Waking up from ‘Wokeness’

The greatest enemy of the radical neo-Marxist left is reality, which is why it’s so enjoyable to hear people’s stories of how they’ve escaped its insidious brainwashing. I love hearing them almost as much as I love conversion to Christ testimonies. (Actually, it’s a distant second!) To quote Mary Magdalene from “The Chosen,“I was one way and now I am completely different and the thing that happened in between was Him.”

And God just may be behind this one, too. Finding freedom from any form of tyranny is good news indeed!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Gal.5:1 NIV)

Again, to be clear, my ongoing look at the evils of Socialism is not about Democrat or Republican, or even politics. It’s really not about conservative or liberal (see my post, “Conservativs and Liberals Unite!“). I’m not into the “us vs. them” tribalism of politics. It’s not even against the people who may embrace these ideologies. It’s about the ideologies themselves, exposing them for what they are because, left unchecked, they will destroy our nation like a terminal cancer. Everything about Marxist ideology is anti-Christ and deceptively evil.

When you watch the news (which I suggest you avoid), it would seem like we’ve lost our cultural minds lately; but, thankfully, it’s not all bad news. People from all walks of life are starting to wake up to the divisive and, ironically, racist bigotry of identity politics and CRT, along with all of the other Marxist ideological offshoots that have crept into our social framework. There is a glimmer of hope!

I first became aware of this counter-revolution last year with Brandon Straka’s “#Walkaway” movement, where liberals are walking away in droves from the divisive hatred of the radical left. I’ve already shared Karlyn Borysenko’s story here. Here’s what the #Walkaway website says about this movement:

“We are walking away from the lies, the false narratives, the fake news, the race-baiting, the victim narrative, the violence, the vandalism, the vitriol. We are walking away from a party driven by hate. We are walking toward patriotism and a new, unified America! We are the future of this great nation!” (https://www.walkawaycampaign.com)

Of course, the #Walkaway movement is itself political, talking about walking away from the Democratic party, but this is only because that party has been taken over by the radical “Woke” left. Again, my argument is against the ideology itself, not with a particular political party.

The following “Stories of Us” are no different. PragerU had already published several stories of young people waking up and leaving the hypocritical virtue-signaling religion of “wokeness.” So, if you’ve been disheartened by its toxic influence, and how most of the institutions of our culture have been radicalized by the global elitists and Marxist left, may these three testimonies be an encouragement to you. I’ve included the video descriptions in quotes.

Gina Florio

“Higher education kind of destroyed me.” Gina Florio graduated Harvard University as an angry atheist taught to hate America. So much so that she abandoned her birth country for Australia. When a freak accident sent her back to the U.S., a video by Candace Owens, then others by Dave Rubin and PragerU, opened her eyes to the lies she had been believing all of those terrible years. This is Gina’s story of discovering truth and reclaiming her freedom.”

By the way, you can watch the YouTube video interview with Candace Owens that Gina Florio mentioned in her testimony here.

Siaka Massaquoi

“Actor Siaka Massaquoi entered Hollywood with big dreams. However, after witnessing racism firsthand and seeing colleagues lose roles because of their skin color, he began to ask questions. This is his story of breaking free.”

Amala Ekpunobi

“Amala Ekpunobi grew up in a leftist home and worked as an organizer for the political left. She never questioned the narrative — until she discovered the racism she thought she was fighting against was being perpetuated by her side. “We are bringing back segregation in this country, and people will sell it to you that we are doing it in a positive manner…it perpetuates the same racist narrative that they are trying to run away from.” Amala shares her story of questioning leftist ideology, which ultimately led to changing her mind.”

It can certainly feel like we’re Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole lately, and it’s easy to get angry and disheartened when we see the radical left forcing their insane policies on us with impunity in government, along with corporate wokeness, and worse,  indoctrinating of our children in our universities and public schools. But there is hope!

There are a growing number of stories like this where people are starting to question “wokeness,” and when they do they eventually leave the hateful and powerless victimhood of the left. In the process, they’re rediscovering a genuine love for America—a nation admittedly flawed, yet truly a remarkable place to live.

