The Woke, at bottom, only do three things, over and over again, in different ways and with different domain-specific jargon. They twist the dialectical ratchet (Aufheben der Kultur) to advance their own narrative, undermine the moral authority of their opponents by making out that they’re complicit in some evil, and drain the epistemic authority (ability to feel like you know what you’re talking about) of those they disagree with. That is, they advance their narrative and make their opponents out to be too evil or stupid to have legitimate disagreements with them. That’s it. Those three things. Over and over again. Join me on this episode of my subscribers-only podcast, James Lindsay OnlySubs, as I outline these three tactics, where they come from, how they work, and what you might be able to do about them.
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