- Sep 29, 2005
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- Surfing the Oceans of Liquidity
In an effort to alienate even more Americans, apparently saying "God Bless George Floyd" is racist according to the woketards.
You probably missed this story from Madison, Wisconsin, because it’s not really a big deal. But it’s a weird tale about the various tripwires of performative wokeness.
The story also exposes an under-appreciated aspect of the woke wars: the targets are not always retrograde conservatives. In woke precincts, it is actually far more likely that the targets will instead be other progressives who are insufficiently woke.
Here’s what happened: Two members of the “Sustainable Madison Committee” resigned in a cloud of performative indignation after two of their colleagues made “clearly racist statements.”
The abhorrent comment? “God bless George Floyd.”
I had to read this story three or four times to understand who was offended by that and why.
In fact, it’s so mind-bendingly difficult to follow that you really need a score card to keep track. ...
The story is a reminder that despite periodic suggestions that we have more conversations about race, there are folks who don’t really want it to be a dialogue. Even the most earnestly sincere attempts to discuss social justice can hit a landmine of fervent absolutism.