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 Post subject: We Live In The Dystopia Young Adult Fiction Warns Us About.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:15 pm 
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Young adult fiction is awash in projections of a dystopian future, yet we're still sliding into that future, and young adults are going along with it.
Robert Tracinski
By Robert Tracinski
October 19, 2017

The past few decades have seen a profusion of “young adult” fiction—books written for a teenage audience—which seem to have a peculiar obsession with future dystopias.

There’s the one where everything is controlled by the Capitol and teenagers are forced to fight to the death for a televised audience. There’s the one where teens are locked into a narrow career path for life based on their apparent aptitudes, which seems like a perfect way to capitalize on the anxieties of college-bound kids in the later stages of the higher education bubble. There’s the one where emotions have been outlawed, the one where teenagers are forced to run through a giant maze for some reason, and so on.

But here’s the irony. If you want to look around for a real-life dystopia, an oppressive system in which capricious rules are enforced by faceless mobs, you need look no further than the world of young adult fiction itself. A recent Slate headline says it all: “YA Novel About ‘Mob Mentalities’ Punished After Online Backlash.”

Here’s the short version. An author in the young adult genre, Laura Moriarty, wrote a dystopian novel—what an original idea!—with an impeccably politically correct premise: “a future America in which Muslims are…corralled into detention centers.” She jumped through every hoop you could expect, passing the book by her Iranian immigrant friends while the publisher subjected it to “sensitivity reads” by “a member of a minority group.” So what could go wrong? If you’ve been paying attention, you have some idea what happens next.
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 Post subject: Re: We Live In The Dystopia Young Adult Fiction Warns Us Abo
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:44 am 
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The commies also have their own online boards for monitoring online activities.

For instance Quora has specific commie boards in US, when they encounter conservatives or no-far-enough-lefties (heretics) they report them to the board and organize board wide group harassment activities against the persons, including swatting, contacting their employers, trying to have them banned from the boards and their posts removed and aggressive downvoting and false reporting among others.

On Quora you're supposed to ask questions but they have invented things like "What does Jon Davis think of Muslims", baiting questions aimed at a specific person in an attempt to catch them making any kind of offhand remark that could in theory be viewed as being offensive or non-PC.


It is interesting that most mainstream media either take part in similar activities of public lynching and when they don't they are simply responding to the looming threat of massive and aggressive online attacks such as hacking of their news service, service denial attacks, personal death threats and so on.

The dystopia is arriving and it's already partially here.

Luckily the SJW and PC crowd are now receiving significant backlash in US and in many non-European countries. However Europe may be a lost cause, except for Poland and Hungary which themselves are under attack by EU itself.

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