Satirist Konstantin Kisin Takes on “Woke Culture” in Oxford Union Powerful Address; Speech Goes Viral
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Having delivered a highly impactful speech that went viral to the Oxford Union Society on the deleterious effects of woke culture, Russian-British satirist and podcast host, Konstantin Kisin is of the belief that his words hit home because he did not mince words to a “younger audience that had been coddled, “ according to the Fox News report.
In an interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday, Kisin addressed the outpouring of support he received after his speech. He said he believes his speech resonated with so many because he articulated an argument honestly and directly to a younger audience that has become accustomed to the snowflake mentality in which hand-holding and kid-glove treatment are the order of the day in the woke culture.
“We live in a society in which adults are afraid of children and young people in particular,” Kisin told Tucker Carlson, according to the Fox News report. “And so when you see somebody who is an adult talking to young people and being straight with them and saying, look if you care about certain issues in the world, if you care about climate change or racial injustice, whining and complaining is not going to fix that problem, we need young people to step up and actually work and build and create things…that is going to help solve all the problems of the future. I think that’s one of the reasons it’s gone so viral.”
During a debate at the Oxford Union Society this week, Kisin argued that woke culture has gone “too far” and has caused young people to “forget” that the only way to “improve the world” is through hard work and innovation, according to the Fox News report.
“We on this side of the house are not on this side of the house because we do not wish to improve the world. We sit on this side of the house because we know that the way to improve the world is to work, is to create, it is to build,” Kisin pronounced, according to a KomoNews report. “And the problem with woke culture is that it has trained too many young minds to forget about that.”
“What are we to do about this huge problem facing humanity? What can we in Britain do?” Kisin queried during his address. “We can only do one thing, you know why? This country is responsible for 2% of global carbon emissions, which means that if Britain was to sink into the sea right now it would make absolutely no difference to the issue of climate change. You know why? Because the future of the climate is going to be decided in Asia and Latin America, by poor people who couldn’t give a s*** about saving the planet, “ he said, as was reported by Komo News.
Pointing to the dogmatic devotion to climate change from many progressives, Kisin began speaking to “those who are woke” but who “are open to rational argument,” Fox News reported.
Kisin argued they don’t care about saving the planet “because they’re poor,” pointing to the 120 million people in China facing malnutrition from not having enough food, the report indicated.
“You’re not going to get these people to stay poor. You’re not even going to get them to not want to be richer,” he argued to the rational “woke” audience. Komo News reported. “There is only one thing we can do in this country to stop climate change, and that is to make scientific and technological breakthroughs that will create the clean energy that is not only clean but also cheap.”
“There is only one thing we can do in this country to stop climate change and that is to make scientific and technological breakthroughs that will create the clean energy that is not only clean but also cheap,” Kisin said. “The only thing wokeness has to offer in exchange is to brainwash bright young minds like you to believe that you are victims, to believe that you have no agency, to believe that what you must do to improve the world is to complain, is to protest, is to throw soup on paintings.”
Fox News reported that the comment was in reference to anti-oil protesters who hurled tomato soup at a Vincent van Gogh painting in London’s National Gallery last month.
Kisin told Carlson that through his research, he understood that ‘wokeness’ in society is “fundamentally anti-human.”
“The narrative goes something like this. We are evil, particularly westerners, especially straight White men like you. But actually all of us are evil, and we must be punished,” he said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “That’s why some of the solutions that we’re being offered to the issue of climate change don’t seem to make much sense.
“We’ve got to believe that young people are persuadable. We have to make rational arguments to them. That is, I think, the way to deal with many of these problems. We’ve got to challenge young people to step up and be better,” he told Carlson, as was reported by Fox News.
“I think we all have to embrace that approach,” Kisin continued. “I think we’re not going to get anywhere by chastising people. We have to try and persuade them. We’ve got to remember, Tucker, they’re young minds. We were all young once and we were just as idiotic and stubborn and so sure of ourselves that we thought we knew everything. I think we’ve got to fight to change people’s minds. The way to do that is with rational argument and encouraging critical thinking, which is what I hope my speech has done.”