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21 October 2011 @ 02:13 pm
Once an asshole, always an asshole  
Just in case you aren't aware of what a truly loathsome person John C. Wright is, he demonstrates again by ranting about how Terry Pratchett is Hitler. Yes, really.

http://www.scifiwright.com/2011/10/the-watchtowers-of-atlantis-tremble/

The part in the comments where he's fantasizing about punching Pratchett is particularly disgusting.
 
 
Nea: blehneadods on October 21st, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Civilization = Christianity? That's going to be quite a shock to the many cultures that have been around longer than the Holy Roman Empire. And as for Christianity = Civilization, I present exhibit A: The Spanish Inquisition. Then there's exhibit B: The Roman Catholic church vis a vis contraception, babies being kept by their unwed mothers, and the chastity of altar boys and orphans.
Lauratavella on October 22nd, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. He's got this horrible combination of stupidity, cruelty, and egocentricity.
Krisquiet000001 on October 22nd, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
... There are OH SO MANY THINGS I could say. But I won't get into an argument in the comments with someone so moronic.

(The one thing I kept wondering while reading was - how well does this guy actually know anyone who is non-functional enough that they would even be considering euthanasia? It's quite easy to get up on a high horse about it when it's not actually part of the reality of your life, and another thing entirely when it's something you've seriously discussed with someone who is revoltingly intelligent but has a thoroughly broken body and is thus contemplating the idea as it might apply to THEM.)

(And speaking of horses - the line about the horse with the broken leg, am I misreading or is he suggesting somehow that putting the horse down is wrong? Because if he is, what exactly does he propose we do instead? Let it suffer to death? While we've come a long way in veterinary medicine, many types of broken legs are a death sentence for the horse no matter what you do, because they're just not biologically designed to keep weight off a limb long enough for it to heal, and no one has yet managed to teach a horse how to use crutches.)
Marithmarith on October 22nd, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
...I'm not going to read that. The concept that there are actually people out there who hate Terry Pratchett is boggling enough. I mean...that's like hating Dr. Seuss.
Ruwhei Alpharuwhei on October 24th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not a Terry Pratchett Fan. I know, horrors. Every time I say I don't like his writing I get little gasps of horror from the assembled crowds. To be honest, I don't find him /funny/ -- and humor that isn't funny comes off as very unenjoyable.

However, calling him 'evil' because he voiced his views on a subject is over the top. Throwing in the Hitler card invokes the Godwin law right at the very beginning of the argument... its just a no-no all around.

Would CS Lewis write something like this? I don't think so.