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Let's Go Downtown and Watch the Failparade!
illyria
catvalente
Oh, Elizabeth Moon! How could you write a post like that knowing it was bound raise a stink? The only answer is malice. Good citizens don't do that sort of thing, you know.

Honestly, though I know ours is a small community and in the larger scheme we are not terribly important, I am continually embarrassed every time someone raises a rock and exposes how much prejudice is still crawling around at the bottom of the SFF world. I want us, whose job it is to chronicle the future and a wealth of alternatives to the here and now, to be better than this. Why are we not better than this? How can people who make it their business to imagine and empathize with the truly alien offer such meager treatment to other humans?


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This points out the dangers of propaganda. Coldly calculating operatives dug up the "9/11 mosque" out of obscurity and exploited it. It's got Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove's fingerprints all over it, or their heirs, at any rate.

It seems to have taken root in way too many people who should really know better.

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