1. The bad news is that Theo, the newest addition to the Black Gate group-blog, is also the odious Vox Day. I object to the politicization of everything, and I think there should be a way for people who disagree strenuously about politics to talk about things that are non-political. But I’m reluctant to share a forum with someone who argues that public education in America is comparable to the forced clitoridectomy practiced in some cultures or that “Any rational human being would harbor more respect for a Nazi than for a feminist”. This kind of malicious filth is making useful public discourse almost impossible in this country.
2. The good news is that the Help Vera community seems to have triumphed. Kudos to the organizers and the contributors: this was a good thing.