Posited: Helping Vox Day get anything he wants cannot improve his status, but it can sure as hell hurt yours.
We’ve seen it before with the Sad Puppy organizers. We’re seeing it again with Tom Doherty, publisher of Tor, and rightly so.
There are two things about Vox Day that make this true:
- He really doesn’t offer anything to build his status on. He aspires to be this guy but lacks the skills–and the charisma.
- Since what he wants is to get back at a world that rejected him while embracing others, helping him necessarily means shitting on good, talented people who are well-loved.
That isn’t a recipe for accolades. It’s a recipe for being seen as the minion of a wannabe cartoon supervillain. Of course, if that’s what you want, by all means, don’t let me stop you.
Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.