The left has officially lost their minds

The left has officially lost their minds

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A porn star named August Ames – who was only 23 years old – has committed suicide after getting a shitload of harassment and hatred on Twitter for being, according to the left, too choosy and discriminatory about her sex partners.  In other words, she claimed she didn’t want to perform with a certain porn star because he had done gay porn, and according to what I’ve read online, gay porn does not have the same kind of testing standards regarding STDs that the straight porn industry has. You can read about it here.  The above is the offending tweet.

(Warning:  bad language and thoughts that will be highly offensive to hypocritical and overly-sensitive liberals)

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The Biggest Misconceptions about Republicans and the Right

The Biggest Misconceptions about Republicans and the Right

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Okay, I am sick of the media and other leftists lying about the Right, so I am here to set the record straight.

We’re anti-immigration

It really depends on who you’re talking to. There’s some within the alt-right that want all immigration halted. There’s neocon dweebies within the Republican establishment that want open borders and amnesty simply because they like the cheap labor.

However, the vast majority of us are strictly against what is called illegal immigration. If you overstay your visa, you’ve illegally immigrated to this country. If you crossed into the border from Mexico or Canada without beginning the process (which starts by submitting a petition to our government) then you are an illegal immigrant.

However, if you’ve done the immigration process and took your oath to become a citizen, we have no problem with you. You cannot be deported because you are a citizen. Only those that remain in this country without a valid visa, green card or actual citizenship are the ones that would get deported.

The media loves to conflate legal immigrants with illegal immigrants, and this is because it serves the whole “Republicans are bigots” narrative. No, we aren’t bigots. We just don’t appreciate arrogant, entitled lawbreakers living in our country.

We’re racist

No, we aren’t. Yes, most Republicans are white. So what? Statistically, that will always be the case simply because whites are still the majority race in this country. That does not mean that all whites or even a sizable majority of whites are racist. That, in and of itself, is racist.

Yes, black, Asian, Hispanic and other non-white Republicans exist. I am one of them. I’ve been a Republican all my adult life. I am not voting against my best interests because the Democrats have absolutely nothing to offer me. My interests include a strong national defense, a healthy and prosperous economy, small, efficient government and lots of personal liberty combined with personal responsibility. I have no interest in living on welfare, in Section 8 housing or feeding myself using food stamps. I don’t need reparations from white people. I do not need to be protected from white people. I do not need nor do I want affirmative action. I do not need the government to address any grievances I have because I’m a big girl who can take care of herself.

It’s interesting how the left attacks us for wanting to either reform entitlement programs, believing that we only want to do so because we’re racist (since, according to their logic, blacks and Hispanics use those programs more than anybody), and yet on occasion, they love to point out to us that a lot of white people use those programs too.

The race and ethnicity of the people using those programs is irrelevant. If they become too expensive or ineffective, they either must be reformed or they must be scrapped. That has nothing to do with wanting brown people to starve.

There are a handful of people on the Right – mostly alt-righters – who do have nothing but contempt for blacks and Hispanics (usually citing genetics, crime rates and average IQ), but they are hardly the majority.

We hate women

No, we do not. We don’t like feminazis. Or militant feminists, if you prefer. We don’t like the kind of feminists that blame all men for all the ills of the world. We don’t like unrealistic portrayals of women (please. A woman, no matter how tall and muscular, cannot go all kung-fu on a group of men. Just, no.) We don’t like man haters.

Furthermore, not all Republicans think women should remain eternally barefoot and pregnant. Some – in fact, many Republicans will tell you that a mother is better off staying home and taking care of their children, and they’ll usually cite a lot of statistics at you to back up their beliefs. That doesn’t mean they think women are somehow inferior to men – they believe that a mother’s nurturing nature is important for the raising of children.

Some Republican women, however, do work, even if they have children. My mother was one of them. She worked throughout my childhood and through most of my adulthood until she got sick. When my baby brother (who is now a teen; he’ll be sixteen this year. Time really flies by) was born, she took time off from work to care for him while he was an infant, then went back to work and then eventually had to go on disability once her health deteriorated. She is now trying to get back to work.

But yeah, plenty of Republican women work. Some do it because they like to, and some work out of necessity. We Republicans believe that it’s okay for a woman to work, and that it’s okay for a woman to stay home. It’s a choice every family has to make for themselves. None of us advocate making it illegal for a woman to work.

I work. I do not have children and I am not married, so I have to work. If and when I get married, I might, or I might not. I am grateful that I have the opportunity and right to decide.

I do not label myself a feminist because I believe abortion is abhorrent and evil. There are some Republican women who are pro-choice, but most of us are pro-life. I simply call myself anti-abortion because I have no problem with the death penalty.

