William Haupt III | The Center Square contributor
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. – Photo by Bonnie Cash / AP
“Woke and cancel culture are signs of a judgmental
culture. In their world you cannot speak to another person without worrying
about what they will be thinking about you.”
– Abhijit Naskar
All societies have a particular social, legal and
cultural set of traditions that they live by. These are the vectors of
authority that maintain the values, ideologies, and institutions in a
civilization. These societies adapt to change for survival. Many
transformations take years and even decades. Those that take place through
healthy, peaceful social and cultural evolution compliment a normal society.
But if social, cultural or political change is forced
upon a society by violence, revolt or war, it divides and weakens a nation.
Violence or forceful reformations intimidate people and they will fight back.
Disorderly change is unsustainable without continued extortion, disturbance and
destructiveness. When all cultural, social, and political traditions that bring
order to a society vanish, it will perish.
In the early 20th century, a German school of social
philosophy developed called Critical Theory. Critical Theory critiques culture
and challenges the underlying power structures of society. It is a movement to
liberate people from the restrains that control law and order. In Critical
Theory, the only things that exist are hierarchies of power, and those
hierarchies must be totally eliminated.
The goal of these theorists is to completely dismantle a
culture and reinvent it from the ground up.
This radical philosophy crept into our academic
institutions in the 1980s. Within a decade, it infiltrated almost every
university in the world. Graduates took this ideology with them to media
newsrooms and corporations and it has entrenched itself as the primary Western
culture for millennials today.
This new religion, AKA “wokeism,” has infected every
facet of American culture. Since wokeism is self-centered destruction of
society, it must create its own commandments and rules to meet its goals and
objectives. Wokes use these rules to banish anyone who they consider a threat
“Casting stones at anyone who disagrees with you shows
what a loser you are.”
– Barack Obama
Critical Theory does not improve society, so wokes use
every means possible to eliminate people that support the traditional
institutions, morals and social values that guide normal socialites. They
develop their own rules for the majority and ostracize everyone who does not
conform to their laws.
Critical Theorists have found that “racism” is one of the
most powerful tools to eliminate everything that stands in their way of
accomplishing their vision of a society free from all past guidelines and
traditions. They disavow all institutions and homogeneity that maintain moral
civic law and order.
London University’s Eric Kaufmann claims using race as
the sole criteria to justify what one does to disrupt an entire society is
unacceptable. Attacking a race as a privileged class, or one with a different
cultural or political view, creates social distrust, disrespect and dissent
“We are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath
– Alex Solzhenitsyn
We do not live in a racist free world and never will. Get
over it. But race is a covert commandment of the religion of wokeism. It is
used discriminately for their personal gain to discredit and publicly
administer their personal brand of social justice against anyone who is not a
diehard liberal woke.
With the election of Donald Trump, the wokes took over
Congress and the media and wokeism has become the official driving force to
discredit and eliminate anyone who is not a woke progressive.
From 1869 to 1935, all 45 Blacks elected to Congress were
members of the Party of Lincoln, the GOP. This domination of Blacks in Congress
only changed due to the Depression politics of FDR. Franklin Roosevelt was the
first president who gained universal support from Black America. They changed
political stripes like many white Americans because they thought he’d end the
Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R, S. Carolina, has been
in the Senate since 2014. He receives email and phone threats from around the
U.S. He is labeled an “Uncle Tom.” They say he sold out his race to
“Why won’t people accept I am Black and I am
– Tim Scott
As someone who has witnessed racism daily in 2020, Scott
was asked by the GOP to author legislation to reform the country's law
enforcement departments. The bill he presented to Congress was supported by
police unions and civic groups nationwide. And it was revered as a quality
But Senate Democrats. led by Kamala Harris, emboldened a
national outcry to speak out against Scott’s legislation and filibusted Scott’s
bill to prevent if from going to the floor. Scott told FOX News that Democrats
blocked his bill because they wanted to use “race” against the GOP in the next
“This bill cannot be salvaged and we Democrats refuse to
debate or amend it.”
– Kamala Harris
While this bill was being discussed in the Senate, Tim
Scott’s office was deluged with threats and racial innuendoes claiming he did
not belong in Congress because he was not a Democrat. His life was threatened
as well as his family members. And the Black Caucus scorned and ridiculed
“This is nothing more than pure liberal racist politics
at its very worst against the GOP.”
– Tim Scott
Democrats have repeatedly claimed the filibuster is racist
since they won control of Congress. Yet they used it repeatedly to stop
Republican legislation the entire time Trump was in office. Senate Minority
Leader Mitch McConnell said, "If the Democrats really believe what they’re
saying about racism, then why did they themselves use a racist tool against
Senator Scott’s police reform bill last year?"
Bill Clinton once said, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Today, racism has become the main commandment for wokes to cancel out anyone
who is conservative or says anything they do not agree with. There is no
forgiveness in the religion of woke; especially if you are Black and
Republican. In every state legislature as well as the federal government, Black
Republicans are banned from Black caucuses.
To wokes, racism is only a dirty word when they choose to
make it one to further liberal left causes.
Every Black Republican in recent U.S. history has been
victimized by the left as an Uncle Tom and has also been accused of “trading
blackness for whiteness.” Yet from the end of the Civil War until 1935, every
elected Black official in the federal government was a Republican, the party of
Wokes have proven they are not against racism. Race is
only a tool that they use freely against anyone black or white that does not support
the self-promoting ideology of the uncompromising liberal left.
“Wokeism, is not what America is about. It distorts our
glorious founding and our real history to make this country look like something
it isn’t now, or ever has been.”
– Mike Pompeo