Cancel culture of the left cannot be allowed to quell, destroy free speech
Put together political correctness and Disney’s Star Wars program “The Mandalorian,” and what do you have? Proof that the cancel culture not only exists, but that it is clearly a means to silence conservative voices in the media.
Even if you don’t watch the show, you may be aware that one of its stars, former mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano, was fired after the second season was recorded because she made statements that some thought to be anti-Semitic. Series star Pedro Pascal, meanwhile, faced no backlash for comments he made two years earlier that seemingly were at least as offensive.
The difference? Carano is a pro-Trump conservative; Pascal a typical Hollywood lefty.
Carano said, “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
The comparison is weak. But it’s hard to see how that statement is offensive to Judaism.
Pascal, meanwhile, compared the roundup of illegal immigrants in the U.S. with Nazi treatment of Jews during the Holocaust. Because, you know, we put 6 million immigrants to death, right?
Of course, no one is calling for him to be removed from the cast (which, if you watch you know wouldn’t be that hard; unlike Carano, Pascal has remain masked for all but a handful of minutes in the 16 40-minute episodes aired to date.
Cancel culture is just an extension of the left’s incessant desire to shut down the opinions of anyone they disagree with. Which is not surprising when you trace political correctness to its roots. Its history lies in the Soviet Union and, yes, the Nazis who demanded that all adhere to their doctrine.
Now, the effort is not just to quell the free speech of individuals, but to destroy anyone whose mindset differs from the leftist orthodoxy.
This is the antithesis of what we believe as a people, and must be stopped — even a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.