As I said in a recent article, political correctness or wokeness and the phenomena of cancel culture is a challenging issue because the two sides don’t share a common morality or culture.
I’m a traditionalist who sharply distinguishes between religion, morality and culture and identity and politics. I derive my moral views from a combination of Christianity, virtue ethics and custom. In my view, the -isms and -phobias have nothing to do with morality and are really just made up bullshit “norms” which were conjured into existence and imposed on the public by elites over the past century. As the professional class has lost its religion and gradually forgotten what morality used to be, it increasingly defines its own byzantine norms and rules as a “morality” that should apply to everyone.
None of these sacred “norms” of political correctness existed a century ago. The same is true of the thousands of different genders which were discovered over the last decade.
The proper response to people who believe in these “norms” is ridicule. This is especially true of wokeness which is toxic and doesn’t work as a moral system. It is make believe bullshit that radiates out of academia and the corporate media and which ordinary people are invited to take seriously. The people whose lives are being destroyed by the proliferation of this nonsense and mobs of self righteous, hyper sensitive, entitled brats who have no redeeming qualities are justifiably angry about it.
Note: BTW, the people who have been canceled and censored by these mobs don’t go away. They just get angry. They also have a lot of time on their hands.