Longtime UD commenter Vividbleau:
“Cancel culture (along with BLM, LGBTQ and other similar activism) is ultimately a creation of some think-tank, payrolled by Davos crowd. “
[Vivid:] Actually it’s Critical Theory and it’s sub theories ( Critical Race Theory, Critical Social Justice Theory, Critical Whiteness Theory, etc) that is responsible for “cancel culture” [–> we can add a long list from law to watermelon environmentalism, and more]
Vivid, include post modernist deconstruction, targetting our civilisation. Critical theories are culture form marxism, and so called community organisers of the Alinsky Chicago school are literally trained small-c communist agitators playing with the fire of low kinetic 4th generation insurgency war. Those who play with such hell-spawned fire are responsible for the results of civilisational arson. The ghosts of 100 million victims since 1917 jointly moan out: “I am a victim of marxist tyranny and I approve this warning”.
It helps to ponder the problem with our “typical” political spectrum:
. . . and to consider the impact of stirring the repeller pole of anarchic chaos, leading to tumbling into the bloody maw of the vortex of tyranny:
Here is a basic point: yes, there are always serious challenges and things needing reformation in any community. However, once we have any reasonably functional constitutional democracy, there are many means of airing concerns, petitioning for redress and working towards reasonable reforms. There is therefore never a justification to resort to riotous, bullying, intimidatory Red Guard mobs. In fact, that resort undermines the credibility of the case being made. And, enabling such mobs under colour of protest is just as destructive. So, yes, there are serious issues to be discussed and reasonable reforms are in order. Abuses under colour of protest, lawfare and the like are utterly unjustifiable.
This is what I am talking about, in case your education has had “convenient” gaps in it:
Again, those who commit civilisational arson are responsible for the predictable consequences. Radicals unwilling to face the horrific track record of radical revolutions since 1789, with Not only France 1789 on and 1870 but also Russia, Germany and China as chief exhibits, I am looking straight at you.
We need to understand what we are facing, if we are to adequately counter it in defence of our civilisation. END