The Mighty Buzzard writes:
So, last night the SJW types over at the Hugo awards decided they'd rather burn the whole thing to the ground than give out an award based on what the readers like instead of social justice reasons:
The members of the World Science Fiction Society rejected the slate of finalists in five categories, giving No Award in Best Novella, Short Story, Related Work, Editor Short Form, and Editor Long Form. This equals the total number of times that WSFS members have presented No Award in the entire history of the Hugo Awards, most recently in 1977.
Here are a few of the people on the #SadPuppies slate that should be quite surprised to learn that they were denied a chance at an award for being white males when they wake up this morning: Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green.
takyon: Here are in-depth explanations of the Hugo Awards controversy.
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The NRx interpretation of the collection of facts does seem to correlate better than most interpretations.
What I find interesting is the NRx blogs/podcasts I follow don't have much mention of the hugo situation. It can be recognized as an example of their worldview, but they aren't acknowledging it. Or I'm failing to read it, or in the grand scheme of things its not a big enough deal to get much mention.
An additional NRx interpretation of the facts that you missed yet fits right in, is the old classic that "all organizations that aren't explicitly right wing eventually turn left wing", which certainly fits the hugos. Decades ago, hugo awards really meant something as a mark of quality, its only recently that it converted to a marker of left wing racism and sexism. Now a hugo means the book is at best run of the mill and sometimes mere crap, its like getting a stamp of approval from a Soviet censor. In the old days a hugo meant it was a good story, now it means the author is a member of the correct leftie demographic group and the story is no longer considered.