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Category: Cancel Culture

Jan 12 2021

Sports Announcer Mike Milbury Canceled for Offhand Remark

Progressives relish the death of free speech because it allows them to silence opposing arguments that are difficult to refute and facts that undermine their narrative. However, the monster they have unleashed will devour all and sundry, them eventually included. We now live in a country where anyone can be destroyed at any time for saying anything deemed afterward to be politically incorrect. Since political correctness is a totalitarian ideology, this applies to every corner of society. For example, an offhand remark by a sports announcer can result in cancelation:

Nearly five months after drawing criticism for making a sexist comment while broadcasting a game, Mike Milbury is out at NBC Sports, the network confirmed.

Prior to his cancelation, Milbury announced hockey games.

Presenting the thought crime that wrecked his career:

After play-by-play man John Forslund said, “If you think about it, [the bubble is] a terrific environment with regard to — if you enjoy playing and enjoy being with your teammates for long periods of time, it’s a perfect place,” Milbury replied, “Not even any women here to disrupt your concentration.’’

That’s all it takes.

The next day, the NHL issued a statement criticizing Milbury’s remark, saying the league “condemns the insensitive and insulting comment that Mike Milbury made during last night’s broadcast and we have communicated our feelings to NBC. The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all.” …

As we learned while watching ballplayers kneel to Black Lives Matter rioters as they looted stores, set fire to police stations, and tore down statues of the Founding Fathers, no bastion of the liberal establishment is more militant than professional sports.

Milbury promptly issued an apology, but this was futile, as usual.

If you enjoy old movies, get them on DVD. Half the dialog in anything made early enough to be worth watching would now qualify as wrongthink. It is only a matter of time before everything from the unwoke past is erased.

Soon even liberals will realize that they don’t like living in a country where you constantly have to walk on eggshells and can never speak naturally. By then it will be too late — if it isn’t too late already. Repression has a mind of its own.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 30 2020

Cancelation of Abraham Lincoln Escalates

No one who lived in the past can conform to au courant leftist ideology with sufficient wokeness to escape cancelation — not even the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln, under whose presidency America expended 620,000 lives to free blacks. His erasure continues.

In Boston:

Workers removed the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, early Tuesday from a park just off Boston Common, where it had stood since 1879.

It takes a long time for a country to accrue a history, but not that long to erase it so that a contrived history can be presented in its place.

City officials had agreed in late June to take down the memorial after complaints and a bitter debate over the design. Mayor Marty Walsh acknowledged at the time that the statue made residents and visitors alike “uncomfortable.”

Having their history erased makes patriotic Americans uncomfortable. But patriotic Americans are not woke; therefore, their discomfort is a good thing.

It was created to celebrate the freeing of slaves in America and was based on Archer Alexander, a Black man who escaped slavery, helped the Union Army and was the last man recaptured under the Fugitive Slave Act.

But while some saw the shirtless man rising to his feet while shaking off the broken shackles on his wrists, others perceived him as kneeling before Lincoln, his White emancipator.

Casting whites in a positive light is forbidden in the context of race relations.

The Boston statue is a copy of an original in Washington that was paid for by freed black slaves. These donors were unwoke, so the monument they wanted to leave behind warrants erasure, just like Honest Abe. The National Guard was deployed to defend the original from leftist vandals, but it is living on borrowed time.

In San Francisco:

Lincoln personally saved 265 of 303 marauding Indians who had been sentenced to death after the Santee Sioux uprising. The innocent whites killed in this spasm of savagery are forgotten. The 38 maniacs Lincoln did not save constitute the main evidence that he deserves to be forgotten too.

Everyone knew this would not stop with the cancelation of Robert E. Lee. America’s entire heritage has been targeted for cancelation. In its place we will get a new heritage, fabricated to recast the greatest nation in history as an abomination.

Only one side can survive this conflict. Either wokeness or America will be eradicated.

On a tip from R F.

Dec 28 2020

A Moonbat Gets Canceled

Thanks to the rigid intolerance of the liberal cancel culture, anyone who has ever committed even the slightest infraction against political correctness can be destroyed at any time. The media will cheer like a drunken mob at a witch burning.

The Daily Wire reports:

Four years ago, 15-year-old Mimi Groves, then a freshman at Heritage High School in Virginia, was excited to get her learner’s permit. After receiving it, she sent her friend a 3-second Snapchat video in which she said: “I can drive, [n-word]!”

Biracial classmate Jimmy Galligan got hold of the video. He held onto it until it could be employed to maximum effect.

Groves had been accepted to the University of Tennessee and was set to join the school’s cheer team, which at the time was the reigning national champion. When Galligan posted the video of Groves online and it went viral, she lost her position on the cheer team and was forced to withdraw from the university after facing pressure from admissions officials.

For his act of malice, Galligan was richly rewarded by the media establishment.

Galligan received a New York Times profile and the story presented from his point of view, along with a headline clearly favoring his actions. “A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning,” reads the Times headline about Galligan’s act.

Groves abjectly apologizes for once as a 15-year-old having uttered the word that is forbidden to Caucasians under our racial caste system. She whimpers that the n-word was used in “all the songs we listened to, and I’m not using that as an excuse.”

Listening to politically fashionable crap didn’t help Mimi Groves. Neither did being a racially self-hating moonbat.

Groves had clearly become on the side of the mob after the police-involved death of George Floyd on May 25. She posted on Instagram at the time that people should “protest, donate, sign a petition, rally, do something” to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

This was the same day Galligan struck.

She wanted people to do something. They did something. They canceled a white person in the name of political correctness. Mimi got her wish.

On a tip from Brian Brandt.

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