Wokeism is a religion.
These people are not engaged in democratic politics which is a game based on teams and is essentially a popularity contest. This isn’t anything resembling liberalism either which has traditionally left such matters to the private sphere. The people who are immersed in this cult are busybodies who are constantly surveilling their neighbors and especially random strangers and subjecting them to absurd moral purity tests. Politicians only want your votes. These people want your soul.
Once again, the Elect or Saints of Wokeism are trying to force their unpopular religion on the country. They are obsessed with policing words. They are iconoclasts who topple statues. They are puritans who are damning a huge swath of the country as evil sinners who need to be stripped of their constitutional rights, silenced, shunned and driven out of the public square. The Saints alone should have the power to decide who can raise money online or participate in a public protest or speak their mind on the internet and everyone who disagrees with them is a rightwing extremist who is in league with the devil.
This is the Left’s image or brand now. This is what comes to mind in Middle America, not FDR and social democracy. As long as the Left is identified with this sect in the public mind, you are wasting your time trying to sell the more popular aspects of your agenda because too many people are disinclined to vote to empower them.