Left wing (surprise!) comics guy Gerry Conway has learned the hard way what it means to be a modern "progressive." It doesn't matter what you've said/done over the course of many years; just be perceived to have wandered off the "orthodoxy plantation" one time ... and you'll be destroyed:
This whole blow-up over comments at the PBS Superheroes panel has left me horrified and heartbroken. I feel completely misunderstood.— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) August 11, 2013
Conway is talking about a panel discussion he attended alongside some other creators, notably Todd MacFarlane.
But really, Gerry? You're surprised this happened? It doesn't matter what your life's philosophy has been. It doesn't matter what you support and believe. You say the wrong thing -- even if it was just perceived wrongly -- and you're through when it comes to contemporary "progressives." Just ask Bill Clinton about the 2008 Democratic primary and subsequent presidential campaign. Or Geraldine Ferraro. And many, many others. Modern "progressivism" is PC-bound to several ideological stances, criticism of which is anathema. [Certain] races is one. [Certain] religions is another. And, certainly, alternate sexual lifestyles.
Heck, I get regular hate-tweets from right wingers, religious bigots, GOP supporters, and misogynists.— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) August 11, 2013
To get hate tweets from people whose positions I've always defended is disheartening. Read my stuff, THEN attack me.— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) August 11, 2013
Live and learn, Ger. You're learning the hard way, unfortunately, when it comes to your present-day ideological brethren.Posted by Hube at August 11, 2013 01:18 PM | TrackBack