Will Florida be consumed by wake now that DeSantis’ Stop WOKE Act is blocked?

Republican politicians like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis touts with pride their crusade Against the word “wake up” And everything related to “awakening”.

But what does “awake” mean? For those who haven’t yet faced the existential threat of waking up, there are two definitions.

If you believe the dictionary, Defined by Merriam-Webster “Awakened” as “aware of and actively paying attention to important facts and issues (particularly issues of racial and social justice).”

If you believe dictionaries are Marxist tools and you support politicians like DeSantis, then “woke up” means “hmm what? Probably the worst imaginable. Absolutely.” We have to stop at

A divisive slang term is

A divisive slang term is “woke,” which means paying attention to social justice.

making people think about things sounds loud

For example, let’s say I’m white (I’m white). I am required to attend a mandatory diversity training session at work.That session made me realize that sexism and sexism are real When America’s long history of racism continues to negatively affect black people.

If you have to see the world through a lens other than your own, you may think about things differently and have feelings.

how fair is that?

The ideological mob scares us. It’s time to stand up for yourself.

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Don’t worry, DeSantis is working on the case

In Florida, DeSantis is doing well, whatever the word “awakened” means. He recently signed a law that is not at all ridiculous. Stop WOKE methodBut before all waking stops, a federal judge relied on the First Amendment – Awakening part of the US Constitution – To prevent states from enforcing part of the law.

Can you believe it? The awakening is now raging unabated across Florida.

Please don’t make unmarginalized people like me feel bad

The judge said the law, which bans businesses and schools from teaching diversity and history, violates the First Amendment in ways that may unduly offend non-alienated people like myself. and “Naked Viewpoint-Based Speech Regulation

really florida? A 16-year-old child is mature enough to have a baby, but can’t he have an abortion?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

that’s ridiculous. Yes, the law seeks to regulate other perspectives at work and school, but we don’t need to bring the word “naked” into the discussion.

The First Amendment was “upside down”

in his judgment To prevent Florida from enforcing stop-WOKE laws that apply to corporations, U.S. District Court Judge Mark E. Walker said Florida would “turn the First Amendment upside down” and “shut up opponents.” You are trying to win the argument by doing.

It seems totally absurd. What the law is trying to do is ban discussions of racism and sexism that can make white men like me feel “guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress.” Aren’t we suffering enough?

Awakened War Churchill

The good news is that this legal setback won’t stop DeSantis.He made his beliefs about war very clear when he awoke in Saturday’s speech: “We have to fight the Awakened in schools. We have to fight the Awakened in business. We have to fight the Awakened in government agencies.” You can never give in to an awakened ideology.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on February 24, 2022.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on February 24, 2022.

It was like the governor and potential Republican presidential candidate channeling Winston Churchill, with Churchill having the charisma of a light and loud mortician, and the Nazis arriving on the English shores and ignoring Britain. I was worried that I would teach my children that racism exists.

Imagine a random wake-up act in Florida

My fear, and the fear many Floridians are facing right now, is that while the Stop WOKE Act is suspended, dangerous wake-up acts will erupt across the state.

You can imagine the tragic news coverage of the coming weeks:

A 52-year-old man in Osceola County was in good spirits on Thursday after hearing a group of social justice warriors discuss the gender pay gap in the office break room. I was.

A white, 15-year-old Cocoa Beach High School student was diagnosed with “acute awakening nausea” Tuesday after a history class in which a teacher suggested the abolition of slavery would not end racism in America. I was.

Demonstrators against critical racial theories June 12, 2021 in Leesburg, Virginia.

Demonstrators against critical racial theories June 12, 2021 in Leesburg, Virginia.

► After a mandatory workplace training seminar on inclusivity, a 43-year-old woman from Kissimmee collapsed when she learned that gays were real and was rushed to the nearest Emergency Awakening Exposure Center. 700 Club”.

It is a world where it is ‘good’ to ‘understand’ others, and where those who ‘cannot remember the past’ are ‘destined to repeat it’, awakened ideologues want us to live in. It’s like a dystopian world.

don’t think on my watch

No, thanks!

Everyone, it’s time to open your eyes and wake up. This is war. The first step to victory starts with closing your eyes and never waking up.

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