A new grassroots group launched Monday to take conservatives on offense against cancel culture. The group, “Unsilenced Majority” aims to target unfair firings, cancellation in education, and corporate political activism by constructing a cohesive nationwide grassroots coalition.
Mike Davis, a former senior adviser to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley who now runs the Article III Project and the Internet Accountability Project, will spearhead the new organization as its founder and president.
“Corporate censorship, thought-policing and politically motivated blacklists and boycotts are having a corrosive effect on our country and will ultimately lead to a less free world,” Davis said in a statement announcing the launch. “The Unsilenced Majority speaks for an emboldened majority of Americans who recognize the imminent threat that cancel culture poses to our nation.”
Davis will be joined by a team of prominent conservative attorneys and strategists active in the culture war for years, including Daily Malarkey Co-founder Ian Prior as its spokesman and senior counsel, Human Events Editor-in-Chief Will Chamberlain, and GOP operative Andy Surabian, who worked in the Trump White House.
The group’s launch comes weeks after another grassroots organization was launched to target the rise of identity politics infecting K-12 schools, Parents Defending Education, as conservatives mobilize and reinvigorate a new cultural Tea Party 10 years after the arrival of the first.
Cancel culture is the deliberate de-platforming or ultimate unemployment of an individual for views fraudulently held to be outside an increasingly turbulent public square, often featuring past statements dug up in bad faith to deploy online mobs against the dissident. The culture is wielded as a tool to penalize people for things that could otherwise be a justifiable position or an apology-level offense, and excommunicate the guilty culprit from the public square.
The cancel culture weapon has been capitalized by aggressively woke leftists in particular, who, in pursuit of a 21st-century cultural revolution, press the reimagination of historical facts and figures through the modern-day lens of racism.
Six books authored by Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, are among the most recent victims of 21st century cancel culture. In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced it would cease publishing the titles over “racist and insensitive imagery.” The books include, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”