Tuesday, June 20, 2006

V is for Vixen. But not very often.

Nature abhors a vacuum. So do I. And I'm not talking about the Hoover. Nothing can exist in a space devoid of everything; i.e., a void. As human beings, we need each component which makes up our world, and that includes the people in it.

People are an interesting amalgam of protoplasm, aren't they? We all have our family, our friends, our colleagues, and our casual acquaintances. Of course, chances are that somewhere in the mix we're going to have to put up with the vacuous viragos, the vindictive, the vengeful, and the vituperative. We do what we have to do and, in the end, it all comes out in the wash. We can't have one without the other. It may be a law of nature. And besides, we need our trials to earn our karma.

One could make the leap fairly readily to the conclusion that PublishAmerica operates in a quasi Vacuum. Theirs is a very insular little world, run by people who practically hold the patent on how to manipulate and control people. Their public message board isn't really very public; one must be a contracted PA author in order to gain posting privileges. No outside input (influence) is permitted. The boards are closely monitored and heavily censored. If someone gets out of line by asking a relevant question or posting information the principals don't want the plebes to see, it is immediately deleted by the nameless "InfoCenter" and the poster may well be banned. It all seems very Big Brotherish, doesn't it? Big Brother is alive and well in Frederick, Maryland.

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