Ron DeSantis vows to stamp out the ‘vicious ideology’ of ‘wokeness’
Ron DeSantis fires another salvo at 'wokeness.'

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"This wokeness is dangerous and we have to defeat it on all fronts."

In a crystallization of his argument for re-election, Gov,. Ron DeSantis on Friday night went on the offensive against “wokeness,” a “vicious ideology” and a variant of what he called “cultural Marxism.”

“This wokeness is dangerous and we have to defeat it on all fronts,” DeSantis told the Common Sense Society during a speech Friday night.

DeSantis said the intent of the movement was to make conservatives “second-class citizens.”

“It is, wokeness, a form of cultural Marxism. The goal is to delegitimize the founding of this country. The principles that the founders relied on. Our institutions … our Constitution. To tear basically at the fabric of our society. To replace it with effectively left-wing ideology as the founding ethos of America,” DeSantis said.

“That would be a disaster.”

DeSantis suggested that priorities of Democrats, such as expanding the Supreme Court, abolishing the Electoral College, and “making D.C. a state so you get two radical Senators for life,” are not issues that “many Americans are talking about over their kitchen table.”

“That is an agenda of an ideological movement that wants to render the conservative half of the country second-class citizens. They are playing for keeps. This is a very vicious ideology. And it requires us to understand what’s right and true,” DeSantis said, before going on to recommend, as he has before, that activists show “backbone” and “courage” in resisting the left.

“When society is unmoored from the truth, those who speak the truth are going to earn the wrath of those who are defending the discredited regime,” DeSantis said, saying he has “earned the wrath of the woke left” and defeated them “time and time again.”

Florida has been the “vanguard,” DeSantis said, “not just in the United States but around the world.”

The Governor also invoked the recently deceased conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, in what is new material that didn’t find a home at in-state press conferences or on cable news hits yet.

Scruton, per DeSantis, warned of a “superstition that persists in the West, where somehow human nature can just be remade, and we can start anew again and just dismiss the accumulated wisdom of those who come before us.”

The Governor’s remarks were part of the right-of-center Common Sense Societys gala event Friday night at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach. The event included remarks from other conservative intellectuals, including Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Common Sense Society Trustee Professor Niall Ferguson.

The group was originally founded in Hungary in 2009, and bills itself as “an international network that promotes liberty, prosperity, and beauty—aspirational ideas that are indispensable to human flourishing and happiness.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


50 comments

  • Tom

    January 29, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Yes, America’s Governor with Kahones!
    Yes, Gov Ron stands up to the ugly Corp liberal extremist media and the extremist Manchurians Dems. So true he is. Gov Ron has demonstrated that he fill not bow to the Corp media masters!
    His policies support all Floridians, and all Americans. Strong education schools, good jobs, strong environmental policy, and reasonable common sense conservative public policy. DeSantis is America’s Governor and has the record to show for it. Amen!

    • nail

      January 29, 2022 at 9:43 am

      A governor that will stamp out woeness? Again DeSantis and his uneducated minions do not know what the word means. He and his far right extremist seem to feel if you are woke it’s a bad thing. Woke is that you understand. To bad that DeSantis wants only stupid uneducated people around him.
      Ronny, did you ever hear of cancel culture. That is what is happening to you. Read the chat boards. He has lost more Repuglicans than any other governor in the state. Ppl are turning on his off the wall bills that only the tin foil hat people would vote for.

      • zhombre

        January 29, 2022 at 9:59 am

        What a hate-filled stupid little creature you are. Another pathetic troll spewing.

      • Impeach Biden

        January 29, 2022 at 10:14 am

        Let me guess, you are a college professor since you can’t function in the real world or you are a millennial living in your parents basement.

        • tas20036

          January 29, 2022 at 12:34 pm

          Your handle implies that Biden committed high crimes and misdemeanors, like using his office to steal money, or putting his immediate family into positions of power, or lying to Congress, or even allowing an epidemic to kill 100s of thousands while sitting on the vaccine.

          Now who did stuff like that? It’s on the tip of my tongue…

          • zhombre

            January 29, 2022 at 12:37 pm

            Hunter’s Laptop was purely, blatantly disinformation. Sure, right, uh-huh.

        • Kj

          January 30, 2022 at 10:50 am

          Let me guess you are a fascist incel who is pants shi**ing afraid of your own shadow and desperately lonely and mad at the world for rejecting you. Grow up and get out of your fascist, paranoid bubble, go outside and breathe some fresh air. Maybe take your klan robe out to the dry cleaner or something.

