The 62-year-old australian rock singer and author Nick Cave, who in the'80s was known for his band 'The Birthday Party' and has since formed the band 'Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds', langer is now in a personal wake-up call for the so-called 'political correctness', there has been a major influence in large parts of the world.
It writes multiple media including the Independent and the Guardian out from the thoughts, as Nick Cave has written in his newsletter The Red Hand Files
is appearing Here Nick Cave at the Royal Arena. Photo: Stine Tidsvilde.
Nick Cave articulates, among other things his thoughts as follows:
'as I see it, is 'cancel-culture' antithetical to compassion. Political correctness has grown up to be the most despicable religion in the world. Its honorable attempt to rethink our society on a more equitable way has now embodied the worst aspects of religion can offer (and none of the beautiful, red.). Moral certainty and self-righteousness that denies the possibility of improvement and salvation. Political correctness has literally become a religion that has gone crazy'.
Thus writes the 62-year-old rock legend. When Nick Cave refers to the English term 'cancel culture' is it an expression of a trend of the time, when people reject, ignore or publicly udskammer others for their opinions in an attempt to remove their talk time and any attention. And in some cases trying to get them fired from their jobs.
In his newsletter continues Nick Cave as follows:
'Cancel-culture's rejection in order to deal with uncomfortable ideas have a suffocating effect on the creative spirit in a society. Condolences and events from the heart. From here originates the genius and generosity of the imagination. Creativity is an act created in love, who can stand up against our most fundamental beliefs. And it can create new ways to see the world. This is both the function and the honor of art and ideas.'
Nick Caves newsletter comes out only a month after 150 writers, academics and activists, including J. K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood, signed an open letter in which they clearly took distance to 'cancel-culture' and the trend of public udskamning and exclusion.
Nick Cave at the Orange Stage during the Roskilde Festival in 2018. Photo: Ekstra Bladet.