Dr. Brian G. Mattson has been cancelled. Brian is the Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership, the educational foundation I launched in 2000. I often say jokingly (but only half jokingly) that he is the brains of the outfit. He holds a Ph.D. from a major European university. He is a credentialed theologian. He speaks with balance, insight, and thoughtfulness. He is the antithesis of a Molotov-cocktail-lobbing scribal ideologue. He’s a profoundly gifted, easy-going guitarist and vocalist.
None of this matters, of course, to the regnant Leftist cultural regime, for whom substance and not style (as we like to say) is all that matters, when ideological culture is at stake.
Twitter, that great digital paragon of free speech, recently locked Brian out of his account, so he has in effect been “de-platformed.”
His transgression? Pointing out reality, one of the most subversive and unforgivable acts in an age increasingly committed to radical individual autonomy as its towering principle.