We’ve recently been talking about the banning and de-platforming of liberty-minded individuals from social media and other means of communication. Many are referring to this as “The Purge”, myself included. Another aspect of this is known as “Cancel Culture”. They are similar but also distinctly different. Cancel Culture refers specifically to the moral busybodies who aren’t happy to just boycott the other side, but need to actively attack the free association of others.
This has recently hit home when I found that local leftist activists are trying to get Herbal Choices, a marijuana dispensary, to stop advertising on The Rob Taylor Report. Everyone knows I support Rob. I’ve been on his show several times, so I’m admittedly biased.
In their defense, these people are completely within their rights to not shop at businesses that support things they don’t agree with. I’ve been known to do it with businesses who refuse to support rightful liberty. That’s a right we all have as free people. Unfortunately, whiny Karen’s don’t stop there. They actively try to sabotage relationships they don’t agree with.
Image this as an example. Let’s say a 17 year old white woman in 1940 wanted her father’s blessing to get married, only she wanted to marry a black man, and her father was a racist. We all find this incredibly wrong today, but the father has the right to refuse his blessing and disagree with her choice all he wants. What he doesn’t have a right to do is sabotage the relationship if she decides to go forward with it when she turns 18. How would you feel if the father went around town calling has daughter a slut, making racist comments about her fiance, lying about their actions and generally trying to get all their other friends to disown them?
No one could possibly argue that this was okay, but it is the equivalent of what leftists are doing today with Cancel Culture. They are like little children who throw a temper tantrum when they don’t get their way. We’ve all seen a child play the game of, “That’s my toy, if I can’t play with it no one will” and then proceed to destroy the toy in question. These are truly unhinged people who never grew up.
Coincidentally, this is also the kind of stuff that the Ku Klux Klan used to do to anyone who associated with blacks. They weren’t content enough to just be racist, they had to try to make everyone else racist as well. Antifa, BLM and the Karens are truly a modern day KKK.
The reason I use the term “rightful liberty” so much is because it come’s from one of my favorite quotes.
“Of Liberty then I would say that, in the whole plenitude of it’s extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will: but rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’; because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.”-Thomas Jefferson (to Isaac H. Tiffany, 4 April 1918)
It is not enough to say that you fight for liberty. Liberty to do what? The word encompasses any action you might wish to perform. You don’t have the liberty to murder. If you wish a moral society, the word must be tempered with “rightful”. I always try to simplify the above quote as thus.
“Rightful Liberty means that you can do anything you want, as long as it doesn’t prevent someone else from doing anything they want.”-Editor @ Dailyresister.com (in a letter to you, 24 Janurary 2021)
It has also been put, “your rights end where others rights begin”. Cancel Culture does not care about your rights, or even their own rights for that matter. These angry simpletons don’t understand that damaging someone else’s rights also damages their own. It may not happen today, but it will be turned on them eventually. When you make “agree to disagree” impossible, you create a slippery slope that will eventually destroy you both.
If you support rightful liberty in Coos County, or anywhere else, I ask you to counter Cancel Culture and give Herbal Choices a call. Let them know you support their right to associate with who they want. People in the marijuana industry have been fighting this battle for 100+ years. Their entire industry was a victim of Cancel Culture by scumbags like William Randolph Hearst. Mr. Hearst owned a conglomerate of newspapers back in the early 1900’s and was invested heavily in timber for his paper production. He actively sought to criminalize marijuana because he knew hemp was a better source of pulp for paper, but didn’t want to lose his investment. Sound familiar?
I will leave you with one of the most important scenes in movie history, and the best description of what will happen if this insanity continues.