      • Tom

        January 29, 2022 at 11:00 am

        You must be alias for peter h idiot or alex socialist. You are a fool, what are you talking about nail?
        You said yesterday that Biden is at 49%, in your dreams. You said fraud & critters are ahead of DeSantis, you are oblivious. Biden is 38% in Florida, 40% overall avg approval. DeSantis leads in every poll. Fraud is a joke. Crisp not better.
        Yes, woke is a joke for haters like you and other incompetent Manchurians.
        The counter culture is under way and DeSantis will lead, just like all other issues as he has! He’s demonstrated he’s right on with Floridians.
        Read it and weep!
        We suffer you gladly.

        • Kj

          January 30, 2022 at 10:53 am

          Lmfao latest poll showed Biden would absolutely destroy both Deathsantis and Trump in a presidential matchup. You people are so buried with fascist propaganda that you can’t see your claws in front of your face. Get outside and stop spending so much time on stormfront Cleatus.

    • Lisa

      January 29, 2022 at 2:49 pm

      This Floridian does not support this governor. Really I’m all for medical marijuana but you need to do it through the dispensaries and do not get it through street dealers. You are way over medicated if you think he is doing a great job in education, he wants to dumb down our kids, a strong environmental policy? Is that why all the Mantatee’s are dying? Ron DeSantis is far from America’s governor. He does not stand for all who he supposedly governs.

      • Tom

        January 29, 2022 at 9:20 pm

        Typical dumb Manchurian.
        Are you kidding me Lisa. You are an idiot. Florida was the first state to keep schools open during the pandemic. You are ungrateful for his great leadership. He’s led on all issues. So he is responsible for manatees death now, not just Covid too? How about everyone working unlike all the blue tyrant states.
        You all are ill. My goodness.

        • Phil

          January 30, 2022 at 9:38 am

          Great leadership is not inventing issues that don’t exist and claiming to solve them. If he took a single, actual problem and solved it, I’d be prepared to give him kudos but all this culture war stuff is meaningless.

          • Kj

            January 30, 2022 at 10:40 am

            It’s red meat for the fascists. He wants people to be afraid of their neighbors if they want competent governance or maybe even some scary healthcare or value for their tax dollars.

        • Kj

          January 30, 2022 at 10:42 am

          Poor Tom, pants shi**ing afraid of his own shadow and looking to scum using Nazi propaganda to keep his ignorant followers scared and dumb. Seems to be working well on you little Tommy.

          • Tom

            January 30, 2022 at 10:36 pm

            kJ Hardly. You are full of manure.
            You haven’t offered anything of substance. Yeah your right ignorant one, there is no crime for neighbors to not be afraid, according to you.
            You are the biggest ignoramus to date on behalf of Manchurian nation.
            I said two of the three Monoclonals have about a 30% rate to help treat. There us no FDA study released yet. The third one is better, stronger. This was a unilateral decision to drop it. What are you Biden’s incompetent FDA commish. BTW, he still does not have one, with a 859,000 deceased from Covid. What a clown show. You are the ring master Kj. Soars be your Dummycrat ignorance.

    • Kj

      January 30, 2022 at 10:44 am

      Deathsantis loves corporate media, wtf are you talking about? Fox is the ultimate corporate media. He is incapable of actual leadership, which is why he’s spouting literal nazi propaganda. He is nothing but an empty fascist suit embarrassing himself. And you swallowed his con while like a good little brainless follower.

  • Charles

    January 29, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Eliminating “wokeness” is crucial and vital to America in the fight against socialism. DeSantis is spot on on this.
    Unfortunately DeSantis is misinformed and wrong in his comments about cannabis and that will be a consideration when voting.

    • Drew

      January 29, 2022 at 5:56 pm

      How do you eliminate people that are researching what happened Instead of settling with what theyre told? The trail of tears, 40 acres and a mule, jum crow laws, the opiate and crack cocaine epidemic etc….

    • Johnny Bans

      January 30, 2022 at 9:05 am

      Agree on both counts, Charles.

    • Kj

      January 30, 2022 at 10:39 am

      Is the big scary socialist boogeyman under your bed right now, you gullible fascist mess? The only ideology that needs to be “eliminated” is the disgusting strain of fascism running through idiots like deathsantis and his moronic gullible minions.

