2021 May 31, 1:45pm
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Over 50% Of Liberal, White Women Under 30 Have A Mental Health Issue. Are We Worried Yet?
men should lift weights, grow a beard if possible, and own a gun
Hadn't considered that, but maybe a good idea.It's part of the Sikh tradition, and for good reason.
Instead of finding more mature ways to channel their youthful idealism, many newly employed graduates became intoxicated with just how easily they could intimidate their superiors with supposed evidence of institutional racism. Not that every young hire prioritized pushing a social justice agenda on his or her organization, but enough did to turn hundreds of HR departments into speech police, to cow major corporations into taking progressive political stands, and most detestably of all to sanction the shaming and ideological indoctrination of innocent school children. ...Add to this psychological mix the growing incidence of fatherlessness among all demographic groups—a social condition that tends to foster feelings of both inadequacy and resentment—and the appeal of a utopian ideology which at once promises more entitlements while simultaneously targeting those who are better off becomes a lot easier to understand. The white contingent may claim to be motivated only by an altruistic desire for social justice, but their willingness to confess ancestral racism conveniently guarantees their own share of a more redistributionist state. According to a recent Pew study, two-thirds of millennials and 70 percent of Gen-Zers would happily surrender more of their personal freedom for the assurance of a comfortable future. ...In his 1976 Nobel address, novelist Saul Bellow anticipated the psychological dilemma of today’s woke generations, torn between the seeming security of a materialistic ideology and yet retaining some sense of a deeper wisdom. They would be reluctant to talk about this split, Bellow said, “because there is nothing we can prove, because our language is inadequate and because few people are willing to risk talking about it. They would have to say, ‘There is a spirit’ and that is taboo.” So, they would all keep quiet about it, especially amongst each other, but the nagging doubt would never go away.That so many Millennials and Gen-Zers have a historically low tolerance for due process, free speech, and other protections for dissenting opinion would hardly surprise Bellow, for he would see in their aggressive narrow-mindedness not true belief, but an almost fanatical desire to blot out the psychic split. With little educational preparation for the inevitable conflict between academic ideology and the sense of a deeper reality, Critical Race Theory is clung to with a ferocity that any genuine conviction would never require.The good news for the larger society is that wokeism’s march through its institutions may have finally met its match at the K-12th grade schoolhouse door. It has been one thing for American parents to read about some company forcing its staff to undergo racial sensitivity training or a city attorney refusing to prosecute minority criminals, but quite another to have their own children judged in class by skin color, deprived of “white” courses in math and science, and subjected to other measures designed, ultimately, to snuff out their true selves.
Gays are a protected class above and beyond others.
Wokeness has infected our laws:https://notthebee.com/article/part-of-bidens-6-trillion-budget-is-200-million-to-provide-better-healthcare-for-birthing-people
For nearly two years, Americans have engaged in a great woke experiment of cannibalizing themselves. American civilization has invested massive labor, capital and time in an effort constantly to flagellate itself for not being perfect.Yet neither America’s resilience nor its resources are infinite. We are now beginning to see the consequences of what happens when premodern tribalism absorbs Americans.There are concrete consequences when ideology governs policy or when we take for granted the basics of life to pursue its trappings.Who cares whether the blow-dried media is woke if it cannot report the truth and keep politicians honest?Once journalists became progressive poodles rather than the watchdogs of government, the Biden administration had no fear of audit. It took for granted that its disasters from the southern border to the chaos in Afghanistan would be excused by toady reporters.Government-engineered ‘equity’ has replaced the goal of equal opportunity. But such utopianism birthed popular anger when personal initiative, excellence and performance do not count as much as virtue-signaling groupthink.The United States just suffered a terrible and shameful defeat in Afghanistan. The catastrophe reminds us that the Biden Administration weaponized its politicized military and bureaucracy mostly to fixate on diversity, equity and inclusion, and to root out supposed internal American enemies.So, our top brass and functionaries talked of redirecting the military to every possible woke agenda — except ensuring military superiority and the safety of the United States.The result is the horrific mess of a premodern Taliban army routing the most sophisticated military in the history of civilization. We shudder when America begs premodern tribes please not to murder our citizens whom we abandoned in full retreat.Our airline CEOs vie to virtue signal their wokeness by damning voter ID laws — though such identification is required to board their own airplanes. As corporations preen to the media, their jet airliners lately don’t have enough fuel to reach their destinations. The new American airline normal is woke delays, woke cancellations and woke anarchy in the skies.Universities now subject their admissions, their hiring and their very research to race and gender directives. There is less concern for the collective student debt of $1.7 trillion. College students may graduate woke, but they do so with far less impressive reading and writing skills than their less politically correct predecessors a half-century ago.Are college administrators really so virtuous when they boast of improving diversity, equity and inclusion? Why then do they ignore indebted and poorly educated graduates — veritable serfs who cannot afford homes, put off raising families, and prolong their adolescence rather than becoming autonomous citizens?We know from centuries past what policies ensure public safety and which guarantee crime. All laws must be enforced equally. Yet now suicidal critical race and legal theories govern which laws are enforced and which are ignored.If a state attorney prosecutes crimes — or chooses not to prosecute them — on the basis of ideology and race rather than on questions of impartial law, then who would obey, much less honor any of them?The police must not just be monitored, but respected and supported. Today they are defamed and defunded. If those who commit crimes do not expect to be arrested, tried, convicted and punished, then crime pays. And so we get more of it.Cries to empty the jails and prisons and pull back on police might sound neat on Twitter. But lots of innocent Americans will suffer the deadly consequences of someone else’s virtue signaling.Before a country can conduct cancer research, explore outer space or defeat its enemies thousands of miles away, its citizens must have access to affordable fuel, food and shelter.But ideologues now restrict irrigation water, gasoline supplies, power generation and timber production. They may seem woke and enlightened to each other. But otherwise, they are indifferent to the exorbitant cost of living, the growing shortages of necessities and the hundreds of thousands of homeless living amid filth, excrement and disease on the nation’s urban sidewalks and streets.Social media fights, the cancel culture wars between celebrities and elites, the virtue signaling of academics, actors and activists — all of it means nothing if Americans do not have safe roads, viable travel, affordable gas, food and housing, and safety in their homes.Increasingly, they do not have these things. Woke leaders are losing the ability to do the hard and essential work of civilization, largely because they are obsessed with the dispensable.We live in a world of cell phones, Skype and Zoom. But high tech has become a mere veneer pasted over medieval urban streets, Depression-era highways and Third-World airways. It is more dangerous to walk the nighttime streets of Chicago than it is those of war-torn Kabul or Baghdad.Until our officials can ensure a humane and sustainable standard of living, we have no business lecturing others abroad, much less conducting endless witch hunts of our own at home.
Like other mental illnesses, wokeness has causes which, if well understood, could be reversed.I think the primary causes of wokeness are:
However, this ignores the brutality of nature. You know how a typical wild animal dies? It first starts to starve, and then it's eaten alive.
People believe they are following an ideology and are being morally correct in the extreme. All you need to do to "cure" them is show the flaw in their reasoning, and demonstrate they are not being moral and in fact are being immoral.So, they have this complex foundation of reasoning. You have to start from the base, and find their mistake along the way. This is not trivial or easy to do but it's possible.
Meanwhile, the http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_copybook.htm don’t care what you think. They’ll continue working as they always have, even as mankind, blinded by his own illusions, walks over the cliff.