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By James Onochie, Crisis Magazine, Jan. 18, 2021
James Onochie holds degrees in philosophy and theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
In the summer of 2020, from the quiet setting of my home office, I watched as many cities fell into manufactured implosions at the hands of the mob and cancel-culture. Up until that point, the general theme of 2020, in the wake of COVID-19, was unity to “stop” or to “slow the spread.” And so, as I watched the riots in response to the unfortunate death of George Floyd spread from city to city, under the blessing of municipal authorities and progressive politicians in office, it became apparent (by the destruction of property, lives, and livelihood) that the moral and intellectual fabric of the nation was again under attack by the institutions whose duty it was to protect her. The song of unity, which we had been asked to sing “wear a mask; save lives,” was replaced by “Black Lives Matter.”
To those who might deem this as an insensitive approach to the subject of race relations, I assure you it is not. My objective is not to be cavalier or dismissive, but to draw attention to the ever growing problem we have in this country—that of “mob” justice by “cancel culture;” neither of these serves the purpose of furthering true race relations. …
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