[LMB] Voting

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Dec 22 02:52:15 GMT 2021



> On Dec 21, 2021, at 5:42 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Part of me approves the Idea of China hosting Worldcon after all it's
> called WORLDcon and Chinese fans have contributed greatly to the genre. My
> concern is how will the Chinese Government behave. Will it crack down, and
> censor writers and books it doesn't approve of? How about movies, I know
> that "Shang Chi  and the Legend of the Ten Rings" had been banned.
> It will be interesting to see what President Xi Jingping will do when the
> 81st Worldcon opens the door. Will he crackdown on the convention or will
> he ignore it.

Some places have party politics.   The Worldcon was recently accused of that.  And China obviously has that.   When people vote for other reasons than for what they think is best, we have problems.   (And when each party (or the only party) votes one way, that is party politics).


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