The liberal ‘Cancel Culture’ extremists burning buildings, toppling statues, and demanding bans on movies and television shows may have flunked third-grade history, but they have learned to hate America.
Emboldened by their ability to send high-profile conservatives packing such as Roseanne Barr for seemingly insensitive remarks, Cancel Culture has evolved into a heightened viciousness that targets any and all who do not toe the Social Justice party line. A recent New York Post opinion cut through the BS and called Cancel Culture zealots out.
“Cancel culture is a game, the point of which is to impose unemployment on people as a form of recreation. The editor of Bon Appétit has gone down in a recent round that also claimed the editor of Variety, the editor of the New York Times opinion page, an obscure data analyst, and other figures far removed from public life,” Kevin D. Williamson writes in “Social justice warriors are waging a dangerous ‘Cancel Cultural Revolution’”
Williamson points out that the NYT editor James Bennet was “canceled” for publishing a Republican senator’s opinion that federal troops can be deployed to quell riots, which happens to be true. Variety editor Claudia Eller was indefinitely suspended for publishing a white privilege article deemed not convincing enough. Adam Rapoport of Bon Appétit came under cancel fire for a photo in which he dressed in traditional Puerto Rican garb. Naturally, Virginia Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam has not been canceled because, well, he’s a Democrat.
These self-proclaimed “social justice warriors” have put enough pressure on the corporate and political weaklings that they now believe they can remake the cultural landscape in their own hate-based image. Seek, destroy, erase, that’s what lay in store for landmarks, artwork, music, and film, should the radical left prevail. It’s a revolution that has similar markings to Mao Tse Tung’s when the Chinese Communist Party destroyed works of literature and executed intellectuals who had different views. Do firing squads come after epic movies such as Gone With The Wind have been scuttled and conservatives are all unemployed?
HBO put the brakes on showing Gone With The Wind after left-wing filmmaker John Ridley questioned the award-winning film’s ties to slavery.
“It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color,” Ridley reportedly wrote ”
As if sadistically toying with cowering executives at HBO, Ridley gave them permission to restore it to the subscription catalog “after a respectful amount of time has passed.”
Cancel Culture has been about maliciously upending careers and wielding power over pathetic excuses for corporate and political decision-makers. The attacks also seek to elevate unfairness. Angry Cancel Culture figures seek to justify male transgender athletes dominating sports over biological females. In essence, the effort to provide trans males with such power over women equals true misogyny. Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling has been at the center of a Cancel Counter storm for defending her gender.
“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased,” Rowling tweeted. “I know and love trans people but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”
This latest trend isn’t anything civilizations haven’t seen before. It’s about power, hatred, and one group destroying what others have built and a record of how a nation evolved. The latest incarnation mirrors Nazis firing tank rounds at Egypt’s pyramids, burning books with “subversive” narratives, and killing “heretics” who didn’t practice the correct brand of religion. It’s all about hate and intolerance. And so-called Social Justice Warriors hate America.