Monday, June 4, 2018

Ringo and ConCarolina, Finale

Okay, and everything is done.

Remember how John Ringo was uninvited from ConCarolinas because of online Lefty bullies screaming for Ringo's blood? That Ringo agree with CC to not show up because they were worried about being unable to protect him? And then, somehow, the message released by ConCarolinas looked that Ringo was the problem?

Well, they admitted that they done screwed it up. 

But more importantly, that this wouldn't happen again. That if someone whines that "I feel unsafe with this guest," ConCarolinas will tell these people to suck it up.

Congrats, guys. You admitted the mistake. You fixed the mistake. You won't do it again.

Okay, I'm happy.

This comes hot on the heels of DragonCon also doing the right thing with regards to insane lefty BS. The woman running their fantasy track strongly cheered on one of the psychos who went after Larry and got him banned from Origins.

"Charlotte" in this case, said....

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Yeah. She went went to her personal DragonCon page, ranted and raved about how dare DragonCon allow everyone a seat at the table, "making victims sit next to their abusers" .... and we're still talking about Larry and Ringo, by the way.... and that she would lobby to never have them on her track at DragonCon.

.... And now she's gone.  I would give you links and screen grabs, but the entire page has been shoved down the memory hole. I'm not entirely clear if she quit or was fired.

Nor do I care.

DragonCon stood up for fun over politics.

Before this woman disappeared her page down the memory whole, I left a comment on Charlotte's page. And someone else was wise enough to

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After all, DragonCon really didn't like Charlotte's fascism.

But yeah, I'm still proud of DragonCon for being wonderfully sane.

And I'm happy for ConCarolinas proving me wrong, and coming to the right conclusion at the end of the day.

As I said in my last post about this:
On the one hand, Ringo isn't the only Baen author they have as guests. Dave Webber, Tedd Roberts, etc. These are only a handful of the guests from previous years that I'm aware of. Are the Social Justice douchebags going to stop? No, they're not. They never do, they never will, and they never shall ... unless they meet actual, genuine push back for their stupidity.

So, the question is not "Who boycotts the convention over Ringo?" The real question becomes "Who's next?" The SJWs have tasted blood, and they're never satisfied, and thus they will become hungry for more. The NEXT question after that is "how far does the lefty horde go before the ConCom tells the horde to go screw off?"
Apparently, the lefty horde had already crossed the line, they just didn't know it.

And, between sane people like David Weber leading the charge of calm discussion, and the flack ConCarolinas took, sanity prevailed.

Now all Jon del Arroz needs to do and take over WorldCon after his lawsuit, and we can see just how crazy the lefties will really get.

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