Apparently, being woke is American, and what the rest of the world needs is some good American wokeism. Professor Tyler Cowen writes that he is “decidedly un-woke” and that his essay is meant to why and how enemies of wokeism should learn to live with it.
The woke movement could be the next great U.S. cultural export — and it is going to do many other countries some real good https://t.co/3kvQYHm44v
— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) December 27, 2021
We’re not sure why Bloomberg chose that photo — those two ladies must be woke.
Wokeism is an idea that can be adapted to virtually every country: Identify a major form of oppression in a given region or nation, argue that people should be more sensitive to it, add some rhetorical flourishes, purge some wrongdoers (and a few innocents) and voila — you have created another woke movement.
As the technology writer and lawyer Paul Skallas has written: “MeToo and BlackLivesMatter are essentially US culture issues which provide an effective identity for internationals of the progressive class.” Almost every other country now has its own version of woke, though it may differ greatly from the American version.
“Internationals of the progressive class” sounds like the first group we should ignore.
Did an insane person write this?
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 28, 2021
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) December 28, 2021
Exports are valuable commodities that people want. The word you're looking for is "infection."
— RealCleverName (@CleverName5378) December 28, 2021
It is DEFINITELY not going to do anything good.
— Dave (@ThatOddGuyDave) December 28, 2021
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) December 28, 2021
"Cultural export"… How colonial
— Mike Francois (@mike11francois) December 28, 2021
White progressives are here to save the rest of the world from their backward ways.
It’s the Woke Man’s Burden. https://t.co/vwRTPtOqXa
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) December 28, 2021
The act that this got ratioed gives me hope.
— Tobi (@tobiasdupree) December 28, 2021
Meanwhile they're scratching their heads at the rise of right wing populism in countries where this happens. https://t.co/Rwh4PNjRhE
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 28, 2021
This would actually justify an apology tour. https://t.co/stK40dc5WA
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) December 28, 2021
— Hirsty (@Hirstotle) December 28, 2021
What's ironic is the woke movement has said much lesser things were colonization, but getting other regions to act and think the same way as you for your own benefit feels similar to colonization https://t.co/olZtvH6e5p
— Kairy Luminess (@kairyluminess) December 28, 2021
Let's make every country like San Francisco and Detroit. https://t.co/Ag9aLXjlPT
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 28, 2021
Oh, yeah. I can’t wait to see the woke movement take India or China by storm. https://t.co/L7oWLWGzSc
— Smatt (@mdrache) December 28, 2021
— The List (@ListComesForAll) December 28, 2021
“Most of all, wokeism is a way of spreading ideas from a relatively feminized American culture to a world less supportive of women’s rights,” Cowen adds.
It went over really well in Afghanistan.
— Will Faulkner (@about15lbs) December 28, 2021
I didn't know sowing division and vilifying people who did nothing wrong was a good thing for the world.
— frequent-disaster (@frequentdisastr) December 27, 2021
Yes. Any country that avoids importing it will indeed have a good chance of taking over leadership roles and positioning themselves well for the future while the newly woke succumb to infighting and chaos.
— ᴍᴀᴛᴛɪᴀꜱ ᴍᴀʟᴍᴇʀ (@3Dmattias) December 28, 2021
I'm not joking when I said the American empire would export wokeness all around the world in order to tear apart the societies of other countries. American people were the first victims of this and now the empire knows it can successfully use it against other countries. https://t.co/Sjatzr97tI
— Medusa/مدوسا♀️🇵🇰 (@metalheadfem) December 28, 2021
It’s about time this silly bullshit kneecapped the rest of the world. https://t.co/YAD2l3b9da
— FSakes (@FSakes1000) December 28, 2021
American leftists think they're revolutionaries when they're the vanguard of US imperialism https://t.co/P3np5aF0qo
— Haz (@InfraHaz) December 28, 2021
This is laughable and something that could only come from the white liberal US media.
I’m here in Paris right now and they are laughing their asses off at the US, with popular politicians actively campaigning on NOT being like us; and winning. https://t.co/vtamy7h8nS
— BKactual (@BravoKiloActual) December 28, 2021
Can't wait for the rainbow neocon wars because some world leader used the wrong pronouns. https://t.co/vaNreq6IkP
— Starman & The Boomer (@StarmanBoomer) December 28, 2021
Progressivism is endlessly imperialistic, even as it pretends to hate imperialism. They want to conquer every culture, religion, government, value system & force their own. You’ll be gender fluid Latinxers—and like it! https://t.co/xeZajYl8Iu
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) December 28, 2021
A smart country would set up a blockade against this poisonous import. https://t.co/wlEUJxZtme
— Eric Martin (@ericmartintx) December 28, 2021
This is a threat.
— Chillbytes 🕹️ (@chillbytes) December 28, 2021
This was written by a whiny little millennial who thinks they/them is cosmopolitan and sophisticated because New York has everything imaginable to offer, and they've never actually stepped foot outside the U.S., save maybe an excursion to the wilds of Paris city proper. https://t.co/vQJdcL0PYX
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) December 28, 2021
White beta male wrote this. Of course. https://t.co/eTwhTIuRCj
— Texian (@4doorsmorehoars) December 28, 2021
1/To my American friends, we don't need your woke cultural export. This is the very sign that you are a superpower in decline. Meanwhile, the Chinese are excelling in mathematics, programming and STEM: fields that confer an actual advantage in a modern, knowledge based economy. https://t.co/tDrZZfwME3
— Philosophus (@Philosophuslux) December 28, 2021
Yes! Finally a cultural export that could weaken our enemies! Please export to China stat!
— Chris Guanabacoa (@ChrisGuanabacoa) December 28, 2021
The radical identity politics being culturally exported by the United States threatens to undermine social cohesion in the United Kingdom.
The modern American Left is a gift for hostile states that celebrate accelerating forms of moral decay and social fragmentation in the West. https://t.co/N0WvLTsRlw
— Dr Rakib Ehsan (@rakibehsan) December 28, 2021
I want America to be saved, but I would rather it die than spread wokeness to the world. I know what it's like. I would not wish this hell on the rest of mankind because I'm not an evil person. https://t.co/yyEsDvBqc8
— Andrew Johnson👑🌾🏠 (@AndrewJ132) December 28, 2021
This is like saying Covid-19 is China's greatest export.
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) December 28, 2021
Here we go. pic.twitter.com/pByGoxbw80
— CitizenSquared, #1 Vampire (@andreaskustas) December 28, 2021
This essay goes on way longer than it should have. There’s a footnote: “Rather than spend too many words trying to define wokeism, I ask readers — if only for the purposes of this essay — to accept the Wikipedia definition.”
HO HO HUH? The Salvation Army going WOKE and demanding a ‘sincere apology for white racism’ with donations goes SO wrong https://t.co/dmDTUqLCsp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 26, 2021