In a season 3 episode of NYPD Blue, profoundly un-PC detective Andy Sipowicz (played by Dennis Franz) gives his son, a newly minted beat cop, a lesson in street patrol. Sipowicz points to a group of young black guys standing on a corner. He tells his son that the men, while not technically doing anything illegal, nevertheless have to be chased off, because a klatch like that can only mean trouble.
“Right now they own that corner,” Sipowicz says. “A good cop’s gonna take it back.”
And there, in that one scene, is an inadvertent depiction of what’s happening in America today. Leftists are Sipowicz, and they’ve decided that wherever and whenever “too many” whites gather, they gotta be run off. How many times do we see the media slam a movie, a TV show, an editorial board, a slate of candidates, or a roomful of people merely for being “too white”? It’s simply taken for granted that anything deemed “too white” is bad and in need of dispersal. It’s not that the actions of the whites who gather are necessarily wrong; the people are wrong. They’re wrong for being white and “owning” a corner.
The antiwhite beat cops just cleared another corner, and wouldn’t ya know, it was one of my favorite places to hang. Feral House, the publisher of my autobiography, has fallen. Feral House, founded and run by Adam Parfrey, was one of the last truly independent publishing companies in America. Adam was my publisher. Adam was Jim Goad’s publisher. Adam believed in giving a voice to those who are shut out of the mainstream: the revisionists, the misogynists, the skinheads, the heretics, the haters, the anarchists, the occultists, the conspiracy theorists, and anyone else the mainstream publishing conglomerates consider toxic. Adam was my friend for almost thirty years. No one else in the world would have touched my book, which Adam published over the vocal objections of his female staffers.
Well, Adam’s dead now (you can read my Takimag obit for him here) and those staffers are in charge, and Feral House has gotten “woke.” As of this month, the company’s mandate has officially changed, with a new mission statement that violates Adam’s corpse in a manner that even Ed Kemper would find repulsive:
We are looking to expand our catalog by including more writers who identify as Women, People of Color, LGBTQ, and others who have felt excluded from traditional publishing. Beginning August 1, 2019, we are opening our submission process with a call to authors with new and distinct voices to submit non-fiction manuscripts that fit into our areas of interest. Stories by and about Women, People of Color and LGBTQ identities are especially encouraged to submit.
R.I.P. Feral House. That corner has been successfully cleared.
And by the way, how idiotic must someone be to claim that women and “people of color” are “excluded from traditional publishing” these days? Let me rephrase that: How idiotic do they think we are to believe that? The unnecessary capitalizations and poor grammar aside, what happened at Feral House is par for the course these days; something that was unique is gone, replaced by the commonplace and ubiquitous under the guise of “diversity.”…[ ]