But Why Do You Defend THAT Person? Aren’t You Angry About How They…

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This is a follow up to my viral blog about our movement, from last week.

We’re at war.  There is a side that’s in lockstep. They don’t care how offensive any of them treat us. They don’t care how crazy they go in the defense of the cause. They are the Borg.

They’ve made whole industries of assimilating and bringing their collectivism to a point where if you’re not in 100% agreement with the outrage of the moment, you will be destroyed. It happens everywhere. Every time.

And yet when someone who’s not in lockstep as an artist steps out of line, maybe says something a little controversial, doesn’t phrase things the best, were taken completely out of context, whatever, they send their full collective media to destroy that person. It’s a law of nature. And it’s effective. They dominate the conversation about that person until the collective consciousness only remembers one thing: “that person is bad. we must never allow them to work again.”

You’ll note I have a track record of being extremely consistent on one important thing: I always stand up for the individual artist in entertainment who’s up against the SJW Borg cube of information destruction. I don’t care if that person is extreme right, if they’re a centrist, or even if they’re likely a leftist. The reason is, the independent voice needs to be heard in a free society. We need to be able to, as artists, create work without fear of some monolithic destruction of our livelihoods and families because we spoke out with different political views.

And it’s always about the political views. It’s never about the person, even though the media works overdrive to frame it that way. But why don’t I care about this person being a “terrible human being?” Let’s go down the checklist of what “terrible human beings” do and ask if in any of the instances the person destroyed over politics in entertainment did the following:

Did the person rape?

Did the person murder?

Is the person a pedophile?

Is the person a human trafficker?

Did the person sell hard drugs repeatedly and destroy others lives?

Did the person say something mean on Twitter?

Notice how one doesn’t match the others at all in the “standards” used for what a terrible human being is? How one on that list is not a crime but the others are? And yet it’s used repeatedly as a standard to completely shun someone like a scarlet letter.

If you are an entertainer and you’re writing or saying millions of words, you’re going to say something that’s offensive to someone. It’s going to happen. It doesn’t matter. Not a single person can be that polished to NEVER say anything offensive. Not a single person out there who uses twitter regularly without a handler doing it can ever NOT get mad and say something a little over the line. I really don’t care.

We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. There’s not one perfect human out there, not on our side, not on their side, not in the middle. We live in an absurd time where we can view every other person’s private thoughts, actions, etc. in real time, something never done before. And the media has tricked us into when, someone center-right says something, that we must immediately completely detach and destroy. It’s a scam meant to hold our movement down, nothing more. They have billions and trillions of entertainment dollars at stake, and they don’t want to risk losing even a small segment of the market to anyone on our side. That is what this is about.

And so I’ll stick up for the artist vs. the corporation. The artist vs. the convention. The artist vs. the establishment media. That’s the right thing to do. That’s what individualism is all about. The corporate demands we all assimilate or be destroyed. The line must be drawn here, this far, and no further.

If you want to support independent art, try my new book The Stars Entwined. While it evokes the feelings of classic sci-fi like Babylon 5, Star Trek, or Lois Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga in readers, it would never get published by an establishment publisher all because of my identity. Support real independent art here. 

 

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What We Can Learn From Roseanne’s Handling of SJW Attacks

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Watching what happened to Roseanne yesterday was incredible. One tweet mocking an appointed official — a single person mind you — and her job was gone, her reruns pulled from other networks, her agent dropped her as a client.The entire weight of hollywood and the media came on her to trash her and act like she was worse than an MS-13 murderer over a couple of angry words.  It all happened so fast and so hard it looked like this had been coordinated and planned for some time.

Her first mistake was apologizing. Once she was on record as agreeing to having done “bad” — by which we’ll define as insulting someone in a tweet who isn’t allowed to be insulted because of politics — the sharks decided to come out to play. SJWs are never interested in apologies or righting situations. There’s no good faith disagreement where they believe people can have arguments and move past it. They only want to completely and utterly destroy people over identity politics.

So they proceeded to do so. Roseanne had a lot of pressure immediately.  She posted about quitting twitter, the first sign she wasn’t able to handle this immense negative pressure. She’s an old lady after all, not a culture warrior. She’s never faced this kind of scrutiny before coming out for Trump. This is the kind of pressure I’ve faced for months when SJWs targeted me as a lower-level entertainer, with banning, trying to dox my kids, sending a creepy package to my house. This kind of pressure I faced for standing up for myself over their identity politics was designed to break me the way they did Roseanne yesterday.

