The English language has some rather strange ways it does its verbs. One boy in my sibling’s class was asked to do the verb “to freeze”. He thought he had the perfect answer: “freeze, froze, frizen”. He was completely mystified when the class erupted in laughter.
“Woke” is the simple past tense of “wake”. It can also be an adjective (this is where the right wing folks get bent out of shape) meaning to have an active awareness of systemic social injustices and prejudices, especially those involving the treatment of social, ethnic, or racial minorities. Which explains why they choose to use the term “woke” in a disparaging way to describe liberal or progressive groups who try to foster understanding, social justice, immigration reform, Black Lives Matter, criminal justice reform, etc.
Guess I have been “woke” for years and didn’t know it. Who knew?
It’s fine with me. They try to put me down by saying I’m a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT too. Sometimes I beat them to it. That’s fun because it takes the wind right out of their sails. I’ll just add the “woke” to it. I like playing in their heads.
Being “woke” is a good thing. Being a “liberal” is a good thing. Wanting a better world not just for yourself, but for your neighbors and community is a better thing. Don’t ever let them make you feel less than because of a label. Stand up and stand proud. We are Democrats and we are trying to make the entire country better for everyone INCLUDING THEM and in spite of them. Don’t ever forget that.
I’m Ellen Wright candidate for State Senate D29 Georgia. Vote Blue for our Democracy. Help keep our Senate Majority. Help FLIP OUR STATE EVEN BLUER. WE CAN DO THIS. PROTECT OUR WOMEN. THANK YOU FOR GOING TO VOTE.