Progressives the voice of tyranny

We need to restore the fundamental protections guaranteeing our right to disagree and be heard.

Progressives the voice of tyranny

It’s time to cancel “cancel culture.” While many Canadians may not directly feel the effects of cancel culture at the moment, they surely will do in the near future.

The astonishing speed with which free speech platforms, websites, Youtube videos and Facebook pages that do not agree with P.C. far left/progressive “woke” ideology are being removed is now directly reminiscent of Soviet Russia and other similar regimes. It can’t be denied now folks. Big Tech and extremists have now become the voice of tyranny.

And this is only one aspect of the problem. As most people already know, legitimate speakers have been removed from universities, intimidated and bullied by the mob into silence. Books are being banned or removed from shelves, and their promotion on Amazon and other sites prohibited. If you deviate from the accepted “woke” norm you can lose your job, face violence or have your family threatened. None of this even mildly resembles democracy or freedom, let alone the extension and protection of human rights we were all taught to revere. We need to wake up to the reality of what this means for us, understand its ramifications, and fight back.

While it might be tempting for some to think of this as somehow trivial it is anything but. Statues reflecting our history being pulled down, individuals being persecuted for “Wrong Think” and censorship as part of the deplatforming movement do not represent progress or the “woke” enlightenment, they represent tyranny and ideological fascism.

We need to restore the fundamental protections guaranteeing our right to disagree and be heard. In a society where there is only one right way of looking at things there can be no real justice, only the bullying tyranny of the self righteous. If there is a powerful quote that most aptly describes our sad potential future it is perhaps that of George Orwell. “If you want a vision of the future imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.”

We can’t let that happen. We must defend the right of people to both disagree and express themselves in the public forum. And the only way to do that is to cancel the “cancel culture.”

Perry Foster

Duncan

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