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message 1: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (AlexaNC) | 270 comments Has anybody been following this? This is very long, but very much worth reading. http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04...

message 2: by Outis (new)

Outis | 301 comments So many are blogging about this that it's starting to look suspicious if an author/fan isn't.
I can't say I've been following this as such but I do skim this kind of thing as I make use of that kind of information. For instance there was a book I was actually intending to read soon which was written author who ended on my blacklist as a result of this mess. I'm glad I hadn't gotten around to starting it.
I also find the comments about this mess to be mildly entertaining. For instance it's funny how some people fail utterly at guessing an author's politics based on their fiction and yet didn't realize that they were in the dark.

As to the piece you linked to, TLDR. I realize it's bad form but I'm neverthless going to comment briefly: I don't approve of the way it tries to redefine fascism and I think there are better intros to this mess such as the GRRM's post series (start here: http://grrm.livejournal.com/417521.html ).
Those who need no introduction but are somehow out of the loop and would rather not be subjected to more politics than necessary may be interested by Abigail Nussbaum's blog instead: http://wrongquestions.blogspot.ch/201...
What I have not seen are decently-engineered proposals to update the voting process. Judging by the ludicrously archaic (at best!) way elections for public office are held, that sort of thing seems to confuse most people into defeatism.

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