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llcoolw

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That is apparently what happened to the Teen Vogue editor, Alexi McCammond, who was forced to resign. She tweeted a bunch about Charles Barkley (who btw is a national treasure) after he made a comment to her that she admitted was off the record.
Alexi later got judged by people digging up her old tweets and lost her job.

Now the news is out that one of the of senior staffers at Teen Vogue who pushed for McCammond to resign tweeted the “n-word” 11 years ago.
At least the cancel culture crowd also eats their young.
This.
It’s what they wanted. Well. They got it.
 
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Boycotting ideas and encouraging others to do the same and silencing speech with more speech absolutely is competition in the marketplace. And that has always and will always include economic pressure and consequences.

It’s also something that the (whatever pejorative of your choice) right has been doing for decades. Go whine to Colin Kapernick about “cancel culture”....Paul Robeson....Billie Holiday...The Hollywood Ten...Kathy Griffin...it literally taking a Supreme Court decision recognizing and ordering government to recognize gay marriage...Trump’s incessant attempts to silence literally any and everyone who disagreed with him and encouraging his minions to do the same...Gamergate... every Republican that called out Trump or voted to impeach is facing censure from their own party, promises to get primaried, and destroyed politically for not showing sufficient fealty.

The right is whining about supposed “cancel culture” now because the left has gotten better at doing what the right has been doing for decades. Social media has leveled the playing field, broadened the market, and has let the rank and file little guy get in on the judging and discourse. They’re losing the competition and tactics they have engaged in for decades now that the masses have a little power in the marketplace, so suddenly big scary “cancel culture” is the crisis du juor.

You reap what you sow, I say.
The left is “gotten better” at cancel culture?? C’mon. There is no doubt you can list several examples of the right acting that way, but the left doesn’t do it better ...they do it a lot more. Cancel culture is bad, not good. They are worse, and it is not close.

Certainly there are groups on the right that engage in victimization and attempt to silence voices that they disagree. But to even attempt to compare the right does it in even remotely the same amount is not being truthful and showing bias. Even liberal Bill Mahar has been denouncing the left on this subject and has stated plainly this a ”Democrat issue”.

You will find a couple of examples of the right complaining about what someone did or said, but there are myriad examples of the left wanting to silence voices, get people fired from job, or expelled from school for something as silly as a tweet that occurred ten years ago or liking a tweet from someone the left doesn’t like.

The need to join the victimization culture outpaces the personal supply of being victimized. Too many people have a strong desire to feel hurt, be victimized, and be outraged. All that is fine, but when their victimization needs cause real injury to others...that is a problem.
Silencing the “right” (including Christian groups and individuals) is part of the Liberal Left platform, and a goal of many members of the media and social platforms. The vast majority of any silencing attempts from the right are to drown out other factions of the right.


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The left is “gotten better” at cancel culture?? C’mon. There is no doubt you can list several examples of the right acting that way, but the left doesn’t do it better ...they do it a lot more. Cancel culture is bad, not good. They are worse, and it is not close.

Certainly there are groups on the right that engage in victimization and attempt to silence voices that they disagree. But to even attempt to compare the right does it in even remotely the same amount is not being truthful and showing bias. Even liberal Bill Mahar has been denouncing the left on this subject and has stated plainly this a ”Democrat issue”.

You will find a couple of examples of the right complaining about what someone did or said, but there are myriad examples of the left wanting to silence voices, get people fired from job, or expelled from school for something as silly as a tweet that occurred ten years ago or liking a tweet from someone the left doesn’t like.

The need to join the victimization culture outpaces the personal supply of being victimized. Too many people have a strong desire to feel hurt, be victimized, and be outraged. All that is fine, but when their victimization needs cause real injury to others...that is a problem.
The left is so good at cancel culture because they control all of the tools that it takes to get it done. The right basically is bankrupt when it comes to those kind of tools. But if the right had the same power they would do it too.
 

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Hey Xer ;-),

Btw also an Xer...1st year, but hey I'll take it and the youth that still comes with it !

