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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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Re: Cancel Culture Culture
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2021, 01:28:02 pm »
Cancel culture: the attitude that if someone is saying stuff that offends us, we need to find some way to shut them up.

The name "cancel culture" is new, but cancel culture isn't new at all. It's very old, and for most of history has been the domain of conservatives and reactionaries, not progressives.

One recent victim of cancel culture: Alex Jones.  Progressives don't mention him as a victim of cancel culture, because they say cancel culture isn't real.  And conservatives don't mention Jones as a victim of cancel culture, because if they did it would make people say "maybe cancel culture isn't so bad!"  But clearly, Alex Jones has been "cancelled", and it's hard to see any downside to that.  Alex Jones had nothing worthwhile to offer.  His continued presence in the realm of ideas made society objectively worse.   Maybe cancel culture can be good after all.


It is good to cancel people with extremist and dangerous views who are hurting people. 

The problem becomes when the SJWs (using an example from the left...  my peeps, supposedly) want to cancel anyone who disagrees with them, even when those people have moderate, generally mainstream views that are not harmful.  They forget people are allowed to disagree.