“Kind of like reading Louis L’Amour, but with dinosaurs.”

That’s from one of my books Beta (Rough Draft) Readers. As someone who grew up reading pretty much all of Louis L’Amour’s books – that’s as high of praise as I could ever hope for.

Mathematically speaking, I’m 36% through the final draft. Which doesn’t mean much since the story length grows and shortens as I edit. After this draft, it will be the ‘return to the beginning and nit pick every single freaking sentence for errors’. Writing a book is kind of a PITA.

I’ll hit walls sometimes, a scene usually that takes a few days to work my way through. It’s draining, but bursting through that sucker and rampaging through the next few thousand words of good stuff makes it all worthwhile.

There should be a general rule for a writer, if you realize the opportunity to do something awesome in your work, freaking do it. The reader will thank you for it. No one will ever thank you for making something mediocre.

Never.

Except Stephen King’s readers. They keep rewarding him with monies for his mediocre crap.

(Side note, he wrote Dream Catcher while tripping on Oxycontin. Another one of his, AHH! THE SPECIAL KID WAS AN ALIEN THE WHOLE TIME! SURPRISEEE!)

Sigh.

I’m anxious to start the next series.

Because while the outline on the sequel is mostly finished, I really have another story I want to tell about Marines on an island during WWII.

Because the ocean covers 70% of the planet, and 95% of it is unexplored.

That leaves 95% of crazy shit I can make up and stuff into a book full of BARs, Thompsons, M1 Garands, Japanese suicide charges, Mitsubichi Zeros, P51 Mustangs, and…

Did I mention Flame Throwers? Oh heck yeah.

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Forget this book – I want to write THAT ONE.

(Excuse me while I go type faster.)

Amateur Hour: Or why I know my writing won’t suck.

(Other than the fact that Beta Reader feedback has been fantastic!)

I use Scribophile, which is a great resource for writers. It’s a place where you can upload your work in process, and read/critique others writing. It also has a pretty active web forum.

And while I don’t post a lot on the forum, I’ve posted enough opinionated stuff to realize that I seem to grasp the concept of writing and success better than most. My egotistical view point has been enforced by other’s reactions and compliments.

So, for the sake of future posterity, I decided to compile my amateur hour writer insights that I’ve posted to the corresponding Thread Topics. (I edited my original responses slightly for a little more clarification.)

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“How do You Approach Diversity in Writing?” –

‘Diversity’?

Snort.

How many LGBTQ Orc’s were included in Lord of the Rings? How many disabled elves? How many different colors of humans were there? How many feminist Hobbits? How many low-income Dwarves?  How many pansexual Great Eagles? How many Islamic/Hindu/Buddhist Wizards were running around casting Magic Missile?

(Okay, there was that one orc bad guy in the Hobbit trilogy with the stick hand.)

But I write to entertain.

If I want a black quasi-villain, I’ll include one. (I did.) If I want a transgendered school teacher, I’ll include one. (I didn’t.) If  I want my Main Character to be a toxic-masculinity filled, cis-gendered badass, I’ll make him so. (I did.)

Personally, I will not step out of bounds to grab some sort of shoe-box cookie-cutter ‘diversity’ character to appease some whiny group of potential readers.

If you want too, by all means – go for it. But you gotta make it work. Readers will realize if you are throwing pointless characteristics into your writing to put a check in a stupid box on a stupid list.

How many times have you watched a TV show or movie, and it’s like “Boom! A Character is gay.” Really? Is it relevant to the story? Because statistically speaking, they would be heterosexual. Gotham comes to mind here, the DA is suddenly gay. Okay…. does it matter? No.

It’s pretty obvious that it’s progressive Hollywood movie/film types, stuffing their agenda down our throats in an attempt to mainstream it.

Excuse me while I stop enjoying the show to roll my eyes and think less of the writers/producers for injecting needless politics and social engineering into my entertainment.

And this garbage is DEEP in the writing world as well. All the fancy literati publishers want it. It’s a hard hurdle to leap, thankfully, there is always the option of self-publishing now with the e-book revolution that’s taken place.

