The rise of “cancel culture” is the idea of canceling someone who has ideas unacceptable in our politically correct environment. The process? A celebrity or other public figure does or says something offensive. A public backlash, often fueled by politically Progressive social media, ensues. Then come the calls to cancel the person – that is, to effectively end their career or revoke their cultural cachet. Canceling occurs whether through boycotts of their work or disciplinary action from an employer.
Cancel culture mostly started with the MeToo movement, and the initial penalties were fairly light – a heartfelt apology would do, but not always. It has more recently extended to cleansing racism to stop “white privilege” and purge the world of “white supremacy.” Today the offenses are getting crazier as each day that passes, and the penalties are getting more severe – even extending to violence. Here are just a few examples:
- #MeToo by the numbers: 379 high-profile people accused since Harvey Weinstein.
- Removal of the movie “Gone With The Wind.”
- Cancel Culture Rages Out of Control: Elmer Fudd.
- “Snap, Crackle, Pop” determined to be racist.
- The wife is accused of racism but gets her husband fired.
- Atlanta Equity Prime Mortgage fires stepmother (just because she is related) of officer Garrett Rolfe after an incident with Rayshard Brooks.
Now in just the last couple weeks, since the George Floyd protests erupted all across America, and across the Western World, something even more troubling is occurring in cancel culture. This is the canceling of entire cultures. Under the idea that America (and the Western world) is suffering from systematic racism, society must have its history, it’s cultured, canceled – to be replaced by some other utopia. White culture, for many, is synonymous now to Western culture – it is not. The history is being canceled primarily by the destruction of many national monuments. To atone for these believed sins of this culture, they are being asked to kneel and seek forgiveness. And not just being asked, but forced. Submit to this canceling or face mob violence.
Who is leading the charge toward canceling Western society? The key organizations leading the revolutionary charge are Leftists (Democrats), Black Lives Matters (BLM), and Antifa. A new virulent strain of Marxism has infected the Democratic party in the last few years. BLM is really an extension of the Democratic Party. Antifa is the foggy mob violent group to apply the force – similar to Sein Fien and the IRA. Sein Fien was the “clean” political arm of the movement, where the IRA was the mob force – the two organizations kept a safe distance, though the secret links were maintained. This revolutionary movement is a takedown effort to overthrow the base of everything we have stood for in the last several centuries.
There are other groups in this effort for revolutionary change. For example, revolutionary groups also include radical feminist groups, radical LGBT groups, and Islamic organizations (Muslim Brotherhood and Black Lives Matter). Many of these revolutionary change groups at a doctrinal level may have conflicts. However, for now, they join in the efforts to cancel Western society, as the short term goals are the same – once the Western world is defeated, they can deal with each other later. All these groups work together, using each other’s issues, to achieve the revolutionary goals.
What does the cancel culture from these revolutionaries have in store next? Take a look at the following video (source link) from a Raleigh, NC Imam Oliver S. Muhammad. If you understand well what he is suggesting, it is frightening.
It is quite clear what the message is, “The image of a white Jesus is a subliminal message that feeds white supremacy.” In other words, Jesus Christ must be canceled! And by inference all persons associated with Christianity. Coming from an Islamic Imam not entirely surprising, but if this idea gets picked up by the revolutionary mob, the current racial tensions will morph into both a racial and religious war. Can you imagine pulling down images of Jesus and then potentially burning churches do to the psyche of America, the Western world?
Remembering that in America, Christianity is about 70% of the population – that does cut across racial lines. You may not be religious, but you do live in a culture where many people do. Is Jesus Christ coming next in canceled culture? A very frightening and explosive development if it becomes a reality. Please give your comments below.
Update 23.03.2020: RT – It began with Confederate generals and quickly escalated to Columbus and former US presidents; now the monument-removal crusade has come for Jesus, with racial activist Shaun King insisting his depictions are “racist propaganda.” He also argued that all “murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down,” calling them “a gross form white supremacy… tools of oppression [and] Racist propaganda.”
Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down.
They are a form of white supremacy.
Always have been.
In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?
Tear them down.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 22, 2020