February 24, 2015

BUT, OF COURSE, ADAM BALDWIN ISN’T MUCH FOR BEING A VICTIM: Adam Baldwin Could Have Been the Latest Victim of the Censorious Left.

Mainstream “geek culture” media have been frothing at the mouth this month because Supanova, an Australian convention for sci-fi, comic, anime and gaming fans, has refused to rescind actor Adam Baldwin’s invitation to appear, after a petition claimed that, as a supporter of GamerGate, his attendance will make women “feel unsafe”.

Internet petitions demanding speakers’ invitations be withdrawn have become more and more common, and realising that by simply being upfront about their motives for wanting to disallow their target a platform will unmask them for the intolerant, authoritarian drones they are, campaigners have learned to up the stakes, claiming that the presence of speakers they don’t like “threatens the safety of attendees”, when the true reason is that they are banning any speakers with right-wing or even libertarian sympathies.

Punch back twice as hard.

UPDATE: From the comments: “I can see Baldwin being invited to lots of events if that would keep the busybodies away.” SJW repellent! There’s a market for that all right.

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