This Is The Next Stage Of Cancel Culture
We are rapidly sliding down a very dangerous slippery slope. If we keep destroying lives simply because we don’t like what those individuals are saying, eventually we will end up with a society where most people are afraid to say anything meaningful at all. Such societies already exist in our world today, and they are nightmares. If you want to see a perfect example of what I am talking about, just take a trip over to North Korea. Everyone over there is scared to death of being shipped off to a concentration camp for doing or saying the wrong thing. Unfortunately, if we ultimately decide to stay on the path that we are currently on there is a chance that we could eventually end up just like North Korea.
Freedom of speech is a fundamental pillar of the grand bargain that we have all made with one another that is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
I am not supposed to try to shut you up, and you are not supposed to try to shut me up.
The only way that our current system will work is if everyone is allowed to speak freely. If even one segment of the population is muzzled, then our elections are no longer “free” or “fair”, and those with certain views are inevitably pushed to the fringes of society.
Sadly, in recent years we have seen an unprecedented effort to “cancel” those that say things that the politically-correct elite do not like.
The first stage of this movement primarily manifested on the Internet. Those that dared to express dissenting opinions to the dominant narratives of the day were penalized and/or banned by the large social media platforms.
But that was never going to be enough for the politically-correct elite.
So now they are trying to use the legal system to destroy the lives of their enemies.
Perhaps the most prominent example of this is Donald Trump.
In the past, ex-presidents were always left alone no matter what they did.
In fact, an ex-president could literally fly on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet more than two dozen times without ever being investigated by law enforcement authorities.
But now the politically-correct elite are going after Trump with a vengeance. On Thursday, the House committee investigating the events of January 6th, 2021 made headlines all over the nation when Trump was hit with “a surprise subpoena”…
But there are other investigations that probably hold even more trouble for Trump.
Attorney General Merrick Garland is probably going to indict Trump for “mishandling classified documents”, and after the midterm elections are over Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is likely to indict Trump for interfering in the 2020 election…
As I write this article, Trump is the subject of a total of six different investigations around the nation.
In the entire course of U.S. history, we have never seen anything like this before.
The politically-correct elite are literally trying to use the legal system as a weapon to destroy Trump, because they want to make sure that he can never run for president ever again.
The same sort of thing is being done to Alex Jones.
On Wednesday, the mainstream media triumphantly declared that a jury had come up with a 965 million dollar verdict in a Sandy Hook defamation case…
This broke the record for the most money ever awarded in a defamation case by about 700 million dollars.
In my entire lifetime, I have never seen a figure that is more ridiculous.
But of course the goal was never to accurately compensate the families for any “emotional harm” that they may have suffered from what Alex Jones said.
The attorneys on the other side made it very clear to the jury that the goal was to destroy Alex Jones.
And if they get away with doing this to Alex Jones, they will inevitably start going after other prominent voices that they deem to be “offensive”.
This is going to have such a chilling effect on free speech.
Everyone is going to start thinking twice about having an independent opinion about any news story, because that independent opinion could get you sued into oblivion.
Financial institutions are starting to fully embrace the “cancel culture” movement as well.
In recent days, a number of individuals, groups and organizations have had their financial accounts suddenly canceled without warning, and that even includes the National Committee for Religious Freedom…
How in the world is the National Committee for Religious Freedom a threat to anyone?
I don’t know, but they must have offended someone somewhere along the line.
Just a single “offensive statement” is all that it takes for these people.
We truly are becoming a little bit more like East Germany with each passing day.
Even though I do not like what millions upon millions of my fellow Americans have to say, I have always been a relentless champion of free speech.
Because if we lose our freedom of speech, America dies.
I hope that more of my fellow Americans start to realize this, because free speech is starting to disappear at a pace that is absolutely frightening.
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