It’s been a little while, and even my periscoping schedule has fallen off a bit as things in the army have gotten busier. However, this is worth making note of.
Those who’ve watched my periscopes or who follow me on Twitter will likely know at least something about the struggle between an author friend of mine, Jon Del Arroz, and the sci-fi/fantasy writing establishment. This conflict came to a head not too long ago, when Jon was denied admittance to SFWA (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) despite qualifying for entry, and was banned from WorldCon, on the grounds that he “planned to violate their code of conduct”–an outright false claim. I unfortunately lack the time to go into this in full detail, but plenty has been written about this by the few sources willing to do so. What I do want to share now, is what he is doing to fight back, specifically by starting the process of filing a lawsuit against WorldCon.
Some may remember the (in)famous case of the Christian bakers who were sued after they didn’t want to bake a cake for a gay wedding, and this set a precedent that one can force a business to serve one whose values are antithetical to theirs. Thus, by the Left’s own rules, WorldCon needs to bake the cake.
I’ve contributed to Jon’s fundraiser, as it’s important for those of us on the Right to support each other. I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t do so myself. Jon’s fight is my fight, whether or not I’m currently in the SJW crosshairs. I will be eventually, and I’m glad to know I’ll have great people in my corner when the time comes. The time of ceding the culture ground to the Left is over. The fight is far from over, but we’ve finally stopped retreating. Next, we push back.