Speaking of abortion…

We hate abortion because we want to punish women for liking sex

Um, no. NO. You’d think that, wouldn’t you? Abortion ends a life – it kills a human being at the most vulnerable stage of life. We hate abortion because it’s wrong. We see it as murder and there’s a lot of scientific data to support our position.

We do not hold this position in order to control women or punish women.

We want to restrict access to contraception or ban it outright

Okay, no Republican has ever wanted to ban contraception – certainly not within the past twenty years.

Expecting you to pay for something is not “restricting” or “denying” access. So, if I expect you to pay for a MacBook Pro am I denying you access to a MacBook Pro? How is that any different from contraception? And if you’re going to say “it’s because I need birth control pills and can’t afford them” I’m going to reply, “well, you need food and water far more than you need birth control pills, so why aren’t you whining about being expected to pay for apples at Walmart is tantamount to being denied access to healthy food?”

One of my biggest problems with Obamacare was the HHS mandate that contraception had to be covered. In fact, a lot of stupid stuff was mandated for every single plan sold through the marketplace, which drove up premium costs. A single man should not have to pay for contraceptions or maternity care, especially for the latter. But under Obamacare, he has to. It’s utterly ludicrous.

You cannot call yourself a fierce, independent woman whilst depending on total strangers to subsidize your sex life. You simply can’t. I don’t want to subsidize your contraception. I do not believe that other people should be forced to subsidize your contraception, especially if they believe that contraception is bad.

We’re anti-science

For the trillionth time, NO WE AREN’T. First of all, stop acting as if climate change/global warming/global cooling/catastrophe that we need to use to scare people into paying more taxes or whatever the hell they’re calling it this week constitutes the entirety of science, because it doesn’t.

It’s cute how it’s gone from global warming to climate change. Kind of like how abortion is magically transformed into “reproductive rights” or “women’s health” and such. The whole “Republicans don’t believe in climate change” is a straw man so that leftists can crow “see, conservatives are STUPID because they deny science!”

We never said that climate change isn’t happening. We said, at first, that there was no scientific evidence to prove that human activity was making the planet get hotter. Now we’re saying that there’s no scientific evidence to prove that human activity is causing the climate to change. The climate will change regardless, and we have little to no control over it. It’s changed before and it will change again until our planet is destroyed (probably by our sun swelling up into a red giant – Mercury, Venus and Earth will simply be in the way, and we’ll be swallowed up or torn into pieces).

Our stance on climate change doesn’t mean that we hate the environment or animals. In fact, I personally hate littering. I hate seeing garbage along the highway or in parking lots or anywhere else, really. I abhor littering so much that I’d rather stuff my napkins in my purse or pocket than drop it on the ground. I bet a great deal of these stupid climate change alarmists aren’t that dedicated to avoiding litter.

Furthermore, I love science (and history). I love astronomy in particular. I love reading about planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, dark matter, quasars, pulsars, novas and supernovas. It’s fascinating. I even like reading about evolution on occasion, and how fascinating it is that humans and animals have evolved thanks to our environment.

But the climate change thing…if you look really hard, and get past all the bullshit propaganda, you’ll find that there isn’t really that much to worry about. The planet is not dramatically warming up. We aren’t going to become Venus anytime soon.

Even if this were true, where are the solutions? Surely someone would have come up with something by now, but the only solution is to tax wealthy countries in the West to financially compensate third-world countries. If we haven’t found the Great Solution to climate change, what makes you think that extra money will suddenly enable these third-world countries to prepare themselves for the supposed calamity?

And why haven’t Hollywood actors started living as if the Great Calamity is going to happen tomorrow? They spew lots of carbon dioxide. They probably use hundreds of gallons of water each month, they probably wear leather, they drive ordinary gas guzzlers, they eat meat, and they have multiple homes all over the world that use shitloads of electricity, yet, ZOMG WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE TOMORROW!!!

You know those televangelists you keep rolling your eyes at? You know, the ones like Jack Van Impe, who keep predicting doom that only Jesus Christ can save you from? Yeah, that’s how I view Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio. A bunch of Jerry Falwells and Jack Van Impes all over the TV, begging us to send some money so they can keep preaching the Gospel. And, to be honest, I have a hell of a lot more respect for televangelists than I do these lousy environmental hypocrites.

Your Enviro-preachers don’t even take their own message seriously. Why should I, or anyone else for that matter? And if you’re going to say, “well, the message is just that important!” Then I will say, “Well, Jesus Christ still died on the cross for your sins. It doesn’t matter if Catholic priests molestsed children and it doesn’t matter if Jim Bakker fucked some secretary while still married to Tammy and preaching the Gospel on TV. Jesus didn’t do any of those things, so their actions don’t invalidate His message.”

But you won’t become a Christian nor will you ever show any respect and common decency to Christians, but you’ll still expect me and everyone else to give up our money and liberty to fight climate change. That makes you a hypocrite.

Happy MAGA Day!

Happy MAGA Day!

