It’s short, to the point, and spot on. And if you think about it, it’s a harbinger of the Left’s liberal mania to come.
Shaffer says “Cancel culture is a phenomenon in public life and a recent development in Western cultures that if someone says something we don’t like, either now or in the past — no matter how long ago it was — we can destroy said person’s life. ”
And it also includes the actions, pranks, jokes, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time in the past.
But it apparently depends on which side of the fence you’re standing on: Shaffer points out that the Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam allegedly dressed either in black-face or as a KKK member for his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook (supposedly he was the one in black-face.) The page was dedicated to Northam and had several other pictures of him beside the offending image.
But he’s still governor. And in February he signed into law full-term abortions in his state. Apparently somewhere during his education he decided unborn babies are not human, have no right to life — or any rights ar all — and are to be disposed of on a whim based mostly on selfishness.
But the Culture of Cancellation did not go after Governor Northam, nor did they crucify him on the Cross of Social Justice. That is reserved for those who stand against the politically correct judge, jury, and executioner who need little or no evidence, and indeed, can find none, on which to base their own prejudices and condemnation of all who disagree with them.
Look at what is happening to Kyle Kashuv. Look at what they attempted to do to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Clarence Thomas. Unfounded accusations made to smear their good name and create public distrust.
The Left believes a person can never be forgiven for anything done or said since they were able to walk and speak at the same time, even though the accusers are guilty of that which they accuse others.
One of the greatest needs in this country is for people to learn to forgive others. When someone has hurt us or behaves in a manner that is untrustworthy, they must earn back our trust, and if they do, they also earn our forgiveness.
The hard thing to do is continually forgive those who continually hurt us.
Each of us is solely responsible for our willingness to forgive others.
Changed life-styles happen two ways: One way creates distrust and separation, the other way creates trust and earns forgiveness. We must encourage others (and ourselves) to be forgiving either way.
In the Lord’s Prayer many translations say “…forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”