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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

curated: apparently film critics are resisting wrong


The “more” in the post above was inspired by a non-film-related article I ranted about on my personal Facebook page earlier today:

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  • Bluejay

    Re: the earlier article: Yeah, I’m not sure how the scolders expect us to modify our behavior. If someone is setting fire to everything as a distraction from some larger master plan, WE STILL NEED TO PUT THE FIRES OUT. Even if the arsonist is somehow counting on it. Even if that means we “play into their hands,” whatever that means. If the ban is a headfake… so what? The ban still needs to be resisted; unjust laws and executive orders and appointments still need to be resisted. (And the things they claim are going unnoticed aren’t actually unnoticed!)

    In a way it’s like the Sad/Rabid Puppies campaign to dominate the Hugo Awards. Someone can always claim that the response to the Puppies — WHATEVER the response is — is part of the Puppies’ plan. They win awards? Mission accomplished. They get shut out? It exposes the Hugos’ PC groupthink, so mission accomplished. They’ll just never not declare victory. But their bullshit still has to be opposed no matter what they say or how they frame it.

    Make your calls today:

  • Danielm80

    If you follow their logic, there seem to be only two possibilities:

    (1.) We speak out. This means Donald Trump wins.

    (2.) We say nothing. This means Donald Trump wins.

    My strategy is: Get everyone to speak out, and keep speaking out until most of the world is united against Donald Trump.

    I don’t know if that strategy will work, but it’s the only one I’ve got.

  • RogerBW

    It’s not as though there were a practical selling-out option, even if we wanted to take it.

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