Why Write?

Skinny Dipping on an Alien world was probably not their best idea.

Greetings to you fellow bloggers, readers, writers and friends.

There are days I feel like that ‘primal scream’ is going to come out when I least expect it.  If you know anything about the Myers Briggs model, I am what they call an INFJ  … I need people like fish need water.  I am a social creature.

While the business has slowed way down, I have used my time wisely.  I make a point to spend at least fifteen minutes a day in the sunshine.  I talk with friends and family on the phone and now video chat so you can see another face.  I stopped watching most of the news as most of it is just ‘el Toro de caca.’ {shit of the bull}. 

In the US, where I am currently, the media used to have value.  We would read the paper because it provided something of value.  I stopped taking it because most of the stories are creations of a biased journalist (using that word loosely) spun, not to report the news, but to make it.

In some countries, the news is so flagrantly created by a fiction writer, that it might as well start with ‘once upon a time.’  That is why you can discard it; it has no value.

I can say with almost certainty that all of you who read this have more in common than not.  If we were all in one room, we would agree with each other on almost everything.  Using a Venn diagram, if we put all of our wants and needs in different circles and allowed the ones in common to overlap, we would learn no matter your race, religion, gender, or country of origin, we would have more in common than not.  They, the purveyors of politics and power, create strife, hate, and racial tension to keep us divided, so they can control us using our emotions.  It is merely social engineering to control the herds.

Why control us? Power and greed. If you are convinced to vote for the devil, they will spend a fortune to get your vote so they can then be bought or sell their vote to big business like insurance companies, big pharma or other chemical companies. They make the laws that you must follow and they control what a business can and cannot do.

If the business wants to make more money they simply buy off someone on the committee. That is why someone will spend 19 million dollars of their own money for a job that pays $150K a year.

You would do best to ignore the news, turn it off and don’t read or watch it.  If a station like CNN has to pay every airport in the world to only have their station on, you know that is absolute brainwashing.

They are bought and paid for as well. The rich and powerful control what you read, hear and see. Even social media is bought and paid for, censoring your tweets, post on Facebook and alike.

The only thing missing in this day and age is Soma.  Yes, the blue pill that makes you a mental midget.  Oh, but wait, there is more. 

If you elect the most corrupt among the candidates, they will legalize pot, which will do what??? C’mon think.  SOMA….  Kill some more brain cells so you will be compliant. Yes they are screwing you but you wont care… Isn’t that nice?

Yes, there is a fringe element in all societies that would not fit into your Venn diagram at all.  Those are the ones that need to grow as a human and stop with the ‘poor me’ mentality. They hang on to wounds from hundreds of years ago because it relieves them of the responsibility to grow up.

Why do we write?

Let’s change that to why do people read what we write?  We provide something of value to them.  Whether it is an academic paper or a novel about wizardry, there is something of value in it for them, a reward for the reader.

As fiction writers, we make promises.  We then must keep them.  We mention a wand or perhaps a villain in an early part of the novel, and then we must do something with it.  That is the payoff.  We reward our readers and encourage them to keep reading.

I think one of the best compliments I ever received is an e-mail I got from someone reading Saga of the Starduster.

They were upset because they started reading it before bedtime on a Sunday night.  They had to turn the next page and the next.  Before they were aware of it, the time had passed by while they were in my world.  They ended up sleeping in on Monday after calling in sick… LOL 

They were rewarded to the point of shooting themselves in the foot, but, it was a compliment to me, your humble author.

If you are like me, locked down… not up… but sheltering in place, take time for yourself.  Learn yoga, find a park with few folks in it, and walk.  Use the time to talk with relatives and friends who are also ‘flattening the curve.’

Speaking of the curve, the outbreak two weeks to the day of the riots is not from opening up the country.  The media is lying to you once again to protect their inept, feckless, fiction writing, journalist.  The spread of the virus through the mobs is why we are experiencing this.  You will notice that even the news makes it seem more general like, the outbreak in Georgia instead of Atlanta specific, which is where the riots were.  Technically correct, it is Yellow Journalism.

Ok, I am off to do what I do, which will take all of about an hour and then I will be back to creating my latest novel. 

The story is about a witch coming into her own.  All the things that happen to her as she grows into her powers.

To keep this novel from being too ‘tropey’, my writing has to be ever so much cleverer than in the past.   Stay tuned for more on release dates.  Follow @authortwscott and, of course, follow me here on WordPress. 

Thanks as always, and have a blessed day.

