Foke: Fake Wokeness

Being woke went from being something people should aspire to be and evolved into something less positive and constructive. It went from a being a state of mind and became a label. It went from being understood as a spectrum/scale and became something binary–you are or you’re not.

It became a label that simply demonstrates one’s supposed state of perceived intellectual superiority.

“Wokeness” is used by some nowadays as a way to show off how knowledgeable they are and as a tool to be dismissive and condescending to the seemingly “less woke.” It became a peeing contest: a way to grandstand and display your wits and “wokeness”, versus being a gift and an opportunity to share and learn, to educate and to enlighten.

In essence, some of us are now “foke”: we bastardized and corrupted something positive in order to show off and pander to our own hubress.

Sincerely,

Kwapi

Kwapi Vengesayi is an Amazon bestselling author whose books explore captivating musings and thought-provoking conversations about love, relationships, life and our human experience. You can find his book on Amazon. You can also follow him on Twitter @kwapiv or subscribe to his blog at kwapiv.com