These from The Urban Dictionary
The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue.
Yeah most people don’t care about parking spaces for families with disabled pets. I wish they were woke like me.
Deluded or fake awareness.
Lebron acts woke about China, he just full of shiite.
Being “Woke” is what happens when instead of taking one blue pill, you down the entire bottle.
“I’m sure glad I attended that college seminar on crypto-genderism, now I’m really woke.”
Woke is a politically correct alternative to “stupid” or “retarded”.
OMG Sean Penn is so woke!
Using an improper word in an incorrect tense to attempt to attach some worldly significance to a person or object (books, screenplay, etc.) so that one appears to be “hip.” In actual fact, this usage shows one’s ignorance and inability to use words and feelings to express oneself properly.
A celebrity guest on Talking Dead used “woke” to describe the episode of The Walking Dead when enlightened or relevant may have made better choices. Keep in mind that this is a fictional show about Zombies.
The thought police are alive and well in our times, and the number of taboo thoughts, opinions, beliefs and views has increased markedly. THEY do not accept them; we have to agree and be woke. In other words, we have to pretend that we agree with the politically correct view. How this politically correct view becomes the “accepted” politically correct view is a mystery.
People get offended very easily and I suspect that this being “offended” is a part of the mystery behind how things become politically correct.
I have an opinion which may not go down too well in some quarters. This opinion is that not surgically required plastic surgery is a form of self-mutilation brought about by obsession with the form side of life. This is not, I suspect, a woke opinion.
I suspect that some of my views in the blog would be close to if not fully taboo, were I still working at an august academic institution. People can and do get sacked from their jobs because of things which they post on social media. This is despite, in some cases, constitutional protections apropos of freedom of speech. Mobs get angry and kill people because they don’t like what they say, you can get beheaded.
I think that this almost enforced cultural norming is a bad thing on the whole. It tends towards the lowest common denominator.
If you are offended then you have not attained impermanence, as a consequence you will reincarnate, simple really.
This post has been prompted by a notion I had this morning. The notion is that people do not like to talk about evil or use the word evil. They do not like to read about evil. As a consequence, evil flourishes. It is not woke to speak about evil. Evil is a taboo word.
Nevertheless, evil exists and many have it in their hearts and their minds.