The reason Cancel Culture had been on the rise and had become so feared is that it was effective. If someone, anyone, dare utter or write anything even slightly in conflict with the leftists’ worldview, they were heretics. A handful of protesters outside of a corporate headquarters would have CEOs hiding under their desks and doing anything necessary to appease the bloodthirsty dozens.
But that’s not what woke cancel culture is about. It’s not about protecting fragile psyches from being traumatized by harmless jokes. Cancel culture is about power. If you don’t agree with us, we’ll shut you down. We’ll go after your advertisers. We’ll picket in front of your streaming outlet’s headquarters. We’ll silence you, no matter what it takes, First Amendment be damned.
If Twitter had just been sold to Elon Musk, does anyone doubt that Adams’ account might have been suspended already? If President Joe Biden’s recently declared Ministry of Truth was up-and-running already, does anyone doubt that the regime would be hammering Adams for his ‘disinformation?’ And would any of us be shocked to learn of the woke mob coming after Adams by way of advertisers to have him and Dilbert shutdown in as many outlets as possible?
The most important message from this episode is to stay strong. When the student asserted that Meriwether would lose his job, there’s no doubt that the student was confident that such action would be taken, and justifiably so. The university was clearly headed down that path, and the implication of their written warning was that it was only a matter of time before the professor was sent packing if he didn’t conform. Such is the state of affairs in which we find ourselves.
Dave Chappelle provided the blueprint for how to deal with cancel culture after the uproar caused by his Netflix special last year. A small but vocal group of Netflix employees and LGBTQ activists put the comedian squarely in their crosshairs. Chappelle didn’t apologize, but he did explain himself, and most importantly he went on the offensive and called out cancel culture directly. That’s what Sajak’s approach should be if the pressure mounts.
Lest one think that Maher has gone to the dark side – aka, given up being a liberal in favor of conservatism – feel free to watch the rest of his show. Maher is as tilted to the left as he’s always been. He derides “MAGA Nation,” takes shots at the right for attention we’re giving to leftist pedophiles, and hits on many of the tired cliches that leftists are so fond of painting us with. And as Maher has stated many times, he hasn’t changed, the left has changed.
Want to erase and destroy America day after day and month after month until it’s gone? Call whatever you want to erase, “Racist!” and boom! You can drag it into your “recycle bin” and delete. A tiny minority of slash and burn Leftists are taking a sledgehammer to our history and our culture at an alarming rate.
For some background, last year the company Harry’s Razors pulled their ads from all Daily Wire programming. Why? Because one of the company’s top podcasters, Michael Knowles, had the audacity to assert on one of his shows that men are men and women are women. A couple of wokesters on Twitter objected – and that’s not an exaggeration, there were literally two objectors – and Harry’s decided to take their ad revenue and go home. Seriously, that’s it.
Leftists are notorious for claiming that everything is relative, and they certainly don’t spew venom at the Aztecs for having engaged in wide-scale human sacrifice or at the 19th-century Papua New Guinea tribes that embraced cannibalism. But when at issue are the Founders, these relativists become quite absolutist in their condemnation of people who existed within an entirely different cultural context. This double-standard reflects bigotry.
Typical of most Big Tech giants, ABNB “stood in solidarity” with Black Lives Matter in 2020, and gave contributions to their cause. Additionally, they automatically sent customers visiting the ABNB website to the BLM homepage. ABNB speaks the language of “anti-racism,” which, as previously mentioned, is profoundly racist itself.
The View tries to pass itself off as a gathering of insightful and caring women commenting on the issues of the day. In fact, it is a collection of poorly educated and loud-mouthed lunkheads, ideologically Progressive all, who bleat their inanities while beating up on a lone representative of a conservative viewpoint.
Rogan needs to apologize to no one; those clips that were compiled to attack him have been around for years and no one cared in the slightest. They’re only being brought up now because Joe is a regime opponent and framing him as a “racist” is what the regime sees as the most effective way of kneecapping him and taking him out of the public sphere.
Neil Young was as anti-establishment as one gets. And now, in the October of his years, Young has totally flipped. He’s fully onboard with government control, so much so that he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is. A man whom the establishment would have loved to have silenced in the early days of his career is now calling for the silencing of others, particularly Joe Rogan. The singer who attacked the government and the establishment for putting “Mother Nature on the run, in the 1970s” is now advocating for that same government and establishment to de-platform those with whom he disagrees.
hese kids at ASU need two things. One is to be educated on the judicial system, and the other is to be put into their place. Kyle Rittenhouse was tried and found not guilty by a twelve-person jury of his peers. There is no do-over. He is found not guilty forever, and his case cannot be retried. There was no racial component to his case. He is white, as are the three people who attacked him. There were no people of color involved. He is not a white supremacist. He also was found to be acting in self-defense.
We had seen a slowdown in the movement until last month when lame-duck Mayor DeBlasio took two more steps to erase Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt from N.Y.C. memories. The bust of Jefferson was removed from City Hall Chambers, and the statue of Teddy on his horse was taken from the steps on the Library. Instead of focusing on how far we have come as a nation, DeBlasio joined the anti-American cause.
Then there is a large undefined middle class made up of a variety of souls who constitute the generic citizen. An important attribute of this middle class is that it is not beholden to or controlled by the “elite,” at least not yet. Wanting mostly to be simply left alone to pursue their own life goals, they are becoming a threatened class.
But look at where we are. Many today remark on a “cancel culture” in which those able to manipulate the system are able to clear the path of competition, rigorous standards and criticism by playing the “aggrieved” card to improve and enhance their own position, much like the Judas II informers of Grossman’s Everything Flows.
Men being required to use the men’s room, and the banning of a six-foot-six-inch student with an Adam’s apple and a five o’clock shadow from competing against your daughter in volleyball is more than California can take. “We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country,” said Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General. We are indeed seeing unprecedented actions taking place, Mr. Bonta. At least you’ve got that right.
If it’s shock value Lil Nas is after, we’ve seen it before. Burning crosses in Madonna’s Like a Prayer in 1989. Sinead O’Connor ripping up a picture of the Pope in 1992. Marilyn Manson calling himself the Anti-Christ Superstar and releasing an album of the same name in 1996.
New Yorkers don’t need the city government to attack Columbus. They need the city to reopen so that they can go back to work and earn a living again as their countrymen in Florida and other free states are now doing.
Of course, white supremacists are about as common as straight, happily married women at a NOW convention; why, I’m well into middle age and I don’t know that I’ve ever met one. This isn’t to say there aren’t liberals delusional enough to believe the threat is real; that they’re detached from reality is partially why leftists are so dangerous.
Social media censorship is not a new issue. It’s been happening for years and we’ve stood idly by while Zuckerberg and the others tried to cancel a Founding Father and hide American heritage.
The vicious manner in which the show ridicules those suffering from eating disorders is wholly unacceptable; the Cookie Monster needs healing and compassion, not mockery.
Everything you say, if you want to keep your job and not be “canceled,” has to fit within the narrow bounds of what political correctness tyrants deems to be “appropriate.”