When my Cult of "Woke" friends and relatives ask me "Who radicalized you?" I usually answer that question this way:
I'm not radicalized and I haven't changed! However, you and your cultish peers, in your quest for idiot-illogical purity, instead have either moved radically to the left and/or you've pushed those not idiot-illogically pure enough for your standards out of your tribe. Making matters worse is, you're too "Woke" to realize it! This is a common phenomenon with the left in particular as they always eat their own. Just look at how they're reacting to people like Eric Clapton and Nicki Minaj as of late. Neither of them are in any way shape or form rabid right-wing conservatives. Far from it, they simply strayed from the Left's approved party line narratives on one issue and now they are anathema to their own tribe.
As for me, "I don't join cults!" Now I've heard many leftists "use," think "appropriate" that same line but what they mean by it and what I mean by it are two different things. When a Cult of "Woke" zombie says it, they mean I'm NOT a Republican, Conservative, Tory, or even a Libertarian. What I mean by that is: I'm not a member of nor a supporter of any party and I don't vote because I know the system has been rigged from the get-go. If anything, 2016 and 2020 proved that beyond the shadow of a doubt. Further, the lesser of two evils is still evil and finally, you cannot solve spiritual problems with secular solutions.
But unlike virtually all of my left wing, and arguably some of my right wing friends, I believe in freedom of religion. Please, feel free to worship any (little "g") god(s) of your choice. For too many people on both the left and the right, please understand that your politics has become your religion. Just know that one day, you'll have to answer for your decisions. We all will!
By all means, feel free to make your own choices and be ready to take responsibility for YOUR DECISIONS. All I ask is that you think before making yours, choose wisely and have the grace to allow others to make theirs and then leave them the heck alone!
My Two-¥en worth.
I choose to remain anonymous because it's NOT about me. But, if you wanna email me, I go by Doc.