This just to let people know that the letter supposedly from me in the current issue of The Ruminator, presented by Daniel Handler while being interviewed, is fake. My signature is a big "X." Is this supposed to be postmodern? Is the reader expected to know this is a joke? Very funny, ha-ha.
A trivial matter, no doubt, but it DOES reinforce the notion that for many of this country's trendiest writers, truth has no meaning. Which leaves them free to construct phony letters, fake other writings, plagiarize, and further reinforce and add to the widespread dishonesty and phoniness of American society-- which of course we experience every day on our TV screens. "Why should writers be any different?" seems to be the thinking.
(But the ULA IS different-- one reason why I'm no longer going to enable the dishonesty pushed out through numerous endless anonymous names.)
I do believe that in the back of their minds, people like Handler and his friends, who get a chuckle at what we're doing, are bothered by what we represent. Someplace, down deep, within themselves, is the suspicion that they're frauds, and we're for real. Why else all the trouble invested in attempts to discredit us? Why all the fake ULA sites; the hours put into constructing them and posting on them-- redoing the arguments in a rigged arena in a way to favor themselves? What does this say about these people?