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A large part of the problem with cancel culture is when the cancelers are so adept at colonizing a person’s mind, that with very little effort, they can get someone to self-cancel. When the target doesn’t even attempt to fight back, that’s when the cancelers know they’re winning the culture. It appears one lone agitator […]

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A Letter to My Woke Friends

 

I don’t buy your narrative that America is a racist country. I think you are ignorant: you have a cramped and impoverished understanding of history, and no sense of proportion. I reject your “white privilege” palaver. I don’t slice and dice my fellow man into little groups based on superficial characteristics, and I won’t claim to know any more about a man based on his skin color than you know about me based on mine.

Diversity and inclusion? You can keep it. Diversity of views is lovely. Diversity of race, sexual orientation, color, and other trivial details of anatomy and preference is a crock. Every man is an identity group of one, so keep your woke bigotry. You obsess about it all you like, but I’m not interested.

Who Are the Canceled

 

The Cancel Culture is amusing in an ironic sense. The canceler knows not what he does. And here I am not addressing the troll who gets blocked for name calling or profanity or sexual content. No one has a right to afflict others in that way. I’m thinking of the one that collects triggers like trading cards. He mentioned the governor’s ignominious conduct in blackface, canceled. She defended the governor’s ban on church services and restaurants while the casinos are running wild, canceled. We find ourselves in a world where there are fewer and fewer who believe that reasonable men of good conscious can disagree. Our institutions, even our Constitution, are under assault. Refuse to sit and be viciously slandered by a venomous, racist “anti-racist” whose entire philosophy revolves around perpetuating racism in every facet of life and you can pack up your things and hit the bricks. And Washington is eager to make it worse.

So let’s look at what happens when someone is canceled, to the canceler as well as the canceled. Taking the simplest case first, social media person one rises up to denounce Christians as responsible for every bad thing that happened in the last 2000 years and social media person two crushes that block widget to consign one to non-existence (in a totally solipsistic, post-modern, subjective, by which we mean false, way. I get it, I really do. We are not always tanned, rested, and ready to engage the endless stream of haters. But the possibility of finding common ground is lost. For the one issue the canceler surrenders any possibility of discovering an ally on other issues. Or that rarest of treasure, a friend. Or even a savior.

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No matter how loud the chorus of deceit, nor cavernous the echo chamber of lies, nor thunderous the stampede of conformity, there is no sound loud enough, nor conspiracy of fools vast enough, to negate reality or silence the truth, so long as their remains even a single, solitary voice that dare speak it. Preview […]

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These are perilous times. At least for those of us of a certain age. You know, the ones who grew up with Saturday morning cartoons. Baby Boomers, mostly, but not exclusively. Our parents, looking forward to sleeping in on a Saturday morning, would plop us in front of our smallish (by today’s standards) often black […]

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On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss President Joe Biden and the left’s attempts to cancel Dr. Seuss’s books and the implications for American culture.

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Assistant Editor Kylee Zempel joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss why “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison was unfairly canceled and what this “unbelievably alarming” attempt by the mob to end dissenting opinions means for America.

Cancel Culture Is by, and for, the Very Online

 

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I recently watched a botched cancellation attempt in Chicago. It said a lot about the cancellers.

A handful of Asian-American restaurateurs went to the Trump rally in D.C. that preceded the Capitol riot. They weren’t involved in the violent actions that followed, but the local Karens found out, and raised hell on the neighborhood “social network” cesspool known as Nextdoor.com.

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This is how far cancel culture goes.  You start with Confederate statues and monuments, then the Founding Fathers and Columbus – even Jesus and the Virgin Mary.  Songs like “Baby It’s Cold Outside” also come under the gun.  But to attack the movie Grease?  C’mon, man: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/olivia-newton-john-grease-sexim/2021/02/04/id/1008736/ Preview Open

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Increased Security Around The Capitol – What It Means

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi conducted a surreal news conference today. While defending the continued presence of nearly 10,000 Army National Guard troops in the nation’s capitol, she called for more funding to help protect Members of Congress “from the enemy within.”

What?

That brought back McCarthyite statements and tactics from the 1950’s (and a certain 1994 movie). Then again, McCarthyism (Joseph, not the “Kevin” variety) has been on full display by Democrats for several weeks now. But since American history is no longer taught in schools, it seems, few of any know the sordid tale of the late US Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), and his “Army-McCarthy” hearings. It was a dark episode in modern American history, but a turning point.

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Christopher Rufo, writer, filmmaker, and director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to break down the dangers of critical race theory, the belief that the United States is irredeemably racist, and how it informs devastating and widespread cancel culture.

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This is the next step of cancel culture. I assume that a lawsuit could pay off big time against these jackasses. Do we want to discourage people from working for a Republican administration. https://menrec.com/forbes-warns-companies-not-to-hire-trump-associates-or-theyll-assume-everything-the-company-says-is-a-lie/ Preview Open

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On July 21, I posted “BUY-cott Goya Products” in responce to leftist calls to boycott Goya Products, because its CEO had committed the unpardonable sin of of praising President Trump. He had appeared at the White House on July 9 to participate in the White House Prosperity Initiative, to promote educational and job opportunities for […]

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Tori Perrotti, aka “Target Tori,” talks with Bridget about her experience going viral, cyber-bullying, cancel culture, and the amazing positive support she received that inspired her to found the Pause. Be Kind platform. They discuss what they’ve each learned in the service industry, being an only child vs. the oldest of five, trade stories about being bullied in high school and how those experiences shaped them, and notice why it’s so hard to think of others in any given situation. Tori shares her desire to take what happened to her and use the opportunity to create something bigger, to spread a positive message, and to do something that would make her feel more fulfilled and contribute to society. It’s a refreshing and uplifting conversation in the midst of these darkly cynical times.

In a show we could just as easily have named “David Limbaugh Cuts Through The Static,” the acclaimed NYT Best Selling author, pundit, and brother of Rush Limbaugh sits down with our own Dave Carter for a running stream of analysis that both figuratively and literally cuts through the static. That’s because the interview ran into a technical snag that resulted in actual static in the audio recording! Remarkably enough, Mr. Limbaugh’s clear analysis and commentary rises above the static (owing perhaps to his passion and conviction), so that the audio distortion will not prevent you from hearing what he has to say.  And what he has to say needs to heard as a ringing indictment not only of the cancel culture and the left’s mob mentality, but of those on the right whose vacillations have helped bring us to this point.

Then Ricochet’s own Henry Racette stops by to discuss his recent article, “About That Vacancy,” and how he sees the 2020 Presidential election shaping up.  This episode is rich in analysis, technical glitches notwithstanding, and we think you’ll enjoy the conversations.