Most of the country doesn’t like cancel culture. No surprise there.
Seventy-one percent of registered voters said they strongly or somewhat believe that cancel culture has gone too far.
By contrast, 29 percent of respondents said they believe a little or not at all.
Seventy-six percent of Republicans, 70 percent of Democrats, and 68 percent of independents said they either strongly or somewhat agree cancel culture has gone too far.
Does it matter? Not really.
The whole point of cancel culture was that it was an asymmetrical for influential elites and their cutouts to terrorize the general public. Picking out some random person caught on video or in the comments section and ruining their life reflected neither the rule of law nor the popular will.
No matter how often lefty media bloggers described “the internet” getting angry because something trended on Twitter, it was really a network of a few thousand people, most of them Ivy Leaguers and politically connected.
Cancel culture is by its very nature undemocratic. Like most forms of political terror and elite sanction.
70 percent of Democrats may hate it, but what matter is how Big Tech overlords, HR staffers, corporate executives, ad managers, and deans feel about it. How does the average twenty-something earning six figures and driving a Tesla in Manhattan or San Francisco feel about it?
Cancel culture isn’t an election, it’s an anti-election. How voters feel about it is irrelevant. The question is what can they do or even the officials they elect do against the political terror weapon wielded by an unelected elite through its institutional strongholds?