Skip to content

America’s Spiritual Crisis, An Essay Series: The American Spirit vs. Woke-ism

The American Spirit vs. Woke-ism


America is suffering from a deep spiritual crisis. We have a vacuum of faith that permeates all aspects of America today – cultural, social, technological, economic, and political. Woke-ism has arisen to fill that vacuum. It is an old religion made new. Woke-ism speaks to America’s most spiritually starved people in their own language. The young, urban, credentialed, professional elites who are shaping opinion and running institutions are all eager converts. Woke-ism lets them fill their spiritual needs while denying that any such needs exist. Woke-ism is also incompatible with our American spiritual platform.

The Declaration of Independence is a wonderfully spiritual document. It defined a new nation and blessed it with a skeletal platform of spirituality and ethics. Any faith tradition compatible with that platform can help its adherents become true, full Americans. To defeat Woke-ism and restore America, we must reconnect with our own national spiritual roots.

Our essay series, The American Spirit vs. Woke-ism is ACEK’s full-throated defense of American Exceptionalism and traditional Americanism, grounded in Biblical ethics. Woke-ism is a false religion grounded in the same tradition that gave the world communism and fascism – an anti-Biblical, utopian tradition. Their goal is to rewrite American history and redirect our cultural and political institutions towards (“democratic”) socialism, eliminating the nuclear family and striking at the heart of America’s faith communities .

Our goal is the revival of America’s spiritual tradition, reinvigorating our faith and religious involvement in American civic life. Traditional religious leaders no longer reach beyond their own flocks. They do not reach the urban, credentialed, professional elite. Wokeism, on the other hand, does a great job at reaching them.

America needs to breathe new life into our faith traditions, catapult them back into a position of cultural influence, and deploy the law to defeat the onslaught of the intolerant religion that is Woke-ism.

Robert B. Chernin

Robert B. Chernin

Robert is a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser, and former radio talk show host. He studied political science at McGill University in Montreal and has spent over 25 years deeply involved in civic affairs at all levels. Robert has consulted on a variety of federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition.