I can't help myself, but I am a hardcore nerd. I enjoy all kinds of science fiction from Star Trek, to Clockwork Orange. One of my favorite movies is Pacific Rim. The standout dialogue from the "giant robots film" is when Idris Elba proclaimed before the battle to end all battles:
"At the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today there is not a man nor woman in here that shall stand alone — not today. Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them! Today, we are cancelling the apocalypse!"
I can't help but compare this to what is happening right now with the Revolution. Over the past week, Progressive candidates have been targeted and slandered about things in their past. Most of these attacks are taking statements out of context to enrage the masses. Cancel Culture is being weaponized by corporate forces to have Progressives heel to outrage and eat their own. Liberals have cooked this identity for years against the right. The establishment and all its tentacles are using outrage to end Progressives.
This Cancellation Coup is another seminal moment the movement has to get past to succeed. Vindictive vetting within the movement will stop everything and dissolve this resistance. People will always do and say things that are not correct. If someone doesn't check all the boxes from skin color, gender, sexual orientation, family history, Twitter archive, or how they talk, but supports the movement, we need to stand behind them. There will be enough corporate forces trying to discredit and destroy them.
Of course, there are always outliers, but I firmly believe the impostors have come and gone. I know it sounds naive, but in the end, we are all human and will face the same challenges of Climate Change, Endless War, and Economic Collapse. We need to band together and support the voices of the Revolution, because forty years from now no one will remember mean tweets, old blog posts, or silly sarcasm. In forty years, they will remember who fought to make the future a better place.
Today we are cancelling the idea; no one is perfect!