I Stand With The Science Fiction Writers of America



 

My bad. 

I googled enough to find out who got their panties in a twist. 

Apparently, no good deed will ever go unchallenged by the outrage committee. 

I will say this. 

If you don't like the policies of an organization, whining about it from the outside is about as useful as a morning-after condom. 

If you want to change the policies of any organization, you have to become the organization. 

This is anathema to those who would rather be self-righteous and do their own brand if virtue signaling from their own self-created pedestals of truth. 

The SFWA has taken some well-considered steps to encourage black authors, to encourage diversity within the genre, and to keep the ladder of opportunity available. 

The ideological purists have decided that serving any specific community is prejudice against all communities — ie. that all lives matter.

Yes, all lives matter — that's why it's necessary to stop treating black lives as disposable, 

Yes, all houses are important, but this one is on fire, let's put the fire out. Yes, all of your limbs are important, but let's put the tourniquet on the one that's bleeding. Yes, all diseases are important, but wear your fucking mask for this one. How many different ways we gotta say it?

The BLM movement are not terrorists. They are not thugs. They are peaceful protesters, marching against industrial discrimination and system-entrenched bigotry. The demonstrators have actually caught looters and rioters and delivered them to the police.

It doesn't matter how much the limousine-liberals preach equality if there are no serious efforts to redress the grievances of the disadvantaged. 

If we truly are all in this together, then it behooves all of us to reach out to each other and create partnerships and opportunities. This isn't preferential treatment. It's a necessary bit of repair work to a damaged genre. 

If we don't talk about it, if we don't take steps, if we don't address it, then we are guilty of complicity. If the racism of the past was a product of its time, then let our attempts to redress the situation be a product of our time. 

Or, in the words of someone much more direct than I have been:  "Fuck you and your racist trolling." 

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