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15 September 2010 @ 04:05 pm
Anti-immigrant, assimilationist if-they-don't-pass-as-white-it's-their-fault rage-inducing xenophobic BULLSHIT warning.

Thanks, Ms. Moon. I loved The Speed of Dark, but now you're joining Harlan Ellison in the Box of Shame.

Anyone I recommended that book to? Unrecommended.

Via maevele.

ETA: Just emailed the Wiscon concom about her being a GoH next year, and how I am NOT okay with that in light of this. No idea if it'll accomplish anything, of course, but it does make me feel uncomfortable/unsafe (and I'm not Muslim, it's got to be a tiny tiny fraction of how she's hurting directly-affected folk) so.

Going off the Wiscon contact page, since I wasn't sure who to write to, I wrote to concom35 [at] wiscon [dot] info.

<ETA2 So apparently people with less fuzzy brains can parse more of that post than I can, and it's EVEN WORSE than I thought. Wow. Apparently Ms Moon thinks the European settlers here were happy community-builders who were welcomed with open arms and... assimilated... or something. Also that the Native people of this continent don't exist?
Current Mood: angryangry
Polenthpolenth on September 17th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Re: So, my fish died...
I agree. The people in the worst danger aren't likely to be on the internet, with time to read and respond to posts. But sometimes I think bringing it down to real people who can't be ignored helps, even if they're not the people who have it the worst.

In this discussion, it feels like it's being abstracted away to a generic 'those people' so it's easier to ignore.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on September 17th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Re: So, my fish died...

I'm not Muslim, but I and my family have had cope with this so-called "forbearance", because the ones committing hate crimes were targeting anyone who "looked Muslim" by their... ignorant standards.