Why are not enough people freaking out about cancel culture yet?
The corollary is that America cannot be fixed and thus should be brought down and reborn an authoritarian state…fast.
This cancel culture phenomenon that’s been foisted upon us is a manifestation of true evil, of both intent and results. I have no doubt that, if it’s allowed to continue unchecked, we will be headed for a fate as bad as that of other once-great cultures in history. As soon as freedom and creativity are snuffed out, a culture rapidly begins the process of decay.
One example is ancient Babylon, once the most advanced city in civilization. It, and its broader area, Mesopotamia, thrived roughly where Iraq, Syria, and Turkey now sit. This was back a couple of thousand years BC. You’ve maybe heard of the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
Today, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey don’t evoke many images of creativity and scientific progress. Hard to imagine that, 2,000 years before Christ, the area was home to a culture that created advanced mathematics, codified astronomy, and created sophisticated art and literature. They developed a modern number system (where Roman numerals once were the standard). They developed many of the fundamental elements of physics. Way back in Hammurabi’s time (1792 BC to 1750 BC), the Babylonians developed a complete legal code. While a bit more severe than our modern law, many of its principles (for instance that you are innocent until proven guilty) are used to this day.
The finer details of how that great culture fell are not important. Fall, it did. Internal political strife weakened it, inviting invasion by its enemies, and that cracked it apart. You’ll find plenty of information online if you’re curious.