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The Infantile Woke

In my latest column for AIER, I express my irritation at the woke’s unremitting childishness. Here’s my conclusion:

One final childish trait of the woke is worth mentioning – namely, their infantile inability, or refusal, to put matters into proper perspective. It’s undeniably true that some individuals are racist while others are xenophobic, that some men are sexist, and that some people are homophobic. Such will always be the case, sadly so. But there’s no question that racism, xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia are far less commonplace in America today than they were even just a few decades ago. Yet the woke seize upon every reported instance of such intolerance – reports which themselves are amplified by social media – as evidence that American society is suffused with incurable racism, xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia. Because the woke are far more interested in displaying their own imaginary moral superiority than they are in understanding reality, they refuse to recognize the overwhelming civility and tolerance of modern American society. Like children, the woke’s understanding of the society they inhabit is defective. Unfortunately, unlike children, they occupy prominent places in the media, in the academy, and in officialdom.

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