China isn’t woke.
While America tries to abolish the gender binary entirely, China is telling young boys to be more manly. While Americans are bombarded with shows like I am Jazz, China is banning “sissy” pop stars from television. In recent years, Chinese observers have even coined the pejorative baizuo (“white left”) to capture their amusement at and contempt towards the woke white, anti-racist, liberal religion that dominates every aspect of American life.
In the ideological battle lines of the 21st century, China doesn’t stand out for its ideological embrace of communism. Rather, China stands out for its ruthlessly and pragmatic rejection of wokeness. Yet despite this, there is almost no critical engagement in the West along these lines.
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