It should be clear by now that truth is not a Woke value. Those on the far-left side of the political spectrum have made certain claims in recent years, including: maintaining slavery was the primary reason for the founding of our nation; innocent, unarmed blacks are being shot down by police with impunity in great numbers all across America; because of systemic racism, people of color have little chance of escaping poverty and achieving a middle-class lifestyle in the U.S.; and, because of sexism and glass ceilings, women face limited opportunities in the workplace. 

Several other claims could be furnished. The four assertions listed above, however, are easily debunked: see here, here, here, and here. Apparently, the Woke mob didn’t get the memo from the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.”

No doubt many in this contingent have been misinformed by the media. But, after the data has been made known, how can one explain their stubbornness in clinging to their original narrative? When the truth is made known, it reveals the hearts and minds of the audience. Simeon prophesied to Our Lady that Christ the Truth would reveal the thoughts of many hearts. Holy Writ goes on to declare that the truth of the word of God discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

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