The Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech slammed the ruthlessness of “cancel culture” and called on Americans to push back against it in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning.
“Cancel culture should be understood properly not as just a trend that’s happening online or something that people are engaged in in a casual manner,” Domenech told host Ainsley Earhardt. “It’s much more akin to a religion. It has sins. It has commandments. It has trials by fire. It has burning at the stake. What it doesn’t have is forgiveness or grace.”
Domenech mentioned a conversation he had with Seattle writer Katie Herzog on the Federalist Radio Hour. Herzog was “canceled” after writing an article about individuals who have undergone gender transitioning and then afterward regretted their decision.
“What we are seeing right now is cancel culture drifting out of the media environment and into the realm where normal people are being affected by it,” Domenech added. “Small business owners and the like. People who don’t put up the right sticker or express the right emotion are canceled in the sense of the group of people banding together and deciding together online that they are going to destroy someone who they don’t like.”
“So where do we go from here?” Earhardt asked.
“We need people to stand up and enough people to reject the mob. It’s amazing what power comes from showing that you’re not going to just bend the knee to the demands of these woke cancel culture people,” Domenech concluded.
“What takes that power back is standing up to them and having enough people around you who will stand up to them and say we are going to buy your product even if people say that you are someone who should be canceled. We are going to defy the mob in every little way that we can.”
Watch the full conversation here: