Folks, we appear to have lost all respect for discourse in this country.
Rather than living by the motto “Different strokes for different folks,” many in our society today live by a different creed:
“Anyone not with me is against me.”
And that’s exactly what BLM, Antifa, and the ‘cancel culture’ mob shove down people’s throats every day.
We’ve seen it locally with the continuing protests at Vince’s Crab House, where a group that was offended continues to harass anyone who chooses to do business there.
We saw it in Washington, DC, where a group of BLM protesters (as seen in the photo above) harassed diners who wouldn’t raise their fists in support of the BLM movement.
And we saw it in Portland, where an Antifa supporter purposely targeted an unarmed counter protester and shot him in cold blood.
Folks, the First Amendment right to freedom of speech means that people have the right to a difference of opinion, no matter what the mob says.
Actor Dean Cain, a staunch conservative and police supporter, deals with daily backlash for opposing the liberal agenda. Many call for him to never work again simply because he refuses to follow the Hollywood sheep in jumping aboard the left-wing train.
Cain recently published an op-ed calling for an end to the ‘cancel culture’ that stalks him regularly.
Meanwhile, Lauren Victor, the DC woman who stood her ground against the BLM protesters who demanded that she show support for their cause, published her own op-ed explaining why she chose not to raise her fist in blind allegiance.
We applaud Mr. Cain and Ms. Victor, as well as anyone else who stands up to these protesters and ‘cancel culture’ enthusiasts.
It’s time for us to stand up for ourselves and recognize that different opinions and discourse have a place in our society.
Without them, the mob-rule mentality will win out, and everything will collapse into anarchy and destruction (see: Seattle, Portland, NYC).
There is a poignant idiom that originated in the early 20th century and has been used by many people since: “I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Words to live by, folks…