UFC champion turned movie star Gina Carano was recently fired by Disney from the popular show, “The Mandalorian.” Why? Because she pointed out that one of the lessons of 1930s Germany is that when we start to hate our neighbors over political differences, we set ourselves on a path to escalating intolerance.
As if to prove the point, Disney wrote her popular character off the show. Sometimes people—yes, even conservatives—say things in social media which are beyond the pale. But, Carano’s words were not beyond the pale.
But … instead of wallowing in victimism, Carano is entering into a film-making venture with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
I don’t like cancel culture, but what I like even less is conservative victimology. Carano and Shapiro are doing the right thing, building new and maybe even better institutions than the ones that blackballed her.
Every cancellation, every delisting, every ban and shadow ban is yet another opportunity to build better alternatives.Read More »