Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Changing the Culture

THE ONLY thing which will rescue America is to re-embrace the concept of America. This starts with renewing American culture—with promoting the idea of unique American culture which has been lost in a mad rush toward unthinking irrelevant Globalism which posits all cultures no matter how backward or barbaric as equal to the achievements of Western civilization. America is one of those achievements.

To do my part I’m working to re-introduce the concept of American literature. I’ve been doing this at another blog,

www.americanpoplit.blogspot.com

(See the All-Time American Writer Tournament there.)

My next objective is to renew the American short story, which lost its way several decades ago when it left the vigorous stories of the past to fall into a morass of elitist solipsistic navel-gazing overcrafted literary junk.

My first shot? The new ebook, Ten Pop Stories, now on sale at Amazon’s Kindle Store, (www.amazon.com) and as a Nook Book at Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com). The ebook contains entertaining American fiction. It’s ridiculously affordable. Purchase your copy now!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lauren Collins Cries Islamophobia

There's a rather biased article in the July 4th, 2011 issue of The New Yorker magazine titled "England My England" in which Lauren Collins or her editors freely throws the "Islamophobia" word around.


Consider this. When you express an opinion which Lauren Collins and her editors disagree with, you're phobic. You have a mental illness. This is their viewpoint. (So much for The New Yorker magazine's commitment to free speech.)


The essay by Lauren Collins is about the effort by working class folks in Britain to retain their nation's cultural identity.


Cultural identity isn't an issue that Lauren Collins herself has ever had to personally deal with. She has existed her entire life within the safe bubble of privilege. Graduate of Princeton University, the Lauren Collins career has taken place within the upper levels of Manhattan magazine publishing. She works with and no doubt socializes with other high social caste persons exclusively like herself.


Lauren Collins grew up in the restricted enclave of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A quick check of demographic information about Wrightsville Beach reveals the population there to be 99.1% white. There are no black residents. Not one. There are 23 Hispanics. Anyone care to bet how many of the 23 Hispanics are employed as domestic help?


Is Lauren Collins of New York City and Wrightsville Beach, Vogue and The New Yorker, in a position to be lecturing anybody about "Islamophobia," or cultural issues in general?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More John Bolton

Here's Bolton telling an anecdote about George Washington. What's striking about him is his genuineness. He believes what he says. He's not a politician-- and he's clear-eyed about what America is about.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

John Bolton in Philadelphia




WHILE Presidential candidate Herman Cain was walking around with security at Philadelphia's Independence Day Tea Party rally, arguing with Ron Paul people, and giving an energetic-if-demagogic speech, I spotted former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton standing by himself behind the stage. Bolton was refreshingly humble, chatting with those who recognized him and posing for photographs. He's not a large man as one might think, and is also soft-spoken, so he was overlooked amid the fire and brimstone.