The False Consciousness Block

“Royal Marine” Jonathan McCalmont of Interzone fame has blocked me from commenting on his blog Ruthless Culture.

I still have not lost my charm with post new wave fandom.

 

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What did I say?

You can see the two comments I got in here. They are fairly tame IMHO.

My third and final comment dealt I think with a characteristic of the dear red Scot that others have not mentioned. So I post it here for posterity.

My comment is in reply to this.

“The single greatest fear of the American Republican party is that the white working class will someday realise that they have more in common with working class black people than with white millionaires. The greatest fear of the puppies is that white dude SF readers will one day realise that female black and minority ethnic writers have a greater understanding of what they’re going through than a tax exile with a trust fund.”

This is Marxist False Consciousness.

You even have the ol’ skool class basis of it mixed in with the new feminism and race variants.

You hit em all fam!

Good job….I guess.

“A lot of what passes for drives towards inclusivity and diversity in genre spaces is really nothing more than the market correcting itself.”

So your whole market analysis here is based on a mini-awakening from the false consciousness of the working classes (strangely only minority and women working classes) that supposedly occurred back in the 80s and 90s will somehow grow large into full on revolt by the entire white working class in their reading habits of SFF……

Holy fuck dude!

Why on earth would an awakening of the proletariat that was supposed to happen back in (((The Great War))) suddenly manifest today in white working class SFF reading habits!?!?!

Note: White Millennials are the most conservative generation the US has seen in modern history and white Gen Z polls even more conservative then them. Why they will SOON be consuming stories about POC trannys discussing the artisinal crafted food condiment singularity with their uplifted cats at the coffee shop rather than reading stories about Cyborg Kull with chaste NEET Jane in nanoweave bronze underwear over his shoulder lasering down hordes of uplifted tranny cats while they escape a Spengler’s Winter Apocalypse on 10,000 AD Venus is a question you left unanswered.

Archive of “royal marine” tweet: http://archive.is/4lHhE

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7 thoughts on “The False Consciousness Block”

  1. “The greatest fear of the puppies is that white dude SF readers will one day realise that female black and minority ethnic writers have a greater understanding of what they’re going through than a tax exile with a trust fund.”

    Folks saying stuff like this prolly have no idea that one of our copy editors, both of our 2017 artists, and myself are all Latino. Not that we’re a “Latino publication” – that would be silly.

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    1. I thought about mentioning that but decided it better to leave that bomb for you to throw.

      While you are here there is something else I noticed.
      He absolutely did not engage with me one tiny bit. Just ignored then blocked me from commenting.

      You on the other hand sent him ballistic with your friendly neighborhood punk rocker asking to put up a show flyer in his coffeeshop window post.

      He freaked to your first post then freaked over the hat tip freaked on his own twitter about it then posted a whole freak out article on it.

      You shook the heck out of him and I don’t think it is just because you are to the right of Trotsky.

      I am small fry so ignoring me is a no brainier but it contradicts what the tone of his post and comments would seem to indicate. He wanted a fight and even bragged about how well he was doing in that fight. Yet he never fought.

      Honestly I think he wanted you to fight him for validation. I think somewhere in that Marxist mush filled head of his he knows you are a threat.

      You, at least in the mind of this particular Interzone contributor, are bigger then Interzone.

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      1. Man, I have no idea what happened with all of that. I just thought “Oh, hey, I got mentioned on an SF blog. Wussup?” Didn’t really know who he was much less that he was some kind of lunatic.

        It’s also funny watching a couple of the Filers mischaracterize what I said and posted to ridiculous extremes. Plus that one dude doing all kinds of internet sleuthing to try to prove that I actually knew who Vivienne Raper was. (Turns out I commented on a post of hers Jeffro shared back in 2015!)

        I left those comments, dude started shrieking, and I was out. Somehow it turned into some huge back and forth where I violently inserted myself into space and was eventually driven back to fascist land. The comment someone left on my post suggesting the alternate reality in which me and the spaz might have teamed up struck me as odd, but it’s pretty funny watching folks latch onto it as though it would be something I would actually consider.

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      2. A more interesting question would’ve been “Why would a fascist misogynist like you publish articles by people like KK Rusch or Liana Kerzner?” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  2. What a minute…Cirsova’s a…a LATINO???!!!! eeeeEEEEEEKKKKK!

    More to the point,

    Cyborg Kull
    Jane in nanoweave bronze underwear
    over his shoulder
    lasering down hordes
    of uplifted tranny cats

    You’re only halfway through that sentence and you’ve already fired off 5 scenario ideas I’d pay money for.

    Are you actually going to write one of these up, or is this just another one of your “hey, its Friday, so let’s goad Boyle into a frenzy” off the cuff jobs?

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    1. “Are you actually going to write one of these up”

      Me?

      No

      But do not despair.

      “A Retelling of Conan from the Howard novels. Except he’s a terminator/cyborg in a brutal post apocalyptic future.”

      http://www.nickcolebooks.com/2017/03/09/pick-my-next-project/

      I don’t know if Cyborg Conan will be Nick’s choice but the comments seem to favor it and Nick’s comments also seem to favor it.

      So there you go. A pro-writer who has a solid, and many would say spectacular, track record is probably going to do it.

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