Hello fellow Bookworms, I apologize in advance if I sound agressive on this post but I‘m annoyed, and I’m usually a pretty go with The flow Kind of person and try to not get Riled up by petty things nor create unnecessary conflict on My blog… this is a safe haven … Even If there are a few rantings here and there, I mostly want to entertain you guys and my love of books with everyone, also give a hand to new Authors and recommend good books to everyone…
But sometimes, there‘s that little Thorn on your side that you cannot shake… This is one of those times. It may be because I’m overly sensitive but GOD! Why …Why do We Feel The need to “cancel” everything nowadays?
From books, to Movies, TV shows, characters and Even people? Seriously? When did We become so self-righteous? Are We really that virtuous to judge everything? Here‘s the answer to that question … We are not.. We are just people… With as many flaws as everyone else..
I understand and agree with The necessity of change when It comes to representation, minority rights, fair dealing, raising awareness.. And I‘m totally up For It.. If something (Movie, book, comic) that was done decades ago has a flawed representation, there should be a warning and an explanation — understandably, times were different back then, and beliefs and notions have changed.. But It‘s part of history.. And history is there so we can learn from It… We learn from The mistakes we make in order not to repeat them…
But How can We learn anything If all We do is wipe The slate clean?
What happens when those waving The Cancellation flag aren‘t The ones directly affected? You are supposedly defending cultures, beliefs based only on your own notions of what It is offensive to someone else… But this doesn‘t mean everyone those same notions… So our judgement is biased… And that‘s when “Cancellation ” can become a weapon, you might just want to “cancel” whatever you want for the most ridiculous reasons..
And social media has just been making this situation worse..
We need to be aware of context, of historical changes, of diversity of thoughts in order to decide ourselves how we chose to improve as human beings and not just hit Delete on all that makes us uncomfortable. We need to learn what we did wrong, process it and deal with the issue not just erase everything… That’s just this bookish nerd humble opinion at least.
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