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Christine Kelley

Christine Kelley writes about speculative fiction, popular music, radical politics, and revolutionary Christianity. She debuted on Eruditorum Press with her now semi-retired project Dreams of Orgonon, a song-by-song study of Kate Bush. Currently her main project is Nowhere and Back Again, a psychogeography of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Expect queerness, radical compassion, wizardry, and the death of capitalism.Support Christine on Patreon.

19 Comments

  1. jsd
    July 27, 2019 @ 2:06 am

    I never liked this song when I heard it back in the 80s and I like it even less now that I know about Harper’s crimes.

    As you say it’s a shame this has to be the first time we talk about B&G together, but they have some thrilling highs yet to come…

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  2. Finn
    July 27, 2019 @ 5:35 pm

    He was acquitted. Is it fair to write as if he were convicted?

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    • Christine
      July 27, 2019 @ 10:45 pm

      Given that acquittal is in no way a mark of innocence (an atrocious claim to make in the Kavanaugh era) and I literally said that Harper wasn’t convicted, this question is in terrible faith. Fuck off.

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      • Karl
        August 6, 2019 @ 11:26 pm

        He was acquitted. Is it fair to write as if he were convicted. I think the word you are looking for is “allegedly”.

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    • Joe S. Walker
      July 29, 2019 @ 2:32 pm

      Not in the least. I think this is actually libellous.

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  3. Seelecta
    July 29, 2019 @ 12:59 pm

    @Finn Acquittal is in no way a mark of innocence, just as conviction is in no way a mark of guilt (c.f. Stefan Kiszko among many others).

    But given the description of R.E.M. as “probably not child abusers”, what do you expect?

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2019 @ 6:29 pm

      That phrasing about REM was meant to be tongue-in-cheek (mostly a joke about “well fuck who is innocent these days”), but given that it doesn’t seem to have landed I will take the criticism in stride.

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      • Seelecta
        August 1, 2019 @ 11:34 am

        “mostly a joke about “well fuck who is innocent these days””

        Seems a tasteless subject about which to joke. And a reasonable answer might be “the vast, overwhelming majority of people, but for legal purposes, most especially people who, having been charged and tried, were found not guilty”.

        After all, we’re not talking about people like Michael Jackson or Jimmy Savile, about whom it’s safe to speculate because they (a) never faced a jury (b) are dead and (c) had lots and lots of alleged victims come forward, most after they were safely in the ground. You’re talking, in print, in the most defamatory terms imaginable, about a still-living person who was, at trial, cleared of the accusations of two people. /shrug/ Your blog, your rules.

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        • Harrison
          August 1, 2019 @ 6:27 pm

          Accusations are in no way a mark of truth (an atrocious claim to make in the Carl Beech era).

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  4. Web
    July 30, 2019 @ 11:13 am

    Stop to child sexual abuse. Don’t kill the innocence of our sons

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  5. ebsite
    September 21, 2019 @ 5:14 pm

    Schools have to prevent child sexual abuse. Brake it!

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  6. Website
    September 21, 2019 @ 5:15 pm

    Schools have to prevent child sexual abuse. Brake it!

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  7. Kambox
    March 13, 2020 @ 4:40 pm

    He was acquitted. Is it fair to write as if he were convicted?

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  8. web
    May 7, 2020 @ 5:28 pm

    It is necessary and necessary for sexual abuse

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  9. Website
    May 8, 2020 @ 9:19 am

    You have to make this happen. Aid victims and maximum condemnation of criminals

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  10. incesto
    May 14, 2020 @ 10:40 am

    Esta situación se os va de las manos incestuosos del carajo

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  11. Web
    May 17, 2020 @ 7:54 am

    Teachers must help prevent abuse

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  12. Web
    June 12, 2020 @ 10:08 am

    Its necessary techers with the correct formation

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  13. animalmor
    June 17, 2020 @ 12:15 pm

    Es increíble como una web de animales puede encajar en cualquier lado

    Reply

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