Skip to comments.Liberal writers, activists sign open letter calling to end 'cancel culture'
Posted on 07/07/2020 4:18:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Signatures include J.K. Rowling, Bari Weiss, Noam Chomsky and Gloria Steinem
Liberal writers, professors and activists have come together and signed an open letter in the hopes of ending "cancel culture."
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss and political activist Noam Chomsky are a few of more than 100 names attached to the piece titled "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate" that was published Tuesday in Harper's Magazine.
"Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial," the letter begins. "Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts."
"But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second."
While the letter calls President Trump a "real threat to democracy," it also warns that the resistance should not "harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion," insisting that an "intolerant climate" has plagued both sides of the aisle.
"The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted," the letter explains. "While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters.se to perceived transgressions of speech and thought."
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Oh yeah... Trump is such a threat to Democracy that leftists are consuming their own while he’s trying to keep the polling booths open to, y’know, ACTUALLY VOTE in November.
You leftists wanted this communist overthrow - you got it. Now you make yourself comfortable with the consequences. I’m locking and loading myself.
I would like to know by what convoluted logic the “liberal writers” conclude that Trump is “a threat to democracy”.
Robert Downey, Jr.
The liberal woman at The Washington Post cartoonist’s party who was trying to make fun of Megyn Kelly.
The timorous Fabians have looked into the maw of American Marxism and they don’t like what they see.
I’m almost wishing they WOULD NOT cancel the Cancel Culture.
They themselves are getting the worst of that idiot idea.
‘Hamilton’ for instance.
Hypocrites, the whole lot of them. What they’re actually saying is that the cancel culture freaks are including too many of them as collateral damage. They’re not standing up for calls to cancel conservative points of view.
Howard Stern baba booey oops bad move Howard
What utter crap. Leftists can't help being dishonest.
― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
Bingo! “They have for us and we need help.” They are only trying to cover their own butts, not anyone else.
I stopped reading when they mentioned “Open Debate”. Screw ‘em. THIS is what they wanted, THIS hurts them more than us stoopid folk, let THEM wallow in it.
“J.K. Rowling, Bari Weiss, Noam Chomsky and Gloria Steinem”
Trying to control the golem they helped create.
Let’s be thankful that half their brain is working.
It’s fun to watch liberals get their feet caught in politically correct bear traps.
The only people who might possibly save you are the very ones you despise. In the past they came to protect you because it was the right thing to do.
But that was yesterday.
And today is a very different kind of day.
And those people have other things to do. And their give a damn is busted.
Try not to scream too much as the mob tears you apart.
Noam Chomsky afraid of being eaten by the movement he’s been driving his whole life. There’s poetic justice for you.
My, my could have told them. Same thing happened in the French Revolution, Russian Revolution, and the Chinese Revolution, just to name the biggest and worse.
LOL, yeah, for them. Im sure theyre still ok with it for fascists.