I haven’t really delved deeply into the ongoing mania that has gripped our nation surrounding cancel culture. There have been many excellent pieces written, including the one I linked to in my last post, and honestly I don’t have much to add to what has already been said.
There is one thing I would like to touch upon, and it’s the self-assured assumption of having obtained perfect truth and knowledge typified by the aggressors in the cancellation campaigns. It’s remarkable that so many 30-year old and younger individuals have managed to do what Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and thousands of philosophers and billions of human beings have been unable to accomplish after devoting their lives to the pursuit of discovering greater truths. Who knew all it took was a journalism degree from Columbia University or an undergraduate degree in social science from a liberal arts college to imbue one with all the accumulated wisdom of the universe.
It’s good that they have obtained all truth, because it would be a shame to have future generations tearing down their statues due to some horrible moral stance they now hold which future generations deem to be beyond the pale. One doesn’t want to be part of a generation that permits an entire group of human beings to be denied their basic humanity. One would not want to be counted among those who allowed a constitutional system to flourish under which a select group of people did not share in the basic human rights afforded to others. And no one wants to be associated with a generation of Americans that cheered lawless Supreme Court decisions that helped to further strip rights away from this class of human beings.Continue reading “#Cancelled”