I was so heartened to see 100 voices from the Left have finally seen the light so much so that they themselves are now beginning to say what I have said for over 15 years now. This whole cancel culture is something akin to openly declared fascism. If allowed to prevail, it’s the death of open debate and with that our free society goes crashing down. I do not, of course, agree that President Trump is the greater evil. To that part of their letter, I hope they start thinking a little more before they endorse silliness like that in the future. He is an abrupt man with a great need to revisit the basics on civility, but, many if not most of his policies themselves are sound regardless of my agreement or disagreement on them. It’s the ability to tolerate disagreed on policies that marks a free society not simply being civil to the ideas we agree on.
See their letter here:
Cancel Culture Must End by Michael Doyle One hundred names affixed to the letter One hundred voices recognizing free speech is better AS our cultural institutions are on trial While cultural fascism has become their rival Powerful protests filled with their demands Some felt overdue as the once excluded take their stand Only to find that some are going more than too far And that open debate should be society's North Star We cannot destroy openness and societal toleration And from this destruction create a better nation Leftist prattled hardens into its own dogmatic coercion And is void of the voice of reason and its persuasion Force against force will eventually come to meet Making a defunct mess of out towns and cities main streets The free exchange of ideas are the lifeblood of society Not the raising of any over the others in a flood of anxiety This force of intolerance brandishing a fetish for public shame Brings nothing good the will leave the ugly scars of blame It's nothing short of fascistic to on harshness of retribution We should stand together encouraging each person's contribution The cost of doing otherwise has its natural consequence From which none can expect any sort of just recompense It is heart warming that some who brought yesterday's harm Have sent out a letter expressing the Far Left's lack of charm (c) July 7, 2020 Michael Doyle All Rights Reserved