"Recuperation," "coopting," "lip service" - this is the vocabulary of simultaneous denial & self-flattery. Denial that their ideology is hegemonic, insistence that it was truly a threat to power and so the elite desperately cynically hijacked it.
Reality is that this was always the ultimate destiny of woke politics because it is immaterial, it's a politics of recognition and respect, and therefore always was elite-friendly/capital-friendly.
If a politics isnt explicitly class based then in a neoliberal system it is inevitably a politics that will thwart materially redistributive policies. At best it's a lame distraction; more usually it's a deliberate & effective wrecking tool.
Dont blame capital, earnest woketards; it's just doing what it does with what's available. Blame yourselves for being such dumb moral narcissists you actually psyched yourselves into believing wokeness would lead to something good.

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