This is a guest post by Sanford Begley, longtime MGC commentator and Not-a-writer. As a bystander who has been dragged into the inner workings, he’s got a very different perspective.
Hi folks! Amanda is a bit busy this week so I’m pinch hitting for her. No, nothing is wrong she just knew she would be too busy to give you the loving attention you deserve.
I’m going to do something short and a little less caustic than my normal mode. I am going to call for a ceasefire in the war between the SJWs and the right leaning writers. Actually I’m calling for a unilateral ceasefire. BTW for anyone who hasn’t caught up to the acronyms SJW stands for Social Justice Warrior. Well, at least they have been using that to describe themselves. Lately they are starting to see that it is becoming a term of derision and are trying to distance themselves from it. Simple Jerk Whiners…err excuse me Social Justice Warriors are those who wish to make SF/Fantasy more inclusive by kicking out all the straight white men, and the women who love them. For practical purposes that means any man to the right of Ralph Nader.
Now, as to why I want to call a unilateral ceasefire it is strategic thinking. I’ve been looking at them for a while now and they only get traction when opposed. Larry Correia drove more to their bastion of Worldcon than they ever had before. A certain Frau Buhlert got more traffic driven to her site than she had any experience of simply because she attacked the Mad Geniuses. They are really nothing without someone to rant against and they will use any excuse to rant. I propose ignoring them. When someone attacks a scientist at the cometary landing because his shirt was an homage to the pulp covers of SF/Fantasy just roll your eyes and ignore them. When they call Portuguese men like Larry Correia straight white males with privilege smile at their silly antics. When they call Cedar Sanderson a dried up old biddy laugh out loud at their idiocy and go on with life.
The simple fact is that they are all failures and angry about it. Sarah, Larry, Dave, Amanda, Kate, and eventually Cedar will go on writing good stuff and selling. All the Mad Geniuses have the talent and skill to live off their writing eventually. Life is slowing some of them down but they will be able to live off of writing if they aren’t already. The SJWs? not so much.
That is the goal after all isn’t it? To make money doing what you love? So the next time someone starts screaming about misogyny or micro-aggression just pat them on their little pointy heads and go on with your writing and living. Slugs are below your notice after all