Canceled” is what happens to you when the court of self-anointed decides that something you’ve said or done at any time in your life is unacceptable by today’s social and moral standards. Cancelers call for boycotts of your shows, business or products, demand that you be fired from your place of employment, command that you be de-platformed from social media, and pressure anyone associated with you to disavow you. They take no prisoners.
I’m unsure how this ‘fight racism with racism’ and ‘fight fascism with fascism’ strategies are supposed to succeed in anything but destruction and chaos.
This brings us to the actions of Jay Ford, Janet Sturgis, and Margaret Van Cleaf, who attempted to use social media in a networked attempt to destroy a local, coastal business in Cape Charles, Virginia.
The most chilling aspect is that Jay Ford’s employer, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation fully supports the attack and destruction of small businesses here on the Shore:
There you have it.
Is the CBF an environmental non-profit, or a social justice non-profit. It appears they are not that proficient in either one.
President Baker was, however, caught in a little fib. He claims Ford is fighting for racial inequity on his own time. But timestamps on the Facebook posts clearly show Ford is on the platform during normal working hours. So either he works the night shift, has odd hours, or was planning the boycott against Kelly’s while on the clock with CBF. The same goes for Van Cleaf.
So, not only does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation support attacking coastal businesses, they are paying employees to do so. Let that sink in.
Do CBF’s donors also feel the same way?