Time out for a definition: My on-line dictionary defines "woke" as "alert to injustice in society, especially racism." To be proudly "unwoke" (and a public official to boot) -- that is, callous to injustice in society -- hardly seems the hill anyone would willingly die on, even a county commissioner from Surry with a prissy little mouth. Being a privileged white male is damn hard to get over.
Meanwhile, all those Surry County secretaries and assistants are going to be displeased when they find their favorite watering holes removed from the building.
Commissioner Harris told the Mt Airy News that he hopes his slap at Coke will start a grassroots movement across unwoke rural counties:
“I intend to send this to county boards all across the state,” Harris said of the letter. “And we hope this starts a grassroots movement.”
The commissioner states in his message to the Coca-Cola CEO that the Georgia voting measure is designed to protect “the most sacred right that we have in our Republic,” casting ballots.
“Millions of Americans believe that the last presidential election was not held in a fair manner and that more voter fraud will occur in the future if elections are not more closely monitored and regulated,” Harris wrote Quincey.
We're woke enough to know what Harris means: Too many of the "wrong people" voted last year. Republicans are duty-bound to do something about that, down to banning Coke machines from Surry County buildings.