It’s hard to comprehend a more toxic, psychologically unhealthy or self-destructive mentality than socialism. Or what today we label “woke-ism”.
Think about the underlying mindset of woke-ism.
Unearned guilt. “You’re a racist. I don’t have to prove it. I know you’re a racist by the color of your skin. If you think you’re not a racist, you’re wrong. If you demand proof or evidence of your racism, or you require me to define my term ‘racism’; — then that’s simply more proof of your racism.”
Envy. “Those with more have harmed you — because they have more. The one percent steal from the 99 percent who supply their wealth. Take it back. Achievement has nothing to do with wealth — including any wealth you earn honestly. There is no honestly earned wealth. All property is theft. Take what’s yours; you deserve ten times more than you’ll ever manage to get.”
Neurotic fear. “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Reason and rationality can solve nothing. Personal responsibility is a total waste of time. There is no power of positive thinking.”
Lack of critical thinking. “So long as the woke media says it, it’s true. So long as the network or website is CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC, then all you need to do is trust the concerned, worried and professional expressions of the geniuses reading the news. That’s all you need to know; and all you need to think.”
Blind obedience to (woke) authority. “Life sucks. Nothing can help you. ONLY the government can help you — the right, woke government officials, that is. Trust in government. Do what you’re told.”
Rage. “Life is a vale of tears. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. So get angry. At least when you’re in a wild, mindless rage, you don’t have to feel the terror of existence. Act like Black Lives Matter or Antifa. Or at least support them. THEY are the means of destruction, because destruction is all we have. It’s the only alternative to perpetual terror.”
Most mental health professionals (myself excluded) are leftists. Most of them buy into “woke-ism”. Yet the vast majority of these therapists, doctors and psychiatrists would NEVER espouse the mentality that their own sociopolitical ideology imposes on the world. Whatever their errors or failings, they would NEVER seek to impose the wreckless and destructive psychological toxicity on individuals that they happily vote for/endorse for the world-at-large.
Woke-ism is madness unleashed. Buy into it at your own peril.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason