Some things are so predictable you could literally bet the farm on them, one being that the sun will rise in the east each morning. Sadly, the left is becoming all too predictable in trying to cancel anyone or anything even remotely attached to conservatism.
Enter the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held this past weekend. It’s an annual meeting of conservative grassroots activists, leaders, and speakers. This year’s event was moved from National Harbor, MD, just outside of Washington to Orlando, FL. In reality, the move was the coup de grâce for the lockdown states still mired in misery and a win for Florida, which has balanced public health and economic concerns so very well throughout the whole pandemic.
Pulling off a big event like this requires a suitable venue with meeting space and room capacity and one that can handle large crowds. The Hyatt Regency Orlando on International Drive met the challenge. As an attendee and Florida resident, I spoke with hundreds of people at the event in my capacity working in political communications. I asked as many people as I could what they thought of the hotel and having CPAC in Orlando. It was unanimous. People were thrilled with their rooms and the hotel’s many amenities. Masks were required in public areas to keep people safe. And of course, there are a plethora of restaurants and attractions just over a 3-iron from the property.
No matter. The event had barely begun before the left started in on the stage’s shape as viewed from high above. Supremacist they decried. It’s a rune used by the Nazis, many said. The voices became so pervasive that the head of the organization that puts on the conference felt compelled to address it. “Stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous. We have a long-standing commitment to the Jewish community. Cancel culture extremists must address antisemitism within their own ranks. CPAC proudly stands with our Jewish allies, including those speaking from this stage,” said Matt Schlapp.
Interestingly, this same weekend, liberal comedian Bill Mahr used his show “Real Time” to take on his fellow “wokers” in a scathing monologue, saying a new stand your ground law is needed for cancel culture. He noted, “when the woke mob comes after you for some ridiculous offense, you’ll stand your ground and stop apologizing because I can’t keep up anymore with who’s on the ‘s’ list.” Mahr went through many examples, including getting rid of Lincoln in his state of Illinois. He concluded with, “When what you’re doing sounds like an Onion headline, stop!”
But the cancel types led by many in Hollywood were already at work. It wasn’t just conservatives in the crosshairs. They’re going after Hyatt, calling for boycotts. There’s now an ever-growing list of celebrities saying they won’t stay at any of the hotels in the chain again. That’s countered by the Mike Huckabees (former Arkansas GOP governor) of the world: “I shall be giving Hyatt more of my business! No corporation should be punished for selling their core product—refreshing to see them stand their ground.”
And stand their ground Hyatt has. A Hyatt spokesperson told Fox Business, “We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment, and we believe that the facilitation of gatherings is a central element of what we do as a hospitality company.”
It’s all so bizarre. One, boycotts and bans often have the opposite effect. Just look at Goya Foods. Consider too that the best way to make a book a best seller is to ban it. People want to know what they’re not supposed to see or do. Two, it wasn’t that long ago when the left was the guardian of free speech, even extreme speech. Indeed, the whole basis for the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 1920 was to protect freedom of speech. They have successfully used the legal system to do so ever since. And guess what? The ACLU even backed conservatives like Oliver North and Rush Limbaugh when the left came after for them. If nothing else, that is consistency.
The left hasn’t thought through where this new, ugly wokism and canceling will end. Should hotels hold no more conferences from any political group for fear someone might be offended? Should we cancel our own friends and relatives if they gave money, supported, or even voted for someone we don’t like? If only the liberal media mob would call out not just the silliness but the danger of it all. Maybe then Hollywood, the driver of most of this, would stop. Bill Mahr speaking out is a start. Will others follow?
Jeff Szymanski works in political communications for AMAC, a senior benefits organization with nearly 2.4 million members.
Hollywood is off their rocker. Just stop watching their movies – cancel them! Might be good for them but they live in a fantasy world and I doubt they’ll come out of it to reality very soon, if ever.
The MFSC Party of Nothing, but Hate, Hypocrisy, and Hysteria.
After all the years that the intentions of progressive liberals were hidden under the boardwalk of life, they have finally come up to the surface confident that they are now beyond reproach, but failing to see that they are a reproach unto themselves. There is no reason to argue with them … they have the rope to hang themselves.
What will they do when they’ve finally cancelled everything, which is what their actions will ultimately lead to?
So when they cancel everything, then they have nothing. Let’s get the “cancel” out of our culture.
The Zombie-in-Chief along with the rest of Zombs are the ones that should be cancelled.
All the “left” might end up in hell. Until then we all need to support the Hyatt and any other organization that the left hates. Just look at Mike Lindell. Just for speaking out about election fraud, (and proving it by the way) the left is trying to destroy him and his company. The liberal left is so far gone you can’t even call them shameful.
If these fools don’t have anything more important to worry about than which hotels host an event for a legitimate political movement, then they need to get a life worth living. So petty!
I got cut cut off. As I was saying they are communists who want to dictate what can and can’t be said.
It is about time for normal people to stand up to these crazed bullies. They are communists who
Good read!….the cancel culture are the ones we should call Nazis and Communists for wanting to silence any form or hosting of conservative speech!
Not a Bill Mahr fan but applaud him for speaking out against the “woke” idiots!
