"I say we forget this business and run."
Which is a bit of a problem when some people's very existence is deemed political, and online spaces are increasingly consolidated to the point that the likelihood of hostile interaction approaches 1. There's only a handful of ways in which that situation can be resolved, and they all essentially tell somebody "Get stuffed" to varying degrees. We're increasingly entering a situation wherein people basically have to decide who they're willing to step on the toes of, as again "Crammed like sardines". "Do I step on the toes of people who just want to post their totally-not-them fursona / persona / author avatar / whatever? Do I step on the toes of the people who believe the former to be actively trying to antagonize them? Do I step on the toes of the people who'd wish the first two would just shut up? Do I step on the toes of the people who think the third category is by requisite taking a side in one of the two, on top of the third and one of the first two? Do I..."@Attaman - I'm talking the people who don't want to stir shit who aren't allowed to just live in peace. Like the guy you were arguing with (or the concept of the guy I've now invented). He basically said "I want to be able to tell people "go away with your politics" and have them do that."
Would it make you feel better if I focus on that Wheelchair example again? Y'know, the one where D&D players had a meltdown over somebody writing rules for a magitech wheelchair? Because we can drop the LGBTQA+ point entirely if you'd prefer or you think there's a bigger point to be made on that one than the one I'm trying to make.
See above. In this hypothetical world in which you speak, people would not be sending death threats over somebody having a wheelchair for their D&D character. Now, this isn't to say that this couldn't or wouldn't happen 10+ years ago (the internet has always been a 'magical' place), but as communities are increasingly pushed together, consolidated, and otherwise interlinked in one fashion or another, again the odds of it happening to any one person increasingly approach 1.Your point, as I understand it, is politics are unavoidable, it's what happens when cultures collide. My point is politics are completely avoidable - you just... let things go.
All of the above not being fandom specific, but examples of how online spaces have changed over the last decade and why this could understandably cause some frustration to bleed over into fandom spaces.