Remember the good old days when left-wingers who got mad at you would simply file frivolous lawsuits that were typically more annoying than anything else? Occasionally, one of these brainiacs would just SWAT you in hopes you would be mistakenly shot and killed by some innocent policeman. Somehow those days seem like a pleasant memory when compared to today’s leftists whose temper tantrums more often than not result in your getting fired from your job, banned from any local shopping, entertainment, and dining facilities, and quite often involve turning your family, friends and former coworkers against you.
Of course the above represents the typical antics of highly moderate liberals (if such a thing exists anymore). The more radical liberals (think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clones) aren’t typically satisfied until your car, home, and any other refuge that you may have are utterly destroyed.
That’s why a recent open letter published by Harpers came as such a shock (at least at first glance), after all who would have expected a document signed by prominent left-wingers to encourage “open debate”? Apparently, as the letter explains, this free exchange of information is the lifeblood of a liberal society (Hey, that’s what the letter said), which seems kind of weird in light of the cancel culture that has dominated left-wing ideology as of late
The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted.
Of course, the liberal media would have you believe that there is no such thing as a “cancel culture”, they may (as demonstrated by the Washington Post) laughingly refer to it as a right-wing phenomenon, or they may just cut to the chase and blame President Trump as does CNN.
Regardless of which side of the political spectrum the cancel culture craze emanates from (spoiler alert – it’s totally the left), it continues to grow, and as it grows it destroys an increasingly widespread collection of careers, treasure, and lives
The Harper’s letter signed by such liberal darlings as J.K. Rowling and Salman Rushdie, as well as a plethora of journalists, authors, academics and celebrities, went out of its way to assure those reading the missive that being woke, resistive and President hating was still cool
The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.
A simple translation of the above Liblish to English may prove necessary – Hmmmm, let’s see, it goes something like this
“Hate Trump, blah, blah, blah, blah…”
One might assume that the “hate the right” and “it’s all the President’s fault” disclaimers that were liberally sprinkled throughout the document would be enough to ensure that the rage of the very cancel culture that those signing the Harper’s letter were seeking to assuage wasn’t somehow turned against those actually signing the letter, wouldn’t one? Sadly (and not surprisingly) one would be wrong.
Like the mythical monster Frankenstein, the cancel culture rose up to attack the very people who had given birth to and subsequently weened it, causing many to quickly rethink their signatures on the Harper’s document.
Yahoo (a great source of fuel for the cancel culture engine) reported on those who sought to distance themselves from the letter by using a slight variation of the tried and true “Hey, I never read what I sign” defense made famous by many liberal politicians during the good old Obamacare days. Witness this statement by author and Trans activist Jenny Boylan
“I did not know who else had signed that letter. I thought I was endorsing a well meaning, if vague, message against internet shaming.
Bolan’s apology was apparently intended to address the signature of J.K. Rowlings on the document, which may have offended Trans people, or people of color, or Trans people of color. In fact the letter seemed to offend every one of every race and political persuasion, quite the feat actually
Many of the Harper’s letter signatories attempted to distance themselves from the letter at a speed that rivaled Politicians feeding at a trough
What does it say about a political party when those signing a letter endorsing free speech are forced to apologize for it or else? The anything but biased (totally kidding) “journalists” at CNN were quick to explain that to us. An article entitled “The Problems with the Letter” by Jeff Yang opined that
…in this uncertain, turbulent era especially, beset as it is by crisis and challenge but also suffused with real hope for transformative change, it’s puzzling that these prominent individuals would choose to stand athwart history. The strata of racism, sexism and systemic exploitation in this nation have been laid down across centuries. So many of those who have been brutally silenced beneath them have had just a few months to exercise their voices with newfound mainstream support — and already there are calls to change their tone. The signatories should swallow their own medicine. If, as the letter itself suggests, the way to defeat bad ideas is “by exposure, argument, and persuasion, not by trying to silence or wish them away,” let the people expose, argue and persuade — rather than silencing them, or wishing them away.
To paraphrase the above nonsense, “Rioting good, peace bad” and this is coming from an organization that portrays itself as an unbiased news source.
What does this all the infighting among CNN, the mob, BLM, Antifa, and the Liberal media in general tell us? It tells us unmistakably that the left resembles a modern-day Ouroboros, the mythical creature which devoured it’s own tail.
The left has no desire for discourse, to them the burning, looting, and attacks on law enforcement are what passes for discourse among leftists, and that being the case the left can’t possibly devour themselves quickly enough.