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I am keenly aware that society is full of people, in all lines of work, who simply cannot speak their minds. Fear of being labeled, canceled, or otherwise disadvantaged means that everyone toes the line.
But the result of an executive toeing the line and spouting Woke nonsense is that their staff are not free to simply ignore what the Boss says. No, they have to follow direction and focus on the Corporate Mission – even if that means spending half their working day on Woke matters and not taking care of business. See “Failures: Banks.”
Is it any wonder that going Woke means going Broke? And the problem is that nobody has to really believe what they are saying in order for the damage to be done. Words matter. If we say it – even if we don’t mean it at all! – then the words we have spoken make an impact.
Woke is just like paganism in this respect. Maybe we aren’t sure that the Earth is really a goddess. But if we keep treating it like it is, then the perceptions of the listeners follow our words, not any underlying beliefs.
The corollary, of course, is that once we say something, even if we know it is nonsense before we open our mouths, then that thought or idea has a way of going out of our lying mouths and coming back into our ears. And then the next time we say that stupid thing, we are less quick to reject it. Over time, we become lost in our own well-intentioned lies.Published in