David Hawkins

 

America is in the beginning stages of a social upheaval every bit as radical and potentially destructive as the one that tore France apart in the late 18th century, a revolution that aims at demolishing traditional Americanism as thoroughly as the original version did the French monarchy. The French revolution was about power struggle - the "haves" vs the "have nots". In our American society we have the same, and the "haves" come from both parties and the "have nots" come from both parties. Our version of the French Revolution won't be Dems vs Republicans, it will be the 99% vs the 1%,. And our politicians, from BOTH parties, will be part of the 1%. This is NOT the time to bicker over party lines, race, gender, etc, because THIS problem is about govt not doing right by the people, but doing way too much to help the 1%. And both parties do this. Dems and Republicans both need to team up to fight the system instead of fighting each other.

The foundation of American democracy is based on the principle of freedom of speech, freedom to share ideas, debate them, argue them, agree or disagree, to pick and choose ideas that we deem right or wrong, whether superior or inferior or even ideas that may be seen by some as misleading or dangerous, that in this free country, we have the right to then defeat ideas we deem inferior with that which we deem superior because it is our inalienable right guaranteed by the constitution of the United States Of America! Cancel culture is the opposite of this foundational principle of American freedom. In cancel culture, some people believe they are special or superior, with the power to shut down those with ideas or views that are different, that they deem to be the wrong path and say, "No, we’re going to place obstacles in front of you, we’re going to silence your voice, so that only those who agree with us and the path that we deem to be right will have the freedom to speak out!" One of the main issues with cancel culture is our ability to debate issues, and respectfully come out the other end of an argument agreeing or disagreeing based on the fact that we are all children of God. And recognizing that, we then treat each other with respect that we inherently require to give and receive as intelligent people in any civilized society. On the other hand, the logical conclusion of "cancel culture" leads to the ultimate-punishment of those with ideas or views that are different than the mainstream narrative, ideas or opinions that THEY deem to be dangerous; exactly like Islamic extremists deem infidels or heretics & behead them in order to silence them to keep others from being misled by those "heretical" ideas... (in the eyes of an ISIS or Al Qaeda extremist). This is the same spirit & the logical conclusion of "cancel culture" and what happened to Donald Trump on social media and many others who are willing to stand up for truth, is only the grass-roots of a terrible ordeal and if allowed to develop unchecked will ultimately lead to. What can we do to stand up against "cancel culture", this fear mongering, this bullying, that if you don’t agree with that those in power says the truth, then you’re at risk of losing your job, losing family or friends or being unpopular, etc. This requires us to prioritize: who are we trying to please? Or what brings us peace and happiness? Life is short!

The foundation of American democracy is based on the principle of freedom of speech, freedom to share ideas, debate them, argue them, agree or disagree, to pick and choose ideas that we deem right or wrong, whether superior or inferior or even ideas that may be seen by some as misleading or dangerous, that in this free country, we have the right to then defeat ideas we deem inferior with that which we deem superior because it is our inalienable right guaranteed by the constitution of the United States Of America! Cancel culture is the opposite of this foundational principle of American freedom. In cancel culture, some people believe they are special or superior, with the power to shut down those with ideas or views that are different, that they deem to be the wrong path and say, "No, we’re going to place obstacles in front of you, we’re going to silence your voice, so that only those who agree with us and the path that we deem to be right will have the freedom to speak out!" One of the main issues with cancel culture is our ability to debate issues, and respectfully come out the other end of an argument agreeing or disagreeing based on the fact that we are all children of God. And recognizing that, we then treat each other with respect that we inherently require to give and receive as intelligent people in any civilized society. The logical conclusion of "cancel culture" leads to the ultimate-punishment of those with ideas or views that are different than the mainstream narrative, ideas or opinions that they deem to be dangerous; exactly like Islamic extremists deem infidels or heretics & behead them in order to silence them to keep others from being misled by those heretical ideas and in the eyes of an ISIS or Al Qaeda extremist. This is what happened to Donald Trump on social media and many others who are willing to stand up for truth. What can we do to stand up against "cancel culture", this fear mongering, this bullying, that if you don’t agree with that those in power says the truth, then you’re at risk of losing your job, losing family or friends or being unpopular, etc. This requires us to prioritize: who are we trying to please? Or what brings us peace and happiness? Life is short!


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