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Heavy Ink comics controversy


If anyone out there buys their comics from Heavy Ink, an online comics retailer, I offer that you might want to reconsider, as the president, Travis Corcoran, seems to think shooting members of Congress isn't such a bad idea (to quote, "1 down, 534 to go," in reference to the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left 6 people dead and critically injured U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the intended target of the attack, being the first of the 535 members of Congress).

Needless to say there's been some significant buzz, including Paul Cornell asking readers not to buy his books from the site, and Nick Spencer specifically requesting that Corcoran stop stocking his books.

There's also been a lot of hemming and hawing from Corcoran - in a long, rambling diatribe he outlines his political views, and although at one point he says, "No, I do not endorse shooting at politicians in 2011," he seems to think an armed revolution is just over the horizon (i.e., shooting at politicians sometime in the future would be acceptable); on his Twitter account he says, "I don't incite the killing of any politicians; that would be illegal. I merely think that it's morally legitimate."

Although I hope I included enough links to pertinent information so that someone could make up their own mind about this, I'm posting this because I think this guy is a tremendous douchebag that deserves all the bad karma he can get. Is he entitled to his opinion? Of course, and he's equally entitled to spread it all over the internet if he so desires. I don't think, however, that hateful rhetoric like this should be rewarded, so I'm equally free to spread that opinion all over the internet myself.

(Thanks to hughcasey for posting about this in his LJ.)

Comments

esprix
Jan. 12th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
Fortunately this guy's just an online Libertarian nutjob, so the reprecussions are likely nil. Don't fret. :)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 2nd, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm a libertarian
and i do not appreciate his comment: "I don't incite the killing of any politicians; that would be illegal. I merely think that it's morally legitimate."

However we should be careful for the future. There could be a day that the same armies that are "protecting" our country could turn against us.

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