Welcome back to another post in which I use my cancel-proof irrelevance to dive into another example of well-intentioned-things-gone-off-the-rails in the book community.
Why is speech now considered violence? Why have people started to introduce themselves with a laundry list of identity labels? Why is my generation faking mental disorders on TikTok for clout? Why are people so eager to cancel one another on Twitter? Why are we seeing insistences that math and science are racist?
My very first PKD. A rite of passage, perhaps? That was really… weird, but interesting.
In the past few years, it has become relatively common to see large and occasionally violent protests on college campuses when controversial, usually right-wing, speakers are invited.
This book really messed with my head.
Harvard. Stanford. MIT. The circle of elite colleges is tantalizing for many teenagers. And for YA characters, seem to be predetermined destiny.
What would you get if you fed an AI 10,000 words of antiracism books, “deconstructing whiteness” seminars and the script of that Karen movie trailer and then told it to write a YA thriller?
George Orwell manages to articulate why people using political buzzword salad is so annoying in one essay.
Well, if I thought February was bad… March was just another level. I’ve been in this weird sort of limbo for the past couple of weeks, but in any case this led to me reading a lot. And I consider that an absolute win.
Two years ago, the Internet changed forever.