Why Are They Woke?

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness

There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind during the pandemic, quarantine, self-induced recession, and rioting of 2020. 

Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism, or other -isms. Instead, for some, it illustrated a psychological pathology of projection: fobbing one’s own concrete prejudices onto others in order to alleviate or mask them. 

So should we laugh or cry that Black Lives Matter’s self-described Marxist co-founder turns out to be a corporate grifter? Patrisse Cullors has accumulated several upscale homes and is under investigation by the IRS for allegations of the misuse of funds from one of her foundations.


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4 thoughts on “Why Are They Woke?”

  1. Thank you, once again, Dr. Hanson. This is extremely clear, hard-hitting and to the (dreadful) point. It’s a blessing not in disguise that you can explain these horrific events to the general public. Fortunately, you have not be “cancelled”.

  2. William Cooper

    Brilliant Mr Hanson! Just brilliant! Thanks for your crystal clear use of the language in stating what should have been obvious but seems to be hidden behind faux concerns over Mr. Potato Head or Dr. Seuss and the Obama’s refusing to live in the capital city of murder, Chicago.
    Keep up the explicit, pointed use of our language. Bravo to you!

  3. VDH, I believe your analysis of guilt-ridden whites engaged in a medieval exercise of self-flagellation as ritual penance for past sins. The woke purvey absolution in the form of indulgences purchasing forgiveness. We have seen these mass hysteria movements before. There are good and bad individuals in every race and religion. It is a perverse or naive view of history, and an ignorant one.

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