The logic of wokeness seems to me to be the logic of experience. Experiences are the opposite of principles. The latter organize the world and the more successful they are the less conscious they become, the less present in subjective experience. Racial equality, for example: understood as a political and social principle, it would reach its goal by dropping out of our consciousness. It would become part of the world around us.
So, if racial equality became reality, it would be as water to a fish. There's no passion in that. Wokeness doesn't want that. Pretty heavy stuff. I don't think needing to experience things is a problem per se. The problem is in Liberalism not being honest with itself.
"I think wokeness points to a problem with liberalism."
This point was taken, in an unexpected way, by a recent UnHerd article:
Bruno Maçães - completely outraged. The Realignment interview convinced me to subscribe, your insights and commentary will take weeks to digest. Consolidating so much timely and informative commentary into one place speaks to your privilege. Not a good look.