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08 January 2017 @ 05:14 am
Except for that, Mrs. Lincoln  
Nat Hentoff was a great jazz critic and fighter for the First Amendment, but not being capable of getting pregnant, I will not argue with anyone for whom his deranged fetus-fan views outweigh all of that.
browngirl on January 8th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
That is an interesting consideration, isn't it? eople, being people, contain multitudes, and yet when someone has worked against my rights it can be hard to see fans of them as supporting anything else than that person's enmity towards my rights. I need to remember that their fans may be fans *despite* that feature.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 8th, 2017 09:14 pm (UTC)

Some of the fantasy/SF writers I love best have such deplorable political opinions that it's embarrassing to admit that I do love them. What can I say; I didn't know about their opinions when I read their books. But that gets into a slippery-slope question: are we now to be so polarized into partisan camps that it's not-done to like the good work of people on 'the other side'?

Enmity toward anybody's rights is enmity to all our rights, because if we don't receive them equally, they're not 'rights' at all - they're only 'privilege', that some are conditionally granted, but that may be revoked at any time.

The white working poor who voted to trash their own health care are about to learn that the hard way.
amaebi: Charlotte Perkins Gilmanamaebi on January 9th, 2017 02:35 am (UTC)
I did not know that about Nat Hentoff, and it makes me sad.
et in Arcadia egoboo: Sacred Chaoapostle_of_eris on January 10th, 2017 01:27 am (UTC)
I am an ardent opponent of the One Drop theory of political incorrectness. That the "Author of the Declaration of Independence [and] of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia" kept slaves does not erase his accomplishments.