We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Nothing is too small to be canceled, it just takes one person to dislike the site. Maddog comment 3, " sing while you slave"
Racist!!!! The thought police will take that and spin it.
White supremacist web site. I know this will never happen....
Try to read what the NPR sooper genius has to say about the "song" and its "cultural narrative." I tried, and couldn't keep a straight face. Must mean I'm an insecure zealot and moral grandstander. Yep. That's me. Uh huh.
Why is everyone so lackadaisical about the cancel culture or censorship that's happening? Are we too comfortable, too busy to notice; are we frogs in slowly boiling water? Or is it just not clear enough what's going on?
It's a Mean Girls Club, writ large. The people who are most vulnerable are the ones that have allowed the internet and connectivity to rule their lives, without taking the time to understand the constraints. Many are the same ones that you see in restaurants engrossed in their phones instead of their dining companions. Normal people spend their time on practical or tangible things that have real and enduring meaning and purpose. Most people are not addicted to the internet.
For those that have been unfairly stripped of access and revenue, the obvious recourse is to build alternatives that have a commitment to service instead of the small-minded monitoring of content. That's happening now, but it will take time. And their Users will need to be vigilant on governance as these new services evolve. We've made ourselves into victims by eagerly gobbling down content without thinking about who is driving it.
I always seem to write things so they're misunderstood.
In a prior post I was referring to censorship, I don't care whether it's online or in person.
Respondents here are suggesting that it's not a big deal to be "cancelled" if you live your life in the real world, rather than the online one.
There are people who have had their actual (not virtual) careers ruined. For instance, teachers in my rural state of Maine have been fired for saying-outside of the classroom that "marriage is between a man and a woman" or making other references to Christian values and/or traditional culture.
The left who are cancelling ideas online have as their end goal traditional wiping out traditional and Christian ideals from US culture.