Equal Rights? A Response…

I know I keep saying that I’m going to try to get away from this… and God help me I really am. I’d really rather talk about Geek Culture and writing, but I keep getting sucked back in.

A little background on this post: I received an email criticizing talking points I made about the new Barbie movie from a long-time critic on my wall. This person has previously questioned me about the strength of my female protagonists… which is fine, I don’t mind a constructive argument, I’m just struggling with that one… especially if anyone has read about my character, General Xaphan.

Anyway, I got the feeling that this person is a feminist from some of the comments she’s made and I wanted to address some of the more egregious accusations. No, out of moral decency I will not be posting her name OR a full transcript of the email. That would be unethical in my book.

Let’s get started…

I don’t get it, what is your problem with the movie? (Barbie) It’s going to be a movie for little kids!

That’s fine, it’s a movie for little kids. I don’t have a problem with that, what I have a problem with is the executive who’s pulling the strings on this one, Amy Pascal. This person has a pretty extreme regressive leftist agenda, which is obvious from the Ghostbusters controversy. However, my problem stems more from the writer/leading lady, Amy Schumer. 

This woman isn’t someone I consider a good role model for children. Go look at some of her other work, including her book. She’s openly admitted to (by her own definition, mind you) sexually assaulting a man, she’s been unbelievably abusive to her audience, indicating that she doesn’t care about them at all, and she’s been caught stealing jokes in the past.

Then how is she still famous?

Honestly there’s something to be said for being ‘in’ with the leftist media and culture. They protect their own very aggressively. This is how Hillary Clinton’s campaign survived as long as it did.

So that’s my major issue here. I mean seriously would you want Bill Cosby or Mel Gibson starring in kids movies?

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Sigh… okay fine! However one, neither of these movies were very good and BOTH were before we knew what we now do. So I guess I would say, would you CURRENTLY want one of them starring in a kids’ movie? I think not.

So that’s my MAIN issue; Amy Schumer is not a good role model for kids.

As a feminist, I don’t get how you can be so opposed to us and how you can be so against equal rights! 

I think you may have a skewed view of what feminism is. Let’s take a look at the definition of feminism:


fem·i·nism

ˈfeməˌnizəm/
noun
  1. the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
    synonyms: the women’s movement, the feminist movement, women’s liberation, female emancipation, women’s rights;

    “a longtime advocate of feminism”

     

Notice that part there, WOMEN’S RIGHTS on the basis of the equality of the sexes, not equal rights for all based on the equality of the sexes. That’s egalitarianism.

Now some of you may be saying to yourself that you don’t see the difference… well that’s because the media and feminism want you to believe that we live in a Patriarchy where EVERYTHING works in favor of men. The reality isn’t so easy. If you’re a man with children and you get divorced, in many states you’re automatically stuck paying both child support and alimony. (See New Jersey law)

One good example is a friend of mine that is a NJ State Trooper. He told me that he had to go arrest a ‘deadbeat dad’ one day. When they found the guy, he was living out of his pickup truck, filthy and emaciated because, thanks to alimony, he could barely house or feed himself. Later when he was called to testify at court, his ex-wife drove up in a brand new car with clothes that looked pretty expensive.

Do you think feminists would come out against that? No, of course they wouldn’t, because it works in there favor. It’s not equal treatment between the sexes at all, but because it tends to work in favor of women, they’re not about to protest it.

This adds a whole new layer of hypocrisy as, if you take a look at alimony, it was put in place because a wife was viewed as property and if divorced, it was still the man’s job to take care of his property. Fact.
So this is something you’d think women would be against, but because in the majority of cases, women are awarded alimony, they remain silent.

Another good example is a friend of mine who is currently serving jail time… because he refused to pay child support. Now I know what you’re thinking… he’s a deadbeat dad, etc. etc. Well… not so much. See two years after the child was born, his wife broke down and confessed that  their child likely wasn’t his. A blood test confirmed it.
Devastated, he divorced her, but the court said that he still owed child support, despite a clear case of paternity fraud. He refused, quit his job and worked under the table, and eventually was locked up for it.
Statistics show when it comes to family court, a mother who prostitutes her child on the street for drugs has a better chance of getting custody after cleaning up her act than a straight shooting father ever would. The father is, was, and continues to be seen as expendable.
Again, not equality between the sexes, but because it’s to women’s advantage, the silence is deafening.

This is not equality and thus, feminism is NOT an equal rights movement, far from it. I don’t want to call it a gender superiority group because that’s getting into hyperbole, but that’s really what it is starting to come off looking like. This movement has really adopted more of a cult-like philosophy. I’ve known and have heard stories about women who have the audacity to question feminism’s stance on certain issues. They usually become the targets of abuse from other members of their chosen community, called gender traitors, among other things too vile for me to post here.

I mean what’s wrong with standing up against rape culture and unequal pay for women!? 

Standing up against rape culture is fine. If you want to stand up and fight against the mentality of many of the male refugees in Europe, great. If you want to take a stand against what goes on in the Middle East and Asia, wonderful, I’m right there with you. However in some extreme cases, feminism has tried to make the case that we live in a rape culture here in the United States and cite what goes on in college campuses as proof. 

This is obviously ludicrous.

As I said to another one of my readers on a previous thread…

The Rape Culture Myth, I take personal issue with. Most of the 3rd wave of feminism will tell you that rape on college campuses is a sort of rite of passage for guys, and because it is condoned by the campuses that cover it up, it’s something that is accepted in our society… except that this is anything but the truth.
Colleges profit based on reputation. If they lose that, they lose tuition and grants. So for one to be caught covering up rape… yeah that wouldn’t be good. Secondly the very insinuation or accusation of rape is enough to ruin a guy’s life, regardless of guilt. We’ve seen cases where women come forward later and admit to lying about it, and the guy is powerless to collect any damages. When rapes are reported, they are investigated and zealously prosecuted and the lives of the perpetrator are justly ruined even after prison.

Rape culture is where it’s legal to rape your spouse, or there are no laws protecting people from it. AKA, most of the countries that these refugees are coming from… adding another layer of hypocrisy to this whole mess!

Rape culture is also, in my opinion when a man is held down, drugged, or intoxicated, raped, and then told by society that its his own fault for being a weakling and he’ll be shunned if he reports it… and then if the rapist get’s pregnant, she can successfully sue for child support… oh $h^t… that is the U.S.
… great… so I’ve defeated my own argument. So perhaps the rape culture exists, but the myth is in how it is portrayed by the SJWs.

So yeah, it’s a convoluted mess. You may notice that I underlined the word ‘guy.’ That’s because the treatment of men in sexual assault cases is treated much differently than women. If women commit rape or sexual assault, society pretty much makes men believe that it’s their own fault for being too weak or stupid to prevent it and that their reputation will take a major hit if they report it. This is a lot for guys to handle given how society treats both sexes.
Secondly… do I even need to touch on the statutory rape sentences for more vs. women? Take a look at the sentencing in LITERALLY any case where a woman teacher slept with a male student. In almost every case, the woman get’s either a suspended sentence, probation, community service, etc. THEY ALMOST NEVER GET JAIL TIME!
As a farther of boys entering the public school system, this worries me…

Again, silence from the feminist crowd, why? Because it works in favor of the woman.

 

Now about the unequal pay gap, yes it exists, but not for the reasons you think…

This is a very lengthy topic, so instead, I’d invite you to watch this video which details the problems with the whole idea of a wage gap:

This is a very good report on the data points of the wage gap.

I mean are you a misogynist or a racist??? You’re clearly a white guy so… I guess maybe an MRA?

Okay, if you tell me to check my privilege (she didn’t, to be fair), I’m going to metaphorically smack you in the mouth.

For anyone who must know, I’m an Irish Catholic Boy (which technically makes me non-white from traditional racist standpoints) from Mission Hill Roxbury in Boston, LOOK IT UP, specifically what the place was like back in the 80s, THEN try that statement again!

Sorry… just had to get that out. misogyny is pretty much off of my insult list and gone from my vocabulary…

Why?

Because I don’t subscribe to the social justice calendar.

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Nor do I believe in the validity of identity politics.

Also, why bring race into this? Why? You are aware that feminism was started by white women, yes? White women who in the beginning tried to exclude black women because they didn’t want their movement being confused with anti-slavery.  (See what I did there?)

Also… honestly I don’t know what an MRA is. I’ve heard that term before, but until today didn’t care. I had to google it to discover that MRA stands for ‘Men’s Rights Activist.’ Honestly the only reason that I’m even aware of that team is because it’s somehow part of the war cry of feminism. I hear feminists use the term all the time… and ONLY feminists. They seem to think that MRA’s are some kind of boogeyman.

This is yet another thing that I don’t understand, shouldn’t feminists and MRA (if they even exist in this form) be working together towards some kind of humanist movement?


Okay, look… I don’t hate feminists. I don’t. I don’t particularly care for what they stand for in many cases, but I appreciate the roots and where the whole movement came from. That does not mean that I have to agree with them, nor does it make me a sexist or anything like that.

I don’t like labeling, but if you were to put a gun to my head, I’d have to throw my support behind humanists and egalitarians, and I mean TRUE humanists and egalitarians. The people who want actual equality. These are the African Americans who see things like Affirmative Action as offensive because they can get by on their own merits. Successful women who see feminism as insulting because they got by on their own and did very well for themselves, but feminists view them as a sort of gender version of ‘Uncle Tom.’

Feminism, identity politics, and social justice movements survive based on the belief that they are needed. They survive based on the belief that the group that they rally for is too weak to survive without their support, despite evidence to the contrary. Unfortunately, there will be no equality between the races or sexes, because these groups push the divide further and further. I remember a black student at a college campus who wrote a paper on racial equality got jeered for dispelling several myths plaguing his community. Upon being verbally attacked on it, he published a statement in the local newspaper, calling the Black Rights movement on his campus as among the most racist exclusion groups he’d ever seen.

Anyway that’s where I stand on all of this. Sorry, but I make it a point to respond to my readers as much as possible and, for whatever faults she may have, this person has clearly read some of my work.

To that person, please pick up and read either Damnation or Soul Siphon, you may be surprised by what you see. I hope this helps you understand where I’m coming from.


 


Readers,

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I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

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Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

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Russian Hackists VS. Obama Birther

Okay I thought I was done with this honestly, but its still showing up on message boards, blogs, etc…

5 Key Findings From The Intelligence Report…

“Intelligence officials have assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a sweeping, multifaceted campaign geared at helping Donald Trump attain the White House.”

  1. Russia wanted to help Trump win
  2. Putin, top officials were behind the operation
  3. Russia had sustained access to the DNC’s system
  4. Russian intel had a web of ways to make the documents public 
  5. Propaganda machine went after Clinton 

Yeah… it seems the bozos who called the birther bozos ‘tin-foil-headed’ are now taking on that role themselves. Do I even need to point out the irony here? Look, I’m sick of all of this. Our country needs to heal. So let’s go over these points and put an end to this, shall we?

  1. Of course they did. Why wouldn’t they? Russia had been the Clintons’ favorite whipping boy for years. I mean honestly is it any surprise that the Clinton campaign immediately pointed the finger at Russia?
  2. Where is the proof? The article says that the report ‘concludes’ but doesn’t provide any proof whatsoever. Are we to take the intelligence community’s word for it? Like they’ve never been dishonest or politically motivated before…
  3. Again, proof? “The Times found that the FBI tried several times in the following months to warn the DNC about the intrusion, and in November alerted a tech staffer there that information from the headquarters was being transmitted to Russia in what appeared to be a state-sponsored attack.”
    And it would appear that the DNC ignored that advice? Or did they actually get it? Or did they know that it was bogus?

    “While Russian hackers never tampered with vote tallying systems, they did breach multiple aspects of state and local electoral boards, the report said. Russian intelligence has been studying the U.S. election process and technology since 2014.”
    You’re not going to prove any of this, are you? You’re just going to keep making grandiose claims that are only going to make relations with Russia even worse. Even if they were interfering, how is that any different than what the U.S. has been doing for a very long time?

  4. Yes so? Ability doesn’t prove intent, nor does it prove action. If I were sent to trial for murder and the only evidence the prosecution had against me was that I had the ‘ability’ to kill someone… maybe I had the same caliber gun and didn’t like my neighbor, but there was no proof I used the gun and no proof I was anywhere near him during the time of the murder… it would be laughed out of court!
  5. No different than U.S., Britain, and other medias went after Trump. Most of the mainstream news organizations didn’t even cover much of what came out in the wikileaks releases and may I just say that it is sad commentary that someone like Trump or Clinton with a laundry list of corruption and more and more being released, somehow saw their campaigns survive. Has corruption really become the norm that it doesn’t even phase us anymore?

Look, like I’ve said before… I do not support or like Trump. I didn’t vote for him, nor did I vote for Clinton. Granted I despise Clinton a little more than I do Trump, but still. This whole Russian hacking nonsense was started by her campaign and continued by elements sympathetic to her. She’s doing everything she tried to fear-monger us into believing that Trump would do if he lost. It is unbelievably classless and even more depressing as she was once the favorite to win the election. Not exactly what I’d call presidential behavior.

Perhaps the most telling problem I have with this whole thing, besides the media running wild with this Russian hack despite a blatant lack of ANY proof, basically making it propaganda, is that NO ONE has attempted to debunk or discredit anything that has been released. NONE of the emails or documents put out be Wikileaks have been challenged as false.

In other words, all anyone is doing is attempted to shoot the messenger… for telling the truth.

I’m sorry, that’s pathetic. You’re essentially whining and pointing the finger at others, blaming them for your loss because they told the truth about the things YOU DID.

People, I’ll say it again, this is pathetic. We’re wasting time on the angry ramblings of a person who thought she was entitled to the White House, and her cronies. The people reporting they have proof are sympathetic to the Clinton cause and are under control of the current regime in the White House, which has already been proven dishonest time and time again.

Despite what the media said, Clinton was never really electable. She lost the primary back in 2008 to a nobody first term senator from Chicago. Seriously, a long-established individual lost to a nobody, how did anyone expect she’d win this time?

Trump is our president, whether we like it or not. No amount of whining or bellyaching from Clinton or her supporters will change that. Period.

Like I said before, I’m sick of it, but it seems I can’t avoid hearing about it, try as I might. Geekdom, go back to making good movies, comics, TV shows, etc. I don’t like being preached at about identity politics, social justice, or how Russia stole the election from Clinton. It’s your job to entertain, not indoctrinate.

Again, making grandiose claims with no proof. How are you any different than the morons who questioned Obama’s legitimacy to be president?



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Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Meaningful Quote

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the election, regressive politics, and the continuous WAVE of people who have asked me to address my own political beliefs, which I have responded to en mas.

And I think filmmaker and (ironically enough) known feminist Joss Whedon put it best:

“I’ve said before, when you declare yourself politically, you destroy yourself artistically… Because suddenly that’s the litmus test for everything you do — for example, in my case, feminism. If you don’t live up to the litmus test of feminism in this one instance, then you’re a misogynist. It circles directly back upon you.”

Truer words for sketchers, painters, writers, sculptors, movie makers, et al, have rarely been spoken.

 



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.
jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com
I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

You can also add me on Twitter!

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Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking Rings…

… I don’t want to post this. I REALLY don’t want to post this. As all of you know, a lot of my writing advice and posts lately have been about the realities and forms of evil.

