Many of us, maybe most of us now, have lost at least one immediate family member to some aspect of the Woke Marxist mind virus that's torn through our culture. This experience is painful enough on its own, but it's extra frustrating for people who believe in the power of the ties of family.
When you dig a hole in the ground and decide to fill it in, the hole gets smaller, right? That's not the case with black holes. When you put material into a black hole, it actually gets more massive, thus becomes more of a black hole.
One of those messages that I think is so, so important, and core to authenticity and being based enough to avoid getting pulled off your values and into Wokeness, radicalism, or despair, is not telling lies to fit in.
In this episode of James Lindsay OnlySubs, I dive into the question by drawing upon psychological insights relevant to identity and the so-called "Backfire Effect" to provide an explanation and, hopefully, some useful recommendations for helping the Wokish people in your life learn to see the Woke problem for what it is.
The pseudo-reality holds as its North Star a Utopian vision that aligns with artificial resolutions to their inability to cope with reality as it is, and it thereby attracts others who have similar issues.
Compitus may seem fringe, but she is working from the assumptions, and toward the aspirations, of a distinct critical social theory of relatively recent vintage (predictably) known as Critical Animal Studies (CAS).