3.10.14

WRITE AS IF YOU WANT PEOPLE TO ENJOY IT.

It's long been a Cold Spring Shops theme that self-despising multiculturalism and its attendant privileging of transgressivity and crudity-dressed-up-as-authenticity do no good.  Now comes The Superversive Literary Movement, positive advice to aspiring writers.
The job of the superversive is at once difficult and rewarding. We shall need to build on the high ground, as people used to do: not only for defence, but because the high ground is more solid. Before the subversives dug their mines under the churches, there was a parable that used to be widely known. The gist of it was that a house built on rock will stand firm, but a house built on sand will soon fall down. High ground is usually rocky ground, and from that perspective, ideal for us to build on.
The proposed course of work is perhaps and unavoidably political. On the other hand, anyone who can write "insanity of the committee, where people who disagree about their destination have to agree which road to take" might be worth your study.

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