They call it the “Cancel Culture.” A dangerous diatribe and slippery slope in our nation.
So let me propose to you this: Where has common sense fled to? Where is the supposition of “tolerance?” Maybe it has only been one-sided, for now.
One of the clearest and staunchest voices of reason amidst the nation’s recent events has been Tucker Carlson. He’s not afraid of speaking truth, and he often does so with an unbiased perspective; something almost extinct in our modern-day mainstream media.
So what’s all the fuss about? Earlier this week, Carlson had the audacity to say on national television what the silent majority of people are likely thinking. On Tucker Carlson Tonight on Monday, he said:
“This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through. But it is definitely not about black lives and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.”
Following left-wing backlash on the comments, a spokesperson for Fox News said:
“Tucker’s warning about ‘when they come for you’ was clearly referring to Democratic leaders and inner-city politicians.”
Chinese sweatshops and Communist blood money are no issue for Corporate America. But Tucker Carlson having an opinion is where they draw the line.https://t.co/IcOIWx6Xai
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 12, 2020
But that doesn’t matter. Remember, this is the cancel culture we’re talking about here.
So what’s the answer to this notion that, if a certain group doesn’t like you, they maul you? Where are the supporters? It’s time the “silent majority” of conservatives make their voices heard, and not only in elections.
It was just a matter of time before they went after Tucker; they started with conservative pro-law enforcement shows, and then lined up with their frothing mouths to go after a cartoon. Wait, not one. Two. I suppose you heard Elmer Fudd lost his 12 gauge, right? Yeah, and now they’re going after Paw Patrol too.
For some reason, this seems like an attack on capitalism.
It seems like an attack on free speech, on our rights, but it isn’t. It’s a wake-up call to those who have been silent, for one reason or another, to courageously let their voices be heard.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 13, 2020
If you support Paw Patrol, folks need to hear from you. If you support Live PD and Cops, let them know.
This is not a time for passive support. This is a time for action if you want a truly balanced voice in media, namely, Tucker Carlson.
Recently he came under fire from the left-wing mob and they have been calling for advertisers to pull their support from Fox News and his show, to which some have bowed in submission. But many conservatives came to Carlson’s defense on social media in the past two days supporting the voice of American media.
Maybe it’s time Americans started acting like, well, Americans. It’s time some of us stop acting like children when they don’t get their way, or when they hear something that “offends” them.
Very strong dialogue from @TuckerCarlson:
“We will NEVER bow to the mob… EVER no matter what"pic.twitter.com/NQwLwRdbn5
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) June 13, 2020
But the fact is, true Americans are not behind this movement. Oh by the state of their citizenship they are “Americans,” but their behavior belongs in some place like Venezuela, a socialist nation.
Some of the nation’s most revered companies (and some not so revered) are too afraid to stand up to the cancel-culture mob, and, in turn, sacrifice their employees and certain customer bases on the alter of socialistic ideals.
You can bet your bottom dollar the left wing cancel culture mob won’t stop with their pursuit of Paw Patrol, and they won’t stop with the crowd’s cry to pull Tucker Carlson. They want to completely dominate the media, destroy capitalism, and take American down.
What is being done to @TuckerCarlson is nothing short of digital terrorism.
It's not enough that the left owns 99% of the TV networks, news outlets, and are in bed with big tech…
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) June 13, 2020
This is an assassination of a nation, or the attempt thereof.
How do we stop it? We form a wall. Yes, a wall. Before you grab your brick and mortar, hear me out.
It’s time for the core of America to stand up, and surround the people who speak fair, who provide good services, who support and love our nation. It’s time we fight for them. It’s time we recognize this cancel culture movement as what it is; dangerous.
As the editors wrote for the National Review:
“They are vicious totalitarians who will use any means at their disposal, from ruining the lives of obscure fast-food managers to engaging in organized political violence.”
The Cancel Mob is coming after Tucker Carlson.
Disney dropped their ads on his show, while at the same time ironically supporting the Chinese Communist government.
