Watching the Sad/Rabid Puppies endgame should be interesting. At least, it should be more accessible than #GamerGate, which… how did that end, anyway? I sense much butthurt in SJW bastions like Cracked.com, but I don’t really know, because I don’t play video games and couldn’t possibly muster up enough giveadamn to start. But even though I don’t read Sci-Fi, it wouldn’t be the special kind of hell “gaming” is to get up to speed… and I dig the Puppies’ author blogs.
Anyway… for the record, here’s my two cents: It’ll end about as well for the SJWs as perestroika did for the USSR.
“Social Justice” is just Marxism-Leninism, comrades. We’re all clear on that, right? They’ve just swapped out one set of question-begging bullshit jargon for another. And so, because it’s Marxism-Leninism, it suffers from the same problem all Hegelian nonsense does — it’s an all-or-nothing proposition. You can’t be a little bit SJW, any more than you can have a kinda-synthesis or sorta-capitalism*. Gorbachev forgot that, so when he tried to loosen stuff up just a teeny bit in the old Soviet Union, the whole thing came crashing down around his head.
Admit one lie, you see, and you’ve tacitly admitted to all the other lies. And when your whole system is built on lies….
And that’s the best case scenario, mind you. If the Hugo Award TrueFans (or whatever the acronym is) are smart, they’ll go Gorbachev — grudgingly hold their noses while loudly proclaiming that they’re voting for the “”””””best”””””” of a very, very sorry lot…. and then the Puppies go away, because there’s no more shit to be stirred — all the drama queen antics cease. That means there will forever be a year with a “wrong” Hugo, and the Hugo will never again be the Unsullied Pure SJW Award for Excellence in SJW Propaganda, but so what? There’s always the Nebulas or the Galactic Vagina Trophy or whatever. (If there’s one thing liberals are great at, it’s singing their own praises; they’ll come up with something).
But I’m betting they won’t, because again, Gorbachev’s the best case scenario. Ol’ Mikhail himself would do it again in a heartbeat — he’s still alive and kicking, not buried two feet under the Siberian permafrost — but many of his kommissars got what was coming to them…. and, of course, the shining beacon of world socialism guttered and went out. SJWs have no identity of their own; if they’re not shrieking about something, they wink out of existence like quarks. So they’ll burn it down, No Award everything, because at least that way they can play the martyr role for ever and ever and ever and ever and ever….
*In case you don’t recall, “-Leninsm” got added to “Marxism” because Lenin’s successful revolution proved Marx wrong. Marx said only advanced capitalist countries could ever progress to Revolution, because History. But Russia was a piss-poor, backwards place, and China was even worse (and North Korea’s worst). So Comrade Vladimir had to talk very, very, very fast to show that Marx was right after all (and that’s why every vile dictator who still calls himself a commie has penned six thousand volumes of “theory,” to retcon Marx’s theory into their present, shitty reality).
UPDATE: Thanks to File 770 for the linkage. They’re on the anti-Puppy side, it seems, so if you want the view from over there, this seems like a good place to start.Loading Likes...