Longhouse, Short Tales

Reviewing fringe right cultural content, I understand the limitations of what will come out of the self-publishing or super niche, indie publishing space. It will be weird or outside the mainstream and the best stuff will capture a mood or a vibe that is undeniable, enjoyable and takes the reader away. A slight problem people…

Negative Econ Vibes

The initial second quarter GDP estimate dropped. For economic news consumers, the back to back negative quarters signaled a recession has begun. Just prior to its release, the White House began a quick top-down campaign to redefine a word (recession) to help their messaging. Media figures took their cue from the White House and quickly…

When Reality Is Horror

The lament on the right is that we do not control institutions and do not create cultural products. Where are the right wing artists? People complain about it. Few do anything about it. The Passage Prize crew had a competition and released their collection for $400. We’re talking about cultural products that are accessible and…

To Understand Ukraine, Read 85 Days In Slavyansk

The Current Thing is the war in Ukraine. Maybe not the most current thing pending Roe v. Wade, but the full force of propaganda is an ongoing pressure campaign. One of the features of this propaganda campaign is that nothing happened in Ukraine until Putin decided to invade. Quick online searches reveal what a fraud…

“Post-“, Post-American Lit

What is it to be American? What is America? America did not have such a hard time envisioning this a generation ago. In the wreckage of legislation and the machinations of big actors, we deal with these questions daily. Start a publishing house with a very limited readership and detail the efforts by billionaires, activists…

No Masculine Pivot

War makes things real. It cuts at the joints. Ukraine will not allow men aged 18-60 to flee the country. Defense of the homeland calls. Transwomen are now considered male and must stay behind and fight. A transman decided to femme up to pass as a woman again to flee fighting. Zelensky enjoys a publicity…

The Meh Olympics

On Sunday, the Winter Olympics came to a close. Most of America shrugged. Ratings were significantly down from 2018, reaching all time lows some nights. There was drama, top tier athleticism and majestic sights, but it did not click with audiences. The Olympics are a fantastic international event showcasing the best of the best. Americans…

Trump’s Vaccine Politics

Former President Trump recently made statements encouraging people to get vaccinated. He followed this up with another endorsement of vaccines in an interview with Candace Owens. Some supporters expressed anger and frustration with the statements. Like all facets of 21st Century America, the vaccine is political and his hardcore base is upset that their former…

Driving Through The Memory Hole

Events in the coronapocalypse get scrubbed and in extreme cases memory holed. The mask flip flop is a major one. The declarations that the flu was a more dangerous risk is another. It is a marvel to watch in real time. This week Americans watched as a horrific, BLM related massacre was memory holed in…

A Nation of Domestic Terrorists

The security state has identified the newest terror threat to America. The Department of Justice has announced it shall investigate anti-CRT parents as domestic terrorists. This kicked off outrage and one US Senator has demanded answers. Will there be any action from GOP governors is an important question yet to be answered. Welcome to the…