For about a month or so, I’ve been hearing about a group on the internet going around “canceling” people, which has inevitably lead to something called “cancel culture.” I have really tried to understand this, and to be honest, it took two weeks to really kind of get what is going on, but I still don’t get it.
In short, it’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of…
But from what I have gathered, it’s a bunch of people, mostly kids around the age of 20, give or take, an age group who literally know nothing about life, going around the internet and using their anonymity to force others with different or less favorable beliefs, views, lifestyles, opinions, etc. into changing them into a life that better suits the all-powerful cancel culture. Actually that’s not true. They don’t force them to change, that would imply giving them a second chance. They destroy that person for not being a perfect human being, or rather for being a person they don’t agree with. In other words they ruin that person’s life. It’s a modern-day crucifixion basically. We just call it “canceling” now because it sounds more politically correct. And Lord knows (can I say that?) that these cancel culturists are all about PC!
Except they are one enormous ball of hypocrisy.
Hmm. Where have I heard this done before…Oh wait, I’ve read about it, countless times on the bloodiest pages of history.
Think about all the times a group has forced their will on another group or simply eradicated them for being different or having opposing views.
The Crusades stick out in my mind as the biggest one. Or you, know, like any genocide that has ever happened. Like Darfur, Burma, any religious war, or war in general…
What, Cancel folk, just because you aren’t actually killing anybody directly with a weapon makes what you are doing okay? Because you are singling out people, it’s not as bad? You’re still singling out a group. That group, in fact is much, much larger than any group that has befallen such travesty. That group would be anyone that isn’t you, more or less.
Another huge genocidal event that comes to mind is the Holocaust. This one turns out to be super ironic, since they canceled that Gina Mandalorian actress, whose last name I can’t remember, for saying being a republican today is like being a Jew in the Holocaust.
Now me personally, I have literally no reaction to this. Freedom of speech and all that. So say what you want. It doesn’t affect my life, and truthfully no one else’s either.
But no, the first amendment is now, “freedom of speech, unless we don’t agree with it!’
So because this Gina gal (can i say that?) brought up something terrible about history, what happens? The cancel folk drop down on her like thousands of kamikaze pilots. Can I say that? The kamikaze pilots are Japanese, so am I being racist or insensitive towards them? Or because they were killing Americans with that tactic usually, it must be okay to say, being American myself.
In a nutshell, the Nazis worked the Jews and starved them until one or the other made them useless enough to be killed, if they didn’t die from overwork, starvation, or disease first. It was a pretty shitty thing to do, but the Jews, as Miss Gina pointed out, were not a very popular people, so those countries were pretty okay with it.
Now let’s take this last paragraph and change it up a bit.
In a nutshell, the cancel culturists scour the internet, finding anything that isn’t considered a popular opinion or way of life, and do all they can to destroy the lives of these unpopular people. The victim’s lose their job, and their reputation is soiled, thus the victim becomes like this social disease that no one wants associated with their company. That person never works again, and worst case scenario, loses pretty much everything, and could even starve, because going from a celebrity to a store clerk is not something easy to do…by any means, and due to their ex-celebrity status, they would not even be able to get a normal job like that to begin with, so they will eventually starve from not being able to buy food… again that’s worst case scenario The victims could also suffer even more so mentally, and I wouldn’t be surprised if suicide was in the works.
So both paragraphs can be dumbed down to this. We don’t like something. We get rid of it.
This can also be said for all wars and genocides.
But again, the cancel folk are fine, because they are not physically harming anyone! And after all, these people are doing it for the good of the land! They are trying to get rid of the bad people out there. All those crazy, opinionated people bordering on being racist, or saying marginally offensive things need to go!
Never mind the fact that the world is overflowing with criminals and complete literal scum. But it’s not the culturists fault. You can’t stop crime from the internet. Though I doubt they’d try, because today is all about defending criminals and attacking the people who defend us from the criminals instead. Talk about a twisted circle…
This whole Cancel Culture Movement…nah, I wouldn’t say movement, that’s giving these idiots (can I say that?) way too much credit, reminds me of something else that surely these pure souls would cringe upon!
Remember back in the day, before *gasp* internet was invented, when the most exciting thing in people’s lives were public executions?
That’s right cancel guys, you are performing cyber-public execution of one’s well-being, not their physical body. When you pick out someone to cancel, you are essentially placing them in the gallows or guillotine, and wait for all your little fellow cancelists to fill the town square, so in one voice you can cry out to the executioner, (the executioner being the employer or such-related position) to drop the axe on em’.
And speaking of employers, that’s the real problem here. Sorry cancelers, you’re not changing the world. You’re not making it a better place. Your not helping people see the light. All you’re doing is manipulating all these pussy (can I say that?) companies by taking advantage of their greed. God forbid they become associated with someone who isn’t all that popular because of their own opinions, and thus hurt the reputation of the company that employs them, which in turn could lead to less profit that quarter. If all these companies just shrugged their shoulders and told the whiny cancelists to fuck off, their little culture would be gone before it ever started.
The best part is, I imagine the people attacking these companies don’t even use the material the companies shell out. So they wouldn’t be losing anything anyway if cancelists decided to not indulge in giving them money.
