It's been a long and winding road to get here... four universities, dozens of jobs and businesses—fifteen years in the stock and commodity markets, ten years as a desktop publisher, seventeen years in language and private high schools, and five years in government—thirty or forty countries, rough drafts of several novels which I subsequently shelved... and so on. I must be a hundred years old, right? No, I did double and triple duty for many years.
Buddha’s Cross started out in the early 1980's as a book on non-verbal communication (body language, NLP, etc.), and became a novel about brainwashing, cults and evangelism. In the early 2000's, the movie, The Village came out, so I shelved my book for ten years thinking there was no market for two stories about a village cut off from the world.
Most of this edition is a little on the dark side and then it becomes light-hearted. That was my point... me coming out of my cave:) I am not writing for children, so I believe it is more important that art speak the truth than that it convey a positive message (though positive is nice, for sure). What I have said about the state of our society needs to be said. Nobody can deny that the Western world is undergoing a sort of Arab Spring of its own. There is a backlash underway against the nanny state and its proponents, and you cannot rebuild without a little demolition.
So, I demolished, and then I made a humble attempt to bring together in the latter half of the book enough ideas that an insightful, political-minded reader-writer-leader might complete the picture and patch up our Western democracies, or at least make them representative of all of our citizens. I use the plural on democracies for, after all, every first world country is dealing with the same issues.
I will write more about myself and my thinking as time goes on… bye for now.
1 May 2017
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The Chocolate Party Manifesto
by Earl Warhus
The Chocolate Party Manifesto is part constitution, part bill of rights and part party platform. It contains recipes for a personal, social, economic and political renaissance—a rebirth of our Western society. It trashes the old paradigm of Left and Right—labeled now as the Purple Party—and replaces it with a new one and measures the relationship in terms of Freedom and Respect.
by Earl Warhus
Please think hard before deciding to read this novel. It is dangerous, and may cause headaches and hot flashes. Those with conventional beliefs may find their hair standing on end. Read how the diary of a sex slave spawns a crusade to civilize the last feudal outpost in the Western world.
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