Woke Is a Hell of a Long Way From Awakened
Woke is the new derogatory term for anyone with an interest in the past or a hope for the future. I guess that pretty much precludes any argument about its meaning. Woke doesn’t like argument, because debate requires a definition for the two opposing views and no one yet has come up with a reasonable definition for the term. Ask someone who is screaming at you, finger pointed accusingly, that you are woke, what exactly they mean and their face dissolves into stuttering and stammering, neither of which will win an argument.
So I have one for your approval (as you no doubt knew I would)
To me, ‘woke’ is the linguistic equivalent to grabbing a conversational opponent by the shirt-front, shaking them senseless and either dropping them to the floor or slamming them up against a metaphoric wall. Accusation is the point, response is hardly expected, as those doing the slamming have no argument. “You’re damned well woke, so live with it.” Although it’s interesting to ask them, in the most contr…