  • tom palmer

    January 29, 2022 at 11:05 am

    If Gov. DeSantis thinks his supporters should be asleep instead of awake, so be it

  • Tom

    January 29, 2022 at 11:34 am

    LMAO NAIL.
    We suffer you manchurians gladly.
    DeSantis is America’s Gov. as he is you and your incompetent Manchurians nightmare.
    Enjoy as the whiz kid Gov whizzes all
    Over your agenda. You are full
    Of disinformation. Biden, Fraud and crispy are in the toilet. Abysmal numbers and policies.
    DeSantis is America’s Gov. the agent of the middle class. Amen! Enjoy Nail!

    Enjoy!

    • tas20036

      January 29, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      I guess you must be an epidemiologist who is actively working in a lab and is in the middle of testing anti Covid drugs using a double blind test

      Right, Tom?

      • Tom

        January 29, 2022 at 8:18 pm

        Just like Fauci the fraud you smart ass. There is no fda study on the Monoclonals related to omicron yet. 2 of the 3 offered have a 30% resistance to the variant. The third apparently helps much more. People deserve choices and options. You idiot Manchurians really need help.

        As for Biden’s 38% approval, he’s in the toilet and is negative will not allow any incompetent Dem to get to 50%. DeSantis is America’s Gov. he’s over 50% approval except for the Manchurian nation. I am a scholar on electoral politics, the presidency and congress. The Dems are behind on party registration and offer nothing, Independents have abandoned the Dems on crime, economy and education. Hispanics are fleeing the Dems. DeSantis is an A on all topics and more. Wins Nov 22 bigly. Tallahassee to the WH after.

        • Kj

          January 30, 2022 at 10:32 am

          Everything you just said is objectively false. Only 1 of the 3 monoclonals works at all against omicron, the companies that make them have said that themselves. You fascists are weakly peddling snake oil again, it’s incredibly pathetic. Yes studies have come out to that effect but how would you know? You spend your time reading white supremacist trash, not scientific study.

      • Kj

        January 30, 2022 at 10:55 am

        Tom is a fascist troll, he is truly scraping the bottom of the barrel of humanity. He’s a pathetic fear fueled troglodyte spouting fascist trash propaganda.

        • Tom

          January 31, 2022 at 7:10 am

          Busted your balls kj.
          Everything said is fact, you, Dems and Biden are reeling. Just pretend nothing is wrong. The Dums will lose 40 to 60 house seats, 6 senate seats and America’s Gov wins big Nov 22.
          WH follows. Wah, Wah Kj. Enjoy

  • Tom

    January 29, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Nail, you and your liberal bubble Manchurian nation is collapsing. Biden is atrocious, he’s at 38% in Florida approval. DeSantis wins easily!
    LMAO.

    • tas20036

      January 29, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      Biden isn’t running for Governor of Florida..

    • Aggie

      January 29, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      Tom, what’s a manchurian? Just curious…

      • Johnny Bans

        January 30, 2022 at 9:07 am

        See: The Manchurian Candidate. A very good book. The movie is good, too, starring Angela Lansbury in what I think is her only role ever as a villain.

    • Kj

      January 30, 2022 at 10:29 am

      It’s hilarious to see a fascist try to use words they don’t understand. Biden spanked your moron conman hero Cleatus, get over it and stop whining. Deathsantis probably won’t even get re-elected at this point lmfao

  • Lisa Dean

    January 29, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    This Floridian does not support this governor. Really I’m all for medical marijuana but you need to do it through the dispensaries and do not get it through street dealers. You are way over medicated if you think he is doing a great job in education, he wants to dumb down our kids, a strong environmental policy? Is that why all the Mantatee’s are dying? Ron DeSantis is far from America’s governor. He does not stand for all who he supposedly governs.

    • Tom

      January 30, 2022 at 3:59 am

      Your right stupid Lisa
      Lisa, Gov Ron kept schools closed last 2 yrs and kids didn’t go to school, learn and have social life, along with living with hope, and happily. Oh yeah, parents had to quit jobs as kids were home for 2 yrs.
      How ignorant are you Lisa. That’s your awful tyrannical blue state Govs.
      Gov Ron is America’s Gov. Florida is #1 under his leadership in education, jobs, environment, and quality of life. People are coming to Florida cause of his leadership. Thanks to Gov Ron.

