WOKENESS

WOKENESS

“WOKENESS”  noun [ U ] mainly US informal

US/ˈwoʊk.nəs/ UK  /ˈwəʊk.nəs/

“a state of being aware, especially of social problems such as racism and inequality”

I finally looked up this stupid word that people are throwing around like a warmup ball at a baseball game; I thought I knew what it meant, but wanted the clinical definition.

Sen. Ted Cruz lambasted the proponents of “wokeness” on a weekend interview, saying it was a condition foisted upon the nation by professors in liberal colleges and universities.

No, cease and desist, that’s not right. That was Democrat consultant and self-promotimg, anything-GOP-is-bad manta spewmaster James Carville who made that pronouncement; Cruz urged folks to stand up to “wokeness” in corporate America.

To further stir the pot full of “woken”, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders said Carville opined Carville had ceased to be relevant on any issue of national importance.

Wake up on the woke issue! Why in Dick’s hat band woujd anyone be AGAINST more folks becoming aware of the extent of apparent meat-fisted societal ills like inequality and racism?

Both exist in this country, in our individual communities: That is a fact.

Every single American should be cognizant of that fact and pledge as individuals to work to bring segments of the country together rather than spout balderdashisn BS that only serve to further divide us.

The only element wrong with “wokeness”?  It is those officials and their minions who do not want the nation’s  growing abyss between political power players and their followers to shrink. An expanding division between parties, between people, positively impacts their personal  political power so they use their opposition to “wokeness” as a rallying cry and stump-speech bludgeon.

“… one nation…with liberty and justice for all.”€

Wake up to the potential of “wokeness”.

The definition of the word says it all. Tune out those that use the word as a negative cudgel to further their personal political agenda.

€ if you are wondering why I omitted “under God” from the phrase above, the nation’s founders made it clear that “separation of church snd state” was a key component to the freedoms they thought paramount in this new nation. And “under God” was only added to the pledge of allegiance in 1954.

Just another “woke” issue.

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CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 05/3/2021

CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 05/3/2021

VACCINES AVAILABLE IN HARRISON, GREGG, AND SMITH COUNTIES 3 MAY

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Designing an Independent Public Health Agency

“The pandemic has revealed the importance of having trustworthy and competent institutions to protect public health. The Constitution also permits the creation of long-standing, stable institutions that serve the public interest outside the political branches. Just as the United States has independent commissions in other important domains such as monetary policy, we believe it deserves independent public health institutions.”

(J. Harris: A readable editorial from NEJM that has several workable suggestions that likely would improve American public health institutions and policies. Obviously, we have a lot of such agencies and scientists, but they need reasonable academic and professional protection from interference by the military, special interest groups, and politicians.)

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TSA extends public transportation mask mandate until September

“The Transportation Security Administration has extended a federal mandate that requires people to wear masks on public transportation through Sept. 13.”

NYT ON HARRISON COUNTY

“Harrison County is at a high risk level for Covid-19 infections. The seven-day average has not changed. Zero cases were reported yesterday, the same as the week before. Since January of last year, at least 1 in 14 people who live in Harrison County have been infected, and at least 1 in 622 have died.

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