THE SERVANT OF POWER
There's a fundamental contradiction to PEN American Center. They're supposed to speak for the powerless. But, in this country, if you have no power PEN will not even acknowledge that you exist.
If I were Cormac McCarthy or Philip Roth they'd be rushing to help me and my compadres. But Roth and McCarthy don't need help. Not at all.
PEN's own genteel protests are in fact about advancing megaconglomerate power into every corner of the globe. PEN's every action can be gauged according to how it relates to power.
Witness Director Isenberg. Read his bio. Is he about anything but the attainment of position; of power?
Was Isenberg given his latest position to reform PEN-- or to squelch dissent and reform?
If this were the Soviet Union, Director Isenberg would be standing loyally behind Brezhnev on the Kremlin wall.
Tom Hendricks and myself each sent emails to new Director Isenberg notifying him of the Petition to PEN. The door is open for dialogue. We've received no response.
Why haven't YOU joined the Protest? History celebrates the rebels; the trailblazers: the dissidents. Memory of the timid and the corrupt vanishes into dust.