This week a new phrase has been born: Deep Woke.
It was used in a opinion piece in the Financial Times about England manager Gareth Southgate, who instead of beating the drum of the post-Brexit national revival, “appears to be playing the other side in England’s culture war.”
Gideon Rachman’s article went on to say: “Some seem to believe that Southgate is becoming a tool of profound awakening, with a conservative strategist telling me that the England manger essay on patriotism was ‘suspiciously well written.’
For us at Politics.co.uk, the use of the word ‘deep’ immediately conjures up images of supercomputers and artificial intelligence.
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After all, IBM’s Deep Blue was the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning world chess champion under regular time controls.
While DeepMind is an artificial intelligence company, now owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet.
So perhaps unknowingly we have stumbled upon the progressives’ hitherto secret weapon in the ongoing culture war.
One that can craft 1,750 words of prose that claim to be handwritten by the England coach.