It's especially funny when someone in the clubhouse gets unpersoned, and then everything they have ever done is retroactively declared problematic, like what is happening with JK Rowling. Some of it is a Geek Meta-Social Fallacy: all my friends are all friends themselves, and everyone is welcome. The problem is that lurking in the eaves are Secret Hitlers who want to destroy the Friendship.The problem is that there are a lot of woke troons and dangerhairs who got banned from RPG.net for failing one of their myriad purity tests, be it saying something negative about Star Wars, not believing a woman with enough zeal, enjoying a game that is deemed "problematic", or thinking unhappy thoughts about Lenin, so there's probably a wide variety of suspects.
Holden's projection notwithstanding, this is a common thread among places like RPGNet. In the name of protecting diversity and inclusion against fascism, we need a heavy-handed police state of unaccountable cops to exclude those who don't agree with us. If someone reacts badly to being cancelled, it just proves that they were a Secret Hitler all along, and their actions retroactively prove it.
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