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New Novel Release: “Reparations Core” by Philip Wyeth

This is Philip Wyeth here to announce the publication of my new novel, “Reparations Core.” This is my fourth book, and the third installment in the “Reparations” series.

So today, I thought I would discuss the scope of these books, since they tap into a pretty heavy concept. Discussion about Reparations for slavery seems to be more and more in the news lately, to the point that it might actually be one of the Democrat Party’s major issues in 2020.

My series takes place in the year 2028, with the premise being that in 2024 a Chinese-American woman is elected president on a Reparations ticket. In order to determine who owes or gets paid what, a centralized supercomputer is set up to scan and aggregate all of humanity’s collected documents.

Here is one of the main thrusts established in the first book of this series, “Reparations USA.” That a surveillance state will spring out of the Left’s restitution-for-colonialism crusade. And how can anyone control where that kind of scrutiny will stop?

So that first book is very much a frantic world-building exercise, but at the same time is more than just some reactionary white apology. How so? First, some of the real-world complexities and nuances are explored through the arc of two of my minority characters.

And then—as good sci-fi often strives for—I offer a broader, more forward-thinking vision through a new religion called Modestianity. This group is not quite Luddite or Amish, but they do see the pitfalls of embracing all forms of new technology, without at least assessing the pros and cons along the way.

In the second book, “Reparations Mind,” I really dig into the searching, philosophical side of this religion, as a means to ask deep questions that apply to us all today. For example, how do we retain our human dignity when the camera’s amoral eye watches us with far less compassion than any God might?

This book also dives deeper into what exactly causes us to believe what we do. For how many years has the education system been more about indoctrinating an army of sleeper-cell change agents, than simply helping children develop independent, critical thinking skills?

The broader series plot centers around the 2028 election. Everything seemed to have been going well for the president, but in early October a hacker group takes over the Reparations supercomputer, and all of a sudden a sense of doubt sweeps across the country.

People start to ask, is this Reparations program really working? Have we opened a Pandora’s Box of retribution that will paralyze society, and risk stopping all progress as mankind obsessively looks over its shoulder? Book two ends on this cliffhanger of uncertainty, for the cast as well as the country.

And without revealing the election results, I’ll say that the new release, “Reparations Core,” picks right back up again in the lame-duck months of November and December. And if book two was a heavy, deep dive of self-discovery for the characters, then this one reads more like a slow burn, political thriller.

I kept the chapters shorter and moving along quickly, building readers up to major events both in the middle and at the end. We see the cast come face to face with previously unknown—and sometimes unpleasant—aspects of themselves when forced to make difficult choices under pressure.

And I think that’s why this trilogy might appeal to people who at first bristle at the thought of reading books about Reparations for slavery. Because the series is character driven, and they’re all treated fairly as we dig deep into questions of identity when living under the shadow of major ideological movements. These novels are very much a mirror of life today, as well as satirically imagining what might happen over the next decade.

Is accounting for the sins of the past worth the risk of unleashing a tornado of vengeance that might never stop? Is there a specific amount of concession or capitulation that would satisfy old grievances? And if not, are you prepared for the consequences of the revolt if white guilt gave way to… white survivalism or white existentialism?

Because at the end of the day, these books are an act of faith on my part. I’m a white guy whose ancestors fought in the American Revolution, and on both sides of the Civil War. But I moved from my home state of Virginia out to Los Angeles—I’m a creator and a business starter. The thousand or more hours I spent writing these books during the past two years could have been spent just making money, instead of racking my brain about how to dramatize the major issues facing us all. I could have written young adult fiction, urban fantasy, or the latest and most preposterous write-to-market trend, reverse harem.

But I sensed a spiritual sickness and a political rift that could very well usher in Balkanization here in America—if not a second civil war. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now—despite the twitching urges of our dormant bloodlust, we do not actually want something like that to happen.

I don’t know if the momentum toward conflict can be stopped, and here’s another question: would it really be called a “civil war” when nearly a quarter of the population is either foreign-born or a first-generation immigrant?

But maybe that’s a can of worms for another day, or another book. For now, I offer up “Reparations USA,” “Reparations Mind,” and “Reparations Core.” A series that’s full of heart, humor, insights, unexpected twists, and enough futuristic flavors to satisfy fans of science fiction and political thrillers alike.

