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Late Great Donald Blake 

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Subj: yeah I'm not so sure about cancel culture being a far left thing or if it even matters.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 at 09:32:36 pm EDT (Viewed 156 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Democrat party's inability to hold together a popular coalition...
Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 at 09:01:53 pm EDT (Viewed 249 times)

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I concur that the far left has been very irresponsible in pushing cancel culture, and Democrats in general are facing the backlash. However, Republicans have picked up on the tactic and are getting even more extreme by trying to cancel everyone anti-Trump in their party while also banning books and legislating away education they don't like.

The far left pushes cancel culture? I'm not sure about that. As a matter of fact I've found that the sort of centrist corporate "progressives" seem to really love the whole identity politics uber alles as much as anyone else. So for instance when Joe Rogan was on the chopping block (or seemed like it might be) it was more the CNN, NYT, Twitter blue check crowd that were pushing that than say your average DSA member. I don't think it's hard to find extreme unyielding progressives on the far left, no question, but I think you're just as likely to be "canceled" by a "resistance lib" whose whole politics revolve around how bad Trump is as you are a dyed in the wool Marxist.

If you want to know what the Democrats are facing the backlash, perhaps woke scolds on the internet have something to do with that, BUT... that kind of thing is only decisive in a world where Democrats also totally fail to improve the lives of the people who vote for them. Yes, the Republicans are obstructionist, and from my perspective have worse politics, but you need to look no further than the states and cities dominated by Democratic politics that have record setting inequality, homelessness, Draconian labor practices, and so on to understand that this isn't purely a matter of the naïve script that "we'd love to help the working class, but those durn MAGA douches?" ain't gonna cut the mustard. The Democratic Party has done plenty themselves to systematically fail the country. And it won't be because the "far left" was so crazy. As if somehow some blue haired Antifa warrior from Portland could somehow damage the Democratic Party's reputation more than failing to raise people wages, to lower drug prices, to offer access to affordable healthcare, to relieve crippling debt ever could or to end foreign interventionism.

---the late great Donald Blake

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