Here it is, the blog you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to be woke, especially if, through no fault of your own, you were born melanin-deprived and therefore, NOT COOL! Part of George Carlin’s comedy routine is a slap at white men who wear caps with the brim facing rear and try complicated handshakes in an effort to be cool. Black men can rock the backward caps and “slapping clapping” handshakes naturally and it’s cool, white men imitating is not cool. In my opinion, using the word “woke” to denote waking up the social consciousness is another lame attempt to be cool, especially since this kind of waking up purports is to demonstrate awareness of injustice against “marginalized groups”, primarily racial minorities and sexual minorities. Woke is self congratulatory, signaling their virtue, and solidarity with the “oppressed”, while implying that those who don’t agree with their crusades are still asleep.
The overall pattern of creating buzzwords and cliches requires one or more of these ingredients: euphemisms, presumption of motives (mindreading), inventing words or changing the meaning of existing words. The euphemism is a special kind of art and the most common device for creating buzzwords. Euphemism: neutral or “soft” sounding words to describe negative or harsh practices, though sometimes they can be positive, to spare a child fear, for example. George Orwell’s novel 1984 contains a veritable bounty of euphemisms. But even a novel can’t match real life. The Final Solution, Joseph Goebbel’s euphemism for trying to kill every Jewish person in Europe, along with a plenty of Slavs, gypsies, homosexuals and the disabled, provided cover for the killing of about 6 million Jews and another 12 million or so of other groups. Mao Tse-Tung’s Great Leap Forward was responsible for around 45 million Chinese deaths. Euphemisms are powerful!
Now, the buzzwords. The phobias: Do you want to portray a person who has questions or doubts about something, phobic? A phobia is an irrational, debilitating fear of something, often associated with a past trauma. I question the claims of transgenders, homosexuals and the Muslims who embrace violence as a means of advancing their causes. Does that make me phobic? Stupid question, or course not. It does make attaching the suffix of “phobic” stupid.
Gender and sex: transgender and cisgender were created to destroy the historic and biological concept of sexual normalcy. The word transsexual has been around for a long time, and denotes the fact that someone appears to have altered their sex. But because the new RR battlefield is normalization of aberrant sexual desires/identities and the denormalization of sexual attraction between men and women, part of that agenda is invalidating the importance of biology and genetics while insisting that gender is different from sex, and is a social construct. Therefore, transgender has been substituted for transsexual. Cisgender is someone who accepts the binary gender and sex concept, and who identifies as either a male or female. Non binary is someone who doesn’t identify with either sex or even the concept of only two sexes. To further drive home their point that gender is fluid and under our own control, deadnaming is calling someone by their name as it was prior to gender-appearance altering surgery and drugs, instead of the name they christened themselves with after the alterations. The most famous example is calling Bruce Jenner Bruce, rather than Caitlyn. marriage equality is the euphemism that refers to accepting the idea that marriage is no longer between a man and woman, but between any two or more “consenting” parties. Notice I did not say consenting adults. Within this camp, there are those who have “married”– their words–multiple people, dolphins, children and themselves. In the latter case, the “two or more” are personalities.
Emotional supports: hate speech is bolded, because it’s more pernicious than the others. It presumes someone’s emotional state, and is used to brand a different viewpoint with a hateful connotation, like if I say “homosexuality is unhealthy”, that means I hate people who are subject to those desires. Safe space is mainly a college concept, as is triggering. Trigger warnings are written into course syllabi primarily by teachers who are afraid that a student will be triggered, emotionally damaged, by course content, and safe spaces are rooms provided to students who want to be insulated from disagreement and potential emotional triggers. Micro aggression is a made up word similar in concept to hate speech, in which a behavior or viewpoint that could be neutral or rational is branded as the intent to assault someone verbally. It’s another example of mind reading.
Racial/ethnic claims: cultural appropriation, someone using elements of a culture that “isn’t theirs”, assumes that cultural elements belong to certain people, and are original with those people who live in the culture, neither of which are true or valid. An example that caused a huge protest a while back was two white women opening a Mexican restaurant. White privilege is an attempt to induce feelings of guilt due to melanin content of their skin and to put whites on the defensive in their dealings with non whites. undocumented immigrant used to be called illegal aliens, which they are, but their advocates don’t want their legal status mentioned. diversity and affirmative action go hand in hand. While ecological diversity is a good thing, as is diversity of ideas, PP diversity simply refers to the melanin content mix of a group, as if it means something. Well, in the context of affirmative action it does. Affirmative action means processes designed to make the mix darker.
Economic euphemisms: fair share is a truly pernicious euphemism for tax policy that penalizes achievement and wealth. How much a fair share is, is never mentioned, since proponents of using taxes to redistribute wealth really want the tax to be as high as they can get away with. This goes right along with calling tax policy itself shared responsibility. social justice is the high sounding catch all for policies which aim to redistribute wealth to favored groups away from “the rich”, the measurement of whom would have been middle class only a few years ago, before the age of monetization of grievances. That last phrase is why CCs are supposed to be ever guilty, with no chance of forgiveness from PPs for the past. Forgiveness can’t be monetized. To understand woke buzzwords, follow the money, as they say.
This just in: Rebekah Wershbale was wearing a black T-shirt with a message that’s about as literal as it gets. A slogan across the front of her shirt simply read: “Woman – noun – adult human female.” For that she was kicked out of, and banned from the Five Clouds Tap, a pub in Britain. A bar staffer told me that the T-shirt I was wearing was upsetting people because it was transphobic and not inclusive so I was barred,” Wershbale told the news outlet. “What she meant was that I was somehow offending men who say they are women because my T-shirt did not include them in the definition of a woman. There aren’t even any transgender staff or patrons at the pub. It’s crackers.” Wershbale is a supporter of the feminist group Fair Play For Women, which opposes a proposal to change the Gender Recognition Act. The change would allow people to declare the gender of their choosing, without medical verification.