I’m starting to feel like anti-woke is trending to be the new woke.
Antiwoke is “in”, woke is “out”.
What I am observing is that anti-wokism shares many of the characteristics of Green tier, but similar to Wokism is often displayed through and subverted by shadows from other tiers that were not resolved.
Antiwokism, like wokism does not have a requirement for logic (regression to pre-logical), focuses on binary us vs them (tribalism), requires all or nothing without any shades of gray, often has a victim-persecutor dynamic (see above), collapses or withdraws under direct challenge only to re-emerge elsewhere, uses dog whistles and innuendo rather than being forthright, invents “alternative facts”, ignores logic when presented, and so on and so forth.
As the anti-woke movement grows, it uses the same tactics as the woke movement used. It’s come to the point where Liberal or Conservative views don’t actually mean anything and are words from a language that is losing most of its meaning. People mix and match whatever emotionally charged words spins to their group’s benefit regardless of actual facts or what the words actually mean.
Speaking of zones, I believe this can be traced back to zone 1 being completely “short-circuited”. Most people don’t introspect anymore. Meditation in English has a corrupted meaning. Instead, people are provided with what they think and believe from their chosen media. What they are told to think by the media they respect as “the truth” is in conflict with what they actually would believe if they actually thought about what they really think (and if they have the skill set to do so). So the majority of modern society has a severe disconnect in Zone 1, which grows the shadows in Zone 2 to increasingly strong negative emotions. Some people direct these negative emotions inward and get depressed while others direct the negative emotions outward onto others.
If we look at Zone 3 and 4, global resources are being used to disproportionately contribute to this “short-circuiting”. Behavioral and medical sciences are funded by consumerism, not for the betterment of all humankind. The result being that even most educated people cannot even formulate a concept of what their actual problems are. For example, I get creeped out when I hear people joyfully singing commercials that played on TV in the 1970’s. Consumerist jingos have been so deeply imbedded in our psyche in zones 2 and 3, most of us can’t even begin to fathom how deeply. That’s just one of dozens of examples. War is another that lies deeper than race or consumerism.
I think the only way I can see these patterns is by jumping in at the deep end into Zone 9 to outside both the collective and the individual. Who am I / we if all the other zones are stripped away, even Religion? Only exterior of the collective can we then analyze the collective and trace how Zone 7 creates Zone 4, 3 and so on down the line.
To bring it back to wokism and anti-wokism - who are we if there is no longer any us / me? Then from that perspective we can look at us / me with an appropriate detachment.
You probably already pondered all this, though. Anyway it was a good thought experiment for me to put it to words.