      • Kj

        January 30, 2022 at 10:27 am

        Florida is a disgusting shi*hole under his incompetence. He’s not “America’s” anything besides maybe it’s shit can. We get it though, you are a drooling fanboy. Pathetic.

  • Lisa Dean

    January 29, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Have you noticed that DeSantis has taken over the mannerisms of Trump? His hand gestures and the way he talks now are just like Trump’s. Not only does he try to play his supporters just like Trump but he is not even an original.

    • Tom

      January 29, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      Hardly Lisa.
      He’s Gov Kahones. Something you wouldn’t know how to handle.
      You offer nothing when you engage in this crap, but as we know America’s Gov is the real liberal night mare.

      • Kk

        January 30, 2022 at 10:24 am

        Lmao Please, he’s a pathetic coward spouting literal nazi propaganda. Nobody outside of the fascist troglodyte bubble has an ounce of respect for that scum bag.

  • ronnybois abeetch

    January 29, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    ron dipshitpants can suck my ass.

  • FakePatriotGQP

    January 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    When you call yourself the common sense society and pander to those lacking it, your organization becomes a joke. Keep catering to the lowest common denominator GQPers who wouldn’t recognize a fact if their life depends on it. Have fun freezing in Florida tonight you southern sissies.

  • Tom

    January 30, 2022 at 4:06 am

    Amazingly, two dumb asses. Ronny and fake. How uniquely ignorant within an hour.

    DeSantis wipes the floor with liberal idiots like you both. Yeah fake, brilliantly cut through liberal fog to identify challenges and his success with common sense approach.

    Good job, he’s the liberal nightmare. So jealous.

    • Kk

      January 30, 2022 at 10:22 am

      You and your fascist hero wouldn’t recognize logic if it beat you about your ignorant hate filled heads. Just pathetic fear mongering extremists, nothing more.

  • Eric

    January 30, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Freedom by telling us how to think. So much for the first amendment right ron?

  • Kenneth L Gallaher

    January 30, 2022 at 9:36 am

    DeathSantus is a short timer.

  • Kj

    January 30, 2022 at 10:20 am

    “Cultural Marxism” isn’t a thing, but it is literal nazi propaganda. This fascist buffoon thinks nobody is going to notice that he’s peddling Nazi propaganda? He’s a disgusting, incompetent fascist fraud. He should be rotting in a cell.

    • Tom

      January 31, 2022 at 11:37 am

      Oh because he challenges the corps media and daily spoon fed Dums Manchurians party line. Yes, another example of dumb ass Kj attempting to lie and cover up for mother party. You and your Manchurian brain dead policies have no cover with America’s Gov. He will call out you soros driven tom a tons always.

      Your tyrannical rule is being called out across the country. Florida has repelled and led country as example in contrary movement. Thanks to America’s Gov. schools are open, scholarships offering educational choice expanded, kids get books to read, plethora of jobs, businesses prospering, Florida leads USA on job expansion 14 months row. Environmental policy #1 under Gov. new manufacturing plants recruited, space coast growth for micro chips and technology. So much more offered by Gov. Florida number one seniors vaccinated! Per Bidens HHS.
      DeSantis wins big!

  • Me

    January 30, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Lisa, Our governor is trying to correct our education system that started with the Bush’s. Our governor want to Rebuild the bridge that separates all ethnic groups. He want to take out the hate for the USA and people who are different. He has young kids as most of us do and we need that bridge to help with future generations. We all need to stand together to to keep America free. We do not want socialism or communism in America. Wl

  • Collage Educated

    January 30, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Speaking of education. It’s “Cajones” you dipshit, not ”Kahones”.

  • Lea Lewis

    January 30, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Even in Germany they admitted after WWII that the Nazi party was wrong. In the United States we need to come out and admit slavery was wrong. We also need to apologize to those who suffered. Racism creeps into all levels of everyday life whether it negatively impacted the ability to purchase a home, obtain and pass on wealth to loved ones, or obtain work. Slavery and racism negatively impacted generations and what is wrong with admitting that wrong was done and making in roads to correct some of the problems that have resulted.

  • Tom

    January 30, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    All the Manchurian s came out, laughing my ass off. Such losers. Go play with each other, losers.
    Never had there been so much ignorance expressed by so many with little thought.
    Not one of you has an original thought. Such a brain dead Manchurian nation. Get help.
    Wake me up day after Nov big win, DeSantis wins and WH follows. That will frost your Manchurians fat ass.. Enjoy.

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