 

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“When People Find Out You Are a Writer.” – This was irritating. The starter of the thread was whining about peoples reactions to finding out they were a writer.

Original Post:

I’d like to think that I’m not the only one who deal with this:

You’re just having a regular chat (whether it be on social media or even in the break room at work), and the conversation moves towards something like “What are you up to?” or “What’s that you’re writing?” (if you carry a notebook), and you explain to the person that you’re working on a story/novel.

*GASP* “”You’re a writer? I’d love to read your book!”

“Well, it’s not finished. It’s not like I’m published or anything. Like, I’ve only got a few chapters, right now, and–“

“You’ve gotta finish it so I can read it!”

These are real conversations that I have with people, fairly often, and personally, as much as it is flattering that someone wants to appreciate my work, I also don’t like these conversations. I didn’t offer to let you read my work, I told you that it’s not done, and trying to push me to finish it actually makes me not want to do it. Pushing turns something enjoyable into a chore.

Here’s a conversation that I had last night with someone that I’ve literally never even met, after mentioning that I was working on my Mech story, Code Name: GLITCH

“Ohhhh damn I wanna read it”

“I only have three chapters of the first book done so far.”

“well is there any close to being done”

“Lifeblood I technically finished, but I decided to revise it. So, not really. The closest to being actually done is Occultus Draconem which only has about 14 chapters right now. The original draft of Lifeblood is about 36 chapters, I think.”

“Damn finish it woman”

“I’ll finish it when I finish it. I’m not even working on those stories right now.”

“Damn I want a complete book. I want some new reading material.”

Am I in the wrong for being annoyed by this? I’m not annoyed that someone wants to read my writing, I’m annoyed by the pushing (also, by calling me “woman,” but that’s another story).

Also, in response to his desire for “a complete book” and “new reading material,” I sent him a photo of the storefront of Barnes and Noble.

He called me a jerk.

 

My response: (Keep in mind that this was after multiple pages of people whining about the same thing.)

 

I’m seeing a re-occurring theme through this thread.

Being an ungrateful dick to someone genuinely interested in your work-in-process is about as stupid as sticking your actual genitals in an electrical outlet.

That’s called being an ass. And it won’t help you become a published/paid/successful/REAL author.

I recommend showing some humility and gratefulness.

For the record, I don’t have much humility. But that’s because I have charm, wit, and sheer-willpower.

 

(Of course, after stating something so obvious, I got pulled further into the conversation. As an aside, at one point, the Original Poster mentioned that they had one ‘finished’ book they would offer people for $21. And of course, folks would pass, as they should.)

My second response:

 

Sigh..

I really DON’T want to get sucked into this – but here I go again..

Look. If someone wants to read your finished and unpublished work, you should let them. And you sure as hell shouldn’t charge them. $21 for an unpublished story? Really?!?

Forget that.

Send them a word file or print it out on your home computer to pass around.

Since you are unpublished, and thus un-established, its ridiculous to turn away potential readers. You are destroying word-of-mouth possibilities while you screw around with another story and waiting/hoping for your big break from some publishing house who will do all the advertising and promotional work for you to make you a success.

Screw that.

Promote yourself. Be honest with them. Tell people you are trying to get published and in the meantime you’d love for them to read your work, AND ASK FOR FEEDBACK. Make them feel like part of the process. That invests them in your work and you.

Someone on here said everyone wants to know a famous author. The next best thing is to be INVOLVED with a story(in case you become famous). People involved are more likely to tell their friends about you which will lead to more sales when it IS published.

Interaction with your fan base is priceless.

(Certainly worth way more than the occasional $21 you McScrooge off of them.)

So stop screwing it up by treating them as though they are an obnoxious burden upon your intellect and ‘art’.

You have to remember, to the average person out there, unpublished means ‘incomplete/unproven/unedited/unfinished/whatever’. Of course no one wants to pay money for a ‘rough cut’.

And all of this only applies if your writing is good and in a genre they like.

