In this edition, we share two items in the news that just exemplify the ‘Woke’ mindset. And we will just leave it there and let you read and make your own impression.
Gas Pumps Are Sexist
In the latest visit to some planet outside the Milky Way, a woman has gone to social media to declare that gas pumps are sexist. Melanie Morgan has complained that the pump handles are sexist because they are too large for a woman of her size, at 5’3”, and the problem is that they were designed by men for people who had hands the size of a man, so she struggles, she claims, to pump gas into her car.
Yes, in the Woke politically correct mind, the whole world is just an ongoing set of things that are designed to offend, and are either racist or sexist or probably both. In this case, apparently, Morgan feels that you should be able to select the size gas pump that you want…because the whole two minutes it takes to fill your car up with gas can be so offensive. (Of course, if you are still driving a car that uses gas, then that is a whole other problem and shows that Morgan still has a lot of work to do in order to become completely ‘Woke’.)
The Intolerance Of Those Who Claim All They Want Is Tolerance
A PTA official in Virginia has resigned after a speech where she said that parents who wanted schools to be opened in person, who opposed her views on transgender rights and on teaching that the country and its institutions are inherently racist should “die”.
Michelle Lette was Vice President of Training for the Virginia PTA until her resignation this week. Her resignation came after a video was released of her comments from outside a Fairfax County School Board meeting last Thursday.
“Let’s deny this off-key band of people that are anti-education, anti-teacher, anti-equity, anti-history, anti-racial reckoning, anti-opportunities, anti-help people, anti-diversity, anti-platform, anti-science, anti-change agent, anti-social justice, anti-health care, anti-worker, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-children, anti-health care, anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-admissions policy change, anti-inclusion, anti-live-and-let-live people. Let them die,” (emphasis added) she said.
In other words, anyone who disagreed with her was “anti-(something)” and was not worthy of even going on living. But that is the Woke mindset. They are not interesting in a debate of competing views. If you disagree you must be silenced, and silenced at almost any cost. And, THAT is how they really view tolerance.
One cannot help but be reminded of the observation of the late William F. Buckley who once said “Liberals claim to want a hearing of other views but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are, in fact, other views.”