Sonoma Valley Sun


The war against ‘woke’

Posted on March 20, 2023 by Sonoma Valley Sun

What a choice, Pence or DeSantis for president in ’24. It’s like a choice of: How would you prefer to die, burned at the stake or drawn and quartered?

Pence never spoke out about Trump’s outrages for four years, except the once when he knew he couldn’t get away with it legally. DeSantis has nothing to offer but a fundamentalist religious view of morality when it comes to a woman’s body and what shouldn’t be taught in schools, all wrapped up in an obnoxious and bullying temperament. Then there’s seriously bonkers Trump, leading these wannabees and his mob followers in the Great War Against Woke.

And what is woke? In plain parlance it means awakened, as in eyes wide open, senses alerted, mind ready to listen and judge, and open for possibility to learn. This is what the political right hates, fears and wants to shut down. Of course, it is these good folk that want to tell you what to think, how to act, what to believe and above all not to question. It is the opposite of intelligence, inquiry thinking for oneself and seeking your own answers. Woke means, doing away with civil rights, human rights, integration, equity and diversity.

We’ve seen all this before in it’s goose-stepping, book-burning madness, and now we must confront it once again. This is the war on woke and it’s no joke.

— Will Shonbrun, Boyes Hot Springs


Sonoma Sun | Sonoma, CA