The phenomenon of social abuse is destroying America in the name of progress.
Canceled. Shamed. Bullied. Rejected. Outed. Hated. Destroyed.
The reports of cancelled, socially abused people are nearly nonstop in the news day after day. Educators suspended, athletes humiliated, actors fired, television shows cancelled, statues toppled, history rewritten. This is the fruit of today’s wicked, unrelenting cancel culture.
Shaming, bullying and abusing those who aren’t promoting certain promoted narratives is a primary offensive weapon of ruthless outrage mobs.
President Obama, speaking on the socially abusive cancel culture said, “The way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people… You see how woke I was; I called you out. That’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change.”
When your ideologies, questions and even your silence are threatening to those who are vigorously advancing their cause, whatever it may be, social abuse becomes an option.
The penance this culture demands is determined not by an absolving priest but by a self-appointed jury seeking your destruction. The outraged mob rises up en force against the detractors, and nothing short of renunciation of their values or destruction of their character will do. In America’s cancel culture, blood-lust drives self-appointed moral revolutionaries to strip you of your dignity and parade you naked across social media.
“And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside” (Genesis 9:22).
A curse was the result of this shaming of Noah (which pales in comparison to today’s hateful exposing). We have a choice as a nation: Cover in love and be blessed or report another’s nakedness to the world and be cursed.
“Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness” (Gen. 9:23).
Hateful uncovering and blacklisting is an ironic tactic people utilize against those they believe to be, well, hateful. It’s the white-collar equivalent of the outrage mobs in the streets, rioters who are destroying businesses and lives with firebombs and violence in the name of eventual peace. They are attempting to drive out hate with hate, and not only will that never work, but it exposes their hypocrisy.
The Futility of Taking a Knee
The socially abusive cancel culture has stricken another victim, future Hall of Famer and NFL quarterback Drew Brees. Drew said (something millions of Americans applaud) that kneeling during the National Anthem was profoundly inappropriate.
Call in the outrage mob.
Skip Bayless tweeted, “Drew’s comments represented an elite, white insensitivity where you just live in your own world. It goes back to the question of whether he can do enough to be accepted as reformed.”
So, one of the NFL’s most authentic and truly good guys now has to be reformed because of a single, noncontroversial statement that the majority of Americans hold to? After receiving death threats and hateful retorts, his wife Brittany relented and confessed, “We are the problem.”
Skip Bayless also attacked actor Mark Wahlberg and said, “These racial incidents have been hiding in plain sight on Mark Wahlberg’s Wikipedia page since Wikipedia was born. Shannon [Sharpe] has always taught me that once you’re a racist, you’re a racist, and I’ll never quite trust you again.”
Skip, I implore you to examine the absolute love and forgiveness of Jesus. A haunting past is the fuel for the social abuse movement in our nation. If our past seals our future, there is no hope, and Skip, you yourself are doomed.
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SOURCE: Charisma News