A Message from Battleship Pretension

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5 Responses

  1. Scott Molling says:

    Well written, you guys.

    I had not yet bought the zombie or Batman commentaries, so I used this as an opportunity to grab them both.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

  2. Bob says:

    America – FUCK YEAH! But also, yes: freedoms and shit.

    All this to say, I enjoy having my opinion heard and not dismissed. May we all strive to have opinions discussed cogently, and to be those proverbial “reasonable people who can disagree.”

  3. An old fan says:

    “During the campaign, President-elect Trump expressed a desire to beef up libel laws in order to more easily sue the press for criticizing him. Elsewhere we have seen students claiming that free speech is actually an instrument for oppression.”

    Imagine drafting a sort of emergency letter addressing the precarious state of our free speech, and presenting a corrupt president and a handful of twentysomethings side by side like they’re remotely equal threats.

    The donation is a great idea, guys, sincerely. And congrats on 500 episodes. Wonderful week of episodes, and I wish you 500 more. But I think for me personally, it’s time to call it quits. I can’t take any more of this not-nearly-challenged-enough conservatism, particularly in this climate. It’s been cropping up more and more lately, and I should have listened to myself when I wanted to stop after that aside about trans identity that you both recognized was thorny but stayed glib anyway; I’ll grant leeway to two thoughtful people trying to work things out, but that and this and several other examples add up to too much for me right now. You can’t even denounce Trump on the latest podcast without attacking the other side, again playing to the supposed center that’s now so far on the right we’re all the way over in 1930s Germany.

    Good luck, guys, not that you’ll need any luck. Hope to be back someday.

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