I’m contemplating whether I want to say something more about this fellow’s counter-boycott against those who have condemned Elizabeth Moon over her recent comments on Islam (you can read what I’ve had to say about consumer activism in relation to literature here). The level of hypocrisy, intellectual vacuity (the argument of no-consequence, specifically), and repetition of fallacious arguments is alarming, particularly considering that I’ve agreed with the author of the post in the past on issues related to what he calls the “fail community.” The fact that he can’t separate the truly awful from the misunderstood or mistaken is mind boggling to me.
So, I’m going to throw the link to all of you for now. Read the comments if you dare. Maybe I’ll talk about it. There’s certainly plenty to be said about the rhetoric being forced there, but I don’t know if I have the stomach for it right now. Elizabeth Moon’s misguided and incredibly problematic rant is enough to swallow from the SF community at the moment.
What do you think?