“The act of canceling, also referred to as cancel culture describes a form of boycott in which an individual who as acted or spoken in a questionable or manner is boycotted.” “It is a form of public shaming, in which targets are publicly humiliated on the internet, via social media platforms, or more localized media.”
The origin has been credited to black users of Twitter, where it has been used as a hastag. Cancel culture is about power. One of the left’s political weapons is cancel culture. They use it to drive people from their jobs, shaming dissenters and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. It is totalitarianism and is alien to our culture and our values, and it has no place in the United States. Excerpt taken from President Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech.
Nobody is perfect, by nature people are imperfect if you believe catholic dogma. That is why Christ died to cancel out our sins. If God can forgive us for our transgressions, then why can we as a culture forgive each other for minor transgressions. The catholic religion is not the only religion that practices tolerance and forgiveness, it can be found in all major religions. Whether people tend to practice it is another matter.
Cancel culture has been with us since the first human walked the earth. The story of Cain and Abel is a biblical example of cancel culture. However, it seems to be more prevalent today. Mainly because of social media. It is more visible and more easy to accomplish.
Cancel Culture can take many forms. In 1933 the Nazis conducted a campaign of book burning. They destroyed any books that opposed Nazism. Recently it has involved destroying historical statues and monuments. Also canceling tv shows, and movies that displeased the masses. Changing names of products, businesses and even renaming sports teams.
The problem with destroying your history, is that you are condemning yourself to repeating it. That is why it is important not only to preserve your past, but to study and learn from the mistakes that were made. We may not be proud of everything that happened in our history, but we should be ashamed of it either. As a people we can not be held responsible or accountable for the conduct of our ancestors.