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Today’s blacklisted American: There are now so many that an online database now exists

They’re coming for you next: Because of the epidemic of blacklisting and oppression that has been sweeping the United States in the past four months, a new online database now exists to track and document them all, with the total now almost 200 people long.

The site’s home page lists the following reasons for getting blackballed, all of which are absurdly unjust and intolerant:

  • citing a scientific study
  • something your spouse said
  • believing in biological sex
  • critizing Black Lives Matter
  • saying your country isn’t racist
  • liking the wrong tweet
  • researching gender dysphoria

The site’s “about” page outlines the criteria for adding a blacklisted person to the list, noting that the person must have suffered some real harm to their lives or reputation, including the loss of a job. “The canceled person has faced a coordinated effort to silence them … to shame them and destroy their reputation.” Also “The effort seeks to render their person or their ideas unfit to discuss [and] seeks to damage their self-worth and will likely target their personal or professional relationships.”

The database also outlines reasons for not including someone, such as they successfully fought the blacklisting attempt, did not suffer any long term harm, was simply harshly criticized in print or on social media, or did something illegal. The page will also not list blackballed individuals who were canceled because what they said was beyond the pale:

A person who has said or done something outside of the window of reasonable expression and therefore is predictably getting their comeuppance. This could include many different things: saying a racial slur with the intention to wound, inflicting a sexual fetish on others, denying the Holocaust, etc. Our society does have legitimate reasons to shun a person, and employers have legitimate reasons to fire an employee.

That even with these limitations the list is now almost 200 names long tells us how much intolerance has grown in the U.S. in recent years. It is now considered socially acceptable to destroy a person simply because you disagree with them, the first amendment be damned!

If you want, the site allows anyone to submit a name, though it does ask that you read its criteria before doing so.

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  • Cotour


    You have to give it to Bill Mahre when he just says what you are thinking and trying to cleverly find the words to describe to make the same point. 2:25 min. (Adult language, just a little bit)

  • George

    By Martin Niemöller
    First they came for the Communists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Communist
    Then they came for the Socialists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Socialist
    Then they came for the trade unionists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a trade unionist
    Then they came for the Jews
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Jew
    Then they came for me
    And there was no one left
    To speak out for me.

  • John C

    Great website. Reading the descriptions of what got the people canceled is interesting. You can just imagine the overreacting fools that complained to get the person fired, canceled, boycotted, etc. Those people need to get a life.

  • Alex Andrite

    So how long until the canceled people web site gets burned down and canceled ??

  • Jeff Wright

    If I ever win a lottery-I know who to give money to. Of course many just got shredded by the tax monkey-Ape the Fifteenth.

  • wayne

    Oh yeah, absolutely. No way these people will be allowed to keep their website.

    Welcome to obamas America.

  • Cotour


    What has the Liberal / Leftist / “Progressive” / “Woke” Democrat agenda accomplished in New York City?

    If you live in New York City and default vote Democrat this is what you have accomplished.

    This is all yours, be proud, you are officially your and everyone else’s own worst enemy.

    What are you going to do about it? Do you know what doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is?

    INSANITY! Your a NYC Democrat? Are you insane? I didn’t think so, but that is how you have been acting.

    As a now famous “Woke” Democrat NYC politician recently said, “Its gut check time”.

  • Cotour

    Is hope springing eternal in the Democrat mind and sole?

    “Democrat Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler ‘Done’ With ‘Anarchist Mob,’ Asks Public To Help ‘Unmask’ Rioters”

  • Edward

    wayne wrote: “Welcome to obamas America.

    Amen. (And A-Women, if you’re a Democrat.)

  • cloudy

    One of those listed is a pastor that came out as transexual. He did so in the middle of a sermon, in direct opposition to the congregation’s beliefs. How this is an expression of “cancel culture” is beyond me. It is the congregation thats being “canceled” here. He is speaking for the organization in an official capacity. Imagine he was having an extramarital affair and said it was perfectly OK. Or that he was joining the KKK. Would anybody question his firing then?

  • wayne

    –> obamas Amerika,

    Hank Williams Jr.
    “Keep the Change” (2011)

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