If your writing is garbage – Then it will be a good thing you are passing it around for free to get feedback. Hopefully someone will be brutally honest with you and tell you what sucks.

Also, in response to his desire for “a complete book” and “new reading material,” I sent him a photo of the storefront of Barnes and Noble.

He called me a jerk.

That’s because you’re being one.

Seriously. If you don’t have anything finished, then suggest something you like or something that is similar to your writing style. Stay engaged. Keep them up to date. Whatever.

But judging by your posts, you are on your way to having more people out there who WON’T read your work than WILL. All because of the way you miserably interact with them.

Anyways. You should all stop being asses. Or you’ll find the road to success much more difficult than need be.

 

And then the Original Poster replied with how she doesn’t want to be published, how she doesn’t want to sell books, how she doesn’t want to write for others, just for herself. And I was being rude.

So, contradictions aside, they are wasting thousands of hours writing, then whining when people want to read it, then whining they won’t pay an exorbitant price for their unfinished work. At one point I tried telling them the basics of business, because the $21 he wanted for his work was for a printed hardback. HARDBACK! The most expensive sort of printed books out there. Print bulk, print cheap, print quality. Balance those for success. That means mass published paperbacks, or e-books, which cost pretty much nothing. But printing the occasional single hardback book… is ridiculous and expensive.

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“How Do Authors Hook Readers?”

My ultimate goal is for the My Name to be the reader hook.

Kind of like how people buy Stephen King’s stuff because of his name. Personally I think he sucks. Yup, I said it. A common theme of his is writing 4/5ths of a book, gets bored/lazy/whatever, and oh-look! IT WAS ALIENS THE ENTIRE TIME! Maybe it was the mountains of cocaine he snorted that destroyed his ability to finish a book, I dunno. But stay away from drugs kiddos, or you’ll turn out super weird like this guy.

 

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“Overcoming The Resistance To Writing” –

A really good book I recommend is called ‘Do The Work’ by Stephen Pressfield.

It’s all about overcoming resistance to achieve your goals. The biggest force of resistance being yourself and your insecurities. And he wrote the ‘Gates of Fire’ about the Spartans and the Battle of Thermopylae, which is one of the finest books I’ve ever read. I’ve read it at least six times now. I have to keep buying new copies because everyone borrows mine and doesn’t give them back.

But ultimately:

If you want writing to become your job, you’ve got to treat it like a job. Butt in seat, fingers on keyboard, brain as engaged as possible. If you can’t force yourself to do that, even when you don’t want to, you’ll never make it.

Be disciplined.

I work out. Every morning I am at the gym by 5:30am to pick heavy things up and put them back down over and over and over. That’s discipline. I don’t know how many people I’ve seen come in once in a while, or in spurts of a week, month, year, then fade away and lose their gains because they can’t keep it up. The typical “Join In January, Quit in February’ people.

There’s a reason I can bench 325 and they are struggling to get a baby bump for a bicep.

It’s also why I’ve had friends run a cycle of steroids, fluff up with quick-gained muscle, then go back to being a scrawny wimp two months later when their testosterone burns out and they lose motivation.

Because there are no short cuts to success. You have to keep pounding away at it. Relentlessly. You have to make hard choices now so you can enjoy the results later.

Same thing as writing. It takes relentless focus and determination and discipline.

Life is full of resistance. You have to fight against it, or it will drown you.

If you don’t have the time to write, do something. Anything. But WORK. Research, develop your characters, build your world, skip a boring chapter and go to something that excites you. I recommend action-shooting-pew-pew scenes, because those are fun for me.

But accomplish something.

If you can’t inch towards the finish line every chance you get, you will never cross it.

Beat that keyboard like it owes you money.

 

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“Is it Sexist to Only Have One Female Character?”

Nope.

But someone will take offense. Someone ALWAYS takes offense.

If you  published a blank book, someone would be offended that you used white paper.

 

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Action Scenes. – “How do you handle action scenes? How do you keep things moving while keeping it from being too confusing?”

Remember that reading action is not the same as watching action in a movie.

