Recently, I sent you some thoughts on wokeness using the critical thinking constructs of post-modern discourse. In thinking that way, I was not induced to think much of what more and more are calling a post-modern form of Puritan sectarianism seeking salvation, while living in a world of sin.
I saw that in a recent column, George Will now speaks of the woke among us as having become a “suffocating, controlling, minority.”
He continues: “The fires of wokeness will soon be starved of fuel by the sterile monotony of wokeness’s achievement: enforced orthodoxy. … the woke will have the consolation of vanity. wokeness has many flavors, but one purpose – self-flattery.”
Will infers that the vision of the woke is a twist on the conviction of the 19th century Unitarian thinker, Theodore Parker, and later adopted by Martin Luther King Jr. which, in reformation, now holds that, “The arc of the moral universe is long and bends towards me.”
In his disdain of the woke, Will reminded me of Lenin’s objection to his more left-wing colleagues when he entitled a book, “Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder.