Ian Keldon wrote:
I am perfectly aware of the difference between fiction and real life, just as you are perfectly aware of the point I was actually making that you just didn't want to address: that it is morally repugnant to declare yourself a fan of an organization, real OR fictional,
Within the same paragraph you claim you understand the difference between the division of reality and fantasy and then group admiration for real criminals with love of something in make believe.
Locutus has a point here, that's just a really ridiculous way to present any argument. If one wants to talk about say the misanthropic subtext to apocalyptic fantasies, that is a different thing than claiming people who enjoy them are automatically misanthropic. There are all kinds of problematic or iffy things in entertainment - some of it genuinely nasty or unpleasant, but nobody is going to call say a torture porn fan basically a serial killer. If you can't treat fiction as
fiction, then you can't meaningfully engage with it.