Who Are You? And What Did You Ban Me From?
Okay, the contorted insanity of mingling politics and fandom has just hit a new high… or low… or sideways whatever.
Surely, it was a logical step, from banning people who wanted to attend your conventions, and whose politics you didn’t approve of, to keep black lists, so that people whose politics you didn’t approve of couldn’t even purchase a membership. That’s all well and good — well, no, not really — but the insanity in fandom said “Hold my beer and watch this.”
From the linked article:
It was reported that the founder of a so-called popular New Jersey comic book convention, Cliff Galbraith, banned actor Kevin Sorbo because he’s friends with Sean Hannity. Galbraith said, ‘I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon. He’s pals with Sean Hannity. I just can’t do it.’
Yeah. It’s like that. These are Heinlein’s crazy years, we just live in them.