Thinking Back to 2008: I Was a Victim of the Cancel Culture

This morning I was reading various articles about the wicked phenomenon known as Cancel Culture. Suddenly, it dawned on me that back in 2007-2008 I was canceled – I will tell you how this happened.

For at least 20 years, I was an avid writer of ‘Letters to the Editor’ in local newspapers. Although I was a staunch Conservative and a Christian, the left leaning newspapers would publish my letters.

They didn’t publish me because they agreed – they loved the rebuttals which poured in against me and my Christian/Conservative views. Many times this would turn into a firestorm. That kind of stuff sells papers.

It was a win-win for me, because I was able to write against abortion and other evils in our society.

But then came the time of Obama’s campaigning and finally running to be president. Things changed dramatically……

Our town newspaper always published my letters. I even got to know the editor. Although we were lightyears apart in our beliefs and politics, he was a nice fellow and he enjoyed watching the fireworks after he would publish something from me.

One day in January of 2008, I wrote a pice about Obama and his close affiliation with Planned Parenthood and with staunch enemies of Israel. I went into much detail about BO and why I felt that he would be a terrible president.

The editor did publish that letter, but it turned out to be the last thing he ever published from me. The HATE -filled rebuttals came in as usual, but this time I was called a RACIST. Nothing was said about abortion or Israel. I was labeled a bigoted horrible person.

I wrote a follow up letter stating that I did not have a racist bone in my body and that I was a Jew who had experienced bigotry my entire life.

That letter never made it to print. I called the editor and he told me that his boss instructed him to NEVER publish another letter from me.

I WAS CANCELED.

THE CANCEL CULTURE OF TODAY

I would say that back when I was canceled from being published in local papers, it was possibly the very beginning of the full-blown CANCEL CULTURE of today.

What we see today is the result of a systematic shutting down of any opposition to the Leftwing Media, Leftist Politicians, Leftist Social Media platforms, etc etc.

The LEFT will not tolerate anything which goes against their narrative.

So, here we are with no voice.

But wait! We DO have a voice and we should be using it to share the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost!

But the way things are going, even that will be taken away. There will come a time when sharing God’s Word is against the law. It already is in the workplace.

But brethren, don’t forget that NOTHING is a surprise to the Lord, Who knows the end from the beginning.

He is in COMPLETE control! And He will NEVER leave us:

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”

(Romans 8:35-39).

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom B’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

7 thoughts on “Thinking Back to 2008: I Was a Victim of the Cancel Culture

  1. LV McGraw

    Great article. It seems to me that it’s the corporations that are the ones who ban speach as in the case of Apple, Google Amazon, FB, Twitter and all. Are they the ones who is really running out country?? In your case , it was the newspaper’s boss who stopped your coments. Did his instructions come from higher up? Is it the corporation or the government? So who is really running our country????

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