by John Spritzler
August 28, 2023
The URL of this article for sharing it is https://www.pdrboston.org/woke-absurdities
Once upon a time, about a decade ago, the word "woke" referred to the admirable quality of being aware of social injustices, especially systemic discrimination against non-whites and women. But recently the ruling class has hijacked the word 'woke' and now uses it as a positive adjective to refer to absurd laws that the ruling class implements for the purpose of divide-and-rule of the have-nots, as I explain in "INTRODUCING 21st CENTURY DIVIDE AND RULE ('Woke' vs. Anti-'Woke') and how it relies on the Left to work."
But woke absurdities don't only exist as laws; they exist as assertions and policies of various non-governmental institutions; these institutions (and sometimes just woke authorities as individuals) declare any opposition to their pronouncements to be bigotry when in fact the opposition is perfectly appropriate common sense.
The following is a list of such woke absurdities, which I will add to as I find more examples.
A male human being can become a female, and a female human being can become a male.
A male person who identifies as a female has the right to use the girls/women's locker/shower room, and the right to compete against girls/women in sports.
A surgeon is doing a good thing when he/she performs a radical double mastectomy on a 13 year old girl just because the girl says she wants to look like a boy.
A health professional is doing a good thing when he/she gives puberty blocker drugs (which are known to have very serious and irreversible bad medical effects) to a child just because the male child insists they are a female or the female child insists they are a male.
The way to end systemic racial discrimination against non-whites is to have systemic racial discrimination against whites (as in this Boston hospital.)
White people, just because of their skin color, are racist oppressors (which is what CRT teaches in our K-12 schools, as discussed here.)
Here's a woke practice reported in the book Stolen Youth: How Radicals Are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generation, by Bethany Mandel and Karol Markowicz:
"In the context of our conversation, Dr. Li was concerned about medical school recruitment, but the idea that there can only be one top priority, and that a focus on politics is corrosive to the overall mission of an organization, played out during a controversy over a national medical panel run through the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), cohosted by the AAP, in May of 2021. The session was scheduled to focus on caring for babies born severely prematurely, on discussing best practices in the delivery room, and on managing cardiac care and caring for immature lungs.
"But an activist doctor, Dr. Erica Kaye, noticed that the panel was lacking any female voices and lamented this on Twitter, noting “more than 70% of the pediatricians are women.” 26 She went on to question why there was also “not a single Black physician to speak on a topic that disproportionately affects Black women.”
"So what did the PAS do? They groveled at the feet of a social media mob, telling Dr. Kaye, “Thank you, Erica. PAS acknowledges and apologizes for this error. This session has been canceled. It does not align with our values and our commitment to no manels [a panel comprised of just men] and to a diverse and inclusive program. We must—and will—do better.” 28 Another activist, Rhea Liang, celebrated, tweeting, “Advocacy works. The meeting has been cancelled.”
"Given the choice between offering a panel about how to best provide medical care to the most vulnerable newborns and appearing sufficiently diverse, the latter was more important—you can’t have “too many white men” in any one place, even when their expertise could mean the difference between life and death for the 380,000 babies born prematurely every year in the U.S.
"This has terrifying implications for medical care and research. What happens next time the PAS, AAP, or another similar organization is planning a panel of experts? They won’t be looking for the very best in the field; they’ll be looking to check off boxes. “Do we have enough women? Do we have enough black presenters? What about Hispanic or Native American? Can we find a transgender doctor also?” This kind of thinking about identity instead of expertise has real consequences for the future of medical innovation and care.”
8. Men can be members of a sorority, even if they are physically fully male and get aroused when ogling the sorority women when they're undressed, as reported here.