You know America has gone too woke when France says that even they think we’re becoming too preoccupied with absurd social justice ideology.
The country that brought us the French Revolution, the European home to many globalist enclaves, is warning of the dangers of wokeism emanating from American universities and popular culture.
French President Emanual Macron—who is on the political Left but sometimes is on the right side of issues—has warned his countrymen about importing woke ideas from America. The Leftist American mob is even trying to devour Europe now.
The New York Times, of all sources, reported, “The threat is said to be existential. It fuels secessionism. Gnaws at national unity. Abets Islamism. Attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage.
The threat? ‘Certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States,’ said President Emmanuel Macron.
French politicians, high-profile intellectuals and journalists are warning that progressive American ideas — specifically on race, gender, post-colonialism — are undermining their society. ‘There’s a battle to wage against an intellectual matrix from American universities,’’ warned Mr. Macron’s education minister.”
Macron makes a good point. Pitting factions of society against each other leads to violence, as was the case during the French Revolution.
President Macron has also stood up and spoken out against radical Islam, the proponents of which carried out three terrorist attacks against France last year alone. In previous years, Paris and Nice saw bloodshed inflicted on the cities by Islamic terrorists.
Macron hasn’t backed down even when the mob has accused him of being anti-Muslim.
In response to the murder of a French teacher by a radical Islamist, Mr. Macron said the teacher “was killed because Islamists want our future,” but France would “not give up our cartoons [referencing the teacher’s presentation as well as the cartoon that incited the shooting at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine in 2015].”
The BBC reported that “The government has already launched a frenzy of initiatives after the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty a fortnight ago: clamping down on radical Islamist rhetoric and associations, curbing online hate speech, and terrorist funding; and promising more support for schools.
In a lot of ways, the modern-day mob is much like the Islamic terrorists who flew the planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Both ideologies say you must submit to them or die. Ayaan Hirsi Ali wrote an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal in which he described the similarities between the cockroaches who flew those planes into the Towers and today’s woke mob.
Ali wrote, “consider the resemblances. The adherents of each constantly pursue ideological purity, certain of their own rectitude. Neither Islamists nor the Woke will engage in debate; both prefer indoctrination of the submissive and damnation of those who resist.
The two ideologies have distinctive rituals: Islamists shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Death to America’; the Woke chant ‘Black lives matter’ and ‘I can’t breathe.’ Islamists pray to Mecca; the Woke take the knee. Both like burning the American flag.
Both believe that those who refuse conversion may be harassed, or worse.”
Sadly, she is right. The woke Left shares eerily similar traits as radical Islam. They are even showing that they are willing to kill those who won’t bend the knee to them, like when a Trump supporter was murdered in cold blood on the streets of Portland, Oregon.
As they often say, “go woke, go broke.”
When France says we have gone too woke, we surely have already gone broke.