Journalists and Academy leaders that support Cancel Culture deviate the discussion on its legitimacy to places where they can cover up for the real dangers. There is an invisible line between free speech and cancel culture. A partial litmus test can be a check if the result or intent of the cancel culture leads to destroying livelihoods or enabling voter meddling, harming free debate or preparing the grounds for looting or other financial gains.
There is a vast spectrum of financial and political gains that originate from cancel culture. These may include change of value in real estate in open zones, legislation bills that benefit lobbyist partners (legislators and Businesses), share price manipulation or creating sensationalism that benefits media outlets that sell ads.
The real discussion should focus on if people can be trusted for not trying to destroy other people when there are no checks and balances. If there is chaos or lack of government there will be an opportunity to loot or ruin lives and livelihoods. In this environment there will be people who will leverage the situation for their own benefit or for a political hate. This can be evidenced in cities like Chicago and events where “peaceful protests” involve vandalism and looting.
Mayhem or peaceful protests that turn out to be accompanied by vandalism or looting are in many cases preceded by cancel culture, virtual signaling and smear campaigns. Those open the floodgates for a brainwashed “Lynch Mob” that will try to destroy a pre selected persons or targets of opportunity.
Scripts that are 2000 years old show that scholars have stressed the importance of governments or kingdoms’ continuity and integral governance. They made a case where vacuum situations make perfect environments where people “devour” each other in the absence of fear to law and order. Mainstream media, biased prosecutors and mainstream academy today pushes an opposite narrative when they promote the “Defund the Police” campaign while they disregard the harms to law abiding citizens caused by their campaign.
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