Someone is going to a lot of trouble to destroy the ULA, not only filling this blog with racist comments, but creating a fake-ULA site also filled with racism.
I don't believe it's some ordinary crank-- but someone with a reason to do this. It's curious that it happened when I attacked the Rick Moody essay in The Believer. Has the ULA's ridicule and criticism penetrated to a vulnerable spot?
The ULA is a collection of mainly broke writers, who do our writing and activities in our spare time. Obviously, if folks with millions of dollars wish to put the ULA out of business, they can do so. They have the time and resources to draw on-- can set up any number of phony ULA sites if they wish to discredit us.
The Underground Literary Alliance was set up to give a voice to writers and other zeensters shut out by the mainstream-- a way to get our voices heard, and to expose the cronyism and corruption WHICH DOES EXIST in the literary realm. If our opponents succeed in closing us down, it will be a blot against the lit world, against literature itself.
(I've shut down comments temporarily on this blog, until I find a way to allow them without the blog being bombarded by sick racist garbage.)
(Of course, the person/persons using this ploy could be anyone-- someone with an imagined grievance against the ULA. Whoever it is, we expect to trace and expose the miscreant.)