Bcc: contributors Friends, Long time readers may have noticed that postings have been somewhat irregular over the past few months. The fact is that I went through a serious bout with depression... no money, no income, girl friend split, and no Irish citizenship. Fortunately, things are now beginning to turn around, and my head is getting straight again. Citizenship came through this week, and next week I've got a job interview. And I opened a PayPal account, so that people will soon be able to send contributions for my work by pressing a button on the website. From now on, a lot of my energy will need to go into earning a living, but there's always time for writing as well. I think the time has come to get something substantial out there... most likely a book, although a screenplay is not out of the question. I'd like to share a couple responses I've gotten recently to one of my articles, and then ask for your feedback on possible writing projects. best regards, rkm http://cyberjournal.org ============================================================================ From: V To: •••@••.••• Subject: Escaping the Matrix Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 19:58:35 +0800 Richard, I would sincerely like to thank you for being alive. Escaping the Matrix is the best and clearest overview of our current situation on this planet that I have read, and I have been reading for a long time. Well done. I have passed it on to my friends and would like to see it everywhere, especially now (mid. Jan. 02). I feel you have elevated my freedom with a quantum leap and clarified my confusion. I am forever in your debt and send you blessings from down under (Australia). Sincerely, V I am an X-U.S. patriot having left during the Vietnam War. ============================================================================ From: S To: •••@••.••• Subject: Escaping the Matrix Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 23:27:04 -0500 What an incredible article! I am circulating amongst dozens of 'awake' people I know. I find it inspiring, as I know eventually the world population will take to the streets in mass to turn things around. I commit to working tireless for as long as it takes, to make this happen. "Good people cannot fathom the fact that evil people have no conscience". S Mississauga, Ontario Canada ============================================================================ From: •••@••.••• Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 17:32:46 EST Subject: Re: 9-11 To: •••@••.••• Richard, ...I forget, what ever happened to your book plans? Serialized in journals instead? ========== Dear Bill, I sent a book proposal to several progressive publishers for the text, "Achieving a Livable World" (http://cyberjournal.org/cj/rkm/alpw/). Some took the time to read and discuss it, but in the end found it unacceptable. The problem, I believe, is that the scope of my material is very broad, and the conclusions quite radical. Publishers want such a book to be especially well-researched and referenced, but to do that would make the book too big and dry for the general public. At least that's my take on it. My goal is to present the big picture as persuasively as possible, but not as an academic text. My feeling at this point is that if I want to get something into print, I should prepare it myself and then make a deal with one of those outfits that publishes on demand, with a percentage of each sale to the author. The author gets to keep the copyright, and the book gets listed on Amazon.com. Make sense? But what to publish? An existing text? A compendium of articles? A compendium of list postings? A rewrite of a text? My most successful magazine article (see responses above) has been "Escaping the Matrix" (http://cyberjournal.org/cj/rkm/WE/jun00Matrix.shtml). I think this is the most cogent presentation of many of my ideas, and perhaps the best thing to do would be to expand this article, and update it to reflect the situation since 9/11. Besides the "Livable World" text, I've got these others, each of which has something to be said for it. But would any of them be worth publishing as is? They could of course be used to provide source material for a book or pamphlet based on the Matrix article: "Guidebook" http:/cyberjournal.org/cj/guide/ "Returning to Our Roots" http://cyberjournal.org/cj/rkm/MC/mar01Roots.shtml "Globalization and the Revolutionary Imperative" http://cyberjournal.org/cj/rkm/gri.shtml Finally, many people have suggested that selections from the list postings might be the most accessible and readable approach. In particular, some of the dialog threads, where I respond to readers' comments, have been found by many to be particularly useful. Any suggestions would be appreciated - even better comments after reviewing some of the above material. yours, rkm -- ============================================================================ Richard K Moore Wexford, Ireland Citizens for a Democratic Renaissance email: •••@••.••• website & list archives: http://cyberjournal.org content-searchable archive: http://members.xoom.com/centrexnews/ "A Guidebook: How the world works and how we can change it" http://cyberjournal.org/cj/guide/ A community will evolve only when the people control their means of communication. -- Frantz Fanon Capitalism is the relentless accumulation of capital for the acquisition of profit. Capitalism is a carnivore. 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