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Title: Think The "Cancel" Mobs Can't Get Any Worse? Think Again
Source: Zero Hedge/RealClearPolitics
URL Source: https://www.zerohedge.com
Published: Jun 30, 2020
Author: Harlan Hill
Post Date: 2020-06-30 21:14:45 by Bill D Berger
Keywords: None
Views: 59
Comments: 5

America is in the midst of one of the great moral panics in our nation’s history. If we don’t stand up for our nation’s core values, the situation could get even worse – and soon. If you’ve spent any time on social media in the last three weeks, you’ve probably noticed the organized campaigns to get college and even high school students expelled or denied admission based on their political views. You’ve also seen gleeful mobs celebrating as Americans lose their jobs for running afoul of someone’s momentary political obsessions.

In every sector of American society, people are having their careers destroyed to the pitiless baying of the “woke” masses. It’s happening in business. CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman spent 20 years building the fitness brand into a multi-billion dollar company, only to be thrown out of the empire he built for declining to go along with the “racism is a public health crisis”  dogma.

It’s happening in journalism. New York Times editor James Bennet, a liberal, was fired for publishing an op-ed by a sitting Republican senator advocating for a military response to nationwide rioting -- a position the majority of Americans agreed with. The same fate befell Philadelphia Inquirer editor Stan Wischowski, who was terminated for approving an article that condemned looting and arson.

It’s happening in entertainment, in academia, and pretty much anywhere someone can be found who is not sufficiently supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement.

It’s even happening to people who didn’t do anything at all. An L.A. Galaxy soccer player was forced to resign because his wife tweeted that rioters should be shot. A lawyer in San Francisco was fired because his wife was rude to a man she thought was spray-painting BLM propaganda on a building that wasn’t his (it was). On Thursday, this Stasi-esque trend reached another level when a company called Equity Prime Mortgage fired the stepmother of the officer charged in the controversial shooting of drunk driver Rashad Brooks after he fought with and fired a taser at police. The stepmother was apparently fired for no reason other than family loyalty.

On Monday, the panic reached what one can only hope will be its peak when a San Diego Gas and Electric employee lost his job for “making a white supremacist hand gesture.” We’ve long since debunked the notion that the OK sign is somehow racist -- that was just a fiction perpetrated by internet trolls -- but in this case, this man lost his livelihood despite the fact he wasn’t even making an OK sign. He was apparently cracking his knuckles as he drove.

What America is going through right now is not merely another, more intense round of “cancel culture.” We’re now in the midst of a full-force, totalitarian remolding of our society, one that seeks to place the petty resentments of an outraged minority of leftist activists above everything else in American life. Because of their willingness to riot, loot, and assault anyone they perceive to be insufficiently sympathetic to their cause, leftists are able to bully ordinary people into submission. As a result, television shows such as “Cops” and “Live PD,” classic films such as “Gone With the Wind,” and iconic brands such as Aunt JemimaMrs. Buttersworth, and Uncle Ben’s rice are consigned to the “dustbin of history.”

I used to speak frequently to nervous conservatives who were convinced that if we only allowed the left to tear down Confederate war memorials, they would be satisfied. How quickly events have disproved that wishful thinking. From Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the western pioneers, activists are now coming after cartoon sports mascots and college fight songsEverything -- from the core of our country’s history to the values and norms undergirding American culture -- must be uprooted to appease the mob. 

They are tearing down dozens of statues and facing no consequences whatsoever for vandalizing our public spaces -- including memorials to our nation’s greatest heroes. When private citizens try to do the job the government won’t and protect our culture, our history, and our public property from destruction, local officials step in and remove the statues on behalf of the vandals, lest they injure themselves while imitating Iraqis celebrating the fall of Saddam Hussein.

These people are not seeking change at the margins. They are demanding a total cultural revolution, and cowardly public officials are giving it to them. If you look at this national outpouring of hatred and recrimination with horror verging on despair, I assure you that you are not alone. Tens of millions of Americans feel exactly the same way. (1 image)

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#1. To: Bill D Berger (#0)

These people are not seeking change at the margins. They are demanding a total cultural revolution, and cowardly public officials are giving it to them. If you look at this national outpouring of hatred and recrimination with horror verging on despair, I assure you that you are not alone. Tens of millions of Americans feel exactly the same way.

Tens of millions of armed Americans are locked and loaded !

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. "

The best thing about old age is that it doesn't last forever.

DON'T VAXX ME BRO

noone222  posted on  2020-07-01   8:02:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: noone222 (#1)

Tens of millions of armed Americans are locked and loaded !

I was talking with this old boy out here at local Wal Mart when Obama was still POTUS.

I told him, "Obama wants the U.N. to control our guns."

He said, "We'll never give up our guns. That's the way we are."

There's a lot of them just like that out there. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-07-01   8:25:57 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings (#2)

He said, "We'll never give up our guns. That's the way we are."

There's a lot of them just like that out there. ;)

I get the feeling that most sensible gun owners will wait until the very last minute before showering the ingrates with massive lead poisoning. I do recall reading back in the day (whenever that was) that the PTB would utilize the gang bangers to wage war on the bitter clingers !

I am hopeful that there are sensible people of all colors that in the end they'll realize there is no freedom when there is no law and order.

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. "

The best thing about old age is that it doesn't last forever.

DON'T VAXX ME BRO

noone222  posted on  2020-07-01   9:45:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: noone222 (#3)

I am hopeful that there are sensible people of all colors that in the end they'll realize there is no freedom when there is no law and order.

Even with their administrative law on things like parking tickets.

I got a letter from some lawyer in Chicago over a parking ticket that was 20 years old. I am not a scofflaw and did not have 10 or even 100 of them.

I wrote back to him and told him, "I am not planning on returning to Chicago so you can stick that ticket where the sun don't shine." LOL

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-07-01   10:04:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: BTP Holdings (#4)

I got a letter from some lawyer in Chicago over a parking ticket that was 20 years old.

Geez, there's a statute of limitations on most offenses other than murder or fraud. It ain't like you burned down buildings before you left.

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. "

The best thing about old age is that it doesn't last forever.

DON'T VAXX ME BRO

noone222  posted on  2020-07-01   10:38:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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