One of the first things I check when I get up on Monday morning is Ace’s Sunday morning book thread. I get all sorts of great recommendations from it and my “still to read” pile on my desk looks like an unstable office tower as a result. Ace almost went off the reservation a month ago when he threatened to mentally implode over the Trumpening, but he seems to have recovered and is close to being back at his very best.
Anyhoo, in his most recent book thread write-up he posted details of a Penguin publishing competition to find new diverse authors, (where have we heard that before – Ed), who write for the young adult market. The prize is a publishing contract and all the usual goodies that make would-be writers willing to sell their souls to pagan cannibals just for the chance of having a sniff at the win.
However, it is the competition details that caught Ace’s eye, and thus my own:
Open to people of color (or those who self-identify as other than white) who are residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possessions, aged 18 and older.
My oh my. This is heartening for me to see. The Marxist rot has fully penetrated one of the icons of the publishing world. This means that we will quickly see new releases following the official progressive line. In other words, they will be giant turds wrapped in book covers. This is brilliant news for writers like me. The more the mainstream publishers put out crap the more likely it is that readers will gravitate to find good books elsewhere.
Speaking of good books, my next release is more or less on track to come out within roughly a month. The cover design is coming together nicely and I’m going through the final process of weeding out the bits that I don’t like. Then it will have to be proof-read by a couple of trusted souls.
Courtesy of Maggie’s Farm I came across this wonderful quote today as well:
“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
Self-identifying as a different race is a glorious example of what Dalrymple is talking about. This is an exciting time to be alive, for each of us have the opportunity to stand against these evil forces and refuse to submit to their obvious lies. Every time you reject them you grow that little bit stronger. And those that do not have the courage, those who are cowardly and craven, these people and organizations merely weaken themselves and allow the good and the strong to profit at their miserable expense. Just like Penguin publishing.
One man who has suffered at the hands of progressives and come through to tell the tale is Pax Dickinson. In this interview he details how it effected his life and how he turned professional banishment and disgrace into a life changing opportunity.
Ultimately being blacklisted and fired is the best thing that ever happened to me, due to the high-profile nature I was able to use it somewhat to my advantage. I’ve met so many amazing people because of what happened to me and while it did close a lot of doors for me, it opened some others and the ones it opened are far more interesting anyway.
This is exactly the same process that happened to me that I detail in my book; finding opportunity in moments of despair. The progressive left wanted Pax to slink off and die, but instead he has come back even stronger. Stuff to warm your heart’s dark cockles.