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It was recently announced that 10-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty is on its way from France over to New York for a brief 5-day stop, and then later settling over in Washington, DC where it will remain for 10 years on display at the French ambassador’s residence.
New Yorkers have a surprise gift to look forward to this Independence Day: a second Statue of Liberty sent by France https://t.co/50HpmQE4Hs
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 9, 2021
The original Lady Liberty is emblematic of the amazing monuments throughout the United States, being both appealing to the eye and affording a look into the country’s rich history.
But imagine, if you could, what monuments akin to the scale of Lady Liberty were to look like if the “woke” generation were in control of such displays.
Well, let’s explore the sort of dogma, values, and personalities that said demographic adores and envision what this sort of future looks like.
Woke Dogma & Values
Dogma and values are somewhat similar, as both are based upon principalities, with the key difference being that dogma tends to have somewhat religious-like connotation (or cultish adherence, depending on what the dogma pertains to or demands).
And when it comes to the “woke” generation, the sort of values and dogma followed by them makes the level-headed yearn for the days when certain folks were placed into asylums.
Take for instances innumerable genders, the grooming and conditioning of children to disavow their biological sex, not to mention the hyper sexualization of youth and glamorization of prostitution that they attempt to dress up by calling it “sex work.”
There’s also the ridiculous notion of “health at every size” that proclaims that people shaped like Grimace can be healthy and folks must find them attractive.
Heaven forbid you utter an ounce of criticism toward the dogma they adhere to, lest you desire to be called some sort of phobic.
Since the “woke” generation administers social currency toward those deemed to be the highest up upon the perceived victimhood scale, instead of monuments dedicated to a genuinely notable person and/or historical event, we’d likely see monuments of Jessica Yaniv inscribed with the caption “wax my lady balls now, bigot.”
EXPLAINED: Why #JessicaYaniv LOST “her” waxing case at the Human Rights Tribunal.
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) October 27, 2019
*If you don’t know who Jessica Yaniv is, consider yourself lucky. However, he’s a fella out of Canada that filed numerous discrimination lawsuits against several salons because the women who offered Brazilian wax treatments refused to wax his balls. The claims in the lawsuits alleged discrimination because he’s trans. (Shocking, I know)
This then leads up to the sort of personalities adored by the “woke” generation.
Woke Personalities Idolized
When it comes to the “woke” crowd, they certainly have a panache for honing-in on what could be arguably some of the worst sorts of personalities to place upon a pedestal and idolize.
Take for instance the rather creepy, cult-like worshipping of George Floyd.
It’s not to say that Floyd’s death was justified.
But it’s creepy how the “woke” crowd have erected God knows how many memorials of him and speak his name in a manner as though it’s on an equal plane of martyrdom as Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, June 9: After a brief pop-up thunderstorm, a rainbow is seen over George Floyd’s memorial at 38th St and Chicago Ave. pic.twitter.com/pL8V36qFtK
— Ben Hovland (@benjovland) June 9, 2021
With as many memorials and sectioned-off areas honoring Floyd there is, you’d swear he single-handedly defended the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and then led the charge when storming the beaches of Normandy before being killed in action.
My video won’t upload for some reason but yesterday I visited the George Floyd memorial. It was so sad but beautiful. pic.twitter.com/H0m2iijANO
— Lit-anny (@luvfromBreezy) June 12, 2021
Also, look at the adoration Assata Shakur gets from the “woke” generation.
Shakur is literally a fugitive who escaped from prison and is currently listed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list.
Her conviction was related to the 1973 New Jersey Turnpike Shootout, where Shakur killed a state trooper and wounded another.
These words remind us that the struggle for liberation is at the heart of Pride. Only through socialism can we achieve LGBTQ liberation, and we must fight until all trans people and all oppressed people are free! pic.twitter.com/ViL54o7ecl
— PSL Boston (@BostonPSL) June 14, 2021
Yet, Shakur is treated like some sort of figure or symbol for the youth to aspire to be within the “woke” crowd.
Unless you want to see these sorts of memorials cropping up at a higher rate, perhaps it’s time to stop entertaining the “woke” crowd on all fronts.
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Earlier in June, Law Enforcement Today shared a report related to the exploits in “wokeism”, with the state of Nevada banning insensitive mascots.
Here’s that previous report.
NEVADA — Legislation was signed earlier in June that will ban school mascots deemed racially discriminatory as well as sundown sirens going off, which some consider to be an act of discrimination because they were used in the past to warn people of certain races and ethnicities to leave town by a specified time.
On June 4th, Nevada’s Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) was joined by members of the Nevada Indian Commission and tribal elders during the signing of legislation.
The measure also prohibits the use of historically known “sundown sirens,” as the one that sounds in Minden each day 6 p.m. These sirens remind the Indigenous people of the area of a harsh history, signaling they needed to leave the town limits by 6.
— Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez (@jazmin1orozco) June 4, 2021
Assembly Bill 88 specifically prohibits using “a name, logo, mascot, song or other identifier associated with the Confederate States of America or a federally recognized Indian tribe,” except when a tribe has specifically given a school permission to do so, according to CNN.
The legislation applies to public schools and charters, universities and community colleges, according to an NPR report.
The law also orders the State Board on Geographic Names to recommend changes for “any geographic feature” that has a name which is considered racially discriminatory.
A New Nevada Law Bans Racial Mascots In Schools And ‘Sundown Sirens’ https://t.co/YO4Sr0TPXO
— Virginia #BlackLivesMatter #ECPSNow (@Virginia_Thomas) June 6, 2021
Regarding sundown sirens, the new law also prohibits communities from sounding signals associated with a old law “which required persons of a particular race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin or color to leave the town by a certain time,” CNN reported.
The town of Minden was reportedly the target of the sundown siren legislation. A fire siren goes on twice daily in the town, but some allege that it is associated with a law dating to 1917 that ordered members of the Washoe Tribe out of town by 6:30 p.m., according to the Record-Courier newspaper.
While the ordinance was eliminated in 1974, the siren, which is situated on top of the town’s volunteer fire department, has continued to sound twice a day — once at noon and once at 6 p.m.
Democratic State Assemblyman Howard Watts, who sponsored the bill, told KRNV:
“It’s something that is still deeply hurtful. There are still members of the Washoe Tribe and others who know exactly what it means when that goes off.”
Area tribal leaders have spent decades trying to end the practice of sounding the siren, and there was an anti-siren petition that gathered more than 13,000 signatures.
Watts had said at the start of Assembly Bill 88’s first committee hearing in the state Senate:
“We’re gathered here on the occupied territory of the Washoe people, who have served as stewards of this land since time immemorial. It comes as no surprise that Nevada and this nation have a complicated and conflict-filled racial history.
“From slavery and genocide, to discrimination, the actions of the past ripple forward to the present and require us to recognize and address their lingering effects.”
Except to @TownofMinden Manager JD Frisby, who refuses to obey the law and silence Minden’s ‘sundown’ siren–a much-hated, disgusting blight on our community for many years now.
— Velvet Sparrow (@VelvetSparrow) June 5, 2021
Tracy Kizer is a lifelong resident of Minden and a citizen of the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada. To her, the siren is a daily reminder of injustice her family has had to endure. She told KUNR Public Radio:
“You don’t know how much this really affects our community. It isn’t just what our ancestors went through; it’s the pain and the hate that was formed to bringing that into law.”
Yet, Minden’s Town Manager J.D. Frisby told the Reno Gazette Journal that the nightly siren is not related to the sundown ordinance, but is rather intended to honor volunteer firefighters:
“Our siren was never tied to the sundown ordinance; it came after that. There’s a [Minden] ordinance in place right now that says that the siren sounds every day in commemoration of our first responders. … It never went off at 6:30, when the county had an ordinance to get Native Americans out of town.”
Watts indicated at the committee hearing that even if the siren was intended to honor first-responders, “you can understand why people would have a problem” with it sounding off within a half-hour of the curfew sirens.
While Frisby acknowledged that there could be possible psychological harm inflicted on tribal members, he said many longtime Minden residents associated the siren as a “dinner bell” growing up and suggested there is oversensitivity surrounding the issue:
“Where does it stop, you know? I could tell you the Lutheran bells that chime all day long are offensive to me, but being offended is a choice. At what point do we just roll over and give up to everything someone is offended by?
“If you were to put this on an agenda, I’d dare say you have over 300 people who want to keep the siren and 20 who don’t. We’ve got a lot of people whose parents were part of the volunteer fire department who responded to that siren in the middle of the night.”
I was proud to sign #AB88 as it prohibits the use of any racially discriminatory name, logo, mascot or song, in Nevada’s K-12 schools. Additionally, it prohibits “sundowner sirens” in Nevada municipalities. pic.twitter.com/cleLIgk2PM
— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) June 4, 2021
However, in Teresa Melendez’ mind, it does not matter what the siren currently represents to Frisby or many residents. Melendez, a Native American voting rights advocate and one-time resident of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, suggested the siren is hurtful and causes pain similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Last Wednesday, Melendez told state lawmakers during a committee hearing on Assembly Bill 88 last week:
“The tribe on these traditional homelands sent a letter to Douglas County and the town of Minden asking them to stop ringing the siren. Their response was that the siren no longer signals that communities of color need to return to their home before the sun goes down, now it’s honoring first responders.
“When messages like that are expressed, the communities who have been oppressed by those practices know their concerns aren’t being taken seriously, and are being dismissed. … It’s still hurtful. It’s like having PTSD.”
However, the renaming of mascots and places, as well as the outlawing of certain sirens, is a point of contention in Nevada, NPR reported. While Assembly Bill 88 passed the state Assembly 36-6, it barely cleared the Senate, with 12 members in favor, eight opposed and one excused.
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Author: Gregory Hoyt