Critical theory and other socialist-adjacent woke theories are all about jealousy.
Take a gander at this very woke screed against the violence of "lookism" that is perpetuating deep-seated injustices against normal-looking people everywhere:
I have to admit, she used all the proper terminology.
She's (seriously) saying that attractive people are inherently bad because their beauty makes everyone else look ugly in comparison.
She then equates this to systemic oppression and infers that said system needs to be torn down.
What she doesn't tell us is how we insert "beauty equity" or "good looks reparations" to tear down this "system"!
If you follow the logic through, she's saying that beautiful people need to become less beautiful (think through how that would be accomplished) and justifies it by saying they deserve it because they are bad.
Of course this is ridiculous.
Now apply the exact same logic to race – that people are inherently bad based upon the color of their skin and that systems need to be torn down to create a fair future for all.
Yet Americans seem to be accepting that premise en masse.
Translation: At its heart, socialism or wokeism or whatever face it has today is about wanting what others have.
It reminds me of my favorite quote from the movie "Enemy at the Gates," where a Soviet commissar realizes communism is a lie:
"Man will always be man. There is no new man. We worked so hard to create a society that was equal, where there'd be nothing to envy your neighbor. But there's always something to envy. A smile, a friendship, something you don't have and want to appropriate. In this world, even a Soviet one, there will always be rich and poor. Rich in gifts, poor in gifts. Rich in love, poor in love."
But remember, if you're an above-average person in the looks department, you'll need to divest yourself of your "lookism" if you wish to stay in the good graces of the woke!