“Woke” Culture Challenges
This is an important topic for parents with grown children who may have been thoroughly indoctrinated (brainwashed, literally!) into the woke culture, especially through their “higher” education. I personally have family in this category, and it’s extremely challenging when they can’t “hear” anything outside of the now-ingrained narratives. They adopt a sense of hopelessness and doom while at the same time lecturing us on how it’s our fault and we’re not doing enough.
One parent wouldn’t give up on her daughter, and we can all learn from her experience. Excerpt: “It was like walking a tightrope,” Melinda Rockwell said. “I couldn’t push too hard or I’d lose her, but if I let go I felt I might not see her again. It was as bad as trying to get a child off the streets who’s on heroin. Everyone is so sure it won’t happen to their child. But it will. [Professors and older students] tell the students they are special — it’s like they are anointed — then they tell them how oppressed they are and what victims they are and how they have to go out in the world and be activists to stop the oppression.” (The irony is astounding.)
While the type of resource this mom found is not likely an affordable option for many, we can hope that awareness and sensitivity in handling it can lead us to finding effective ways to address it.
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