Well if you remember yesterday, I posted about just how rare true evil actually was, and how sometimes even the most evil people believe that what they’re doing is for the greater good…

This isn’t one of those times. This is one of the other times I referred to, a complete and utter breach of everything moral and ethical, a violation of taboo, and… I really can’t say anything else.

To anyone who knows who he is, Sargon of Akkad is a fairly prolific Youtuber who does a great deal of political/social commentary. He’s far from unbiased, I’ll admit, but he does a fairly good job of going after both sides of the aisle and as such, is one of many commentators on both sides of the isle that I’ve come to heed and respect.

The video below is 30 minutes long, but I implore everyone to watch it. Headphones if not in private… and for the love of God, do not watch at work!!! There is nothing illegal here, I promise, but it is still horribly disturbing.

 

Additional reading…

Madeleine Mcann

Jeffrey Epstein Recently-Freed 

Bill Clinton, Lolita Express

Potential Donald Trump Connection

Belgium Sex Ring Ignored

UN Trafficking Cover up. 

BBC Pedo Ring Ignored… Whistle-blower murdered. 

Sir Jimmy Savile

Hollywood Sex Ring

Which is Nothing New…

I’m going to stop now as my hands are pretty much shaking as it is. I’m sorry to post this so near to Christmas, which is supposed to be a time of joy for all… but honestly… you all know what I’m about, you all know that children are my #1 when it comes to philanthropy and life. So things like this… I honestly don’t know what to say except that if you ever need an example of true/pure evil… google ‘Child Sex Trafficking.’ You’ll find what you’re looking for… though you’ll probably regret it.

We’ve all heard a story here and a story there, but most of the stuff you can read or listen to above, most of the world, especially the voters, will never hear about because the media either glosses over it or covers the whole damn thing up.

To my readers, I ask the following…

  1. Do NOT hit the like button. Please. Leave a comment if you feel so inclined, but please do not ‘like’ it.
  2. Share it, spread it around, put it on Facebook, reblog it, social media the heck out of this. Make it go viral. Everyone needs to know about what the mainstream media will not report on. We need to know about the people who give us our news and the people leading our countries. Don’t let this fall by the wayside.


Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.
jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com
I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

You can also add me on Twitter!

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

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Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Trump’s Election… Epiphany.

Seth MacFarlane… as a fellow creator/entertainer, my hat goes off to you on this one. Because while you and I don’t always find ourselves on the same side as every issue, I happen to be 100% with you on this one.

Readers, as many of you have seen over times, I have done my best to be bipartisan about everything going on with the election, and I think that Seth aptly just described one of the reasons that a lot of Trump’s rhetoric was seen as a non-issue.

Was a lot of what he said bigoted and hateful? As I stated previously, that’s debatable and there are legitimate arguments on both sides of that.

That being said, does anyone remember when I said that words like racism, misogyny, sexism, and bigotry were words thrown about so callously that they had lost almost all meaning?

Yeah, this is what I meant by that…

Let’s take a look over the last few years…

When Professor Gates was incarcerated by police for a misunderstanding, the media made it a racial incident. The police officer was placed under scrutiny, and Obama inserted his 2 cents… when the truth came out, Obama looked like a fool, and the Cambridge Police lashed out at the White House.

MSNBC was caught doctoring recordings to make Trayvon Martin’s death seem racially motivated. The public ate it up.

When Michael Brown was killed, it caused a huge riot and was one of the flashpoints for the black lives matter movement. However… no one was ever able to provide a single piece of proof that his death was racially motivated in any way. I personally posed a challenge to people from the movement asking them to provide me with such proof. If they were able to, I’d proudly support BLM and attend their rallies in my home town.

Instead of any level of intellectualism… all I got was slander, hyperbole, and racial accusation… again, with no proof to back it up.

When Ghostbuster’s came out, people like James Rolfe and Richard Roeper gave very good reasoning as to why they either didn’t like the movie or wouldn’t see it. The result? They were labelled as misogynist and bigoted towards women. Some who actually took the time to watch their remarks, after finding nothing even close to sexist in them, took a different course:

“Embedded in all of these preemptive and logically flimsy complaints is an obvious subtext: that the issue of appearance matters more than actual quality, and that the idea of a female cast taking up the mantle of a very male film series is just somehow wrong.”

