Monday, May 24, 2021

Woke-ism is Swallowing Our Children

 From The New York Post:

"I’m terrified of the woke radicals at my kids’ school”: Rarely a week goes by when I don’t hear some variation on this gripe from fellow parents in New York City. Invariably, they lower their voices, lest prying ears catch them objecting to the official ideology.

These are solidly liberal Manhattanites, mind you. They just don’t want their children being told they carry the ­unwashable stain of racial sin. And they’d ­really rather have their kids master real knowledge, instead of ­being taught to meditate endlessly on their own race, gender and sexuality. 

As the only “out” conservative they know, I’m often the only person these parents can pour out their ­anguish to. And I’m wearying of the job.

I worry just as much about the rise of the woke. Yet I’ve come to view the ambient liberalism these New Yorkers take for granted as a big part of the problem. It doesn’t suffice to overcome wokeness, because it forms people to be selfish and self-maximizing, to avoid deep commitments of any kind. (Read more.)


1 comment:

julygirl said...

When our children were growing up and being subjected to 'false narratives', we made an extra effort to challenge them with ideas that supported what we believed and facts to subvert what we felt was harmful to their formation. Parents cannot and should not just sit back helplessly and allow their children to be pushed intellectually into beliefs that do not conform to what they as a family embrace.