The Jewish Left, Bullying and Cancel Culture Part 1
As an organisation that monitors antisemitism, it is extremely worrying to see the increase of events and demonstrations that spread lies and delegitimization of Jewish people under an Anti-Israel guise or a spread of the new “Protocols”.
However, in order to fully understand this and the increase of hatred against Jews, it’s important these “Lord Haw Haw” voices of dissemination are free to excersise their contempt for Israel and the Jewish faith whilst we are free to counter and complain about it loudly . That’s another debate .
“Cancel culture” the latest buzz words over the last five years used to be called de-platforming, plainly speaking to de-platform an event or remove an event from its location, in order to stop the communication of the supposedly “offensive” speech, repugnant individual, or hateful organization.
Recently, Hollywood’s Nick Cannon found out the hard way that freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.
After he made antiSemitic comments on his YouTube podcast, “Cannon’s Class,” the TV host and musician last week lost a working relationship with ViacomCBS that had dated back to the 1990s.
Cannon apologized for the remarks he made while hosting controversial hip-hop figure Professor Griff, who was himself briefly kicked out of the rap group Public Enemy for antiSemitic comments back in 1989.
Cancel culture is not so easy. Some venues will cancel immediately if a “racist” event gets a barrage of negative publicity and more quickly if the event is islamophobic or homophobic. Interestingly, sometimes the venue will have a political bias leaning which will encourage and ignore the impending doom about to take place within its walls . By this I am speaking about the barrage of stories that end up on social media, news media and in some cases through TV mainstream media that can have an adverse effect on the venue itself .
Firstly, hiring a venue space out for an event for any charitable or non-profit religious organization such as a church hall, enables them to raise money in times which are tough, but I believe there is more to it. We regularly see charities using their “peace and love” narrative to encompass and spread their support to the so called “hateful events, especially when the…