Microsoft Is Now Leading The Woke PC Culture Army
If you think the Windows 11 debacle was enough to make you wonder what they are smoking at Microsoft, just get a load of these introductions from the team opening the recent Microsoft Ignite conference. It begins with Senior program Manager (Developer Tools), Allison Weins, saying that they want to acknowledge the indigenous land on which the company is located in Washington State and “…was traditionally occupied by The Sammamish, The Duwamish, The Snowqualmie, the Muckleshoot, the Snohomish, the Tulalip, and other Coast- Salish peoples since time immemorial.”
That statement nicely sets the scene for what follows, but it also begs the questions, what reparations has Microsoft made and why doesn’t the company give the land back to them?
Ms Weins continues…”I’m an Asian white female with dark brown hair wearing a red sleeveless top.”
The scene then cuts to Seth Juarez who introduces himself, thus “…I’m a tall Hispanic male wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants…”
Fortunately, I’m not yet visually impaired so it was easy for me to spot what Allison and Seth were wearing and the very nice clean clothes they were too. On the other hand, I didn’t even notice that they were white Asian, and Hispanic respectively and neither do I care. I really don’t. It’s not important to me and I dare say it isn’t to many others either. It’s only significant if it’s pointed out in such a ham-fisted manner.
But wait, it gets better, or is it worse? I’m not entirely sure whether Nic Fillingham and Natalia Godyla of Microsoft Security were in the same conference, but here they are introducing themselves in a manner that can only be described as cringeworthy…
“Hello, I’m Natalia Godyla. I’m a Caucasian woman with long blonde hair and I go by she/her.”
“Hi, I’m Nic Fillingham. I’m a Caucasian man with glasses and a beard and I go by he/him.”
Hey, come on, Nic. You forgot the bright yellow trainers and Natalia appears to have outgrown her trousers (pants) which clearly need replacing with a pair that actually fit her. But seriously, why do we need to be informed of their sartorial choices and appearance, and much less the need to point out their preferred pronouns? Who are these people trying to mollify and pander to? Could it be the woke, entitled minority which is so vocal in 2021, but scurry behind the sofa if you so much as whisper, boo! to them?
But hey, just to amuse you, here’s a list of gender-friendly pronouns and I dare you to try some of these after half a bottle of Jack Daniels.
Woke PC Culture Is A Dangerous Virus And Should Be Stamped Out
But I fear it may be too late. With Microsoft now the de facto woke commander-in-chief, one wonders how the tide can be turned. Just look at the BBC, the state-owned UK broadcaster paid for by the taxpayer by means of an insidious TV license fee and now leading the world in politically correct ideology, at least until Microsoft stole that crown of thorns. Last year, the BBC had the audacity to ban both Rule Britannia and Land Of Hope And Glory from The Last Night At The Proms, a classical music festival in The Royal Albert Hall, London, which has always been attended by enthusiastic crowds, from all walks of life, from all over the world. The reasons given were that both songs contained far too many colonial references, but after a huge backlash, the corporation made a humiliating U-turn and reversed its decision. I don’t thank the BBC for that in the slightest, but every one of us who stood up and were counted to see common sense prevail.
Gaming Isn’t Far Behind In The Wokeness Race
When I buy a game, I couldn’t give a monkey’s about the diversity, or indeed lack of such diversity in the development team. Again, it’s only significant to those who feel it needs to be pointed out as an introduction. My reaction to seeing a screen such as the above is, “So what? I’ll judge the game for what it is and not for the gender/religion/culture or otherwise of those who worked on it.”
But wait, there’s more. The new Forza Horizon 5 game from Playground Studios and released by Microsoft, now has options to choose neutral genders and pronouns. Well, whoopee! It’s just what we’ve all been waiting for, especially since Forza are racing games where you barely even see the character since you spend most of the time racing around behind the wheel of a car. But why didn’t Microsoft go a step further and supply strap-on penises in the character personalisation section for the transgender community? I mean, if you’re going to pander to every whim, you might as well do the job properly.
Respect In Context
Although I’m not a lover of labels, it’s been pointed out that I fall into the baby boomer category since I was born in the fifties and consequently carry around a bunch of ideas and preconceptions peculiar to our generation, at least according to the youngsters I speak to. That may be the case and it would be churlish to deny it, up to a point. However, it would be a gross generalisation to imply that none of us move with the times and fail to respect others and I certainly don’t feel the need to apologise for the history of my forefathers, which some believe should either be eradicated or indeed, rewritten. At the same time, the English language is constantly evolving, something that is patently clear with the new, inclusive pronouns referred to earlier which are being rammed down our throats at every turn. But when inclusive morphs into exclusionary, which is what’s happening now, with bearded white, bespectacled Caucasians wearing bright yellow trainers finding themselves practically apologising for being the wrong colour, I seriously worry for society as a whole.