Woke culture is the most annoying thing in 2019, and you’d be hard-pressed to convince me otherwise. What makes it annoying is that the social justice warriors who make up said culture think that their culture needs to be brought up everywhere.
This includes at the dinner table during the family gathering that is Thanksgiving. Just ask the ACLU, who sent this obnoxious tweet advising people on how to start conversations.
Some of our personal favorite Thanksgiving conversation starters:
💬 "My pronouns are…"
💬 "Firing people for being LGBTQ is illegal and Trump asked SCOTUS to change that"
💬 "Who loved Pose season 2?"
💬 "Please pass the pie, and the Equality Act"
— ACLU (@ACLU) November 27, 2019
No. No, no, no. To any SJW who might read this, let me go ahead and help you get off the destructive path that many of these organizations are trying to lead you down.
Let me start off by being very blunt. This tweet is complete and utter nonsense.
No one watches Pose.
With that out of the way, it’s silly to sit around at a table that is likely filled with your family members and try to tell them what your pronouns are. Maybe you have a very progressive family who cares about that kind of thing, but chances are the rest of your family are average Americans. Maybe they vote Democrat, but even then, you won’t find them cheering on AOC or any of the other extremists licking her boots in Washington.
Some of them were probably present at your birth, most of them were frequently around you during your time growing up when you were a normal boy or girl, unconcerned with politics and free from social justice corruption. They were probably rolling their eyes when you first began talking about how woke you are, and comments that you’ll soon grow out of this phase.
Chances are, they’re still correct despite the fact that your neon hair and lip ring are still going strong a year or two out of college. If it helps move the process along, daddy stopped being shocked and disappointed by your rebellion a while ago and is used to your nonsense by now. He already regrets paying for your way through college and every other expense you likely amounted for him during the process, so if it helps, consider that a win and move on.
Yes, there are LGBT issues within politics, and it’s likely that there will always be. There are boundless issues within politics worth discussing, such as why people keep pretending Elizabeth Warren is some standup candidate despite lying to you — a Democrat voter — in ways that you’d be horrified about if it were anyone else. Or like how people like you still applaud Kamala Harris despite the fact that when she was DA of California, one of her favorite pastimes was locking up black people for non-violent drug offenses for longer than they should have been just the benefit of cheap labor.
If I remember correctly, the idea of a black person being treated like a slave is supposed to rustle the innermost part of your jimmies.
It’s likely that at some point during the festivities, that these weird questions that no one can get out of your standard SJW will come up, and unless you have answers for this, then it’s probably a good idea just not start with that nonsense.
Let’s face facts. The entire reason you’re doing that is to rub people the wrong way. You’re not bringing awareness to anyone about anything. We’re aware of the societal issues being faced by LGBT peoples. The thing is, we’re not here for that. We’re here to have a good time, to drink wine and beer, eat delicious food, and reconnect with family. We’re not here to be educated and talked down to, which is exactly what you SJWs love to do.
According to y’all, everyone is ignorant, stupid, and accidentally the equivalent of Hitler due to “unconscious bias” and it’s up to you to make everyone less stupid.
It’s not your job to do that. If you want to engage in this “holier than thou” attitude, then prepare for a debate. When that happens, at least try to keep your head.
The problem with the common SJW is that disagreeing isn’t allowed. Disagreeing leads to rage, tears, and screaming. They can’t handle someone telling them that they’re wrong and trust me, the fact that you, my SJW friend, are wrong will come up.
What ends up happening is a lot of name-calling, hurt feelings, resentments, and misunderstandings, with zero minds changed by the end of it.
What I’m taking a long way around to say is that you bringing up your wokeness during Thanksgiving festivities is an exercise in futility. Maybe you have that one in a million family that will shower you with praise for your identity and ecstatically talk about how horrible white men are and that systematic racism and sexism is actually a thing (it’s not), but since the vast majority of America is still, well, American, you’re probably not going to have a good time.
Here’s a radical idea.
Put away your anger at the world for just a couple of days. All the outrage and injustice will be there when you get back. In fact, outrage and injustice will be around for the rest of your life. You’ll have no shortage of things to be mad about, and I pray that you figure out that it’s better to enjoy life and affect change through positivity and not negativity.
Enjoy the time you have with your family. You won’t have them forever, and the day will come when you’ll wish you had spent more time loving and laughing than fighting and hating. You may not get along with all of them, but I’m willing to bet, like most families, that there’s more love than you think, and they’ll be there come hell or high water.
I can’t say the same for the members of the woke crowd, who I’ve seen turn and devour their own at the drop of a hat.
Thanksgiving isn’t about a holiday that celebrates “racism” or some nonsense about colonialism. It’s about family and thankfulness. You’ve been given a lot, including them. Be thankful for it.