What is Woke Culture?

First there was political correctness. Now there’s “woke” culture. For the last 20 or 30 years these two influences have damaged and weakened the foundations of western culture and removed our freedoms. The most common statement I hear regarding “wokeness” is “I can’t believe this exists. What’s going on?” People are stunned by the speed and efficiency with which our Judeo Christian culture has been attacked and it values inverted. They are shocked and terrified to find themselves moral and cultural refugees in a world where decent values have been reversed and repugnant practices have become the norm. How did this happen? 

Knowledge is Power

Francis Bacon once wrote that “Knowledge is Power.” He was right. If you do not know your opponent you cannot defeat him. Conservatives and social conservatives have all too often refused to examine the beliefs of their opponents to find out why they believe what they believe. But if we don’t do so we will always be at their mercy and they will always have the upper hand. We can’t defeat extremist liberal progressivism and “woke” culture if we don’t understand it. 


Woke Culture

“Woke” culture is a subset of the social justice movement arising out of black America. You are “woke,” or “awake” if you believe in a certain set of beliefs agreeable to extreme liberal progressive politicians and pundits. If you don’t you are considered an enemy and part of an evil and benighted ‘racist’ conservative, traditional world view. Woke culture presents itself as compassionate, the defender of all that is right and good in the world, but it is the exact opposite. 

  Intolerant and Authoritarian

 In fact, “Woke” culture is deeply intolerant and authoritarian as well as being  transparently globalist and Marxist. There is no room for dissent or free speech in the world of “woke” culture. Either you are a believer or you are out, and one day they may get you. The irony of the “woke” movement is that while they espouse a tolerant and open minded world view they are creating a quasi fascist intolerant global dictatorship, the exact opposite of what they claim to be doing. 

Believe or Be Crushed

Like so many other totalitarian ideas “wokeness” brooks no disagreement. There are things you must believe in. If you don’t believe in them, as countless thousands have discovered, you can be “cancelled” maybe even lose your job, family, friends and future. What are the bedrock beliefs of “wokeness?” Well, first, you must unconditionally support a hyper liberal prospective.  No discussion, no argument. Second, you must accept that North American society is ‘systemically racist’ and has to be overturned. Again, no discussion, no argument. You must believe in ‘white privilege’ and all that it means (Whatever it means. It’s not entirely clear at times). You must believe that “love is love” no matter how that is defined. You believe in globalism, despise patriotism, hate the western world and detest western culture. If you are western and white you hate your skin, history and traditional beliefs, or as famed actress Rosanna Arquette expressed it “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.” 

Hating on Western Culture

If you are “woke” you believe in open borders because the history of the western world is so shamefully colonialist that we don’t deserve to have sensible, well regulated borders or laws. You believe in situational ethics and relativistic morality. You hate Christianity, but love Islam, although you don’t know much about either religion. You have a secret love of communism and Marxist ideology, and though you may not say so outright, you intend to support and promote it. If you don’t support these ideas you aren’t woke. For those who are woke, western culture is the “Great Satan.” 

Woke means Globalist

Since “Woke” culture despises the West and our traditional Judeo Christian past, it pretty much goes without saying that they admire and promote globalism. For the truly dedicated believer in “woke culture” the modern world, since it was established by the West, is evil. A healthy love for your nation and its history, proper patriotism, liking distinctive aspects of western culture and wanting firm borders enforced to preserve all of this, is “colonialist” “white supremacist” and worthy of a thousand other derogatory terms. According to the “woke” the world must embrace a new globalist perspective and power structure and reject everything the West has to offer. It remains to be seen who will be in charge of this potential new order.

Woke Must Be Rejected

If we have any hope of preserving the best of our world and maintaining historical truth, not to mention preserving western civilization, we have to reject “woke” culture. As I stated earlier, it’s not what it seems. It’s totalitarian and monolithic and isn’t interested in the truth. There’s only one truth as far as they are concerned: Their truth. If you don’t believe in it they’ll force you to. We can’t afford that.  


  • Michael Groenewold
    January 16, 2021

    Thank you so much for another excellent article, Perry! I so appreciate your clear and straightforward explanation of “woke” culture and ideology. I think that one of the problems we have as Christians and perhaps as social conservatives is that, to put it in the words of the late Christian philosopher and theologian, Francis Schaeffer, “we have tended to see things in bits and pieces”, failing to see the total picture. The monolithic nature of “woke” ideology makes it a formidable enemy and the sooner we realize this the sooner we can combat it with the robust and muscular Christian world and life view (which is also variously referred to as the Judeo-Christian view). It must be seen as a whole otherwise we will not be able to see the end game and dismantle it completely. Perhaps this is also a serious problem for those who consider themselves “woke” because they themselves don’t actually know what the destination will look like!