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Update 11/13/17:  MAGA 2020 & Beyond has been mentioned on PJ Media.  Any press will be added to this post.  I am very excited for this!


I’ve had a really rough week, but today is a momentous day for me.  Sure, I got into my first really nasty fight on Gab, and I feel deeply ashamed about how I acted (but I am not ashamed of the opinions I expressed), and it made me supremely depressed because it happened so close to today, but…that was two days ago, and despite some electoral setbacks, we’re still doing pretty well.

So, today MAGA 2020 & Beyond has been released.  It is also the one year anniversary of Trump’s Presidential victory.  I am now, officially, a published author.  Yay!  The publisher of the anthology, Superversive Press, made the above graphic to celebrate.  Each story has its own graphic, and the one above is mine.  Now that I think about it, I wish I had submitted a better-written blurb, but oh well.  I’ve never been any good at sales pitches or whatever.

I haven’t gotten around to reading all the stories yet, but I am excited to do so.  Also, Milo Yiannopolous wrote the foreward!  I am seriously excited about this.

So, this anthology got its start at another publisher, Horrified Press.  It was called Trumptopia, and was supposed to be a counterpart to another anthology called Trumpocalypse.  I actually bought Trumpocalypse for some truly stupid reason.  It should be worth a few laughs.  A great deal of conservative writers were excited to submit a story, and I went ahead and did so.

Then the publisher presented the artwork for the book cover.

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Now, I am definitely no artist.  However, this cover was the exact opposite of what I, and my fellow conservative authors thought Trumptopia was going to be about.  It was supposed to be a pro-Trump anthology.  In fact, back in July, right as they revamped the project, they even said as much.

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Once they got a look at that cover, they were shocked and said, “no.”  Our idea of a Trumptopia does not include severed heads in jars hidden behind a freaking curtain.  The authors complained and the project fell apart.  This happened in a very short amount of time, because I only found out about it after it had all been said and done.  I had been at work – I came home and boom – the project was cancelled.  I was very disappointed and contemplated publishing the story on my own when Superversive Press stepped in.

Horrified Press is still taking submissions for their anthology, but now it’s basically anti-Trump:

“Trumptopian Horror – Oxymoron? We think not. Think of it as the ultimate challenge in penning horror fiction (or is it? fiction that is.) America’s great again, while the rest of the world’s in chaos (nonvetted refugees), or an America that treats illegal immigrants as Iraq, North Korea, or China would. A revamped space race under Elon Musk with government backing (what might we find out there). America becomes a financial Logan’s Run? I don’t know, use your imaginations folks. This will be fun. Make horror fiction great again. We’ll build Trumptopia and the Harlequin romance novels will pay for it.Trust me…. this thing’s going to be Yuuuuuuge.”

Doesn’t sound pro-Trump to me.  You can look at their Facebook post on the subject here.  As I said, it is not pro-Trump in the least.  They think we want to treat illegal immigrants the way they do in despotic countries.  We want nothing of the sort – we just want them to go back to their home countries.  They assume that America being great means everyone else suffers.  Typical globalist bullshit.  The Facebook post is dated October 29.  Note the difference between what they said in July, and what they’re saying now.

Anyway, they’re still accepting submissions for the revamped Trumptopia while ours is already done and published.

So there you have it.  That’s how this all happened, and I truly commend the team at Superversive Press for getting this off the ground so quickly.

As for my story…I criticize Hollywood a lot.  So, naturally, I was inspired to imagine what most snotty Hollywood actors might feel if we do get a true Trumptopia – in other words, I imagine how well certain people would take a Hollywood far more tolerant of Republicans.  Let’s say that after four years (the story takes place in 2020) they don’t take it super well, but are starting to realize that perhaps, just perhaps they could afford to be a little more tolerant.  That, yes, we Republicans aren’t racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic bigoted Nazi monsters.

So, if you do buy the anthology, I hope you enjoy it.  Now I’ve got to go do some work on my other books, since I’ve been slacking off too much.

Here we go again

Here we go again

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Another day, another “problematic” book.  I hate that word, by the way.  “Problematic.”  SJWs love using it.

First, it was Keira Drake.  Then it was Laurie Forest.  Along the way they tried to torpedo recent releases by Veronica Roth and Maggie Stiefvater, both of whom are more established YA authors.  And now it’s Laura Moriarty’s turn.

To be honest, her upcoming YA novel American Heart sounds like pro-Muslim, anti-American propaganda.  Poor widdle Muslims are put into internment camps cuz whitey is eeeeeevil and the main character, who is white, meets some innocent Muslim girl and realizes just how wonderful and peaceful they all are, and how purely evil everyone else is.

Basically.

So, what’s the problem?  Leftists eat this shit up with a spoon.  They love this crap.  Well, not in 2017.  Maybe this would have been all the rage in, say, 2005, when eeeeeevil Bush was in office, but not now, because now the rules are even more strict than they were…well, ever.

