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    Cancel Culture

    This rather new addition to the world stage where people are cancelled because of their ideas, the way they use language or things they said and did in the past seems to be gaining traction in the most (un)likely places.

    Freshly retired from another forum after being banned on the last 4 of the 7 or so threads I tried to participate in I must admit my p.o.v is a tad biased.
    That said I do wonder how we can turn the tides on this. I don't mind strong discussion. However these days it seems one has to weigh every word typed or spoken on-line or face group backlash because of words and intentions being misconstrued.

    Back in the day(gosh I feel old now) you could sometimes get to the heart of the matter through discussion and a bit of strong words both ways.
    These days as soon as you start to question ones intention sensitivity seems to take precedence over common sense.

    Best not to say anything and keep the crowds happy. I am seriously contemplating dissolving critical thinking and going with whatever the powers that are are telling me to do.
    Be a good and safe little slave until i'm sucked dry and given permission to die already.

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    bummer Cats ... What was that William Wallace said, You can take my life, but you can never take my FREEDOM!!
    “But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity” - Herbert George Wells -

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    Often the things we are not allowed to talk about ARE the things we need to talk about, terrorist riots in USAian cities was not allowed to be talked about in a certain manner or one was a propagandaist - fake news - lying - left or rite divider etc etc, still the tptW divide through left n rite n dem n rep n black n white n traitor n patriot etc and lately people are waking up to this, except in small little wee cases, there is less and less division and the tptW are annoyed atm n movie improves more n more.

    Cheers Catz as this is a conversation needed imo.

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    Let's cancel the cancel culture, as it's quite cancelous for all.

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    Gosh wee bit extreme Wind, maybe listen but not implement or when cancelling seen arising like cancelling black or white people, we sorta intervene gently, then harshly if needed, cancelling not helpful but many will bully, fight, kill etc to cancell.

    Actually when we see bullying and fighting and killing, it is usually to cancel something.

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    Owners of forums or platforms or whatever are not “cancel culturing” you, such a stupid discussion. It’s ownership society, they get to reject your “free speech” on their platform. It’s not cancel culture, it’s victim culture. R’s are best at it, but D’s always have and will continue to enable this bullshit.


    Give a REAL example of being “canceled”
    What is the purpose of your presence?

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    Quote Originally posted by donk View Post

    Give a REAL example of being “canceled”
    I never said platform owners cancelled me.
    I cancelled myself from there to be honest.

    So you are not seeing the trend that sensitive subjects or even mundane stuff that has been talked about openly for years suddenly require careful consideration.
    Before you are no longer interacted with on the bases of your arguments, but on the perception of the projected BS from the other participants?

    But for grander example the dutch Sinterklaas celebration is pretty much changed beyond recognition because some people felt that his helpers were blackfaced white folks.
    Granted they were, but the base for the dress up had none of the intentions black faced white folk over in the america's had.

    However the debate got pushed and not many dared to be politically incorrect and a lot really a lot of dutch people have started to let go of sinterklaas and started to go mainstream x-mas celebrating..

    waiting on the day in the near future I will be denied access to some event or even my job if I'm not vaccinated soon.
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    Cancel misinformation ... For all our sake ...
    Cancel truth ... that is an insidious evil ...

    If anyone needs a tip on which is which, I'll be happy to oblige ...
    “But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity” - Herbert George Wells -

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    Quote Originally posted by donk View Post
    Owners of forums or platforms or whatever are not “cancel culturing” you, such a stupid discussion. It’s ownership society, they get to reject your “free speech” on their platform. It’s not cancel culture, it’s victim culture. R’s are best at it, but D’s always have and will continue to enable this bullshit.


    Give a REAL example of being “canceled”
    You sound offended Donk and appear to have engaged in the dem - rep , left - rite straight away ?.

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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Cancel misinformation ... For all our sake ...
    Cancel truth ... that is an insidious evil ...

    If anyone needs a tip on which is which, I'll be happy to oblige ...
    Can illusions be cancelled?
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    For an entirely different toned discussion on cancel culture examples lookie here
    Have a great day today

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    Of course they can, learning to brainwash oneself is very important and far more fun than another brainwashing one plus usually creative juices get flowing also.

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    Folks in my country have been 'cancelling' others since its inception. Boycotting, blackballing, whisper campaigns, it's all part of the same dynamic.

    In my opinion, the so-called cancel culture is another name for the same thing which has been happening since....a very long time.

    In religions (and cults), if you go against the grain you may well be disowned.

    By your very own family.

    That's kinda the ultimate cancellation.


    And it's also nothing at all new.

    Sadly, I don't think there's anything unique going on. Just another hurdle that we, as people, need to pass over.

    Simple, but not easy. Like the Golden Rule. (not the one about who has the money)

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    WOW three of us posted at the same time of 2.10

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    Quote Originally posted by Catsquotl View Post
    This rather new addition to the world stage where people are cancelled because of their ideas, the way they use language or things they said and did in the past seems to be gaining traction in the most (un)likely places.
    This may be surprising, but the countries where "cancel culture" doesn't exist, are the ones most western countries call "authoritarian" lol

    I believe, and this just my personal belief, that when you said "the world stage" you actually just meant, "the western world"

    Because for example, some couple months or so ago, someone tried to introduce the concept to Russia, at a high level, while trying to "cancel" someone there, let's just say that his "cancelling, got cancelled"

    As you most likely know, in Russia, we don't suffer foolishness such as this cancel culture thing that has invaded, in fact, measures are taken to prevent it, right from grade school

    Another one that is completely rejected is the "participation trophy" thing, everyone always wins, and second place is as good as first place, no such thing here, that ideology is disturbing...

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