"If we pushed the dead deer into the pond, it would fly away ... "
Donald McCarthy examines the myth that the left-wing is more "politically correct" than conservatives.
Donald Trump didn’t magically transform into a disgusting human being when he called Mexicans rapists or called for a ban on Muslim immigrants, it’s who he’s always been.
So you say you don’t trust Hillary Clinton. You’ve heard that she’s dishonest and deceptive and that the record speaks for itself. She is a politician who lies about everything. Everybody knows it.
You’re not gonna vote for her; or, maybe you have decided to vote for her, but you still feel this way.
Or, maybe you’re undecided, a Bernie supporter, and now despite his endorsement of her you still intend to vote for one of those other two third partiers, Gary Johnson or Jill Stein. Neither of which really has a true chance of winning the election, but you want to show your dissatisfaction with the system by casting a protest vote anyway.
There is a mosque down the street from my house. It hasn’t always been there; I don’t remember when they built it. I guess I could look it up. Post 9/11. Small furor, but it subsided quickly. Now it is just there, and not much attention is paid to it.
My mother shudders—visibly—when she drives by it. It makes her uncomfortable. Why? Who knows. She is one of those hypocritical Christians: church every Sunday, says the rosary at the nursing home in my city, sitting with the elderly, every Wednesday. Judge not, yet ye be judged.
Drunk Monkeys Founding Editor Matthew Guerruckey looks back on five years of the magazine, and ahead to the future.
Drunk Monkeys responds to the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida by dedicating an issue to the violence sweeping the globe, and by donating to the families of the victims. https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund
Join us February 26th, 2016 at 7pm EST for our Online Reading event, featuring the writers and editors of Digging Through the Fat, Ripping Out the Heart.
Featuring Gessy Alvarez, Heather Dorn, and Krystal Sierra.
Scott Waldyn, Editor-in-Chief of Literary Orphans, and member of the Drunk Monkeys Film Department, shatters the greatest myth about those who create myths: they never do it alone.