Ace Nova Posted August 10, 2020 Share Posted August 10, 2020 I never paid much attention to it until recently. I still don't understand the concept entirely, tbh....that's how foreign it is to me. For starters, naming anything "Cancel ______" is an abomination, imo. (Even if it's not exactly what they intend to do). It's an extremely prejudicial title and screams nothing but "holier than thou" and "my way is the only right way". Anyway, imo, people promoting the movement severely lack understanding of the human psyche, history, working class culture, what it means to live in a "free society" and the importance of freedom of speech and the arts. (That's the only logical reasoning I can come up with). That's not to say certain events, issues, entities, etc don't "deserve" to be canceled. But one of the greatest things about living in a free society is that we have the free will to choose what we pay attention to and what we want to spend our money on, etc etc. Historically, society has done a pretty decent job of deciding what they want included in "their culture" without some absurd movement that equates to being, "judge, jury and executioner". One of the dangers of a movement like "Cancel Culture" is that it leads to people assuming that because their "ideology" was in line with bringing some "monsters" to justice, then that must mean the "Cancel Culture" movement must be the reason (and that all of their ideology must be correct, then)...when in fact, it would have happened regardless. It hides the fact that the true "concept" behind it (whether they realize it or not) is based off of some of the worst, most destructive concepts/thought processes in history. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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