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Opinion: The Left’s Response to the Queen’s Death was a Disgrace
Have the Left finally gone too far? Jack Dixon shares his view.
Left wing ‘cancel culture’ and ‘wokeism’ has been the leading cause of eye rolls for the last ten years. Their crazy views on gender and wanting the rest of society to conform, branding every historical figure as a racist, and wanting to ‘cancel’ politically-incorrect comedy which we all know is the best kind of comedy.
They have made topics off limits for debate labelling dissent as ‘dangerous’ or finding the latest ‘phobic’ to brand it. This has all been enabled by the mainstream media and corporations who see woke politics as something to cash in on.
Look at pride month, all these corporations put flags all over their stores but as soon as the month finishes suddenly their support goes quiet. The media has acted as a shield not reporting the extremities of the left meaning many people are out of the loop on what is going on in our culture.
The left have driven us all crazy before by cancelling Little Britain, telling us we don’t know what a woman is, and trying to get comedians’ comedy specials removed from Netflix. The annoyance has been mostly felt on the right with many ordinary people not hearing about it through mainstream news or being sympathetic to the idea of social justice and accepting it.
However, after the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the reaction of some on the left has been extremely bad taste, verging on disgraceful. It has shone a light on how universities will protect abhorrent people and how identity politics is used to shut down criticism.
When the Queen had fallen ill, Uja Anya, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in America, tweeted, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying, may her pain be excruciating.”
Anyone who actually understands the role of the monarch or understands basic history knows how ridiculous that statement is. Regardless of its accuracy, it is a vile thing to say about an old lady who has a loving family. The outrage was immense but what was exposed was that if this is what this lecturer is saying publicly what is she telling her students? What radical ideas are being taught? She received such backlash that her University came out and apologised, not fire her, just say sorry, which to many wasn’t enough.
Then the left wing media came out to defend her, with MSNBC saying that Carnegie Mellon shouldn’t have even condemned her! The New York Times hired obscure republicans to bash the monarchy at a time when the whole nation was mourning. If the left cannot give a country time to mourn the death of a beloved person without stirring up trouble then it is clear their politics and culture is deeply broken. Many said that the criticism of Uja Anya was because she was black not because she wished death on an old lady.
Left wing commentator Benjamin Butterworth realised this by tweeting he had cancelled his New York Times subscription due to their extremely poor taste coverage of the last week. When someone dies you pay respect not purposely hurt the grieving - that is Westboro Baptist Church territory and we rightly call them extremists - maybe it is time to paint Uja Anya with the same label.
Protestors hurled abuse at the Queen’s coffin creating very ugly and upsetting scenes. If this isn’t too far then what is? Can we now call out the ‘woke’ left for the extremists they are and demand our culture is no longer intertwined with their extreme ideologies?
If we don’t stand up to this then they will come for more and more because nothing satisfies the ‘woke’ social justice warrior. They will come for something you love and try to take it away. This week they came for the Queen and we fought back and won but we may not always win unless we stay strong.
Written by Jack Dixon
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