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How to raise Cowards and Weaklings.

If you can’t acknowledge visible reality because someone is too weak to handle feeling uncomfortable then all rooms will be filled with elephants that you cannot mention.

Woke and Weak are synonyms.

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The current trend toward avoidance of anything that would make anyone uncomfortable is an exercise in futility. Even if pursued diligently for a generation you would never reach a point of successful completion.

There is no place in life that is continually safe, comfortable and non-offensive. As soon as you satisfy one special interest person, yet another will stand up and say, “But what about me?”

The problem is perception vs reality. The original intention behind what we now call “woke” was to be courteous and considerate of others. Well, that’s not only noble, it’s also holy. What a great thing to be! But the reality of how it is being implemented is a sad and dangerous one. Even the term “woke” is a denial of proper English. It’s supposed to mean awake, aware, more compassionate, considerate, more sensitive to what is around you. There are already terms for that.

Who decides if you are Woke?

Woke leaders are not really “leaders” but rather, just those who initiate woke assertions. Their overriding cause is “Social Injustice.” That means anything they don’t feel is equitable. What you feel doesn’t matter to them, it’s what they and their cabal feel is correct that matters.

They seem to always start with the elimination of something instead of adding something.

So, instead of adding an acknowledgment of the group or condition to be included, they put their energies on the diminishing or elimination of its opposite. e.g., to diminish racial discrimination, they set aside special considerations for their chosen race and not for others; to include homosexuality they attempt to de-popularize heterosexuality. They try to make it cooler to be homosexual or bisexual than to be heterosexual.

To advance a new idea, they seek to eliminate all older ideas, e.g., tearing down statues, eliminating history instead of learning from it and still honoring the best of it.

To make transgender athletes feel better, they seek to dilute male or female sports by requiring trans inclusion.

To advance Socialism they seek to make Capitalism seem selfish, threatening and bad.

Does it work?

The ludicrous irony of these efforts is that they don’t please enough people to justify the disruption and angst they cause to hundreds of others. It’s as if the entire community must hobble itself so that the one new person who is different won’t feel different.

Woke people love labels!

Their first attention goes toward separating people into groups: races, genders, belief systems, ages, cultures, etc. They want a label to use against their opponent. Racist! White Nationalist! Male Domination! Trumper! Fascist! Homophobe! Sexist! All of these are terms from the woke handbook. They teach children to use them too. But there are not many clear definitions for them. That allows unrestricted use of these terms as weapons.

If there’s no consensus as to what makes you a Racist, then all they have to do is call you one and the label sticks. And, in woke thinking Accusation is the same as Conviction! If you’ve been accused, then you are guilty. No evidence to the contrary is needed nor welcomed. Thousands of people still believe the myth around “Hands up, don’t shoot” and other slogans promoted without facts to prove them.

If you’re looking for a place on Earth where woke has worked, you will be disappointed. California is the closest but it’s a disaster. The epicenter seems to be the San Francisco Bay Area. No other country has ever sustained a woke culture nor caused one to thrive. It’s like Socialism, despite being a complete disaster everywhere it is practiced fully, (Venezuela, Cuba, etc.) the woke crowd tells you it’s the most woke solution. And “it will be different for us. We’ll do it right.” is also a lie.

Annual Exclusion Rites (Woke version of a Holiday)

Each winter there is yet another effort to eliminate the open acknowledgment of Christianity in America. In their effort to not “disenfranchise” Muslims, Taoists and Atheists, the woke supremacists seek to outlaw Christmas. Even saying “Merry Christmas” offends them! They reply, “I’m not Christian, so stop trying to force your religion on me!”

My response to that is, “I’m wishing you happiness in this holiday season, not trying to convert you to a belief system. And since my good wishes seem to offend you, I retract them.”

The same applies to “Happy Birthday”. If it’s not your birthday then the words weren’t intended for you, so ignore them.

“Good Morning” isn’t a comment on the quality of the morning, it is an expression of good wishes to the other person. If someone says, “What’s so good about it?” Just smirk and say, “Never mind, I was wishing you one and I take it back.”

Woke supremacists have even invented new holidays to counter the mainstream traditions. Kwanzaa is one example of that. “Festivus” is a fun satire on this concept. (From the TV show Seinfeld.)

Why do I say, “woke means weak”?

Because it requires that you enter a state of perpetual uncertainty and that you take no firm positions on anything except the criticism of those who are not woke.

The woke posture would be a constant accommodation of every possible outlier. “Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen” would have to become some long laborious mentioning of and apologizing to any possible variant from men or women or appreciators of mornings.

Don’t buy into it!

There are certain truths and realities in life that are not a matter of mood, opinion or personal choice. Up is up and down is down. Colors exist, genders (two of them) exist in all of Nature, ages, sizes, shapes, locations, concepts, and historical facts exist. That doesn’t mean we should be insensitive to others nor that we shouldn’t seek to be courteous and to include others where appropriate. It just means that truth exists even if you disagree with it! If you don’t believe in gravity, please don’t expect to be exempted from its effects.

