Thursday, July 16, 2020

Ebeling Blasts the Cancel Culture

In a new essay, Richard Ebeling writes:
The “cancel culture” radicals, made up of the “politically correct,” the “identity politics” warriors, and “democratic” socialists, who all are dreaming dreams of a new tribal collectivism of mind control, political planning, and the social engineering of their own versions of a “new person,” want to wipe out any knowledge, memory, or belief in that American ideal about which people ...attempted to explain both what it was and to argue its importance for Americans and all of humankind...
If the cancel culture destroyers win, then America will be no different than the rest of the world; a world filled with racial genocides, religious bigotries and wars, plundering despotisms, and political paternalisms that reduce human beings to expendable pawns on a great chessboard manipulated by others who arrogantly believe they know how we all should live and what each of us “really” deserves...
But how can we hope to grow more into that type of person who is respectful and jealous for his own liberty and protective of that same liberty that rightfully belongs to all others...[the] American culture of individualism, and personal, social, and economic liberty, and the ideal of a government of impartial rule of law devoted to securing each person’s individual rights, if it is all “cancelled” through the destruction and the repression of all knowledge and understanding of the country’s history, the good and the bad? How shall that history be an inspiration and an aspiration for the next generations if it is all torn down and cast away? And most importantly, the denial and distortion of its founding ideals of a morality of a free people?
It is why all possible effort must be made to resist and rationally respond to a “cancel culture” that would erase the history and memory of America from the minds of humankind.



  1. I do love Richard Ebeling's ideas and appreciate his work supporting individual liberty, but that first paragraph was a little windy.

    1. I too enjoy reading Richard's essays.

      But I wish Richard wouldn't complicate many of his sentences with clauses that remind the reader of ideas he's already discussed in the article. Take for example the first sentence of the penultimate paragraph above. If the clauses beginning with "American culture" and ending with "individual rights" were eliminated, the sentence would be more readable and stronger, since we already know what he is referring to.

  2. Cancel Cancer needs liberty chemo irradiation. It will be the one thing to bring it all down.