Conservatives are preventing at no cost speech throughout western tradition, even when many liberals don’t realize it.
It’s why left-leaning podcaster Joe Rogan made information by saying Fox News and co. had his again throughout his Cancel Culture disaster.
‘Liberal’ Joe Rogan Praises Fox News for Support During Spotify Controversy https://t.co/zuH5nlIRlI
— Joe Rogan Headquarters (@joeroganhq) June 1, 2022
He’s proper, after all.
The Left and mainstream media retailers salivated for Rogan’s podcasting scalp, whereas conservatives rallied to his aspect regardless of his political leanings. The similar has held true for assaults towards left-leaning comics like Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle.
Slowly, certainly, old style liberals like Rogan are seeing the reality. It’s the trendy Right that desires to guard our First Amendment rights. The Left? It now stands for censorship, full cease, utilizing Cancel Culture as its cudgel.
Stephen Merchant apparently obtained the memo.
Merchant praised Gervais for being “brave” in battling comedy scolds, one thing he has much less curiosity in doing on or off social media.
“I don’t want to have to defend a tweet from 10 years ago. It’s not interesting to me to spend time defending a point of view or a glib joke that I made at 2am.”
Merchant additionally noticed how these trying to silence Gervais, and fellow comics, now hail from the Left. That wasn’t all the time the case.
“This obsession with trying to police what people say, you know? It’s funny [because] when I was growing up, Mary Whitehouse was the version of that. The uber-religious [person] trying to get TV shows banned and newspaper articles retracted, and she was very much seen as a right-wing figure. Now it feels like it’s a lot more coming from the Left, and that suddenly the champions of free speech are Right-wing nutters. How did that come about? I don’t want to side with those people!”
“Those people” might assist artists like Merchant surviving the woke revolution. And lumping everybody on the Right along with its extremist wing is a mistake, after all. Much like saying the common liberal, like Merchant, Rogan, Chappelle or Gervais, isn’t able to defend free speech.
They are. It’s the far Left that applauds Big Tech censorship, sensitivity readers and extra.
Still, Merchant’s observations concerning the Left/Right divide on free speech, mixed with Rogan’s feedback, are certain to turn out to be commonplace transferring ahead.
Now? It’s nonetheless an anomaly.