The term “cancel culture” has been thrown around casually these days. Some alt-righters have used it to suggest that noting that one of their leaders says something racist or applauds the Holocaust is cancel culture.
The recent Central Park video is cancel culture in action. It’s not noting that a public figure engaged in political activism holds certain views, such as the Jews invented the Holocaust, and should be characterized by those views, it’s taking a video of some random ordinary people, removing the context, and stirring up a mob to destroy their life. It’s ugly, vicious, and fascist.
While there are calls for Twitter to ban President Trump, these ugly little sessions of Two Minutes Hate in which some person’s life is destroyed over a 60 second angry exchange with someone else, are conducted freely on social media.
And the media and social media are happy to let these ugly vicious campaigns continue.
If there’s one thing that ought to be banned on social media, it’s not political speech, it’s the morality mobs and their accompanying doxxing of someone to give the little Hitlers, Farrakhans and Stalins of social media a thrill.