  • When you read something implausible, your brain stops and thinks about it. You pause the ride. This is the WORST thing that can happen for both writers and readers.

“Wait a minute, that guy couldn’t do that because he’s laying on his back and it’s an impossible angle and he’s wounded and the bad guy has a Hello Kitty baseball bat with nails sticking out of it and…”

  • When you are watching a movie and something ridiculous or impossible happens, you don’t think about it because the ride continues and you are immediately distracted by the next shiny thing.

“Wait a minute, that guy just – HOLY CRAP! BIG EXPLOSION! NOOO!!! AHHHH! YEH BOY! GET SOME!”

 

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Wrapping this up – This is just some ramblings of an amateur wanna-be author, whose writing doesn’t suck and intends to be successful.

Death of a Nation

Stoked, absolutely stoked to see this.

I watched Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America many years ago (it came out in 2012 before his foolish re-election) and it was fantastic. It wasn’t boring at all. Really well done. (And it led to his targeting by Obama’s IRS.)

But this.. Ooooohhh… This really puts the screws to the Democratic Party of ‘progressives’.

Here’s an interview with Rush Limbaugh.

Dinesh D’Souza on his provocative new film, Death of a Nation

And the following excerpts show why it is so critical to not only see this movie, but to understand the logic and rational behind the Democrat party – and the similarities since their days of Slavery. (It even shows how the Nazi’s took the Democrats Jim Crow Laws, marked out Black, wrote Jew, and turned it into the infamous Nuremberg Laws)

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RUSH: Even today, one of the greatest tricks in modern day America has been the Democrat Party shifting away the blame from themselves as the true segregationists and racists to the Republican Party.

When in fact, as you just mentioned, every Democrat in the South — everybody who shut a university door, turned a firehose and set the dogs on African-Americans — was a Democrat. They were the segregationists, and they’ve been able to erase that. Now we live in an era where the left and much of the media tries to draw a connection between Donald Trump and Hitler or George W. Bush and Hitler. Now, here you come. Are you…? In using this historical fact and the way you present it in your movie, are you trying to persuade? Are you trying to get people’s attention? What are you hoping people’s reaction, not just to the whole film, but to that specific scenario you just described, is?

D’SOUZA: Rush, what I’m trying to do is to educate. And I’m actually trying to challenge the left and draw them into a debate, which they are scared to do. But I do it not really just by arguments. I also do it in a sense through investigative journalism, and I’ll tell you what I mean. The left has been saying ever since the Charlottesville rally — the infamous white supremacist rally in Charlottesville — that these white supremacists, the white nationalists are right-wingers.

And this is a very valuable, important argument for the left because, think about it: The Democrat Party has been the party of slavery, of segregation, of Jim Crow, of racial terrorism, of the Ku Klux Klan, of opposing the Civil Rights movement. So what the left gets is a get-out-of-jail-free card because they’re able to say, “Yeah, but look at the white nationalists here right now! They’re wearing Trump hats. They’re right-wingers,” and it’s this elephant in the living room that I actually crush in the movie.

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D’Souza: What we’re really showing — is the deep vein of racism and fascism on the Democratic left today. Today! Because look. Here’s Antifa wearing these black costumes and acting in a fascist way. Mussolini would recognize them right away. In fact, he couldn’t tell the difference between them and his own Blackshirts.

Look at the way the left uses the weapons of the state — the IRS, the FBI, the DOJ — against political opponents. That’s what the fascists did! They merged the party and the state. So for Hitler, the Nazi Party was the government, and that’s the way Democrats see it today. And then finally, of course, fascist economics. It’s kind of funny, Donald Trump Jr. came to our red carpet premiere. He co-hosted it with me here in D.C., and he was reading through — we put up on the screen — the 25-point Nazi platform. The Nazis, of course, were elected.

They were the largest political party in Germany in 1933 when Hitler became chancellor, and as you read through the platform, this is what they campaigned on: State control of banks; state control of insurance; state control of education; state control of energy; state control of religious liberty. Basically Donald Trump (JR) blurted out, he goes, “Well, that sounds like the platform of the Democrat Party!”

