Both Sad and Rabid Puppies claim that they are in favor of supporting authors regardless of their political background, and what they are protesting is discrimination against authors with the “wrong” beliefs.
So far the most popular SJW response has been “Voxemort Satanhitlerday was nominated by the Sad Puppies once and is civil to them, and his political views are REALLY evil. Why are they not condemning him?”
Here’s the shorter version:
PUPPIES: So you see, we’re in favor of promoting deserving works regardless of political values.
SJW’s: BUT DON’T YOU SEE HOW HORRIBLE VOXEMORT SATANHITLERDAY’S VALUES ARE HOW CAN YOU BE OKAY WITH HIM –
PUPPIES: We never said we agreed with him. We said we don’t care. You are literally making our point right now.
And after this the responses from SJW’s generally split into two groups:
SJW 1: LOOK AT HOW EVIL THEY ARE THEY WON’T DENOUNCE VOXEMORT THOUGHT CRIME THOUGHT CRIME –
SJW 2: Look, they said they don’t agree with him! Look at them trying to back off from their previous secret alliance that is very very obvious to all of us despite there being no evidence for it! What cowards/hypocrites!
You’ll note that the two statements are completely contradictory. This is to be expected. There’s no argument here, they’re just testing the waters to find the most useful rhetorical bludgeon.
Basically, it comes down to this: Yes, we are serious about not caring about somebody’s political views. Yes, even if those views belong to Voxemort. We weren’t kidding when we said it was about the quality of the work.
Here’s a simple test to see if you are a rational human being: When we tell you we’re considering works based on quality and not politics, what is your response?
If your response is “Well, duh”, congratulations! You are a rational human being, at least about this subject.
If you say you agree, then follow it up by saying, “But why are you promoting THIS guy’s work? He’s evil!” you are probably an SJW. This is a very serious condition; go to your local church to check out possible treatment options.
And not a namby-pamby kumbaya church either. Something with teeth.