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BoingBoing – Protecting the Vision

Posted in Personal by Will on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 ~ 6pm

BoingBoing’s writers and mods have a very freshman perspective when it comes to matters of race and culture. The perspective could be summarized as the belief that everything is racist. They may privately be able to discern the difference between something intended to offend (like, a Klan rally) and something that is not (like, a Clint Eastwood spaghetti-Western). But publicly, they don’t really want people to recognize and discuss this distinction, since it could lead to people not treating people in the idealized fashion which many of the BoingBoing mods and writers aspire to. They’ve got a vision of what the future could be like, and they don’t want any dissent along the way. If you disagree with BoingBoing, be prepared to be disemvoweled – or, since the upgrade, just deleted. I like their vision of the future. I don’t like how they plan to get there.

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