RUSH: It’s the platform of tyrants!

D’SOUZA: Because the Nazis were socialists, you can see there actually is going to be, in fact, a resemblance.

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Go watch it.

Let me know what you think.

 

Pew Pew Pew. Nom Nom Nom!

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This fall, I’m going to drive 26 hours to Wyoming, to hunt the second fastest land animal on the planet. Then I’m going to eat it, mount its head on my wall, and make my wife a cave-woman bikini out of the hide.

Like this:

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By the way, Non-Resident Tag prices suck out west. But not in NC. Here it’s like, “Oh, you are from Planet Mars, sure, here’s some extra deer tags to go with your fishing license. That’ll be $15 please. Oh, you want a Bear Stamp too? That’ll be a nickel.” (Kidding, slightly)

Lots of planning involved in this trip.

But the hardest part of planning this hunt… is what gun to use.

Ruger Gunsite Scout, which has quickly become one of my favorite guns. Or a DS Arms FAL.. both in .308.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Since I’m going for a buck and a doe, I guess I should just take both…

I’m stoked to go back to Wyoming. It’s been 11 years since I was there last. I spent a week with my old man touring the state and thinking about moving there to be a Peace Officer.

It’s like the promised land. Full of conservatives, freedom, more guns than gas stations, and more antelope and mule deer than people. Plus lots of buffalo and elk and bighorn sheep and grizzlies and oh my!

And the liberals are contained in Jackson Hole for the most part. (Although I hear they are spreading into surrounding areas as they flee the ‘liberal utopias’ of California…)

The only downside? Harsh winters and no sweet tea.

This was from my last trip. I don’t know recall where, but there was this awesome moose just hanging out in a field. Almost like it was a statue or something…

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Edit – It’s fitting that the day I post this, this study is in the news.

Women Prefer Men Who Eat Meat

“Women — even vegetarian women — rated meat-loving men much higher.”

Hehehe.

Once again, this just proves that women prefer real men over soy-boy’s, in their momma’s basement, wearing flannel pajamas, and talking about FEELINGS and feminism.

I once planned my entire life out.

Facebook reminded me of that today with this picture that I posted four years ago, when I picked up Sergeant.

I even had a pair of LT chevrons inside my cover. I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity for an officer to get waxed.  Then I could slap those bad boys on and scream for everyone to FIX BAYONETS, CHARGE!

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Oh Marine Corps, how I sort of, kind of, sometimes, miss you and all the dreams of violent glory that never came to fruition.

On Abortion – No. Never, ever, ever.

I’m 100% against it. Yep, 100%.

“Well, what about in the event of rape or incest?”

NEVER.

Here’s my reasoning. God creates all life and God doesn’t make mistakes.

Even in the most horrific of circumstances, their is always hope, life, love, forgiveness and blessings if you pay attention.

Jesus was perfect and innocent of all sins. He was tortured, beaten, mutilated, savaged, ridiculed, pierced, nailed to a chunk of wood to die an agonizing and lingering death, separated from God, and overwhelmed with the sins of all mankind. The result of all that terribleness is Eternal Salvation to all who believe.

This is why I don’t understand any Christian who supports Abortion. If you say abortion should be legal, you are saying God made a mistake, and you are correcting it. What kind of foolishness is that?

But they almost always use the Rape/Incest scenario. Which is a very small percentage of all abortions. And that tiny bit of ‘justification’ gives evangelical support to legally allowing hundreds of thousands of babies to be dissected, alive, in the womb ever year. So you had a child conceived through rape or incest – that child is a blessing, not an evil little monster inside you to be torn apart and sold for parts. If you can’t mentally handle it, I get it. But there is adoption, and that child is innocent of their parents sins.

Then there is the ‘save the mothers life’ scenario that always comes up. Which is also a very small percentage of abortions. And for Christians, this should be another “No Duh” moment. Because, ya know, Jesus died for YOU. What’s your excuse?

