No, Do Not “Let the Past Die”

As those who follow me on Twitter and have watched my recent periscope know, I have a great many problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, pretty much every criticism worth making has been voiced by others, and I unfortunately don’t have time for a full-length review; however, I had to comment on oneContinue reading “No, Do Not “Let the Past Die””

Some Personal Thoughts on Self-Censorship

Jon Del Arroz is really hitting it out of the park this week (pun intended). His recent article on the national anthem controversy and baseball has really blown up, and he’s been receiving a lot of hate for it. Check out a Best Of compilation of those comments over on his site. I’d like toContinue reading “Some Personal Thoughts on Self-Censorship”

No One Expects the SFWA Inquisition

There was a special Geek Gab episode today, and a bit of a different one, as it dealt with politics–albeit those within the science fiction and fantasy publishing world. Jon Del Arroz talks with Daddy Warpig on the attacks he has faced by SFWA and its SJW allies. This is an important watch for anyContinue reading “No One Expects the SFWA Inquisition”

The Failure of Conservatives to Conserve Culture

“What have Conservatives actually managed to conserve?” is something I’ve heard a lot recently from people in right-wing circles (alt-lite as well as alt-right.) The basic point being made here is that despite their apparent best efforts, Western society has been sliding leftward, away from the values Conservatives espoused. A large part of this isContinue reading “The Failure of Conservatives to Conserve Culture”

Writer’s Ramble: On Ungrateful Creators

A few days ago, I came across an article that talked about a pair of fairly successful actresses who have not only attacked President Trump and his supporters, but have gone so far as to say that they don’t want Trump supporters as fans or supporters of work period. I hate these people. It’s aContinue reading “Writer’s Ramble: On Ungrateful Creators”

Jews, Acknowledge Your True Enemy

“וּבְמָקוֹם שֶׁאֵין אֲנָשִׁים, הִשְׁתַּדֵּל לִהְיוֹת אִישׁ” “In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” Pirkei Avot 2:5   This is something I’ve been meaning to talk about in detail for some time now, but things have been busy, and I wanted to do the topic justice. While I do intendContinue reading “Jews, Acknowledge Your True Enemy”

Diversitygate, One Year Later

Well, time certainly does fly. I still remember when this first took place a year ago. Bre’s video has a full recounting of what took place as well as its aftermath, but I’ll quickly summarize here. Bre Faucheux, then a book reviewer on YouTube as well as an indie author, made a video calling outContinue reading “Diversitygate, One Year Later”

New Release: Crosscurrents: Navigating The Turbulent Politics Of The Right During The Horthy Era In Hungary, 1920-1944

Surprise! I’ve got something new out, albeit something very different from my debut novel and from most of what I intend to publish in the future. No, today I announce the publication of my Master’s thesis, Crosscurrents: Navigating The Turbulent Politics Of The Right During The Horthy Era In Hungary, 1920-1944. I’m not going toContinue reading “New Release: Crosscurrents: Navigating The Turbulent Politics Of The Right During The Horthy Era In Hungary, 1920-1944”

On Dragon Awards Drama, and Author-Reader Relations

Once again, I find myself compelled to make a quick, off-the-cuff post despite having a number of other things I would rather–and should be–doing. This wasn’t the most productive week for me, in part due to non-writing obligations, but that doesn’t lessen the workload. (And, I recently learned that I finally have a confirmed dateContinue reading “On Dragon Awards Drama, and Author-Reader Relations”

History Repeating Itself: Tish’a B’Av Today.

(Disclaimer: This touches on both political and religious issues. As I’ve said in the past, posts like this will by no means be a regular feature here, as I would much rather focus on my writings, but there are things that need to be said, and when I deem it necessary, I will say it.)Continue reading “History Repeating Itself: Tish’a B’Av Today.”