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Well, yes

“We care deeply about freedom of speech,” the letter declares. “We also believe it is imperative that publishers uphold their dedication to freedom of speech with a duty of care.”

What is meant here is that they do indeed care deeply about freedom of speech. In the sense that no fucker should have it.

Yes, yes, this is about abortion – superficially – and all that, Amy Coney Barrett’s new book and whatever.

In an open letter that began circulating last week, more than 700 “members of the writing, publishing, and broader literary community” are urging Penguin Random House to cancel the publication of a forthcoming title by Amy Coney Barrett. Citing the conservative Supreme Court justice’s vote with the majority in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and declared that the Constitution affords no right to an abortion, the signatories argue that publishing Barrett’s book would put the publisher at odds with globally recognized human rights.

No. Fuck off and die.

Now, me, I’m vehemently, possibly even vilely, against abortion. We get the one pass through this life (sorry Hindus) and to have that cut short just because the bird who enjoyed the shag would find having to get the tit out for a feed to be boring means it don’t happen, well, umm, no.

Umm, yes, vehement and quite possibly vile. But, you know, me.

But I’ve never called for the silencing of those who think that abortion is just a handy method of contraception. Because I’m actually a liberal – people can believe, write, say, whatever they want even when in error.

This? This – no, fuck off and die. Of course Penguin, or anyone else, can, may, publish whatever they want. But these cunts here are demanding that nothing they disagree with get published.


Given that they’ve proved they are cunts this does mean that we can do a D&C on ’em but how do you insert even the vaguest moral sense that way?

4 thoughts on “Well, yes”

  1. Well, I do agree with you here Tim. I’d even agree if they were going to publish books by her opponents.

    But I’d then exercise my ultimate right of censorship and not read any of them.

  2. publishing Barrett’s book would put the publisher at odds with globally recognized human rights.

    *Toddles off to do a quick googling*

    Andorra, Aruba, Laos, Jamaica, Iraq, Haiti, Philippines…

    There are 24 countries where abortion is completely illegal.
    So not exactly globally recognised right then.

  3. Separate issue but I’m not at all sure about her and even more so I don’t like the cut of Kavanaugh’s jib. Are these people really the best that the forces of sweetness and light can find?

    On the other hand Team Left on SCOTUS are just appalling.

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