  • Hal Adam
    January 25, 2021

    Thanks Perry. WELL DONE! This sums it up: “Woke culture presents itself as compassionate, the defender of all that is right and good in the world, but it is the exact opposite.” IMO, the people who are ‘woke’ are actually asleep and under a STRONG DELUSION and satanically inspired.

  • February 18, 2021

    Thank you for this article Perry. Today my wife and i had a discussion on what it means to be “woke”:. She thought it meant that it was a good thing and I had to explain to her that it actually means much the opposite, to people like ourselves, who hold traditional values. The woke cult does not want to change anything .In reality, they want to buirn it all down. They have all strained at a gnat and swallowed a camel. They stumble around in their own darkened viewpoint of good and evil and abhor anything that is “old”. Professing themselves to be wise they became as fools. Why is it that decent people make such poor decisions and take on false ideologies, so easily? A good heart does not necessitate a good mind. If you swap truth and history for a vague notion of progress you have no underpinnings on which to build your dreams of a future utopia. History is the foundation upon which one can look to the future. If there is no historical record, from which pinnacle can we project a future?

  • Franklin T. Craig
    March 28, 2021

    Had no idea what woke was, had not heard of it. I just hate what was happening in the U.S.. These people will repeat the mistakes of the past as their eyes are closed. But we will win as I have read the last chapter and in the end we win. Yes, I’m a Jesus freak and hope it’s over soon and sorry for those lost. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Ken Rodriguez
    April 20, 2021

    Hey Perry, great article breaking this down into edible bites. This truly sounds a lot like what we read in the Word of God whereby in the last days, the anti-Christ will rise. Much of what we read in the word lends itself, I believe, to what this “woke” culture really is. And being as they promote one thing, yet their core beliefs are opposite of the public perception, then they are truly an asleep culture, are they not?

    Woke or not, no one will “EVER” strip me of my Christian beliefs and liberties. My belief that Jesus is my Lord and Savior and the one and only begotten of God is engrained in the very fiber of my being and that of my family. I believe this has to happen, God will not be mocked. And every knee shall bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. I choose to do so voluntarily now.

    • Brian Taylor
      November 17, 2021

      I to am a born again christian.I belive in John Chpt 14 vs 6.So my question is,how many ralleys did Jesus organize against the Romans or the religious leaders.Jesus said his kingdom is not of this world,but in heaven,and so is ours .May be we should be praying more, and trusting God instead of trying to sort things out by worldly means.It hurts our pride when we do not have the answers.

  • Mike Larsen
    June 10, 2021

    This is absolute rubbish. “Woke” simply refers to a person changing their behavior after learning that something they’ve been doing, saying or supporting isn’t consistent with moral principals like equity and equality of opportunity.

    • Jay
      December 27, 2021

      Seems to me the original poster is a little biased. Not to crap on your article, but all I got out of your statements is “A LOT OF ACCUSATIONS AND SPECULATION” but no examples/evidence. To me, your post is hypocritical since it does the same thing that it’s supposed to be against.

      Mike Larsen is the first person to make sense. The rest of you seem to just take the vague statements made in this article as gospel truth, even though it did nothing but say “PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO BE WOKE ARE ACTUALLY SLEEPING SATANISTS.”

      But is that really the case?

  • Loren
    March 19, 2022

    It would seem that to be anti-woke is to revel in the past and accept on-going discrimination as fine just because it has existed for a long time! Jesus said be careful when trying to remove a spec from another’s eye when there is a log in your own. If those who celebrate primarily white, Judeo-Christian values are afraid to look at their own biases (conscious or unconscious), they will never more closer to the true meaning of being Christian – charity, humility, compassion, empathy, etc.
    It is alright to long for a seemingly more ideal, simpler past; but don’t fight others trying to obtain the same rights and freedoms as you have long enjoyed. Globalism isn’t necessarily bad if it implies people around the world recognizing basic human values and that we are all connected and all must share this fragile earth together. I wonder how badly Perry’s personal rights have really been abridged by others who only seek justice and equality?

  • Adrian
    May 19, 2022

    I like the idea of Wokeness. I agreee, that there is a “white-mans-privilige” and if wokeness is a tool to trigger People and make them even realize or at least hear about this problem, its enough of a benefit for me. Of course.. You can hate it, but you must

  • Adrian
    May 19, 2022

    I like the idea of Wokeness. I agreee, that there is a “white-mans-privilige” and if wokeness is a tool to trigger People and make them even realize or at least hear about this problem, its enough of a benefit for me. Of course.. You can hate it, but you must

  • Ed Lynch
    May 21, 2022

    do not oppose it..for all of these things must needs be…we should not “fight’ the plan of God…God has already foretold to us that these things will occur..in the end of days you WILL lose your rights…this has already been told to us in Revelations..you WILL be persecuted and killed for Christ..do not attempt to fight against the wicked system..for you would be fighting God’s plan…

  • Sam Pidgeon
    September 1, 2022

    To Ed: As Christians, we are to stand against “wrong” and that includes “woke”.

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