With Thanks to You, You Magnificent Dappled Beings
Book Launch, Subscription Savings, & Poem: “You Can’t Cancel Me”
I hope it’s okay that I call you a friend. I know we’re technically strangers, but I feel a camaraderie with you, despite never having spoken. I feel you, too, share my passion for unmasking totalitarianism and awakening the sleeping before tyranny triumphs; otherwise, you wouldn’t be here reading this.
To say I’m moved by your belief in my work would be an understatement. This may sound strange, but I may be most touched by the fact that you guys—based on where my articles have been reposted, tweeted, and shared—span the full range of the political spectrum.
It shows me we are capable of transcending the artificial partitions erected to divide us. It shows me that when totalitarianism threatens the planet, those with eyes to see and ears to hear can set aside their differences to decry tyranny. It shows me there is a glimmer of hope that we can escape the dystopian future every instrument of authoritarianism is dragging us toward with the seemingly irresistible force of gravity—because we far, far outnumber them … if we can come together.
I honestly got teary-eyed when I stumbled across the below tweets (not to mention the retweets and other kind souls who made the effort to share, comment on, and like my COVID fairytale as well as the hundreds who reposted, shared, and translated into other languages A Primer for the Propagandized and COVID IS OVER! … If You Want It after OffGuardian picked up my first and second articles):
“Yo, this is an absolutely amazing fairy tale allegory of the COVID pseudopandemic. Mad love to the weaver of this wonderful tale, Margaret Anna Alice.” —Nevermore Media
“A story for our time. I’m blown away by the writing style. I’d love to hear Peter Jones, who did voiceover in the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for the BBC TV show, do the reading. Parents, get this for your kids and let them read it to you over and over again.” —Das Medikament Wird Sie Befreien (formerly Antifa Special Ops Black Helicopter Driver)
“Brilliant 👏👏👏” —Schrodinger’s Deplorable™
“Love the illustrations. Story telling and engaging the imaginative function carry a certain power to penetrate through programming. Worth sharing with ‘new normalers’ maybe …” —Left Lockdown Sceptics
“Yes, it’s excellent.” —Winter Oak Press
“The old stories are the stories people most want to believe in. There’s very little allegory in this retelling of the coronavirus story, but by putting it in the language of fairytales, Margaret Anna Alice has brought out just how fabulous it is.” —Architects for Social Housing
“👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Amazing; well written and illustrated. Needs passing around.” —Pamela, Do Not Trust Them
“A great bed-time story for your kids.” —whimsical will (无卹)
“#Storytelling. Cultural (a beautiful example here👇) vs. media/marketing to build/achieve acquiescence. #Fear leveraged. #Propaganda unleashed. A people strategically divided. Social license is required for #4IR global architecture intended to #reset capitalism in crisis.” —Cory Morningstar
“Fabulous read.” —Jennifer Steinbachs, ND
“Excellent.” —In This Together
“And now for something completely different...” —Gabrielle Love Jones
“Thank you. Fabulous.” —Mo, Animal Rescuer
“#COVID19 #COVID #Delta #CovidVaccine #BigPharmaWantsYouSick” —World Gone Mad
Thanks also to callmefree, Malinda R. Zarate, StopEndlessWar, and the many others who shared and retweeted my fairytale. I did my best to shout out everyone I could find who shared this piece on Twitter, so I apologize in advance if I missed anyone.
HEADS-UP! OffGuardian will be publishing my fairy tale in their satire/humor/fiction slot on Sunday, August 22. The comments usually comprise a rich reservoir of knowledge, insights, and valuable references, so you may want to keep an eye out for that tomorrow.
Seeing every conceivable shade, stripe, and color of the political prism share my work makes me think of Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins:
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Glory be to God for dappled things –
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
So thank you, friends. I have so much more I want to share with you—not only hundreds of articles in various stages of progress but also memes, podcasts, and recommendations I hope will continue to spur the awakening process, with your help sprinkling the seeds.
Paid Subscriptions: What’s to Come
In case you missed the announcement tucked at the end of my last free newsletter, I quietly enabled paid subscriptions so I can start offering more frequent, casual content in addition to my formal pieces, which will always remain free.
I have now published my first podcast and set of memes, so these will be available to you immediately upon subscribing:
Podcast of me reading “The Vapor, the Hot Hat, & the Witches’ Potion: A Fairy Story”
The first 10 memes of The Yellow Star Series I started last year that would now unironically be considered illegal in a certain formerly and now New Normally fascist country.
