Monday, January 27, 2020

What Is Woke Culture?


Rachel Peck said...

I am surprised and disappointed that IBA would post a video with anti-Semitic memes. The first appears at about 4:24 - 4:32 and depicts a spider with a large nose and a Star of David on its hat representing an evil force. The second appears at about 6:25 - 6:35. On the walls of a "woke" person's room there is a poster on the upper left-hand portion of the frame that declares: "Real trans people stand with Israel," implying that standing with Israel is as bad as the other woke themes on the other posters. Either the person who put this video together was quite rushed and careless in selecting images or he/she wants to send a message that Jews are evil and Israel is on the wrong side of the "woke" vs. Western civilization struggle. Based on the majority of posts on IBA having to do with Jews and Israel, I don't believe you share this belief. There are plenty of videos that quite effectively attack "wokeness" that do not traffic in anti-Semitism. Perhaps you would consider replacing this post with one of them.

Pastorius said...

Thanks for pointing that out.

The first photo is an image which is critical of "Woke Culture" depicting the woman who, at the beginning of the video, defines Woke Culture in terms of a Leftist/Cultural Marxist revolution against Capitalism.

The second image, I can not account for.

Sargon of Akkad is, to my knowledge, NOT an Anti-Semite. So I assume he did not notice the Israel image in the background of that image.

I certainly didn't.