Often uttered by people who point a finger at “Antifa” as the true bogeymen of the modern age, cancel culture is not some evil global agenda nor is it gone. Some may ask “What sort of reasons can you possibly imagine for this movement’s continued existence?” Keep reading to find out.
It Stops the Powerful from Doing as They Wish
“Mess around and find out” has found new targets; the asses who think that they can be terrible people without consequence, especially from those they disrespect. One need only look at the (long overdue) cancellation of Donald Trump’s Twitter account as a result of the January 6 Insurrection as an example.
It Gives A Microphone to the Voiceless
Taking one’s grievances to social media is sometimes the only venue some people have. The good news is that every person who feels safe enough to speak out encourages others to share their experiences. When enough people argue a point, one that does not contradict facts and science, that point will eventually force some comeuppance upon bad actors.
It Provides Justice When Courts Cannot
While success in court is partly a matter of affluence, courts are not the sole way to settle a grievance. In some ways, the idea behind the recent short squeeze on stocks like “GameStop,” “Nokia and “AMC” can be interpreted as cancel culture. Every day, blue-collar types banded together to cancel hedge funds, doing as much damage to those predatory parasites as possible. These people recognized that there was no way to sue these organizations, so they banded together to force the world to notice that destructive capitalist greed. At least one hedge fund was forced to deal with insolvency as a result.
As you can see, cancel culture is still around. As long as the powerful feel like they are untouchable, the powerless need a voice and the courts remain limited in their ability to bestow justice, it will remain.