#rsrh Wow. I hadn’t realized that George R. R. Martin was a gay-baiter.

Kind of depressing.

I am way too busy these days for long political rants.

But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I’ve become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger[*] allies control key seats of power.

…OK, it’d be kind of depressing if I had ever got around to reading Game of Thrones, which will probably now wait a while longer.  But, hey, I’m sure that he doesn’t want my dirty conservative money anyway, am I right? Or that of Newsbusters (H/T).  Heck, if George R. R. Martin was asked, he’d probably retort that the Right doesn’t read books anyway.

:shrug: Look. I don’t care if you’re liberal, but if you don’t want conservatives reacting to the filth you say, don’t say any.  Keep the thought-worms in your head, and don’t let them out to play.

Moe Lane

PS: While we’re on the subject, why is it that people like Martin apparently seem to think that they’re able to get away with insinuating that black people are too stupid to drive, cash checks, purchase alcohol, purchase cigarettes, travel by plane, and/or stand in line for a couple of hours to get photo ID? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way; it’s largely because people with putatively more moral awareness tacitly forgive beloved artists for their lapses.  Which is everyone’s privilege, of course. Just don’t… pretend that you’re not doing anything wrong, OK?

*”Teabagger,” of course, refers to the charming practice of male-male sexual humiliation by having one simulate (or not-simulate) placing his testicles in the mouth of another.  It has been enthusiastically adopted by the more mouth-breathing, slack-jawed elements of the American Left who were apparently chafing under various speech code restrictions**; I was under the impression that Martin had roughly twenty more IQ points than that, but apparently not.

**See also ‘chickenhawk,’ which the American Left similiarly appropriated from its earlier meaning of ‘older homosexual male with a taste for barely legal (at best) sexual partners’ to mean ‘pro-war supporters.’

11 thoughts on “#rsrh Wow. I hadn’t realized that George R. R. Martin was a gay-baiter.”

  1. Seems he has a hard time seperating out the fantasy world from the real world… just like most liberals that fight the infamous spitting, hood wearing, violent tea party monsters that must live in the same lake as the Loch Ness Monster.

  2. GRRM’s been like that for as long as I’ve read his blog, so it’s not really a surprise. He’s pretty much a mind-numbed robot parrot of the current Journolista line.

  3. I think we should have a system of ranking freak outs–instead of code red or numbers of stars–perhaps ‘Beckels’? “Gee, I’d give that one three Beckels!” “This is a big Beckel deal, man!”

  4. You know, I wouldn’t even care if he posted that tripe on a Politico-type blog or wrote it to an editor of some fish-wrap. I don’t care that he’s liberal. Heck, I don’t even care that he talked about the issue on his not-blog.

    But the readers of that blog are his CUSTOMERS. We have a right to be treated like intelligent, human beings. We don’t go to his journal to have a flipped finger thrown in our face. We go to see what progress he’s making, and maybe see if we can tease a spoiler or two out of the comments he’s made.

    One would THINK, that given the meandering, lifeless content of A Feast for Crows, and the general haphazard, unfinished work that was A Dance With Dragons; along with the fact we’ve had to wait FIVE YEARS A BOOK for the last two in the series, he MIGHT keep this in mind.

    Nah. Flipping the bird at his readers is par for the course with G.R.R. Martin. Count me as one turned off reader.

  5. Another reason I try to avoid finding out what the politics of authors/actors/comedians I like are. It’s one thing to know they hold different opinions, but it’s another thing entirely to know they hate you categorically.

    I grew up loving Gerison Keilor books and radio shows. Then he wrote that screed after Norm Coleman beat Mondale informing me that he considered people like me evil and un-Christian. Couldn’t ever enjoy his work after that.

  6. I’m with Shawn, here. The “Song of Ice and Fire” series is off track and seems hopelessly lost to me. i won’t be wasting any more of my money on him.

  7. Well, if he doesn’t want any more of my $$, that’s fine with me. John Ringo and Mike Williamson will keep me busy enough, I daresay.

  8. Anyone looking for authors a little more respectful of the conservative reader are encourage to go visit baen.com . Heck, Baen even puts up a lot of their stuff as free e-bboks (http://baen.com/library/). Ringo and Williamson are already mentioned, I would add Correia, Drake, and Weber. Not all Baen authors are conservative, heck, Eric Flint describes himself as a longtime labor organizer, but still, fun stuff and hey, the first taste is free.

  9. I do like Correia. Hard Magic was fun.

    And I don’t care about the politics of an author. I’ve read and enjoyed Persidio Street Station. I just don’t like being treated like dirt for disagreeing after I buy his stuff.

    Michael Stackpole is another whose liberal who generally I enjoy. He discussed Obamacare positively on his site. But he didn’t say, “Conservatives are going to kill you.”

    Anyway, maybe my politics are why no one looks at my query letters. 😛

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