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By Michael Swartz, Patriot Post, Feb. 28, 2023

You know things are getting wild when folks start opining about the goodness of speech suppression.

While the practice of attempting to shame people into compliance has been around forever, a relatively recent term for it is “cancel culture.” In modern history, those looking to “cancel” are generally the ones who would have been shunned and ignored in olden days because they’re advocating for people or issues that would offend the longstanding traditional Judeo-Christian worldview.

In more recent times, though, when someone utters a statement that angers the gatekeepers of the Left, there are two ways those gatekeepers seek to “cancel” a speaker. One is deplatforming: think of how attempts to break the Hunter Biden laptop story made the New York Post disappear from social media thanks to the collusion of Big Government and Big Tech. And deplatforming has a cousin called shadowbanning, a practice we’re all too familiar with because our humble shop has been on the receiving end for many moons. …

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