Monday, October 30, 2017

Accidental Politics

Earlier this month, the IWSG topic was about how many writers often inject some of their real life into their writing. Up until my latest WIP, I believed that I, in no way, included any real-life details about myself in any of my writing.

But then I was editing Death Returns (dropping on November 6th), and I recognized how my personal politics is not only subconsciously infused into this novel, but it's also apparent in the first book in the series, Death Knocks.

Allow me to get political on here for the first time in, oh, 12 years. I'm like many Americans. I consider myself Independent. I have many beliefs that are Conservative, and I have many beliefs that are Liberal. And my beliefs do change. For fun, I've taken a few political quizzes, and it seems that I do have a Libertarian streak in me too.

I've been called a "conspiracy theorist," and I suppose I've earned that moniker. History has made me suspicious of my own government. I believe it's wrong to be enamored with ANY politician. They should all be held on short leashes. Here in St. Louis, we've had two HUGE government conspiracies come to light:

1) From the 1950s-60s, our government tested the effects of zinc cadmium sulfide on its own citizens. They sprayed this radioactive material from the tops of buildings here in St. Louis, allowing men, women, and children to inhale this radioactive material. 

2) St. Louis is home to Mallinckrodt Chemical, the first uranium producer/purifier in all the world.
The company supplied all the uranium for the Manhattan Project, and the waste was stored at a facility near the airport. Several areas all around the St. Louis Area is still contaminated, including Cold Water Creek where there's been a crazy amount of rare cancers diagnosed. And the biggest heap of radioactive waste is at West Lake Landfill where there's an underground fire raging, and it's inching closer and closer to the deadly stuff. Yet, the EPA keeps telling us that all is just fine.

If you've been watching Stranger Things 1 & 2, the writers have pulled directly from all kinds of Black Projects including MK Ultra, the Philadelphia Experiment, and the Montauk Project. Many of these secret projects including trying to perfect mind control and utilize "remote viewing" to create a small army of gifted people to use their ESP to spy on our enemies. Now if you stop to think about it, is that really so farfetched when you look at all the crap our own government has done?

Earlier this year, the CIA did release almost 1 million pages of declassified reports on UFOs going back to the 1940s. But this barely made the news. Why? Because only crazy people care about this stuff, right?

Well, call me crazy.



11 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Short leashes they should all have indeed. Amazing the crap they get away with and how much the so-called officials deny deny deny even when the facts are staring you in the face. And sadly, many of the sheep believe them because it is official. When really, what did they do to get official? Kiss arse.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

There's a lot you have to wonder about. But is it the government wisely covering up or is it too dumb to let us know?
Scary about that underground fire.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'd never trust a government run by humans. By nature, we are flawed, selfish creatures. I'd only be enamored with communism if Jesus himself was the leader. If not, give me freedom for all, which also puts me in the libertarian zone.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Humans are flawed all right. Except one. And no matter what they do in Washington, He's in charge anyway.

Pat Dilloway said...

The Truth is out there! Some conspiracy theories are way too crazy to believe (like NASA child slave camps on Mars or Pizzagate) but there are plenty of crazy experiments the government has run, especially in the early days of the Cold War.

Arlee Bird said...

Political intrigue, conspiracies, and the like make for some great reading. Truth is stranger than fiction so why not integrate some of it into stories. I say go ahead and pursue conspiracy theories down rabbit holes. Those St Louis stories sound fascinating as well as quite disturbing.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

No one likes authority of any kind. It doesn't surprise me that the government catches so much flack.

T. Drecker said...

There's a little bit of truth in everything. Chase it, grab it and toss it in to those stories.

Maurice Mitchell said...

That underground fire is scary stuff Jay especially considering North Korea just had their own underground nuclear disaster. Hopefully I won't need my tin foil ha anytime soon.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Hi ya, Crazy. j/k I think the Upsidedown is a government experiment gone wrong. ;)

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