The problem with this book, according to the fat, blue-haired hambeast SJWs is that this book employs the so-called “white savior” trope.  An example of the reviews:

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This…thing is completely unaware that her very “review” (I highly doubt she even read the book) is just another example of the “white savior” trope.  After all, do her poor widdle Muslims really need her to come to their defense?  Are they not capable of defending themselves?

But this isn’t all.  Oh no.  Kirkus originally gave this book a starred review, but changed it after the backlash.  This book, which will be published by Harper Collins, went through the SJW Sensitivity Reading Gauntlet, and Kirkus even subjected it to their Muslim reviewers.  None of this was good enough for the spoiled rotten SJWs, though.  Kirkus caved like the cowards they are.  Oddly enough, they stood by their starred review of Laurie Forest’s The Black Witch.  Looks like this time they couldn’t take the heat.

Vulture has the explanation behind the altered review.  This one paragraph stood out to me:

“And while the Muslim woman who wrote the original review was involved in the editing process — “the decision to retract the star was made in full collaboration with the reviewer,” he says — altering the review does not appear to have been her idea in the first place. According to Smith, Kirkus concluded internally that edits would be made before reaching out to the reviewer.”

Really?  The original review was written by a Muslim woman.  According to Vulture, it seems that it was not the original reviewer’s decision to remove the star and alter the review.  Interesting.  Sounds like more “white savior” bullshit to me.  I mean that only to hold these people to their own standards.  I wonder if the woman was pressured or even bullied into agreeing with the removal of the star and the edit of the review.  How could she not have seen the so-called “white savior” trope in the story?  Can you imagine these white Kirkus editors sitting this Muslim woman down and condescendingly explaining to her that her original review was wrong because she wasn’t outraged by the fact that the protagonist of the story was a white girl?  These people are hypocrites by their own standards.

Oh, and this is just hilarious:

Kirkus’s critics are skeptical of that claim; among the more cynical takes on the controversy is that Kirkus used the reviewer’s identity as a shield, only to then suppress her voice when it didn’t toe the line. Smith bristles at that: “It’s like no one believes that this reviewer has a mind and can change her opinion. Is that so difficult to believe?””

Is it so difficult to believe that perhaps a member of the Victim Class might not have given much of a shit about “white savior” tropes in the first place?  Yeah, she can change her mind.  But in this case, I highly doubt it.  Given how the left acts on a regular basis, I believe that it is entirely plausible that this woman was shamed and bullied into “changing” her mind.  It’s so blatantly obvious that the woman’s “voice” was suppressed, and, in all likelihood, by a bunch of white infidels.

It is also crystal clear that the star was removed because of the “white savior” thing, and the douchebag editor even admits to it:

“When I ask if the book’s star was revoked explicitly and exclusively because it features a Muslim character seen from the perspective of a white teenager, Smith pauses for only a second: “Yes.””

This is just wrong.  It is so wrong it’s not even funny.  The skin color or ethnicity of the characters shouldn’t be more important than the overall message.  As far as leftist propaganda goes, this book is pretty solid.  It shows a white girl realizing that non-whites are people too, and that they don’t deserve to be shoved into internment camps simply because of who they are.  Just a few years ago this premise would have been solid, and everyone would have loved it.  The original reviewer had no problems with it.  Initially, anyway.  But now, you can’t tell a story from a white person’s perspective anymore if it involves members of the Victim Class.  Never mind the fact that it might be persuasive and get people to take up your cause.  It’s not perfect.  Not to mention that if Laura Moriarty had written it from the Muslim girl’s point of view, it’d still be problematic because Laura Moriarty is white.  You can’t fucking win with these people.  There’s no point in playing their bullshit game anymore.  I cannot emphasize this enough:  fuck these assholes.  Write what you want.

I am so glad I’m not one of them.  Truly.  Being a liberal, or SJW or progressive or whatever they’re called this week must be exhausting at best.  It’s like living in the Soviet Union or some other totalitarian regime where people are constantly spying and snitching on each other.  It’s crazy, and look at how quickly these people fold.  The only time they ever stand their ground is when they’re opposing us.

Whether or not this will have a serious effect on the Democratic party and their ability to win elections, time will tell.  I truly hope that this is the end of Democratic dominance.  It should be, if these people can’t even get along with one another.  Their party unity used to be one of their very few good traits.  No matter what happened, they generally circled the wagons and closed ranks.  Now, I have yet to hear about some DemonRat getting primaried because they weren’t sufficiently liberal (I refuse to use that popular “w” word.  I refuse).  But who knows…perhaps 2018 will be the year the SJWs finally turn on their politicians.

