Date: Monday, 6 April 2015 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lolmac
I don't think there's anything new about the shrill young "SJWs" -- there have been similarly young, shrill, naive individuals for as long as I've had an ear to hear. I bordered on being one myself, until I recognized that the shrillness wasn't a good state of being. "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!" -- not quite; I've been paying attention for longer than you've [not you, Mandy or Kaffyr or anyone else here, of course] been alive, but I have more strength for the long haul when I don't waste energy being outraged.

The only difference I see in the current generation is that everyone can have a big noisy platform now, and it's easy for anyone to find their echo chamber.

So the shrillness and self-righteousness annoys me on all sides, but I'm willing to cut some slack for shrill young people on the one side, who are at least somewhat likely to grow up to be rational adult people I agree with. The Rabid Weasels are just as shrill and self-righteous, but highly unlikely to grow up, since many of them are already in their 50s and 60s. And they start at shrill and go on and down from there, passing loathsome on the way to unspeakable. (I've been following the overall story arc of this mess for the last few years, although I have more tender love for my stomach than to read more than a few lines at a time of Rabid Weasel writing.)

I just checked, and was pleased to find that a non-attending voting membership is much less pricey than I had feared! So, yay, that's now a Plan. I had at one point hoped to attend -- the PNW is my home turf, I know most of the folks who are running the con, and some of them were encouraging me to come -- but, when you get right down to it, this is one clusterf*ck I'm glad to avoid. I have to assume that the Rabid Weasels will be attending in numbers, and the thought of the hotel being flooded by that rising sea of privilege is really squickifying.
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