Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Place Where Woke Goes To Die

Florida - A place where woke goes to die.
ABC-WEAR TV - NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (TND) — During a Tuesday press conference discussing teacher recruiting efforts, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said his state is the 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? 

Come back tomorrow for more cruise highlights.  


    The state where STUPID lives with 'gay' * abandon. OR as a friend (who does live in Fla.) calls it: "The Keys Disease"
    My first trip to Fla will always be memorialized by the car in front of me, driving southbound on I-75. He was pulling one of those trailers designed for riding lawn mowers. Instead of lawn mowers, this genius had the family sofa, laid crossways on the trailer, the sofa was un-secured and just when he hit road speed, all 6 cushions predictably blew off onto the Interstate. He continued on, unaware of his lack of engineering skills. Given the number of sofa cushions one sees on Americas' highways, he was not the first....
    I assume that his wife made him sleep on the cushion-less sofa/corpse in his front yard... Keys Disease.
    * Oops, I guess that word is verboten in Fla.....

    1. Need I say more - " A Florida Man".

      Funny story...

    The well paid psychologists over at the Republican Party know how to distort and re-shape the meaning of almost any term into a pejorative against the Democrats and somehow, the poorly educated among us swallow the bilge water, and run, run, run away....
    Woke also says you realize the 'game' is totally rigged by the wealthy, ruling class. The ruling class writes the laws that somehow loophole themselves out of trouble. They own/appoint the judges. They write the labor laws-- laws that were PREFACED in their establishment as 'To create labor peace'-- and damn little else. They control the educational/school boards to keep your education minimal and simple. They own 85+% of EVERYTHING-- you dont. Poor people pay taxes-- the rich get tax breaks and anonymous, numbered tax free accounts in the Caymans.
    Just you keep your nose clean-- and dont get caught stealing any loaves of bread--or its the joint for you. You cant afford a real lawyer...
    Unfortunately, most of the working class routinely mis-identify themselves as part of the 'upper/ruling class'-- perhaps it is because they also share 'white skin'?.
    Perhaps you should 'get' some 'woke'.

    1. WOW - That was a rant and good one - You go girl!!!