Back to the topic, though.  So far, the book’s publication will go forward.  It’s due to hit bookstores in January, 2018.  I’ve been trying to find an ARC on eBay, in case the publisher changes their minds.  Haven’t been successful.  As for this book, I am not so sure I even want to read it.  One might be tempted to pre-order the book just to stick it to the left, but this time…I’m not so sure.  I actually did purchase The Black Witch and the prequel novella Wandfasted but I haven’t finished it.  Haven’t started on Wandfasted either.  If American Heart is cancelled, I might try to find an ARC, but I don’t think it will be necessary if it is.

Anyway, write what you want (do your research, obviously, but you should always do research no matter what you write).  Write books about black people if you’re white.  Write books about Japanese people if you’re Hispanic.  Write books about gay people if you’re straight.  As long as your story is respectful and realistic, nobody but SJWs are going to bitch about it.  We need to stop caving to these totalitarian monsters.  They’re all a bunch of unemployed, ornery asshole losers with no sense of humor.  Nobody should give a shit about what they say, except to laugh at them.

Hollywood is a wretched hive of scum and villainy

Hollywood is a wretched hive of scum and villainy

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Well, well.  I know there’s more important things to talk about – the sketchiness of the Las Vegas shooting (so many things just don’t add up), hurricanes, fires, the NFL bullshit (I’ve already touched on that here, a few months ago).  I agree that those things are important, but we can talk about more than one thing.  Right now, I want to talk about this.

My motives are not entirely pure.  I’ve been fed up with liberal bias in Hollywood for a really long time.  I’m following this story with great interest because of the schadenfreude.

You know what I’m talking about.  Harvey Weinstein, former head of The Weinstein Company, a movie distribution outfit.  Produced lots of movies – a great deal of them critically acclaimed award-winners – and donated shitloads of cash to Democratic causes and candidates, including both Obama and the Clintons.  Turns out the guy is like Bill Clinton 2.0, and is guilty of the same things, sexual harassment and actual rape, of all things.  Oh, and paying his victims to remain silent.  That too.

This is just rich.  Absolutely rich coming from an industry that still, to this day, paints all Catholics as pedophiles or at least pedophile apologists no thanks to the church’s coverup of child abuse.  Absolutely rich coming from an industry chock-full of people losing their ever-loving minds over Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” comments.

About that for a brief moment.  If you actually listened to the tape in question, all he really did was admit to trying to kiss women, or at least wanting to kiss women all over.  So?  Lots of men do.  As for the pussy-grabbing bit, he was merely making an observation about the entertainment industry and the upper echelons of power.  Trashy, desperate social-climbing skanks generally will let you grab them by the pussy and whatever else as long as they can get ahead in life.  Trump apologized for those remarks.  A few accusations were made after the tape went public, but so far, none of them have stuck, obviously, and there’s no other evidence that Trump sexually harassed anyone.  So no, Trump is not a sexual predator and to say so at this time is libel.  Don’t fucking say that if all you have as proof is the “grab them by the pussy” comments.  That isn’t proof.

So here we are.  This scandal just keeps getting worse.  A-list actors have taken their sweet time in getting around to denouncing the man that some of them considered God.  Okay, only Meryl Streep called him God.  Judi Dench just got a (temporary) tattoo of his name on her decrepit ass.  Journalists and other actresses are coming out of the woodworks to say “I saw this” and “he did this to me” and so on.  He’s already been fired from The Weinstein Company (his younger brother Bob is still with the company; even so, they’re thinking of changing the name).

It just goes to show how utterly hypocritical these people really are.  They just love it when some Christian and/or conservative screws up.  They all had orgasms of indignation and outrage back in the ’80s when televangelists like Jim Bakker got caught with their pants down.  These…ugh, trying to keep the potty mouth at bay….but these cretins just loved that shit.  Absolutely freaking loved it.  And, of course, fast-forwarding a decade or two, the toe-tapping senator, the governor that ran off with his foreign mistress, etc.  Oh, and let’s not forget the more recent scandals involving the late Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, who isn’t, for the trillionth time, a Conservative or Republican.  But he’s not a progressive leftist either, so the left loved going after him anyway.  The left just loved this.  Alinksy’s Rule for Radicals:  make the enemy live up to their own standards.  Paraphrased, but you get the idea.  They do this so very well.

We can do the same thing, but let’s face it.  Most of the Republicans in power are total cucks.  They don’t want to play hardball because it might make them look mean and undignified.  By all means, the Republicans should be running on the hypocrisy of the left.  This should be mentioned by every Republican next year.  The left has no right to judge us when all of these whores have known about this guy’s behavior and did NOTHING for twenty-something years.  They have no moral authority.

As I have been writing this, two more A-list actresses – Angelina Jolie (who had a bad encounter with him and not only vowed to never work with him again, but warned others about him) and Gwyneth Paltrow (who was asked for a massage, turned it down and told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about it, who confronted Weinstein, who then told Paltrow to keep quiet about it) – have come forward.  How many more has this guy victimized?  Probably loads more.  He’s like Bill Cosby, in my opinion.  I think the both of them are absolutely guilty, and they’ve both probably got a trail of victims that is probably miles long.

