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Lies that writers tell about the real world · 11:22am Mar 28th, 2015

I remember reading a scifi story about aliens invading the earth, and other aliens helping the planet (but mostly America) defend themselves, only to be brought up short when the hero says, "Thank God the good aliens helped debunk all those evil liberal global warming lies!" In hindsight, since the 'good aliens' turned out to be not so good in the end, this might have been ironic - but given the author's public statements elsewhere, I really don't think that is the case.

I really wish authors wouldn't do that. Of course, if you want to write a story about a parallel world where global warming really is a conspiracy, then okay. Fine. Tell us all about how Al-Queada is in league with the secret Global Jewish Conspiracy, and how the hero saves the day with daring do, cleverness, and the power of hamsters and duct-tape. This is not a complaint about acceptable breaks from reality. This is however a complain about lies and propaganda that hurt real people, perpetuated for religious or political goals.

Some questions have known right answers. Almost all questions have known wrong answers. Most 'controversies' tend to between people who actually know the right answers (or at least the known wrong answers) and people who are sticking their fingers in their ears, screaming LA!LA!LA!I'M NOT LISTENING!LA!LA!LA! while rolling on the floor throwing a temper tantrum. Sometimes it's for money, or politics, or religion, or power, various logic failures, or simply a stubborn and self centered desire to not admit they could have been wrong about something... But in the end it doesn't matter.

In that context I present Chapter 20 of The Rise of Darth Vulcan. It is a good story, and I do recommend it, but the author seems to want to defend known wrong answers on one or two issues that I do actually find annoying. I do realise that he might be just trying to mention disgusting things - but from the context I truly do not think so.

Where women [...] rip them out of their womb in bloody chunks because they don't want to take the responsibility of raising their own offspring and maybe missing the fricking PROM!

Where idiots are ignorant enough to think that partial birth abortion (a term used almost exclusively by pro-lifers) is the only kind of abortion that ever happens, and too stupid to realise that all of their 'embryos are people too' claims were debunked by science decades or centuries ago. :facehoof:

It's a nice story. Please don't spoil it by throwing in politically or religiously motivated lies about the real world. :ajbemused:

I think I'll just leave this here. Mostly because authors who think like that tend to delete comments from anyone who disagrees with them. In fact I might just start a collection here and on my FA blog. It's not the first time I've come across this kind of nonsense after all.

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