Resisting “Cheeto Hitler”

Remember Wil Wheaton?

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Wil as Gordie Lachance in Stand by Me
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Wil as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek the Next Generation

Well, he’s all grown up, writing and speaking his mind. His outspoken contributions on Medium are worth reading even if you don’t agree with him because this is America, and lively debate is our Constitutional birthright. He’ll give you something to think about in a passionate, compelling voice, expletives not deleted.

There’s a lot of triumphant “get over it you Libtard you lost” going around. I understand that. I get it. It’s shitty, and it’s obnoxious, but I understand that impulse. Wil Wheaton

I’d like to share his latest post because I believe it’s important as a heartfelt background and introduction to a piece he did not write that deserves attention. (Here’s some background about the group of former Democratic Congressional Staffers who wrote it.)

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Wil as himself

And for myself, I hope you all have a joy-filled holiday season celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the New Year, and whatever else you might celebrate. Spend it laughing with family and friends. Spend some of it in lively, loving debate. ❤

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Author: Sue Ranscht

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22 thoughts on “Resisting “Cheeto Hitler””

  1. Was wondering where you’d gone! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year (for me it’s still Christmas till 6 January – call me old fashioned or just plain greedy (but we don’t start till 24th, in my defence) All the best for 2017 – where there is life there’s hope…

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    1. I fell into the solitary confinement of yet another “final” edit that blended into the holidays. Now the tree is gone, pine and poinsettias have given way to hearts and roses, and the first four queries are in agents’ hands. Of course, I’ll continue to work on the query and the book, but I’ve come up for a breath of sanity, hoping to find a lasting balance.

      Our Christmas and New Year celebrations were full of family, friends, laughter, and too much sugar. My niece and one of my sisters celebrate through Epiphany, too, but I don’t believe they do gift exchanges each of the 12 days of Christmas. I hope each of yours was fun!

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  2. I have to wonder sometimes how people are not original or strong enough to say something different. He’s quite a character.
    Wishing you a happy new year with some special moments in it. Hope it is a better one for getting along for all people. ❤

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  3. I don’t understand the Star Trek’s fandom hatred of him. I’m a livelong TNGer, and I have absolutely no problem with his character. And Wil himself understands some fundamental truths that many miss. I guess he was paying attention to Captain Picard after all 🙂

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    1. From what I understand, the hate was loud but from a very small percentage of fans. Yeah, I don’t know why people would object to his character, either. And even if it were justified, shouldn’t they be angry at the writers? I certainly admire his concern about the country and its citizens, and his willingness to let it be known.

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      1. Ah it’s always that loud, vocal minority. I’m glad it wasn’t a large percentage. From what I understood they hated how “perfect” he was. I guess the idea of the child prodigy never bugged me, and Wesley got into his share of trouble. There’s one episode where he and a few other cadets do something incredibly foolish and get one of their friends killed. Wesley has the option of lying about it, but winds up doing the right thing despite the consequences.

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