Brive1987 wrote: ↑
I can think of previous politically partisan elections but not woke inducing ones.
The car may have been gently accelerating for some time, but since 2016 the pedal has been stamped to the floor. Quite possibly powered by converging forces, but the counter neo-lib ground-swell and militant-lib factions seem quite new.
Politicians come in two flavours - partisan and spineless. While I'd prefer not having to taste either - if push comes to shove I'll go with the former.
If we define the concept of 'woke activism' or 'militant woke activism' as not to have existed before 2016 - then I'd be hard put to argue my case contra Last-Thursdayism...
...Fuck it. I'll still give it a shot.
The various tributaries to woke culture would be the activism associated with black, gay, womens and (more recently) trans groups. Probably others too - like the Jewish anti-discrimination groups - and that half-hearted attempt in the 1960s/1970s against anti-Italian stereotypes in America. They probably trace back to the 1960s - then 1930s and to 1920s and earlier for the Suffragettes. All at times could be classified as militant by any reasonable interpretation.
There you go - that's probably the extent of my knowledge - but if may serve as a rough guide in your search for the Amazonian source of wokeness or the golden El Wokado - before you light out for the territories.
I'll be doing something similar - though starting with Norton and 'Slow Chocolate Autopsy'.
I'd apologize for my boring pedantry (as opposed to the other sort) - but at this stage most would be more offended by the insincerity inherent in any such attempt.