-David Sims, The Atlantic

In other words, it doesn’t matter if they said it or not. We believe they said it and because we believe that, they are misogynist. Sort of a tangential take Rene Descartes…

I think, therefore you are. 

When you get to the level where PC is not about what people say or do, but also what they might be thinking, we’re in a lot of trouble. That stance where people who view themselves to be the moral right, suddenly become the thought police, that is so unbelievably dangerous.

Framingham State University in my home state went into full panic mode after someone reported seeing a Confederate Flag on someone’s computer. The whole incident was so overblown that most people, including many students there, were left rolling their eyes.

And these examples are just off the top of my head. A quick look at Al Sharpton’s life will reveal enough to fill a novel the size of Les Miserables. The recent articles about coddling college kids against perceived triggers, seeing anything that could be offensive, and creating safe zones


So that should answer the question. How could someone who makes such unpresidential, campaign-ending, remarks not only stay on the ballot, but win?

Because thanks to so many false-flag accusations of hatred and bigotry, when legitimate, or even seemingly legitimate flags go up, we’re all numb to them  and tend to just roll our eyes because it’s the same people whining about the same thing over and over again. Its sad, but its true.

I think Anita Sarkeesian summed up the problem with the attitudes of the growing number of people subscribing to the extreme lefts position:

Yup, in other words, no matter what you say, if someone is offended by it, you can be fired, sent to sensitivity training, or have your life radically altered and your image smeared for all to see. Free Speech has taken a back seat to people being over sensitive, and that level of sensitivity that has really been promoted by the media has made most of the moderates on both sides wary, worn out, and quite frankly fed up.
I see it myself. People I know who used to be equal rights activists now roll their eyes when they see people crying race or bigotry.

So to those of you who consider yourselves, or deep down know you are,
regressive
Social Justice Warriors
Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson fans
or people who have the nerve to actually call themselves Diversity Progressives…

This is the bed you helped make. This is the environment that we live in, thanks to your actions. This is the divisive climate that you helped create, while feigning that you were trying to bring everyone together.

Now I won’t say that you only have yourselves to blame, because frankly, there are many who we can point the finger at here (The DNC, weak Republican candidates, Debbie Shultz, Hillary herself, Obama, Congress, the list goes on.), but what I will say is your behavior helped keep his campaign alive.

So while I applaud people like Seth McFarlane for coming to this realization and trying to make other people see it, for others…

Sigh… I doubt they’ll ever be able to break out of their bubbles of ignorance and blind bigotry to see that they’ve become the very evil that they fight against. Things like Trump’s presidency aren’t going to stop as long as people like this go unchecked and are not discredited by the communities they represent.

So realistically, we’re in for a long ride here. Be very afraid.



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.
jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com
I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Politics… Hopefully The Last Time

Disclaimer: Just a heads up, this post has next to nothing to do with writing, so if that’s what you’re looking for, I’ll have something up for you soon. Otherwise, keep reading. 

My faith in humanity has long since been gone… LONG since been gone. Between 50 Shades of Gray behind heralded as a modern classic, societal decay, the fact that Hillary or Trump are considered legitimate candidates… the list goes on and on.

Then I see videos like this… (I warn you… this is NOT easy to watch.)

 

… were you able to watch the whole thing? You’re stronger than I am, if so. Two things that are very near and dear to me are helping children and the homeless. Know the guy who goes and buys a sandwich for the homeless guy on the street corner in the city? Or the guy who’s constantly getting the hell kicked out of him by a mentally disturbed child who was neglected by an awful parent? Yes, that’s me, and I have the scars to prove it. So you can understand why things like this hit home for me.

