EXCLUSIVE - Dr. David Starkey: I Was Cancelled but I Won't b Apr 29, 2021 4:41:37 GMT 10 brillbilly likes this
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EXCLUSIVE - Dr. David Starkey: I Was Cancelled but I Won't be Silenced for Speaking Objective Truth
In his first interview since being "cancelled" for a comment he made in a 2020 YouTube interview (dealing with slavery & genocide), Dr. David Starkey returns to our #SWYSI sofa to explain his remarks and discuss the storm that engulfed him in the immediate aftermath. Dr. Starkey reveals that whilst his social life was broadly unaffected, the impact on his professional life was severe.
In this era of woke, when once venerable institutions can no longer be relied upon, Dr. Starkey found himself removed, dropped, ejected or forced to resign from one notable body after another -- from Fitzwilliam College & the University of Cambridge to the British Library & the Royal Historical Society -- with little recourse for appeal. He believes that the institutional elites who choose to react in such harsh ways are creating a stifling, authoritarian culture that is immensely destructive, both to academia and wider society.
He draws a comparison between the experience of those who've been "cancelled" by woke extremists with the treatment traditionally meted out to heretics by religious fundamentalists.
Dr. Starkey explains how the "mental adventurousism" of creativity, originality and ingenuity that underscored Britain's success and which stands as its best chance for future success against the great powers of China, India etc. cannot surive in such an environment.
Dr. Starkey returns to the subect of slavery & genocide to explain what he had originally intended to say. He rejects the left's attempt to draw a comparison between the British Empire / slavery and Nazi Germany / genocide. He also attacks Black Lives Matter and rails against the victimhood culture which he believes is now endemic in the UK and the Anglosphere. He laments the current trend for assuming that America's cultural problems automatically apply also to Britain -- they don't. Britain doesn't have the race relations problems of America, yet BLM and others would have us believe there is no difference.
[Recorded prior to the death of HRH Prince Philip]