Much Love -TW

A sliver of Sunshine

Does God know what is going on?

Hello Dear friends, followers, and fellow authors.

You might have noticed that I have not posted in a while.  It is not for lack of writing or trying; it is a lack of the right message.  

Each and every post was a condemnation of world leaders, politicians, self-appointed demigods shaming the rest of the world, and then the minions, using violence (terrorism) to make their mark on the world. 

Anger was and still is the underlying issue, not with them, with me.

I cannot change them.  I can only point the way. I am talking about the rioters and looters, and Anarchist.

They choose to be ignorant, showing the world that they are more comfortable as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals than thinking people or part of the race known as ‘humankind.’ They reject their gifts from God to do the Devil’s bidding.

Those animals drag the rest of us down by serving up this vile soup that they create with their misdeeds.  We come to the table and partake of it, usurping their anger and poison, affecting our families and us. 

Politics is all about pointing out what is wrong in the world and then pointing the finger at who did it to us.  The current political operatives could not stomach that unemployment for every group was at the lowest in recorded history, so they went about destroying it.  The economy of this country was the best it has ever been, so they killed it too.  Then they pointed the finger at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, telling you it was his fault.  They even took it one step further.  A noted New York Times opinion writer said that people who support this president are ‘crude.’ 

That was not enough.  They take the misdeeds of a cop arresting a person of color, who is high on meth at the time and try to blame that on the current president as well.  They even call him a coward when those that handle him take him to the bunker while they quell the crowd outside.  That is the job of the secret service.  Had they not taken him to the bunker, it would have been a dereliction of their duty not just to the president but to you the American People.

Who in his administration leaked that to the press?

The media is not only an accomplice but the ringleader, now asking you to pay the legal fees for their minions. 

Reject those requests.  Don’t give them a nickel.  We should not encourage bad behavior, and that goes for the media, the elected folks, and yes, the cops too.

Immaturity is not an excuse for burning down the country, killing and causing the death of many, by blocking emergency vehicles from getting to a fire that you started.  Innocent children were burned alive by their actions.  The compliant media, of course, barely mentions it.  Had I not heard it on a scanner app, I might never have known about it.

Yes, George Floyd had a lengthy criminal history, including pointing a gun at a pregnant woman’s belly while robbing her, looking for drugs.  He was high on drugs at the time of his arrest.  That will come out well after the dust settles, and the lives of countless people are ruined.  No, he did not deserve to die on the streets, and yes, the cops went too far.  George fell victim to the drugs, as countless others have done before him, and will after him. He made some poor choices.

All I am saying is the country does not have all the facts.  They have been cherry-picked to insight the mob. The media is so corrupt; it is inconceivable that they have not been torched by the righteous.  Not calling for it, merely stating a fact. They are the enemy.

Instead of disbanding the police, just possibly, we should dismantle the media.  When they are no longer fair and balanced, they become an enemy of the people.  We should seek out those demigods and de-thrown them.  Third world countries have demigods, not the USA.  People from all over the globe strive to come here because their countries have fallen to them. 

When Stalin said the sharpest weapon in his arsenal was the printed word, he was right.

If you think our cops are corrupt, check out some other countries.  The Unions are probably the reason that corrupt cops have not been put behind bars before this.

The media is not your friend, look for the evidence of what is going on, check the facts with actual numbers, and not hired guns who peddle lies for a living.  Smooth-talking sycophants, kissing up to the demigods while screwing you in the process.

Hate is a poison that you take in the hope it will affect someone else.  Stop taking the poison.

I don’t believe in vigilante justice.  The mob is usually always wrong, ask Jesus.

I think for myself, I don’t need nihilistic narcissists to guide my life on this earth or keep me from shining a light on those who seek to destroy it.   

After these many months of abnormal, I am seeking a new normal.  I lift all this to the real God, meditate, spend time in nature away from everyone, and I don’t have the TV on at all. 

At the very end of Poltergeist the movie, you might remember the family has left the house and has moved into a motel on the second floor.  The very last thing we see is the TV coming through the door, left in the walkway next to the rail and in the misty rain.

I love the symbolism of the Evil coming into their lives through the TV.  It is true, how many of your friends have said something like, “I don’t know how I would have survived this without the TV?”

I am not suggesting you take your 110-inch flat screen and toss it out. I am suggesting that just possibly cutting the cable, the dish or whatever, might be a movement that we could start.  Sending a message to the demigods at Comcast, Time Warner, and the Rest, we made you, and we can disassemble you.

