The past few years have given birth to an online phenomenon known as “cancel culture.” In a nutshell, cancel culture happens when folks comb through a person’s online posts (whether from last week or last decade) and attempt to use their controverisal statements in order to “cancel” them.
“Cancelling” someone can be as simple as rallying for them to lose money, opportunities, or a following, based upon their previous online statements, especially if those statements are about controversial matters.
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The existence of cancel culture has subsequently generated discussions about why this “culture” is so toxic. During these discussions, talk about free speech and the First Amendment has come up, especially in right-wing circles.
Earlier today, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren sat down with Fox & Friends in order to talk about her attendance at the ‘No Safe Spaces’ premiere and the need for bipartisan action against cancel culture.
Reviewing Lahren’s Take on Cancel Culture
‘No Safe Spaces’ is a film which places a spotlight on how left-wingers attempt to trample on free speech that opposes their ideologies or viewpoints. Americans have seen this time and time again, both with everyday conservatives and even President Trump. Remember when 2020 Democrat Kamala Harris urged Twitter to suspend the president’s account?
‘No Safe Spaces’ comes out on November 15, although during Lahren’s time on Fox, she stated that Americans on both sides of the aisle must “learn to defend freedom of speech and expression.” The conservative commentator additionally warned that without free speech and free expression, the heart of America is essentially lost.
At a later point in the interview, Lahren slammed the “snowflake culture” which ultimately generates attempts to cancel individuals with different viewpoints. She also pointed out that while conservatives are more likely to be adversely impacted by cancel culture, left-wingers and right-wingers alike ought to oppose it.
Finally, Lahren wrapped things up by reminding everyone that free speech and free expression are founding principles of the United States and “something we should all be fighting for.”
The Left’s War Against Free Speech
Ideally, seeing left-wingers and right-wingers join forces in defense of free speech and free expression would be great. However, in practicality, the left has shown time and time again that they have zero regard for not only free speech and free expression, but also for anyone who disagrees with them.
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When conservatives don’t agree with what you have to say, they debate you. When leftists don’t agree with your speech, they try to censor you and cause you to lose your job. When the Democrat Party stops viewing dissent as grounds for all-out war, then there can be hope for the left and the right to unite in defense of the First Amendment.
What’s your assessment of Tomi Lahren’s remarks on Fox & Friends? Do you think bipartisan support for First Amendment rights is possible at this point or will ever be possible? Let us know in the comments section below!