« prev   random   next »

1
0

Cure for the Disease of Wokeness

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 May 31, 1:45pm 252 views   13 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Like other mental illnesses, wokeness has causes which, if well understood, could be reversed.

I think the primary causes of wokeness are:

- the need to belong to something in our atomized globalized consumer existence
- bitterness at feeling like a failure, or feeling weak (gays and women often feel weak, which is one reason they are more liberal)
- fear of being fired or expelled
- (what are more of the root causes of the woke disease?)

Some some cures would be:

- belonging to a strong family; it probably helps to learn your genealogy and meet distant relatives with the name surname
- pride in one's and country, the feeling of belonging to something strong
- physical strength; men should lift weights, grow a beard if possible, and own a gun
- red pill education; men change when they learn how women really are
- starting and running one's own business, achieving financial independence and independence from academia
- (what are more cures aimed at these root causes of the woke disease?)

I'm going to have to re-read "The True Believer" by Hoffer.
1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 31, 1:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/over-50-percent-white-liberal-women-under-30-mental-health-condition

Over 50% Of Liberal, White Women Under 30 Have A Mental Health Issue. Are We Worried Yet?
2   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2021 May 31, 2:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Teaching people hard work and responsibility cures wokeness, not superficial corporate bullshit wokeness, but real wokeness.

Woke people once they learn to be rich and make money, stop whining and start working. I’ve seen that a lot with youth.
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 31, 3:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

That's true. When people work hard and have some success, they grow up and get past woke shit.

I'd bet that >90% of the woke do not earn their money. They are college students, women living off their husbands or off the state, the unemployed, etc.
4   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 31, 4:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
men should lift weights, grow a beard if possible, and own a gun

And a sword. Real men should own a sword, know how to sharpen it, and be ready to use it.
5   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 31, 4:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hadn't considered that, but maybe a good idea.

It's part of the Sikh tradition, and for good reason.
6   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2021 May 31, 5:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Hadn't considered that, but maybe a good idea.

It's part of the Sikh tradition, and for good reason.


It’s a beauty of old traditions, there’s always a good reason for them.
7   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 31, 9:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

What if you can just people to consider whether they are making things worse (which they are)?

"What if you’d dedicated most of your life to trying to save the planet, but then you realised that you may have actually—potentially—made things worse?"

https://nitter.database.red/clairlemon/status/1399459998229405698#m

https://quillette.com/2021/05/31/the-sad-truth-about-traditional-environmentalism/
9   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 1, 12:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Primary cure would be to force the wokersters to endure the long-term outcome of their woke desires.

• Wokersters in college complaining about "lack of diversity" should be expelled to make room for the "diverse" people.
• Wokesters in corporate settings should step down to make room for the "diverse" people.
• Wokesters wishing for socialist government should be sent off to gulags — the ultimate outcome of socialism.
• Wokesters demanding disarmament of the populace should try defending themselves, loved ones, or property against 3 or 4 young men the size and strength of football players with their bare hands. See how that goes for a while.
• Maybe we should have a woke city cancel the entire police force just to see how that works out. As an experiment. I'd be totally up for that so long as it isn't any city near me!
10   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 1, 12:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@SunnyvaleCA I love all those ideas.

First thing, we should promote expulsion of all white liberals from all colleges.
11   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 1, 10:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/toward-a-critical-woke-theory/

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.
12   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 1, 10:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/toward-a-critical-woke-theory/

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.

about   best comments   contact   one year ago   suggestions