Writing the Future
Ya know, when I started writing my St. Tommy NYPD novels, I didn't exactly think that I would be writing future events.
Take book one, Hell Spawn.
It had an offhand, casual mention of Black Lives Matter after our hero arrests a serial killer. The Serial killer is in the "right" profession and thus call out BLM… because reasons.
There were, of course, reviewers who cringed that I even mentioned BLM.
I wonder if their thoughts on the matter would change any now?
We won't even go into what I did to the mayor, or the death cult. I just figured I would have the mayor as an idiot that concealed a truly darker side to the office. (no spoilers). But Death Cult came out only three months before NY states’ Moloch bill. (I forget, does that include killing children ten days after birth?)
And, of course, I do expect social media to “fact check” my sarcasm, telling me that it wasn't called the Moloch Bill, blah blah blah.
Then de Blasio goes and shows exactly how much of a pure f***ing psychopath **he** really is. Here I thought he was just a moron and a thief.
Part of the “grand plan” of the ultimate villain for the first trilogy? It’s apparently in effect right now. Cuomo and Co call it their catch and release program of “bail reform,” which has unleashed Hell on the city. And the state.
And since I wanted to get away from politics for later books, I didn’t even want to touch the governor’s office.
Then Cuomo goes and shows that, yes, he’s a straight up f***ing mass murderer.
I mean, good God, in 2019 I came out with Crusader: sex trafficking run by a succubus in conjunction with Jihadis.
Next year: is there anyone who isn’t a supporter of Epstein’s client list?
I mean, really guys? I mean, in 2019 I thought that my darkest dreams could not conceive of something so twisted and evil that the politicians would not put it on their platform. Every nightmare scenario I’ve dreamed up is coming to life.
Dear DC: my books are horror revolving around demons, THEY ARE NOT INSTRUCTION MANUALS.
But killing off the elderly? Not even assisted suicide, or euthanasia, or any of the nice terms they like to throw around. But straight up bio-warfare the old fashioned way.
The slippery slope used to be “gay marriage to pedophilia” (which took five years, thanks San Francisco gay choir. Oy).
Now it’s gone from “close the churches” to “burn the churches” in MONTHS. (Seriously, they’re burning in Europe and Canada right now)
I preferred it when I could at least imagine politicians were misguided idiots instead of straight up fiends from the pit.
It used to take full on wartime propaganda to dehumanize the enemy to such a state that we perceived them as something so monstrous and alien that we didn’t even blink at riddling them with bullets.
Now all I have to do is listen to what comes out of their mouths.
Right now, I'm just hoping they're not taking tips from Deus Vult. Because that's just straight up Lovecraft country, in more ways than one.