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Paul Hair is a national security expert and an author. He writes under his own name and as a ghostwriter. Connect with him at http://www.liberateliberty.com/. Contact him at paul@liberateliberty.com.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

‘Appalling Stories 2’: More Gritty, Fun Fiction You’ll Love Reading!

Excerpt of Cover Art for
Appalling Stories 2
Want a collection of fun, pulp-fiction tales all in one book? Then Appalling Stories 2: More Appalling Tales of Social Injustice is for you! (Also available for your Kindle!) The sequel to Appalling Stories is here, and David Dubrow, Ray Zacek, and yours truly have returned for it. But we have more great authors joining us. Plus, Christian Toto of Hollywood in Toto provides the foreword. Here’s just a taste of what you’ll read when you buy this fantastic new book.

Dave’s story “Her Bodies, Her Choice” leads the anthology. What do you do when you’re a woman who gets a degree in Women’s Studies from Vassar? Why you go work for the biggest abortion group in the world. Only things turn out a little differently than what the heroine, or most anyone else, was expecting.

Then it’s my “The Order That Changed the World.” Long before Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) verbalized the notion of the U.S. government nuking Americans in a hypothetical war over guns, I had finished writing this tale. Does that mean my story involves the government using nuclear weapons on Americans? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

Breitbart contributor Warner Todd Huston is up next. “Those Eyes” is a historical record set in an all-too-possible future. The government has finally succeeded in undermining parental rights. And it’s all downhill from there. It looks like there is no hope in overcoming such a disaster . . . at first.

Everyone’s favorite Hispanic writer Jon Del Arroz teams up with Avily Jerome for “Angel of Death.” Rob Hardy is a chaplain for a mining colony on an asteroid in space. His faith and more are tested when humans make first contact with alien life. Or rather, when alien life makes first contact with humanity. . . .

Read the entire article at Liberate Liberty.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Take It Back

Header image © Paul Hair.
This flash fiction story is set in the same universe as the previous tales (“The End of the New York Times” and “Cannon Fodder”). Since this is the third story taking place in the same universe, I decided to give it a name. And I decided to be very creative about it. I’m calling it, The President universe.

The latest entry again features a plot about journalists’ War on America. And it again features President Edmonds’ efforts in fighting back.

Here now, in 1,000 words or less, is “Take It Back.”

*****

“You really think you’re going to get away with rejecting a judge’s order?” Craig asked President Antonio Edmonds, the two on opposite sides of the imposing desk.

“An order to give CNN full access to the White House and me at all times? You bet I am.”

Craig shook his head. “Between this and what you did to The New York Times, it’s no wonder everyone is clamoring for our heads.”

“That’s just it,” Edmonds said. “Everyone isn’t clamoring for our heads. But journalists want everyone to believe they are.” . . .

Read the entire flash fiction story at The Loftus Party.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Red Pilled America Is Telling the Stories You Need to Hear

Header image courtesy of RPA.
Patrick Courrielche and Adryana Cortez are a husband-and-wife team who have done all the normal conservative movement things. But they wanted to do more. Political analyses and columns only go so far towards changing people’s minds. And they don’t change hearts at all. Stories, however, do. So they launched Red Pilled America and now they are telling long-form tales that reach people’s intellects and emotions.

I had the chance to interview Mr. Courrielche about RPA. He offered some interesting insights on his new venture, the conservative movement, and more.

Paul Hair: Why did you create Red Pilled America and what is your vision for it?

Patrick Courrielche: I considered myself liberal up until about 2009, when I wrote a piece for a then fledgling blog called Breitbart.com. I’d been in and around Hollywood for decades by that time but hadn’t yet been immersed in the upper crust of Hollywood until 2010, after I had my political awakening.

My wife and I got our daughter into what we would later learn was an incredibly exclusive Hollywood private school system. At the time, none of them really knew what Breitbart.com was and in their eyes we were brown people (Americans of Mexican descent) so I think they just considered us liberal by default. Also, if you Googled us at the time our names would pop up next to Tracy Morgan, Andy Samberg, and Sarah Silverman—all people we’d worked with on a web series we produced. So we presented liberal and Hollywood let us in.

While we were in this private school I had a pretty mind-blowing experience that I detail in Episode 1 of Red Pilled America where my family, along with several others, called out another father at our school for getting in bed with other people’s kids. At first our elite liberal community was appalled by his behavior, but he was able to turn the situation around by telling our Hollywood community that we were conservatives. Aside from a very small number of people, the entire community moved to ostracize our family.

My wife and I were shocked by how these people (the same people that control the biggest storytelling machine that was ever created—Hollywood) were completely uninterested in our story; one about two “people of color” that came from nothing but made it into their hallowed halls. It led us to believe that if they weren’t interested in the story of people that had literally fought for the safety of their own kids, they would never be interested in anyone’s story who was right-of-center. So we decided to create a platform to tell our stories. . . .