So I wonder, how many actresses and actors do sick shit to make it in the entertainment industry?  How many musicians have done this kind of shit to get a record deal?  Thank God for the Internet.  Truly, because you can make movies and music and distribute both without bothering with the studios or record labels.  People won’t have to whore themselves out for fame.  At least, in the future.  Right now, the record labels and film studios still hold a lot of power and influence.  I hope that will change.  It’s already changed publishing, which is why I’m even going to be published in the first place.  I plan on self-publishing my novel because, while it’s very timely, I am still a vicious thought criminal, and therefore no book deal for me.  Just saying.  Of course, some lefty dill weed will be all, “like, your writing sucks so you wouldn’t get a book deal anyway, lol.”

Uh, that’s bullshit.  Explain how the fuck a stupid hack like E.L. James can become a best-selling author after changing the names of her crappy Twilight fan fiction and publishing that as an actual book?  Yeah, Fifty Shades of Grey  is nothing more than Twilight fiction with the names changed.  E.L. James is living proof that you don’t need talent or skill to get a publishing deal.

Back to the topic at hand.  I wonder…all this silly anti-Trump vitriol and vicious feminist grandstanding…I wonder if it’s their way of sticking it to the men that have victimized them.  I am sure that Harvey Weinstein is far from the only Hollywood big-shot doing this kind of stuff.  He was just careless and sloppy and finally got caught when someone else in Hollywood felt he was expendable.  I mean, someone at the New York Times had this story ready to go in 2004, but Weinstein got it shelved.  So what happened since then?  Who knows.  But these women can’t just outright say, “so-and-so is a nasty pervert who forced me to do degrading things for film roles.  Fight misogynist assholes like him by voting Democrat!” or else they’d have said it ages ago.  They can’t call these people out by name or they’d be ruined.  So they project that onto Republicans.  At least, that’s my theory.

So next time you see some starlet in a magazine, you’ll probably wonder what sort of sick shit she did for fame.  And you won’t feel compelled to worship her or envy her anymore.  She’s just a bag of meat to the men that gave her that fame in the first place.  She might look good, she might have all the money in the world and a hot boyfriend, but she’ll always be subservient to some of the sickest beings on the planet.  That’s the price one has to pay for being in that industry, and that’s a price a lot of women are unwilling to pay.

So no, I’m not jealous of them.  Not anymore.  I don’t have to perform sexual favors to pay my bills, and I am very, very grateful for that.

MAGA 2020 and Beyond

MAGA 2020 and Beyond

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So, in an earlier post, I mentioned something about a big announcement.  Well, this is that big announcement.

I have written a story for this anthology, called MAGA:  2020 and Beyond.  Click the title to pre-order the Kindle edition.  Right now, it is $4.99.  The anthology is obviously pro-Trump, and the stories and essays within are essentially about how things can be better now that Trump is President.  The foreword is by Milo Yiannopolous.  I am ridiculously excited about that.

So, my story is called “The Man in the Bubble” and it’s told from the perspective of a spoiled rich Hollywood actor (who, by the way, is European).  It takes place in 2020, where Hollywood has become much more tolerant of Trump supporters and Republicans in general.  The actor has a tough time dealing with it.  I really like the story and I am excited for people to read it.

This Book Banning Hogwash

This Book Banning Hogwash

In 2001, I was a big fan of The Princess Diaries, both the film and the book. The author’s website was the first author site I ever visited, and at some point, she bragged about one of the Princess Diaries installments being “banned” from a library. I just did a search on her website (megcabot.com) for the entry in question and it’s not there anymore, I don’t think, but there’s plenty of entries about book banning, including one in which she asks people to get one of her books banned. I didn’t bother reading that entry because it’ll be eyeroll worthy and I am not in the mood for that right now.

She thinks she’s being this revolutionary renegade for having a book “worthy” of being “banned” but just what does it mean for a book to be banned in the US? I asked that same question when I read that blog post way back when. I did my research and it turns out that the whole book banning thing is complete and utter bullshit.

What do you think of when you think of books being banned? You probably think of countries like China, where possession of a Bible is illegal. Or North Korea. Same thing. You might think of Nazis burning books. You might think of someone being arrested for possessing a “dangerous” and illegal book. You might think of someone being arrested and executed for writing a “dangerous” book, one deemed dangerous by the authorities.

But the reality of book banning in the US is nowhere near as dramatic. It is nowhere near as serious either.

The concept of book banning actually happens in two stages, and only happens in one kind of establishment — a library. Or more specific, a public library or a public school library.