I love my wife. She’s awesome. I could never find anyone better, and I certainly don’t want anyone worse. (That last part sounds weird, but you know what I mean.. I hope.) But when she was pregnant with our daughter, if I had been told my wife would die if she didn’t have an abortion, I would have told them, “No – Try harder or find me another Doctor.”

Because, honestly and bluntly, if you aren’t willing to sacrifice your life and happiness for your kids, regardless of if they are unborn or 18 and obnoxious – you suck.

And if we care so little about the most innocent and precious of life, regardless of the circumstances of the knocking of boots, the hindrance on your free-spirited lifestyle, or the risk of your life, why should we care about each other? Does unborn life have value and dignity, or is it only conditional? If you think it is conditional, that means ALL life is of conditional worth dependent totally on the whims of whomever they are the biggest burden on.

If you can’t raise a kid… And there’s a lot of people out there who certainly shouldn’t, there are 36 people who are looking to adopt for every child available. If Society/Politicians/Celebrities want something to fix, look at fixing the fiasco of children aging out before being adopted when there are around 2,000,000 couples waiting on a list right now.

And this irks me to no end – The left will use the argument that conservatives, “Only care about the unborn, until they are born.” I don’t know what that garbage is about. It makes me scratch my head. Do parents suddenly NOT have a responsibility to provide and care for their children? I know I DO for MINE. I don’t want anyone else looking out for them, that’s MY RESPONSIBILITY. (Keep your hands away. I don’t want your icky influence.)

Personal responsibility is a core of conservative beliefs. Your problems ain’t everyone’s problem. Solve them. And there are a TON of groups that will help you get by. Including the government with my tax dollars. And all those churches everywhere – are ALWAYS helpful.

But the notion that I will NOT let you kill your child, and then somehow be expected to provide for both of you for the indefinite future, is stupid. Sorry, I don’t hand out my bank account number to would-be-murderers and their intended victims.

It’s a weak argument to not commit murder. “Well you won’t support my victim! So I HAVE TO KILL THEM!”

Seriously? Sheesh…

As for your ‘right’ to abort your unborn child. It is not Constitutional. Click here to view the Constitution, now point out where your ‘right’ is. Good luck, cause it ain’t there. It is a judicially created right. Roe Vs Wade is a horrible example of a court not saying what the law is, but what it wishes the law to be.

Abortion is one of the greatest human rights atrocity in the history of the world with over 60 MILLION dead children over several decades. (Communism has third place with over 100 million dead, and Islam has first place with over 250 million dead)

Then there is the racial side of abortion.

The black community has been hit exceptionally hard. Almost as many babies are aborted as are born. Since 1973, the black community’s population has declined by 25%. 80% of abortion clinics are located in black communities. 13% of American women are black, but they have 35% of the abortions.  Black babies are 3X more likely to be aborted.

It’s the single leading cause of death for blacks, 2x more than AIDS/ Violence/ Heart Disease/ Accidents / CANCER combined.

Talk about an intentional genocide…

Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood. She is a well-established eugenicist. Super race sort of lady. Big Democrat hero also.

“We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

– Sanger, in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble in regards to the ‘Negro Project’.

And yet, blacks overwhelming vote Democrat.  I don’t get it.

Ultimately, the debate on abortion is pretty simple.

It’s not a ‘conservative war on women’, whoever came up with that line should be slapped. More accurately, it’s a ‘liberal war on the unborn’. (Besides, fathers are required to make babies also. So why don’t you call it a war on PARENTS? Do men not have a say in their child being aborted? Oh yeah, it’s all about getting an emotional response… men are always the bad guys anyways…)

But you are either pro-life or pro-death. There is no middle ground.

Do you support the mass murder of innocents under feeble excuses of minor percentages, or do you accept that it is morally wrong in any case?

Because once you say, “Well – it’s okay if X, then Y, and Z happens… or if the stars align” – you are not only justifying taking a life that is innocent of it’s circumstances, you are supporting a mass murdering often the sake of convenience.

It doesn’t matter if you ‘personally wouldn’t have one’. That’s a meaningless gesture. “Well, I personally wouldn’t toss so-and-so into a gas chamber”… That’s making an excuse for not doing it yourself, while supporting others who are.