Why else do you think they attack things decades old? Because none of these kids watch or use any of this stuff. You think anyone born in the last 20 years is watching Pepe la Pu, or however you spell it and Speedy Gonzales? Do you think they are reading Dr. Seuss? If they did as kids, they sure as Hell aren’t now!
And let’s go a little more modern. Miss Mandalorian Gina-lady. She’s a minor character in a somewhat popular show. No loss for any cancelist who watches it.
Bill Burr, a comedian. Comedians aren’t that big, and not many people really follow them. So no loss to these enlightened folk there.
Comedians also make a living by being offensive and insulting people, so they are easy prey. Get more creative culturists!
Eminem’s Love the Way You Lie is being attacked. I imagine a lot of younger folk, AKA the majority of the cancel culturists, don’t listen to Eminem and only attack that song as it’s easily his most-played song on radios. At least I assume. It’s the only one I’ve ever heard more than once. This song isn’t even recent. It’s over 10 years old! And guess what, he, and every rapper out their is far more offensive than talking about setting a house on fire when a women is tied to a bed.
The best part is, that line isn’t even meant to be offensive. It’s just a way to express how much he loves her.
So it’s all fun for these cancel culturists because they are not losing anything that they get enjoyment from. But anyone who liked Gina’s character, or loved those Dr. Seuss books…they are victims too. Congrats assholes, you just took away things they enjoyed because you don’t like a picture or a remark someone says.
And that’s just it. All this attacking and scouting is fun for the cancel pals. You’re not fooling anyone. The Gen Zer’s, as they are called, are the first generation to grow up solely on the internet, and as they grow into adulthood, this is what they do with the technology and way of life they share… attacking others. The only motivation these people have is to get more likes and followers on their social media, hoping they achieve the big time by going viral. Plus young people are assholes, and thanks to the convenient anonymity of the internet, they can be the biggest assholes ever, because they are attacking people through a screen. Their victims are world-renowned unfortunately, and don’t share the same luxury.
Or they are so old they can’t defend themselves. (I got you Pepe!)
So how about ya’ll stop pretending to be soft-hearted human sympathizers, because you’re literally worse than anyone else out there.
This is a fact. Some of the most racist and offensive things I have ever seen come from these bold twitter-users trying to cancel out someone who said something that isn’t quite so offensive, and didn’t intend it to be if it was.
So as punishment for their slight slip of the tongue, you will be canceled! That’s that! Fuck you, good night.
But my mistake. The culturists aren’t being racist because they are attacking white people…and skunks.
And it turns out, you can’t be racist against white people, simply because there are more of them out their in the world. Thus, that makes whites the absolute most vulnerable race in the world, and are completely open to all attack, which is about the most racist thing I’ve ever heard, aside from cancel culture tweets.
As for being racist towards skunks, that one’s still on the fence…I suppose it comes down to what’s underneath that black and white fur.
And let’s be honest here. You guys aren’t really offended by any of this. Again, you just think it’s funny. Literally no one can be that offended by that much stuff. You guys are going around, looking for things from decades ago, finding something different about someone, and exploiting it and twisting it around to make it seem worse than it is, and only for a laugh. I believe this to be true, because you would have to really go out of your way to even try to be offended by some of the stuff, which if you even manage to eventually come to believe something is offensive, it would only be a very small amount, and it should be voided because of the amount of personal effort it took just to force yourself to be offended.
Hmm, picking out something different and turning it into something offensive in the public eye. That sounds like something. Racism? Yes. Hitler? Yes. Bullying of any kind? Yes.
And the worst part about all of this, and the part I can’t understand the most, if how all these sheep, I mean cancel culturists, just jump on the band-wagon as they say.
Some Idiot Kid: I think Hulk Hogan’s mustache is offensive!
Other Idiot: Ha! That’s funny! Me too!
They create memes and share posts with their friends and then those friends share it with their friends and eventually it snowballs into something crazy and a wrestler that was prominent in the 90’s and early 2000’s is now the anti-christ.
Be your own people, for the love of God! (Can I say that?)
And for the record, when you think you’re righting people when they are forced to make public apologies, do you really think most of those are sincere? Of course not. They do give a crap. They are just taking efforts to make sure they can have continued employment, much in the same way the companies they work for don’t care either, but just want to make sure they maximize profits. So if you weirdo’s somehow gain any satisfaction from these apologies, don’t.
You know, the idea behind people banding together to accomplish something is truly wonderful though. It’s something I’ve been wanting to happen for a very long time. To solve actual problems though. When people come together, they can make changes. All governments suck, pretty much everything is entirely too expensive, while companies, colleges, and pretty much every for-profit establishment scams and takes advantage of it’s customers… just to name a very few and very vague amount of infinite problems.
Everyday the world gets worse, and we finally get a generation that bands together, for the first time since like the revolution against Great Britain, (speaking from my American point-of-view) and this is what they do with it. Attack a dead author’s work, and countless other meaningless things. And with the internet, now people can band together globally, instead of within a country, but honestly, countries only care about themselves, and each has their own set of problems, and pretty much hate every other country, so why would they help each other out?
And besides, I imagine the cancel culture consists of mostly Americans, because only they can be so delicate, and have the free-time and the “selfless bleeding heart attitude that essentially says ‘I think I am better than everyone else.'”
The rest of the world doesn’t give a crap. They’ve got more important things to do than worry about what forms of media are offensive.