Freud Explains Cancel Culture – WSJ

There is certainly a lot of moralism going around. Censure, condemnation, excommunication, requests for apologies. There are even spontaneous chants of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” directed at the villain of the moment. I recently saw an advertisement for a psychology workshop that stated emphatically that people from “privileged” groups should “hurt” and “feel shame”. feel guilty for using disposable straws, liking a canceled song, or saying “capable” words.

How did we descend from the libertine culture of the 1960s – “if it feels good, do it” – into an endless pit of shame?


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