Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SJWs as the Moralist Left, and a bit about Kameron Hurley and WisCon

#JeNeSuisPasLiberal: Entering the Quagmire of Online Leftism | The American Reader is an interesting attempt to divide the left into four groups. Most relevant to scifi fandom is this bit:
Hurley’s rage-born preference for megacorporate San Diego Comicon over Wiscon closely parallels Garvey’s preference for the KKK over white liberals. Alternating between Ethical betrayal and Structural futility, her essay ultimately settles on the hope that something better will take its place, without explaining how that will happen.
The reason identitarians rage and never offer solutions may come from the fact that they tend to be neoliberals rather than leftists. They love the pyramid of economic privilege and wish it had no impurities so they could enjoy their privilege without discomfort. And so they rant about the impurities without realizing the pyramid itself must be flattened.