My siblings are all Boomers...lol, old farts. I have a millennial daughter and a Z son...ugh. ZZZ's are interesting...but maybe it's just 18 year old's?
 
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sc5mu93

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Hey Xer ;-),

Btw also an Xer...1st year, but hey I'll take it and the youth that still comes with it !

My siblings are all Boomers...lol, old farts. I have a millennial daughter and a Z son...ugh. ZZZ's are interesting...but maybe it's just 18 year old's?
Frankly, I hate Xer's too.
 
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Not really cancel culture. But a funny story, at least to me, if you read to the end.

Elaina Yang of Centennial High School in Minneapolis posted a screenshot on Instagram of some people calling her names. She specifically called out the names of two of the students that she said used a slur. A couple of the words are not nice and one is a slur against people of Chinese decent.

The school is investigating and some students conducted a walk-out (because a walk-out is such a great idea to promote education) during class on Monday.

But here is the funny, the irony, etc. Once Elaina Yang made her beef with the students public...some students decided to check Elaina’s background. And guess what, Elaina Yang had to send out her own apology on Instagram because her past social media shows her posting racist and homophobic slurs.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/high-school-plans-walkout-asian-175259652.html
 
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andylicious

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Not really cancel culture. But a funny story, at least to me, if you read to the end.

Elaina Yang of Centennial High School in Minneapolis posted a screenshot on Instagram of some people calling her names. She specifically called out the names of two of the students that she said used a slur. A couple of the words are not nice and one is a slur against people of Chinese decent.

The school is investigating and some students conducted a walk-out (because a walk-out is such a great idea to promote education) during class on Monday.

But here is the funny, the irony, etc. Once Elaina Yang made her beef with the students public...some students decided to check Elaina’s background. And guess what, Elaina Yang had to send out her own apology on Instagram because her past social media shows her posting racist and homophobic slurs.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/high-school-plans-walkout-asian-175259652.html
Do not throw rocks til you know they won't ricochet back at you.
 

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:blink::blink::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

3 days ago it was a call for a boycott of Coke.....now you gotta be hiding your Coke products better in your Pics

https://twitter.com/HuffPostPol/status/1379421863521222661
 

CocoCincinnati

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It seems clear from this thread that either people don't know what cancel culture is or they know full well what it is and don't want to admit they support it.

Cancel culture is the opposite of the free market. It is about controlling it. It is not exclusive to either political ideology but it is more prevalent in certain areas. Entertainment on the left and religion on the right for example.

It is not something that should be dismissed the way some people in this thread are doing. One thing about the SJW mob, they will never be satisfied, their need to control what people think for their own good will never be sated.

It's particularly dangerous right now because you have powerful entities actively engaging in it. The media, large corporations, government bureaucracies, etc. The time to do something is before the come for something you do care about...which they will.
 
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How about the MLB? They sure showed that mean ole GOP.. took their ball and went elsewhere.

Took $100 million dollars from mostly black Atlanta and gave it to mostly white Denver who also requires voter ID and has less days of early voting. That showed em.
 

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The funny thing about going to Coors Field is that old Adolph didn't bother hiding his white sheet and pointy hat in the closet, he used them often. How long before that one gets cancelled as well?
 

llcoolw

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Not really cancel culture. But a funny story, at least to me, if you read to the end.

Elaina Yang of Centennial High School in Minneapolis posted a screenshot on Instagram of some people calling her names. She specifically called out the names of two of the students that she said used a slur. A couple of the words are not nice and one is a slur against people of Chinese decent.

The school is investigating and some students conducted a walk-out (because a walk-out is such a great idea to promote education) during class on Monday.

But here is the funny, the irony, etc. Once Elaina Yang made her beef with the students public...some students decided to check Elaina’s background. And guess what, Elaina Yang had to send out her own apology on Instagram because her past social media shows her posting racist and homophobic slurs.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/high-school-plans-walkout-asian-175259652.html
Like I said. It’s been fun watching humans getting called out for being human only to have the first human be called out for being human. When did we lose our humanity? Or overuse it?