The Xanwar Manifesto: Thought provoking views, enlightening ideas and controversial outlooks

 
9781466293991: The Xanwar Manifesto: Thought provoking views, enlightening ideas and controversial outlooks

manˇiˇfesˇto: n. pl. manˇiˇfesˇtoes or manˇiˇfesˇtos A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially of a political nature. intr.v. manˇiˇfesˇtoed, manˇiˇfesˇtoˇing, manˇiˇfesˇtoes To issue such a declaration. A manifesto is a public declaration of principles and intentions, often political in nature. Manifestos relating to religious belief are generally referred to as creeds. Manifestos may also be life-stance related. A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him; as, a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives. A life-time of experience and opinion presented as an eclectic collection of quotes, maxims, song lyrics, sayings, phrases, paragraphs, prose poetry and comments comprises The Xanwar Manifesto. Over thirty years in the making, this epic collection of thought-provoking material is somehow random and enlightening, eye-opening, cynical and stimulating. Covering every topic under the sun from religion to politics to the quirks of human behavior to sailing on the ocean blue, every page brings a new, sometimes jarring, sometimes profound viewpoint to a facet of our human existence. It is not verified, referenced, alphabetical, nor arranged by subject. Rather it is a kaleidoscope-like display of personally relevant tidbits that, like glowing embers, somehow landed on these pages and burned into place. The Xanwar Manifesto is not intended to be read like a book, but rather perused at idle moments when searching for inspiration. Not unsurprisingly, it contains much wisdom wrested from the life experiences of the author. As Yoda commented upon review of the Manifesto, "Relevant to the reader, this wisdom may be." Prefaced with a succinct summary of the author's unique take on our modern society the indefinable Xanwar Manifesto is going to stretch the boundaries of your comfort zone and is sure to make you think.

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Butch Evans was raised by chthonic wolves in a secret cave near the sea. At the age of eight he tamed Gwangi who devoured the wolves and so made his escape possible. Entering human society for the first time he began to develop his highly tuned sense of cynicism. This eventually led to his escaping once again on a sailboat to the sea from which he returned infrequently, often loaded with frankincense and myrrh. Wait. That's what he wishes had happened. Actually Butch Evans grew up in a dusty cattle town, the original and still dusty Dodge City Kansas. A perfectly normal set of loving parents and a middle-class life allowed his imagination to overheat frequently and harmlessly. A voracious appetite for reading had him at one time in the position of having read every single science fiction book the local public library owned, a not-inconsiderable feat. Over the years that appetite began to express itself as a carnival-room mirror image when he began to write. Twenty years of publications in various magazines merely whetted his appetite for collecting his thoughts and conveying his stories. A journal begun in his twenties became the germination for the Xanwar Manifesto, now at last in print. Self-described as a Kantian non-absolutist deontological libertarian/secular humanist with traces of existential nihilism, the author, descended from Celtic warriors, many times reinvented by the tidal forces of cosmic chance, has, in this volume, grabbed the essence of life by the balls. "Illigitamus noncarborundum est"

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