It's not like he hid his actions. He even wrote a book about it. Those of us who frequented the science fiction conventions in New York (where he lived) knew all about it. Considering he's been dead for nearly 30 years, it's a bit late to get worked up over it. T'would be better to concentrate our efforts on the still-living creeps.By David Futrelle The famously and rather ludicrously prolific science fiction and popular science writer Isaac Asimov — who claimed to have written or edited some 500 books — was born …www.wehuntedthemammoth.com
Asimov was born in Russia, in 1920. Like many other people in New York City, he was an immigrant.Especially since the guy in question was born in a country that (in the present) voted in a pussy grabber as president .
I don't know about Russian immigrants to NYC, of course, but that makes him about 10 years younger than my father and, while my father and many men of his generation who I recall would by contemporary standards seem "racist and sexist assholes," none of them behaved anything like that, and would have had nothing but contempt for anyone who did.Asimov was born in Russia, in 1920. Like many other people in New York City, he was an immigrant.
My question for you is whether his character was out of step with his time, or were most men back then racist and sexist assholes? I grew up a generation later than him, and we studied at the same school (Columbia), but in his generation they didn't admit Italians and Jews, so he was shuffled off to a separate school that Columbia ran. In my generation, they still didn't admit women, who were also shuffled off to a separate school.
Calls for this have been loud in Germany as well however I think it is unconstitutional.A good example of why I have long been skeptical about calls to increase criminal sentences as a deterrent for particular types of criminal behaviour:
It might also be that, along with the higher penalty, the authorities also declared a "zero tolerance" policy for this particular category of crime and now prosecute even comparatively trivial incidents (pushing and shoving, for example).Prosecutors will go for the charge with the higher penalty. So that raises the question of heather actual assaults on first responders have doubled, or if it is because that charge is now longer than a simple assault, so it gets used more.