One undeniable truth about the ungodly is they have no new ideas helpful to self or to others. Any form of virtue, any expression of righteousness, any talk of morality is borrowed from the Judeo-Christian community. The prevailing notion of someone being “woke” is no exception. Forty-two times in thirty-two verses in the Bible, the exhortation is given to awake.
Individuals are to awake to righteousness. “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame” (1 Cor. 15:34).
Individuals are to awake to the seriousness of life, and the need for divine illumination. “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” (Eph. 5:14).
Divine illumination, godly light, is desperately needed in a world where secular “wokeness” gives people a “shield to be mean and cruel, armored in false virtue.”
To say the slaughter of the unborn child through abortion is a moral act, is reprehensible and despicable.
To defend taking children and stopping them from being the man or woman God designed them to be, is unforgiveable.
To insist same sex marriages are valid, is irrational. Marriage is between one man and one woman. “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24).
To pretend there are more than two genders is to assault the wisdom of God, who made them male and female. “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created” (Gen. 5:2).
To objectify women, to emasculate men, and enslave both to unbridle passions and drug addiction, is to destroy the family, the most basic preservation of society.
Fortunately, a large segment in American society, is realizing that secular “wokeness” is just another spiritually bankrupt ideology doomed for failure.
For one brief terrible moment in recent memory, it did seem wokeness would prevail. Led by liberal celebrities, and cultural ideologies on college campuses, who were supported by a bias liberal media, it seemed like the prophesy of George Orwell’s 1984 would come to pass.
In that prescient novel, Orwell wrote of Oceania, a society under constant watch by the government, either by the police or screens in every home and place of business. Every word is monitored for political correctness. Inappropriate ideas are challenged, and if not changed to conform to the official position, the individual is punished. Common words are changed to give new meaning.
All of that was foreseen in 1948 when the novel was published. Fast forward half a century.
In the 21st century, the liberals demand adherence to policies that make no sense such as open borders, defund the police, support the climate change agenda, accept the radical BLM movement, sexually exploit the children, and insist on excessive government spending to provide social security from the cradle to the grave. Words such as marriage, racist, and appropriate are changed to give them new meaning. A guide is needed to comprehend Wokespeak.
Because “wokeness” is an ideology not rooted in reality, or righteousness, because wokeness is a corruption of God’s divine idea to be sensitive to His will, because wokeness is counter intuitive to human nature, it will soon be swept into the dustbin of cultural history. Unfortunately, wokeness will do more damage before it is totally renounced, for it has done great damage to many people already.
Needlessly, people in America have been taught to find contempt for their country because of past national imperfections, such as slavery, or broken treaties.
People have been pressured to shame themselves if they are white. The omnipresent monster of “whiteness” must be killed.
Submission to liberal authority is to be without question. Context, nuance, critical thinking, meritocracy, mathematics, science, and rationality are no longer desired, valued, or appreciated. Just shut up and obey. Those who are woke know what is best for all.
Because the woke culture robs God of His sovereignty and the Bible of its authority, God will come to cancel this corruption of society and the perversion of a divine idea. It cannot happen soon enough for some of us.