Eventually she returned to twitter, with a bunch of angry retweets. But she posted some bizarre things too. And I don’t mean attacking the SJWs for their hypocrisy. I wish she’d come out a little harder and nailed them to the wall. After all, ABC hires Joy Behar who calls Christians “mentally ill”, and Keith Olbermann who’s said all sorts of crazy offensive things toward conservatives. The double standard is incredibly clear.

But she posted “don’t defend me,” ‘don’t boycott ABC” (The latter is now deleted).  Even while retweeting, a passive aggressive move, she wouldn’t stand up for herself and for the complete wrong in tne way the industry treated her.

When SJWs attack, again, there’s no getting back in good graces. SJW author John Scalzi wrote a blog about it this last month about how, according to him, it should take 10+ years to even consider allowing someone back into the fold once they’ve crossed the SJW cultural line. However, that won’t even happen in reality. Once you’re a target, you’re shunned for life. 10+ years is meant to make everyone forget about you and your entire existence, to make you irrelevant in culture, which is why he suggests that.

We don’t have to take that anymore.

It’s really hard. It requires a lot of stamina and when the attacks come in on this extreme a level, it can break a person down. We see Roseanne going through the stages of grief already:

  1. Shock – Quitting twitter immediately. Can’t handle it
  2. Denial – Don’t blame ABC! Don’t defend her! Now this is moved to just the ambien.

Next will be anger. We’ll see how she lashes out and if she does publicly. At this stage it can get crucial, and you can be made or broken to an extreme degree at this point.  Last September, when the president of SFWA went around to people to “warn” them not to associate with me after I wrote my article detailing how science fiction publishers discriminate against men on the whole, I found myself angry. I lashed out because she had the power to make me lose friends I’d spent years cultivating. These people were afraid of her and afraid to cross her, and when she presented the “him or me” ultimatum both in public and in private, it shook my world. It even shook my business when my cover artist went full crazy, blocking and refusing to respond even on business matters.

That kind of thing can make you really upset, really angry. Even someone like me who’s pretty strong about these kind of things fell into a pretty dark depression at the time. My friends were worried for me personally, worried that they were going to break me. It took time, but I persevered through it. I can only imagine what it can do to someone with less willpower.

Roseanne looks like she’s in a bad spot, and I don’t see her coming out of it as a fighter. It’s not her nature, and she’s going to be in for major trouble personally. Being under SJW attack is very difficult. It’s stressful, painful, and it’s designed to be so so that you can’t think straight about what you’re doing. But if you ever get in this situation, here’s some handy tips:

  1. Never apologize. Apologizing just makes them push harder. I can’t tell you how many times I was told by industry professionals to apologize to the SJW elites. “For what, they attacked ME?” I’d reply. They’d never have anything specific, but told me I had to set pride aside anyway. No, you don’t. That’s a tactic they use to isolate you and put you in a position of submission. You’ll never be accepted no matter what you do. Embrace that. It’s over on that front.
  2. Surround yourself with friends who understand. There’s a lot of us out there now. It didn’t used to be that way. If you’re under attack, reach out to me. Reach out to Vox Day. Reach out to Chuck Dixon. We care. We’ve been there. We want to help as best we can. They cast us as pariahs and make people afraid of us as boogeymen intentionally as well — it’s to cut off the support network of anyone who wants to stand up and fight them.
  3. Build your own platform. They love to deplatform. They pushed me out of conventions and major publishers — so I came out with my own work through superversive press, through my freestartr, I’m doing my own discussion panels via periscope and youtube. That’s what makes me successful. Never backing down for a minute. Work harder. They want to censor your work from the world, that’s the entire goal is to maintain lockstep over culture.
  4. Laugh. You really have two choices with the attacks, laugh at it, or get so angry/depressed you cloud yourself. When you’re laughing, you’re having fun, and that’s the key to producing great culture. It also drives them far crazier when you’re laughing at them — because they’re supposed to be respectable. If you take away that respect, you are going to make them lose their cool and make mistakes. You’ll also have an intoxicating element of your personality where people will enjoy and follow — people love laughter. It’s a game. It’s funny. None of this matters in the scale of eternity. Have the most fun with it you can.

And that’s all you can do. Ride the wave. It’ll go in cycles for how hard you’re attacked if you’re on the right an committed to making culture. You’re either in it to win it, or you’re going to flounder and lose. Which will you choose?

Sean Barrows had hard choices involving a much bigger scale than simple culture production. HIs choices impact not only all of humanity, but the balance of power in the whole galaxy. Read The Stars Entwined and see the excellent worldbuilding and hard work on character I built when I was under the heaviest of pressure. It’s some of the finest science fiction of the last year. Read it here.

