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culling character to elevate cowardice
cancel culture as the destroyer of worlds
consider the possibility that the inevitable output of a couple decades of cancel culture is the culling of all those of character and courage of conviction from positions of power as they are inevitably wrongfooted in gotcha games and sacrificed upon the altar of the ever intensifying purity spiral of identity war.
now consider that this must also reciprocally induce the elevation of tepid, simpering cravens to positions of dominance and authority precisely because they lack the fortitude or principle to ever take a stand for that which is right as opposed to that which is popular.
then, when crisis comes this cowardly cohort will lead from behind without bravery or comprehension for what else do they know save desperate desire to predict and serve the ends for which the mob shall soon bray?
even should they possess expertise or efficacy, they will cast it aside to curry favor and safety from the howling hordes.
everything they do or say is calculated to placate and pander and so they are driven like storm detritus before whatever winds may rise.
they cannot lead.
they serve only to inflame base instinct and atavistic fear.
they cannot engage.
they seek instead to vilify and shout down opposition by naming speech “violence.”
and this is what ends up forming the marrow and integument of the technocracy because cancel culture eliminated any other possible end state.
what hope has any society ruled by such people of retaining science or reason or sense?
what hope has it of survival?
perhaps it is time to choose another course…