Could the dam be breaking?
I'll likely have a longer comment later when I can better digest the awesome piece above. (And I have to begin my work day!)
But I have a question. A colleague of mine used the term "wokeness" in a derogatory way. I was puzzled because I didn't understand the term. I wondered what was wrong with being awake and alert. Later I asked a couple of folks that I can confess my ignorance to what "wokeness" was and received various definitions that didn't quite jibe. It appears to be a somewhat fluid term. (I'm avoiding Google on this as it will likely be chasing rabbits.)
Is "wokeness" bad? How does John define it?
Have a lovely day.