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Heinlein the "Tangential Human Being"? 
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Post Heinlein the "Tangential Human Being"?
From someone named Earl Kemp. I followed a link from Fred Pohl's blog posts about Heinlein, some of which were discussed previously on this Forum at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=677&view=next

What does [concern us here] is the frequently devoutly worshipped tangential human being and total control freak named Robert Anson Heinlein.

On the occasion of this, the Centennial of Heinlein’s birth, when many people are celebrating that immaculate event, it becomes my duty to speak for The Legion of the Disremembered, the countless number of once-devoted Heinlein acolytes who in some small manner failed to kiss the master’s rusty ass one time too many and became instantly “disremembered.” Totally dropped from Heinlein’s knowledge and thoughts—sure, that’ll be the day—from his records, from his files, from his celestial existence.

For those who knew him closely and personally and far too well to disremember him in turn, we all now observe one minute of silence out of respect for the petty little man hiding behind the Ozma curtain.

<tick, tock, tick tock>

and one final middle finger salute.

Does anyone have a clue as to what RAH might have done to this fellow?

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"There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk 'his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor' on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else."

Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:05 pm
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Post Re: Heinlein the "Tangential Human Being"?
Kemp has been making an a**hole of himself with regard to Heinlein for quite a long time. Much like Panshin, his intense hatred seems to trace to an imagined insult/rebuff in the early 1960s and he's never, ever forgiven Heinlein for being so mean.

Being a member of the club myself, I can understand the anger but not the drive to tear down everything he (they) can reach.

Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:04 am
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