Date: 2019-02-20 03:15 pm (UTC)
dsrtao: dsr as a LEGO minifig (Default)
From: [personal profile] dsrtao
Was it ever reasonable for OSC to think that anonymous bloggers/newsgroupers/columnists/bloviators would have a significant impact on the political landscape without the support of a major government's intelligence agency?

Date: 2019-02-20 07:33 pm (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
No, but that's because it's never reasonable for OSC to think.

Date: 2019-02-20 03:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-02-20 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dionysus1999
I was crushed when I found out OSC was/had become a raging butt plug. I loved Speaker for the Dead, but noted that as I read more of his work the racism and other weirdness kept popping up. I thought maybe it was the Mormonism, but I don't think that fully explains what turned him into a hate filled bigot.

Date: 2019-02-20 09:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] voidampersand
He got famous and the church puts some real pressure on members who get famous. Plus I think he's had some genuinely difficult life and psychological problems. Not an excuse. I remember when he was a good guy and feel sorry for him while never wanting to read anything by him ever again.

Date: 2019-02-21 12:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] armiphlage
I can't even read his earlier works any more, since my brain keeps bringing up his current bizarreness.

Date: 2019-02-21 07:25 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The early death of his son appears to have had a lot to deal with it, from an outside perspective. Trauma that deep is hard to recover from.

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