Dragonchess Player wrote:Personally, I think it says more about Mr. Verhoeven's baggage than anything else; especially with his interpretation of Heinlein (who was very much a champion of individual liberties) as "fascist."That's dangerously simplistic. I really doubt that you'll find that many people who don't "champion" individual liberty. But that's just buzz talk. Heinlein is complicated case to judge. In the same vein "fascist" is a frequently misapplied term. In many of his later books, Heinlein is far from a fan of social safety net programs, despite the fact that he himself went through a period that he was only able to put food on the table because of them. That's not surprising.. the dehumanizing way many of our programs are enacted, and the outright hatred that America has towards it's poor, leave many folks who recover out of that status, reluctant to identify with it.
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