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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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Why ‘Presidential Pardon’ Is a Great Espionage Story

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Via me at The Loftus Party:

Espionage stories usually veer far away from reality in order to make things exciting. Fine. But I wanted to buck that trend (sort of). So I wrote “Presidential Pardon.” It’s set in a universe where superhumans exist, but apart from that, it includes some very realistic plot points, including one about how espionage works in the modern world. I made some flaws in executing this short tale, but it remains a solid story and it’s definitely worth your time to read. Here’s a bit more about it. (Minor spoilers ahead.)

“Presidential Pardon” is one of the 13 quick reads in Appalling Stories: 13 Tales of Social Injustice (December 2017). The major theme of the story is that it’s possible to do the right thing even when it seems like every choice will lead you to doing the wrong thing. For a bit about its conflict, see what I wrote about it last year here at The Loftus Party.

The plot involves protagonist (and superhuman) Adam White trying to figure out what to do after the government orders him to bring in a man who killed a traitor. What makes Adam’s conflict even harder is that journalists and others had turned that traitor into a hero, which amplified the damage he had done with his initial treason. . . .

Read the entire post at The Loftus Party.

Monday, February 11, 2019

‘It Doesn’t Affect You’ and How You Have No Idea What’s Coming

Excerpt of Cover Art for Appalling Stories
“Science, religion, culture, and morality are all separate.” No they’re not. But many people want us to believe they are, even as it’s becoming increasingly clear that they are all intertwined. The connection of all these things is one of the secondary themes of my short story “It Doesn’t Affect You.” If you haven’t read it yet, you should. It’s more relevant than ever and shows that most people have no idea what’s coming in our future. Two recent pop culture news items help show this too.

Newsbusters published “‘Supergirl’: Gender Transitioning When Young Affirms Your ‘Authentic Self’” on Jan. 27. And Bounding into Comics published “Transgender Actor Zach Barack to Play Peter Parker’s Classmate in Spider-Man: Far From Home” on Jan. 28.

Both stories reveal the fanaticism driving transgender activists. Both reveal that transgender activists are using children and young adults as a primary way of advancing their agenda.

You should be able to figure out some of where all this nonsense is heading by reading those two articles. And if you want to understand the situation even better, buy Appalling Stories: 13 Tales of Social Injustice and read “It Doesn’t Affect You.”

Nothing really shocks or surprises me any longer. We’ve passed the point-of-no-return ages ago.

Regrettably, I don’t believe many other people realize this.

Comedian Michael Loftus Talks about ‘Appalling Stories 2’ on His Podcast!

Artwork © Paul Hair
Comedian Michael Loftus is touring on the successful The Deplorables comedy tour. I write for his website and yesterday he had me on his podcast to talk about Appalling Stories 2!

I talk a lot about “The Order that Changed the World,” the tale I contributed to the anthology, on the podcast. But I also talk about the other stories as well. Better yet, Michael and I discuss the first Appalling Stories along with the importance of creating culture.

We also get into talking about a host of other subjects, including the possibility of starting to publish some fiction through The Loftus Party.

Head on over to The Loftus Party and listen to the podcast. And be sure to check out the new post I published at The Loftus Party about “The Order that Changed the World” and how it addresses the question, “What Would Happen if America Banned Guns?”

Thank you to everyone who has purchased Appalling Stories 2. Don’t forget to leave reviews at Amazon and to tell others about it!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Get ‘Em on the Kill List

Artwork © Paul Hair, 2019
Via Liberate Liberty:

This flash fiction tale takes place in a separate universe—one where superhuman individuals exist.

You can read more such stories in Mortal Gods: Ignition and Appalling Stories: 13 Tales of Social Injustice (see “Presidential Pardon”).

For those interested in continuity, this story takes place before the events of “The First Transgender Superhuman” (which appears in Mortal Gods: Ignition).

Here now, in 1,000 words or fewer, is “Get ‘Em on the Kill List.”

