I said the next tactic by the woke after the petition to cancel They Are Us was to threaten cancellation of the actress and lo and behold Newshub’s own Digital features editor penned an appalling emotionally manipulative threat to cancel Rose Byrne…
Firstly – bullshit. How a young white female Prime Minister handled a white supremacy terror attack in the immediate aftermath by using kindness and empathy IS worthy of focus and actually IS the kind of movie the planet needs right now.
As for those claiming there was no consultation, that turns out to be a lie…
…and for those claiming it’s too soon, you get this won’t actually be in theatres till about 2025.
If They Are Us actually gets cancelled we will be in an age of pre-censorship.
1984 was about constantly erasing the past to control the present. Cancel Culture erases the present to control the future
Watching so many citizens gleefully forming a mob to burn books they haven’t read has been terrifyingly insightful.
It’s not just that so many NZers want to cancel a movie they haven’t even seen as part of a lynch mob, it’s that they also want to be congratulated for being so ‘progressive’ that is gasp inducing – they have all the misplaced certainty of book burners.
This is the age of pre-censorship, cancelling a movie before it even exists to punish expression outside identity politics dogma.
Killing a thought before it can be art is a grim utopia.
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