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  •  damn. you mean i really do have to (0+ / 0-)

    boycott Ender's Game?

    I've been waiting for this movie for 35 years!

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 04:03:09 PM PDT

    •  Nope -- see comment by tmservo433 (2+ / 0-)
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      TrueBlueMajority, kyril

      about halfway down the page currently. That comment at least makes the necessity of skipping the movie debatable.

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      by NWTerriD on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 05:08:57 PM PDT

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    •  Don't boycott (1+ / 0-)
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      kyril

      Ender's Game is still an amazing piece of literary fiction. Nowhere in it does OSC spout the hateful speech that he uses in his real life.

      Do not let the bigoted opinions of an artist stop you from seeing a movie based on their work.

      •  I beg to differ (0+ / 0-)

        I don't disagree that you should feel free to enjoy good work no matter what the source. But I do completely disagree that the book does not have a whole panoply of opinions that are utterly inconsistent with progressivism, or for that matter emotional maturity. (Mind you, I'm not saying nobody who is emotionally mature can enjoy it. I'm saying that, just as there are works that aid people in becoming more mature, feeling, and progressive human beings, there are the diametric opposite, and Ender's Game is one of these.)

        I would highly recommend you take a read through this, and, if you want an even more entertaining take on the book, this as well.

        •  You're entitled to your opinion... (1+ / 0-)
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          kyril

          No matter how wrong you might be. Suffice to say that I disagree with you. For the authors of the works that you cited I have slightly more pungent commentary. I don't agree with much of what they have to say either.

      •  I'm not seeing Enders Game, (1+ / 0-)
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        TKO333

        my conscience wouldn't allow it.

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