Over the past several months, we have seen cancel culture unfairly get people removed from their jobs over controversial opinions. The new trend, however, is to cancel people over disagreeing with Hollywood’s leftist narrative. Its most recent victim is the co-star of the popular Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian, Gina Carano. Ironically enough, the post-Carano was fired over was simply pointing out how cancel-culture and political divisiveness is bad for the country, which seems like a fairly neutral and non-controversial point to make. In fact, it wasn’t even her making the original point—she posted a screenshot of a meme.
The screenshot of a post read:
“Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
Carano was publicly berated and fired over the post, the mob accusing her of posting anti-Semitic and dangerously damaging content. Lucasfilm immediately separated themselves from Carano, releasing the statement:
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
To any rational person, it is obvious that Carano did not express any anti-Semitic sentiments, but rather addressed the mob mentality that has taken over American politics and how easily that is taken advantage of by a tyrannical government.
But cancel culture isn’t rational. Instead of allowing for a free market of ideas, they insist that ideas they disagree with be stamped out and anyone who doesn’t believe in their dogma be removed from the public discourse.
This is dangerous because it allows bad ideas to thrive. When opposing ideas no longer have to compete, bad ideas are allowed to become the norm. When we ignore things like history for fear of repercussions, we hurt our ability to honestly engage and move ideas forward.
Ethan and Emily learn about the dangers of mob rule in The Tuttle Twins and the Fate of the Future. After realizing this, the twins work to create a better future for everyone. This book inspires creativity we could all use against the sanitizing stupidity of the cancel culture woke mob.
Forced censorship and cancel culture do nothing to promote a free and open society. We are morally obligated to stand up to the insane mob that is driving out any opinion they don’t agree with, no matter how benign.