Maybe the Republicans should keep the spotlight on this issue?
The two biggest “far right” or nationalist cultural grievances – immigration and political correctness – are the two biggest electoral winners for them. Republicans can’t stop talking about woke supremacy because it works for them. It is a far more potent wedge issue than abortion.
Aside from open borders, there are few things that most Americans hate more about the Left than the hall monitors and the woke scolds who have become little tyrants:
“However, only four-in-ten Americans think people should be careful what they say to avoid offending others, with a majority (57%) saying people today are too easily offended by what others say. …
The ideological gap is largest in the U.S., where 65% of those on the ideological left think people should be careful to avoid offending others, compared with about one-in-four on the right, a gap of 42 percentage points. …
In the U.S., these ideological differences are closely related to partisanship. Six-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say people should be careful what they say to avoid offending others, while only 17% of Republicans and GOP-leaners say the same. …”
“The Republican Party has decided to make “woke” its public enemy No. 1, weaponizing the word against its political opponents.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called out “woke companies” for turning against GOP voting reforms in Georgia and elsewhere. …”
The polls on the issue understate the true breadth and depth of the opposition to political correctness or wokeness. We know for a fact that the polls are way off on this issue because there is so much pressure from PMCs to conform to their precious speech norms. Many people especially on the Left privately believe this shit is nuts but they keep their opinions to themselves out of fear of being cancelled. They fear other people in their own movement will come after them for disagreeing.
Wokeness is coming to a boiling point now under Joe Biden. There is a reason for this. These insane people are pushing this nonsense into everything now. They want to have the national security state trample on the civil liberties on the unwoke. They want to revise the Constitution with a woke amendment. They want to push “trans” and critical race theory onto children in the public schools. The public sphere should be cleansed of unwoke monuments. The entire internet should be censored and turned into a woke safe space. They want to purge the unwoke from the military and law enforcement. They want to distribute the COVID vaccine on the basis of the woke racial pecking order. Infrastructure suffers from systematic racism. The police should be defunded and abolished because of systematic racism. The border should be erased because of “white supremacy” or something. The media has jettisoned any concern for the truth in favor of woke narratives and story telling. Corporations are using their concentrated economic power to bully state legislatures over woke takes on things like election integrity laws. Comedians are afraid to tell jokes out of fear of angering woke brats. Violent crime is soaring in the big cities because the police have pulled back out of fear of being crucified by woke “journalists.” Black farmers were treated differently than White farmers in the recent COVID relief bill because of equity. Above all else, wokeness is starting to become a litmus test for holding a professional class job in the United States. Even working class people who offend woke brats are losing their jobs for having the wrong views or saying the wrong word.
Woke supremacy is the new grand issue of American politics. There is no aspect of life that is off limits. It is polarizing and balkanizing social media. It is creating turmoil in the New York Times newsroom. It has infected and polarized professional sports. It is polarizing consumer brands. It has infected and ruined television shows and movies like Star Trek: Discovery or Ghostbusters and has narrowed their appeal. Now that is dominating the Democratic Party, it is going to narrow its appeal too.
It is spring for reactionaries. Do you remember the good old days in America when we were a free country and people could say whatever they wanted without being destroyed by a politically correct outrage mob? Do you remember when being born White didn’t hold you back in life? Do you remember when men were men and women were women and it was normal for people to get married and have children? Do you remember when our culture wasn’t completely degenerate? Do you remember when young women weren’t mentally ill or when there were no mass shooters? What a terrible time the past was and we should all be thankful to our progressives elites for having delivered us from “white supremacy.” As this shit advances through the Democratic Party, nostalgia for the past is going to soar.