I wanted to share what I thought was a very effective effort to define a very slippery term. This is from a Christian Pastor.
"The news is full of the word “woke.” Woke people, woke agenda, woke action. Television and internet show woke people burning things down. What is this?
“Woke” is one piece of Marxism. Marx says we are exploited and oppressed. Oppression is woven through the system. The system itself is oppressive. Oppression is so second-nature in everything around us that we are unconscious of it. We need transformative Marxist knowledge to raise our consciousness, to wake us up.
When Marx says, “Religion is the opium of the masses,” he is talking about the need to be woke. Religion is a tool of oppression because it keeps people asleep. Like opium, it deadens pain and clouds the truth. Religion soothes suffering and gives false hope. So Marxist revolutions remove images of Christ, defile statues of the Virgin Mary, break stained glass windows out of ...