Casey Thomas Lehman wrote the book War of The Third Demon, which is a brilliant book on dragon society. Also because of a review I did on the book someone who I have been communicating with on Facebook. As we talk about both the upcoming sequel and the story that lead up to this. Casey Thomas Lehman sent me a commentary on why he is sick of politics these days and frankly I can’t blame him.
First, let me say that getting involved with the many movements going on in society today is like having a crazy, rule-despising punk of a girlfriend/boyfriend. It makes you feel alive and it seems great to be in bed with them for a little while, but then you realize you’re mentally and physically exhausted and you’ve been spending your sleepless nights with someone who probably doesn’t have your best interests in mind.
Anyway, it seems nowadays there’s only an “us vs. them” mentality between groups, and none are willing to compromise. What’s the point in getting involved in this if it will only lead to disagreement?
Simple. There is none.
I would rather focus on writing my books, making games later on, etc. This has done nothing to help me recover from my past and only bred contempt in me. I would just like to say this goes for anyone else.
Ladies, some guy hurt you in the past? I can say without a doubt that Feminism isn’t going to make you feel any better about it. It’s going to increase the problem and make you either abuse your next lover and become the monster you despise or leave you alone for life. Guys, some lady cheated on you? Yeah, no… I don’t think joining some religious or political movement that makes women into baby-factories and slaves will help you mentally in the long run. (looking at you, Quiverfull Christians)
Simply put, I’m sick of being involved in this crap. I have done my best to delete every trace of my former involvement in this joke of a war between sects and will not become involved in it again. This doesn’t mean I won’t be for animal rights, but that is based on the fact that I care for animals in general.
Does this mean some of my creations won’t be satirical in nature? No, of course not. Trey Parker and Matt Stone aren’t political activists for what I know, and I give them props for that. Still, that doesn’t mean they don’t rip on whoever and whatever they get their hands on and take Rule 13 to an extreme. I plan to follow in their footsteps for at least one of my series.
My advice to everyone? Live your own lives, make your own decisions and don’t let anyone tell you what to think or do.
…Also, on an unrelated note, please never send me Rule 34 of my characters if you are to contact me on social media, especially the underage ones. Just like to Toby Fox, I don’t want to know what the internet will do next to my poor creations.