Thursday, May 8, 2014

big brother and SF writers

I don't usually use the term "cultural thought police", but that sure seems applicable for the following article about science fiction writers. 

From "Heinlein, Hugos, and Hogwash"...
The purpose of all this hogwash is not to aid the plight of minorities. The purpose is power. The purpose is terror.
One need not ignite a suicide-bomb to enact a reign of terror. One need only have the power to hurt a man’s reputation or income, and be willing to use the power in an arbitrary, treacherous, lunatic, and cruel fashion. For this, the poisonous tongue suffices.  At one time, science fiction was an oasis of intellectual liberty, a place where no idea was sacrosanct and no idea was unwelcome...



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