Liberal and Leftist Writers Condemn Cancel Culture (With Obligatory Anti-Trump Nod)

Legal Insurrection: The left is eating its own now. How many of these signatories cared when conservatives were being purged?

Harper’s Magazine has A Letter on Justice and Open Debate signed by a lot of famous names (and many non-famous) mostly from the left.

The letter starts with pathetic Trump Derangement Syndrome, as if Trump and the “right” are the original great threat to free speech (emphasis added):

Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second. The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.

This is complete BS.  Restrictions on speech and canceling people for wrongthink are almost entirely from the left, and have been for years. The nod to Trump Derangement Syndrome is the type of leftist virtue signaling that weakens the message of the letter, which as set forth below, concerns intolerance from the left. more here

6 Comments on Liberal and Leftist Writers Condemn Cancel Culture (With Obligatory Anti-Trump Nod)

  1. Yup. Notice where this is posted – Harper’s. This is only being seen because the left is eating its own. If the only people being hit with the cancel crowd was the right, it would never have shown up. I do not recognize most of the people on the list and do not have any idea of their wokeness, but I am curious as to whether those like Naom Chomsky and JK Rowling are actually willing to have an open debate on the topic.
    I do not claim to be the smartest rock in the Rockies, but I will go on a stage with them if they really believe this tripe. No name calling, no BS, a true debate on the topic. Anyone?

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  2. really a bummer when your stupid, feral, maniacal kids come back to bite you in your balls, ain’t it?

    you birthed it, you taught it … you own it

    … eat it all up w/ a great big spoon …. yum!

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  3. The young Leftists aren’t paying attention to the old, intellectual Left. For the kids, it’s paychecks to cause damage and ongoing fame on social media.

    So, the old Left’s take on things is falling on deaf ears.

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  4. And yet, they still haven’t discovered all the bridges and buildings named after their favorite KKK Senator, Robert C. Byrd.

    So when they talk about racism and the KKK etc, just remind them of that and roll your eyeballs.

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  6. After 3+ years of President Trump, I have not seen any evidence of this:

    “The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy.”

    What the hell is illiberalism? What threat to democracy? What are they thinking? If anything, he hasn’t been a strong enough leader. The wall should have been completed by now, all immigration halted and illegals kicked out. And he has not done nearly enough to stop the rioting and tearing down of the symbols of our republic and our freedom.

    And when are the liberal midgets going to learn that we have a free republic, and a constitution and history of defending freedom? We do not call it a democracy. Besides being clueless, they are weak, neurotic, atheistic people – no guts, no hope, no faith, no optimism.

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