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Supporting Faith Goldy – I Disassociate With Censoring Site Patreon

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I just finished up my periscope announcing this, but I am horrified at the shocking treatment of Faith Goldy by the crowdfunding website, Patreon. Patreon has banned other journalists in the past, but this time it’s a flagrant political move to silence independent journalists and content creators who won’t go along with the establishment media.

Faith has been doing great work, reporting as a conservative and Christian.  Patreon claimed she violated their community standards by posting this video:

The video is Faith showing up at a demonstration, showing the behavior of the terrorist group, ANTIFA. They swore at her, spit on her, tried to grab her equipment, it was very disgusting. Faith did not engage in violence herself, she simply reported on the situation.

The fact that Patreon would ban someone because she was reporting the news, and would punish someone for getting spat on, is disgusting and disturbing. It’s clearly politically motivated, and therefore I can no longer justify the 10% of my income stream going to this company. Like the NFL, like Marvel Comics, we cannot support people who hate us.

It will be a financial hit for the short term. When moving platforms like this, usually only 80% of people make their way over, and freestrtr takes a bit more of a percentage than Patreon, but its time to make a change, and time to disassociate with companies that would gladly deplatform people like me.

I’m restarting my campaign on freestartr. We have a very modest goal to get some new content going (in addition to the short stories and draft chapters I provide every month)  which will happen when we reach the $360 a month level. My goal is to get there this year, which I think is totally obtainable. $1/mo really helps out when a lot of people join in, and $3/mo is just a Starbucks coffee for a short story by me. It’s a good deal! Also, it’s supporting freestrtr as a startup, which helps them add functionality and grow to be a competitor to the censoring Patreon.

This should be good all around. Please join up on my Freestrtr campaign and let’s get this culture change rolling! https://freestartr.com/project/help-jon-del-arroz-change-the-culture/

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Livestream Tomorrow: I Interview A Furry!

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Alt-Furry faces the same discrimination as conservatives in every facet of culture. I talk to one of their leading voices, Len Gilbert, who is also the author of the great alternate history book, Out of the Ruins. Len’s kindly allowed me to ask him ANYTHING, so you’ll be sure to have a good time…. who knows what can happen? You won’t want to miss this.

The stream will be at 11:00 AM PST on Wednesday, May 23rd.

My content isn’t monetized except via patreon. If you like me producing content on the blog, youtube, periscope, or like my stories, or all of the above, consider throwing in a $1 a month on Patreon. It helps get things going. There’s a lot more offered on my patreon as well. Great short stories, novel snippets, exclusives and more! Check it out.  

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Alt-Hero Is Sending A Message To The Comics Industry Again

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Last week saw the release of Alt-Hero #1 to backers. I read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it (though I did read the script much earlier). Now we’re seeing the digital release on amazon to the general public. Already this morning it’s the #1 new bestseller, #2 in the category overall, and at #2,200 of all books in the kindle store. An impressive start after already having broken barriers with its $235,000 crowdfunding campaign.

The book launching again to incredible success on Amazon is just another message to the establishment. Get with the times, or you’re going to be run over. The thing is, they’ve shown time and time again at Marvel and DC that they have no interest in changing, no interest in caring what their customers think, and no interest in anything except for pushing their extremist agendas, so even with success here, we won’t see these companies making a move. They’re backed by big Disney and Warner Bros. money. It doesn’t matter if they make a profit. They exist for film licenses alone.

But where this will have an impact is for companies that struggle to make ends meet like Image, IDW, Dynamite, and the other small companies. It will take more than just a book reaching this level of success, or even two now that we have Jawbreakers and Alt-Hero, but if we can keep up the momentum on our end we’ll end up changing the industry, because the companies that do struggle to survive WILL want to at the very least get advice from those who are making money. These are businesses after all.

They’ll have to get with the times and get with the cooler, non-corporate approved content in order to maintain their audiences who are expecting fresh stories with fresh takes. We are putting out fresh ideas and fresh books that are reminding people of what it was like back in the old days, when writers weren’t censored in the name of political correctness.

There’s a lot more to come. I’m 4,000 into my draft of the Alt-Hero novel after working hard this weekend, and I have comics on the way as well. For now, the momentum is on our side, let’s keep the pressure on and keep it going.

