Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 07, Falls of Death

Posted July 19, 2017 By John C Wright

Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 07, Falls of Death, is now posted on Patreon.

Episode 07 Falls of Death

In this exciting episode, Colonel Lost is trapped between gargantuan foes, a flying saucer firing squad, a smoldering volcano, a sheer cliff, a ranging torrent, betrayal and death.  

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Quote of the Day

Posted July 18, 2017 By John C Wright

A quote from Providence College English Professor Anthony Esolen, a conservative and staunch defender of free speech and academic inquiry in the face of leftist totalitarianism. The passage is from his book Out of Ashes:

The colleges are thus committed to a moral inversion. High and noble virtues, especially those that require moral courage, are mocked: gallantry in wartime, sexual purity, scrupulous honesty and plain dealing, piety, and the willingness to subject your thoughts, experiences, and most treasured beliefs to the searching scrutiny of reason. What is valued then? Debauchery, perversion, contempt for your supposedly benighted ancestors, lazy agnosticism, easy and costless pacifism, political maneuvering, and an enforcement of a new orthodoxy that in denying rational analysis seeks to render itself immune to criticism. You sink yourself in debt to discover that your sons and daughters have been severed from their faith, their morals, and their reason. Whorehouses and mental wards would be much cheaper. They might well be healthier, too.
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Nowhither Now Here! As an AMAZING FRONTIER!

Posted July 18, 2017 By John C Wright

Fans take note! You have clamored for the next installment of Ilya Muromets, immortal boy maniac, in his amazing, blood-soaked, magical, mystical and madcap adventures in his one-teen crusade against the sinister multidimensional empire of Evil Astrologers from the Darkest Tower!

And how many books even have a sinister multidimensional empire of Evil Astrologers? Not to mention a magic sword, a masked ninja-girl with the gift of tongues, an invisible friend, a headless giant, a grumpy prophet, and a buxom mermaid?

Your wish has been heard!

A special deal made with Castalia House and Amazing Frontiers Magazine allows Amazing Frontiers to publish in serial form the first half of the as-yet unpublished but long-anticipated sequel to SOMEWHITHER!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WXMZ3V?tag=lampwright-20

 

Astounding Frontiers is a new pulp magazine from the minds at Superversive Press that will transport you to far off worlds of adventure!

In our inaugural issue we have stories and serials from Dragon Award winners and nominees and many other great authors.

We have stories from Dragon Award Nominee Declan Finn, Patrick S. Baker, Lou Antonelli, Erin Lale and astrophysicist Sarah Salviander.

We have the first installments of three serials. Nowither, the follow up to John C. Wrights Dragon award winning Somewhither; Galactic Outlaws, from Dragon Award winner Nick Cole; and Jason Anaspach and a rollicking adventure from Ben Wheeler called In the Seraglio of the Sheik of Mars.

Please join us in travelling to Astounding Frontiers!

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Antediluvian Vegetarianism Poll

Posted July 17, 2017 By John C Wright

I am conducting an unscientific and informal poll. Any Christians or Jews in the audience, or anyone who knows a Christian or a Jews, is invited to answer.

Some Christians or Jews think that the passage in Genesis where God gives Noah permission to eat meat implies that those who lived before the flood were or should have been vegetarians.

Others think that those who lived before the flood were not forbidden to eat meat, and also not forbidden to eat animal living or drank their blood, but that the practice of eating live animals or of drinking blood was explicitly forbidden after Noah, and the eating of meat explicitly allowed.

For the purposes of this poll, I am lumping those who think antediluvians could not eat meat (were biologically incapable of it) and those who think antediluvians could eat meat but were forbidden by God to do so, as one and the same.

My question is this: how many Christians do you know who believe that the antediluvians were or should have been vegetarians? All? Most? Few? None?

Is this a majority, mainstream, widespread Christian belief, or is it an minority, rare, not-widespread Christian belief?

Let me emphasize that I am not asking you to argue for or against either proposition. This is a poll, not a theology quiz. Please, please do not tell me your opinion on which interpretation of Genesis you think is correct. I do not care about that.

I am trying to find out whether either interpretation is widespread or not widespread among Christians and Jews. I am NOT trying to find out whether the belief that antediluvian men were or were not vegetarians is or is not the correct interpretation of Genesis.

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Milo Quote of the Day

Posted July 17, 2017 By John C Wright

The unsinkable Milo Yiannopoulos, the only public figure bold enough and fabulous enough to proclaim unapologetically the Roman Catholic Church is right about everything (and she is) likewise speaks truth to peevish in his book, DANGEROUS.

For example:

Instead of asking themselves why they lost people’s trust, the media instead asked why the people had lost trust in them. A subtle, but important difference.

Awesome.

I will post a fawning, unctuous, and slavishly flattering review once I am done reading it. In the meantime, please pray for his wounded soul to find a way to escape the snare of his pathetic sodomite lifestyle. We want him to wed some fabulous black woman and have a dozen Catholic children. Outbreeding the SJWs is one of our main tactics.

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Dr. Who is Not

Posted July 17, 2017 By John C Wright

I read that the 13th Doctor is slated to be female.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40624288

Well, I have had enough. In the last few years, Thor is a girl, Wolverine is a girl, Hawkeye is a girl, Vision is a girl, Hulk is a girl, Iron Man is a girl, The Question is a girl, M from James Bond is a girl and the Ancient One from Dr Strange is a girl.

