Cancel culture has been a buzz word for near a decade now and it hasn’t shown any signs of slowing. As of this writing, the newest member of the cancel wars is Bryan Adams. Why? Getting upset that he couldn’t have any concerts and saying this,
“….thanks to some f—ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold….”
This type of tweet falls under the category of “Racism” by the people who jumped on the hashtag for canceling the Bruce of the north.
Why though, does all this stuff happen? It comes down to perspective for the most part. You see, humans are social. We work on cost/benefit ratio if you have ever read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. Within, you learn about monkeys, of which we share a majority of our DNA with. The animal groupings have at least two types. Reciprocal and Cheats. Reciprocal animals are prosocial, which is to say, they do things that benefit the tribe and are considered what would constitute a normal functioning human. Cheats are psychopathic animals, which get a net benefit from a fellow animal and do not reciprocate. Within the book Dawkins points out grooming, literal and not pedophilic, to remove tics and fleas from a fellow monkey to keep them healthy from disease, in turn, that monkey would do it for another. There are penalties for this antisocial behavior. In the US, for instance, we have prisons and rule of law to deal with this type of behavior. Everything follows from this and all is stepped in the primitive side of the brain. Cancel Culture is also an extension of this. So, the short answer is that yes, you’re a fuckin’ Nazi, but not for the reasons you think you’re a fuckin Nazi.
I spoke about how people Tribalize within Pre-Crime, I mentioned the MBTI and how it functions. Beyond that, humans have two types of perspective. Global and local. Bill Hicks, legendary comedian, sums up the global perspective in this quote, excellently.
“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the Weather.”
Notice the quote does not leave out anyone, it, to borrow again from Bill, sees us all as one. Humanism is globalism and liberal perspective is also globalism. Local perspective is tribal and limited to only people like you. Hence, you’re genuinely a fuckin’ Nazi, since the Nazi were concerned with helping only Germanic whites. Other whites were not white and considered tainted by the Jew. Hitler was basically a cheat. When it came down to it, Nazi Germany flourished and all other white majority nations suffered during the depression an absolute catalyst for the Second World War. His lack of global perspective cost him, otherwise Nazi Germany might still exist had he form alliances with the United States and the United Kingdom whilst sharing his resources with them as both had done with Germany, as Hitler was ascending towards prominence, before everything went kaput.
Given those two perspectives, cancel culture comes more into focus as to why it happens and how to predict when, where, why and how it will strike next.
It’s no secret that humans are hyper-tribalized more than ever. Back in the 1940’s, you had states and nation. When local cities competed, it was school football and not relevant, most cities did not try to destroy one another. Now, that is all gone, instead we have generational cohorts, we have personality types, we have genetics, we have superficial visuals, we have music, movies, television and more that has turned human tribes into the equivalent an reductio ad absurdum argument. Internet tribes are no different from outside peer groupings in most cases, albeit, some slight differences. You can be both a winner and a loser. Online you can have 100k Instagram followers, but most of those losers still work at McDonald’s as not everyone is making enough to live on. Us writers know the value of a day job, whereas the internet porn star can make enough to not have a day job. We’re just going to focus on the internet version of you, not the real world version of you. Now to be fair, a person’s perspective can be influenced by a lot of things, you have to keep their perspective in mind. It’s no secret that I use social media for experimenting and have kept track of how people engage me on social media and I will be using myself as an example and go between perspective and reality.
Reality when it comes to me:
I’m from Salem, Mass.
I was born in 1986.
Technically, I fall into the category of neither Gen-X nor Millennial, but possess a tad bit of traits from each, now referred to as Xennial.
I MBTI type as INTJ often, but I have a J mother and a P father, so I possess traits of both of them as well, so the occasional person whom thinks I’m a INTP is perfectly reasonable.
Both my parents are young boomers, aka Generation Jones or the early 60’s boomers.
I consider myself fiscally conservative and socially liberal. By that, I mean, I like Gays, but like saving money.
I’m a writer, among other things, but this is one thing I’m currently doing, so we’re using this, regardless of other projects.
Now here is some perspective of me:
Most people think I’m purely a Gen-X kid, most of these people. Often people tell me I “Feel older”. Now a days, I am occasionally confused for a Gen Z kid, which is overly generous of most people.
Normally they consider me an INTJ or a very queer P type. I’m a consummate outsider, which is fine by me, because it allows for objective perspective. The phrase “You’re not like me” is said to me quite often and they mean it. I don’t disagree with these people that do not see me as being like them, because we’re often, very dissimilar.
Due to my perceived age, I don’t think people truly believe I am an atheist.
I’m considered Liberal
So, now that we have some traits out of the way, but it is in no way an exhaustive list, we can look at some of my past experiences on Twitter.
Recently, for the first time in years, I had a trigger fest. Not enough to cancel me, but what I refer to as WWE Heel Heat. I said, The Beetles suck. Yes, I went there and they triggered and it was pretty funny. How is this not “Pro-social” behavior? It isn’t, which is why I wasn’t cancelled, but considered queer by my perceived generational discrepancy. The problem here is more excessive fandom in one angle and immaturity on the other. Also, in some cases, that is pro-social behavior, such as slut shaming, which I mention in my essay “An Aside on the Ménage Et Toi” I see this more violently in Millennials than older generations, since when one becomes a full adult, one is supposed to have a more lax attitude towards differences like these, since connecting on more intricate levels is adulthood and something stupid like music is often how children engage each other.
Other things in this category include a Youtube video attacking religion, which got WWE heel heat about a decade ago.
Still, I have not been canceled, except from where I currently live, but that’s because the town is filled with idiots.
Plenty of my prosocial tweets get likes.
Now this brings me here, which is that the things people cancel each other over are clearly anti-social behavior, or psychopathy. One need look no further than to the homosexual man who is anti-gay marriage that is essentially cheating out his fellow homosexuals from what they desire. Cancel culture doesn’t look at intellectual arguments, it looks at behavior. If you do not believe that, in is one more way to tell, and that is Twitter doesn’t allow you to tattle on your own team mates. Why? It would be anti-social in their mind, when the reality is different. Now, I do not have a team, I am on no one’s side in the political spectrum. I’m a registered Libertarian only in that it encompasses my desire for maximum freedom. All sides are the same bull-shitters in my view and I don’t want anything to do with them. I independently hit both sides of the spectrum with thoughts and evidence. Neither side has a corner stone on thinking, yet they wouldn’t bother to register the reports. I can only report people not on my perceived team. I can see why Dorsey was never liked by his generation, he is very psychopathic. We’ll eventually get to him and one other famous social media figure, in regards to this similar topic, but in closing Thanks for choosing my team for me, Dorsey, when I never did. May you choke to death the next time you eat Chic’Fliet.