- Jan 15, 2013
- United Kingdom
So nothing to do with death threats, harassment or abuse.As I already explained.
Uncle Bob has faced cancelation for his views.
The cancelation was from what he's actually good at for views ultimately not related to it.
People respect his skill in said field and don't think his political views should detract from his perceived skill or how much he can teach people.
The people on about not recommending Uncle Bob were trying to get the Factorio dev to jump onto the cancel train against Uncle Bob.
The people "Criticising" the Factorio dev over lack of non gender neutral language like Craftpersonship or whatever were trying to set up a cancellation and build the case for said developer being bad.
Fun fact the blog itself doesn't seemingly mention cancel culture. The developer decried it on the games subreddit when people brought up how not making sure to denounce Uncle Bob's politics enough is itself a political act. The developer told said poster to shove it and went on to explain they're not American
J.K. Rowling was being called transphobic way before she actually said anything just because of the Gryffindor staircase and it never being addressed in the lore about what would happen in regards to Trans students (thank you Tumblr coming up with this madness)
You chose to focus on death threats and abuse as a reason for why "cancel culture" is so awful.I also never said it specifically requires death threats to be cancel culture so I don't know where you're getting that from. Death threats etc can be one way cancel culture operates. It doesn't mean it's the only way it operates.
Why do I need to pick a lane when cancel culture is a multi lane motorway again?
So if we've now established that "cancel culture" actually exists without those things, then all we're left with... is criticism, and people making the personal decision not to buy stuff.
In which case its on you to explain why you consider that so terribly awful.