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The Customer is Always Right

Posted May 21, 2015 By John C Wright

It would be untoward for me to comment on the mental processes of any readers disappointed in my humble work. If I fail to please, the fault is mine, not theirs. Nonetheless, from time to time the causes for discontent are worthy of note. For example, in the novella ‘One Bright Star to Guide Them’ […]

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From the Pen of Jeff Duntemann

Posted May 20, 2015 By John C Wright

A balanced view and trenchant insight in a column from an interested onlooker to the ongoing world-shattering Holy War and  foodfight-in-a-phonebooth between the subterranean Morlocks and the lachrymose Sad Puppies http://www.contrapositivediary.com/?p=3402 Some of the more interesting observations from Mr Duntemann are in his comments below the column. SP authors have nothing to lose in the […]

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48 Reasons to Distrust the Media

Posted May 19, 2015 By John C Wright

The list is rather impressive when you read and recall each one. http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/05/19/scandal-rap-sheet-48-excellent-reasons-to-distrust-despise-the-media/  

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NR on SP

Posted May 18, 2015 By John C Wright

I am too cheap to spend the quarter it costs to read the article. From the opening paragraph, this writer sounds like he did his homework, however, and might produce something fair and balanced: https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/417713/sci-fis-sad-puppies It turns out that pop culture doesn’t inexorably drift toward political correctness. The forces of “social justice” are not invincible, […]

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WSJ on SJW

Posted May 18, 2015 By John C Wright

A lamebrain and lazy Wall Street Journal article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-culture-wars-invade-science-fiction-1431707195 For any reader without the patience (or the nose-clothespin)  to wade through this, the summary is: “We asked two white guys with lots of awards and they said the system was fine and the Sad Puppies are pulp-writing carpetbagging  racists.” First, the issue is not about […]

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Superversive Blog: the Age of Nagging

Posted May 13, 2015 By John C Wright

My lovely and talented wife has written an eye-opening column, and one that explains much of the madness of modern moral hypocrisy, now that we live in the Age of Nagging. Read the whole thing: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/05/13/superversive-blog-trigger-warning-or-smelling-salts/ The Victorians are renowned for their hypocrisy—but you have to shoot high, to have noble standards, to have whole […]

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The Mockery of the World

Posted May 7, 2015 By John C Wright

My beautiful and talented wife has a short but heartfelt column up today on the Superversive feature of the Arhyelon blog: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/05/07/superversive-blog-leveraging-diversity-through-inclusiveness/ Some of you know that I am currently taking the Boy Scouts of America’s Wood Badge Leadership Course. A friend, who had been both military and State Department, (they used to send him […]

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The Notorious Meat Robot Letters – Expanded!

Posted May 7, 2015 By John C Wright

In my last column in this space, I invited Malcolm the Cynic, and any other reader who cared to contribute, to debate the fascinating issue of whether atheism logically necessitates to nihilism. The challenge was either to prove or disprove that a non-nihilist atheist was a logical contradiction in terms. To my immense surprise, not […]

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Statement from Bojojoti: Pushed into the Sad Puppy Doghouse

Posted April 30, 2015 By John C Wright

Bojojoti, known to regular readers here as a regular commenter, has looked into the controversy and had her eyes opened. This  is her comment over on the Arhyelon blog: http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/379546.html?thread=3271578#t3271578 I knew absolutely nothing about the Sad Puppies until this year. I knew of the Hugos but little about them, either. I’d followed George R.R. […]

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Statement from John Ringo: SJW is out; SJB is in

Posted April 30, 2015 By John C Wright

This was too good not to share. The original is here: https://www.facebook.com/john.ringo.90857/posts/10152765320275887 n 2004 or so there was an ‘incident’ at a convention in Virginia. As I’ve noted elsewhere, Virginia fandom is split. There are very outspoken liberals mixed with very quiet (by and large) conservatives. The ‘incident’ involved very outspoken conservatives. The next morning […]

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