Woke Invasion

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Proponents of Wokeism have been proselytizing (see also Woke Inveigling) many unsuspecting organizations adopting a number of covert tactics. See this Twitter thread for an example of how it works in education.

Kara explains the particular situation in tech:

There is a line of demarcation when it came to employees who were hired before 2016 and employees who were hired around 2017 [Trump election]. [..] I think there is a lot of Sheldon’s who just want to be engineers; they just want to open source everything, … and now you have a different type of employees who are working there, and they are actively turning the organization to political change, to preventing “harm” and “Misinformation”. — Kara Frederick, former Facebook employee. source

Or for a conspiratorial summary,

This is overtly political and has nothing to do with being “nice” or “empathetic”. The corporations have inadvertently made an arrangement with critical theory leftists to transform society into a capitalist monopoly on top, and socialism on the bottom. That’s the deal.

It’s been dubbed “Woke Capitalism” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vog7Wn1WGRM), where the managerial class has reached a compromise in which they get to keep and - through being appointed as stewards of the political movement - gain power, while activists of the movement get the transformation they demand.

This particular warning in Google Docs is just that. It’s Google managing the changes in society that certain activists want, in order to maintain corporate power. Changes like this will keep being added (as we should know by now) while our social structures change into something comparable to a social credit system. These changes are promoted by manufactured social pressures and financial incentives from large investment banks and so are implemented by any company that wishes to grow while under public scrutiny.

Discussions about this have been like groundhog day since 2015, no one seems to be able to get past the surface level of what is probably the greatest transformation of any society since the 1930’s, and it’s astonishing. It’s a gradual escalation of demands from woke activists, backed by the behemoth corporations and banks, then adopted by governments.

For anyone who wants to help others, or to resolve injustices in our society, having true empathy for the plight of those oppressed and wanting to solve social problems: you know this is bullshit. Even for the activists this isn’t about actually helping anyone, it’s about pushing us into accepting a shuffling of hierarchies, of which they didn’t bother to iron out the injustices. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31090216

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Examples

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  • Wokeism

    Wokeism (also called neoracism) is a modern religion that originated in America (presumably around 2016; see Woke Invasion) and is closely accompanied by the pseudoscienfic field Critical Race Theory. The central thesis of the religion is best characterized by the following passage:

  • Unearthing heterodox views from Wikipedia

    For example, the topic of sexual objectification is not exactly uncontroversial. And heterodox views are periodically censored out of its Wikipedia article by power users (senior and woke editors). The removal of views by Christina Hoff Sommers and Naomi Wolf on the subject is a good example. If you were just reading the latest version of the Wikipedia article, you would only get the censored version - but if you perused the page history and unearthed these deleted passages, you get to see a more comprehensive (i.e., umm … encyclopedic) view on it.

  • The Unwoke
    Grace: a report of how she resisted Woke Invasion in her non-profit organization in around year 2010, through clearly understanding Critical Race Theory.

    Instances of tech companies successfully extricating themselves out of Woke Invasion:

  • Anti-crypto

    A disgruntled vocal minority belong to the church of anti-crypto, and they have taken upon themselves to proselytize (see Woke Invasion) the unsuspecting masses - which righteous indignation is best illustrated by their following decree: