Twitter users rejoiced on Wednesday when CEO Elon Musk declared that "cancel culture needs to be canceled."
Musk tweeted, "Cancel culture needs to be canceled!!" in response to a clip from CNBC's "Squawk Box."
The CNBC host Joe Kernen spoke to AEI president emeritus Arthur Brooks about criticism Musk has faced since his acquisition of Twitter.
Kernen observed how the country is being torn into two, and the two sides are moving "further apart."
"We are so far apart on how we view the world, Arthur. Is this Twitter’s fault in the first place?" he asked.
Brooks responded that most Americans are not interested in the culture war and how it is a small percentage driving this friction.
"Three percent of your employees are activists instead of working, and they’re blowing up your Slack channel right now demanding that you get involved in a culture war and make political statements. Don’t do it!" Brooks warned viewers. "The rest of your employees are feeling bullied as well. Their co-workers are being bullied by these activists, it’s time for us to say ‘I will not be conscripted into America’s culture war!'"
He continued, "We don’t hate each other in this country-I’ve got the data Joe. Ninety-three percent of Americans say they hate how divided we’ve become as a country, those other 7% that doesn’t hate it, those are the activists saying if you buy a Tesla it means that somehow you believe in hate speech, it’s completely absurd, and it’s total bullying."... (Read more)
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