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Millennials annoyed by Nick Cave’s attack on cancel culture are really just still angry with mum and dad

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14.08.2020

Nick Cave is the latest celeb to come out against cancel culture with a typically well written criticism of one of the 21st century’s more ugly pastimes. The Aussie singer was answering letters from fans on his Red Right Hand Files website when the topic arose. Responding to a couple from Florence, Italy, the Bad Seeds frontman took down cancel culture, branding it a “bad religion run amuck.”

Cave wrote: “As far as I can see, cancel culture is mercy’s antithesis. Political correctness has grown to become the unhappiest religion in the world. Its once honourable attempt to reimagine our society in a more equitable way now embodies all the worst aspects that religion has to offer (and none of the beauty) — moral certainty and self-righteousness shorn even of the capacity for redemption. It has become quite literally, bad religion run amuck.”

Bang on Mr Cave, that is as good a description of this ridiculous pastime as you will likely find. But obviously the screaming woke vultures came gunning for him, dismissing him as a “rich middle-aged white man”, cursing his name and yelling “what about racism” for some bizarre reason. As ever, they avoided tackling his point and attacked his identity instead, as identitarians are wont to do. In short, they are now trying to cancel him for calling out cancel culture, having apparently had an irony bypass.

However, there was one thing about Cave’s critics that struck me. Obviously they were all woke liberals, that’s a given, but virtually all of them were millennial. Regrettably, I fall into that much-maligned age category having been born in 1990, and I have wondered for a while why my peers are so bloody sensitive. I have also noted that most of........

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