We at Counterweight have some ideas about how to counter cancel culture and Critical Social Justice. We are sure you do as well, and we want to get your ideas of what might work. Below is a standard advocacy planning framework. We’ve included a few of our ideas in each section, but we could be wrong. Or we could be missing something, such as a game changing creative idea.
If you, like us, are tired of being told what to think, of being silent, of feeling threatened by cancellation, of seeing mainstream institutions taken over by radical ideologies, then please take the time to help us fashion possible solutions.
Under each section, please share with us your ideas on how to achieve social change. After we receive all the replies (by 4/2/2021), we will compile them into a single document. Our fearless leader Helen Pluckrose and the Counterweight team will review all your suggestions and we will incorporate the best ideas we receive into our advocacy plan. We will issue the new document by 4/16/2021. Thanks, in advance, for your contribution!
What is our goal?
Our goal should not be the total defeat of CSJ. Such an outcome is not possible or even desirable, as people must be permitted to hold a variety of worldviews in a liberal society. Rather, our goal should be to get mainstream institutions – universities, news media, publishers, big tech, government agencies, corporate human resources, charities, etc – to accept that there are varied ways to see the world and to understand diversity and equality. We must encourage these organisations to allow viewpoint diversity, and to implement training programmes that cater to a variety of different beliefs and perspectives. Beyond this, we would like to work to address genuine problems of inequality within our society using a liberal approach to social justice.