‘The frightening development of the awake culture’ – Politik

Our culture of tolerance is gradually giving way to a moralizing finger, says entrepreneur Daniëlle Van Wesenbeeck.

I looked up the meaning of ‘awakened’. My gut says we’re leaning in the wrong direction. That our freedom of thought is restricted by a development of extreme moralizing thinking, which leads to polarization. The moralizing finger corrects us at every statement and step because we forgot to mention a group of people, because we read authors born in the wrong age, or because we still read too much Jan, Piet in first grade textbooks. and use Marie.

Wake means greater awareness in society. It comes from English awake, to be awake. Gradually it has evolved into ‘combatant, a clenched fist’. In 2008, African-American singer Erykah Badu wrote the song Master teacher with the chorus’ I stay awake‘. Since then, it has been a term in African American culture as a backlash against racist behavior. Gradually, it has expanded into a universal term for social awareness and political vigilance.

It is important that people become aware of things that are not acceptable. It is important that they have their voice heard. Only the awakened culture gradually evolves towards the pursuit of moral purity. Now that we have finally been freed from Catholic original sin, it seems that we are once again burdened with all kinds of sinful behavior. This ranges from Zwarte Piet to mandatory attention for anything we can offend someone with. An example: On the Dutch railways, ‘ladies and gentlemen’ was replaced by ‘dear passengers’. That way, no one is forgotten.

The frightening development of the awakened culture.

I no longer find it normal for my children, teenagers on social media, to be attacked if they dare to suggest that someone’s sexual preferences might be less pronounced. Their point of view is that they don’t shout from the rooftops what their preferences are. I then explain to them that if no one is aware that there are others than the majority, we will never be aware of it either. At the time, I was impressed by the suffragettes, the movement that fought for women’s rights. If they hadn’t entered that fight, women’s suffrage might never have been achieved. That is a fine example. But this does not mean that women should behave intolerantly towards men. Then you get to an us-them culture with acidification as a result, while we need each other just as much.

I have always valued tolerance highly. Everyone can be themselves and let’s not judge each other too much. Understanding goes a long way. But it becomes a different story if a group of minorities no longer practice tolerance themselves and become aggressive if you don’t clap. Those who ask for tolerance can be tolerant themselves. Anyone who dares to read writers who are male, white and born in the wrong period will soon be put in the racist camp, when that need not be the case. We must look at the content without immediately grouping people.

Moral purity is becoming the new norm, and it is a dangerous development. Our culture of tolerance is gradually giving way to a moralizing finger. It’s terrifying to say the least. I want my children to grow up in a tolerant society with attention to minorities, without the pendulum swinging in the wrong direction. I want my children to grow up in a world of diversity, that they see different thinking, people with a different color and culture as an enrichment. But they don’t need to preach the moralizing purge. That’s not how society works.

I looked up the meaning of ‘awakened’. My gut says we’re leaning in the wrong direction. That our freedom of thought is restricted by a development of extreme moralizing thinking, which leads to polarization. The moralizing finger corrects us at every statement and step because we forgot to mention a group of people, because we read authors born in the wrong age, or because we still read too much Jan, Piet in first grade textbooks. and use Marie. Wake means greater awareness in society. It comes from the English awake, to be awake. Gradually it has evolved into ‘combatant, a clenched fist’. In 2008, African-American singer Erykah Badu wrote the song Master Teacher with the chorus ‘I stay awake’. Since then, it has been a term in African American culture as a backlash against racist behavior. Gradually, it has expanded into a universal term for social awareness and political vigilance. It is important that people become aware of things that are not acceptable. It is important that they have their voice heard. Only the awakened culture gradually evolves towards the pursuit of moral purity. Now that we have finally been freed from Catholic original sin, it seems that we are once again burdened with all kinds of sinful behavior. This ranges from Zwarte Piet to mandatory attention for anything we can offend someone with. An example: On the Dutch railways, ‘ladies and gentlemen’ was replaced by ‘dear passengers’. That way, no one is forgotten. I no longer find it normal for my children, teenagers on social media, to be attacked if they dare to suggest that someone’s sexual preferences might be less pronounced. Their point of view is that they don’t shout from the rooftops what their preferences are. I then explain to them that if no one is aware that there are others than the majority, we will never be aware of it either. At the time, I was impressed by the suffragettes, the movement that fought for women’s rights. If they hadn’t entered that fight, women’s suffrage might never have been achieved. That is a fine example. But this does not mean that women should behave intolerantly towards men. Then you get to an us-them culture with acidification as a result, while we need each other just as much. I have always valued tolerance highly. Everyone can be themselves and let’s not judge each other too much. Understanding goes a long way. But it becomes a different story if a group of minorities no longer practice tolerance themselves and become aggressive if you don’t clap. Those who ask for tolerance can be tolerant themselves. Anyone who dares to read writers who are male, white and born in the wrong period will soon be put in the racist camp, when that need not be the case. We must look at the content without immediately grouping people. Moral purity is becoming the new norm, and it is a dangerous development. Our culture of tolerance is gradually giving way to a moralizing finger. It’s terrifying to say the least. I want my children to grow up in a tolerant society with attention to minorities, without the pendulum swinging in the wrong direction. I want my children to grow up in a world of diversity, that they see different thinking, people with a different color and culture as an enrichment. But they don’t need to preach the moralizing purge. That’s not how society works.

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