If you want to help me create comics and keep the pressure on, support my Patreon. It’s about the only way this blog is monetized if you’d like to just help out, but I also put up short stories, novel snippets, and other cool content. Support is about halfway to where I’d be able to create a weekly web comic of a page a week to get things going–which is definitely where I want to be. As soon as we get there, the sooner we can move the needle.

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Announcing The Happy Frogs Books Of The Month!

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Over at the Happy Frogs, we keep doing more to make sure that we’re positively influencing the culture. Our dragon award nominating recommendation list went up a couple of weeks ago — it would be great if you’d take a few moments to peruse and vote for these works so they get the recognition they deserve.

But we also want to do something a little more close to home, which is why we are officially launching Ribbiting Reads: Happy Frogs Books Of The Month later today. We’re splitting it up into something old and something new — as we shouldn’t just focus on new releases, but we want to provide a breadth of cultural reading for our club members and followers. This is going to have a huge impact over the time. Think Oprah Book Club for normal SF/F readers.

The books for this month will be announced on my Periscope later today.

We’ll of course continue to put up our slates for major awards and there will be a 2nd annual Ribbit Awards next year (the 2nd most prestigious award in science fiction). The Happy Frogs are just getting started and gaining momentum.

If you’re going to Libertycon, you’ll for sure want to pick up a Happy Frogs t-shirt and a Make Science Fiction Fun Again hat (if you area one of the many people who already have one, make sure you pack them!). It’s going to be epic. No one’s done what we’re going to do at a sci-fi convention before!

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Those Who Attack Right-Leaning Art Are Destructive To Our Movement

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We are in a budding movement. It’s still small and still in its infant stages. We are up against a culture that is lockstep with a fully controlled news media who will print anything in order to promote their culture, and likewise will ignore and diminish ours at every turn. They have a fully controlled big-production industry from comics to publishing to movies, to where they can promote their big names and brands with millions of dollars of advertising revenue, they have Big Tech who will censor our content so it can’t be seen by others and promote who they want to be stars, and they also have a collectivist-thinking legion of fans who are all 100% in lockstep who will attack us on the social level and give “reason” for the three big corporate arms of their media empire to shun us.

It’s overwhelming.

On our end, there are several loose independent coalitions trying to get things done. Whether that’s ComicsGate, the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance, Castalia House and its circle of creators, or others, there are very few of us still in the scheme of things, and we’re all Indy’s, even those of us who are minor internet celebrities.

Whenever I have a story blow up big in the media, which is becoming more frequent, I get detracting comments. “Why would you associate with ______?” “Why are you promoting _____?” “Don’t you care about ______ that ______ allegedly said once?”

I almost always mock these comments or ignore them. I will not attack fellow creators on the right ever. We’re already under immense pressure from above. We’re being banned from conventions en masse. We’re being blacklisted from publishers by threats from industry professionals. There’s no way you can ever get me to talk smack about someone who’s struggling as an independent to create art and make it against these insurmountable odds.

Every time you do it, you are holding our movement down.

I know it sounds counter intuitive, as the media will lambast Person X and make them look really bad! If only we had respectable creators, well then they couldn’t lambast and that’s what we need, right?

It’s wrong. No one on our side is respectable to their media machine or legion of groupthinkers. No one is even HUMAN on our side according to them. So what if we have some ideological differences? So what if the artistic project isn’t my cup of tea? It’s not like it’s some giant corporate promoted propaganda, it’s an independent person doing it on their time, taking enormous risk.

I’m only here to lift up the movement. I don’t care about disagreeing with someone on minor matters, I don’t even care if I love the product they put out. There’s personal reasons their product is done the way they want — that’s what art is all about. Sometimes there’s financial reasons that it looks or feels a certain way as well.

So I urge you, if you don’t like a book or whatnot or someone on our side, don’t say anything.That’s the best you can do. You’re not obliged to promote everything, but don’t squash this movement in its infancy.

Attacking on that level is destructive to us. It is in fighting while the mainstream major media laughs and ridicules and further tears us down. I’m human. Of course I don’t like every person in our movement, but you’ll never see me trying to tear them down in public. It’s crucial we all follow this suit and create our platform to counter the degenerate mainstream culture. It’s time to win.

If you like my thoughts and if you’re down to check out my books, read my award winning novel For Steam And Country. Like anything, it’s my art, but a lot of other people think it’s some of the best of our movement so far. Check it out here.

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Livestream Facebook Live With Trans For Trump Erin Sith!

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We’ll be doing a livestream 8 PM PST Thursday May 17th, tomorrow night. Follow her on FB to get the notification and make sure you don’t miss it, will be blasting the link everywhere when we go live (facebook doesn’t do advance stream links).

