Twitter CEO Elon Musk expressed his concern about the spread of the so-called “woke mind virus” during a recent interview on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher.
He attributed the rapid spread of wokeness to parents being unaware of the indoctrination happening in public schools and universities.
Musk shared his belief that this issue has been brewing for some time, with the extent of indoctrination in educational institutions far exceeding what parents realize.
He admitted to only recently becoming aware of the problem and emphasized that today’s high school and college experiences differ significantly from those of the past 10 to 20 years.
When Maher inquired whether parents were a significant part of the problem, Musk responded that parents might be in some cases, but the primary issue was their general lack of awareness about what their children are being taught or not being taught in schools.
Musk provided an example from a friend whose daughters attend high school in the Bay Area.
His friend asked his daughters about the first few US presidents, and while they could name George Washington, their knowledge about him was limited to the fact that he was a slave owner. Musk argued that students should have a more comprehensive understanding of historical figures.
This interview highlights Musk’s concern about the infiltration of wokeness in the education system, which he believes has led to the “woke mind virus” spreading rapidly.
By raising awareness about the issue, Musk hopes to encourage parents to take a more active role in understanding what their children are learning in schools and ensuring that they receive a more well-rounded education versus indoctrination.