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How do we deal with Generation Woke?


IN late November last year, a group was formed on Facebook. ‘Reset-Refusal UK’ quickly became an enjoyable place to hang out with like-minded people who were asking sensible questions about the Government’s lockdown policy and all things Covid-19 related.

It has been permanently taken down by Facebook. This is what we have come to expect when there is evidence that group members’ words are construed as ‘hate’ by the Church of Woke. But there was no evidence of any of the above in this group – the online trolls and troublemakers were yet to discover it so in the main the members were mature individuals asking sensible questions, discussing why things did not add up and connecting the dots.

The removal of the group tells us that Big Tech and the government do not want anyone congregating in large numbers to ask questions – and questioning the narrative is clearly verboten.

The other day I was invited by Facebook to join another group, ‘Let’s Get Racists Sacked Today! (UK)’. The group header bears a quote from Thurgood Marshall: ‘Equal means getting the same thing, in the same place and at the same time.’ 

The stated aim of the group is to encourage people to look for anything ‘racist’ on social media, take a screenshot and report it to the employers of the ‘offenders’.

We are all aware by now that what constitutes racism to you and me is quite different to what is regarded as racist by the fanatical Left, so I’m assuming that much of their snitching will include social media posts from people asking quite legitimate questions about immigration and why the law and social policy appears to come out in favour of those with ‘protected characteristics’.

The fact that this group even exists, and will no doubt be allowed to continue to exist, is proof that if you lack empathy, maturity and the ability to think critically, you are allowed not only the right to assemble, but also the right to deprive hard-working people of their livelihood because of a difference in opinion.

When it comes to the conditions that were created for such abhorrent behaviour to flourish, I get it completely. My background is in transpersonal psychotherapy and it is my job to understand what makes people tick, but no such credentials are needed to see the bigger picture.

These are mainly young people who feel they have no stake in society. They were brought up by parents who sold out spirituality, community and family to worship at the altar of consumerism. These parents worked hard to buy more and more ‘stuff’ to impress people they didn’t like and who didn’t like them either. They also bought into the toxic culture of political correctness and box-ticking to keep hold of their job, in fear of what their peers would say and think if they diverted from the latest trendy orthodoxy.

The outcome is a generation of young people who cannot afford to rent a home, let alone buy one. They are angry, frustrated, and disenfranchised, raised without parental guidance but plenty of ‘stuff’ and left to the mercy of a cultural Marxist indoctrination in school and university which taught them that their future happiness and success in life was determined by how much blame they could apportion, how they are victims of white, patriarchal oppression, our colonialist past and those ‘privileged’ in the present.

These individuals cannot even find solace in romantic relationships. Girls do not want boys with a ‘man-bag’ and who are in touch with their feminine side. Boys will not find anything remotely attractive in screeching, aggressive, third-wave feminists who would report them to the thought police for paying them a compliment.

I should point out that I am not making excuses for these people. I am also aware that they are not all young, but as an expert in the field of emotional maturity I am aware that age according to our birth certificate and the level of emotional maturity we possess is not an indicator of our ability to think, feel and act like an adult with the grace, dignity, empathy and discernment that entails.

But it is important to try to understand where they are coming from. It is clear they pose a very real threat to society, and the only way we will eradicate that threat is through our ability to understand what drives them, what makes them so lacking in empathy that they would derive great pleasure from impoverishing a family based on a difference of opinion.

All children respond to kindness – and, no, this isn’t about ultra-liberal ideas such as ‘hug a hoodie’. It’s about highlighting the fact that we are dealing with unruly children and asking ourselves if we can respond to them on social media with more of the maturity many of us claim to possess in the hope that we may educate them while simultaneously illustrating our understanding of where they are coming from.

The truth is they have got as far as they have because we took them seriously, we are complicit in their creation, spending too many hours discussing their behaviour from a critical and judgmental viewpoint; something we would never do with a six-year-old throwing a tantrum, yet that is analogous to what we are dealing with here.

There is too much evidence than when TCW, Spiked, Breitbart and other Right-leaning publications report on the antics of these people, the comments section underneath these articles illustrates that when the Left arrive to comment, we attack them using the same language as they use against us, while simultaneously pointing out that they ‘sound and act like children’.

So if we are commenting and joining in on these online discussions, maybe from now on we can take a radically different approach because we created this as a collective, and the only way out is as a collective. It’s clear by now that we cannot depend on MPs and those in power to deal with this, so maybe it’s over to us?

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Rebecca D’Amato
Rebecca D’Amato
Teacher of emotional education at The Academy of Emotional Education.

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