Erin is a civil rights activist with a focus on the 2nd amendment, a very important culture warrior in our fight for equality and justice for people on the right who face discrimination and threats of violence from alt-left internet trolls. Tune in tomorrow. Erin is also extremely brave by being a member of the trans community speaking out on behalf of Trump. She is the Candace Owens of the trans community and more people need to see her message for equality’s sake.

I look forward to speaking with her tomorrow night about the wave of conservative bannings in the arts, as well as her activism work.

Erin has also very kindly offered to escort me to Bay Area Science Fiction conventions in the future for my safety’s sake. Thanks Erin!

Support my streaming, blog, comics, and writing. I produce a lot of good product every month and this is the way I monetize it. Subscribe to my patreon today and join us in changing culture for the better.

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SJW Insanity Goes Deep: Right Wing Furries Attacked and Deplatformed

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There’s no geek area that’s safe from being under constant attack if you’re a conservative. Even furries, a very niche subculture where people dress in animal-themed suits to create their “fursonas” aren’t safe. One would think given the anonymous nature of being a furry, and how collectively they are under constant attack and ridicule from everyone else that they would stick together, but being a conservative is too high a crime even in those circles.

Yesterday, Fur Affinity, a popular furry art site, banned several people based on a new “code of conduct” in which they applied purely based on political affiliation. Popular right wing furries were removed from the site, along with many others who are center-libertarian leaning.

What they had in common was their right-leaning tendencies on their public twitter profile. The site in other words went and searched for furries on the right and did a crackdown based on identity, not necessarily anything that was going on on the site. The standard they listed, QuQu noted on his blog, was not applied to openly ANTIFA furries, and so it was entirely a move to try to harm and shame conservatives.

This is harmful to furries because art is a large way they roleplay with their fursonas. The artistic aspect of furdom is a very large component of what they do, and if they can’t have access to popular artists because of a site’s discriminatory policies, it harms their ability to participate in the community as a whole. As such a small sub-section of people already, this ostracization is in a lot of ways worse for furries than it is for comic or book writers who are being attacked.

It’s going too far. At this point, it’s full on civil war on the left — with their intent to silence conservatives in culture as a means to influence the 2018 midterm elections. It needs to stop and civil rights need to be respected. We will be fighting for our furred brothers and sisters, and standing with them in the cause. Enough is enough!

If you like furred creatures, one of the most popular characters in my award winning steampunk novel, For Steam And Country, is Toby the Ferret. He’s actually really important to the plot. You’ll have to check it out to see why.

 

 

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Bestseller Larry Correia Removed As Guest From Origins Game Fair Over Politics

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Breaking news.

Only a few hours ago, Origins Game Fair released their announcement of their guests of honor, among which was New York Times Bestseller, mega-successful rockstar writer, Larry Correia.

Immediately, SJWs took to the comments to harass and libel Correia, calling him a litany of names as is the standard fare given to conservative or libertarian authors.

Not even a day went by before the convention lost its mind and caved, uninviting Correia:

This is unequivocally over political stances as it’s about “personal views that are unaligned with philosophy.” Larry Correia is a center-right figure, and the convention has now targeted him over unspecified views. Good luck getting them to clarify which views are offensive.

Origins has followed Con Carolinas and Wolrdcon on this path where they are trying to deplatform anyone who’s even remotely on the right. This needs to end now.

We need to get active and fight back against these collectivist groups who think they can silence us. It’s an epidemic and it’s escalating to proportions we never thought possible. The incivility of the left is going to keep pushing until we make sure this is deemed unacceptable.

Boycott Origins. Demonstrate outside of it. Email the con and tell them what you think:

John Ward – Executive Director
ed@gama.org

Angela Ward – Deputy Director
award@gama.org

Dominique Thobaben – Social Media and Marketing Manager
media@gama.org

Ian Hall – Sales Manager
sales@gama.org

Jessica Davidson – Administrative Assistance

admin@gama.org

Paul McGraw – Events Coordinator
events@gama.org

Patti Brendlinger – Finance Assistant
office@gama.org

Kelly Hyme – Convention Coordinator
convention@gama.org

Don’t let them get away with this any longer. This has happened too many times and our civil rights to speak, be authors, and live in a free society is at stake.

If you like my blog, support my fiction. My sci-fi novel The Stars Entwined is getting rave reviews, event though I’m blacklisted from every major publishing house because I stand up to the bullies in the industry. I write compelling books that are fun, and it scares them. Check it out. 

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