Quillette founder and Australian contributor Claire Lehmann gets off to a strong start by proclaiming that wokeism and critical race theory are bad, obviously. But now that states are taking legislative steps to keep things like critical race theory out of school curriculums’ Lehmann wonders where the “anti-woke machine” is going to stop … certainly not at some elementary school curriculum.
Wokism is bad, and CRT is bad, obviously. But if you think the anti-woke machine is going to stop at some elementary school curricula then you are either wilfully blind, or preciously naive.
— Claire Lehmann (@clairlemon) January 22, 2022
Does she think wokeism on the part of teachers and school boards is going to stop because of some law? They’ll weasel it in.
In the meantime, what is an anti-woke machine and where do we get one?
— Harvey Russell (@harveyrussell) January 22, 2022
What does an anti-woke machine do?
— Ryan Bruno (@RyanBruno7287) January 22, 2022
Don't know what an "anti-woke machine" is, but I want one.
— ᛚugh❂s (@Lughos1) January 22, 2022
Oh I hope you're right.
— Lance Vader (@LanceVader) January 22, 2022
We’re a long way from anti-woke overreach. Let’s deal with that problem when we get there 😃
— Dr Science (@SimonTemplarPV) January 22, 2022
It's more like introducing it early on normalizes the ideology. The fight to remove it from school curricula is to fight that normalization. It's definitely better than doing nothing.
— germ (@Nsight4sight) January 22, 2022
There's a lot to undo. It's been infiltrating for decades.
— Corrie🇨🇦 (@CoriolisMoon) January 22, 2022
Yes, this is how it's supposed to work, there's a ridiculous amount of damage to be undone
— Zenith🌋RCA (@RcaZenith) January 22, 2022
And rightly so. This latest iteration of revolutionary Marxism is pervasive, and schools are only the most prominent manifestation. The principle of equality before the law is under assault across the board, and Americans need to wake up before its too late.
— Mario Loyola (@Mario_A_Loyola) January 22, 2022
OMG heavens forbid if right wins any semblance of victory in the culture wars!
— raj chauhan (@chauhan69420) January 22, 2022
You say that like it's a bad thing, which tells us everything we need to know about you.
— Art Bellcurve (@ArtBellcurve) January 22, 2022
Good. I hope it wipes out the entire woke movement.
— Toronto HODL ∞/21M 🇨🇦🇵🇱 (@CryptoHound7) January 22, 2022
Good. It was about time for progressivism to face some reaction after decades of reigning unchallenged.
— sepples (@sepples11) January 22, 2022
Good. There can be only one.
— Charles Haywood (@TheWorthyHouse) January 22, 2022
Good. Because it's the woke machine that's really dangerous.
— Alex Simonelis (@alexsimonelis) January 22, 2022
Good. An anti-woke purity spiral is the need of the hour.
— Mumelelo Mbangwa (@Bullakhulla2) January 22, 2022
I hope it’s as strong as you fear
— J. Noble Daggett (@arkansensis) January 22, 2022
Why would we want it to stop?
— Just Via (@JustVia5) January 22, 2022
Wokism doesn't stop at elementary school curricula, so why would you expect the response to stop there?
— Ornery (@OrneryThe8th) January 22, 2022
Let's just worry about the woke for now. If the anti-woke machine becomes a problem, we can deal with it then.
This premature callout smells of misdirection, whataboutism, and tu quoque.
— Paul Johnson (@Transigence) January 22, 2022
If you actually believe CRT/wokism are bad, I cannot fathom why you want to stop after fixing the elementary schools; the current state of elementary schools is the result of woke capture of certain institutions upstream.
— Taylor (@AngloNormie) January 22, 2022
In a woke society, it is not enough to be non-woke, we must be anti-woke.
— Ｆｉｆｔｙ, Ｆｏｕｌ, Ａ Ｓｌｙ Ｄｒｕｎｋ (@FunkyDuffy) January 22, 2022
Over reaction (anger-driven) isn't always bad. Without it people will just push on something until you complain, then wait, regroup and try again stronger/smarter/quieter. Over reaction raises the price of f*ckery and also can allow threats to be more permanently ended.
— Chris Bartlett (クリス・バートレット) (@BartlettChrisJ) January 22, 2022
Dear Anyone Wondering About This Quandary,
The sunlight is Freedom of Speech, not as a slogan or a nifty quote but understood philosophically *at least somewhere*. That is lacking as it once wasn't. John Stuart Mill. Thomas Paine. American Founding Fathers. Etc.
— Hamish Alcorn (@HamishAlcorn) January 22, 2022
The anti-woke machine is like 15 people with 1M Twitter followers combined and no institutional backing. If you're comparing that with Woke™, I can only think that you're trying to distance yourself from any group, because that is somehow more rational.
— Mauricio ✏️ (@GrinningHeretic) January 22, 2022
Yet the woke side shows no signs of stopping either.
— Flamin Galah (@screechingalah) January 22, 2022
And given how the woke machine has infested every institution, from universities, to corporations to media, why on earth should they stop?
— Trans-Carpathian (@DiZzYwRiTeR2) January 22, 2022
They absolutely shouldn’t stop there. It needs to be eradicated from our military, corporations, universities (where it all started) and other institutions. Those who care about the future of this nation won’t stop until this ideology is eradicated once and for all everywhere.
— onionwarrior (@LordSiegmeyer) January 22, 2022
We have a long way to go before we have to worry about the pendulum swinging too far the other direction.
Audi goes WOKE with newest luxury vehicle using ‘gender-sensitive language’ for a more ‘diverse perspective’ and exjon’s response is PERFECT https://t.co/FQQqtPU7Qa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 17, 2022