Quote# 44805

How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.
(The guy who wrote Ender's Game)

Orson Scott Card, LAist 65 Comments [8/13/2008 4:07:25 AM]
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Moon Wolfhowl

Mr. Card, I say this as a now former fan: You are a fucking moron.

8/13/2008 4:21:15 AM

James

It will never, ever happen. Ever. The vast majority of people really don't care enough about the matter to attempt insurrection and run the very real risk of being branded a terrorist and suffering 'enhanced interrogation'.

8/13/2008 4:21:34 AM

Osiris

1700's: Marriage is an arrangement made by parents for monetary or social gain.
1900's: Marriage is a consensual contract between a man and a women of the same race.
1960's: Marriage is between a man and a women.
2000's: Marriage is a consensual contract between two people.

8/13/2008 4:22:22 AM

Bill O'Rly

Respect ------------------------> Zero

8/13/2008 4:26:11 AM

Beeblebrox

I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.

Hey, Orson! Advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government is a Federal crime. Go right on ahead and do what you feel you have to do. I hope you enjoy living in the theocracy you so obviously want to establish here. The second I think this country might become a theocracy I will load up me and mine and head for Europe.

8/13/2008 4:26:16 AM

Yaezakura

*sigh* He may be a brilliant fiction author, but I suppose he's just another example of how someone can be both brilliant and utterly ignorant at the same time.

8/13/2008 4:30:52 AM

Gishin

God dammit. I was such a fan of Ender's Game.

8/13/2008 4:34:30 AM

cheese007

I'm sure the govt. will just LOVE what you have to say about them Mr. card.

8/13/2008 4:35:53 AM

Beccs

Never read his work.

No I won't.

8/13/2008 4:37:51 AM

ArmandT


8/13/2008 4:44:36 AM



Ender's Game and the sequel were pieces of shit. He basically parallel's Ender's life with Hitler's (there are a number of essays out there on the subject, some questioning if Card even wrote the books since he displays a lack of knowledge about his own writing) and basically 'forgives' Hitler for his genocide.

8/13/2008 4:54:49 AM

Em

Lol, you can't even realize that your government's running you into the ground and threatening the world... Let alone insurrect...

Shush, monkey, and go back to your box.

8/13/2008 5:07:28 AM

WTF?

Are you serious? Ender's Game was one of the most over-the-top homoerotic books I have ever read in my life. Holy shit, I BS you not, I sat here convinced OSC must be one of thost flamboyant, faaaabulous gay men from San Francisco until I read this.

8/13/2008 5:12:22 AM

Miss Blasphemy

LOL WUT

8/13/2008 5:15:03 AM

Syb

And if it actually came to it... he'd probably think of better ways to spend his time and effort.

I love when people threaten that little things like this are seriously going to lead to some kind of civil war. Yeah, like Americans are going to go to that kind of effort.

8/13/2008 5:16:06 AM

myheadhurts

overthrowing a govment for geebus

8/13/2008 5:30:38 AM

D Laurier

Mr Card, You are a twit.

8/13/2008 5:31:00 AM

approximate

A little drool with your sedition?

8/13/2008 6:01:23 AM

atrasicarius

I remember when I first found out Card was a mormon. It was kind of like finding out he ate babies.

8/13/2008 6:05:00 AM

Duke Nukem

Just FYI Card is a notorious homophobe, despite Ender's Game being about a bunch of little boys running around a locker room naked. Someone needs to tell people how anthropologists define marriage so they can annoy them for a while. It would do some good to see them use their arguments that fags destroy civilization when anthropologists know of cultures that have had gay marriages for centuries.

8/13/2008 6:25:44 AM

King of Ferrets

@Beeblebrox: Is it really a federal crime? It shouldn't be; after all, we got to where we are by overthrowing the previous government.



...lemme guess, its the Patriot Act.

8/13/2008 6:39:42 AM

zazugrey

Notice that the Mormon neglects to mention the "ONE man, ONE woman" part. He wants a society where his children "will expect to marry in their turn." Considering the events in the news of late, I find that statement particularly chilling.

8/13/2008 6:57:24 AM

Jay-Sus

This sounds like a poorly thought out plan to overthrow the US government.

8/13/2008 7:42:50 AM

Ambrielle

Coups for Jebus.

8/13/2008 8:15:33 AM

hooloovuu

I thought it looked unusually well-written

8/13/2008 8:31:40 AM

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