Many students dream of becoming revered authors, screenwriters or actors one day, but the harsh reality is, it’s a tough business, which requires impressing the right people just as much as it requires talent and skill. Standing between these aspiring writers and their dreams are layers of book and movie critics, who themselves once wanted to be professional writers, but failed, and so they became critics instead. You can bet your bottom dollar that these esteemed book and movie critics don’t want some young upstart to show them up, so you’ll have to appease them if you want to have any chance of success.
Although you may think the the New York Times bestseller list contains an objective list of the best selling books on the market, the reality is, books are selectively excluded if they fall out of favor with the newspaper’s team of lofty critics. These critics are feared by writers around the world, and you will have to work hard to please them if you want to see your work on a list as prestigious as the NYT bestseller list. Being a great author is not about satisfying your readers, it’s about satisfying the gatekeepers who stand between you and success.
Book and movie critics are also renowned progressives, so if you’re an aspiring conservative writer, forget about it – you’ve got no chance. Have you seen a movie or read a novel lately that promoted conservative values? Most likely you haven’t, because anyone who tried to make a work of fiction like this would be quickly shut down by the very educated Marxists who run Hollywood and the world of literature. These paragons of fictional media always put ideology before quality and even before profits, and will work hard to insert progressive messages into every plot in order to subliminally program their audience.
So the lesson is, if you want to produce a work of art, it’s not as simple as bringing it to the marketplace. Teams of accredited professionals, who haven’t produced anything of value themselves, stand in your way, and can make or break you with their biting critiques. Their range of vocabulary, cynicism, appeal to prejudice and willingness to condemn writers personally, can devastate any career and make years of hard work and dedication all for nothing. So remember, boys and girls, it is these lofty progressives you must aspire to impress. Don’t let your creativity flow too freely, don’t think you can reject popular dogma in favor of critical thinking. You must learn to appease and to repeat progressive narratives, or else you stand no chance as an artist in this brave new word.