Remember when America had a culture of freedom?
Growing up in the late 70s and 80s, the culture of our country was the culture that Trump was trying to return to when he said he wanted to make America great again…
Back during those “golden years,” America’s culture was about success, excess, and, more importantly, freedom.
American exceptionalism was the norm. We wanted to be the best at everything. More importantly, we wanted to be better than the Russians—or as we called them back then, Soviets, Ruskies, Pinkos, or Commies.
We were united in that one goal: to be exceptional in all we do.
And then…the 90s happened. The Flower Children of the 1960s started to push their hippie ideals onto the American culture and it all started with curbing “mean words” in an attempt to make things more “politically correct.”
Remember when the worst we had to worry about was whether something was “politically correct” or not?
As Americans, We Should Have The FREEDOM To Be A**holes!
We could also choose whether to be politically correct or not at our own discretion.
Nowadays, you’re either politically correct or you get canceled.
You don’t have the freedom to choose anymore
You either conform or find yourself outcast from society, a pariah worse than the proverbial lepers of old.
In fact, if this gets article gets read by a Leftist, they’ll be outraged that I compared people that have been canceled to the extremely marginalized leper community and will probably set up a Go Fund Me for their plight.
Now, for some, the rise of cancel culture isn’t a loss of freedom. Instead, they see it as a gaining of equality for some of our most downtrodden citizens.
However, as Milton Freidman once said, “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
We aren’t gaining equality…
You don’t gain equality by taking freedoms away from one person just to give more to others. That’s not equality; that’s the polar opposite.
Under the letter of the law, we all have the same exact amount of freedoms that are to be protected by the US Constitution and our elected officials.
Forcing some to act differently so others can feel more comfortable does more damage than good – and we see this daily with the political division that is rampant in this country.
Americans Growing Weary Of Cancel Culture
America is being torn apart in the name of creating an equality that already exists…and that may be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back (no offense to anybody out there that identifies as a camel).
This isn’t just my hypothesis on our future.
Many Americans feel the exact same way, at least according to the results of a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll that shows that many Americans from BOTH sides of the aisle are getting REALLY tired of the whole cancel culture trend.
The poll shows that there are more and more negative feelings towards the social media-fueled cancel culture—especially by the “cancel” celebrities and public figures that push it non-stop.
The results: 64% of respondents said the cultural boycotts are an ACTUAL threat to US freedoms. While the Right is overwhelmingly more against this disgusting trend (80% of Conservatives polled said it was too much), there is a growing sentiment amongst the Liberals showing that they’re getting tired of cancel culture as well. Roughly 48% of the Leftists polled feel that it’s a threat to American liberty as well.
The pushback against Cancel Culture is growing on both sides, which is a VERY good thing.
The sooner both sides realize the damage it’s doing, the better.
The quicker we can put this petty BS behind us as a country, the quicker we can get back to the culture that defined America: be better at EVERYTHING than anybody else.
How’s that for American exceptionalism?
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman