Quick Hits – Episode 206: when woke/cancel culture makes it harder to do national security
Woke and cancel culture are rampant in the West and getting more influential. We can agree to disagree on the need and utility of how these affect how we have conversations but when they affect how we do national security. Recent examples show how the change in language is interfering with what must be independent agencies. Borealis discusses why this is worrisome.
CSIS weighed whether rail blockades supporting Wet’suwet’en could be classed as terrorism
Staffordshire county council has agreed to remove the name of terrorist Usman Khan, who killed two people in the London Bridge attacks, from a council report over concerns it could ‘inflame’ the far right.
By Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd., a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.