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Censors censor discussion of censorship—a 4th Street followup

I made a post on the 4th Street Fantasy Facebook page asking which specific part of the 4th Street Code of Conduct Steve Brust is supposed to have broken. Alex Haist, who silenced Steve, also adm... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

Why it's easier to speak among free speech supporters than in a "safe space"

In defense of safe spaces, Scott Lynch said, “It is difficult to be bold in front of strangers when you don’t feel fundamentally welcome. ” That's certainly true. But it's not the only co... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

The Malcolm X Code of Conduct

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. ” – Malcolm X “Obey the law” does not mean submit to autho... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

Denying "standing": how identitarians marginalize the marginalized who disagree with them (focusing on 4th St. Fantasy)

At Followup On Fourth Street, Hopping 689 told Steven Brust, Your opening address was in no way aggressive and I heartily approved of it. Speaking as a disabled woman.   If a writer has nothi... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

"Why the Theory of Cultural Appropriation is Pro-Capitalist"—a guest post by Jonas Kyratzes

Jonas made a comment on My opening remarks at Fourth Street Fantasy Convention that deserves more attention, so I've made it a guest post. -WS Why the Theory of Cultural Appropriation is Pr... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

Yes, some people literally did not understand that Steve Brust was speaking metaphorically

A footnote to Ideology makes you confuse the literal and the metaphorical--a bit about the 4th Street Kerfuffle: I completely understand why people find it hard to believe anyone did not underst... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

Three thoughts about cults

If you know a cult's buzzwords, you know when people who say they want discussion are only after your conversion. Secular cults are harder to spot than religious ones. But not much harder. Cu... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

Ideology makes you confuse the literal and the metaphorical--a bit about the 4th Street Kerfuffle

This year's 4th Street Fantasy Convention was generally fine, but Steve Brust's initial comments were badly misunderstood. His text is here: My opening remarks at Fourth Street Fantasy Conventi... [read more]

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it’s all one thing

Socialist quotes for free speech