Gina Carano’s firing by Lucasfilm and Disney continues our disturbing trend of being intolerant towards disagreeable points of view.
Most people are focusing on Gina Carano’s poor use of a Holocaust analogy to justify the decision to drop her from The Mandalorian. What is being sorely missed is the point she was attempting to make. That is, we have adopted a culture of acceptance towards liberal points a view and an intolerance towards conservative, more traditional points of view. This imbalance is counterproductive to the notion of free speech and civil discourse, and as a result, Gina Carano has become another victim of ridiculous cancel culture. Poor analogy aside, her overall point is valid, and it is sad to see our society continue to traverse down the rabbit hole of persecution and career head-hunting for those who express conservative or otherwise disagreeable points of view.
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