Yesterday Harpers published a letter signed by oodles of Leftwing “intellectuals” and writers warning of the dangers inherent in the so-called “Cancel Culture” – especially in the fight to Resist Donald Trump. Instantly, some of those who signed on to the letter were harassed, threatened and shamed into recanting their heresy by manipulative little monsters who claimed signing on to this letter made them feel unsafe.
In no time, several signers went to Twitter to grovel to the angry mob.
@JennyBoylanI did not know who else had signed that letter. I thought I was endorsing a well meaning, if vague, message against internet shaming. I did know Chomsky, Steinem, and Atwood were in, and I thought, good company. The consequences are mine to bear. I am so sorry.
7:32 PM · Jul 7, 2020
The presence of Vox editor Matt Yglesias’ signature caused one Vox writer to share on Twitter just how unsafe Vox now was because Yglesias signed the letter. more here