My reply to all those fans of cancel culture like Andrew Azzopardi and the Commission on Gender-based violence and Domestic Violence who embrace it as a way to ostracize boycot or shun those whom they decide have acted or spoken in an unacceptable manner is:

I am absolutely horrified by cancel culture. I was a victim of it myself and still am. To make matters worse this country has the sort of culture that encourages the dictum “Don’t speak up because if you do they will make you repent it and you will suffer.” Being a woman in this country believe it or not makes you a better victim of cancel culture. As long as I am acting speaking or writing in a way which offends the narrative and the mainstream then the ostracizing boycotting or shunning are guaranteed.

We are currently living in this scenario of cancel culture. Even freedom of speech and freedom of expression have become its victims.
Cancel culture is not just a matter of holding an opinion. There are certain topics which can be debated. Others cannot because truth is neither a theory nor is it subjective especially since we are living in a world of half truths. We can disagree and remain friends when the topic is Jurassic Park but not when the topic is human rights.

I am aware of the importance of discernment critical analysis and calling out abhorrent behavior but this must neither float through a hypocritical aura nor through cancel culture.

Moreover all too frequently cancel culture feels like something else. I see cancel culture as a misplaced form of aggression a superiority complex a tyrannical longing that passes for kindness or someone acting out of anger at themselves for actions they have taken. I think to myself “Where is this coming from in these people who are all in favour of it?” Is it connected to any rage at those whom they consider to be a threat to humanity? Is it a disconnection with any sacred activism or the perception that “I am sacred but you are not?” or “I am much better than you?”

Or is it an unresolved issue within you: some long-buried resentment looking for a place to take root? It almost seems as though by canceling someone else I’m trying to cancel that old content. If we want to maintain the cancel culture in our society we need to be very aware of where our own urges to cancel originate.

And where were all those journalists who today speak against cancel culture when there were attacks against others who were victims of cancel culture? Where are they when Christians are being cancelled? Where were the Government Commissions created to safeguard women when I was being canceled out? Where are they when the LGBTIQA+ culture is cancelling our students? Where were they when the non-vaccinated were being shamed and ostracised because they refused the vaccine?

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  1. Judith King

    What I love about you is that you never seem to be clinging to any old worn out principle, philosophy, political sect, church regulation, social group or popular opinion; you instead perceive & express from your HEART and your own vision through careful insight, meticulous research, experience, discernment and a clear & lucid understanding of right & wrong.. If your ideas & opinions happen to parallel with or touch down upon one facet of humanity or another, then so be it! ..That doesn’t mean you are joining the “club”.. God bless you & your voice, a truly renegade soul, one who is not afraid to read between the lines and carve out her own enlightened niche of understanding..

    1. Marica Micallef

      Dear Ms King,

      Thank you so much for your contribution, readership and support. Readers like you are a light in the darkness; hope when there feels to be none. A unique support which is much needed during these times, for all humanity. But the merit goes to God Almighty. I am just a mere servant, in obedience. God bless you and may my site be blessed with your continuous support and more readers like you. In Christ, Marica.

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