I wanted to comment on a tweet @bridgetphetasy shared earlier.
I absolutely agree that conservatives engaging in cancel culture look, on the merits, as bad as liberals. But so often there seems to be a significant power imbalance involved. When the Left tries to cancel it does so with the primary goals of silence and capitulation. When the Right tries to cancel it has this atmosphere of, "Ok, well, f*ck you. You're winning this insidious and fixed game so if some of you go down with the ship, great."
That sounds petty because on some level it is. It's also emotionally resonant to many who justifiably believe they haven't earned cancellation. But they damn well know its around the corner if they "behave incorrectly" or speak out about X, Y or Z. And we're adding variables daily.
Quick example and then I'll shut up. Kimmel's Karl Malone skit from the Man Show was hilarious. Malone has a funky inflection when he speaks and Kimmel more or less nailed it. Kimmel also revels in ...