The precepts of the woke are three which the anti-racists have attached themselves. First, Racism Redefined: Like we need more redefinition of the words in our language. The woke believe there really are only two paths any person may take.
To them, all things are either racism or anti-racism. They believe “not racist” is not good enough, nor does it mean one isn’t a racist.
This, by itself, highlights the limit of their range of thought. Common sense tells us some things are because they occur in nature. Clouds can appear to have color but that is a function of the elements and compounds in the atmosphere. It is neither racist nor anti-racist. Lead is heavier than aluminum because of the atomic properties of the respective materials. They are neither racist nor anti-racist. Not every decision we make is race-based. That is true whether we are racist or not. Some people actually buy burgers and fries because they like meat and potatoes. How un-woke of them. Should we cancel them?
“White fragility,” according to the woke, is a process whereby white people return to “our racial comfort, and maintain our dominance within the racial hierarchy… Though white fragility is triggered by discomfort and anxiety, it is born of superiority and entitlement… White fragility is not weakness per se. In fact, it is a powerful means of white racial control and the protection of white advantage.”
Damned if you do and damned if you don’t
Essentially, if a white person is uncomfortable talking about race he is guilty of white fragility. If a white person denies his fundamental whiteness he is guilty of white fragility. If a white person denies his racism he is guilty of white fragility. Even a denial of racism can be evidence of racism. This is a Kafka trap. It is a rhetorical device “where the more you deny something, the more it’s proof of your guilt.”
The woke have determined there is a racial variation of common oppressor versus oppressed narratives. It is a variant of Marxism. It is a leverage tool seen in many traditional left-wing ideologies. Marx, interestingly enough was a racist. Marx violates the precepts of the woke.
Marxist economic ideology is a failure completely. It revolves around class more or less replaced by race. It seeks to create a scenario where there are only winners and losers. No one is allowed to be a disinterested bystander with better things to do in life.