Orwellian Unpersoning on the Sad/Rabid Puppies Part

You know, its rich that Sad Rabid Puppies would go so far as to unperson someone they accused of being a “Social Justice Warrior”

http://leogrin.com/CimmerianBlog/your-cimmerian-bloggers/
http://www.scifiwright.com/2015/09/leo-grin-grins-when-he-slays/

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Sure, freedom of association and all that…but this looks awfully…Orwellian?

The actual thing that caused this seems to be that one of the former bloggers said something bad about someone and their association with super genius Theodore Beale.

10 thoughts on “Orwellian Unpersoning on the Sad/Rabid Puppies Part”

  1. But, but what is it about? I mean, the double standard is rather gobsmacking, in its own way, but I find it utterly bizarre that it’s not possible to determine what, exactly, has fueled this fit of pique.

    1. The actual thing that caused this seems to be that one of the former bloggers said something bad about someone and their association with super genius Theodore Beale.

    1. I’m on record as not a fan of Do Not Link. I really don’t care a fig for their search engine antics.

  2. I also feel I need to add:

    The fact that Leo Grin chooses to align himself with Vox Day is his prerogative: he can do and say and support whatever and whoever he likes. That he chose to use The Cimmerian is also, ultimately, his prerogative, as it’s his site. What was not acceptable was this:

    “We publicly express our support, unequivocally and without reservation, for Sword-and-Sorcery expert Morgan Holmes, as well as for fantasy author Vox Day.”

    “We” did no such thing. There was no consultation with me, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, or any of at least three others who have subsequently withdrawn our names and work from the site. There was no consideration for the consequences having our names linked to Vox Day could have in our professional and personal lives. Leo used the plural to imply that this was not an individual editorial choice, but a collective action by all the Cimmerian contributors. I can categorically state that this is not the case in any respect.

    Even if you support Day, GamerGate, the Rabid Puppies and so forth, you must surely recognize that it is wrong to falsely present support for an individual or cause, whatever it may be. Especially considering two of the contributors have passed away, and so cannot speak for the site’s new associations.

  3. So, in the name of freedom and manliness they decide to pretend she doesn’t exist to assuage their sense of ideological purity. That’s some fine elementary school behavior there.

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