Leslyn Lewis: A strong society must encourage, not limit, debate

Leslyn Lewis: A strong society must encourage, not limit, debate

Today, however, people are not free to disagree, and even an innocent or naive verbal misstep can have dire consequences. This is most evident in our current political climate. While “PC culture” has been an issue for years, it has taken a sudden turn towards a cultish “us” versus “them” narrative. You are either “woke” and “on the right side of history,” or you are evil, backwards and full of hate. Like any cult, loyalty must be 100 per cent, and to question a single point of their narrative is enough to get you “cancelled.”

Patterk Nester Cancelled

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This story came across my newsfeed recently, and I must admit, I almost let it pass without my response or comments. There is no winning here. There is no way to come out of this story unscathed. Addressing this rationally and reasonably, will make me enemies on all sides of the political and cultural spectrum. I am going to piss off everyone. Black Lives Matters and feminist ideologues will loathe me. I’ll also manage to simultaneously piss off absolutely everyone engaged in the abortion debate. Pro-Choice, Pro-Life – won’t matter, I am going to upset absolutely everyone. OK, so, lets get started !