It was just about three months ago that this blog covered artist Humberto Ramos’ decision to boycott “red states” in response to the 2016 presidential election. What was not discussed was artist George Perez’s identical stance. Luckily, Mr. Perez has added a caveat to his boycott, which has allowed for a new YouTube video on the absurdity of it all.

Remember, folks: George Perez’s principles end where his wife’s desire to belly dance begins.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

10 comments

  1. ROFL! Thanks for the chuckle. Belly dancing and fetish-con, well, I guess as long as you have your priorities straight…..

    It was a good podcast. I live in a deeply divided community and it’s not nearly as glamorous as belly dancing, but the war against tolerance is on full bore. Or the war against intolerance? Regardless, people have crossed a line, the left has crossed a line, believing they have the right to boycott businesses, harass people, force compliance to political views. So far its relatively peaceful, but they’ve sparked a resistance that’s for sure. And it’s encouraging, it’s comforting knowing that good men can still stand up and start saying no to what basically amounts to abuse and bullying.

    Milo was in my neck of the woods, I don’t agree with him on much, but I would have liked to have gone and heard him speak. Hubby didn’t want me to, the potential for violence was too great,and he was right, it was, it has been. And that is so anti American, that is anti free speech, and sad to see in our country.

    1. “ROFL! Thanks for the chuckle. Belly dancing and fetish-con, well, I guess as long as you have your priorities straight…”

      I love that he makes it seem as though he’s taking some courageous stand right before essentially saying, “Fetish Con doesn’t count … because fetish.” Heh.

      Yeah, it’s probably a good thing not to show up at those events unless you’re willing to put up with the uncertain security situation. I’ve seen too many videos where the security guys just stand there and turn a blind eye to it all. There’s no way they would do that unless they received orders to let as much go as possible. That’s so bizarre because it only encourages worse behavior from these thugs.

  2. I’m reminded of a celebrity boycott of Colorado in the 1990’s, because a gay rights bill failed to pass, or something like that. The boycott did not include Vail and Aspen, since those communities voted the politically correct way. Of course, it was not clear where in Colorado the celebrities would have gone besides those vacation resorts, anyway. I mean, can you imagine Madonna, or Sharon Stone, or any of the glitterati, climbing Pike’s Peak?

    And there is the usual double standard. A Christian baker can’t refuse to prepare a customized cake for a same-sex wedding, but somehow it’s OK for artists to refuse to attend conventions, or for pop singers to refuse to perform concerts, in red states.

    1. “And there is the usual double standard. A Christian baker can’t refuse to prepare a customized cake for a same-sex wedding, but somehow it’s OK for artists to refuse to attend conventions, or for pop singers to refuse to perform concerts, in red states.”

      I promise that I won’t be petitioning for laws to force George Perez to compromise his (belly-dance shaky) principles in order to provide me goods and services. 😉

  3. I’ve read your site for some time, and found it to be a breath of fresh air; intellectual, conservative, well versed discussion of comics. You just don’t get that combination many places, and your writing(and videos) are consistently of a high quality.

    Anyway, the impetus for me finally posting here was my discovery of this link:
    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/06/marvels-big-plans-2017-never-mind-politics/

    If this is true, I do believe the tide is finally about to turn, not in favor of overtly conservative stories, but comics that finally get back to trying to cater to the larger community of comic fans, not just the social justice obsessed tumblr subset.

    1. “I’ve read your site for some time, and found it to be a breath of fresh air; intellectual, conservative, well versed discussion of comics. You just don’t get that combination many places, and your writing(and videos) are consistently of a high quality.”

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Average Guy. That really does mean a lot to me. You basically covered my own internal checklist of goals for the blog and YouTube channel, and for that I’m incredibly grateful.

      “Anyway, the impetus for me finally posting here was my discovery of this link. If this is true, I do believe the tide is finally about to turn, not in favor of overtly conservative stories, but comics that finally get back to trying to cater to the larger community of comic fans, not just the social justice obsessed tumblr subset.”

      Thanks for sharing the link. I saw that a little earlier today and, truthfully, I probably should do up a blog post on the subject. I’m been trying to knock out a few nonfiction books I plan on reviewing, but perhaps I’ll put that task on hold tomorrow to cover this subject.

      My short reply to this development: It’s about time! It appears as though the pushback against Marvel has reached a tipping point. They’ve lost the New York Times, fans are turning against them, and sales continue to sag. Someone appears to have gotten the message. Now it’s just a matter of seeing to what degree there will be a course correction…

      Anyway, thanks again for reading the blog and checking out the videos. Hearing feedback from guys like you is a great motivator.

    1. “Did you notice that Razorfist screencapped you for one of his videos? You’re in at 8 seconds. The influence of this blog is spreading, which is good.”

      Thanks for sharing, GoldenEye! I do check out Rageaholic on a pretty regular basis, but usually I make time over the weekend. That’s pretty cool. I’m honored, actually! He has a great YouTube channel. If someone like him takes time out of his day to read or listen to my musings on comics, then I’ll put that in the “win” column.

  4. Ugh. Now George Perez?

    I’m starting to suspect that just taking up jobs in the major publishers in the industry runs the risks of one acquiring “Collective Insanity”, which is why Leftists and progressives as a bloc go bananas and threaten boycotts of entire states, communities, and political parties at the drop of a dime. Maybe it’s something like telepathic mind-control. Get into contact with these people for long durations, and you risk becoming one of them.

    I’ve purchased my last new George Perez comic (Sirens).

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