So, WorldCon was last week and once again politics rears its ugly head.
As always, these arguements resolve around labels. Stupid, stupid labels.
This group that self-identifies with one set of labels is feeling oppress by a group that self-identifies with a different set of label who in turn feels threatened by the first group.
And now I see a long debate going on Facebook over which of these stupid labels should be applied to dead authors.
And of course, the Right calls the Left ignorant, the Left calls the Right intolerant, etc....
WHY THE FRAK DO WE CARE ABOUT LABELS?
Is it easier to debate whether a dead author was a Pre-Stalin Libritarian or a Post-Castro Democrat or a My Little Pony Socialist than it is to debate the ideas that the author wrote about?