Friday, September 19, 2014

First Ammendment

"Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion..."

Seems pretty simple, but Vox apparently can't comprehend it. Forcing a person to pledge fealty to a god they don't believe in is about as far from freedom as it gets. Especially when it's a government job.

In fairness, Vox isn't the only one who doesn't understand the simple law written so long ago. But since he's got a 'genius-level IQ' he should hold himself to a higher standard.

God belongs to believers. God does not belong on currency, in our pledge of alllegiance, in our court oaths, inauguration ceremonies or military oaths.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

An Advocate For Child Abuse

In addition to advocating marital rape, misogyny, racism, homophobia and throwing acid in women's faces, we can now add child abuse to the list of things Vox simply doesn't mind.

When I first heard that Adrian Peterson was charged with abuse for spanking his son with a switch, I kind of shrugged. It's not something I'd ever do to my kids, but one parent ought not judge another. I know my parents had it a lot harder growing up. Being switched was once common practice.

BUT then I saw the photos. Keep in mind this is a 4 year old child. That's not long out of diapers. That's pre-school age. That's the time when you should be cuddling your kids and singing the ABC's with them. When you should be reading them bedtime stories. When you should be watching Curious George together.

Here's what you shouldn't be doing:

This is child abuse. Who 'spanks' their kid along the legs? That's flogging, not spanking. A spanking shouldn't be breaking the skin.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Purely Racist

"...a middle-aged white woman posing for a picture with her arms around a thuggish young African..." - Vox Day

That's how Vox described the above photo. So let's examine it shall we? The boy is 13 years old. I don't think being 13 qualifies him as a thug. He's wearing a blue tank top. Is that thuggish? I don't think so. He's holding something, a hat maybe? Not particularly thuggish. So what's left?

He's got dark skin. Yes, that must be it. And to be clear, Vox was describing the photo, not the actions of the boy. He didn't say that theft made him thuggish, but that implied that he looked thuggish based on the photo. So please, someone, explain to me how that can have to do with anything other than the color of this child's skin?

Now, it's not news that Vox is racist to anyone who's paid attention. But usually he hides it behind some 'logic' and points to 'observably true' stats. Here's an example from his FAQ:

"There is no question that there are divergent human populations; the genetic science is settled in this regard and only a scientific ignoramus would deny that race, in the form of a genetically homogeneous groups of homo sapiens exists. But to acknowledge the existence of racial diversity is not tantamount to a belief in general racial superiority. Each race has various strengths and weaknesses. None are intrinsically superior on average; the relative superiority of one race in comparison with another completely depends upon the metric selected. Ergo, I am not a racist."

Now I suppose he can just shorten this to "I believe black people are thugs. Ergo, I am a racist."  Because he's now admitted as much with the above quote.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Shout-Out

Despite being "banned" from his blog and not having posted in a while, Vox gave me a shout-out today as a "crusader troll." Which is a pretty good assessment, really. I troll the blogs of assholes, but it's still trolling. Of course, Vox considers anyone who stands against his logic a troll. Which means anyone who stands against bigotry, racism, homophobia, sexism and pretty much any other form of hate. The fact he thinly disguises it behind rhetoric (logic in his mind) doesn't mean it's not hate.

Oh, and congrats to No Award on its 5th place finish in the Hugos. It's nice to know that everyone who read his work realized its nothing more than amateur. You'll find better fantasy at any SFWA-qualified publication everyday of the week.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Open Thread

Here's a nice clean open thread for you guys to sully.

I haven't had much to say recently because not much has changed. Vox is still a brain-fried douchebag who thinks he's a genius because he can't see past his own dick.

These days it's a smear campaign. He wants to align all members of the SFWA with the few who have done horrible things. He rarely mentions that he was a member while Ed Kramer was a member and while MZB was a grandmaster. Likely he would be still if not for being booted. Of course, Kramer and Bradley did not violate SFWA rules like Vox did. I don't think being a felon is strictly prohibitive to being  a member. That's the way it is with most organizations. For instance, MENSA, which is Vox's security blanket whenever someone questions his intelligence, is likely home to many child molesters, thieves, murderers and rapists. I don't see him trying to cleanse that organization.

I used to think that Wright and Correia were only guilty by association. These days it seems they're just as guilty as Vox of being hatemongers. There's just no call for what these people say. It's either a publicity stunt, or they're evil. There's no in between.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Marital Rape

So the comments have been focusing on Marital Rape. Which Vox Day says doesn't exist. He says that consent is implied by the contract of marriage and the only way out of that consent is divorce.

Two thoughts about this:

1. It's bullshit. Show me where it's written that marriage implies consent. Don't use the Bible. Use the law. Because that's what we're talking about here. If a man rapes a woman he's not tried under Biblical law, he's tried under government law.

2. Bullshit or not, it's a dangerous idea. Allowing men who force themselves on their wives to escape rape charges gives them a power they should not have. It doesn't matter if Vox does this or not, his ideology allows for the crime to go unpunished and that's bad enough.

If a woman doesn't want sex, is fighting to avoid sex, and her husband holds her down and forces himself inside of her - what do you call that? That's rape. There is no further discussion to be had.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hugo-Nominated Asshole

So you've all read  "Opera Vita Aeterna" now, right? No? What are you waiting for? It's free on his site. If you're wondering, the title translates into King of Assholes. At least that's what Google told me.

A few thoughts about the nomination: I don't blame Vox. I blame Larry Correia. Vox has fans but they're mostly idiots. But Correia has an actual fanbase. He's got the kind of fanbase who will do anything he asks. Of course, many writers do, but they don't wield their fans like some weapon. Is there any question that George RR Martin, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King would win a Hugo every year if they used their fans like Correia?

Another thought on Mr. Monster Hunter. He's actually, in some ways, more despicable than Vox. In the same way that Sarah Hoyt and a few others are. Vox is openly hateful and dismissive of people. But Hoyt and Correia act a little more respectful. Not much, but a little. As if they're the voice of reason and only want to give everyone a fair shake. But what they really do is send their readers to Vox's blog, thereby endorsing those same hateful viewpoints. Then they can pretend as if their a little more moderate than Vox because after all, they never said they agreed with him. But that's bullshit. The difference between Vox and Correia is that Correia is a coward. He's every bit the hateful troglodyte that Vox is, but would lose fans if he had the balls to say so.

So, on to the story. I couldn't read it. I tried, though. I got through a few pages. What I found was a writer with a big vocabulary and absolutely no mastery of words. Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. Good writers can weave prose at any level of vocabulary. Weaker ones have to dig deep into a thesaurus to sound intelligent, but an experienced reader can see through that. The story may have been interesting, but the writing was so bland that it just didn't matter.

That's all for now, folks.