Free speech is a funny old thing, isn’t it? The thing is, I don’t think anybody actually, really genuinely believes in it as an absolute. There are lots of people who say they do and then they carve out their own idiosyncratic exceptions — often contradictory ones.
Anyway, as discussed yesterday, there has been some criticism of the extremism on Baen’s Bar and even calls for people to boycott Baen Books. I should note that I’m not calling for people to boycott Baen Books because I don’t really buy any. It would be like me calling for people to boycott the Olympics or the World Cup or celery.
Larry Correia is not addressing the broader discussion directly (yet) but there have been some curious responses on his social media:
“The biggest mistake western civilization ever made was outlawing dueling.”https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45/status/1559976678641655808
“There are some assholes in this world who are only still alive because decent people don’t want to serve time.”https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45/status/1560026598782382080
And a little less honour culture and more litigious, on Facebook he has a different plan:
“Here is a hypothetical to see how many of you guys are interested.https://www.facebook.com/larry.correia/posts/pfbid021GwffXXcQ3Sqb5K1DCGYe7pscpdZRdYFrkj7aJeSxEs5z7bWvTCCqrrkG8BtsbAel
Let’s say that there are certain scumbags who parasite their way around the writing business, who have many many many times said horrible libelous shit to stir up trouble for decent people in this business, but those decent people have been hesitant to sue because that’s a really expensive and time consuming process…
If some of these decent people would be willing to go to court and sue these slanderous assholes, who here would like donate to help fund some lawsuits?
This is strictly hypothetical and I am not naming any assholes but I’m sure many of my regulars will think of the same names.
And since these fuckers monitor all my social media, I’m not talking about me. I’m not decent. I’m vengeful.”
Back on Twitter, this post seems more directly related to my post:
“Apparently my talking about people doing Dicken drills has upset some of my lefty critics who say I’m “inciting violence” or some shit. GOOD. I’ll post the video of me doing one again, just to spite those dork ass losers.”https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45/status/1560288431099580419
There’s also a video in which he bravely defeats a menacing hillock.