It’s a thrill to feature right minded authors on the Red Nation Rising blog. Why? Because this blog sprung from the pollen of a 140 character tweet. That’s right. The Red Nation Rising social community started from a single Tweet and to promote long-form writers is incredibly exciting.
Tweet 262 Pages!
It’s crazy, though, innit? Tweets are short, fun and easy. Same with Facebook updates. Lots of people read them, though, lots.
Compare a Tweet to a book. Compare a Facebook post to a novel. Imagine yourself writing an incredible Tweet or Facebook share which gets massive RTs or LIKEs compared to you writing a book. A very well-written book.
“Good Intentions” by Bob Zeidman is an incredibly well written book.
Bob is a fascinating person. He’s an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker who is also a software engineer, parallel entrepreneur, mathematician, and expert witness for intellectual property matters.
Bob’s book “Good Intentions” is about a future United States that has become the ultimate nanny state. One man is chosen by a mysterious organization to be the next president because he has the required makeup — ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation, etc. — to “fairly represent the diversity of America.”
The book is his reluctant adventure to discover what America is about and how to get it back to its real values.
Q & A (pt 3)
What should the reader take away after reading your book?
First the reader should have fun. Second the reader should come away with an understanding of where we’re going as a society and why we need to change it. Some of the things I put in my book I made so ridiculous because I wanted to emphasize where we are headed with regard to government regulations, for example. In my book, sugar is regulated and caffeine is outlawed. Then shortly after my book came out, Mayor Bloomberg of New York started enacting his soda laws.
I used to live in Bloomberg’s New York City and no longer drink soda because in the lovely midwest they call it “pop.”
See? We’re not as far from my ridiculous future as I thought.
Your book is about politics. What do you consider the biggest problem our country faces in the next ten years?
In a nutshell, our biggest problem is the loss of the American spirit. Right now there are, what 47% of people not paying income taxes? There are 47 million people on food stamps. (Numerologists must see something in the number 47). I still believe that most people want to get ahead. They want to be productive, especially if it means taking better care of their families, living at a higher standard, and just having cool stuff like houses and cars and vacations.
We need a real inspirational leader, in the mold of Ronald Reagan, to get people feeling good again. Feeling energized.
Obama is the utter opposite of Reagan.
Right now our president encourages people to be on Welfare, attacks businesses, promotes class warfare. It’s going to be a very long 3+ years and I hope we can survive it with our values intact.
Does your book ending have an optimistic or a pessimistic view of the future?
I don’t want to give much away, but the book describes a funny but obviously pessimistic future. But there is hope throughout. Whether the main character, Winston Jones, can or wants to change the world… well you’ll have to read the book!
A “conservatarian” is a Conservative – Libertarian. Bob’s one Aren’t we all? This book is a great read for Centrists, Conservatives, Libertarians and Patriots.
Good Intentions is getting stellar reviews and his parody is timely. You’ll love it.
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