But does wokeism serve another purpose as well? Specifically, does it either hide preexisting incompetence or fuel it?
In the last 18 months, we have seen most of our major institutions go woke and spend considerable amounts of time, capital, and labor on what might be called “commissarism.” Yet in their zeal to rectify society in general and sermonize, virtue signal, pontificate, and perform to the public, many institutions are increasingly failing at what they were established to do
I would say that the increasing incompetence among many businesses is clear to see. The simplest things and good costumer service are more and more often beyond the ability for employees. Not because they do not want to do the right thing, but because of inane policies the employee must follow. I never thought of “wokeness” playing a role, but…………..
Of course, public servants have long suffered the “Bloomberg effect”—focusing on misdemeanors to virtue signal competence as penance for failing to solve the existential crises. If you cannot clear New York City of snow in a timely manner, then lecture the trapped on everything from global warming to the dangers of super-sized soft drinks. Yet wokeism is a bit different since it now pervades our societies as a pandemic of its own
Go read it all folks