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About Writing #1
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© 2020 James LaFond
The smoke on the mountains from burning California has made hiking inadvisable for my wheezing lungs, so I am back early from my posting break.
I am only alive to write, the only overriding purpose I have permitted myself over these past two years since becoming a bum.
Podcasts interfere with my writing on numerous levels.
I have done them only because I have enough whore left in me to want to sell books, and podcasts account for about 1/3rd of my book sales.
I have avoided doing most podcasts for most of this year.
Lynn has two podcasts recorded and set to be released.
I will do one more final podcast with her.
That is it.
Part of the reasoning is that, as the Creep State expands into this age of dueling Orthodoxy, between believers in the demon-haunted world and fanatics of the science-haunted world, doing these podcasts will not only take away my dwindling energy, but will put both of us in danger of being harassed, harmed and deplatformed.
I actually think that the harm attempts will come from the Right, not the Left. I firmly believe that Autumn in a Dying City was banned by the Left and that the other three titles were banned by operatives of the “Alt-Right.” I have also noticed a great deal of passive hatred from Conservative and Right readers and listeners increasing over the past three years.
It has been my deep impression over the past few years, that the strongest hatred for my work comes from the Right, not the Left. Additionally, I and my family have been physically targeted by right wing militants before and I have no desire to cultivate more of that.
That, of course, is less likely than the coming deplatforming. If Lynn and I continue to do Crackpot Podcasts, the chances of the whole lot being taken down along with the voices of friends and comments of listeners, increases. I think keeping the audios as an archive is best.
I have agreed to do another podcast, about a specific topic, with the Myth 20 guys, whenever they summon me. Actually, podcasts embarrass me—me running my mouth so much, and takes away from the tension necessary to write effectively. So, perhaps the occasional podcast on a literary subject other than my fucked-up life might be tolerable. Otherwise, I have about a dozen books left to write, and would like them to be my best.
If you are interest in any near-future predictions, check out my fiction.
I just want to write.
What I write is for another article, which will be put up alongside this one on the Harm City page.
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SidVic     Sep 8, 2020

Well, i have enjoyed your podcasts thru the years and I am sorry that you are phasing them out. Don't become hardheaded about it. Allow yourself to be talked into doing one in the future. I like it when you get excited about a topic and "run your mouth". Reminds me of my best professors in the past.
James     Sep 8, 2020

thanks, SidVic.
Huerfano     Sep 9, 2020

Your podcasts are great. I second what SidVic said. Whatever happens, take care James.
James     Sep 9, 2020

Thanks, Sir
Dave Ramesses II     Sep 23, 2020

Probably a wise decision. could be a revival of thought-crime podcasting in a few years when it becomes easier to run voice audio through a model and transform it into someone else voice. Until then, it's too dangerous to use one's own voice and certainly one's true name.

Perhaps in time you can return to podcasting under a pseudonym with neural net voice filter.
James     Sep 23, 2020

It looks like the tech will keep cutting both ways, which is the best we could ask for.
Larry La Marca     Oct 14, 2020

Man! I am sorry to hear that! On the upside, I like the Myth guys, so I will be happy for that. I recently e-mailed Adam a question about when the Jews first came to America, I won't go into it here, but I was sincerely interested. I also begged them to have you on again. I am currently searching your online stuff to see if you mentioned it. A whole bunch of writing came up, so I am reading that when I have the time. Best of luck, Mr. Lafond.

And best wishes for Lynn!
James     Oct 16, 2020

Will do a short answer here as an article.
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