Cancel Culture: A Digital Witch Hunt

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Oct 19 2020 33 mins   1

Randon Heim is the host of "Don't worry, We'll talk it out," a podcast exploring the fundamental concepts that drive how we perceive the world. "The Psychology of a Riot," "The Black Death: Coronavirus and Race Relations," and "Ignorance is Bliss: How Anti-Intellectualism Ruined America," are just a few examples of subjects Heim has covered on his show, but today he joins us to discuss Cancel Culture.

If you are unfamiliar with the term Cancel Culture... well, you are in the right place, but to give you a brief description now, Cancel Culture refers to the act of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies that have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive.

In this episode, we discuss the positive and negative use case of Cancel Culture, how innocent citizens have been impacted by this, and beloved historical figure who could have been impacted by Cancel Culture due to skeletons in their closets.

In addition to the above, since it is impossible to future proof what we say or post against the moral standard of tomorrow, we explore how society's perception of past comments, pictures, or posts will evolve in time, and what it will take for us to find a healthy relationship with Cancel Culture.