Auctus isn’t here for your homophobia.
Here’s what Card had to say on the boycott:
“Ender’s Game” is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984.
With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state.
Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute.”
In other words, we’re supposed to show our oppressors the courtesy and tolerance that he couldn’t be bothered to show us. Just out of the kindness of our hearts? It certainly has nothing to do with the money he stands to lose.
Let me be abundantly clear:
People wonder why I don’t suffer fools and bigots lightly. That when it comes to their racism/homophobia, why I don’t just rise above and take it.
There’s a simple answer. Sadly a foot in the ass is a far better communicator than a turned cheek.
If you can resolve something peacefully and amicably, well and good and you should always try to do so first, imho.
But the reality is, you can’t reason with sociopaths.
It’s typical that cowards like Card can dish it out but can’t take it. Now people have been begging him for years to show LGBTQs (the same minorities he equated for pedophiles), tolerance and empathy and he couldn’t be bothered.
But suddenly when we’re fighting back and fucking him up financially, now he wants us to show him amnesty and tolerance.
Pro-tip: Funny thing about that 1st Amendment. It works both ways.
Card is entitled to his opinion. He’s entitled to write all the books he likes and make whatever movies. But he’s not entitled to our money. He’s entitled to express his views and we’re entitled to express ours. And if that costs him millions, so much the better.
This is a perfect example of why I don’t believe in turning the other cheek, unless it’s in the process of delivering a spinning roundhouse kick:
Sociopaths don’t understand things like empathy, respect, human decency. But they certainly understand self-preservation. Card and scum like him will learn to think twice before attacking LGBTQs or other minorities because we will see to it that you reap what you sow. If they’re smart.
Card and scum like him are learning that many of us subscribe to the school of handling business BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
So don’t let the necessary occur!