At the heart of wokeness is a lie – the Marxist lie that human society is reducible to power imbalances between the oppressor and the oppressed. Thus wokeness depends on false narratives to sell itself and smear its opponents.
Below are the first two in a Frontpage series of the Top Ten Woke Lies subverting American politics and culture.
10) The Right Wants to Ban Black History and Culture
“We won’t allow Florida tax dollars to be spent teaching kids to hate our country or to hate each other,” Governor DeSantis said in December 2021 when announcing the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (W.O.K.E.) Act. “We also have a responsibility to ensure that parents have the means to vindicate their rights when it comes to enforcing state standards.”
The hate DeSantis was referring to is the race essentialism of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the false 1619 Project narrative which claims that America’s founding was rooted not in liberty but in slavery and racism. The Left has injected this debunked historiography, this anti-American subversion into every level of education from pre-K through graduate school – but not in Florida, thanks to its culture warrior governor.
“We believe in education, not indoctrination,” DeSantis said at a news conference a year ago at the signing of HB 7, the “Individual Freedom” measure, which officially banned the pernicious ideology of CRT from classrooms. “We believe an important component of freedom in the state of Florida is the freedom from having oppressive ideologies opposed upon you without your consent.”
Freedom and states’ rights don’t sit well with Democrats, who also resent having their racial indoctrination of children booted out of schools. Thus, back in February on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, the titular host and left-wing propagandist sought to smear DeSantis when she asked Vice President Kamala Harris, “What does Governor Ron DeSantis not know about black history and the black experience when he says that slavery and the aftermath of slavery should not be taught to Florida schoolchildren?”
Hold it right there. DeSantis, who worries the Left so much that he is beginning to supplant former President Trump as the new Literally Hitler™, has never declared that the history of slavery and its aftermath should not be taught to children in his state. In fact, black history is actually required in Florida’s schools and has been since 1994. And DeSantis supports that.
According to the Florida Department of Education website, the state’s African American History classes must teach “the history of African peoples before the political conflicts that led to the development of slavery” as well as “the enslaved experience,” “abolition,” and “the history and contributions of Americans of the African diaspora to society.” “All the important things, that’s part of our core curriculum,” DeSantis has said.
The epically incompetent Kamala, unsurprisingly, not only didn’t call Andrea Mitchell out for her blatant lie in their interview, but ran with it, replying, “Any push to censor America’s teachers and tell them what they should be teaching in the best interest of our children in partnership with the parents of America, is I think, wrongheaded.” After some further blather, she concluded, “It should not be some politician saying what should not be taught in our classrooms.”
First, too many of America’s teachers do not have the best interests of our children at heart and are not working “in partnership with the parents of America,” but instead are actively concealing a woke agenda from them. The racist falsehoods of CRT and the 1619 Project are vital weapons in their brainwashing arsenal. Parents who discovered, thanks to the COVID lockdowns over the last three years, what those activist teachers have been up to were rightfully outraged about it.
Second, CRT is not black history – it is poisonous propaganda, indoctrination into a neo-Marxist worldview that does not open students’ minds but inculcates a “revolutionary consciousness” that closes minds. It does not promote racial healing and unity but intentionally provokes racial resentment and guilt. Rejecting CRT from the curriculum is not censorship; it is good governance that actually is in partnership with the parents of America, who don’t want their children subjected to any more of the radical Left’s relentless incitement of racial division.
But the lie that Ron DeSantis and his fellow Republicans want to censor the history of slavery in America – indeed, to outright ban black history and black culture in schools – has become the coordinated, rabble-rousing rallying cry of the leftwing media from MSNBC to The Atlantic to the moronic co-hostesses of The View. And they’re clinging to that lie – indeed, when castigated on social media and by the DeSantis team for her slanderous accusation, an unrepentant Andrea Mitchell offered up the lame non-apology that she had merely been “imprecise” in her language.
