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May 1st, 2009

Was Trying to Be Cute, But...

When I made my post about Orson Scott Card yesterday, I was just trying to be cute at his expense. However, last night Americablog was kind enough to remind me of "a long rambling article" I actually linked to last summer and appropriately mocked at the time. However, when I did so, I missed one important little tidbit that shows just how much of the red Kool-Aid Card has consumed (to be fair, there is A LOT of crazy in the piece, and during my initial reading my brain did shut down in an effort to preserve itself). Anyway, I don't think he'll be writing the "conservative overthrow" version of Empire, because he'll be one of the right-wing loons busily working to overthrow the government:

How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.

Quick snark: damn those gays who actually get married; they're impeding straight people who "expect to marry in their turn." How? By making the line to get marriage licenses longer and forcing homophobic straight couples to see perfectly normal gay couples in love while having to wait a little longer before they can get their license? Bastards!

Anyway, and the reason Americablog posted about the crazy: Card is now on the board for the National Organization for Marriage, an organization that is both fighting gay marriage and insisting it isn't homophobic -- a dichotomoy that almosts screams for Dr. Evil to sarcastically say, "Riiight."

However, one thing I'm not going to do is insist that Orson Scott Card should just shut up and write more science fiction. One, that's the type of thing conservatives do when celebrities say things and back causes they don't like, and, two, Orson hasn't written a decent SF novel since the Clinton administration (if not longer). Besides, I really like when the crazies make themselves known so verbally -- it helps to keep better track of them.

Rant of the day over. Time to get ready for work.

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