojak on February 03, 2019, 02:00:26 PMAs someone who was heavily involved with left wing politics not too very long ago, you'd be surprised by just how willing many of the "old hands" are willing to compromise and even work with conservatives, when it suits their purpose. Yes, you have the true lunatics who advocate for N. Korea and the like, but they are very much in the minority. A lot of the loudest voices tend to be the newest voices. There's a sense of awakening that leads to a certain strident attitude when people first get involved. This is especially true when they are safely tucked behind a keyboard or phone. Give them a few years of trying to herd cats - commies are worse than atheists in this respect - and they'll either give up, change their minds, or settle in for the long slog. Oh, they may also fall in with the lunatics. I have seen that happen before.