WRONG TREE: DeSantis “anti-woke” agenda rejected by majority of Americans
Every time a MAGA Republican uses the term “woke” an angel dies from the cringe because it looks and sounds like this to everyone else:
For the uninitiated, uncool, superwhite kids in the back of the study hall, “woke” comes from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) and means “alert to racial prejudice and discrimination”.
Mediocre White men just can’t tolerate the notion that our nation was anything except a pristine Whites-Only haven where the land was rightfully theirs no matter how many Brown people were there first.
Thanks to the systemic racist bullying of anyone who makes them feel small and untalented, white men have always appropriated all of the cool things from other cultures because White people have no culture of their own.
See also: literally everything good we enjoy in this life from music to food to drying our clothes.
That’s a quick history lesson on how we got to Florida Fascist “Reichstag Ron” DeSantis banning books in schools and erasing anyone who isn’t a white MAGAt while screaming about his “Anti-Woke” agenda.
Like, WTAF is “woke math”? Numbers don’t have a political agenda, Tiny D. We are just living in the stupidest times:
“Florida is where woke goes to die,” DeSantis cringed when he was sworn in for a second term earlier this year (you know, when he wouldn’t answer whether or not he was going to run in 2024 and then introduced a bill allowing Governors to run for President before their term is over, weird!)
Tiny D isn’t going to get far with this, according to a new Ipsos/USA Today poll showing that 56% of Americans consider “woke” a positive term, meaning “to be informed, educated on, and aware of social injustices.”
Go back to bed, DeathSantis, nobody who’s actually “woke” is going to follow you to their own deaths.
If I never hear the word woke again it will be too soon.
These people just fucking continue to misunderstand ideas & co-opt them for ad-nauseum talking points.
WHY IS MY COUNTRY SO STUPID?
— John Ales AF (@IAmJohnAles) March 12, 2023
When Ron DeSantis calls us woke, he makes it clear he doesn’t want to be a president for all Americans—only those who will vote for him. And there’s nothing more unAmerican than that.
We had 4 years of that with trump.
No more.#FreshResists#wtpBLUE pic.twitter.com/gnq70Hj5ae
— Jennifer Bennon (@jennobenno) March 11, 2023
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