Pick a side.

Hint – it doesn’t involve the one that has a tax payer funded organization that cuts babies apart in the womb then sells their body parts for profit, and laugh about it on hidden cameras afterwards.

Trump Presidency = Nazi Germany?

Here, enjoy my Facebook argument.

Here is the video that started it. It’s Rachel Maddow boohooing. (She’s done that a lot since Trump was elected…)

Poster 1:

We really are helpless to this monster.

 

Me:

This has been going on for over a decade. But yeah, I’m sure he sits on his golden throne and cackles gleefully at the children being ripped from their law breaking parents arms.

Hey. Fun fact. For every 1 child separated at the border, there are over 1,300 American children separated from their parents and in foster care.

But sure, let’s get upset now, about this, because the TV tells us too.

 

Poster 2:

Anyone who sees his and does not want to cry has a serious problem with empathy. Per the comment above: the Nazis claimed that their plan was logical also…. nothing should be more important than empathy for your fellow humans. Ever.

 

Me:

I think tying Nazi Germany, with it’s mass murdering of millions, to Trump enforcing our immigration laws.. where no one dies, but is temporarily detained, is a weeeeeee bit of a stretch.

 

Poster 2:

it didn’t just start out one day with mass murder. Read about how it begins…just like this. One little step at a time.

 

Me:

And you think that our vastly differing system of government, with it’s checks and balances between three different branches will what… suddenly disappear? All the power will suddenly be transferred to the Executive branch?

Do you know who our current Sec Def is? Do you honestly think, for a second, that General Mattis would allow this country to become anything remotely like Nazi Germany?

Do you think our military would? Do you think all of us gun owners out there, all 30 million plus, armed with 400 million guns, would allow that to happen? Do you think -I- would?

This is the sort of comparison that is so far beyond imagination, it’s ridiculous. If you understood anything about how the government operates, you would be recognizing all the issues we are having with how the Obama Administration weaponized the IRS and DOJ to target conservatives.

Forget that, let’s go simple.

The DNC rigged the system in Hillary’s favor to beat Bernie Sanders. They literally, usurped their parties power(the people) of voting in primaries to pick who would represent them.

Surprisingly, there is little concern about that whole.. Democrat Party rigging an election thing.

But your terrified of Trump becoming a bloodthirsty, monstrous dictator before he leaves office?

That’s just silly. You’re looking in the wrong direction.

And if you have some irrational fear that the GOP will eventually turn this country into a Fascist, Tyrannical Dictatorship with all the power consolidated under them, and then – with their immense disregard for human suffering, would begin to… what? Execute liberals, gays, Hispanics, transgenders, atheists, whatever?

Need I remind you that the GOP doesn’t like allowing unborn children to be killed in the womb.

But we are so monstrous you would make the comparison eluding to the Republicans sending millions of people to gas chambers.

To quote Trump. “Wrong.”

Side bar – Do you know which American President actually created Concentration Camps and rounded people up to put in them? That would be Internment of Japanese Americans… under Democrat President, FDR during WWII.

These are the sorts of comparisons from the left that make you guys look ridiculous.

You would do such a great disservice to the mass suffering, deaths, and misery caused by the Nazis, as well as the millions of men and women who sacrificed to defeat them – and compare THAT to a President you don’t like…

That is ignorant and contemptible.

 

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We will see what their response is. But I don’t expect much, some sort of irrational and uneducated blathering..

Arguing on Facebook is really lame and kind of uncouth, I generally avoid arguing on other peoples posts. Because I don’t want to be a butt.

And I typically end up feeling like I am trying to educate the uneducatable. But somehow I get sucked into it from time to time… sigh…

I can’t make people open a book…

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Speaking of books. Oh man…. OOOOHHHHHH man. This one is going great, the editing/beta reading is going very well.

Feedback is fantastic.

I’m debating with myself on how much to post on here… Most likely I will put the first 1/3rd up.

Which is a shame, because the ending is superb.