Stephen King is the Bruce Springsteen of horror novels, a mediocrity savvy enough to make his take on a genre seem deep by draping it in fake working class politics. Whatever working class Maine authenticity King ever had was long ago traded for elitist lefty hot takes while jetting around from California to New York. In his last act, his horror consists of the lurking terror of… Republicans.
In Holly, Holly must deal not only with the limitations and stress imposed by the rampaging Covid pandemic but also with the recent death of her mother, who didn’t believe Covid, the illness that killed her, was real and refused to get vaccinated.
and the villains are racist homophobic Republicans who probably didn’t even get vaccinated…
Professors Rodney and Emily Harris are hiding a lot of dark secrets under their respectable facade. The octogenarians are a cute, devoted, eloquent couple of semi-retired academics who don’t shy away from social situations. They’re also racist and homophobic, and that’s not the worst of it — the worst happens in their basement.
Could anything possibly be worse than racist, homophobes? Whatever they’re doing, that will be a tough sell for wokes.
While on paper, King claims that Republicans are the scariest things that he can think of, in reality he’s as terrified of his own woke movement as the rest of the cultural elites. He still remembers what happened when he dared to suggest that cultural appropriation is nonsense and that writers should be able to write any characters they want or that art transcends diversity.
King, 72, tweeted on January 13 that he would, ‘never consider diversity in matters of art,’ which set off a firestorm of controversy and lead to black filmmaker Ava DuVernay calling him out for the tweet.
On Monday, King penned an op-ed piece for The Washington Post, where he admitted that he, ‘stepped over’ a line with his comments in a piece titled, ‘The Oscars are still rigged in favor of white people.’
He added that, ‘lines of belief are drawn with indelible ink’ and admitting he, ‘stepped over one of those lines recently’ with his comments that he, ‘mistakenly thought was noncontroversial.
He concluded that creative works should be judged ‘blind,’ with no consideration to diversity, but he acknowledged, ‘this would be the case in a perfect world, one where the game isn’t rigged in favor of the white folks.’
‘We don’t live in that perfect world, and this year’s less-than-diverse Academy Awards nominations once more prove it. Maybe someday we will. I can dream, can’t I? After all, I make stuff up for a living,’ he concluded.
Did anyone do something to him in a basement?
Stephen King is insanely wealthy, but he clearly wants more which is why he pivoted to writing embarrassingly bad ‘mom reads’ like this that are to horror what Stephen Colbert is to comedy. J.K. Rowling, who is far younger than King, was able to sneer and walk away from all that.
So what’s the real story? Yes, King probably doesn’t want to be canceled. It would be bad for his future book sales and his nepotist son’s career, but more significantly he’s afraid of the social sanction. Unlike Rowling, King is too afraid to find out who his real friends are.
Is Stephen King afraid of Republicans? No, what really scares him is the Left.