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The man breathed hard, peering around the corner of the brick building. He pulled his head back and crouched, shuddering and whimpering, and covering his head with his hands.

Victoria White descended from the sky behind him. Her boots touched the ground, the leather groaning ever so slightly. “Drop your weapon and—”

The man yelped and spun around, his camouflage abilities starting to kick in. The yellow hammer and sickle on the red shirt of his uniform faded. The weapon he lowered at her did not.

Metallic energy screamed from Victoria’s fist and cut him into two pieces. She walked over and destroyed the communist’s rifle. He was Indian or Pakistani. They weren’t the white, Christian terrorists that her superiors had assessed they might be. . . .

Read the entire flash fiction story at Liberate Liberty.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Author: Traditional Publishing ‘Too Slow, Incestuous’

Excerpt of Crossing Over Cover
Author Paul Clayton has been writing fiction for 50 years.

Two of his latest works are “Crossing Over” and “Van Ripplewink: You Can’t Go Home Again.” He answered some questions from HiT about how technological and cultural changes have radically transformed the book publishing industry.

Full disclosure: Clayton and interviewer Paul Hair are both members of the Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance.

HiT: Why did you become a fiction writer?

Paul Clayton: I’ve always enjoyed good books, and I believe that the books I took out of the library when I was a preteen could have saved my life.

We’d moved to a different neighborhood and my friends were all gone. I read Booth Tarkington’s Save“Penrod” series and also Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn.” Books injected joy into my tortured ten-year-old soul, and I went to and from the library for a whole summer to get my fix.

I believe that it was Vietnam that made me a writer. After I graduated from high school, I went to work at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Some of my buddies went to college, getting that crucial draft deferment. [I didn’t.] I was drafted. I went; I survived; I did not have a good time.

Eventually I met the (first) love of my life and she inspired me to go to college and pursue my desire to learn how to write.

And, I must add, my experience as a ground pounder in ‘Nam was burning inside like a bad case of acid reflux. I had to get it out, and I especially wanted to inflict it on those who had sent me, and those who had finagled their way out of going. And so began my quest to write and publish what would eventually be titled, “Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam.”

HiT: “Crossing Over” is an apocalyptic tale warning about current events. Reviewers mention that Mike (the protagonist) is an everyman who doesn’t pay much attention to politics. Is that correct? Also, does this describe many Americans, and has such a lack of attention contributed to why the nation seems to be disintegrating?

Clayton: Yes, I would say that that is a good description of Mike. And yes, I would say that describes about a third of Americans. But, I would not say that people like Mike are why we are currently in a “cold” civil war, and in danger of flipping over into a hot one. . . .

Read the entire interview at Hollywood in Toto.

Dancing IN the Stars with Indoor Skydiving [VIDEO]

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Indoor Skydiving Video
They’re not really dancing in the stars. It’s just a catchy title because it’s a play on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a post called “Indoor Skydancing and How to Carry Oneself in Flight.” It was, as the title suggests, about indoor skydancing. Read it and watch the videos at that link to find out more.

Then take a look at two of the latest videos I’ve found of indoor skydiving; the one at the top from November, and the one below from this month.

If you go to the YouTube channel where I found both of these videos, it looks like there is at least some push to turn indoor skydiving into an Olympic sport. Don’t know if that will ever occur, but I still enjoy watching it. . . .

Read the entire post and watch the videos at The Loftus Party.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

There Is No Opposition to Progressivism

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There is no opposition to progressivism.

There’s no other logical way to explain how progressives can implement overtly wrong policies such as mandating that menstrual products be placed in men’s bathrooms, and that men should have “cervical smears.”

If there was opposition to progressivism, progressives wouldn’t constitute anyone more than a few people on the far fringes of society.

Instead, they run the world.

I’ve largely given up on writing about cultural and political issues because of this; because no one with power (money) wants to oppose this outright evil.