Red Pill or Blue?
The media is currently either throwing a tantrum or engaged in a celebration over the former president’s arraignment.
If you are like me and are focused on living in ‘your world’ and not in ‘this world of corruption, violence, and craziness, ’ you must find a way to detach.
I lead a writer’s group in my hometown. I was asked why I write. The answer is simple. I like my world and characters more than those who seek to control us through emotional triggers and corrupt media who will print or say anything for clicks.
Journalism is dead and buried. Whoever owns the most media controls the world.
I was disappointed when Stephen King weighed into the fray, tweeting, ‘Lock him up.’
Does Stephen have privileged information that we don’t have? Is he friends with the DA? Maybe he lives in the white house and tells Biden what to say. That would explain the twisted way the country is currently being run.
As authors, the public, ‘our audience’ shouldn’t know which way we lean politically. They should be totally clueless if we are pro-life or pro-choice.
They should know what kinds of stories you create, what you have done in the past, and your current WIP.
I cringe when I see want-to-be best sellers go off the deep end, regurgitating the talking points of the left or right-wing media.
It matters not who you vote for or which way you tilt. You should know that what you believe to be true is probably not the entire story. The media is incredibly Stalinist, and today’s youth think socialism can work if you just do it correctly. That is akin to being ‘kind of pregnant.’ They either didn’t study history, or it wasn’t taught.
You have heard the phrase to live or die by the sword…Well, my friends, the media lives or dies by the lies they create.
I will get more clicks if I add the word black or white to describe a person. I will do it. Pissing people off is the way to get more readers. Pissing people off also foments racism and violence by dehumanizing an entire race for what; clicks? Who cares if someone gets hurt or is pushed in front of a subway because they are a different color? You got more clicks! People are irresponsible when it comes to the media.
I genuinely believe we are living in the matrix.
Six people are killed in Tennessee. The president jokes about Jenny’s chocolate chip Ice Cream before giving a predictable speech about gun control. Others pray for the trans person and not the people she killed. OMG, I misgendered the murderer! Who cares! Three nine-year-old children were shot to death, and three 61-year-old people were also killed. What the hell is wrong with people worried about the shooter’s pronouns?
Be respectable, and I will respect your right to identify as a toaster if you are an adult and that is what you want to do. Be an asshole like that, turd, nope. Not going to dignify her in any way. She can rot in hell.
The answers to violence in the world are painfully obvious, but…the lobbyist purchased the elected officials to lie to you and me. From the NRA to the teacher’s unions to the gaming industry, it’s about money. Money and power trump the taxpayers every time.
Mental health is the problem!
If you are young and seeking a vocation, become a mental health expert. The world, not just this country but the world, is in crisis. I totally believe that video games are the gateway to insanity. That and mind-altering drugs.
Hollywood is not excused; they are culpable too.
Those with the loudest voices live in gated communities and have never entered a Walmart. Tell me, how much $16 a pint of ice cream is in your freezer?
I don’t listen to opinion shows. Again, they don’t live in our world.
I live in our world but can escape, and so can you.
While I create the worlds, the characters, and the situations, you can come into my world by reading my latest novel ‘Earth’s Last Hope.’
Everything you would ever want in a novel, from aliens, affairs, sex with the president, and I destroy this world before I give you a happy ending. Each page is rich with the story, so don’t skip to the end; it won’t make sense. Start at the beginning and simply enjoy it.
Don’t start it late, or you will be up all night. You will love the character as the pages turn, and the science fiction is not hard science fiction.
Trigger Warning: If two ladies loving each other bothers you, this story might not be for you.
Give it a review! Reviews are critical to the process of success for authors. My e-mail address is in the book so, write to me if you have any comments.