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October 21, 2010 @ 11:18pm

Episode 20 – Gatling Weighs In On War

In which Gatling makes her presense known, war’s lack of complexity is noted, the twin side of bravado is revealed, the moment we’re living in described, the promise of the Aerial Guard is considered, the score is counted, stone is preyed for, and the dead are listed.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

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4 Responses to “Episode 20 – Gatling Weighs In On War”

  1. I just listened to the latest episode, which makes me sad, now I have to wait for the next one!

    I discovered Fables of the Flying City in August and had been playing catch up, being able to download a fist full of chapters at a time to listen to on the way to work and home. But soon I was getting close to actually catching up, which meant, no new stories for me! the horror!

    that day came 2 episodes ago.

    I wanted to say that I am really enjoying the story. Jennifer Summerfield is a great voice of the articles written of Gatling. Though I love you’re reading of Gatling, she seems much crazier when you have her speaking. I like the idea that there’s the woman, and then there’s the written voice of the woman. Very well played.

    Also I for one would love to see/hear the great american transgender teen lover story, we’ve been sadly missing one.

    As this gets more rambling I should say why I came. I wanted to say, that I’m really enjoying the tale and thanks for sharing it with us.


  2. Thanks, Shadarko. I’m glad you like the show so much you mainlined them! Always good to hear. I’ve passed on your kind words to Jennifer about her performance.

    The Great American Transgender Love Story has certainly been added to the to-do list. There’s a few things ahead of it, but it shall happen. Some day.

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  4. Let’s imagine a kind of model of the world for a mnmeot. This model is not exactly right, but it may explain something:First, assume that most of the available jobs for conservative writers and pundits have strict ideological bounds. Maintream publications mostly require adherence to the ruling class consensus–we keep the war on terror and drugs going, we keep our violent and moralistic foreign policy, the powerful are almost always above consequences for anything they do, big financial companies may be regulated only with great deference and gentleness, affirmative action is at least well-intentioned, Israel is our bestest buddy and we must support them no matter what, all races and sexes are equal, and only discredited pseudoscientists say otherwise, etc.More ideological publications slide this window a bit–you can be more critical of affirmative action or might even be able to say something kind about gun rights, but you certainly can’t question our foreign policy or support for Israel. You can support torture (though you must never call it that). Now, in such a world, those few publications which don’t impose those limits will look kind of strange. They will have people who are real outliers from the ruling class consensus, either the centrist or right-wing version of it. If most conservarive pundit jobs require support for Israel and our foreign policy, then the few conservative pundits working without those limits will quite often be the ones who don’t support Israel or our foreign policy. If most such jobs require supporting whomever the Republican party nominates (either because they’re Republican publications, or because they’re Democratic publications who’ve hired a token Republican as a foil), then the conservative pundits who work on one of the other places will often be much less friendly to the party’s choices. That will happen naturally, because the people who won’t support Israel or shut up about IQ or support our sociopathic foreign policy will not be able to get jobs on Fox News or thw Weekly Standard, but they’ll be able to get jobs at American Conservative or Taki’s Magazine. Now, all models lie, but I think this model is useful. My guess is that the more conservative pundit/writer jobs have those ideological bounds imposed, the greater the variance from those bounds you will see in the remaining jobs for conservative writers/pundits which don’t impose them.

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