These are not merely female sidekicks or variations, as when Batgirl or Supergirl dons a costume to help out an established male character. These are replacements for the male meant to erase the masculinity from the name brand. These are heroines meant to erase the hero, and shove him down the memory hole. They are to literature what politically correct Newspeak is to vocabulary: a false-to-facts symbol or emblem.

The replacement of male with female is meant to erase femininity. In point of fact, and no matter what anyone thinks or wishes, readers and viewers have a different emotional relationship to female characters as male. This does not mean, obviously, that females cannot be protagonists or cannot be leaders. It means mothers cannot be fathers and queens cannot be kings.

It means if you want a female Norse warrior goddess, go get Lady Sif or Valkyrie, and leave Thor alone. It means if you want female Time Lady from Gallifrey, go make a spin off show starring Romana or Susan or The Rani, and leave The Doctor alone.

I have been a fan of Dr Who since age seven, when Tom Baker was the Doctor. I have tolerated years of public service announcements in favor of sexual deviance that pepper the show. But this is too much to tolerate.

The BBC has finally done what The Master, the Daleks and the Cybermen have failed to do. They killed off the Doctor.

Dr. Who is dead to me.

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Last Crusade: Unearned Laurels

Posted July 16, 2017 By John C Wright

In a previous column (here) we discussed how, if one were the Devil’s Advocate, one would dress up the Devil’s case to have the best chance of fooling the gullible.

The first argument advancing the Devil’s cause is to say he does not exist. This allows politics rather than religion to be the center of all debate about how to save mankind. It allows the Devil’s cause, which is fundamentally religious in psychology and motive, to dress itself up as a political movement. All opposition hence limits itself to political debates, hence all opposition heretofore has been ineffective.

In another previous column (here) we discussed the second deception advocated by the Devil’s Advocate. Since all questions of human salvation are now political, the only allowed method of solving problems is secular, that is, scientific.

The second lie promoted by the Devil’s Advocate is to declare any question of morals or theology to be a scientific one, and then to declare that the debate is over, and expert opinion has reached a consensus.

You see, the Devil wants to have a Church equal and opposite to the Catholic Church. He wants to have an Antipope who can call an end to debate by saying something like: “The matter is settled. Rome has spoken.”

This led to a discussion of the history of Junk Science and how it leads to dishonesty, anomie, decivilization, corruption, and ultimately to death (see here).

The history of Junk Science culminates in the modern day, where Bill Nye the Science Guy (actually, a mechanical engineer.

He knows less science than your average science fiction writer) proffers rap videos promoting sexual freakshow deviancy for which names have not been invented yet, and patently false claims about human biology. Forgive me if I fail to link to it.

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The Demeanor of the Warmalarmer Witness

Posted July 13, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader asked me to justify my skepticism toward such well informed experts as NASA and NOAA and Scientific American magazine on the question of catastrophic manmade global warming, and, of course, the United Nations IPCC, whereby I dismiss their data and declare the matter to be a hoax.

Let us review a crucial bit of evidence first. This is the head of the Sierra Club, which is perhaps the foremost and most well respected conservationist group on the planet. If anyone can be expected to know the facts of the matter, it is he. This is not some surprise interview by a reporter popped through the mail slot, but prepared remarks and cross examination in Congressional subcommittee hearing.

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To the People of the State of New York

Posted July 12, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous sends the following and asks me to publish it.

Your Father Is a Hamster and Your Mother Smells of Elderberries!

By Publius Jr.

Friends, Americans, Countrymen, lend me your ears! Caesar is an SJW! He is a cuck! He is a homophobe and an islamophobe! He is a virtue-signaling Churchian!

Recently much has been said on the topic of rhetoric and dialectic. A hundred years ago, any educated man would have known the definition of these terms. Unfortunately, our modern schools no longer properly educate, so to many, these terms are mysterious.

Let us speak plainly, shall we? When we say rhetoric vs. dialectic, we mean propaganda vs. reason.

Reason uses logic to explain the steps of an issue. A=B and B=C, therefore A=C.

Propaganda uses something other than reason: threats, persuasion, appeal to the passions, name calling, false logic (Argument by authority is the strongest type of argument, as many eminent people will attest.)

Now, I ask you:

Who uses reason?

Is it a man speaking with his equals?

Who uses reason?

People who have faith in the intelligence of their audience?

Who uses reason?

One who desires the truth?

And then I ask you again:

Who uses propaganda?

Politicians trying to fool the masses?

Who uses propaganda?

Businesses trying to hook a sucker?

Who uses propaganda?

Cowards trying to avoid the holes in their arguments?

And now I ask you again:

Who is persuaded by reason?

Is it an intelligent man, who listens carefully and draws a wise conclusion?

Who is persuaded by reason?

 Is it a wise man, who checks his facts?

Who is persuaded by reason?

Is it one equal listening to another?

Now, finally, I ask you one more time:

Who is persuaded by propaganda?

Think about that next time you poise your fingers above the keys to comment on the Internet.

 

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Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 06, River of Fire

Posted July 12, 2017 By John C Wright

Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 06, River of Fire, is now posted on Patreon.

Episode 06 River of Fire

In this exciting episode, Colonel Lost is outflanked by foes and driven toward the encampment of the Eighth Men. He rashly wagers all on the instincts of a new-found simian friend, and rushes toward a volcano cone, a forest fire, and seemingly certain death. Is his faith foolhardy?  

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