Cancel Culture


Anti-Racism Daily unpacks "cancel culture"—from its overhyped power to its real impact (or lack thereof) on systemic injustices. "Some people have lost their jobs after being canceled. Police chiefs, prison wardens, or Fortune 500 CEOs have not been among their ranks."

What is Cancel Culture? 

 The critique of “cancel culture” usually goes something like this: 

Today, online mobs descend upon people for perceived political incorrectness, wrecking their careers, reputations, and lives (Forbes). The threat of cancellation forces us all into paranoid self-censorship and ideological conformity.  

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Cancel culture is described as an omnipresent form of social control.

  • Cancellation generally amounts to a boycott or pressure campaign. The results are far from assured.

  • Individuals should be accountable for bigotry, but we also need to focus on powerful institutions.

 

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absolute power depends on absolute control over knowledge, which in turn necessitates absolute corruption

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“Politicians, Priests, and psychiatrists often face the same problem: how to find the most rapid and permanent means of changing a man’s belief…The problem of the doctor and his nervously ill patient, and that of the religious leader who sets out to gain and hold new converts, has now become the problem of whole groups of nations, who wish not only to confirm certain political beliefs within their boundaries, but to proselytize the outside world.” – William Sargant “Battle of the Mind”

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