...A major plank in their [woke activists'] way of looking at things is that they are speaking truth to power. So as far as they are concenrned, they are powerless people speaking up to the man. They don't understand that at this point, in many circles, they have all the power, and that they are exerting that power not through convincing anybody of anything but through making everybody basically wet their pants. (link)
At the risk of reading other people's minds, I would strongly disagree with the "they don't understand" bit. I think they understand this perfectly.