The (Klingon) Empire Strikes Back

Mark E. Shoulson mark at
Tue Nov 15 19:22:36 CST 2016

On 11/15/2016 07:47 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
> A body of a particular kind of scholarship surrounds Tolkien’s oeuvre. That’s probably the reason.
> Michael Everson

Ah.  So it *is* a matter of "some literature is better than others."  I 
repeat here all the stuff I said in my response to Asmus' letter.  Since 
when did Unicode get in the business of deciding whose literature was 
important and whose wasn't?  And what do they base their decisions on?  
How much Klingon correspondence and conversation did the UTC sift 
through in order to reach its learned conclusion that Klingon-speakers 
don't do anything "scholarly"?

Do you guys even hear how ridiculously bigoted this all sounds?


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