The lie that conservatives want to erase blacks and whitewash slavery from American history is just one of the many false, woke narratives the Left pushes continually in order to demonize their political opponents and stoke revolution. Another is…
9) The “Don’t Say Gay” Law
Gov. DeSantis has also been at the center of another leftist smear: that a bill he signed into law in March 2022 targeted the Alphabet Community and sought to silence them about freely expressing their gender identity. In fact, as FrontPage Mag’s Joseph Klein reported, what DeSantis signed was the common-sense Parental Rights in Education law which protects schoolchildren younger than 4th grade from the predations of leftists pushing graphic sex education and gender ideology to kids as young as pre-kindergartners. The law also protected the right of parents to decide how their children are raised and educated, including being informed if their children are considering transitioning to the opposite sex.
“They support injecting woke gender ideology into second-grade classrooms,” DeSantis said of the radical educators. “They support enabling schools to ‘transition’ students to a ‘different gender’ without the knowledge of the parent.” It’s a sad state of affairs in our culture that such a law would even be necessary, but even before it was signed, the Left had already coordinated their opposition by falsely branding it the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
The evening before the bill was signed, the actress/activist hostesses of the Academy Awards show in Hollywood – Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes – predictably politicized the ceremony by delivering a shout-out about the law: “And for you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night.” To the delighted approval of their fellow Hollywood elites, the three proceeded to chant the word “gay” over and over again in challenge to the Florida law – as if it literally banned anyone from saying the word.
The truth is that nothing in the Florida law prohibited the word “gay” or attacked the youth of the Alphabet Community in any way. The word “gay” itself doesn’t even appear in the text of the law. There is absolutely nothing in it that could be interpreted as anti-gay or – as President Biden himself falsely characterized it – “anti-transgender” or “hateful.”
But the Left never lets the truth get in the way of its politics of personal destruction. From NPR to The Washington Post to Time Magazine to the predictably propagandist The View, the media coordinated to attach that “Don’t Say Gay” label to every report on, and pundit discussion about, the law. The aim was to fashion a unified narrative to demonize Ron DeSantis and the Right generally, in the minds of millions of Americans, as homophobic, transphobic bigots – another ugly woke lie.
Stayed tuned for more of the Top Ten Woke Lies
Spurwing Plover says
We all know for sure that the M.S. Media lies to us 24/7 that’s why fewer Americans trust the M.S. Media Bottom Feeders
Even most of their fellow leftists don’t trust them. Leftist destroy trust and credibility in anything they take over. That’s why they have to change what they call themselves every so often, as people associate their label with their character and the disastrous results of their policies.
Edith Wenzel says
FYI: Just so you know Facebook and Twitter are not responding. I have tried 3 different days. IT might be possible they have this site blocked. I am not blocked – at the moment – but have been in past. I used both site to test it and I am still on them. OR maybe it is a problem at your end…………………just letting you know.
Dana F Harbaugh says
Shouldn’t it be “Alphabet Marxists”? Or Alphabet Commissars?
(wikipedia: The Bolshevik Party established political commissars in 1918 to control and improve morale in the military forces. Commissars were in charge of communist political propaganda and indoctrinating the public with communist ideology.)
David Ray says
If we’re gonna have a month set aside for segregated history (Black history, Woman’s history, Faggot history, etc), then those months should teach ALL of it – not just the whitewashed version.
Teach how blacks captured & SOLD slaves. (which is inconvenient for that movie “Woman King”, that bombed at the box office.)
Teach how hundreds of blacks were slave OWNERS in America (which might complicate this reparations bullshit.)
Teach how slavery still flourishes in Africa. (which BLM could care less about.)
rocco barbella says
David, that’s 100% correct. I’m all for teaching about the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, as well as slavery that has occurred around the world since the beginning of time. But, the Left tells half truths, and lies by omission in regards to slavery.
No mention of how the West abolished slavery while the Arabs continued it for another 100 yrs, while using the females as sex slaves and castrating the men. It’s only white America that’s at fault and evil.
David Ray says
Castrated men & young girls worn out as sex slaves don’t leave behind generations to bitch about reparations later on.
Chief Mac says
Islamofascists still have slavery
And now some of the MSM bottom feeders and the leftist chattering classes are insisting the victims of a “trans” murderer in Nashville probably deserved what they got by being part of a Christian school and therefore rejecting LBGTQWERY indoctrination. Leftists always find new depth of sickening to plumb.
The problem is that our institutions have been so subverted by the Left that these narratives, which they must know are false, are pushed out to a gullible and uninformed (and incurious) public which believes them. What we need is a brighter populace, although our compromised schools are assuring that doesn’t happen.
