Silenced.

Con­trol the medium and you con­trol what’s pos­si­ble on it. Lan­guage is the medium of thought. So the way to cur­tail thought is to take away the tools that make it pos­si­ble — ban words and phrases, change their mean­ings, out­law cer­tain expres­sions … and sud­denly whole ideas are for­bid­den, if not impossible.

Today the so-called “lit­er­ary” press is among the worst of the politically-correct con­trollers. That’s why con­tem­po­rary lit­er­a­ture is so weak and use­less — it has no cul­tural cachet, the novel and poetry have almost no pres­ence or power in pub­lic life. “Lit­er­ary” is a syn­onym for weak-minded, aca­d­e­mic PC junk that isn’t worth your time.

I won’t sup­port them, and in return they won’t sup­port me, either — Cir­cuits of the Wind isn’t sim­plis­tic enough for them, they hate a lot of words and ideas in the book, and they sure don’t like white males — dead or alive.

So I was hon­ored to be a part of Loren Feldman’s doc­u­men­tary film Silenced: Our War on Free Speech, pro­duced by Mike Cer­novich. It’s exactly about that. And a lot of us aren’t shut­ting up about it anymore.

Watch Silenced on Vimeo.

Silenced: Our War on Free Speech