What happened to Josh Hawley was a business decision. Corporations align themselves with public figures and if those public figures do or say something incredibly stupid they distance themselves. That’s nothing new.
Now, this author seems to be completely ignoring the cancel culture that has sprung up in the last ten years. It’s a social media fueled drive-by mob that demands heads on pikes but wants its own safe space at the same time. We’ve gotten away from the familiar liberal principle about disagreeing with what you say but fighting to defend your right to say it. I don’t think it’s going to end well for the Twitter mob because they will, inevitably, cancel themselves.
Last edited: Feb 16, 2021