Elen sila lumenn omentielvo!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Burst of Weird and Awesome

Oddities and Awesome abound!!!

::  Snark-filled comment on Twilight is always welcome, so here's some, with scenes re-enacted with action figures.

::  Want to read some hilarious offensive parodies of The Family Circus? Sure you do!

::  Hmmmm... I wonder if writer John C. Wright is still bringing the crazy? Let's go to his LiveJournal and find out....

Those of you who believe that republican government can exist on Earth without the prop and lantern of Christian faith, have a faith in mankind which neither history nor reason confirms, nor any authority worthy of our ears. The non-Christian democracies of the world have long since become bureaucratic welfare-states, nanny-states, and to watch their histories unfold is to watch the activities of a slave-market, where, generation by generation and year by year selfish and anile strumpets sell their liberty in return for ease, for favors, for false promises, or for nothing at all, until they are citizens in nothing but name, subjects in all but name, or wards, or cattle.

How to react to that...yeah, here we go.

(Yes, this was an excuse to use the video of J. Jonah Jameson giving the 'belly laugh of haughty dismissal'. But few writers bring the Batshit Crazy like John C. "Within fifty years homosexuality will be considered a mental illness again, huzzah!" Wright.)

More next week!


Roger Owen Green said...

I spent Thanksgiving with people who would find Wright credible.

Jaquandor said...

Wright is very highly regarded in SF circles; I imagine he's a very talented writer. But he's one of those writers -- Orson Scott Card is another -- whose personal views I find sufficiently odious that I pretty much refuse to read him. This sometimes bothers me, but then I remind myself that I'm never going to have time to read everything that I want to read anyway, so holding out on a few authors on the basis of their disgusting politics is perfectly fine.

But it does always shock me to find someone so intolerant as Wright in the SF field, which is supposed to be a forward-looking kind of literature. Reading Wright's journal quickly makes clear that Wright really does genuinely believe that the only way the world can ever succeed is for every single human being on the planet to become a deeply conservative Roman Catholic. Ugh.