The science fiction world has been a cauldron of social justice warriors that have usurped the industry and sapped all of the fun out of what once was an American cultural centerpiece. Magazines and books once sold in the millions, but now only sell in the tens of thousands if they are an extremely successful work. Many publishers fail even to sell a thousand copies of novels these days.
Part of it is the wealth of other forms of entertainment competing for space, but it’s also been the case that science fiction has become less fun in the last two decades. Where it was once about adventure and sense of wonder, it now has become a competition to see which writer can “out-woke” the next with a series of virtue signaling about race, color, sexuality, gender, and bonus points if you combine all of the above.
Over the last several years, a purge and ostracization of writers who don’t beat to the political drum has occurred in the industry, as pushing has gone further to the extreme left. Now, it’s gone to the point where an author from a major publisher, Tor Books, is calling for violence against conservatives:
The tweet comes after Portland Antifa threw milkshakes laced with quick dry cement onto right-wing protestors at a rally to try to harm them, according to the police. Antifa members also attacked a gay reporter who was on the scene.
The police attempting to protect protesters from violence apparently outraged Ms. Gailey, who advocates far more extreme measures against those wishing to exercise their right to assemble. Her reasoning for the proposed violence is an unsubstantiated claim that those she hates advocate for genocide:
She has not provided any evidence of this alleged “advocating for genocide” that I could find.
Tor Books has progressively been becoming more extreme for the last several years, ever since the Sad Puppies controversy that cast a negative light on The Hugo Awards — which was once science fiction’s most prestigious awards. It seemed to many industry professionals as though Tor Books used political favors to keep their authors winning awards year after year, shutting out not only other companies, but also authors who were of a moderate to conservative persuasion.
The Sad Puppies was an award slate meant to counter the insider culture with books that readers loved, regardless of political persuasion, which establishment insiders saw as a threat to the establishment. Former Tor author John C. Wright was nominated for an award, which Editor-In-Chief Patrick Nielson Hayden shunned for political reasons, even though Wright was an author with the company. The Wrights had multiple conversations with the EIC that escalated because of the toxic political climate at Tor. “I approached him at the pre-Hugo party and tried to speak to him about the tensions between John and my Tor editor, Moshe Feder. I actually intended to let him know I had forgiven Moshe. He got angry and swore at me, telling me that I should tell my husband to shove it, etc.” said L. Jagi Lamplighter-Wright, John’s wife and fellow former-Tor author. The result was the Wrights walking away from Tor Books.
It wasn’t one person’s opinion at the company, but the whole editorial staff pushes fringe-left extremism. Editor Moshe Feder, who works with NYT Bestseller Brandon Sanderson, called the author of this article “not smart enough to make it in science fiction,” on his Facebook page in reference to how industry insiders were treating me over my political views, despite my never interacting with him.
Irene Gallo, who was recently promoted within Tor Books to Vice President and Publisher, posted calling right-leaning authors “unrepentantly racist, misogynist, and homophobic,” and further called groups supporting authors on the right “extreme right-wing and neo-nazi groups” in an attempt to dehumanize her political opposition.
It’s no surprise that the authors the company chooses to publish come with an extreme political agenda that continues to push the boundaries of what’s acceptable for a free society. One can only hope that the rhetoric they espouse, such as wishing violence and death on those with different political viewpoints, doesn’t get acted upon by either these authors or crazed fans who may be influenced by them.
Jon Del Arroz is the leading Hispanic voice in science fiction, a #1 Amazon bestseller and award-winning author of the reader-acclaimed steampunk series, The Adventures of Baron von Monocle. He has written cultural commentary journalism for The Federalist and Milo Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous.com. He can be found on twitter @jondelarroz or YouTube.
Woman Paints Over Black Lives Matter Mural in NYC, Shouts ‘Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Black People!’
De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.
The state-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in New York City has been vandalized by a protester for the third time since it was painted.
A black woman covered multiple letters of the bright yellow eyesore with multiple gallons of black paint while shouting “Refund the Police” and “Bill de Blasio doesn’t care about black people!”
