Call a Hellhole a Hellhole

Posted January 18, 2018 By John C Wright

This column is straight from the horse’s mouth. It is the must-read for this month, maybe for this year:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

By Karin McQuillan

Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”

In plain English: s— is everywhere.  People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water.  He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water.  Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral.  The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

I have seen.  I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.

Senegal was not a hellhole.  Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures’ terms.  But they are not our terms.  The excrement is the least of it.  Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.
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Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 33, The Last Immortal

Posted January 17, 2018 By John C Wright

Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 33, The Last Immortal, is now posted on Patreon.

Episode 33 The Last Immortal

In this exciting episode, Colonel Lost discovers the reason for his advent into the year A.D. Two Hundred Million. Will he accept the dreadful burden?

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Wake Up, People! It is Time to Sleep!

Posted January 16, 2018 By John C Wright

It is time to give our guns to Literally Hitler
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Reviewer Praise for COUNT TO INFINITY

Posted January 15, 2018 By John C Wright

Here is a review for  COUNT TO INFINITY. the final book in my Eschaton Sequence by our own Deiseach:

Astounding, epic, mind-blowing SF that finally completes the entire arc of the series and tells us the reason behind all the machinations and plots and the galactic/super-galactic/universal drive to bind all thinking entities into one giant mind.

The individual stories of Rainia, Menelaus and Ximen also are developed and come to a completion (I won’t say ‘ending’). I found the resolution of their conflict satisfying. Menelaus himself does change and mature, while remaining in spirit the same person he was – but he becomes wiser, even if he doesn’t understand how it happens.

The sheer vastness of space and time in this last novel of the entire sequence actually works well to simplify things; because events take place over billions of years, it slows down the action and permits you time to digest what you are reading and what is going on. In some of the earlier novels, things got a bit hectic because over the relatively shorter time schemes (centuries and millennia), an awful lot of activity had to go on, and it was easy to get lost on where you were, what was happening, and which new race was now in the ascendant. This last novel strips a lot of that away; now we are dealing with the (literal) galactic minds and the small-scale individual races are like cells in a human body.

I would recommend this. Enough invention and sheer breadth of scale to inspire several novels of its own, and a fine conclusion to the start, where all the things Menelaus swore to accomplish, in his rash and ignorant youth, actually do get accomplished – if not quite as he expected or planned them to happen.

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Origami by Ping-Ping

Posted January 14, 2018 By John C Wright

Jagi, here.
Our daughter opened an Etsy store today. She makes origami flowers and cards (not yet shown).  She has some lovely things, should anyone need ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Origami by Ping-Ping

   

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Progress Report

Posted January 13, 2018 By John C Wright

Well, congratulate me, friends. I made my writing quota this week: 10,000 words. This brings NOWHITHER up to 50,000. Another fortnight or so of writing, and I should have the first draft ready to send to the publisher.

Ilya has just found out that his father was blamed for the invasion of Earth and for California sinking into the sea (due to an extra-dimensional Eskimo warlock’s battle-curse); Penelope is likewise missing, thought to be under arrest by her mermaid sisters, since allegedly the Mad Scientist, Achitophel Dreadful, was a Soul-Extraction Lama from the dead aeon of Pha, and a traitor to the Wisecraft. Meanwhile, Foster Hidden and Abby the tween girl ninja-gypsy is missing.

I now see how full-time writers can put out a novel a month. Four weeks of twenty thousand words a day of copy will get you a first draft of a short novel in twenty or twenty-five days. And that is without working on the Sabbath.

I will be returning to posting regular columns of ‘The Last Crusade’ and my long-languishing Conan reviews to Castalia House in the near future.

I have to write a number of episodes of LOST ON THE LAST CONTINENT post-haste to be able to post them each Wednesday. Colonel Lost is about to meet the Eien, Last Immortal of the Fourth Men, a race called the Rephaim, by the vulgar called the Phantoms.

 

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Life is Full of Tough Choices

Posted January 12, 2018 By John C Wright

I would like to keep writing weekly ‘Last Crusade’ columns, and also my Conan review column over at the Castalia House blog, but I am deep within the throes of creative labor trying to write 2000 words of publishable text per day for NOWHITHER, the sequel to SOMEWHITHER.

Do my readers have a preference? As friends, advise me. Should I slow the work on NOWHITHER and let these other tasks take away one day a week of available writing time?

 

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The Announcement of Announcements

Posted January 11, 2018 By John C Wright

Other writers receive congratulations for winning statuettes as awards. Mrs. Wright and I have an even deeper cause for congratulation, and an even finer award. Two of our fans, who then became friends, have now become a couple. After professing his undying love, the young man plighted his troth to the young lady.

How many writers cause wedding engagements? Study with starry eyes the photos above and below of the moment after the engagement. She said yes.  Read the remainder of this entry »

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Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 32, Truce and Dementia

Posted January 10, 2018 By John C Wright

Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 32, Truce and Dementia, is now posted on Patreon.

Episode 32 Truce and Dementia

In this exciting episode, Colonel Lost risks his life on two propositions: the brotherhood of man, and the impossibility of coincidences. 

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Flakes, Snowflakes, Escaping Atheism

Posted January 10, 2018 By John C Wright

Escaping Atheism to discuss the Snowflakery of modern Atheists, who cannot tolerate to share a world with Christians, lest we challenge their house-of-cards world view, cause sudden thought, and provoke a brain aneurysm.

Atheists of old could hold their booze, hold a conversation, and hold their own in debate, at least on some points. Modern Atheists? Not so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ffJ2EMew4

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