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Comment Re:Lovely summary. (Score 5, Informative) 1042

This doesn't corroborate with what I'm reading. It seems the Sad Puppies were formed as an opposition to the CHORFs (Cliquish, Holier-than-thou, Obnoxious, Reactionary, Fanatics) which apparently embody the SJW mindset of disregarding works from authors with differing political views. Everywhere I'm seeing the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies described as being very much the same, though the founders of both these blocs seem to disagree that they are the same https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/we-are-not-rabid/. And what Yiannopoulis is saying in the article seems to be that the SJWs bloc voted no award as opposition to the Sad and Rabid Puppies. FTA: "Puppies supporters say that slew of âoeno awardâ wins this year can at least partially be attributed to the fact that SJW votes were concentrated on that choice, while Puppies votes were distributed between as many as four deserving authors. The âoeno awardâ results in the novella and short story categories are a particular slap in the face to ordinary fans, who remember the genreâ(TM)s roots in short-form pulp magazine writing."

Comment Re:Japanese Paradox (Score 1) 38

I'm the Anon Coward in the grandparent post. "I'm Libertarian at heart, but I don't see how capitalism is going to solve this problem." I don't think it will, that's what I'm saying. Capitalism is incompatible with the abundance and efficiency that high technology can bring. "I'm too optimistic in my hope that idle people would do good with their spare time." I don't think so. "Without any structure, I bet a huge portion of our population checks out, going to a perpetual drug induced stupor." Based on what?

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