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Battling the left in ScienceFiction and Fantasy writing, a report from the front lines....

2aguy

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The left....or as I like to call them....the Borg Collective has a genetic imperative to destroy any who disagree with their world view....in any area of life, and they fight with a scorched earth policy.....

How the Hugo Awards Became a Battleground - Breitbart

Few walks of life are today immune to the spectre of political intolerance. At universities, speaker disinvitations and censorship campaigns are at an all-time high. In technology, there are purges of chief executives with the wrong political views and executives who make the wrong sort of joke. In the world of video games, petitions are launched against “offensive” titles, and progressive journalists wage smear campaigns against conservative developers.
It may not, therefore, surprise you to learn that similar occurrences are taking place in the science-fiction and fantasy (SFF) community, too. Previously a world renowned for the breadth of its perspectives, SFF increasingly bears the familiar hallmarks of an ideological battleground.

The story begins, as ever, with a small group of social justice-minded community elites who sought to establish themselves as the arbiters of social mores. This group would decide who deserved a presence in SFF and who deserved to be ostracised.

Their victims are littered across the SFF community. In 2013, the Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) were targeted by a shirtstorm-like cyber-mob of digital puritans after one of their cover editions was deemed to be “too sexual.” The controversy did not die down until two of its most respected writers, Mike Resnick and Barry Malzburg, were dismissed from the publication. This occurred despite a vigorous counter-campaign by liberal members of the sci-fi community, including twelve Nebula award winners and three former presidents of the SFWA.
 

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Everything is politicized......the better to sow discord
 

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but...but....diversity is our strength........
 

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Diversity, yes, but not intellectual diversity or the lame ass exchange of different viewpoints. No, the -good- kinda diversity. The kind based on substantial factors, like how much pigment is in one's skin.
 

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