I think it’s absolutely charming that so many people now live in a world in which all their core needs are so readily satisfied and in which there are so few real challenges that they have the leisure to indulge in manufacturing such adorable notions as “woke” and all the other clever little labels that seem to be so transiently fashionable nowadays. What an amusing and precious world they inhabit. As I grew up in largely unstable third-world countries and have friends living in precarious situations around the globe, I do find it a trifle difficult to sympathize but presumably that’s because my masculinity is so toxic it’s preventing me from being ungrammatically “woked.”

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