Registered: Wed Sep 12 2001
Loc: A glorious bold new America
I was just looking at what happened to the World Fantasy Award statue, that used to be a creepy looking sculpture of H.P. Lovecraft, and curious about the change, looked it up.
The World Fantasy Awards are a set of awards given each year for the best fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the World Fantasy Convention, the awards are given each year at the eponymous annual convention as the central focus of the event. They were first given in 1975, at the first World Fantasy Convention, and have been awarded annually since. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently World Fantasy Awards are given in five written categories, one category for artists, and four special categories for individuals to honor their general work in the field of fantasy.
The awards have been described by book critics such as The Guardian as a "prestigious fantasy prize", and one of the three most prestigious speculative fiction awards, along with the Hugo and Nebula Awards (which cover both fantasy and science fiction). World Fantasy Award nominees and winners are decided by attendees of the convention and a panel of judges, typically made up of fantasy authors. Winners receive a small trophy; through the 2015 awards it was a bust of H. P. Lovecraft designed by cartoonist Gahan Wilson. The bust was retired following that year amid complaints about Lovecraft's history of racism; a new statuette designed by Vincent Villafranca depicting a tree in front of a full moon was released in 2017.
It's absurd, this whitewashing of historical figures, based on what are generally partisan one-sided attacks on racists and so forth, while selectively giving a free pass to misanthropes and misogynists and racists on the Left.
Such as Margaret Sanger.
Or Woodrow Wilson.
Or FDR, LBJ, JFK, Ted Kennedy, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and the Obamas.
Their radicalism, their racism, their monstrous and sometimes murderous or genocidal acts liberals will not even acknowledge. But conservatives, or historical U.S. figures like Columbus, or Washington or Jefferson, or Robert E. Lee, there is a demand to completely purge from history.
At present, half of America still resists this purge as one-sided and ridiculous. But my concern is that over 20 or 50 years, because of liberal indoctrination from every pillar of our culture, broadcast news, print media, film, television, music, activist lawyers and judges, and especially the ultra-left social media like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube who shadow-ban, block and delete accounts with opinions they disagree with, will eventually succeed in brainwashing the new generation into passively accepting the liberal one-sided standard of Political Correctness that has been weaponized by the Left to purge our culture.
We've been through this with dozens of topics. Such as when Rush Limbaugh was excoriated by the Left for branding Sandra Fluke a slut for wanting the federal government to pay for her birth control pills. At the same time the Left was making sexual remarks Sarah Palin's under-age daughters in a far more vicious way. Or Martin Basheer's weird feces-eating fantasy about Palin on MSNBC.
Or when Donald Imus was temporarily taken off the radio, and still lost 90% of his audience because of one off-the-cuff remark, even as Democrats and liberal hosts like David Letterman similarly made incredibly vile remarks about Sarah Palin's then-under-age daughters. And Bill Maher. And others. Without being suspended a day from their shows.
Or comparing Roseanne Barr's latenight 2:00AM twitter comment about Valerie Jarrett that ended her career, to Samantha Bee's almost the same day calling Melania Trump a "stupid cunt". And Jimmy Kimmel and Joy Behar and others also making remarks about Melania Trump not being able to speak english (she actually speaks 5 languages), and again, not suffering any penalty, not even a day of suspension. In point of fact, two days after Samantha Bee called Melania a cunt, she was given a televised comedy award. The opposite of punishment, open defiance that makes a joke of the fact that Roseanne Barr was fired, and yet they gave Bee the award anyway. The woman isn't even funny!
I guess Democrats will get what's coming after they finish their Politically Correct purge of conservatives and , like in Orwell's Animal Farm, like the French Revolution's reign of terror, they finally turn that purging white-hot intolerance on each other, with the same lawlessness and savagery they did on conservatives. Because they are Bolsheviks at heart, and they just can't stop themselves.
What a world it will be when that happens. Not one I'd want to continue living in anyway.
- from Do Racists have lower IQ's...
Liberals who bemoan discrimination, intolerance, restraint of Constitutional freedoms, and promotion of hatred toward various abberant minorities, have absolutely no problem with discriminating against, being intolerant of, restricting Constitutional freedoms of, and directing hate-filled scapegoat rhetoric against conservatives.
EXACTLY what they accuse Republicans/conservatives of doing, is EXACTLY what liberals/Democrats do themselves, to those who oppose their beliefs.