Excellent article on the Orson Scott Card / Ender’s Game boycott. I confess I’ve never read Card, but I would have been interested in seeing a movie of Ender’s Game. However, if it puts money in the pocket of a man who contributes to and supports a philosophy that I’m deeply ideologically opposed to, then no way. There are lots of brilliant books and brilliant movies created by people who are not bigots, and I’d rather put my money where their mouth is.
Being able to make a choice is what our societies and cultures are about in this day and age. It is a basic right, to have the choice between two (or more) options. To be miserly or generous. To watch a movie or not watch a movie. To buy a novel instead of going out to a restaurant. To eat a burger instead of a pizza. To wake up early on the weekend or sleep in till late. To have a grand affair wedding or something simple and personal. To have a job we like or one we hate. And so on.
Choice is what we are about. Without choice, there really is nothing.
We go through life making choice after choice.
Choice is what often gets us into trouble, small, medium or large. Ultimately, we are all responsible for our own choices and every now and then there a…
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