Socialists FEAR any and all gatherings of like minded people, they know that if too many people start talking about what is wrong with the so called leaders, people will realize that the socialists are NOT strong enough to stop “WE THE PEOPLE” demanding a change for the better FOR ALL AMERICANS, not just for the arrogant, corrupt, greedy, egomaniacal SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION THAT BELONG TO THIS EVIL GROUP, they have spent decades getting control of the “AIRWAVES” to SILENCE the opposition, FORCE THIER EVIL DOWN OUR THROATS AND GIVE THE FALSE IMPRESSION THAT THEY ARE THE MAJORITY, THEY ARE NOT!!! THEY HAVE BEEN STEALING ELECTIONS FOR DECADES at state and local levels of government, they have now added federal elections to thier thievery, how many house and senate seats have they STOLEN along with the WHITEHOUSE? “WE THE PEOPLE” NEED TO DEMAND A COMPLETE RECOUNT AND INVESTIGATION
IMMEDIATELY AND PUT THE REAL PRESIDENT IN THE WHITEHOUSE AND THE CRIMINAL ONE IN JAIL WITH HIS CRIMINAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! The thief will never be our President!
WE know Trump won by thousands of votes and they have proof but why they haven’t done anything about it is beyond me! Are they lazy and don’t care… it seems they aren’t fighters like the Democraps are!
They had the proof and each court turned them down and wouldn’t even see the proof.
Apparently, the courts are either afraid of the liberal mafia or they take bribes.
That’s my problem with the reps. It’s been like this for decades. They don’t know how to fight this type of tyranny but they’d better learn real soon before it’s too late!
With the feeble old man in the White House and the Socialist Nazi partly (Cancel Culture) want to remove books, this country is in deep trouble!
I already do not go to the movies to fill the pockets of the leftists. I also boycott the stores and businesses that came after Mike Lindell. Who else is out there calling for these boycotts? Has anyone compiled a list?
I won’t watch Anything that has DuhNiro
Because of his vicious verbal assaults on Trump
Casino, Good Fellas, Heat, Godfather Two,
I am carrying it one step further. I will never go to a movie again. Hollywood is selling movies to the Chinese who doctor them to make sure there is nothing offensive to the Communist Party. They are staying afloat even in Covid times making millions of dollars from China.
The last movie I went to a theater to see was the one about the true story of the WWII conscientious objector who joined up to do his part for America as a medic but refused to carry or use a gun. He was ridiculed and even beaten by his commanding officer for his ‘cowardice’ but he would not back down from his position to not carry a weapon. He ended up single-handedly saving dozens of his fellow soldiers at Iwo Jima without ever picking up a gun. (Sorry, I don’t remember the name of the movie. I’m sure many of you will.) A few of the soldiers that were saved or served alongside him were still alive at the time it was filmed and were interviewed at the end. It was a wonderful movie and very inspiring.
I will NEVER support their woke, anti-Trump/conservatives cancel culture.
There are lists of who contributed to the violent rioters BLM. Look it up on Duckduckgo. Also, I read George Soros funded Antifa.
Yes he did and that’s very well known too. Soros and Gates are 2 of the most evil people against USA . Their billions buys their way for anything they want to control!
I have boycotted them also! Especially Costco because Gates dad use to be on board and they won’t let you in store without mask. They must not want our business and they are the ONLY store here in Fl that won’t let you in… because of Gates I’m sure! They don’t have Mike Lindells products anymore but Sam’s club does!
Yes, a list would be awesome. We need to support conservative minded businesses
soros is Progressive Insurance. I refused it when buying new auto insurance.
Yes, there are lists of those who gave to the BLM terrorists when they were burning and looting if you look for them. Also it is interesting to note that some of our media take money from Soros. Hollywood is selling their movies to China, who audits them and takes out detrimental footage which does not agree with the communist doctrine. Hollywood is making millions from the Left.
Hyatt is now on my A list for travel stays!!!!
My first pick would be Hyatt.
The conservatives in our society that know the names of the “stars” and other publicly renowned people in our American society, should post a list of those names so that they can’t hide their anti-American political views to squelch free speech. These so-called “stars” are the ones that have the Communist credo of “don’t debate opponents, demonize them.” Well, two can play at that game.
And with that note…Why even support the movies? Those people think they matter more than everyone else. Not true. We don’t support any movies that aren’t conservative with conservative actors. I just can’t see giving them my hard earned money. For what?
We have learned from Trump how to fight for this country we love!! We have learned the importance of PRAYING that our GOD will help us in this battle against the EVIL side in our country! We have learned the importance of pushing back aggressively against the evil….that is those who are NOT followers of GOD! Do not forget why we are fighting back and do not forget those in the Republican party who are not strong conservatives. We must get rid of the RINOs and work to get rid of the left socialist (& communist) democrats. Learn their agenda and let people know that the agenda is EVIL!!
Everyone should try to hold back the vomit and watch CNN one day while making a list of every company that advertises on that network. Then we should all write letters to those advertisers telling them that continued support of CNN will force us to no longer purchase their product or service. Give the left a taste of their own putrid medicine
A lot of well know companies back the left. I no longer patronize Starbucks, buy Goodyear tires, eat Ritz crackers etc. You can find lists of them if you look.
Hit them back the same way, anything that they consider “great” make sure that you do not purchase or get behind–like plant-based meat which is a highly processed item anyway and not healthy for you. I just read (while laughing hysterically ) that they want to “cancel Eminem”. They don know what they want.
Every Conservative that travels will stay at Hyatt Hotels going forward. We support those who support US!
Biden is a puppet, someone is pulling his strings. We are in a fight for our country. This regime has used Democrats to do their dirty work. I have family and friends that are blinded to what is going on. If we do not take a stand the Chinese communist flag will be replacing our grand old flag.
Probably George Soros backing most of the leftist projects. Have you ever noticed the caravans that come up from South America are not skinny and have cell phones, T shirts with various leftist sayings? Someone is outfitting them for their expeditions.
People judge others by what they themselves are…these people are Nazi communists in Washington, so they are good at calling others what they actually are.
For every index finger they point at you, there are 3 fingers pointing back at themselves which is actually where the accusation belongs.