Cancel culture is inevitable as long as we do not know who we are

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJan 2, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“How is cancel culture a threat to intellectual freedom and to society?”

Cancel culture is a natural consequence of the illusory, misguided liberal, leftist ideas our modern society tries to implement.

These liberal ideas are similar to John Lennon’s song “Imagine”, believing that if we imagine a better world where love and friendship rules, if we close our eyes and dream ourselves into such a beautiful world, then it will happen.

This completely disregards, ignores our actual, true nature which is 100% self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic, and thrives on succeeding at the expense of others.

So when the liberal ideas fail to bring on that perfect world, those who promote it become more and more dogmatic, restrictive, and start canceling everything around them, thinking that by their dogmatic ways they can force others to follow their ideas and somehow the perfect world will unfold.

But the opposite happens as we can now watch all around the world. The all-encompassing liberal, leftist propaganda, brainwashing creates a violent rebound reaction from people, and again fascist, Nazi ideas, racism, negative nationalism emerge in response to the increasingly forceful, oppressive liberal. leftist dogma.

In the end, the vicious historic cycles will recur, and if look back at the most oppressive, destructive regimes in history they usually started from similar, leftist, liberal dogmas that misunderstood, misinterpreted, ignored the egotistic, selfish Human nature that drives all of us, and after an initial “honeymoon period” they all ended up in terror.

We can’t escape these destructive processes until we fully reveal and accept our original nature, as only by establishing the right diagnosis for our “Human condition” can we start the right remedy — purposefully, methodically changing ourselves.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.