People, we are monsters. I’m sorry, but it’s true. The fact that something like this can and does happen in a country that is amongst the most civilized in the world… just… just no…

I don’t know if she was on drugs as the crowd claims or if she wasn’t mentally well, and I do not care in the context of this video. What was this woman’s crime that she deserved this? What?

She was a racist, hateful Trump support!

Did we hear her say anything racist? Technically according to the regressive left and the more moderate right, she’s black and therefore cannot be racist. So I’d assume we’re doing a ‘guilty by association’ scenario here?

This is disgusting… and this is coming out of the progressive, left-wing side which preaches tolerance, maturity, and open-mindedness to other ideas. I’m sorry, but Hillary supporters need to do some serious soul-searching after this.

But Trump supporters have done similar things!

True, but in many cases, it was actually either Bernie or Hillary supporters… or just people who were anti-trump that started them. Trump himself has spoken out against this kind of violence as well. Look, I’m not saying that the Trump supporters out there don’t have things that they need to answer for, but they’re not the ones attempting to claim the tolerance and politically correct high ground here, that’s what’s so infuriating.

So you’re condemning the entire group because of the acts of a few?

Yes and here’s why…  Too often, I’ve heard people from the Hillary side say that if you don’t disparage remarks made by fringe members of your group, you’re accepting them and that makes you as guilty.
On the NRA page, people who wrongfully wish harm on those who they believe are taking their rights away are met with no repercussion… as a result people say that the NRA is wishing harm on these people.
Virtually no feminist movement out there that I’ve seen bothers to address the genocidal remarks of their more extreme elements, as a result, people have shied away from the movement.
The Tea Party is labelled as a fringer racist group because the media focuses on the one or two wackjobs on the sides of the protests holding up racist remarks and the group doesn’t bother addressing them.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity groups have had a monkey wrench thrown into their credibility due to the actions of Black Lives Matter because they don’t speak out against what’s happened.
Has Hillary or her campaign spoken out about what happened to this poor woman? Have they even issued a statement? Have they? 5 days after it happened, I haven’t found one. If I’m wrong, please let me know and I’ll retract the statement.

Look, I don’t support Hillary, and I don’t support Trump… why? Because nothing is going to change after they’re elected. I’ve outlined this very clearly in a previous post about this kind of thing… that being said, what I’ve seen here… it just sickens me… and I’ll be honest, behavior like this doesn’t convince me to vote for Hillary… if anything, watching videos like this seriously makes me consider voting the other way.

That’s right, I do not intend to vote for either candidate… but I feel like I’m slowing being pushed if for no other reason than to spite people like these… This behavior is uncalled for, it is unimaginable, and it is wrong. I sincerely hope the people who did this are found and prosecuted because there is no excuse for it.

Note to Hillary Clinton: That you’ve said nothing about this incident, that you haven’t come out and let your supporters have it for this is very telling about the type of president that you want to be.



I’d like to tell everyone a story about why I try not to participate in partisan politics.

When I was in College, I participated in a sort of blockade. Essentially we’d heard through the grapevine that there was going to be an anti-war protest near where my college was, at the local airport where soldiers were coming home. We didn’t want to see/hear about these soldiers getting things thrown at them. We organized a group of us to go down and form a human barricade between the protesters and the soldiers and their families.

Long story short, our presence enraged the protesters, resulting in one of them throwing a brick, hitting a girl who was standing with us in the face, causing her to need stitches. Two men dressed in uniform came over to help… while the protesters continued their chants.

That’s right, the people protesting for peace are the ones that turned violent. This is why I don’t get involved in partisan politics. There is too much hypocrisy, too much hyperbole, and everything boils right down to Goodwin’s Law. I can’t be bothered with it.

Anyway, I’m curious as to what my readers think. Let me know in the comments below…

Thanks, and I can’t wait for this stuff to be over with.



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.
jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com
I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

You can also add me on Twitter!

