Thursday, April 13, 2023

Let Us Be Clear!

(Discerning “woke” and “new woke”)

It is time we cleared up the morass surrounding co-opted, corrupted “woke.” To say we are done-with-woke or that we are anti-woke is to confuse and conflate history with today's histrionics. “Stay woke” was and is African-American Vernacular English beginning in the 1930s (perhaps in use as early as the 1860s)1 to raise awareness of pervasive discrimination and injustice against African-Americans and to break out of those unwarranted prejudices and exclusions. Thus, to say we are anti-woke is to appear to disdain or regret all the advances of the past century. No, we are not anti-woke or done-with-woke because increasing awareness and truth are what keeps us moving forward in honoring and preserving fundamental rights and protections for every living soul. Those fundamental rights and protections are the Right to:
▪ self-determination,
▪ liberty,
▪ due process of law,
▪ freedom of movement,
▪ privacy,
▪ freedom of thought,
▪ freedom of religion,
▪ freedom of expression,
▪ peaceful assembly,
▪ freedom of association.2
The original Woke was in pursuit of these Rights and Truths — the Truth that all men, women, and children are children of God and are entitled to equal Rights and Protections according to just and holy principles.3

BUT the present, appropriated, (“new”) woke (nwoke) manifests the very opposite of the original woke. Nwoke is about aggressively negating those Rights and Protections for everyone (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, politics, status, success, etc.) who does not affirm the various nwoke narratives of critical race theory, victimization, entitlement, spectrumized sexual orientation, etc. Nwoke is anti-woke. It is regressive in the extreme. In speech and action, nwoke opposes the universality of Rights and Protections. Nwoke vociferously proclaims adherence to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI-ology4), but in hypocritical speech and action (public posts, vlogs, gatherings, protests, counter-protests, profane tirades, etc.), adherents deny diversity, equity, inclusion and rights for all but affirmers of their narratives. Nwoke, calling itself woke, excludes, disqualifies, mocks, targets, censors, and maligns the “non-nwoke” of every stripe.

There are tens of thousands of thoughtful observers, left, center, and right, who reject nwoke dogma — who see clearly that the tyrannical demands for special entitlement, advantage, recognition, privilege, accommodation, and affirmation based in alleged life-experience and feelings have corrupted Truth and reality. But, at the same time, there are tens of thousands of left, center, and right nwoke believers who have bought into the pretended DEI-ology — the propaganda of the Lie.

The tragedy is that DSM-V-documented maladies are being celebrated and normalized, mostly by self-obsessed diva / divo (SOD) activists, along with their captured hosts and corporate sponsors. Some gender dysphorics who wish to quietly and privately transition or de-transition (pursuing their right to self-determination and self-expression) and who have no interest in compelling public display and affirmation of their life-choices are appalled by the tyranny and escalating violence and violent rhetoric  of the SOD activists. The activists continually allege instances of hate and violence directed against themselves (and there may be some pushback in reaction to SOD tyranny), but, as others have noted, what activists call "hate speech" is any speech that they hate. And if we were awake to the depth of evil and the science of domination, we would know that infiltrators and provocateurs will do whatever exacerbates division, violence, and fear on every side. That is the way of the destroyer.

Let us also be clear: there are dysphorics who deserve compassion as they struggle with self-identity and self-understanding, but there is also an agenda of destruction that has been in play since creation5 — an agenda that seeks to turn everything upside down6 and inside out; that calls evil good and good evil.7 And in this year 2023, we are in the very midst of this inversion. Some day the experiments, poisons, pscience, propaganda, and politics that have driven this social, mental, and emotional contagion and spiritual catastrophe will be exposed.8

And if we think gender chaos is a new thing in these last days, it is not.9 Androgyny10 (and its cousins) have always been an obsession of the adversary through all ages of time. Considering the forever recycling depravities in history, Satan manifests as a self- and sex-obsessed entity. Why would he change his modus operandi of destruction at this late stage, when it has worked so well for millennia? In partial quote of Shakespeare:
There are more things in [hell] and earth, ...,
Than are dreamt of in [our] philosophy.

Shakespeare: Hamlet: Prince of Denmark (1.5.167-8)11
And so, in this age of lying wonders, 2023 repeats the corruptions of 23 B.C.
4 And seeing the people in a state of such awful wickedness, and those Gadianton robbers filling the judgment–seats—having usurped the power and authority of the land; laying aside the commandments of God, and not in the least aright before him; doing no justice unto the children of men;
5 Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness; letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover to be held in office at the head of government, to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world, and, moreover, that they might the more easily commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their own wills—
6 Now this great iniquity had come upon the [people], in the space of not many years (Book of Mormon | Helaman 7:4-6).
1. :
“Woke (/ˈwoʊk/ WOHK) is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning "alert to racial prejudice and discrimination". ...
“The phrase stay woke has history in AAVE as far back as the 1930s, in some contexts referring to an awareness of the social and political issues affecting African Americans. The phrase was uttered in lyrics of recordings by Lead Belly in mid 20th century and post-millennium by Erykah Badu.
“Origins and usage
“In some varieties of African-American English, woke is used in place of woken, the usual past participle form of wake.[8] This has led to the use of woke as an adjective equivalent to awake, which has become mainstream in the United States.
“While it is not known when being awake was first used as a metaphor for political engagement and activism, one early example in the United States was the paramilitary youth organization the Wide Awakes, which formed in Hartford, Connecticut in 1860 to support the Republican candidate in the 1860 presidential election, Abraham Lincoln. Local chapters of the group spread rapidly across northern cities in the ensuing months and "triggered massive popular enthusiasm" around the election. The political militancy of the group also alarmed many southerners, who saw in the Wide Awakes confirmation of their fears of northern, Republican political aggression. The support among the Wide Awakes for abolition, as well as the participation of a number of Black men in a Wide Awakes parade in Massachusetts, likely contributed to such anxiety.”
3. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 101:77-78
   77 According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles;
   78 That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment.
5. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:3-6
   3 Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;
   4 And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.
   5 And now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which I, the Lord God, had made.
   6 And Satan put it into the heart of the serpent, (for he had drawn away many after him,) and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of God, wherefore he sought to destroy the world.
6. Old Testament | Isaiah 29:16; Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 27:27
   16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
7. Old Testament | Isaiah 5:20; Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 15:20
   20 ¶ Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
8. Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 30:16-18
   16 Wherefore, the things of all nations shall be made known; yea, all things shall be made known unto the children of men.
   17 There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed; there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth save it shall be loosed.
   18 Wherefore, all things which have been revealed unto the children of men shall at that day be revealed; and Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men no more, for a long time.
9. Jonathan Cahn: The Stunning Secret Behind The Shooting At The Christian School in Nashville
(Jonathan Cahn Official | Apr 10, 2023 | Time 11:02 min.) at . If this link is removed, access the link in the WayBackMachine:
Also consider all the myths, legends, literature, arts, and scandals of history.
11. Original:
   There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
   Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
   - Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio