If you're applauding someone losing their job because they privately expressed a political idea you disagree with, you are either implicitly conceding that YOU could be punished the same way by those who disagree with you... or you are a totalitarian and flirting with fascism.
Imagine what would happen if a company fired someone because they privately expressed support for the transsexual agenda, and some of the company's business partners complained. The howls of Hitlerism would be deafening, the repercussions severe. Government would step in.
The correct term for a system in which only political views in line with the ruling party's ideology can be expressed without fear of punishment is totalitarianism. If corporate muscle is employed by the ruling party to punish dissidents outside the law, it is fascism.
The nature of these systems does not change because a particular observer agrees with the ruling party's ideology, or loathes dissenting views. Every fascist and totalitarian system is filled with people who think the ruling party ideology is morally and intellectually superior.
Americans are only two generations removed from a time when "imposing morality" was widely considered sinful, whether it was done through government or corporate power. Those who wished to impose their morality were commonly derided as fascists.
The conclusion that dissidents must draw about America's emergent totalitarian system - and well over half the population are dissidents from the ruling party's orthodoxy - is that you must develop your own totalitarian muscle to fight back and protect your rights.
Objecting to totalitarianism on principle is useless, because it is defined by hypocrisy - its adherents truly believe only their views should be protected from retaliation, while dissent should be crushed by any means necessary. They think dissent is dangerous.
You can't convince totalitarians to back down because THEY might one day be punished for expressing their views. They don't think they'll ever lose the power they wield. THEIR morality is sacred and could never be suppressed. They don't think oppression is objectively wrong.
If you think that last sentence is harsh, just chat with anyone who thinks it's great that dissenters from their political orthodoxy are getting fired, demonetized, or deplatformed. It's not hard to get them to agree that dissenters are dangerous or evil and deserve oppression.
Totalitarians have a way of convincing themselves that they're plucky underdogs fighting against powerful shadowy forces, no matter how absurdly powerful the totalitarians are. They're always the "resistance" even when they have near-absolute control of politics, culture, media.
For this reason, they believe all means are justified to fight back against the overwhelming shadowy powers they're "resisting." The totalitarian is always David fighting Goliath, so he can load any ammunition he thinks is necessary into his sling.
So if you want to fight back, if you want to preserve your rights to speak and organize as dissenters, you need to develop your own totalitarian muscle. You need to organize and demonstrate that you will aggressively retaliate if your views are oppressed. Aspire to detente.
This is especially the case when the leadership of the dissenting party makes it clear they will not use government power to shield dissidents against unfair treatment and private sector reprisals, because it violates their principles. They won't play the game, so YOU have to.
There's no *legal* reason an abortion extremist, transsexual extremist, climate change fanatic, etc. could not be fired, deplatformed, or demonetized for expressing their views - but it's utterly unthinkable, because those are politically favored groups with totalitarian muscle.
Dissidents must develop the same muscle. Make politically activist corporations afraid of you. Make it clear you will retaliate if they oppress you. Make it unthinkable that you should be silenced for exercising your Constitutional rights to speak and organize.
Totalitarianism masquerades as order, but in truth it's ultimately barbaric: there are no principles, no inalienable rights, no logic: only exercises of power and fear, where aggression is rewarded. Play offense or lose slowly. That's the definition of cancel culture. /end

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