Stephen King and six hundred assorted authors vs. Trump

From Mashable:“As writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” the letter reads. “American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another.”

Trayvon Martin case? Ferguson riots?

“The rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response.”


Reality check: We asked our American friend, who is their audience?, given what we all obviously know, and he said: I am serious. For this stuff, themselves.

Because the cool people are now posturing only for themselves. Not for the uncool majority.

See also: His It’s Over, Over Here Why Trump had to be the nominee.

  • I don’t think this will have any impact for some reason.

    • Alain

      Why would a group of basically nobodies have an impact outside of their bubble? We are not talking about any great literary geniuses here. If anything it will be great PR for Trump I think.

      • Justin St.Denis


  • Martin B

    No surprise to see that Stephen King is the headliner on this steaming pile of shit & sanctimony. My all-time favorite SK quote:

    “Superhero movies and comic books teach a lesson that runs directly counter to the culture-of-violence idea: guns are for bad guys too cowardly to fight like men”

    There you go – if you have a gun, you’re a bad guy and a coward. If you let other men with guns do your fighting for you, you’re a real man and a hero.

    A grown man who takes life lessons from comic books is lecturing Americans about who should be President.

    • G

      King hasn’t been interesting for years.
      The last thing I read by him was “The Tommyknockers”. I got halfway through before I said “Screw this. What garbage”. Thankfully I got it from the library & didn’t pay for it. Haven’t bothered with him since. Same old recycled characters & crap.

      • Justin St.Denis

        It’s been that way for decades. I wish he’d meant it decades ago when he said he was retiring, but Nooooooooooo…………

  • favill

    I blame the socialists and unions for the state of affairs we’re in. The unions for pricing American and Canadian workers out of the market forcing companies to set up on foreign shores. And socialists for implanting the notion that the government should run your life so that it can take care of you. Young men today wouldn’t have the option of remaining in an adolescent state if they were forced to go out and work. But since there is very little work available and a social safety net exists…there isn’t a “survival of the fittest” mentality being inculcated in most of today’s young males.

  • Scotch_Pine

    Obama’s other hobby besides golf is collecting comic books. His favorites are Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian. His foreign policy advisor was a failed fiction novelist. Maybe that’s why these jokers think their voice will help the neverTrumpers. Watch for a sharp decrease in book sales in the coming months.

  • Clausewitz

    Thy probably have less of an impact than what actors do, and in the end who gives a shit about the opinions of actors.

    • Justin St.Denis

      From all I can see, other actors.

  • Exile1981

    I have over 3000 books in my personal library by hundreds of authors. Other than one Stephen King book I was given as a gift I don’t recognize any of those “authors”.

  • Let me understand something: when Obama fomented racialism and let Iran have the bomb, that wasn’t appealing to basest and most violent elements on the globe including American society which Stephen King excoriates?

  • BillyHW

    Who? What?

  • mauser 98

    move to Kenya

    • Someone should advise these people that our southern border is not especially porous. We would need to approve them. That might not be a big problem; it’s just that – unlike the situation in the United States – it’s not self-evident that anyone can move to Canada merely because they decided to.

      • mauser 98

        Justine would approve of them….think of the selfies

        • Justin St.Denis

          Too true.

      • Justin St.Denis

        That, unfortunately, is very true and serves as a primo example of American arrogance. As a dual citizen, I see your point very clearly.

  • pdxnag

    Was there an Islamist on the ballot? (Oh, just a sympathizer.)

  • Justin St.Denis

    When Stephen King published “ON WRITING”, I just about laughed myself silly! “I wonder when Hulk Hogan is going to publish ‘ON BAKING’,” my wife commented. “I am still reading Stalin’s ‘ON DEMOCRACY’.”