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I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

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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