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Woke social justice, while well-intentioned in its efforts to improve societal conditions, can be seen as a form of materialistic belief. It operates under the assumption that enhancing external circumstances will inherently lead to better living conditions. Ethical individualism, in contrast, posits that true progress does not arise from merely altering external structures, but rather from the ennoblement of the human soul.
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Keisha's Crossroads Of Conviction

This is a story of a common moral dilemma today between being a racist and fighting racism. In a bustling city that prided itself on its diverse community, Keisha found her calling as an activist fighting against racism. Her energy was laser-focused on a specific group of people in power, who, she was convinced, were the root cause of all societal racism. She had built a following on social media, attended protests, and even led workshops on anti-racism.

As time went on, however, Keisha's convictions became more rigid. After someone accused her of having a racist attitude, she openly declared that racism from a member of a less powerful group was impossible, dismissing any claims that challenged her view. Her actions escalated from subtle microaggressions against the group she held responsible to blatant acts that she still managed to justify in the name of her cause.

Things came to a head when Keisha made false allegations of racism against a member of this group, leading to the individual losing their job and facing public humiliation. The fallout was devastating, not just for the accused but also for their family.

Witnessing the pain etched on the faces of the family she had essentially destroyed, Keisha felt a pang of something she couldn't immediately identify. For the first time, her actions felt heavy, leaving her unsettled. She tried to brush off that unsettling feeling by reassuring herself that it was a necessary act in the bigger fight against racism. But this time, the justification felt hollow.

It was then that she experienced a moment of profound reflection. Keisha began to question whether her personal history, her deeply-rooted ideologies, and her emotional fervor had distorted her perception of freedom. "Am I a free agent fighting for justice," she pondered, "or am I perpetuating the very cycle of hate I vowed to break?"

She recalled a quote she had once glossed over: "And one may well feel that if the soul has not at some time found itself faced in utmost seriousness by the problem of free will or necessity it will not have reached its full stature."

Here she was, standing at the crossroads of that very dilemma. Keisha's soul-searching threw her into a crucible of self-examination, forcing her to face the gravity of her own internal chains. Freedom, she realized, was not the same as license; it wasn't just about the absence of external constraints. It also involved understanding the forces that shaped her will. The true moral dilemma she faced was recognizing the difference between being a racist and genuinely fighting racism.

This is the pivotal moment where Keisha must confront her own deeply held beliefs about racism and social justice. Her convictions about fighting racism have led her down a path where she herself has become the perpetrator of racist actions. Keisha is at a crossroads, faced with a critical decision: to continue justifying her actions based on her initial convictions about fighting racism or to reevaluate these convictions in light of her recent, harmful actions. It's a point in her life where her foundational beliefs are put to the test. Will she double down on her existing ideology, or will she undergo a transformation, recognizing the flaws in her own understanding of freedom and justice?

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PUTIN Calls The Woke Revolution A Marxist Revolution (he should know)

Here is a brief overview of the core beliefs of the Woke Revolution.

Persuasion—the purpose of argument—is replaced with public shaming.
Moral complexity is replaced with moral certainty.
Facts are replaced with feelings.
Ideas are replaced with identity.
The equality of opportunity is replaced with equality of outcome.
Merit is replaced with metrics.
Forgiveness is replaced with punishment.
Debate is replaced with de-platforming.
Diversity is replaced with homogeneity of thought.
Inclusion is replaced with exclusion.

In this ideology, speech is violence.
But violence in the name of social justice, is not violence at all.
Bullying is wrong, unless you are bullying the right people, in which case it’s very good.
Education is not about teaching people how to think, it’s about reeducating them in what to think.
The need to feel safe trumps the need to speak truthfully.
If you do not tweet the right tweet or share the right slogan, your whole life can be ruined.
The past cannot be understood on its own terms, but must be judged through the morals and mores of the present.
Intentions don’t matter.
If everyone doesn’t finish the race at the same time, the course must have been defective.
You are guilty for the sins of your fathers.
You are not you. You are only a mere avatar of your race or your religion or your class.
We are all placed neatly on a spectrum of “privileged” to “oppressed.”
Having privilege means that your character and your ideas are tainted.
Racism is no longer about discrimination based on the color of someone’s skin.
If there are disparate outcomes between racial groups the only possible cause is racism.
We are all either racist or anti-racist.
To be a Good Person you must be an “anti-racist."
There is no such thing as “not racist.”
Skeptics of any part of this radical ideology are recast as heretics.
Those who do not abide by every single aspect of its creed are tarnished as bigots and subjected to boycotts.
The Enlightenment has been replaced by the exorcism.
What we call “cancel culture” is really the justice system of this revolution.
The goal of the cancellations is to send a message to everyone else: Step out of line and you are next.
It has worked. 62 percent of Americans are afraid to voice their true views.

The thing that has allowed for this to happen is cowardice, the force that stops this cultural revolution can also be summed up by one word: courage.
Liberty. Equality. Freedom. Dignity. These are ideas worth fighting for.

source: We Got Here Because of Cowardice. We Get Out With Courage
Say no to the Woke Revolution by Bari Weiss

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