Cancel culture was always out of hand, but it’s gotten more publicity of late. Stories about neutering plastic potatoes and banning Dr. Seuss Books get wider play than banishing the Indian from her Land-o-Lakes ‘cuz reasons. People are right to ask, how far can or will this go?
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard has an answer to that question, and it makes sense. The goal is to silence not just political dissent but any idea or opinion, or thought that grinds the cultural elite’s gears. There can be no debate. You are not permitted to have these opinions because you might share them.
In the digital world, they deplatform you.
In the real world, in places like China, they put you in jail or execute you for treason or whatever crime will sell best in your state-run media.
We already have the digital gulag and state-run media in America, so it’s a fair question, which Ms. Gabbard, a Democrat, is happy to answer.
So, let’s look down the path and say, ‘Okay, well, where does this cancel culture lead us?’ You see the final expression of cancel culture in Islamist terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda who basically go and behead those who … they deem to be infidels or heretics in order to silence them in order to protect others from being misled by those heretical ideas in the eyes of an ISIS or Al Qaeda.
We already know the left is onboard with violence to silence political opponents. They’ve supported Antifa and authors supporting the use of force to prevent debate.
They support riots and insurrection as political public awareness campaigns, destroying black businesses and black lives under the banner Black Lives Matter.
They cancel all speech they oppose because, to them, it is all political.
And they all share one thing in common. They are doing this to advance a socialist one-party-state whose only purpose is to eliminate the free market of ideas, then the free market, and impose a command and control economy. Communism.
You cannot maintain order in a nation self-centered on its elites’ power without a police state empowered to use force, no different than the morality police used under Sharia Law.
Cancel Culture is Shaira by another name, a system for punishing infidels by the ruling class. And that’s no accident. These are both supremacy ideologies with similar goals and tactics. One is hiding behind a religion, while the other behind its opposite (the enlightenment).
It is why Democrats are such blubbering apologists for jihad, a tendency the Jihad does not share, though they are happy to pretend while it suits them.
Here’s Trey Gowdy and Tulsi Gabbard.