If you were born a biological male but aren’t happy with that, please don’t expect others to treat you differently unless you’ve undergone a sex change and taken on the attributes of a female. You can’t “identify as” anything other than what you truly are unless you’re ok with lying. Even then, you’re playing that game alone. Don’t expect us to join in the deception. He or She are the most workable pronouns, not “they” applied to an individual.

There are surely woke folk who have already dismissed me as a white privileged, male dominant, legacy-thinking, homo/trans/xenophobe. OK, I’m not writing to them anyway. They aren’t willing to be part of a solution. They want to do what makes them feel correct in their existing point of view. Denial of reality is comfortable to them.

Courage is the game changer.

The world advances when courageous individuals do what is needed. Courage comes from a clear set of beliefs, rooted in objective truth. When you know that something is true, then you act on that with boldness of faith. When you’re not sure or you’re afraid someone will disagree, then you take only timid actions.

If we teach our kids woke-ness then we raise them to be cowards.

That’s not the road to courtesy. Courtesy comes when one who is strong chooses to suspend the assertion of their strength in order to honor or accommodate another temporarily. But you must have strength to do so. Strength comes from clarity of thought and disciplined action. When you know what is true and can act on it boldly, then you can have courage. When you’re always unsure, weakness ensues. When you have self-discipline, you can develop strength, when you constantly change then you become a weakling and a coward.

Here’s your sign:

If the person who opposes you immediately calls you names, like Racist, Sexist, White Nationalist, etc. then you are dealing with both a Coward and a Weakling. In other words, you’re fighting with a child.

You can fully expect that whatever they say, instead of trying to reason with you or discuss your ideas, will ultimately come down to them calling you a name and saying, “I hate you!” That’s what little children do when they have no good response.

Let’s all start telling the truth again. And, hey, Be nice to each other.

Photo Caption: Cultural appropriation in 1964: I wore a sombrero (Mexican), at a Phi Sigma Epsilon (Greek) event, Jail implies my approval of law enforcement, I’m wearing a bandolier of toy bullets, but the threat is implied I guess, also I’m wearing cowboy boots, but I own no cattle. I’m wearing a large real hunting knife in a scabbard (instead of a six gun) at a school event and I’m smoking. OMG! Open the safe spaces, there’s no telling how many I’ve injured.

I’m just thankful that it wasn’t a Vaudeville themed event. I might have worn black face, which at that time wasn’t controversial. (Yes, it is now, and I understand why, but 50 years ago the world was different, and people acted according to the times just as we do now.)

©2021 Jim Cathcart, Sr.

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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 20 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his advisory work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!



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Patrick Henry Speaking About Freedom

The American history books use to teach of a patriot named Patrick Henry.  Patrick Henry was a founding father of American.  Yes the term founding father is a term that Google still finds worthy as they identifies Henry as one.  Patrick Henry was a man who stood up to the oppression of King George.  In the second Virginia Convention in 1775, he proclaimed “give me liberty or give me death.”  In days past, Patrick Henry was a symbol of the American spirit of freedom.  His passion and his ability to communicate his desire for freedom are powerful words that continue to motivate bold and courageous leaders for the last 200 years.

Today it would be wise for patriot Americans who value freedom to again pick up this sentiment.  The call that freedom is the most essential component of existence which brings life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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President Joe Biden now declares that Americans who do not take the Covid19 vaccine are “not as smart as he thought they were” and that they (American citizens) are “a real problem.”

Many Americans believe in the vaccine, but they believe more in freedom.  Donald Trump, the leader of the Republic Party has also encouraged people to get the vaccine.  The vaccine is not a Republican or Democrat issue, but how the vaccine is administered very much speaks to how the political leaders look at freedom.

Free Americans should believe that the Government should not be able to dictate the health decisions that an individual should make.  They believe that they should have the ability to review facts and data and not be forced to make a decision about their health based on strawman arguments like you “if you care for your pet, you should get vaccinated.”

Maybe instead of shaming people or trying to bribe people into getting the vaccine, lawmakers should convince people on the merit of the issue and allow them to exercise their freedom to make the best choice for themselves and their country, after all that is what freedom is about.  Maybe President Biden could try to solve the real problem in the vaccine issue.  He could do that by answering the questions that many Americans are still looking for as they analyze their decision about their own health.  Answering any or all of the following questions would be a start:

Vaccine Questions About Covid19:

  1.  What are the top 3 risks that a person might experience with the Covid19 vaccine?  Instead of answering this simple question, those that are in charge get offended when people seek good answers to health.  It has been the history in America to outline the potential health hazards to the choices that people make such as a warning on a pack of cigarettes.  But this concept seems foreign to those that would like to manipulate the public to make a decision without a choice – that just seems wrong.
  2. Why does everyone need the vaccine, including those that already have had Covid19?  This is an honest question and one that Senator Rand Paul has asked.  There may be a case to be made for those who have had Covid19 to receive the vaccine, but it seems like no logical or rational person is making one.
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These questions and many more still deserve an answer.  It is the responsibility of the leaders and press in a free country to answer the fair and honest questions of free people.  Until those questions, millions of Americans will still cry out “give me liberty, or give me the vaccine.”  These Americans still choose freedom first.

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