As Gina Floria found out, divisiveness and vitriolic hatred are no match for love, because “love never fails!” So, take heart. As Gandalf reassured Frodo in the Mines of Moriah when all hope seemed lost: “There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.”


About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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17 Responses to Waking up from ‘Wokeness’

  1. Mel, what you reveal in your post is very encouraging. I hope in time there will be many more enlightened people who will walk away from wokeness.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Amen. That is my hope, too. As I said, their biggest enemy is reality, which means that when people start to question the narrative, they will begin their journey away from this hateful and divisive ideology.

  2. pkadams says:

    Thanks for continuing to enlighten the world with this great post! The truth will set us free.

    • Mel Wild says:

      You’re welcome and thanks for your encouraging comment. That’s where my trust in on this, the truth will set us all free. And the Truth is a Person. 🙂

  3. pkadams says:

    Yes , and he has overcome the world!

  4. Steve Sawyer says:

    I read Gina Florio’s story when “God Happened” and listened to Tim Hawkins talk about that nasty Vicks VapoRub mom used to rub on my chest when I was sick. I can still smell that stuff. I’ll come back to read the other stories later. love it all.

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  6. christinewjc says:

    I watched the videos of these young people who broke free from the “woke” narrative and that is so encouraging to me! I know of several millennials who try to counter everything from their baby boomer parents; thinking that what we have learned in over 60 years ( and would like to share) isn’t worth their while. We’re just…wrong about everything in their eyes. It’s a shame and sad.

    I recall sitting and talking with my grandparents as a kid, showing them respect as they shared what they believed and had experienced in their lives. I learned a lot. The current personal/political atmosphere is not like that anymore and it’s such a shame.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Very true. It’s foolish to not listen to those who’ve gone before you, but these young people have been brainwashed to deconstruct and reject anything that came before. It’s all part of the patriarchy and white supremacy. This tactic is straight out of Karl Marx’s playbook (using race and gender instead of class). The past must be destroyed. It’s actually frightenly similar to Orwell’s 1984, which is a banned book in wokedom, btw.

      The good news is, like with those who were behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, reality and the truth is the woke religion’s greatest enemy. As soon as people like these in the video actually start to question this hateful and intolerant ideology, it all crumbles and they are able to break free from its hold on them.

      • christinewjc says:

        I pray that you are right! Knowing that one day, the woke ones will break free from the ideological lies that they have been told to believe, and emerge with healed minds, would be a great awakening for our time, and hopefully heal relationships that have been greatly damaged by the lies being spewed. It is the work (and goal) of the enemy of our souls at work. It’s the same ideology as those of the past (socialism, communism etc.) wrapped up as something “cool to be” for a brain-dirtied generation. Many need to come back to their spiritual roots and relationships with Jesus by reading and studying the Bible. This cancel culture has very sadly ripped them away from their true faith roots. I have hope that when the facade that they are currently living under falls to dust and blows away, that many will come back to a true relationship with Christ.

        Mel, have you seen The Chosen series? The first season was awesome and the first episode of the second season just started on Easter Sunday. So powerful! We watch it on the VidAngel app. I think that episodes are also available on YouTube. This series is the creation of the young Millennial Christian generation and its spreading throughout the world now! There is always hope amidst the storms of life.

        I’m so glad that I found your blog! Your posts are the best!

        • christinewjc says:

          Oops! Just re-read this post and noticed that you know about The Chosen series! What a great quote from Mary Magdalene!

        • Mel Wild says:

          Yes, I love that series. The second season just started. My wife and I have been loving how they depict Jesus and the disciples. It’s very well done.

        • Mel Wild says:

          Thanks Christine. Much appreciated. That’s my hope too. I do think there will be a great awakening of some kind, especially since the pandemic, because people are getting so hopeless and the lockdown has made the culture so emotionally sick. The first thing that God said was “not good” in Scripture was that it was not good for man to be alone. People need hope and relationships. This divisive and hateful ideology is not sustainable. It’s interesting to me that a lot of the people who walked away from the insane radical left are now exploring God and religion. The flat world of nihilism won’t provide the answer these lost souls are looking for.

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    Love the testimonies of people leaving leftists ideology

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