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Get On Your Knees Before Cancel Culture or Face the Consequences

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Let us no longer cite Orwell’s 1984 to explain what is happening globally. Not even the most visionary writer -or lunatic- could have predicted the single-thought totalitarianism that today threatens to destroy every particle of the dignity of those who oppose the predominant narrative. This is cancel culture. We are in the presence of a new sociological-political-cultural phenomenon, the existence of power groups that believe they have the power topull the strings of Western thought by force of censorship, media repression, and coercion of pressure groups.

It’s certainly a suffocating time, you step out of the narrative and cancel culture comes for you. Your job depends on not upsetting social platforms. Are you pro-life? You’re taken off YouTube. Are you a libertarian? you’re off Twitter, don’t agree with theories of systemic racism? you’re fired.

And of course, in this new world where the virtual-computer space predominates, almost above the real world, where millions of people generate their income through their work on the net, all this woke culture, with its corresponding thought police, not only endangers the membership of certain people in the networks that move the world, but also many risk their daily bread if they oppose abortion, Progressivism or Socialist policies of wealth redistribution too strongly. This is 2021!!!, already 1984 seems like child’s play.

The noose has been tightening. On one side are those who want to preserve their right to dissent, think differently, and oppose the predominant narrative of the cancel culture. On the other side, of course, are the official leaders of the thought police and cancel culture, thousands of people who from their homes and with their pajamas firmly on put on their police cap in the morning and start looking for who to reprimand on social media for their “misinformation” or “hate speech” against well-established Progressive communities.

That Disney has expelled Gina Carano for not being woke enough is not a surprise, it has already become something totally typical within the atypicality it should have, but people are starting to be fed up; many have opened their eyes. Why the hell a virtual imbecile with an anonymous account comes to cancel me? On account of what have big corporations buckled to cancel culture’s policies? Or rather, why have big corporations spread cancel culture’s line of thought? Who are the executors and pawns in this story? What is the benefit? And who will crown so much repression?

Shut down Fox News, they shout from CNN, but it is not censorship; it is “reducing the damage” caused by malicious misinformation. Doesn’t the world seem stupid enough? Is it really stupid or terrifying?

What Carano argued is completely true, no matter how much the woke world has cancelled her. Her exposition about what really happened with the Nazis is real, at that time the National Socialist army did not decide one day to go out in the street and start killing Jews.

To get to that level they spent years instilling hatred towards certain social groups, years of repeating over and over again that whoever thought differently was the enemy, that whoever didn’t agree with the predominant narrative had no right to work or live in the same community, all this escalated until torture and murder became normal. And yes, American conservatives are not yet starting to be executed by firing squad, but they are already in the stage of social degradation -first step-, from there to becoming animals without the right to protest the road is short to then seeing them in reeducation farms or concentration camps.

If you do not want to be part of the herd you have the right and also the duty to rebel. Do not let yourself be run over by the gods of cancel culture. There are millions of people in the world who are also fed up with this situation, who want to be free, who hate chains, who do not want to come to the world to simply repeat the odes to Progressivism that the mainstream media spreads.

Don’t let them tell you otherwise, thinking is not a sin, having your own criteria is not wrong, human beings don’t have to be equal and have our thoughts cut in squares to the size of Big Tech.

In this war of thoughts, in this fight between liberty and totalitarianism there can only be one winner, there will be no more building bridges or hugs in the office, woke culture will impose itself and will slit the throat of anyone who does not agree with the predominant narrative, or the people fed up with this persecution will be in charge of pushing back and suffocating the single thought police.

Either cancelculture will die or our liberties will die, the only thing that is clear is that liberty is incompatible with the single-thought politics.

Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American

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