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Drawing A Line In The Sand

Hi Jim,

You seem to have such a disdain for politics and social issues such as diversity and progressive views… Yet your writing in both Divinity and Magnifica is indicative of a progressive mind. It’s really kind of confusing to compare your books to your blog. What’s more, you keep your political affiliations quiet. Can I ask, why do you do this? What are your political views and don’t you think that it would help your readers put your writing into context?

Just curiosity,
Mayei



Hi Mayei,

I’m going to start off by correcting you. I have no issues with the CONCEPT of progression nor diversity. Not at all. In fact, despite the political mantra, everyone who thinks forward is in-essence, progressive.

My issues lie more with regressive people masquerading as progressive and corrupting movements that were once used for good. (Feminism, Social Justice, #BLM, etc.)
I also take issue with writers, artists, and movie makers using diversity to cover up bad writing.

These people include, but are not limited to those who block others (including myself) who disagree with their view points and try to have a logical discussion about them, people who hide behind double standards, attempt to ruin your life if you disagree with them, those who thrive on creating discord and division for their own gain, doing the exact opposite of what the equal rights movements intended, and so on.

My question to you and all of my readers is how does knowing who I support help me or you? Has Trek Against Trump improved your view of Star Trek?

Did the controversy surrounding Ghostbusters improve the movie profits?

Does any of the Hillary protestors enriched your life?

Has the actions of groups like BLM or Al Sharpton helped to bridge the gap with police or help equality?

Has any of it helped?

I’m not trying to be a jerk, I’m asking seriously because from my perspective, the answer to each is ‘no.’

So then how would it improve my stories or my credibility by taking a side or proclaiming my love for one candidate or one side over the other?

The answer is it doesn’t. To quote a great Episode of Star Trek:

 

“All you have to do is read my books, what I am is pretty much there.”

-Mark Twain (Star Trek TNG: Times Arrow Pt.2)

By coming out and boosting for politics one way or another, I alienate part of my audience just as others have alienated theirs. In this day and age where everything is so divided, politics is a game where no one wins, so I do not play.

I actually wanted to join with the black lives matter crowd as several of my friends had… however upon doing research, I couldn’t in good conscience. So I basically asked other people who supported the movement to provide me with some proof that the killings of Brown or Garner were racially motivated and if they were able to, I’d join. The responses I got ranged from a smug superiority; ‘Look, I’m not going to get into a debate over my view.’ to hyperbole ‘Shut up, racist. It must be nice to have your white privilege.’ (I’m actually Irish Catholic and have experienced bias and hatred, and know that my ancestors weren’t treated much better than freed slaves… but okay…)

Another time, I tried to speak to someone about gun control and the difference between a right and a privilege (keeping in mind that I really didn’t get into my own feelings on guns.) The response I got was less than flattering…

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(I’m really starting to think that political activism over a certain age on either side has a side-effect of mental illness.)
In any case wishing death upon someone’s family whose only crime is disagreeing with you in a debate is where I draw the line… Especially from a fellow writer.

Occasionally, I will call out the wrongdoings of a person or group of people who either misuse social issues or pervert the causes they claim to represent for their own gain because I have no time or tolerance for societal leaches and I feel like I’m doing at least some small service by pointing out when such things occur.

In terms of the election, I do have my leanings, and should I choose to vote, I’ll vote my heart and values for what I think is best for my country. That’s all anyone can do. As for the rest of it…

I’m not a feminist, a social justice warrior, I don’t go to rallies for any group of people, and I can rarely be found in a church. I’m a humanist. I don’t think giving one group of people an advantage over another because of mistakes of the past solves a thing. We’re all equal, we should all be viewed as equal and equally capable of greatness and that’s all there is to it.

I hope this helps, because that is about as far into this as I intend to get. I’m not into activism or preaching. I just write and sometimes people read my work and enjoy what I say. I can’t change people’s political view, after seeing how ingrained they are, nor should I ever have tried.

Readers, what do you think? Do you think knowing a writers ideology/religious or political stance/baises helps when you read their work? Do you care? Let me know in the comments.




Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.
jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com
I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

You can also add me on Twitter!

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim