Cancel Culture Has Been Toxic For America And American Exceptionalism, How Can It Be Defeated?

Written By BlabberBuzz | Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:30

The stream of stifling people’s voices which expands widely in the American society has its source in canceled culture which seeks to settle the differences in views through forceful suppression of contradicting opinions, said Dr. Jeff Meyers, president of Summit Ministries. People should join in a civil debate to hash out the issue and reveal the truth rather than stopping others’ voices, Myers told The Epoch Times.

Myers studied Marxism to equip thousands of young people every year to go into college campuses. Through the study, he realized that Marxist theory teaches that if you try to hash out others’ viewpoints that you differ with, you are giving in to the other side.

The only thing Marxists can do is to suppress the voice of those with whom they disagree, Myers said in a recent interview on Epoch Times’ Crossroads program.

Some people who engage in culture say that they are not Marxists but when asked about their world view, for example, whether they think about god, what they believe in, about the nature of reality, what constitutes right and wrong it may turn out that they actually adopted the Marxist view, Myers explained. Those people only do not welcome the Marxist label, he added.

The dispute now taking place in America is not a fight between republicans and democrats or conservatives and liberals, Myers said. It is a battle “between people who believe that truth exists and can be discovered and people who believe that truth does not exist” so they have to use words to speak the truth, he continued.

“The people who want to discover truth are always trying to learn more, sharpen their knowledge so they can find the truth, the people who believe that they just speak their own truth are always looking for ways to sharpen their words that’s all they care about, [they have] no point in looking deeper for the truth,” Myers explained.

To find the truth, Myers supporters begin “the conversation with questions not with challenges.” This way, people with a different view have to protect themselves in the ordinary course of the discussion, they have to defend their underlying premises, Myers said.

At the root of a lot of canceled culture is the Marxist worldview which believes “that only the material world exists, there’s no God there’s no truth there’s nothing out there,” Myers said.

“If only the material world exists there’s only so much to go around,” and all people are equal, so going further, “if anyone has more than anyone else it’s only because they stole … so taking it back is not wrong” Myers proceeded to tell Marxists worldview.

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