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Friday, March 10. 2023
An author sent me this note received from the CEO of the (US) Author's Guild:
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A lot of words to say he will fight the discrimination he doesn't like by discriminating and censoring.
The strawman is some group sets up the idea that they are badly discriminated against and it causes them great mental and physical harm. The next step is that no matter how you respond to that YOU are discriminating against them causing mental and physical harm and your views must be censored. The wimps in charge censor. Mission accomplished you are erased.
"This forum is open to all members, and all need to feel welcome and respected."
Why? Is that how you think life works? Would you act the same for a BIPOC author as you would for a carjacker?
"You might find it mind-opening"
This is typical of those on the left - they don't see themselves as being the ones with closed minds; but, those who don't think, walk, or talk like them are assumed to be closed minded.
I prefer to judge a book not by its cover but by its content - it is something to read that is of interest to me. I really don't care what race or gender the author is.
Headline: Authors Guild CEO announces support for racism and censorship to the surprise of no one.
Someone needs to put their foot up this woman's ass. Writing is good or bad. Don't put your goddamned name on it. Just write it. If it is good it is good - if it is bad it is bad. Let the words speak for themselves. Not gender, not some stupid bullshit. THE FUCKING WORDS.
Some off-setting good news- it's hard not to laugh.
Who'd have thought that giving control of the Empire's foreign policy over to a Bronze Age Death Cult (ht Z-man) would result in such a rapprochement?
HUGE China brokered deal, Iran & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
The only thing these vermin consider a virtue is hating white people. It's a state religion.
Notably absent in this is the term "Excellence".
In a long career had the privilege of serving in some of the nation's best units and in neither peacetime nor war did anyone gave a damn about race, skin color, or any more of that self-congratulatory Ivy League crap. All that they, all that we, cared about was the word missing from here: "it is current AG policy to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion,..." The missing word is: Excellence!
You will attend re-education sessions until you get your mind right, or you’ll get booted for your thought-crimes.
It’s not hard to hate the left.
Just reading the first sentence (a real stinker) had me wondering who was writing this shit.
I'm not sure. Is "Go Pound Sand" an affront to the Writer's Guild?
You are much more polite and less profane than I would be.
Going forward, posts that are insensitive to the historical and current hardships experienced by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors will be removed under our current terms of service:
Please explain in detail what constitutes "insensitivity to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors". Criticism of their writings without reference to the content of their writings, which might just be warranted if they're just really bad at it? Sounds like censorship to me.
This is censorship, authorized by CEO of Author's Guild.
And the subsequent posts emphasize the coercive group effort for mind "education" like George Orwell's.
Any comment on the AG site that even questions the CEO's position is censorable.
This is terrible. For Authors and for readers.