"In moments of despair it had occurred to me that there was something of a medieval Dark Age about the current mood: Extinction Rebellion with its child saints and the self-flagellating Woke culture. Being given an apparently sound reason to disable the most notable manifestations of that historical tradition which we are now being encouraged to denounce: what could be better suited to the weird, vaguely hysterical, fashion of the times? Fear may be the most dangerous contagion but I am coming around to the view that this is not simple fear. It is a mass neurosis of which irrational and prolonged anxiety is a symptom: a corrosive loss of confidence and understanding of one’s role and identity which will, if it prevails, ultimately undermine the quality of modern life more irrevocably than any virus.
It is not only our official cultural institutions that are at risk here. One of the most fundamental principles of post-war liberal democracy is on trial – or, at least, coming up for examination." The Telegraph
Yes, I know. I am becoming even more boring about this, but Daly has her finger on the essence of the matter. The call to wokeness is a siren song enlisting neurotic adherence to a cause that demands rejection of the world as we have known it and the creation of a utopian cult that does not know its own creed. That remains to emerge when the putative victors in the struggle for a woke world fall upon each other for control. What would President Bidoharris do in such a circumstance? IMO they would cave in and the street fanatics would rule a barren landscape that was once a prosperous and well run country. pl