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Anti-Wokeness and Its Other Participant. Selfishness is a Virus.


So my recent videos about black owned businesses have sort of flagged something for me that I think we need to talk about. As many of you know I spend a lot of time talking about Christian nationalism and the negative effects of evangelicalism on American politics. I do this as a former Evangelical and conservative.

But I don’t think I’ve spent enough time talking about something just as dangerous and something that’s really consumed my comment sections of late. If I were to put an ideological label on it it might be something like libertarianism or neo-liberalism, but it’s really way broader than that because it includes people that could care less about politics and just want to be left alone. I find it most common in businessmen, and what I would refer to as the Kardashian crowd most commonly found in Suburbia. It includes the type of person that would go out of their way to avoid any interaction with someone experiencing homelessness. They might even technically be pro-lgbt rights and pro-choice, but only because they don’t care about anyone else. They’ll give up those positions in a second if it means aligning with someone that’ll protect their pocketbooks and their neighborhood. I would even put self-describe alpha males in their female enablers in this group.

What I’m talking about is selfishness but specifically the pompous American flavor. It’s at the core of anti-wokeness because being woke might mean sacrificing a little bit for others. It’s what drives commenters to call me “white savior” and say that I’m “virtue signaling.”

As horrible as American evangelicalism is, Christianity did put some guardrails on this kind of selfishness. Humanism seems to be rising in its wake but there’s really no longer a central morality. It does seem, however, like there are a lot of people from a lot of different backgrounds that are trying to center themselves on love and loving their neighbor. I know sometimes we posture ourselves in a way that’s arrogant, and I’m as guilty as anyone, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try.

Bullies try to make you feel bad for caring and Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. This is more the world that produced the trumps, and we’ve got to push back.