Read the entire interview at The Loftus Party.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Four ’90s Superheroes with Retro Roots

The Phantom (1996)
Superhero movies may seem like they’re a peculiarity of the 21st century, but the 1990s alone featured an abundance of them.

Not only that, but that decade had at least four superhero movies that doubled as period pieces. So if you’re a fan of the genre, and intrigued by early to mid-20th century production design, check out the following films that combined both.

DICK TRACY

Warren Beatty portrays square-jawed Dick Tracy. Madonna co-stars as Breathless Mahoney. And a whole bunch of other familiar faces fill out the cast (Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, William Forsythe) in this 1990 adaptation of the classic comic strip.

Long before people talked about how “Sin City” made comic books come to life in black and white, “Dick Tracy” did the same in full-blown color.


At the same time, since the famous detective is famous for battling gangsters, the movie plays out like film noir. That includes its setting which appears to be in the 1930s (the same decade as when Chester Gould created the crime fighter). . . .

Read the entire post at Hollywood in Toto.

Monday, November 19, 2018

On Nuking Americans: Rep. Swalwell (D-CA) & ‘Appalling Stories 2’

Screen Capture of Swalwell Tweet
Rep. Eric Swalwell is a Democratic congressman from California. On Nov. 16, he tweeted that if a war broke out between the U.S. government and its citizens, the war would be brief because “[t]he government has nukes.” And as extreme as such words might seem, he isn’t the first progressive to verbalize such a notion. Furthermore, Swalwell’s comment is quite similar to a plot point in a short story I wrote for the forthcoming anthology, Appalling Stories 2.

Breitbart covered the Twitter exchange between Swalwell and Joe Biggs (a “Right Wing” “political junkie” according to his Twitter profile). Specifically, the two were talking about a potential war if the government tried to confiscate firearms when Swalwell said, “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.” . . .

Read the entire article at The Loftus Party.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

How It Ends for The New York Times

“The End of The New York Times”
Good news. While there were no takers on the flash fiction contest that David Dubrow and I launched in response to The New York Times publishing fiction fantasizing about President Trump’s assassination, I wrote a flash fiction story of my own.

So enjoy, “The End of The New York Times.”

*****

“Then make sure they find more ballots. Find them in a closet, or a car trunk, or something. I don’t care. Do what you have to do to make sure we win the election,” Brainard “Whip” Leach, executive editor of The New York Times, told the woman on the other end of the line. “There’s no way we’re going to let them take back Texas after all the work we’ve done.”

The woman acknowledged she would make sure the Democrat—the true Democrat—got the votes needed to win the governorship. Leach slammed down the phone.

He slid his laptop closer to him on his mahogany desk. “Evidence Emerges Fox News Working with Chinese to Steal Elections,” the onscreen headline shouted. But he couldn’t concentrate on the story. All he could think about was Edmonds.

President Antonio Edmonds was supposed to have been the final piece of the puzzle for the triumph of progressivism over the racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and just plan fascist foundations of America. He had run as an open Marxist and journalists across the country had swooned over him. They had always swooned over him. First when he had emerged as a progressive businessman, then when he had become a progressive activist, and finally when he had run for the White House as a Democrat.

But Edmonds hadn’t turned out like they had expected. . . .

Read the entire flash fiction story at The Loftus Party.

Monday, October 29, 2018

New York Times Publishes Trump Assassination Fiction. Time to Write Back.

Excerpt of photo by
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ridge Shan.
On Oct. 23, the far-left The New York Times published a short story that fantasized about the assassination of President Trump. Impotent anger ensued from the usual suspects. Publisher Obsidian Point is reacting differently. It’s sponsoring a contest for authors to submit flash fiction stories about the nonviolent, final chapters of The New York Times and CNN.

The New York Times had “Five Novelists Imagine Trump’s Next Chapter.” The editors explained in an introduction exactly what the purpose of the piece was.

Our focus here at the Book Review is on books and stories, but also on how the books being written and read reflect the world outside of books. And one of the biggest stories out there, of course, is the Mueller investigation and the relationship between Trump and Putin. It’s hard not to speculate about what might happen next. To that end, we thought: Who better than some of today’s most talented spy and crime novelists — Joseph Finder, Laura Lippman, Jason Matthews, Zoë Sharp and Scott Turow — to conjure possible outcomes?

Zoë Sharp’s submission (“How It Ends”) concluded with a U.S. Secret Service special agent assisting a Russian assassin in murdering President Trump.

Conservatives expressed outrage about this. Some of them even seemed surprised that The New York Times published the story. And that’s odd, because no one should have been caught off guard by it. After all, leftists indulging in violent fantasies about Republican presidents is nothing new. . . .

Read the entire post at The Loftus Party. Note: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.