White House aide Kellyanne Conway ripped the so-called cancel culture Tuesday. “It is easier to talk and squeal, and complain, and bellyache belligerently and lie … than to actually help people,” Conway claimed.
As Dictionary.com defines it:
Cancel culture refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. Cancel culture is generally discussed as being performed on social media in the form of group shaming.
“People are trying to shame people from their jobs, their disagreement with any dissent, they’re trying to cancel individuals,” she stated on “Outnumbered Overtime.” “And it is mostly people who choose their lives online, not offline.” This coming after Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.
“We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and the people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing. We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children,” he told. “And we will defend, protect, and preserve (the) American way of life, which began in 1492 when Columbus discovered America.”
Conway argued, “Twist one word here or one thing that was done forty years ago there. I think the president’s broader point is that he is looking toward the future. He is a visionary, he is being positive and patriotic.”
And stressed, “Here is my main problem with cancel culture, ripping down statues, and the whole like. How does it get one more kid of color who is in a failing school a better opportunity, a better education? These same people who are saying ‘cancel culture, rip down statues, take away statues from Statuary Hall, they always vote against opportunity scholarships in Washington, D.C., which help African American and Hispanic kids.” Does Conway make a valid argument?