Cancel culture embodies the worst in humans striving for the best in humanity
Feb 3, 2022
I cannot understate the sense of deep alignment that came with acknowledging a part of my participation in cancel culture as rooted in my own tendencies towards control and punishment.
With acknowledging the way these tendencies were also tied to a search for safety and care, came alignment with my truth, that the roots of cancel culture at least as I have experienced it are complex. They are not easily defined and they are not necessarily pathological.
They are actually a profound example of humans being humans.
In a way, I think that cancel culture embodies the worst in humans striving for the best in humanity.
And part of the reason it’s felt important to really align myself with compassion and recognition for what it is that cancel culture is attempting to achieve is because I want to create space for exploring these nuances deeply.
I want abuse and misuse of power to be taken seriously.
I want systems of domination to be taken seriously.
I know through my own self-confrontation that it is not congruent with my own integrity to dehumanize any person in those pursuits.
I know that to align all of these things, what I need to be putting forward is knowledge and frameworks that create the change, interventions, and support necessary for us to divest from cancel culture.