Woke cancel culture is to our society what concrete cancer is to 20th century buildings

Apr 22, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden:

They are coming for Jane -“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” – Austin.

Not content trying to get JK Rowling cancelled because she wants to use biology to determine gender instead of the creative imagination that allows men to haunt adolescent girls’ changing rooms and displace women from athletic teams, the woke are going for poor Jane.

I think that if you had told me ten years ago that a political movement would take off that could persuade people not to read JK Rowling and publishers not to publish her, and then move on to put Jane Austin, in the cross hairs, I would not have believed it would ever be possible.

Cancel culture is to our society what concrete cancer is to twentieth century buildings. It undermines them from within and brings them to the point of collapse.

Complicating the movement is that it is obviously driven by people who are essentially well meaning. They just want a better world. More than anything, they want justice. Justice for anyone who has been a victim of someone else’s power.

But there are too many flaws in this new idealism.

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