About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Why is it only spoiled, privileged men whine about "cancel culture"?

Colbert: "If cancel culture is real, why is Mel Gibson still working?"



He is, as expected, very thoughtful and insightful. As he notes, what some privileged men complain about is that they can't say whatever they want with impunity. Now, however, there might be consequences. Specifically -- people might be mean on Twitter. Meanwhile: school shootings, trans people murdered, the continued erosion of democracy

Also, I'd like to emphasize Colbert's point that it is not funny or brave to punch down. It is cowardly and pathetic. 


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