Does burning books count as cancel culture?
Jennine Capó Crucet spoke about "white privilege" at Georgia Southern University. The first-year student audience said she attacked them for being white and privileged.www.buzzfeednews.com
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I disagree: shaming and ostracism for violating cultural norms, even when those norms are enforced publicly over a heavy dose of personal hypocrisy, and/or when used to justify exploitation, has been around forever.There is no such thing as "cancel culture".
I disagree: shaming and ostracism for violating cultural norms, even when those norms are enforced publicly over a heavy dose of personal hypocrisy, and/or when used to justify exploitation, has been around forever.
In Edith Wharton's set, it was called the " cut."
That wasn't "cancel culture", that was shaming, ostracism and consequences. "Cancel culture" is a made up thing that doesn't exist.
Agreed. The term cancel culture is just a nonsense reactionary term to people who have gotten away with crap for too long finally facing consequences. I heard it spring up when the me too movement was emerging. Should Harvey Weinstein have a regular presence in public life after what he did? How about R. Kelly? People who do shameful things deserve shame and complaining about cancel culture is a distraction from important discussions about how to best hold those, especially those with immense public power, accountable when they do heinous things.
Those being "eliminated from view" sure do spend a lot of time giving interviews in the public media and on the internet about their voices being "silenced". Would anyone even know who Marjory Taylor Greene is if she wasn't being "censored"?Disagreement is supposed to lead to debate not one side being eliminated from all public view
They chose not to do anything about it. They could have all agreed to impeach Trump for Manafort meeting with kilimnik. Also it’s not clear why Manafort wasn’t arrested for meeting with kilimnik. And why it isn’t a crime if it isn’t a crime to meet with people like kilimnik. I believe if an American citizen meets with a Russian intelligence officer they should immediately be arrested. But then again why was kilimnik given visas to enter America by Obama?I'm sure your fellow Republicans who were on the committee that produced the report - and who endorsed it - would not think this was "stupid shit" or "bs".
Bipartisan Senate report details Trump campaign contacts with Russia in 2016, adding to Mueller findingsThe Senate Intelligence Committee released Tuesday the most comprehensive and meticulous examination to date explaining how Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign welcomed the foreign adversary's help, revealing new information about contacts between Russian...www.cnn.com
Kilimnik got a visa from Obama and came to america where he met with a lot of people and one of those people was his friend from Ukraine manafort who told him some poll numbers. No doubt kilimnik was a very well known Putin employee but manafort didn’t let him in America Obama did. He let many Putin employees in America. Veselnitskaia too.I see you still haven’t read the Senate Intelligence report on how the Trump campaign worked with Russian intelligence in 2016.
I think if you'd read the article I posted about in 2019, maybe you would have realized that this response was not necessary.There is no such thing as "cancel culture". The fact that you're asking it to be explained to you shows what a made up thing it is. The people complaining the loudest about being "cancelled" sure do have a lot of media outlets willing to let them whine about their "voice being silenced".
People can be "cancelled", so to speak, and sometimes it's not accountability, it's abuse. But such is not the case when Josh Hawley loses a book deal, and it's clear that some on the right are using the term much as they once used "PC culture". This from the people who tried to cancel french fries.I'm not sure how much overlap there is between cancel culture and callout culture (is it the same thing?) as well as online shaming more generally. We tend to think of famous people who are able to bounce back from being "cancelled", but this kind of thing can affect regular people, too, for offending not just people on the left but also on the right.
Are there bigger problems in the world? Yes. But online shaming can have real consequences and affect people's jobs, friendships, and mental health, often for infractions that don't merit more than a bit of criticism. I don't feel comfortable dismissing this as an issue entirely.