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Here It Is: The Definition of “Woke”


The leftist “news” media keep insisting that no one can define the term “woke” because it is a non-existent boogeyman made up by conservatives to vilify the Left.


“Wokeness” is a real thing that can be readily defined. Here it is, once and for all. Save and share this whenever you see anyone make the absurd claim claim that “wokeness” doesn’t exist and can’t be defined.

A “woke” person is one who believes, like the vast majority of people, that it is morally wrong to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, but who goes further than the vast majority of people by sanctimoniously appointing themselves as the sole arbiters of exactly what constitutes discrimination and as the executioners of those whom they find guilty through the imposition of cancel culture.

“Woke” people also reserve to themselves the right to impose cancel culture on anyone who disagrees with them on literally anything, no matter how small or trivial. This includes other self-defined “woke” people.

To do these things, people who are “woke” appoint themselves as “social justice warriors” and members of the “Resistance,” and in that capacity, they impose cancel culture on anyone who asks them what they have in common with actual warriors or with actual Resistance fighters who opposed the Nazis in World War II.

“Woke” people see everything that occurs and has ever occurred in America in the past 500 years through the lens of an assumption of prejudice by a culture of “white privilege” and see everyone who is not a straight white male as an “oppressed” victim of straight white males in all aspects and activities of American society.

“Woke” ideology has no basis in logic or reason and is utterly unconcerned with intellectual honesty and consistency. In fact, “woke” people assert that the application of logic or reason to any of their arguments is a denial of every “oppressed” person’s (utterly subjective) “truth” and is therefore a reflection of “white privilege” or “white supremacy” deserving of the imposition of cancel culture.

“Woke” ideology is rooted entirely in emotion and is advanced primarily through virtue signaling the “woke” individual’s assertion of his or her moral superiority to literally everyone else based on that person’s belief that he or she is the only person anywhere who has “woke” to the cosmic Truth and that everyone else remains in a bigoted “sleep.”

“Woke” ideology also includes religious discrimination among the categories to be opposed, but only selectively. It does not include discrimination against Christianity and Judaism because it asserts that the world’s two great ethical monotheistic religions are the foundations of “white privilege” and “white supremacy” and the cause of oppression of all non-white, non-male, non-heterosexual “oppressed” people.

However, “woke” ideology does include opposing discrimination against Islam despite the fact that Islam expressly teaches and demands racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual discrimination by its adherents (differing in degree between various denominations of Islam and obviously not practiced by all Muslims). This is most likely because most American Muslims are racial and ethnic minorities and are seen by “woke” people exclusively through that lens. As discussed above, “woke” ideology is not concerned with logic, reason, or intellectual honesty and consistency.

Author: Ken Falkenstein

Ken Falkenstein is the Managing Editor of Committed Conservative and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public affairs to the job. Ken served in the U.S. Army in the last years of the Cold War as a Russian linguist for military intelligence and the NSA. After leaving the Army, he earned his degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, where he also wrote a popular column in the student newspaper. Upon graduation, Ken worked as a Legislative Aide to two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ken also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, managed several successful political campaigns, and managed governmental affairs operations for a local Realtor association. In 1995, Ken moved to Washington, DC to serve as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. John Warner (R-VA). While working for Sen. Warner, Ken attended law school at night, earning his J.D. with honors from the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a The Antonin Scalia Law School). Since that time, Ken has practiced as a civil litigation attorney, including serving for three years as an Associate City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ken previously was a contributor to the highly-regarded political blog Bearing Drift and was a weekly co-host of The Steve Batton Radio Program. In 2016, Ken ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia Beach School Board. Ken is also a former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads. Ken now lives outside of Denver, Colorado with his wife, Kim, and three sons, Adam, Dylan, and Joshua, who has Down syndrome. Ken’s writing is motivated and informed primarily by his concern for his kids’ future.