Shared Thoughts on Privilege and Political Correctness

I’m still using this blog. Sorry I haven’t posted lately. I’ve also been writing a few things for Bubblews. A hard-to-pronounce name, I know. So lately, I’ve been blowing off some steam (and still trying to be nice about it) regarding the political correctness-style bullying I was subjected to a short while back. Wanted to rant here, but I’d just be repeating the things I’ve already written. I’ll just offer the links, if you’re interested. On Privilege, the Racebending Incident, and the fact that “sensitivity” has nothing over manners.

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and happy New Year!

And if Foz Meadows and/or anyone at Racebending actually reads this: I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, too. May your next year be full of joy, wisdom, and many more smiles than frowns.

A Thank You Note for Tumblr

Dear Tumblr,

Thank you kindly for exposing my insidious subconscious prejudices with near-psychic depth of insight. I owe the site Racebaiting — bending, sorry, Racebending — a tremendous debt. I never would have found out what a horrible, ignorant person I was without random rebloggers reading my thoughts and deciphering my motives for me.

The boost in views is proving quite nice, given Tumblr’s prestigious reputation for cultivating rationality and careful thought. Not like reactionary websites that just encourage knee-jerk reactions, over-the-top flippancy, and groupthink.

But seriously, thanks for displaying exactly the kind of reaction I was speaking against. There’s a huge difference between being “oblivious,” and being mature enough to focus on what is actually worthy of our attention and effort.

If you’ll excuse me for being so rude, I’m going to go join the grownups, and return to my trade: crafting the kinds of stories I want to tell, giving it my best shot, and hoping others will get something out of it.

Good day to you.