|Florida - A place where woke goes to die.
DeSantis spoke on several topics during the press conference in Pasco County, including education in his state, COVID-19 mandates, political ideologies, gender reassignment surgeries, and "woke" institutions.
Here is the complete quote:
What I’ve said is the state of Florida is the place where woke goes to die. We are not going to let this state descend into some type of woke dumpster fire. We’re going to be following common sense, we’re going to be following [my] facts."
My comment: I will be honest, and up until now, I have not known what "woke" entails. I had just assumed it to be some dog-whistle chant for the MAGA cult. Wanting to fine the correct right-wing definition, I looked to FOX news.
What does "WOKE" mean?
Aside from being the past participle of wake, for decades, it meant conscious and aware – but the slang word has come to represent an embrace of progressive activism, as well.
Merriam-Webster added the word to its dictionary in 2017, defining it as, "aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)." The Oxford dictionary adopted it the same year, defining it as "originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice."
A lot of thing come to Florida, my home state, to die. In fact the whole west coast of Florida is referred to as "god's waiting room" at times. Common sense is also on life-support here in Florida as proven by the fact that so many wacky news stories begin with, "A Florida Man"; e.g. A Florida Man Threatens to Kill Man With 'Kindness,' Uses Machete Named 'Kindness'
In all seriousness, I am going to let this FOX defination sink in... And ask, why, "Woke" is something bad?
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