The woman urged people to find Jesus while she worked, attempting to cover as much as she could before being detained and arrested.
The mural was also vandalized the previous day by four protesters who oppose the Marxist political message painted in the street by the mayor. The brave activists shouted “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” as they painted over the city-approved vandalism.
Group of Trump supporters splattered blue paint onto BLM mural outside Trump Tower, saying "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter". Four people were arrested.
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Onlookers shouted at them hysterically as they did it.
NBC New York reports “the alleged vandals threw the paint in what appeared to be a coordinated effort involving about 10 people around 4 p.m. Friday. There were plans going around on social media with a group of people discussing doing the stunt.”
On Monday, the mural was splattered with red paint.
Unlike the rioters and looters that took over his city recently, he has made it a priority to arrest those who dare to vandalize it. In fact, Mayor de Blasio has seemingly been more concerned with protecting the tacky painting than about the rising crime in the city since he tied the hands of his police force.
De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.
War on Christianity: Virgin Mary Statue Honoring WWII Servicemen Lit on Fire in Massachusetts
Imagine if this was happening to any other religion.
Following three churches being lit ablaze across the US over the weekend, a statue of the Virgin Mary honoring fallen WWII soldiers has been lit on fire in Massachusetts.
The statue at St. Peter Parish in Dorchester was found charred around 10 p.m. Saturday.
“Fire investigators say it appears someone set fire to plastic flowers that were in the hands of the statue, which caused the face and upper body of the statue to be burned,” NBC Boston reports. “The charred statue startled parishioners on Sunday, with one man saying he was ‘very disturbed’ by the incident.”
“This is ridiculous,” a woman added. “This needs to stop.”
St. Peter Parish’s Pastor Currie said he would like to help the person who did this and believes that they are a “troubled soul.”
“This is obviously someone disturbed, someone who has a lot of trouble, a troubled soul,” he said. “But I know our Lady in Heaven is looking down on the soul, or whoever it might’ve been, and saying, ‘I love you! If you need help, come get help. We’re here for you.'”
The Boston Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them at 617-343-4335.
Over the weekend, three churches were burned across the nation.
A fire destroyed Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Elkmont, Alabama Friday night.
On Saturday a man drove into a church in Ocala, Florida, before lighting it on fire.
Next, a fire destroyed the roof of 249-Year-Old San Gabriel Mission Church in California.
Had these been places of worship for any other religion, it would have been leading the news cycle for at least a week.
Communist Hammer and Sickle Painted on North Carolina WWII Memorial
The names on the memorial “are veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.”
The Communist hammer and sickle symbol was spray painted on a North Carolina World War II Memorial over the weekend.
The memorial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte honors over 500 people from the county who died in the war.
The vandals also wrote “Glory to the day of heroism June 19, 1986,” a likely reference to the violent Communist Party of Peru.
“On June 18, 1986, the Shining Path began to protest the Peruvian government’s use of torture on its members and their movement to different prisons,” the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported when another statue was vandalized with the same message in May. “Although the Peruvian government at first tried to negotiate with the Shining Path, the members refused, he said, and the government sent troops into the prisons the next day — bombing two facilities and executing inmates who were in the Shining Path.”
Over 200 people were killed.
“That day immediately began to be called ‘The Day of Heroism.’”
Fox News reports that a portion of the WWII monument that read, “Dedicated to the memory of the Mecklenburg heroes of World War II who made the supreme sacrifice that you might live in liberty, freedom and peace,” was also covered in yellow paint.
Wayne White, a US Air Force Vet, rounded up some friends and is working to help clean up a Charlotte WWII memorial after seeing on social media that it had been defaced. @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/KvrglFBwfN
— Jonathan Monté (@JonMonteFOX46) June 22, 2020
Air Force veteran Wayne White gathered friends to help clean the memorial after seeing that it was defaced on social media. He told Fox 17 that the names on the memorial “are veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.”