- Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:34 pm
I'm tending to go with Dan on this. Some people's minds are so closed they cannot see that their vociferous 'support' often does more damage than good to the cause they purport to espouse. Asking a reasonable question, or saying you can understand a differing point of view, earns you abuse.
Lord K was a good example of this. Any mention of women's unease at the thought of what appear to be men in women-only spaces and he would accuse you (and all of those women he's never met) of being bigoted and closed-minded, when it was immediately obvious that the only closed-minded bigot was Lord Kobel himself. This behaviour makes enemies, not friends, of people who, until their interaction with the 'supporter', had no real opinion either way.
While *we* all know what "woke" means, the tabloid-reading masses only have the definitions kindly provided by responsible journalists like Peter Hitchens and Richard Littlejohn, so "woke", to many people, becomes a perjorative. And people like Lord Kobel add credence to the tabloid definition.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool / Than of a threadbare saint in Wisdom's school - Thomas Dekker c1598