John O'Sullivan, peripatetic editor and intellectual, once formulated "O'Sullivan's Law". It states that any organization not explicitly right wing will eventually become left-wing. The examples bearing this out are too numerous to mention. To this I add Manton's Law of SF Threaks: any thread--even if it explicitly excludes certain looks and seeks to promote certain other looks--will in short order become a WAYWRN free-for-all. Corollary: The more anyone tries to reassert the initial purpose, the more furious and insistent the counter-offensive.