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Fucking Cancelled is a podcast with three aims. First, we analyze and critique a phenomenon on the left that we call the nexus: a synthesis of identitarianism, social media, and cancel culture. Second, we offer emotional, spiritual, and ethical insights into the process of rejecting and exiting the nexus. Third, we move toward a different vision for the left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility.

We are leftists who have spent many years inside the nexus. We have been too afraid to critique it and we have suffered the consequences of critiquing it. We know all too well the destructive impact the nexus has on our communities, our movements, our spiritual, emotional, and mental health, and our capacity to be responsible, ethical actors. We are also recovering addicts who live our lives by a set of spiritual and ethical principles which are starkly at odds with the rules of the nexus. We offer these principles as a guiding light toward a different left.

Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for anyone who feels stifled or trapped by the authoritarian, punishing culture that dominates the left. It’s a podcast for anyone who is too afraid to say what they really think. It’s a podcast for people who have been cancelled, who are afraid of getting cancelled, or who have taken part in the cancellation of others and wondered if it was right. Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for leftists who dream of a left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility, rather than coercion, authoritarianism, and punishment.

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Nov 24, 2021

In Episode 23, we discuss the art of surviving cancellation. What are some ways to take real responsibility if you do feel like you've actually done something you regret? What is in your control and what isn't? What does it mean to accept things about your situation that you can't change? And most importantly, what are some ways to change the things you can? You can still have a beautiful life, even if you've been cancelled.

 

SHOW NOTES

Jay's new zine

Episode 6 - Refusing to be Accountable: Responsibility, Boundaries, Intervention and Punishment

Episode 9 - Nobody's Getting Cancelled: You're All Cut Off

Episode 21 - Refusing to be Accountable: On Accountability Processes

Julian Rotter's concept of 'Locus of Control'

 

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Theme song by ST x LIAM.

Mixing and editing by Charlotte Dora.

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