[MAN] I’m curious, do you believe
that there’s a noble root underneath
cancel culture and censoriousness? And if you grant such,
can it be explained through
an evolutionary lens? [HEATHER] You don’t need to
grant such to try to explain it
with an evolutionary lens. But I would say the stories that
we are most familiar with, including
the Evergreen story, look like there are some bad faith—
pick your mood disorder—
narcissists, sociopaths, whatever, at the center of it, who capture
good faith people who actually
believe in what they’re doing. And for the most part,
it’s those good faith people who actually believe in
what they’re saying and
what they’re doing who are on the front lines. Who are the poor souls who get
shown on video, and who,
5 or 10 years from now, are going to be going,
“Oh my god, I can’t believe I did that.” So they were easily captured. Perhaps they were just
naive because they were young. Perhaps they were seeking
community because it’s hard to find community now,
in an age when most of the traditional sources of community
have disappeared. There are a lot of reasons to
have sought something and
to have been snookered by it. So on some level, that’s the
evolutionary answer, too. Is that seeking a group with whom you share something, and whose other members you think
legitimately might have your back, makes a lot of sense. The thing with cancel culture is,
they don’t have each other’s backs. They pretend they do.
Right? But once they get rid of the next group, you know, we saw this at Evergreen. I can’t remember the
order in which it went, but the various demographic groups started falling by the wayside. You’ve got more intersectional
points than I do because I’m straight
and a woman. And just being a white woman
isn’t enough anymore to be included. And I’m going to take a guess here
and say you’re a cis straight
white male, and, my god. You just have no authority
whatsoever to speak. [LOU] He’s manspreading
right now, too. (laughter) [HEATHER] So clearly this particular movement doesn’t actually have anyone’s back. It’s pretending to have people’s backs, and people are getting fooled by it. But it doesn’t actually. [BRET] I’d just add one thing to this, which is, I want you to put yourself
in the mind of an ancestor who discovers that they are
suddenly the only person in the group who believes something on which
something important depends. Even if everybody else is wrong,
the pressure to rejoin the group and say what they’re saying,
even if they’ve got it wrong, is immense because the alternative
is literally starvation. So if you imagine what Heather
is saying, you’ve got bad actors
and you’ve got confused people. The confused people are being
manipulated by basically being threatened with
the equivalent of modern
starvation if they step out of line. And that makes them
tools of something unholy. But when you approach them,
realize you’ve got one
important question at first. Am I dealing with a bad actor, in which case I’ve got one set of problems? Or am I dealing with a
confused person who’s being
manipulated by fear? Right? Then it’s a whole different set of issues. And categorized that way,
you will see a different landscape.

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53 thoughts on “How Cancel Culture Destroys Itself | We The Internet TV

  • February 12, 2020 at 2:17 am
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    The title of this video could make for a great skit (hint, hint)!

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:17 am
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    Just the fact that University's are teaching Social Engineering in itself is quite traumatizing. We need to abolish these and replace them with sane natural ones ffs…

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:18 am
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    While certainly informative, I am always sad when a video is not funny.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:18 am
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    Virtue singalling is a threat to society. Today's version of Bolsheviks

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:23 am
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    What IS the "Cancel Culture"? Define terms?

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:25 am
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    Excellent distinction. A naive vs. an ideologically possessed leftie.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:34 am
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    "Evolutionary lense" lol. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:35 am
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    The answer is simple. Political coercion should be outlawed in educational institutions.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:35 am
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    Well it will cancel it self out

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:36 am
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    Confused people doing the bidding of narcissists are called flying monkeys.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:38 am
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    This is what they are working towards.

    "And he made all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads, And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

    Revelation 13:16-17

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:38 am
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    "When faced with modern starvation, cancel culture turned to social cannibalism." -David Attenborough

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:40 am
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    That lady has the sexiest brain on planet earth

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  • February 12, 2020 at 2:46 am
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    It's crazy this happening right were I am. Thanks WTI

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:07 am
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    We're being gas-lit! From what I understand Bret Weinstein is a Marxist he is the one that created those monsters that eventually turned into a race riot mob who took over Evergreen College campus turned on him and hunting him across campus to do only Gods knows what! Now all of a sudden he's the voice of reason? Hogwash!

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:09 am
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    Cancel ,Cancel Culture!
    Misery loves company & people are just gullible and naive.
    Victim Olympics🤮

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:09 am
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    WTH is cancel culture? What's with all these made up words in the last ten years?? WTH is going on!

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:12 am
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    #globawarming #scientificConsesus
    Science geeks don't want to starve either ..

