As Talon had predicted when he first started this blog it is only a matter of time before progressive discourse becomes common in Singapore. Unsurprisingly that time is now here.
Most locals under the age of 50 would have been aware of the spread of progressive ideology in recent years to some level. SJW lingo and rhetoric is becoming increasingly common among younger demographics. Millennials social circles have also seen significant infiltration, but the discourse is somewhat more balanced with pushback from traditionalists.
Not so for zoomers however, in some cases become the dominant paradigm of discourse in some zoomer circles. Some of my zoomer colleagues tell me they keep quiet out of fear of being ostracised by their SJW “friends” who now use woke as a form of social currency.
Woke spread is not evenly distributed within the demographics it has infiltrated however. For instance, based on field reports from our red-pill zoomers woke ideology has been taken up at a much higher rate by minorities, which is not surprising at all given the thing has been specifically formulated to provoke the tribal instincts of minority groups and inflame passions.
This is to be expected. Despite it’s promises of bringing in a post-racial future woke ideology is extremely racial once you look at it critically. It is designed to make us notice all our differences, find every possible ounce of oppression in them, and treat those who are not like us with bitterness and suspicion.
Undoubtedly endemic racism and racial insensitivity exists in Singapore, however instead of being issues that require a soft touch to resolve with mutual understanding and empathy, woke takes those examples and spins them into a quasi-religious narrative of a big evil system set up by the majority to oppress the minorities.
Under woke big actions are needed. The only solution to which is constant resistance and working towards a revolution to dismantle everything. In the cult of woke- every interaction between ethnic groups is radicalised and political, every thing viewed in terms of how it can be a platform to perpetuate Chinese supremacy.
Unsurprisingly this belief system has led to widespread and constant antipathy against targeted groups by those who have taken it up. It isn’t just the Chinese majority that has been subject to this but even Eurasians who now see themselves subject to a secondary anti-colonial woke narrative that sees them as the genetic inheritors of colonialism that need to be dealt with.
The constant antipathy towards target group is more than just the result of stirred-up emotions, woke is performative and it requires constant public acts to demonstrate commitment to the cause, with each new act seeking to top the one done by someone else.
In the twitter echo chambers of wokeness this leads to a spiral of every increasing accusations, a struggle session against the straw men of targeted groups building things to a fever pitch. Chinese, Eurasians, straight males, PAP supporters. Every sin of these oppressor groups, real or imagined must to be dragged out and denounced.
Typical of allegations made in similar mob movements, accusations of racism by the targeted groups soon take leave of any semblance of reason and proportion. Since Chinese Supremacy is assumed to permeate the air, virtually everything is racism.
The working-class auntie with poor English skills who accidentally speaks to an ethnically-ambiguous person in mandarin? Racism!
People who appear to scrunch up their noses when near you? Racism!
That Chinese person giving you a “look”? Racism!
That influencer talking about using skin-whitening products? Racism!
People greeting you in what they assume is your native language? Racism!
A Chinese person getting a sentence you think is too light? Racism!
A Chinese seller on Caurosell not wanting to sell to a minority low baller? Racism!
These are not made up examples by the way, Talon and his red pill friends have seen these accusations being made. There is now an open season by our self-proclaimed anti-racism activists to find the racism in every possible interaction in Singapore, no matter how banal or inane and drag them out for a struggle session by the woke inquisition.
And don’t bother trying to put perspective to or reason with those who make the accusations. An accusation of racism, no matter how far-fetched is as good as racism confirmed. There is no recourse if you are a majority, only admission and self-flagellation.
If you are in the wrong group there is no innocence under the cult of woke, only degrees of racism.
The sad thing is, these spurious allegations, treated as real and serious under woke dogma, clog up public consciousness and distract from the real issues facing minorities. The real issues of educational and economic disparities, rental discrimination, language barriers are corrupted by woke discourse and loading with antipathy towards the majority group which are now put up as the only explanation for them. Real problems have been so co-opted and loaded with leftist dogma by the subversion of woke that for all purposes they have become little more than political cards to be played for the woke agenda in the culture war.
No reasonable discourse can take place in such an environment and that is all part of the plan. Without the post-modernist fluff it camouflages itself in to appear legitimate Woke crumbles when examined critically with logic, reason and evidence. This is why it seeks to silence, obfuscate, inflame and radicalise.
This wave of anti-racism woke inquisition is making inroads into the public sphere, and grow it will. It is currently being tolerated by the majority who still believe in the traditional Singaporean multiracial values of tolerance and deliberate overlooking of tension points, but this tolerance is ice that growing thinner each day under the blowtorches of the woke warriors.
Shanmugan wasn’t being hyperbolic when he said that far from solving the issue of racism in Singapore, using the language of (woke) resistance in Singapore would lead to more divisions. Woke is in essence a divisive ideology, one that seeks to drive wedges under the guise of unity. One that seeks to turn Singaporean against Singaporean and see each other as enemies that must be destroyed in order for there to be social “justice”.
If you care for Singapore, you must stand up against the such divisive, destructive ideologies. The culture war is happening, and it is coming for you.