Once upon a time, there was a valiant Prince who lived in a Castle, far far away. His penthouse dominated the highest tower, and his facilities covered the newly revised hierarchy of needs:
In the comfort of his tower, our prince was therefore free to pursue quests to demonstrate his allegiance to the compact code of his knighthood:
- Thou shalt believe all that teh Freedom teaches and thou shalt observe all its directions.
- Thou shalt defend teh Freedom.
- Thou shalt exploit all weaknesses, and shalt freely constitute thyself the attacker of them.
And then there was astrophysics.
The Prince monitored nefarious activities in the country of #astroSH. An ominous agent running under the name of Michael Brown was brooding a witch hunt. The barbarism was too inept: witch hunts should be reserved to indecorous women.
But what is #astroSH? According to Brown (pers. comm.):
The starting point is discussion by astronomers, journalists and science organisations of the well documents harassment cases. Some astronomers have also discussed their harassment where the perpetrator is not identified […] There is legitimate discussion of whether current policy is effectively implemented, how it can be improved and if punishments under current policy are reasonable.
Our Freedom Fighter swiftly called to arms to vanquish the Social Justice Warriors (SJW):
He flew with his virtual blue dragon to #astroSH and threw himself into haslitudes worth fighting for, come what may – better to die for freedom than to endure tynanny. His valor shined so brilliantly that at one point he declared himself the winner.
After more haslitudes, something suddenly changed – our merciless freedom fighter became enchanted by Love and Light. The windmills of his mind stopped overclocking, and he courageouly flew away to the castle he never left. He lived happily ever after the next morning, until another quest would break his solitary peace.
Brace yourselves, more hastiludes are coming.