Were you aware that CNN pays every airport in the world to only have their channel on all of the TV’s in the terminals? Every flying customer sits hours waiting on a flight, being fed poison.

The elite gated community folks in California who are so out of touch with you and me, tweet their venom as if they too were gods, expecting you to fall in line like nice little sheeple.

Can you live without streaming TV?  Can you imagine your life without screens?  I think we need a twelve-step program to de-program the masses. We are addicted to smart stuff, which is the antithesis of smart.

When we used to go out to eat, you might notice that many families would be sitting in excellent restaurants, and most of them were glued to their phones.  Perhaps this virus has called some attention to this.  Maybe we are more addicted to screens telling us what to think and how to act. 

Burning down people’s business is good, and fighting against those that loot you is racists. If you object to people coming into your house and killing you or your family and taking your stuff, you are a racist.  By the way, give us some money so we can get our minions out of jail! Oh, and let’s get rid of all the prisons, they are racist.

How brainwashed must you be to stomach that crap?

Twitter, there is another one just possibly you might remove yourself from.  The streams of hate on Twitter are incredible.  Instead of Twitter and Facebook and YouTube telling you what to believe, how about you pick up a good book, and set down those things that piss you off.

There are now activists who are suggesting that you go through your library and remove individual books and burn them or delete them from your e-collections.  WTF?

Opinions are fine.  They are not fact.  Rose McGowan or Bette Midler can speak with their other gated community activist and tweet out their vitriol and then order their slaves to bring them some wine, or perhaps some $16 dollar a pint designer ice cream and huff as they complain about the taste of the designer ice cream is just not as good as it once was, while you and I struggle to put milk on the table for our kids, while standing in lines six feet apart with our masks on, hoping we can buy toilette paper.

Those demigods don’t have a clue.  They are the ‘let them eat cake folks.’ Many of you follow them on twitter as if they are your friend.  You feel like you know them.  Trust me, the higher they climb, the less attached to reality they are.  I am afraid that also goes for the 30-year-old Taylor Swift, who is worth over 400 million dollars.  Do you think she worries about milk or toilette paper? Do you genuinely believe that she has anything in common with you or me?

They will cry out to defund the police while hiring many of them as their personal bodyguards.

I used to be skeptical of organized religion. I still am.  When I see mega-churches, I won’t set foot in them because it becomes more about the Narcissist behind the podium, wearing the robe. 

When they own 13 million dollar aircraft to ‘spread the good news.’  I take issue with that.  They are just another demigod at that point, and have nothing in common with you or I.

Before COVID, I was in Tennessee. The park I was touring had historical places of interest, which I like for many reasons.  One of the sites of interest was an old church. 

I was alone as few stopped to see an old wooden church in the woods.  Kids had scribbled graffiti here and there, and the old bible left on the podium had pages missing.

I stood there behind the podium and, for a minute, was transported back in time.  The church was full of people, people of color.  They were as real as anything. 

Women were dressed in their Sunday best, and children were squirming on the wooden pews.  Flies were buzzing around, streaking through the shafts of sunlight, entering through the open windows. An older man was snoring in the back, as his wife tried to pretend she did not notice him.  The choir rang out with ‘I need the every hour.’

The old organ played as if it were new, and I heard every word.  I had to make a point to come home and look up that hymn, as churches today usually don’t sing the old stuff.

For a minute, I was comforted in a blanket of love.  The ghosts of years ago were there.  I was reminded that this is not it.  This ‘stuff’ that poisons us is not it.  Those horrible electronic portals into hell have channel selectors, choose wisely. Job had to choose, and that story is there for a purpose.

As the music stopped, the organ, organist and the choir vanished.  The echoes of the music, and the people singing stopped ringing as those in the pews before me disappeared as well.  The sounds of creaking pews, and floor boards and even the scents of perfume all vaporized. 

The church was once again the shell of a building, with dust particles, sparkling like small diamonds in the streaks of light through the windows. Just outside was a cemetery and I suspect the home of those ghosts.  I hope to meet them again someday, and repay their kindness.

You don’t need to find that old wooden church to be in the moment.  Go outside and still your mind.  There is a sliver of sunlight waiting for you to open your eyes and seek it out.  Even those knuckle-draggers, are children of God, they just need to grow up. That includes those that are leading us down the road to hell.  They are here to provide a contrast for you.  Without the dark, how would you recognize the light? What will you choose?

God turns good from Evil, the message is there, and you just have to seek it out and be willing to accept the truth.

Much love -TW