WhiteManistan romance fiction

Posted in WhiteManistan at 9:03 am by George Smith

The blog has covered it previously, notably in the hundreds of self-published (through Amazon) books dealing with the fall of the United States and western civilization through an electromagnetic pulse attack.

More limited in scope and apparently more capable of interesting real publishers are secession novels. Call it a semi-literary genre for WhiteManistan readers without quite enough spine to actually fire on their local Fort Sumter.

In another way of speaking, Tom Clancy knock-offs for neo-Confederates.

Anyway, the Wall Street Journal did a brief review of a few which envision the secession of Texas.

Here’s the best quote, one that made me laugh because it set up California as the big ol’ golden parasite state:

One book with a major publisher, St. Martin’s Press, is “Don’t Mess with Travis” by Bob Smiley, which envisions a Texas governor driven to secession after he discovers a federal plot to siphon off the state’s natural resources and ship them to California.

“We wanted to show the absurdities on both sides of the aisle,” says Mr. Smiley, a television writer in Los Angeles and former researcher for the late William F. Buckley Jr. Of secession, he adds, “It obviously remains something people in Texas think could and maybe even should happen.”

“Alan R. Erwin learned how seriously some took the idea in 1979, when he wrote a pioneering work of Texas secessionist fiction, ‘The Power Exchange’—and found that some Texans considered him the leader of a real revolution,” adds the newspaper near the end.

“I kept telling them, ‘You need to read my book, because we don’t win,'” Mr. Erwin said of the actual [Texas] secessionists,” to the WSJ.

Makes me think I should turn WhiteManistan into a short story.


Note: You really should appreciate that I did such a good job with the surf rock. Because I care about those kinds of details.

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