Pondering Cancel Culture

26 Feb

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Last week I read a novel by Kristin Hannah titled, The NightingaIe. It normally takes me several weeks to read a standard novel. I read this 608 page book in a week. I couldn’t put it down and lost a lot of sleep.


The book is set in 1939 France and covers the entirety of WWII. For some time I have been disturbed about the power of the Cancel culture and reading this book gave me chills. Nazism was and is evil. Now, let’s set aside the whole Nazi narrative and talk about the underlying problem. Power. The power that leads to evil.

We all know someone who has control issues. I think most of us do, in some niche of our life. Think of the person you know or have had an interaction with who had serious control/power issues. It amazes me how much a little power can go to a person’s head. I only offer one example because I don’t want to cast aspersions on any type of worker. My example is a fellow co-worker with whom I job shared. We did the same job with the same power level, which was minuscule. Anytime she had the opportunity to tell a customer no, she reveled in it. I suspect that if she was given the opportunity to turn someone in, to cancel them, she would have.

I have been pondering and clarifying my thoughts on Cancel culture. I don’t want to write rashly so I am thinking and praying about my words.

Meanwhile, what are your thoughts?

I'm a winner

After my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2020 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

2 Responses to “Pondering Cancel Culture”

  1. Daniel Kemp February 27, 2021 at 4:37 am #

    I have never heard of Cancel culture before, Onisha.


    • Onisha Ellis February 27, 2021 at 8:31 am #

      Think Cromwell but without the religion component.


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