You can find these books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords. Signed paperbacks are also available for purchase on my website, philipwyeth.com.

And just a heads-up: I’ve got a brand new sci-fi series in the works that I’m very excited about. I hope to release the first installment of that in a few months. Subscribe to this channel, or follow me on Twitter or Instagram for updates. Thanks very much for listening.

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Video was originally uploaded on March 29, 2019.

White Guilt and Free Drinks at a Portland Happy Hour

This is Philip Wyeth. Looks like the hits keep on coming. Here we have an article from the New York Times, “Reparations Happy Hour Invites White people to Pay for Drinks.” And of course, this takes place in Portland, Oregon, where I had the fortune or misfortune of living for almost three years.

“In Portland, Oregon, organizers of the Reparations happy hour invited black, brown, and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived. A small but symbolic gift, mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend.”

That’s incredible. The $10 bill has Alexander Hamilton’s face, by the way. Is that intentional? Ironic? I have no idea. Okay, so “Brown Hope, a local activist organization, wanted the event to be a space for people of color in a mostly white city to meet one another, discuss policy issues, and plan potential action.”

Now, I just love these liberal newspapers… “While it was far from the full scale reparations sought by some as penance for the horrors of slavery and continuing racial injustice, Cameron Whitten, the 27-year-old activist who organized the event, said there was one similarity. It made attendees feel as if their pain were valued and understood.”

I love these titles, activist, progressive, advocate. That’s all the Left has is these buzz words. Here’s a quote, “It was only $10, but when I saw them I saw their eyes light up. What I saw there was that people felt like they were finally seen.” And here’s the thing, “I saw their eyes light up,” this patronizing, pretentious… like you’re talking… you’re putting hope into the mind of a four-year-old child or something.

And here’s a tweet by Cameron, this is incredible. “People of color are POWERFUL. Amazing turnout at Brown Hope’s inaugural reparations happy hour event.” Okay, that phrase, “people of color are powerful.” Maybe. Maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t. I don’t know. But the point is that isn’t an argument.

And this goes back to what I said in my last video discussing my two books, “Reparations USA” and “Reparations Mind,” how the Left is essentially just a middle school pep rally. Rah rah rah rah. “You’re great.” “You’re so great.” “No, you’re great!!!” That doesn’t mean anything. You have no ideas, you have no arguments, you’re just patting each other on the back.

Okay, so Mr. Witten said “he hoped the event, in addition to building community”–another completely meaningless phrase–“building community, would call attention to the reparations the concept that black people should be financially compensated for generations of trauma that preceded them.”

See, my books are maybe not as ridiculous as some people would think, because these events right now… Like today it’s a happy hour, 2018… What’s gonna happen in 2020? What’s the next thing? There’s already been a photograph I saw of people basically what wearing chains and holding signs saying I’m sorry, and being led by black people in the streets.

This self-flagellation by white people, where does it end? So maybe my books, which take place in 2028, under the premise that in 2024 a female Chinese American president gets elected, because of a Reparations platform, and then it’s implemented at 2025, how off base am I, really? Maybe some of the finer details, and the fact that I wrote it as a dystopian satire, but here’s the main problem we’re going to encounter, because it’s going to require a surveillance state. Or the surveillance state is already here and will be harnessed to dole out reparations. In my books you have everyday people of all races caught between the crossfire of idealism and technology.

Scrolling down the article, “Ron Daniels president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, a group that supports reparations, said they would be necessary for America to fully heal itself.” Another completely meaningless catch phrase. “Any efforts to bring attention to the idea, including a happy hour bearing that name in Portland, could help people organize around the issue–” Organize, another great throwaway word–“hopefully out of that experience there’s some education that takes place.” Education, what does that mean? A word without context.

This is amazing, this is how the Left is just gonna cannibalize itself. So “there was enough interest in the concept to fund occasional happy hours for the rest of the year, though they will be renamed Reparations Power Hour out of concern that the happy hour label was unwelcoming to people who do not drink.”This is glorious! Beautiful Leftist insanity! Happy hour? No, it’s a Power Hour. Why? Because it’s unwelcoming to people who don’t drink!

“Anticipating some criticism, he noted that it was not meant to diminish the seriousness of reparations. Should anyone question why white people were not invited, he said they’d show up by donating to make sure the event happens.

