Conspiracy theories have a negative reputation, partly because some are loopy and partly because they widen the boundaries of what is possible. This widening of boundaries by conspiracy theories can be interesting and useful, but it does tend to take debates well beyond middle class comfort zones which are always too narrow for healthy debate.
Now we are confronted with woke culture, a middle class phenomenon which is so narrowly absurd that it almost demands a conspiracy theory to explain where it came from. Sending educated people mad surely requires some explanation beyond picking apart the madness, so here goes.
Woke culture is an entirely fake culture, not one which arose naturally in response to evolving social, technological and economic circumstances. It is a concocted political culture designed by elites to sell a global Malthusian project by significantly downgrading middle class expectations in much of the developed world.
As many useless acquirements are, woke culture is mostly sold by snobbery. Elites have persuaded middle classes in much of the developed world to be snobbishly woke about culture and class, creating a powerfully significant class divide with curiously low expectations. Destructively low expectations we might say.
Some more conspiracy - much of this fake political culture we call woke was achieved by the huge expansion of university places. This expansion was intended to sell a destructive culture to a large number of comparatively untalented middle class graduates. They in turn would eventually sell the same culture from positions of influence in the media, politics and the public sector.
Of course all this could be accidental with no elite conspiracy at all. Woke culture could have other causes, none of which were engineered by the long-term machinations of global elites. A conspiracy theory with no foundation in reality perhaps.
However it is certainly worth dwelling on the destructive aspect of woke culture, because this ought to be suspicious. For example, Net Zero could be described in many ways, but it hardly stretches any rational boundary to describe it as suspiciously destructive. As for that pandemic we still seem to be stuck with…