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:12 am
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    I'm a straight Latino male fuck the sis shit

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:16 am
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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:18 am
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    These people have always been with us, it's just that when they went too far, they would get stepped on. Now, those people of reason mostly remain silent, so, these maniacs are constantly pushing the limits to greater and greater insanity.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:19 am
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    Wow. I actually think that’s a very astute distinction, and well stated; it is an essential part of any game plan to distinguish the cause of the problem, and how to “salve” it (haha, pun untended 😂), before further action.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:22 am
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    Wow Bret's point at the end is frightening.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:31 am
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    I hope that #CancelCulture eats itself as quickly as possible, before it ruins anyone else. Everything is worse now, because of that garbage movement.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:32 am
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    LBJ said “the difference between cannibals and democrats (I’ll insert leftists) is that cannibals don’t eat their own”

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  • February 12, 2020 at 3:51 am
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    Cancel culture is new speak for Marxist censorship.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 4:07 am
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    Wait till culture had enough of the attempt social oppression of cancel culture and the opposite rises from its ashes. No safe space will be safe enough lol. Snowflakes better get emotionally tough now. Because soon enough no fucks will be given or offered. The night always brings the day. Nothing stays absolute.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 4:10 am
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    Cancel Culture is just a way for people to stroke their egos and peacock to their social bubble. It's very similar to the way certain extreme religious groups show off their faith and superiority by publicly shaming/harassing others, but with fewer picket signs and more hashtags.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 4:42 am
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    Hey guys, here’s a good idea, maybe don’t listen to your favorite celebrities about what to believe. They usually live in a safe intellectual bubble that the rest of us aren’t allowed in.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 5:06 am
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    I still think a lot of regressive cancel types are sincere good actors who are simply not thinking things thru before reacting, but yes, the fear of stepping outside of the dogma of the tribe/party/religion/race/whatever group identity one perceives themselves a part of for fear of being ostricized or worse by their collective is very real. Reasonable people in such groups always exist but do you really wanna find out how rational they are the hard way?

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  • February 12, 2020 at 6:31 am
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    "The bad faith people convince the good faith people they are doing the right thing." = How the Brown Shirts and Red Book carriers came about.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 8:21 am
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    Her comments on community are spot on.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 8:29 am
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    Unfettered cancel culture eventually leads to concentration camps.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 9:03 am
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    I appreciate her comments and I hope those people are self aware enough at some point to realize what they did.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 9:36 am
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    Fuck "modern/literal starvation"! Grow spines and call people out on their toxic bullshit!

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  • February 12, 2020 at 10:12 am
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    Great discussion & nice bit of humor by Lou in his red suit, which is perfect for Valentine's!! Best wishes

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  • February 12, 2020 at 10:16 am
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    Reject all forms of Cultural Marxism.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 11:06 am
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    I don’t sympathize, I was a conservative living in California. After my divorce I made it a point to meet lots of people. Overtime I was alienated from the group of people I befriended because of my views. I always held my head up high and stuck to my principles. Because of that I met my true friends and eventually converted several from the group think. I’m tired of all these weak people out there.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    The eternal ouroboros of useful idiocy.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 12:10 pm
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    In the good old days these people were known as useful idiots🙄

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  • February 12, 2020 at 5:06 pm
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    I will never use these stupid terms these people come up with for what someone "identifies" with. That just legitimizes the ludicrous.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 7:58 pm
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    It's interesting that the righties identity cancel culture with the left, yet they themselves are equally guilty of it. Perhaps even more so. Most of the comments on this channel seem to view it as an attack on the left judging by most of the comments even as many videos mock both sides or the far right.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 8:39 pm
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    The Weinsteins cannot be trusted. They have literally learned nothing from their experience and now explain away their own horrible destructive views by saying the ones causing damage do not "truly" believe what they are saying or are confused. All destructive people, with destructive views go out of their way to cleanse themselves and their values by lowering others. They have all the values of the "bad actors", just do not call for "everyone" to be silenced with cancel culture yet at the same time will very quickly state that "hate" should be silenced while using the same terms of what "hate" is, that the cancel culture people use.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 8:57 pm
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    Cancel Cult-ture.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 10:23 pm
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    The sociopaths at the center of the movement. AKA George Soros.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Modern starvation…. sure. More like a pussy that won't actually stand for their principles and wants friends.

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  • February 12, 2020 at 10:51 pm
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    "Cancel Culture" has been around since the beginning of time…
    The only difference (evolutionary lens) is that today the internet saves everything you do forever and can repeatedly haunt us, whereas people used to burn books to eliminate history.

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  • February 13, 2020 at 12:03 am
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    Looks like an older version of that one guy from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  • February 13, 2020 at 1:58 am
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    I’ve been saying this for years. A lot of these people in these groups like Antifa think they are spearheading a revolution but are oblivious to the fact that they are just the pawns .

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  • February 13, 2020 at 3:57 am
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    Before you join this kind of movement thinking you will belong to a group that cares for you. Look up Robes Pierre.

    Or… Really just about ANY mob rule movement. They do not end well.

    The rule of law MUST be rediscovered by the young in this country, or they will receive the fruit of their foolishness.

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  • February 13, 2020 at 6:59 am
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    Community is hard to be found now days……. the Left has go out of it's way to attack traditional community groups church is a large one. The Left has created multiple community groups but they are so broken down they are niche and global not local and thus not as helpful

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  • February 13, 2020 at 12:35 pm
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    Hopefully cancel culture will prove to be self canceling and solve itself.

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  • February 14, 2020 at 12:33 am
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    your video name in gods ear .. gosh how much i hope you're right .. it's amongst the biggest plagues our current time faces .. others are 4th way feminism, the fanatic "diversity and equity management" push, victim culture, a resurgence of severe racism in 3rd world countries, aswell as a (yet) relatively harmless but potent form in 1st world countries .. and insane housing prices in cities ..
    if all i listed where gone for good the world would be a much better place

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