It’s time for another of our weekly looks at the world of “woke” — the all-purpose insult that’s the right-wing’s new version of so-called political correctness. Right-wing ideologues (and Bill Maher) are still railing about the allegedly “woke Olympics” and the evils of “woke capitalism.” But there are a few other examples that caught my eye this week.
The headline of the week comes from Fox station KTVU:
Medical Fascism Update: Disneyland to Abuse Customers With Unhealthy Woke Mask Mandate Regardless of “Vaccination” Status
(They seem to have changed the headline and toned down the rhetoric a little. But this was the original neadline.)
You may find yourself wondering what exactly is this new “unhealthy woke mask mandate” that Disney is forcing on parkgoers? Uh, Disney wants everyone to wear masks indoors, which is exactly like fascism except in every possible way.
The Deep State
Perpetually wrong political pundit Candace Owens is convinced the “woke” Deep State is out to get her and her buddies on the hard right. And she’s not kidding. Well, she was at first, but she got better.
At first, the very notion of a woke “deep state” seemed funny.
But this is really no laughing matter. The deep state’s commitment to “wokeness” is spilling over from how it staffs its ranks to how it does its job, and — make no mistake — if you’re not among those who think correctly, you could find yourself in their crosshairs. …
According to recent reports, suspicion of woke movements like Black Lives Matter is evidence that you might be a problem, and if you’re a problem, you can be rooted out and replaced — by the woke. …
That is what being woke actually means. It’s a radical approach to thinking, morality, ethics, even basic biology. Everything can be suspended because the woke believe in a greater idea, like men can be women and we need people transitioning while in the military. …
Wait, you think the military is being destroyed from the inside by … trans women?
This is a recipe for disaster, a recipe for atrocity. It’s setting the stage for the kind of society where horrible atrocities against humanity can take place.
Well okey dokey then.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
According to an ANALYSIS/OPINION piece by Peter Parisi in the Washington Times, the beloved Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has now been perhaps irrevocably broken.
“In a nutshell,” he wrote,
the 2021 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, released last week, is what you might expect if Mother Jones magazine produced one.
Why is he so angry at the swimsuit issue’s “woke makeover?” Because M.J. Day, the woman in charge of the swimsuit issue since 2014, has a somewhat larger conception of female beauty than he does. Over the past eight years, you see, Day has been adding … plus size models! Women with tattoos! And even a couple of trans women!
Parisi seems to be especially bothered by the latter.
[T]his year, as if to flash a big middle finger at the swimsuit issue’s primarily (straight) male readership, the 2021 edition not only brought [trans model Valentina Sampaio] back but also another transgender “woman,” Leyna Bloom. Day put “her” on one of the three different available covers. …
Ms. Bloom is by far the least attractive—let’s just say it: The homeliest—cover “girl” in the 57-year history of the annual SI swimsuit issue.
For what it’s worth, Bloom looks …. fine. There’s nothing “homely” about her. And maybe that’s the real problem for Parisi; you can practically smell his homosexual panic from here.
Actually, that’s just my cat’s litterbox, never mind.
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