The Leftists of the WOKIST variety,helped by BIDEN, are behind the mass protests against NETANYAHU.
The one organizing it is the ”Movement for Quality Government”. Funded by who? The GLOBALISTS.
GARLAND NIXON,the pro-multipolar world Leftist, has pointed out recently in his show on youtube,
to a MARCH 12,2023 articlefrom the Israeli TIMES of ISRAEL
“Source CLOSE to NETANYAHUACCUSES US ofFUNDING rallies against judicial overhaul
PM’s son shares BREIBART’s claim(my note: the blog of STEVE BANNON, Trump’s former advisor,and PM’s son is YAIR,son of Netanyahu)
that STATE DEPARTMENT funded protest group; senior official says AG ‘irredeemably audacious’ for freezing transfer of Tel Aviv police chief”
“A senior government official traveling in Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s entourage on his weekend trip to Italy claimed on Friday without offering evidence that
the MASS PROTESTSagainst the government’s controversial judicial overhaul were partially funded by the BIDEN
administration.“This protest is financed and organized with MILLIONS of DOLLARS,” he said.”
“A similar claim was made last week by PRO-Netanyahu punditYAKOV BARDUGO on CHANNEL 14 news, an outlet CLOSELY allied with the premier.”
“And on Saturday evening, Netanyahu’s SONYAIR shared an article about a report in the far-right Washington Free Beacon revealing
that the STATE DEPARTMENTprovides grant MONEY to the Movement for Quality Government,
an organization that has been LEADING the PROTESTS against the judicial overhaul.”“We are following what is happening. This is a very high-level organization.
There is an ORGANIZED CENTER
from which ALL the DEMONSTRATORS branch out in an orderly manner,” the senior official said.”
The PETRODOLLAR is getting closer to disappearing. That means:
the end of the GLOBALISTS. If only the US had NOT decided to join the Globalists.
1. SAUDI ARABIA will become a member of BRICS this AUGUST.
It has also said China can buy OIL from them paying with YUAN,not dollars.
2.And TODAY this, BRAZIL and CHINA have agreed to trade NOT in dollars,but
using their respective currencies. Brazil has more than 200 MILLION people
and is 50% of South America.
When the USD stops being the international trading currency we will discover exactly what its true purchasing power is, much to our dismay.
Kynarion Hellenis says
Written language never developed in sub-Saharan Africa. History is difficult to recover without it. But white westerners did their best to help put African tribal stories into writing.
Joe Biden says
C’mon man, do you know how expensive the prop prip prod prodaga propaga… press people are, they do a great job man, they don’t lie
The biggest LIE is that “woke” is used to camouflage the American Communist Cultural Revolution and conservatives willingly comply by using “woke” instead of Communism.
Liberals are using “1984” as an instruction manual. Forewarned is forearmed.
I wonder how the Left handles these items of “black history.”
• slavery was practiced long before Europeans arrived in America and was even practiced by indigenous people who “had been enslaving one another from time immemorial” – Peter Wood.
• slavery existed in human societies for thousands of years. In north and east Africa, slave capture and trading were pursued on an enormous scale by Arabs. The Portuguese and the Spanish created a market for African slaves in the New World. Other European powers eventually joined.
• our Founders were largely opposed to slavery as expressed in the Constitution, the Declaration, and excerpts from Federalist No. 10. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr: “The Emancipation Proclamation was the offspring of the Declaration of Independence.”
• that our continued realization of equality is a fulfillment of our Founding, not a rejection of it. (Daniel Buck, 11/20/2021)
Or Peter Wood’s repudiation of the 1619 Project:
1. It is not true that the arrival of slaves on the White Lion was the beginning of chattel slavery in America, where it was widespread before Columbus, or in Virginia, where those slaves may have become indentured servants once debarking in the Chesapeake.
2. It is not true that the American Revolution was fought to protect slavery.
3. It is not true that cotton production was the foundation of American wealth in the nineteenth century, or that the plantations were the guiding model and origin of American capitalism.
4. It is not true that Lincoln was a racist hell-bent on sending blacks back to an Africa they had never seen and that could not be considered their home.