Post by Andrew McDowell Post by Jonathan Post by Paul S Person Post by Jonathan Post by Lynn McGuire
"An Open Letter To The Old Time Fans at WorldCon" by Larry Correia
"You are cowards."
"Several years ago, because some of you were angry at me for getting a
bunch of people you don’t like award nominations, us lowly deplorable
outsiders with the incorrect kind of politics, you treated my publisher,
Toni Weisskopf, like garbage. Years later, after you thought the
controversy had safely died off, you felt bad about how you acted and
tried to make amends. You invited her to be the Guest of Honor. Only you
have no concept of honor. And you screwed her over again."
Real men do not treat ladies like this.
Considering the letter had what 80 profanities I'd say
it was written by a bitter Trumpster about the current phase
of purging extremist outlets that support violence to install
the fascist Trump for life.
'Cancel Culture' is a term used by racist, violent
white supremacists that object to not being able
to shoot blacks at will, just for the fun of it.
I read an article the other day reporting that some Republicans are
characterizing the sanctions on Republicans who voted to impeach
(House) or convict (Senate) Trump as examples of "cancel culture".
Interesting, I didn't know that.
I have several coworkers that are devoted Trumpsters, and a
couple of them confided to me no one believes in the QAnon
conspiracies, but espousing them is really a loyalty oath
to Trump and his ideology.
Apparently to an ideology that can't be spoken out loud
such as white supremacy.
Kinda like Sieg Heil was a sign of obedience to Hitler.
Not kinda like, exactly like.
Post by Paul S Person
So, apparently, the concept is turning on itself.
The term started I believe with the movement
to take down Confederate symbols.
Republicans took great offense to any slight
of their beloved Dixie, as that is what they
thought 'Make America Great...Again' was
Bringing back the good ol' days of white supremacy.
Post by Paul S Person Post by Jonathan
And worship autocrat Trump that attempted to turn America
into just another Russia.
Putin and Trump sittin' in a tree....
As an example of people not previously deemed unacceptable complaining about Cancel culture I quote the open letter at https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate of which I include a portion for taste
The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class;
Of the many signatories, those on topic here include Margaret Atwood, J.K.Rowling, and Salman Rushdie
I agree the current 'purge' of extremist beliefs can get out of control
and spill over into legitimate speech, extreme or not.
But America just experienced a movement that is an existential threat
to the America we all know and love, the America that cherishes
tolerance and freedom, and fights to defend even the most extreme
It's easy to dismiss the MAGA movement as just right wing thought
where a few got out of hand.
The movement is far more sinister.
The following political ideologies clearly define Trump and his
movement. And they also define another movement that literally
burned the world to the ground 80 years ago.
The rise of the MAGA movement needs to be understood clearly
for what it is, and denounced in the most certain way possible.
DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES READ BELOW....
Trump is a Hitler/Mussolini fascist for four reasons that are
indisputable. The heart-and-soul of fascism and dictatorships
are these four tactics, Trump has doubled-down on every single
1) The Big Lie
2) The Cult of Personality
3) Demonizing an entire population to hate
and blame for the nation's problems
4) Neo-fascist political strategy
Trump practices Hitler's Big Lie
A big lie is a propaganda technique used for political purpose,
defined as, "a gross distortion or misrepresentation of the
The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he
dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, to describe the
use of a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe
that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth
Trump practices the Cult of Personality
Cult of personality
A cult of personality, or cult of the leader, arises when
a country's regime – or, more rarely, an individual –
uses the techniques of mass media, propaganda, the big lie,
spectacle, the arts, patriotism, and government-organized
demonstrations and rallies to create an idealized, heroic,
and worshipful image of a leader, often through unquestioning
flattery and praise.
Trump has been as relentless in demonizing undocumented immigrants
as Hitler was in demonizing the Jews. Casting them as rapists
and murderers and drug dealers, blaming them for all the nation's
problems, fomenting hate against them without regard to
"And I suppose a few are good people".
Trump said about illegal immigrants.
A FEW! Is that more than a couple, but less
Trump practices the political strategy of neo-fascism
as pioneered by Mussolini and perfected by Hitler.
Did Trump miss even a single bullet point???
Neo-fascism is a post-World War II ideology that includes
significant elements of fascism. Neo-fascism usually
anti-immigration sentiment as well as
opposition to liberal democracy,
"Those who do not know history's mistakes are doomed
to repeat it"
~ George Santayana
For instance, the world looking the other way as
Assad and Putin slaughtered the Syrian people.
You won't find a more extensive photographic record
of the crimes against humanity they committed then
on my Twitter site below. I collected each and every
one of those pics, and are saving them for the day
Assad or Putin face judgement in court.
We must be uncompromising when it comes to such things.