The average American knows that cancel culture has gone off the rails.
Both public and private figures can lose their entire livelihood if they cross the “woke” popes.
And one actor went on The View and said something absolutely insane about cancel culture.
Actor LeVar Burton – most known for his work on Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Reading Rainbow – made the unbelievable argument that cancel culture does not exist.
Burton appeared on The View and tried to redefine it:
“I think it’s misnamed . . . That’s a misnomer. I think we have a consequence culture, and that consequences are finally encompassing everybody in this society, whereas they haven’t been ever in this country . . . I think it has everything to do with a new awareness by people who were simply unaware of the real nature of life in this country for people who have been othered since this nation began.”
Except that isn’t what’s happening.
People are getting “canceled” for contradicting the narrative shaped by the establishment.
The Left uses “marginalized people” as mascots, but the truth is members of those communities are fair game if they go against the narrative.
For example, a black forklift operator was doxxed and harassed by a left-wing mob for posting a humorous video of Nancy Pelosi slurring her words.
Burton believes that these consequences are “good signs that are happening in the culture right now.”
A recent Harvard-Harris poll showed that 87% of Americans believe cancel culture is a problem, so Burton is only speaking for the “woke” cross-section of society that enjoys the digital show trials taking place.
People are being canceled for expressing common sense opinions.
For example, transgender activists have been attempting to ruin British author J.K. Rowling’s life for having the temerity to say that she doesn’t believe men can become women.
This was a mainstream belief five minutes ago until the establishment narrative shifted underneath everyone’s feet.
The injustices of the past that Burton is referring to are not being addressed in the current cancel culture moment.
Worse yet, a new snitch culture and “gotcha!” culture is forming.
That was a necessary tool of the communists in the Soviet Union – children were encouraged to turn in their own parents to authorities for wrongthink.
America is seeing the early stages of that, and it’s chilling.