I Am Woke

I Am Woke

In a perfect world it would not be necessary

                To point out all the evils in one’s own culture.

All cultures have unpleasant, nasty and even

                Downright evil aspects hidden in their history.

Making oneself aware of the things that were

                Wrong in the past is the first step.

Wearing rose-tinted glasses and pretending

                That everything about one’s culture is perfect

Only serves to perpetuate the problems

                So that nothing ever gets better.

Keeping your senses and mind open to accept

                That mistakes were, and still are, being made

Enables us to find better ways of living together

                And accommodating those who are different.

I Am Woke to the knowledge that my ancestors got lots of things horribly wrong.

                I am woke to their mistakes and cultural attitudes.

I am woke to a better world.

                I Am Woke!


I live in a culture that once felt so superior to other cultures that they condoned racism and slavery.

I live in a culture that used to think wild animals could be abused without remorse, that condoned bear-baiting, bull-fighting, dog and cock fighting and believed that watching animals tearing each other apart was entertainment.

I belong to a culture that thought war was glorious and that to die in battle was noble.

I belong to a culture that believes some people deserve much more than others because they, by birth, are inherently superior.

I belong to a culture where ordinary people had to fight, protest and die for the right to vote, for a fair day’s pay for a fair days work and for safe conditions in the workplace.

I am woke to all this and lots more.

What are the evils that existed in your culture? Misogyny? Persecution? Cruelty? Violence?

What aspects still need addressing?

I am woke to the need for equality, freedom, fairness and a world that lives in harmony with nature.

My patriotism is so big in encompasses the whole world and every living thing.

I am not ashamed to be woke!!

The Tory Party – A bunch of Extreme Populists led by a clown, seeped in Racism, Misogyny and Corruption.

To them running the country is a second job.

Their whole focus is on making money any way they can.

They give out illegal contracts to family and friends.

They continually lie.

When caught out they lie, then blame others, try and brazen it out and never resign.

They said they were throwing a protective ring around the care service – they really meant they were panicking and throwing infected patients into Care Homes to kill thousands.

They sit in the chamber watching porn.

They sleazily talk about Angela Rayner’s legs in salacious misogynistic terms.

They break the law and the rules they made for ‘us’.

They have brought in a disastrous Brexit that is costing us a fortune.

We had one costly Covid fiasco after another with money showered around to chums and completely wasted – apps, T&T, contracts.

Their borrowing is astronomical.

Now they are putting up taxes and National Insurance so that we pay for their costly mistakes.

A complete and utter disaster.