The final quote from Mr. Witten, “White people, we have love for you and we’re going to see you. We can’t not see you. Once a month we’re going to have these two special hours that we cannot get anywhere else.” That’s just… We can’t not see you. Can you imagine if a white person dared to say that about any other race? He would be mocked, pilloried, everything. But here, New York Times, because they have an agenda, this story, a happy hour, gets put in the New York Times, gets linked by Drudge, millions of people see it.

Also of note, in that tweet there were a couple responses. A guy named Christopher Thomas, who’s black, says, “It’s silly for black folks to show up to have drinks paid for, when we should be focused on group economics. Banking black, business development, investing, and generational wealth. Those drinks are not going to ensure that your children have a future.”

And then Sue Kelsey, aging white lady, “It is a step in the right direction. Need to start somewhere.” That is the problem with people on the Left, who just feel like we have to do something, so even though it’s a completely meaningless, ineffective thing, you can say, “We’re starting, we’re starting, we’re taking steps.”

Christopher Thomas makes a nice reply, “It’s factually a step in the wrong direction. Don’t reply to me with zero understanding of the history of black folks in America. We empower ourselves by aggregating our money, not sitting around, being around laughing and getting free drinks.”

And if you look at the picture more closely from this tweet of the people of event, you have two women kneeling, holding hands almost in an Asian pose. Didn’t a white high school girl take flack last month for wearing a Chinese prom dress and assuming the position? Is that not cultural appropriation by these women of color? Or maybe we need a mobile DNA test to see who’s allowed to do what at what times?

You know, the truth is I, like most white people, we probably don’t even care if you want to have an event, social event do what you want. Take any kind of zany, silly photos you want. The problem is it’s the people on the Left who are buzzing around everything like gnats. You’re forcing us to “get involved,” and you’re not gonna like what we have to say.

As Alex from the channel “These Things I Believe” talked about in a recent livestream, what are we going to do about all the people who were born 100 or 125 years ago, who were cryogenically frozen in the past, how racist are they by modern standards? Should we really allow them to spew their hatred after we find a cure for their illnesses? Alex thinks we’d be better off thawing them out right now and letting them rot in the Arizona sun.

So look at what you on the Left are bringing into reality. White guys who just want to be left alone are now entering the fray, taking your stupid arguments to their logical or illogical end points, because apparently we have to rub your noses in it for you to understand. If so-called progressives are even capable of nuance, metaphor, or god forbid, humor.

So I’m just gonna wrap this up by saying if you want to have social events and push your political agenda forward, that’s fine, do whatever you want. But take the eagle’s view for a minute and think about the demographic shifts in this country going on right now. The Latino population in particular is much larger than it was 10 to 20 years ago, and it’s only getting bigger. They don’t have any white guilt.

What are you gonna do, if you’re calling for reparations, when say, 10, 15, or 20 years from now, Latinos have a lot of political power and they have no white guilt? They are not gonna listen to your cries for Reparations. Yeah, so maybe you have 5-10 years to extract as much money, guilt, and public displays of humiliation by liberal white people before this all ends.

But I do want to say that my two books, they’re not as incendiary as maybe you would think, and I have characters of all races who are very sympathetic. And I actually have created a religion in the book called Modestianity, which essentially addresses some of the bigger existential and spiritual problems we are all facing.

And I’m really trying to offer a constructive way forward out of this malaise we’re in. Because with outsourcing, AI, potential of UBI, people are gonna have nothing to do. And if we have no spiritual values, no religion, and the surveillance state is our future… It’s just going to be everybody playing gotcha, trying to dig some dirt up on each other, and humiliate each other online. Is that really the future we want?

And that’s why I’m really suspect of this Reparations push or sentiment, because it’s only going to lead to more revenge and anger. It’s not going to build bridges and heal, like all these buzzwords talk about.

If you’re interested, read my books. The first one’s free as an e-book on iTunes and Barnes and Noble. You can see that I am trying to push through the current day malaise and really try to find a constructive solution, or at least philosophical ideas to help us get past the sniping and urges for revenge.

Because the elites, they’re all just laughing at us, they love for us to fight and not get along. Thanks for listening.

Links:
NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/us/reparations-happy-hour-portland.html
Tweet: https://twitter.com/CameronWhitten/status/998782478922924032/
“These Things I Believe” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpCHiJbgmj8

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Video was originally uploaded on May 26, 2018.