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Zheyno's avatar

Not really, Anakin’s actions are part his character. You don’t see fans of Star Wars whining about Anakin’s evil deeds, they praise the writing of anakin, as a great and interesting character. We should apply this all forms of fiction.

drivanmoffitt's avatar

Doesn't change the fact that it was a bad thing he did in the said writing, regardless of what the fans think. It's more about the writer's intent, George wanted to show how and Anakin became Vader, and that road was paved with terrible things born from anger. The same can not be said of the Turner Dairies, which the writer clearly intended to be a manifesto of his desired world and the manner in which he could active said goal.

Zheyno's avatar

A god isn’t entitled to the world they created?

It’s only an issue because of a lack of tolerance to ideas outside your comfort zone.

drivanmoffitt's avatar

There's a difference between ideas that makes sense but I don't agree with and an ideology born from outright genocidal psychosis, which is exactly what this book is.

Zheyno's avatar

There’s nothing wrong with killing off fictional characters, video games wouldn’t be fun if you’re restricted like that.

drivanmoffitt's avatar

I'm not saying that but again, this book is written with specific politics in mind, and with real-life groups of people in mind too, this book and the writer of this book, advocates the murder, the genocide, of real-life people, sure he exaggerated them to all hell and back but that's the point, a lot of white supremacists tend to characterize and dehumanize people they don't like, and this writer is a white supremacist, not just a white supremacist but an extreme white supremacist at that, given he clearly states that the only way his supposed 'perfect' society can be created is the complete and total genocide of most of humanity... all real-life groups of people, IE not fictional at all.

Zheyno's avatar

So if the terms changed, you would accept it? But, it wasn’t to spark controversy, it would be forgotten like most novels. To the author’s credit, perhaps making the story controversial was to drive attention, and leave a mark on history.

drivanmoffitt's avatar

I'm not suggesting that at all, it would still be horrible either way, regardless of rather or not they're real groups. As for the book, the writer clearly wanted people to read it, and the few who have tried to carry out some the things it describe, the Oklahoma city bombing is one such example.

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