FAST FIVE: Cancel Culture's War On History, Heritage, & The Freedom To Think For Yourself
Cancel culture – political correctness amped up on steroids, the self-righteousness of a narcissistic age, and a mass-marketed pseudo-morality that is little more than fascism disguised as tolerance – has shifted us into an Age of Intolerance, policed by techno-censors, social media bullies, and government watchdogs.
One school district estimates that the cost to remove its Indians imagery from the gym floor alone will be upwards of $60,000.
As art critic Alexander Adams explains: “Iconoclasm is an activity evenly distributed between both left and right of the political spectrum, mainly at the extreme ends- The intolerant ideology, which refuses to accept the co-existence of alternative views, takes the stance that-the ideals within the art are no longer utterable or supportable: they are actually injurious and dangerous to the vulnerable- The political activist reserves to himself the right to retrospectively edit our history for his satisfaction by removing monuments, those fixtures of civic life, embedded in the memories of generations- Iconoclasm is an expression of domination and a demonstration of willingness to act-illegally and unethically-to impose the will of one group over an entire population.
It shrinks the breadth of human experience available to the generations which follow ours.” In such a world, there can be no debate, no journey to understanding, no chance to learn from one's mistakes or even make mistakes that are uniquely your own; there is only obedience and compliance to the government, its corporate overlords and the prevailing mob mindset.
They may be monuments to fallen soldiers who died defending causes that are no longer fashionable.