His view that “woke progressives” have arisen over the last 15 years and have become a minor menace isn’t wrong. Ironically, they’re using his favored medium.
But his view is, shall we say, a bit oversimplified. As annoying as “woke progressives” can be, his diagram omits quite a few groups who are considerably more dangerous. People who want to deny the existence of LGBTQ humans are more of a threat to society than a bunch of left-wing meanies who take out their insecurities by scouring Twitter in search of people to cyberbully.
So let’s take a deeper look, one that I hope will help Elon and anyone else of a like mind understand what has happened in US politics and society since those halcyon days when we elected a Black center-left president who represented this country without embarrassment on the world stage and did not usher in the Islamofascist-socialist paradise his detractors feared.
Ah … two honorable people running for president. The fringes are more or less out of the power structure.
Sarah Palin? Who? Well, that changes things a bit.
Mitt Romney’s a decent human being and all, but who are these historical re-enactors ranting about the government?
And here comes the woke brigade! Now they can argue with people on an increasingly unpleasant social medium.