To be honest, I’d never heard of them until this fashla happened. So they made a great first impression on me.
And no, it’s not necessarily “Oh, look what they did to Ringo.”
I am doing something radical. I will take them ENTIRELY AT THEIR WORD that they can’t guarantee the safety of one of their own guests against the angry hordes of Social Justice Zombies.
In the long run, I will be interested to see how this is resolved. Because there are only two options here.
On the one hand, Ringo isn’t the only Baen author they have as guests. Dave Webber, Tedd Roberts, etc. These are only a handful of the guests from previous years that I’m aware of. Are the Social Justice douchebags going to stop? No, they’re not. They never do, they never will, and they never shall … unless they meet actual, genuine push back for their stupidity.
So, the question is not “Who boycotts the convention over Ringo?” The real question becomes “Who’s next?” The SJWs have tasted blood, and they’re never satisfied, and thus they will become hungry for more. The NEXT question after that is “how far does the lefty horde go before the ConCom tells the horde to go screw off?”
The mob have threatened, they have harangued. And that’s all well and good. Because there’s only two ways for this to go.
Either ConCarolina tells the SJWs to back off, they address the “concerns” they had over Ringo’s safety, so he can be invited back next year.
OR, they can continue to pander to the mob and “Go woke, go broke.”
Either way, I’ll be over here, using DragonCon as my honeymoon. ciao.
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