Censorship risks drift towards authoritarianism
Marc Glendening writes for Conservative Home
“The CCL, unlike their traditional social democrat and Marxist predecessors who were fixated on bringing about a transfer of economic power, are focused instead on achieving a cultural equality of outcome. This is married to their assumption that western society is characterised by a network of informal ‘power structures’ that are said to keep a range of identity groups – that they have manufactured into existence through theory – marginalised. None of these assumptions are verifiable.
“If words are perceived to be a potential source of coercive power than all human relations are viewed as part of the struggle for social domination between allegedly oppressor and oppressed groups. In other words, a zero-sum game of will to power.”
Read Marc’s full piece here.
Read a full copy of Dictating words: The Culture-Control Left and the war against free speech here.