Don’t Let Them Win
Don’t Let Them Win
May 1, 2018
I woke up this morning to a note from a friend. That friend happens to be New York Times bestselling science fiction author John Ringo, and while we’ve never met in person, I did provide some insight when he was doing research for one of his novels more than a decade ago, we’ve been friends on social media for a while, and we generally hang in the same circles. I do not write this to brag; I write this to explain why I’m enraged this morning.
I’m not just angry. I’m HULK MAD angry (and not the whining, sniveling, Bernie Bro Mark Ruffalo/Bruce Banner pissed off either). That’s what happens when people mess with my friends – with people whom I admire – with people about whom I care very much – with people whose only “crime” is WrongThink and not toeing the political party line.
This is what happened with John. He was recently uninvited from a convention, because social justice zealots began clutching their pearls and crapping their frilly panties at the thought of having John at a convention because he was supposedly somehow associated with the Sad Puppies (I’ve provided a link to the individual who started the movement, if you’re not familiar with the background – I won’t rehash it here). John, of course, wasn’t associated with the Sad Puppies beyond being friends with a few of them, but that didn’t stop the lying SJZs from branding him as a misogynistic/racist/homophobic/whateveritistheyusetodenigratepeoplewithwhomtheydisagree ogre.
John wasn’t upset. The convention committee made it clear to him that they were rescinding the invite because they could not guarantee his safety, not because he did anything wrong.
And yet, the SJZs rejoiced. It was a win for them – a testament to their power that they could get a powerful, bestselling author and white cishet male removed from a convention because his mere presence threatened their safe spaces!
Please also note that not one of them could provide any evidence of John’s bad behavior at any convention where he was a guest. Not one.
Until this creature entered the arena.
This twisted, sick sack of detritus decided to accuse John of trying to pick up underage girls at a convention! Now, if you know John, or anything about him, you would know how insane this accusation is! In the link I provided in the first paragraph of this post, John explains why this accusation is insane and what he was doing at that particular convention (get your tissues ready).
An accusation of pedophilia – in my view, anyway – is the most vile and heinous one can make against an innocent person – probably even more so than an accusation of murder. To accuse someone of exploiting the most innocent and vulnerable among us, of destroying their childhood, their sense of self, their body, and their very soul is about the most heinous allegation one can make. And yet, this @Jim_Hague creature made it – without proof and with dozens of people who were there coming forward and denying this ever happened.
Frankly, this fat, sweaty shitslurping swine looks more like someone who can’t wait to his clammy, pasty mitts on an underaged partner than John ever could. Maybe this slanderous piece of garbage is projecting?
John is considering whether to file a lawsuit against those involved, including the blog File 770 – an online magazine that has won numerous Hugo awards (which should tell you everything you need to know about the Hugos) and its owner Mike Glyer, who is well known in the sci-fi community as an apologist for leftist Brownshirt tactics and lies, as well as his own dishonesty.
I say go for it. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
I say take them for everything they’re worth.
I say make sure the noxious fucks who think it acceptable to destroy others – to decimate their reputations and livelihoods – to spread slanderous lies – and those who cover for them (Glyer, upon realizing just how actionable leaving this fat fuck’s comment up and repeatedly deleting comments defending John was, dishonestly deleted all references to this comment. “MOVE ALONG! NOTHING TO SEE HERE! But the Internet is forever, Mikey!) are held accountable for supporting malicious disinformation.
I say, “This is war!”
We have graduated from what some would call inconsequential science fiction community feuds to outright lies about the beliefs of public figures and authors in order to ruin their reputations and destroy their livelihoods, to thumb-sucking snowflakes destroying the careers of accomplished academics, to entitled, easily-manipulated lying, puerile, temper tantrum-throwing piglets who aim to destroy anyone who hurts their precious little feelings, to apparently jealous prevaricators working to tank the career and reputation of an accomplished White House physician and a desperately frothing politician who helped spread this propaganda, because DEFEAT TRUMP!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
They believe they’re untouchable.
They think they can conceal their vile hatred behind the First Amendment.
They have used their victimhood status (I’m a victimized, fat, social justice landwhale, who is multisexual, but can’t get laid if I crawled up a chicken’s ass and waited, and who identifies as a hyena on Mondays and Fridays and a convection oven on Wednesdays) to claim that the evil hetwhiteciswhatevers are victimizing them and as a shield against criticism.
They have hurled baseless, disgusting accusations against some of the nicest, kindest people out there, and despite the overwhelming presence of evidence to the contrary and doubled down when challenged.
They rely on the media to help spread their lies and destroy the reputations of honorable men and women like Ronny Jackson, like John Kelly, like Betsy DeVos, and most recently Sarah Sanders, who was so viciously excoriated by this Michelle Wolf creature, that even the mainstream media cringed.
They rely on our generous nature, our good will, and our unwillingness to engage in prolonged legal battles to bully us into silence.
Their lies have gone unanswered long enough. Their attacks have been ignored long enough. Their slander and cyber bullying has been allowed to go on long enough.
It’s time to answer and hit back. Hit back hard.
Sue them. Confront them – both in person and online. Expose them as the liars that they are. Show them they will no longer be unaccountable, anonymous Internet trolls. Show them that you will no longer stand idly by and tolerate their warrantless attacks.
Counterattack. Challenge their every word and demand that they are held accountable for their hate, their lies, and their disgusting allegations. Stop emboldening them by doing nothing.
As Lin Manuel Miranda wrote in the lyrics to the musical Hamilton, “Remain relentless ’til their troops take flight; make it impossible to justify the cost of the fight.”
Squash these vermin like the cockroaches they are and do not allow any vile allegation to go unanswered.
Oprah’s best friend Gayle King recently warned that the #metoo movement must include some kind of due process. That vicious rumors and vile accusations will backfire on the accusers and the movement.
“I worry sometimes that women make an accusation and men instantly get the death penalty,” King said during a panel discussion in Beverly Hills on the topic of corporate culture in the media industry. “I think we have to be very careful; that there has to be a due process for all involved — so I do worry of a backlash to the #MeToo movement.”
Consider this the retaliatory warning shot, you equivocating fucks.
You will be challenged. You will be exposed. You will be sued when appropriate until you stop spreading lies and working to destroy innocent people simply for disagreeing with your politics.
You will be exposed at every convention and every book signing you attend. You will be challenged on every website, every social media post, every comment section.
And while the majority of the scum that engages in this ruinous behavior is on the left, you must not let the rats on our own side engage in this behavior either. Luckily, froth-flecked dolts such as this, who are triggered by differences of opinion and subsequently endeavor to destroy anyone who doesn’t toe their ideological party line or posts something with which they disagree, are rare on the right and are mostly ignored, but they do exist.
Do not let them win, people!
Do not allow evil to triumph!
Do not sit idly by and do nothing as they attack you, libel you, slander you, and work to destroy you. Do not turn the other cheek.
They hate you, and they want to decimate you and leave you bruised and bloodied on the ash heap of society.
It’s time you fought back.
Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.
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