I am also preparing to publish these soon, so you’ll be able to get these delivered straight to your inbox if you subscribe in time.
Recommendations Roundup #1: Predicting the Present, the Man Building the Case for Crimes Against Humanity, Interviewing Nazis, the Movie That Was 45 Years Ahead of Its Time, Punk Hypocrisy, and Love Abides
Behind the Scenes: The Ministry of Truth’s War on “Misinformation”
I would love to hear others read the story, too! If you decide to do that and post your audio or video to social media, please use the hashtag #VaporHatPotion, and I’ll shout out participants in a future newsletter. It would also be helpful if you tag me (@MargaretAnnaAl1 on Twitter or Margaret Anna Alice on Facebook) whenever you share my work as I noticed the search results for tweets are inconsistent, and some appear to drop off over time.
I tend to avoid social media, as you know, but I have reluctantly set up accounts at several platforms. Here is a bio.link with links to my official accounts. I am continuing to resist getting sucked into the social media rabbit-hole, so I apologize in advance for not accepting friend requests, following, or otherwise engaging on social media for now. That may change later, but in the meantime, I will try to post my articles, if nothing else.
Here is a teaser of what is to come for paid subscribers:
1) Podcasts of previous free articles as well as upcoming ones.
2) Behind the Scenes: This series will feature exchanges from my real-world attempts to deprogram New Normies along with lessons gleaned from those efforts, including “The Ministry of Truth’s War on ‘Misinformation,’” “Vigilante Virtue-Signaling,” and “Defining the Enemy.” Much of this content will make its way into free articles in one form or another, but Behind the Scenes will give you access to the context and detailed back-and-forthing with COVIDians.
3) Recommendations Roundup: Each issue will highlight video, book, article, movie, music, poetry, and other salient recommendations in the battle against totalitarianism. I intend to make these available to free subscribers at a later date, but paid subscribers enjoy early access.
Coming Soon: The Children’s Book!
[UPDATE: Available Now!]
Given the overwhelmingly positive response to The Vapor, the Hot Hat, & the Witches’ Potion, I decided to publish it as a children’s book so people can gift it to normies (both New and old-school), the awake, children/parents, and anyone else you think might benefit. My hope is this will bypass people’s hypnosis and help them see the Naked Emperor behind the curtain while also giving us a lexicon with which to discuss these matters without triggering the censorship algorithms—until they catch on, anyway.
I also just learned Nevermore Media took it upon himself to translate my fairy tale into Spanish, and plans for a Spanish edition are already underway!
I know this is an exceptionally international audience, so if any of you would enjoy translating this story into other languages, please let me know in the comments, and perhaps we can collaborate on future editions in other languages!
I sincerely thank each one of you dappled beings for your support. Every subscription, every share, every comment, every like, every coffee, every donation you make, every item you purchase, and every book you get and give contributes to my anti-totalitarian endeavors.
Thank you for joining me on this journey down the rabbit-hole as we raise our voices in a collective chorus of, “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!”
“You Can’t Cancel Me”
by Margaret Anna Alice
You can’t cancel me because I don’t belong to you.
I’m not on your side; I’m not on any side.
I’m not a member of any party, club, or group.
I’m not a joiner, I’m not a follower,
I’m not a demographic for your target market.
I may quote or reference someone you disagree with;
I may quote or reference someone I disagree with.
You can’t smear me because We know you are liars,
confabulators, compromised traitors to truth.
You are owned by psychopathic corporations, oligarchs,
and technocrats—and your own complicit cowardice.
I seek wisdom, truth, integrity, and honesty
in whatever forms they come.
I applaud heterodox thinking, an open mind,
humor, humility, courage, and understanding.
I deplore hatred, fear, rage, biases, and envy,
corruption, avarice, and homicidal policies.
I encourage reevaluating, reconsidering,
revisiting, rethinking, and recalibrating.
I discourage bitterness, resentment,
laziness, and self-inflicted ignorance.
I don’t watch, read, or listen to your
pundits, papers, and propaganda;
I don’t watch, read, or listen to their
pundits, papers, and propaganda.
We are not an Us and Them.
The only Them is They, who
have made We an Us and Them.
Keep thinking, keep questioning,
keep resisting, keep loving,
and together, We can expose,
dethrone, and cancel They.
© Margaret Anna Alice, LLC
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