The news media’s handling of Leigh Brackett’s centennial is so outrageous, I’m telling you… people from all over the political spectrum are angry about it. But some people are more angry that I’m blowing the whistle on this than what these loser journalists have done.
Seriously, get a load of this guy:
SJW: I’ve just recently discovered your blog and find so much I enjoy here that I am a bit sad I hadn’t stumbled across it a long time ago.
Awesome! Man, I love it when people dig my stuff. I love it even more when people genuinely dig my stuff.
SJW: I’m also with you 100% on the foolish misrepresentation of Brackett’s ~Empire~ role and her SF writing career generally (and the terrible timing of all of this) but, dude, it’s time you gave this a bit of rest.
Great. You’re 100% with me and you’re sad that you have missed out on reading me over the years. In fact, you’re so crazy over my writing, now you’re going to tell me to stop. Wait, what…?
SJW: It’s becoming clear your main beef here isn’t so much about any disrespectin’ of Brackett as it is about your distaste for what you’ve labelled “The Narrative.”
Hold on, there. My coverage of this topic was supposedly freaking awesome… right up until yesterday’s post where I speculated on what it might be that’s so important that people will routinely distort facts about Leigh Brackett in order to create completely false impressions. Now you’re talking like one post could rub you the wrong way and retroactively disqualify my previously iron clad reporting on this. That doesn’t make any sense! If my coverage was so awesome the day before yesterday, it was still awesome yesterday. One post that’s off the mark can’t change that.
SJW: You’re certainly welcome to rant about that but you’re not doing Brackett any honour by using her career and experience as your weapon of choice, again, particularly not at this particular point in time.
People are lying about her. And holy shit, man… I used her actual career and experience to set the record straight on this. What the hell else would I use? And my timing is in bad taste? Dude, I’m not the one that set up a coordinated media campaign to diminish Leigh Brackett’s script writing talents on her freakin’ centennial. Are you’re telling me that I would have shown more honor to Leigh Brackett’s memory by remaining silent in the face of this outrage? Really…?!
SJW: As you’ve made clear this isn’t the first time she’s been subjected to this sort of thing and I want to ask you here, seriously, “What would Leigh do?”
What would Leigh do? Dude, I’m a fan of her work… but I don’t worship the lady. She’s not the Space Jesus. Honestly, I don’t care what Leigh would do. I care what Jeffro would do– you know, the one person that I’m actually responsible for. And let me tell you, Jeffro would be mad as hell if someone tried to erase Leigh Brackett from history so that George Lucas could take the credit for the best Star Wars movie ever made and so that the Star Wars franchise can “finally” have a woman script writer. That makes Jeffro’s blood boil.
I kind of thought this was weird, though. I mean… why is this guy coming after me when IO9, New Republic, and a dozen movie blogs are getting Leigh Brackett wrong. I can only assume he supports what these sites are doing and would like to quiet me down so that they can get away with it. I told him so and this was his response:
SJW: Dude: Wow. Well, no, that’s not why I want you to stop but, thank goodness, at least for myself, you’ve given me a handy little tool to make you stop, at least as far as I am concerned. I’m a bit sad about that too but, as you’re aware I’m sure, actions have consequences (though not always the ones we intend). Goodbye and enjoy your echo chamber.
Yeah, right. Like I’m so awesome, so insightful, so brilliant… this guy is really sad that he has block me, unfriend me, and/or unsubscribe to my blog. This guy really knows how to get me where it hurts! Ah, I feel like I’ve been dumped here…. I’m having flashbacks to my sophomore year in high school…!
But hey. The truth matters more to me than getting in with the cool crowd. This is just a sacrifice I’m going to have to make here if I’m going to live with myself. That’s right… I’d rather give up the patronage, acceptance, and attention of one lying SJW than let these incompetent narrative pushing nitwits get away with their scheme of conflating Leigh Brackett’s script writing to Carrie Fisher’s uncredited “polishing” of The Phantom Menace.
This is really difficult for me, because you know… I really want people to like me and all. And it just plain hurts me that I’ve made this guy sad. But hey, just like he said… “actions have consequences.” And those consequences won’t happen by themselves. No, SJW’s that can’t help themselves just spontaneously do unspecified things to people that are a threat to the narrative. It happens all the time. But I get the feeling that they know they’re doing something wrong and they hate themselves for what they do. Maybe it’s best to leave this alone so they don’t get stirred up and then do something they’ll feel bad about.
I have to wonder, though… what would Jeffro do?