Liking The Wrong Kind Of Ideology

See the source imageDisliking people and advocating for their “cancellation” is hardly a staple of those currently in political ascendancy. Anyone who believes themselves in ascendancy seems to want to wade in those waters. A social media friend noticed a conservative fanboy criticizing a Joe Biden appointee for a statement favoring Mao Zedong. Being on a committee is one thing. Maybe a leader wants a person with variant ideas.

On the other hand, we have a president currently in office who described white supremacists favorably. Maybe the conservative internet will hop on the bandwagon that wants to kick off Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and let them walk.

Or likely not.

I think the so-called cancel culture is often near-sighted. What looks bad that’s put on the plate in front of me is the dish of the day. A lot of people aren’t influenced by other dishes in the diner. It might amaze them that the culture they embrace might squeeze them out of some heroes. Or even squeeze themselves onto the sidetracks.

One reason why I remain skeptical of cancellation. Maybe needed for bad, bad views. But as a constructive tool, very limited.

About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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