The rise of “cancel culture” and the idea of canceling someone has become a familiar pattern. We’ve determined that what a public figure does or says can be the “be-all, end-all” in our society.
An extremely dangerous set of ideas that has grown into erasing one’s history, muting them and violating the free exchange of ideas, thoughts, and speech. Some of the founding principles of our democracy are truly at-stake here.
But, if you think through this, who does the canceling? Who are those decision makers that encourage rights to be taken away and platforms to be pulled out from under someone who’s in the public light? And once you “cancel” someone, does that mean that person is forever cast away into the shadows? Never to be heard from or seen again in a public setting. Or is there a time frame where those who’ve made mistakes can re-emerge into the limelight of being a celebrity once again?
The premise is all very interesting and one driven by the liberal “Hollywood world” outside of the real world the rest of us live in.
I’ve been canceled from certain universities, businesses and charities for my political beliefs. It’s a surreal feeling to one day be expressing your opinion and the next be removed from certain entities because of how you feel. The “cancel culture” is running rampant in American right now.
If you don’t agree with a person for their beliefs, get rid of them. That’s the current set of standards we’ve established in the United States of America. Sadly, we’re going to slide into a place where the government is going to be the ones enforcing this “cancel culture” on citizens. The freedoms we’ve enjoyed will no longer be acceptable.
We are all guilty of feeding into this and it’s time to be tolerant of each other. We may not see eye-to-eye on issues, but we’re better than this. It’s time to have a rational conversation with a friend or relative that we disagree with and stand in their shoes for a minute. Let’s get back to what makes America great again.