An interview with UK writer and thinker Joanna Williams
Excellent interview. I'm also reading her book which is very well written and most interesting. I found her comments on Marxism and its disconnection to wokeism of particular interest. A very worthwhile expenditure of 30 minutes of scarce time!
Great interview, very insightful and with a comprehensive perspective. I hope her book gets good traction in our slippery slopes culture and fosters rationality and the re-establishment of the concept of ‘common good’.
This is a keeper added to John McWhorter's book and the book by Helen Pluckrose, James Lindsay.
It is clear that wokeism derives from critical theory which is a postmodernist radical toxic mind virus that is fake scholarship and has been embedded into almost all academic text, curriculum and teaching.
Just like all cancers, the cells need to be irradiated before full metastasis... and we are running out of time.
Wokeism isn't Classic Marxism of course but it uses the same Marxist framework of a power struggle between Oppresor and Oppressed and taking control of the Commanding Heights of Culture not Economics, emphasizing Category Consciousness. Neo Marxism.
She says she is a democrat. A Constitutional Monarchy is all about the 'Supremacy of Parliament' but taming the worst extremes of democracy with Judiciary, Appointed Council, Hereditary offices. You have to be a democrat to support a Constitutional Monarchy.
Give me a break.
I was moved by the discussion around the Queen. My mother lived through the blitz, was evacuated, and like the Queen joined the ATS. Her era, her joy of life, her sense of duty, her love of the Queen, her talk of 'home', is all wrapped up together in me, and a contradiction.