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UK gov't moves against "woke" cancel culture

 
 
British  Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced two new pieces of legislation to thwart the "woke" cancel culture.  One will fine British universities for any limitation on freedom of speech of students or faculty by the university administration or by student government.   The bill also requires each university to establish a position of Free Speech Champion on campus.
 
A government source told the London Daily Telegraph that “Unacceptable silencing and censoring on campuses is having a chilling effect and that is why we must strengthen free speech in higher education, by bolstering the existing legal duties and ensuring strong, robust action is taken if these are breached".
 
In a simultaneous move, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is issuing binding  instructions to government funded museums, heritage charities, and art galleries to stop airbrushing British history at the demands of the "woke" mob.  In a letter, Dowden stated “History is ridden with moral complexity and interpreting Britain’s past should not be an excuse to tell an overly-simplistic version of our national story, in which we damn the faults of previous generations whilst forgetting their many great achievements. Purging uncomfortable elements of our past does nothing but damage our understanding of it,” 
 
 





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( February 17th, 2021 @ 9:53 am )
 
France also seems to "get it" about the evils of the far left "cancel culture". Even center-left globalist French President Macron publicly denounced the cancel culture recently calling it an attack on French culture and civilization. Macron also gave a nationally televized speech when the BLM hoopla first got cranked up in which he declared that no one would be erased from French history and no monuments would be taken down. It is amazing that a French president would have more backbone than some of our GOP politicians. Greg Murphy and Thom Tillis both voted to remove Confedeerate monuments from the Capitol and to rename military bases named for Confederate generals. Murphy and Tillis surrendered to the cancel culture and it is disgusting. So did RINO Mark Walker who is running for Burr's seat.



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