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Imagine if inmates ran the asylum and jails, and wanted to “cancel” out opposing views or speech, while tearing down historical monuments that dot the landscape, all because they didn't fit their radical philosophy. “We'd be up sh-ts creek without a paddle”, as the old saying goes, and those Marxist/Socialists would have exerted their will over the majority of peace loving citizens. Sound familiar? It should, because that's what is being tried by a very vocal, disgruntled, militant group who have infiltrated our political parties and news media.
What's the matter with this scenario? When people are afraid to speak their minds for fear of being labeled a “racist” a “bigot” or worse, losing their job, our society is becoming something our founding fathers tried to avoid when creating our democratic republic and including the 1st Amendment in our Constitution. “Cancel culture” has raised its ugly head by with demonstrators removing from the public's eye, statues of historical figures that don't conform to the thoughts or ideas of the small, yet vocal minority of Marxists/Socialists who get their destructive messages publicized by, in many cases, a sympathetic, complicit news media.
Historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Robert E. Lee, Andrew Jackson and others, have come into the cross hairs of the “cancel culturists” . Even well known and established products such as Uncle Ben's Rice, Aunt Jemima pancake mix, Mr. Potato Head, and Snow White, have felt the wrath of these losers.
Some of the most vociferous opponents of the “cancel culture” are comedians who feel stifled in performing their comedy acts. A-line performers like Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Corolla etc. have stated that comedy performances have been affected for fear of being labeled a “racist”, a “bigot”, a “homophobe” or some other epithet for making fun of other people or things that those unelected members of the “P.C. Police” deem verboten. In the past, comedians made fun of anybody in a good natured way, and the people being made fun of laughed along with the exaggerations and jokes. No more. Supposedly, the sensitivity factor kicks in and people are easily offended, as the “cancel culture” people want you to believe.
This is not the United States, this “cancel culture” nonsense is a throwback to what happened in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and in present day Communist China. Today, things have changed, and not for the better. If you say or do something that is looked upon by someone as derogatory or demeaning, the “P.C. Police” will try to nullify you and make your life miserable. You will be vilified, and and may even lose your job, even if what they objected to happened decades ago, and in some cases, during one's teenage years.
This attack on free speech must be confronted and stifled for us to enjoy the fruits of our democracy. We must not let these very vocal anarchists to “shut us up”. Whether you agree or disagree with another person's views makes no difference in letting those other views be spoken or heard. That's what “free speech” is all about.
Enough is enough, let's cancel the “cancel culture” and bring back free speech in all its forms and don't let these anti-American lunatics run wild as they try to undermine our democracy and our history, whether good or bad.
Conservative Commentary by Chuck Lehmann
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