The one thing most authoritarians have in common is that they love to stop any form of free expression. Be it book burning, cancel culture, newspeak, PC, re-education, or the 1619 project, they seek to replace truth with ideology, fact with hysteria, analysis with the company line.
A free people can fight back in many ways and stop the spread of the bacillus. But, let’s not kid ourselves. If it doesn’t personally affect them on a daily basis the vast majority will go with the flow even if the flow is destroying the country and turning their kids in PC robots.
Thus it falls on advocacy groups to join the fight while most focus on what middlebrow travesty is on cable television. These groups, as we saw in the Lincoln Project, can be scams. But there are others that legitimately fight the good fight against the woke Left. A new one has taken the field.
Left-wing district attorneys, the war on police and BLM is responsible for hundreds of deaths across America's largest cities—a 30 percent increase from 2019… progressive DAs have forfeited the pursuit of real justice in the name of woke social justice.https://t.co/l7Ea5izmHs
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 17, 2021
FNC: “A new right-leaning group plans to fight against cancel culture by giving the ‘woke left’ a ‘dose of their own medicine,’ its founder told Fox News. The group, called Unsilenced Majority, was founded by Mike Davis, a former staffer for the Senate Judiciary Committee under Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Davis also runs a different group called the Article III Project, which “punches back on radical assaults on judicial independence” and began with the mission of supporting Trump-appointed judges. Davis told Fox News that Unsilenced Majority will use a similar approach in fighting against cancel culture.
“Davis said that among Unsilenced Majority’s tactics will be getting Americans to contact elected officials, corporations and others who engage in cancel culture and to pressure them to not go that route. Unsilenced Majority’s website says it will focus on ‘free expression without fear of retribution,’ ‘worker firings,’ ‘cancel culture in education’ and ‘corporate wokeism.’ ”
“These corporations go woke because they have pressure from shareholders, they have pressure from the liberal media, they have pressure internally from within,” Davis said. “What we want to do at Unsilenced Majority is to provide a counterbalance. And so these corporations understand that if they go woke there’s gonna be consequences from everyday Americans.” What he’s trying to do is push Joe Sixpack off the couch and into the debate. Good luck with that.
“They want to censor people for exercising their constitutional rights. That’s un-American. That’s unacceptable in this country to do that. We want to be able to go after the root of the problem, which is the left is canceling people with whom they disagree,” Davis said. “So part of it is to use our platform to provide them a voice.” They are taking on a ravenous beast. Hope they’re ready for the pushback.