So, I have asked this in other places, only to get either irrational responses, or total ignorance.
Can a writer (or any artist for that matter) have a different conviction, political, social, morality based, etc, and still writer anything other than political pieces?
Has the word “conservative” became a bad word in the world or writing? Is that the game over before the starting whistle? I have come across the irrational and wide-eye-opening insults out of the blue, and while they don’t bother me personally, they bug me on a social level. (Personally, you can call me anything but late to dinner)
Do people not see that the very behavior they abhor, is the exact behavior they employ? Cyber-bullying to me seemed like a non isssue. But then again, I log off and have a real life, where I do things…under the sun, in the snow, or out and about.
But this is the exact tactic the people that call for less bullying use! Of course to date I haven’t been able to ask one of these individuals about it, since they drop their bombs and fly away. I guess I was raised wrong that when you are confronted with an aggressor you stand up and fight back. I was bullied, but by the end of many a school year, I had those bastards carrying my books. Literally. They were beaten that bad.
But back to the point. Writing. Has a line been drawn? Restoring cars, or racing them is on the right, and writing on the left? I suppose that wouldnt surprise me considering my experiences with graduate schools, where social unrest is rewarded with credits, and brilliance is condemned (if not kept around so the tenured vultures can steal research papers and claim them as their own).
I have lived in many countries, under several types of government, so I consider myself open minded. And I have made a choice, based on those experiences. Maybe a few of other peoples experiences as well, such as friends of mine, relatives like my uncle, that spent jail in political prisons for saying things like “so and so” sucks.
Back to writing again. This is the boomerang post, keep throwing it to writing, keeps coming back to politics.
Anyway, I just wanted to say, that I am a real person, and will treat all others as real people, including those I sorely disagree with. It is their right. As this is mine.
But, will it affect my career as a writer?
Signed, somebody that’s tired of walking around eggshells for conservative beliefs.