The first stage is the challenge. A challenge amounts to nothing more than a patron – usually a parent – complaining about a book. The complaint can be about anything, and left-wing oriented books are far from the only books being challenged. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer has been challenged. The Bible has been challenged. Books by Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin have been challenged and in some cases “banned.” None of these books would ever be considered the kind of books liberals think children should read, and yet they were banned too, but you never see these books on the Banned Books Week List (except for Twilight).

If the librarian agrees with the challenging of the book, and if the library board or committee agrees, then the book is removed from the shelf and made unavailable for check out. It is then that the book is considered “banned.”

Do you see the problem here? The “banned” book in question is still available for purchase. In some cases, the “banned” book may be available on the library’s digital catalog (as an eBook, usually provided by OverDrive). Possession of the book is still legal, and so is the sale of the book. How the hell could that ever be considered banned?

I remember perusing the Banned Books Week list on Borders.com many years ago and being completely confused. If they were banned, why was Borders selling these books? I did some digging and that was when I realized that this whole book banning thing was utter hogwash, as Thomas Sowell put it twenty years ago.

This book banning thing is nothing more than a stupid leftist gimmick promoted by bookstores, publishers, the ALA and other assorted liberals. They want children to read softcore porn and other leftist propaganda, and to do that they have to make it look appealing and rebellious, so they make up this stupid scaremongering shit.

It’s a lie. It is an irresponsible lie and it actually makes me angry. I don’t like censorship, but pulling a book off of a public library’s shelf is hardly censorship.

No, Meg Cabot, you’re not a bad ass rebel for writing about teenage girls masturbating with shower heads. You’re just another propaganda pusher. Oh, and another thing. Ann Coulter’s books have also been challenged and banned, so how does it feel to be in the company of an odious right-winger? Is she a bad ass rebel for offending people too? Oh, but she didn’t offend the right people the right way, so that doesn’t count.

You know, this reminds me of the contraception argument. Feminists think that being expected to pay for their contraception is tantamount to being “denied access” to their precious birth control pills. Look, if you can’t afford basic contraception, you need to reevaluate your life, particularly your finances. You have far more important things to worry about then getting dick – like getting a bigger paycheck.

A lot of it has to do with the library being the easiest way an impressionable ten-year old can get their hands on Fifty Shades of Grey or some other book of perverted nonsense. After all, most parents trust the library. They’ll let their kids go there unsupervised. A kid does not have to pay for a book or a library card. They can check out a book, read it and then take it back without their parents ever knowing. Liberals love this, and they love getting shit for free. Take away their free option and all of a sudden you’re denying them “access” to something they “need.” Never mind the fact that they can probably borrow the book from a friend or buy a used copy online or at a second hand shop…oh noes, it HAS to be at the library! IT HAS TO BE U GUISE!!!!

I wonder…does the “freedom to read” include the freedom to read books by Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Jonah Goldberg or Vox Day? Does the “freedom to read” include reading books by conservative authors, or Christian authors, or even the Bible?

This is going to continue because it’s effective. I despair for this country, I really do. People just unflinchingly accept this silly nonsense without question. It is utterly ridiculous and I’m sick of it. I know that some people will have problems with my books. People on the right will complain about the sex and the cursing and stuff. People on the left will complain about the pro-life themes and sympathy for Christianity. If my books are ever published in hardcover or paperback, and if they ever hit a public library, they’ll probably be challenged and may even be removed. Even so, I will not consider that censorship. I will think that the “banning” will be kind of sad. But that’s the decision of the community in question and they have the right to make that decision, and all I can do is just accept it and move on. As long as you can get the book somewhere else, it’s okay.

Furthermore, I don’t think this is even real censorship. Leftists defend Twitter’s reprehensible treatment of conservatives by stating that we don’t have the right to a platform. Well, these “banned” authors don’t have the right to a platform either.

As always, the left ruins everything.

I’m Not Dead

I’m Not Dead

The past couple of weeks have been busy and stressful.  I wrote about this on Gab, I think, but a couple of weeks ago I went to California to visit family, and recruited some family members as beta readers for Nemesis.  So far they like it.  I am going to have to call them this week to see how far they are (it’s still nearly 900 pages…sigh) and if there’s anything they don’t like.

I started to write a post about militant atheism, but I just don’t feel like finishing it right now.  Maybe later.  Then there was a post I wanted to write about regarding Gab’s recent troubles, and it’s just way too depressing to address right now.  I will say this, though — this bullshit infighting has to stop.  People need to deflate their egos and focus on the real issue.  I will probably start writing something about that situation soon.

I also finished binge-watching Jessica Jones, which I liked very much, despite the fact that they just had to shoe-horn in a bit about abortion and how only “selfish assholes” are against it.  Don’t let that little bit dissuade you from watching it, though.  It’s still pretty good for a superhero show.  That’s the other reason why I’ve been so silent lately.

