“Cancel Culture” Shouldn’t Mean Cancelling Culture!
"Cancel Culture" Shouldn't Mean Cancelling Culture! I'm somewhat of a History buff. I love learning about the past, exploring other cultures and connecting the dots from then to where we are now as a society. What's going on right now is appalling to me. This "Cancel Culture" that has taken hold is frightening.
For me, erasing history IS NOT the solution and SHOULD NOT be an option. We are supposed to learn from our past. "Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it" is a foundational statement and something that everyone should take heed of. I'll even take it a step further. If you erase history, then there is an opportunity for people to rewrite history in their own narrative and what would we ever learn from that? This brings us to today's SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW:
HBO Max has removed ‘’Gone With the Wind’’ from their streaming service. Screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) called on HBO to remove the film because it glorifies the pre-Civil War South and has racist portrayals of black people. Social media users have been increasing their calls to have various movies and TV shows "Canceled" in the wake of the George Floyd incident.
This "Cancel Culture" is even trying to rewrite the narrative of Law Enforcement by calling for the cancelling of shows like "Paw Patrol", which portray "Good Cops"...are you kidding me! I'm a big believer in a "Good Guy With A Badge" and that is the rule, NOT the exception. Are there bad cops? The better question is are there bad people in positions that they have no business being in, yes.
The "Cancel Culture" is also removing statues and historical artifacts. Rioters in Minneapolis destroyed a Christopher Columbus statue that was sculpted and gifted by an Italian immigrant. As a historian, this cultural purge is reminiscent of some very dark times in human history and is repetitive..."Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it".
Know your history, OWN your history, learn from your history or we'll keep making the same mistakes of the past, or worse. "Cancel Culture" Shouldn't Mean Cancelling Culture!...SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Now you know how I feel, what are your thoughts?