— Neil 2.2k (@Neil1971) June 13, 2020
Here’s more on the cancel culture brought to you earlier this week by Law Enforcement Today.
In another example of cancel-culture doing what it does, we’re seeing yet again a police officer receiving disciplinary action due to social media posts that go against the grain.
This time, it’s the president of a Fraternal Order of Police chapter in Brevard County, Florida.
Florida Police Union Chapter President Tells Cops Accused of Misconduct — 'We Are Hiring'.
Lt. Bert Gamin, Florida:
"Lower taxes, no spineless leadership, conflicting orders or dumb mayors rambling on a press conference… Plus… we got your back!"https://t.co/KfcZw0NOMf
— DrJX1555 (@DJx1555) June 9, 2020
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated on June 9th that Lt. Bert Gamin has been suspended with pay while the BCSO conducts an internal investigation into two social media posts made by Lt. Gamin through the FOP’s Facebook page.
The first of the now-deleted posts to stir the pot stated the following:
“Hey Buffalo 57 … and Atlanta 6 … we are hiring in Florida. Lower taxes, no spineless leadership or dumb mayors rambling on at press conferences … Plus … we got your back! #lawandorderFlorida.”
So, one might be wondering why a post would rub people the wrong way, since on the surface it only appears to be laced in some snark.
Well, the issue is pertaining specifically to the mentioning of “Buffalo 57” and “Atlanta 6” – with the Atlanta reference likely causing the biggest issue.
Most within the law enforcement circles are aware of the 57 police officers who resigned from Buffalo, New York’s Emergency Response Team after two officers were charged in relation to a 75-year-old man who was allegedly shoved to the ground by police last week.
While those 57 officers in question weren’t a part of the incident involving the alleged assault of the protester, it wouldn’t be shocking if the post had only mentioned those 57 officers and raised a few eyebrows at best.
However, the “Atlanta 6” is in reference to six police officers, two of whom were already fired, that are facing criminal charges related to excessive force.
While everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty, it’s also an extremely hot-button issue with respect to the national discourse playing out simultaneously.
There was also a second post made by Lt. Gamin, which some are saying added to the outrage, but isn’t really that bad when considering the context.
In that post, Lt. Gamin wrote the following:
“Minneapolis officers…we will not disband our LE agencies or give in…we are hiring in Florida. Lower taxes, no spineless leadership, conflicting orders or dumb mayors rambling on at press conferences…Plus…we got you back! #lawandorderFlorida #movetowhereyouare.”
Well, the one person who didn’t have Lt. Gamin’s back was Sheriff Ivey.
During the June 9th press conference, the sheriff didn’t apparently didn’t want to be associated with Lt. Gamin at all, stating the following about the online posts:
“What was put into that post was disgusting, despicable and, quite frankly, not in the consideration of all that has happened in our country right now. I can’t even use the term disappointment because that does not qualify enough to say how I felt.”
Even Florida Republican Rep. Randy Fine was not amused with Lt. Gamin’s online activity, saying the following on Twitter:
“Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Bert Garmin’s post, speaking for the Brevard Fraternal Order of Police, is inflammatory, divisive, and repugnant. We can stand with law enforcement – which I do – but that does not mean we should criticize those who take issue when power is abused.”
— Randy Fine (@VoteRandyFine) June 8, 2020
Social media is a gift and a curse sometimes – it’s an opportunity to amplify every passing thought on a proverbial bullhorn, but everyone you’re addressing has a bullhorn too and it might just be louder than yours.
Internet mobs are very real and often culminate into diatribes against targets they don’t like – and right now, the outrage mob is looking for any reason to make police and their sympathizers lose their livelihoods.
It’s a coordinated formula that is only looking for the ammunition to initiate cancelling of a person they deem to be “bad.”
Furthermore, once the outrage mob passes around something that they find “offensive” like a hot potato on social media, news outlets latch onto the outrage and make a mountain out of a molehill.
While not every entity will cave to the outrage mob, many have proven themselves willing to.
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