Oh, and I have a very exciting announcement to make.  I will make it soon.

Just Took an Important Step

Just Took an Important Step

I live on the East Coast, but was born and raised on the West Coast.  I just came back from a week-long vacation, where I visited my relatives.  While there I recruited my family members – three to be exact- as beta readers for the fifth draft of the tentatively titled Nemesis.

I am nervous and excited.  They like it so far.  I’m worried that there’s too much rape and violence in it, although they haven’t shied away from that sort of stuff before.  Then again, that was the work of other people – not me, the person they watched grow up into a thirty-something woman.  What would they think of me?

Anyway, despite the fact that I still want to make more tweaks to the story, I’m proud of it.  I’ve been working on it for three years now.  It’s already super long, even though I cut out a huge section of it.  It’s time for a new pair of eyes to examine it.  I am going to try to just stay away from Nemesis and work on Wormwood and Seven Stars.

Once my family members are finished with it, I will probably recruit beta readers elsewhere.  In other words, strangers or near-strangers, which is even scarier.  It’s also a little exciting at the moment because it’s like, whoa, this is real.  I just might actually publish a novel!

There’s also a lot of politics I could be talking about right now, but I just don’t want to.  Not at the moment anyway.

Maybe this is a good thing

Maybe this is a good thing

Superversive SF linked to a Vulture article about the Twitter furore over The Black Witch by Laurie Forest.  It’s called “The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter.”  I still have yet to finish the book, by the way.  I have to admit, it’s way too preachy for my taste.  Just way too much, and it’s not fun to read, despite her incredible talent at writing.  She’s a good writer, so I still recommend the book.

It seems that the person who started this whole thing has deleted her Twitter account.  The author of the Vulture article linked to one of her tweets and the tweet is not there.  Perhaps she had the wrong account?  I don’t know, but the linked tweet is gone.

Now, I actually had a Twitter account, but it was suspended because of some fights I got into.  I stupidly signed up for another one with the same browser and computer, and that one got suspended too.  I signed up for yet another account using my iPad – this time, a different email address.  I went back to the original computer to customize my profile and it was suspended too.

Given the nastiness on Twitter and the company’s bias against conservatives, alt-righters and moderate liberals, perhaps it’s for the better that I don’t have an account there.  Reading about the shitfest on Twitter regarding The Black Witch and other “problematic” books has made me realize that it just might not be worth it.  My Gab timeline is a mess, and I don’t go there that often, and nobody wants to engage with me anyway.

So back to the Twitter slugfest.  Looks like Shauna, the bitch that wrote a 9,000 treatise on how utterly RACIST and PROBLEMATIC The Black Witch is has scrubbed her Twitter feed.  Interesting.  Her Google+ profile is also pretty bare (there’s only a post featuring some witchy artwork…not worth linking).

You can read Shauna’s ridiculous review here.  It’s hosted at Blogger, and is the only post on the blog.  She still has a Tumblr, of which is active, and a YouTube channel that hasn’t seen much activity in a year.  Everything else has been scrubbed.

Why do I bother with this, you might ask?  I just found it interesting, that’s all.  It’s usually a conservative that gets hounded off of social media.  I guess she couldn’t take the heat, but was too proud of her ridiculous screed to scrub it from the Internet entirely.

It’s obvious that the whole point of The Black Witch sailed clear over her head, and she nearly destroyed someone’s literary career over it.  It pisses me off even after all this time.

The Vulture piece is pretty good – it’s obviously leftist, but pretty fair and objective.  Oh, and by the way, this part made me incredibly sad:

“She also scrapped a work in progress that featured a POC character, citing a sense shared by many publishing insiders that to write outside one’s own identity as a white author simply isn’t worth the inevitable backlash.”

This is why there’s no “diversity” in literature.  It flat out shouldn’t be this way.  At all.

Okay, so I’m half black, half Hispanic with a dash of Cherokee and a couple of other Native American tribes.  I am also a woman.  So am I to only write about part black, part Hispanic, part Native American women?  Or does this idiotic standard apply to only white people?  And how is this not blatantly racist?

The left, by the way, has redefined racist.  It originally meant this:

“racism

noun

1.

a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the varioushuman racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement,usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has theright to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior tothe others.
2.

a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such adoctrine; discrimination.
3.
hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.”
Source:  Dictionary.com
Now, according to leftists, racism can only be practiced by people “in power.”  Whatever the fuck that means.  The whole purpose of this new definition is to allow leftists to indulge in their own racism while being able to deny their hypocrisy.
This is scary.  Racism against white people is indeed real, and it’s wrong.  “Institutional power” or whatever they’re bleating about has absolutely nothing to do with it, as you can see in the dictionary definition above.
One last thing.  This quote pretty much sums it all up:
“I have never seen social interaction this fucked up,” she wrote in an email. “And I’ve been in prison.”
Damn.