Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Gathering Storm Radio Show

I just did an interview on The Gathering Storm Radio Show with WC & Always On Watch about The Infidel/Pigman, The War & more on the June 27th episode.

33 comments:

Damien said...

I like this much better than your last picture. Pig man looks like he's ready to take out some Jihady scum!

Damien said...

Or maybe he already has. It took me a moment to notice the blood on his face. I think Pig Man is going to have to take a shower when he gets home.

I love your work. I wish more artists would stand up to the Islam-o-Fascists like you do.

Fellow Infidel said...

The art has evolved to an awesome level. I really love your latest works. And I'll be ready for the radio show!

Blessings not-of-Allah
Fellow Infidel

Robert Jones said...

You've got a good voice for radio, Bosch. Will be tuning in!

Always On Watch said...

WC and I are looking forward to this interview!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Damien,

Thank you.


Fellow Infidel,

Always good to see here, thanks for the good words, and glad you'll be listening in.


Robert,

Thank you, and good to know you'll be tuned in, my friend.


Always on watch,

Same here, thanks again for the invite.

Rebel Radius said...

You speak as well as you write Bosch and your voice is as commanding as your pen.

Great to hear you on the Gathering Storm...you were highly acclaimed by group of listeners in the chatroom.

As for war paint - a close encounter - eye to eye with Pigman. Splendid.

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Damien said...

Bosch,

I tried to listen to you live on The Gathering storm, but I missed the first five minutes. I 'll listen again and let you know.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Rebel Radius,

Thank you very much for the very kind words, glad you listened in.

Haid Dasalami said...

An entertaining interview, Bosch. I thought you did a great job at the end with Sandra taking you all over the place.

I didn't know you're a former Muslim. Who'd o' thunk it? They're not usually artistic. ;)

A lot of us can tell the same exact story about our epiphany after 9/11. Listening to that part of the interview I found myself strolling down Memory Lane.

You take care. And keep the faith.

Best regards,

HAID

Anonymous said...

Great interview...when I was "advised" to hurry and check out your site this AM, my comment [shriek] was, "Is the book finally for sale?" Alas, no, but the next best thing: getting to hear you fill your [impatient] fans in on more details. Oh, and ditto on the voice: perfect for radio [consider making teaser-Audio-clips available on your blog, as publication draws near enough to solicit pre-orders].

Interesting to learn that Pigman has created his suit with technical/mechanical/other abilities. Brings to mind "Ironman," which I've still not seen...But am liking that sort of concept more and more, as opposed to the typical "superhero" who is "simply" endowed by magical-thinking. Pigman [and Ironman] have apparently both used their Western-brainpower to overcome the Middle-Eastern-obstacles in their worlds.

All the best from TEXAS, USA
wholebrainer

Mike Thompson said...

Unfortunately missed the interview...damn computer problems. Would love to be able to listen in some capacity, but unfortunately won't be active online for quite some time. Bosch, you always have my best, and congratulations on another well-deserved interview.

Mike

Damien said...

Bosch,

I just listened to the episode of the Gathering Storm with you as a guest again, since I missed the first five minutes. Anyway you were excellent. I wish more people had the guts to see the Islamic ideology the way it really is. I hope we wake up soon, before another major terrorist attack. I sincerely hope it doesn't take a nuclear 9/11 to make us truly understand the threat we face.

That said, I think you and WC may have been mistaken on something. I remember hearing somewhere that it is a myth that Hitler was elected.
You might want to look into it. However, you are correct to say that democracy alone won't work. We definitely should not support constitutions that don't separate Islam from the state. We should have insisted that the Afghan constitution forbid sharia. The only way we can end this conflict once and for all, will be when we defeat the Jihadists, force them to accept unconditional surrender. Than we will have to make them accept secularism, and women's rights just like we did with Japan after World War two.

One thing that makes us superior to the Jihadist is that we accept freedom of conscious. You say you're into objectivism and Ayn Rand. You'd probably disagree with me on a lot of things, since I'm an admirer of Greg_Nyquist, one of her harshest critics. However, I know that since you believe in freedom, you won't try to force me to agree with you. Unlike what the Islam-o-Fascists want, true democracy is only possible if society is willing to tolerate descent. This is way Afghanistan still isn't a true democracy, and it is just one of the reasons why things like Islam and Sharia law are so incompatible with human liberty. Bush was definitely wrong to try to bring democracy to them, without insisting on the separation of mosque and state.

Bosch Fawstin said...

haid dasalami,

Thanks for listening and writing in, appreciate the kind words.
And you're right, my artistic leanings, which began at a very early age, was most definiteley not embraced by my family and was seen as an alien thing, outside of what was expected and so not supported by them. And now The Infidel and Pigman, ha.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Wholebrainer,

Thank you as always for the words and support. You know, I've seen these audio/video blog announcements and it's definitely something to consider prior to publication. On Pigman's self-made power, I've always leaned towards those heroes who were self-made and Iron Man is a great link here, a character who always had potential, that seemed perfect for tapping into on the screen, and Did it ever. You've really gotta watch it on the big screen, it's excellent. And then there's the upcoming 'The Dark Knight'.
Cannot wait.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Mike, miss your thoughts, hope it's sooner than later.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Damien,

Thanks for listening, appreciate the good words, I enjoyed being on the show.

You 'remember hearing somewhere that it is a myth that Hitler was elected'? Don't take my and WC's word for it. Find out for yourself if you're that skeptical about it.

Your admiration for a man who's one of Rand's harshest critics may shed light on your sometimes ambivalent response to my work. I've never heard of Greg Nyquist, but I know that many of Rand's critics are generally dishonest about her positions in order to have a strong argument against them. If they would simply argue with her actual position, they'd gain more credibility. The left hated her from day one because she was fiercely pro-freedom and anti-communist and the right cannot seem to forgive her athiesm, even though she has far more in common with the rational right than they would like to admit. I'd venture there are many closet admirers of Rand on the right. Rand made such a strong case for her ideas that those who want to challenge her better bring it and bring it Big, which they almost never seem to do, and settle for cheap shots. That has almost always been the case and it may be the case here as well with Nyquist. And yes, I believe in freedom, and no, I won't try to force you to agree with me, but I find it strange that you'd think that's worth mentioning. I have to ask, have you read Ayn Rand's work, or have you adopted Nyquist's dismissal of it?

Damien said...

Bosch,

I have read some of the things Rand has written, and I have read some of the things other objectivists have written. I agree with some of it, and disagree with some of it, and still, some of it I am not sure what to think.

Please don't assume that my views of your work are not 100% positive simply because of Nyquist. I am my own man. I don't agree with everything he has written. In fact my views of your work have nothing to do with him, I don't think he has every even commented on any of your work.

As for Nyquist, he is definitely not pro communism, and he may have a more positive view of Christianity than Rand, but he is not a fundamentalist, plus judging from some of the things he has written, he may not particularly like Islam either.

I don't agree with everything he has written critical of her. I do disagree with some of Nyquist's ideas, just as I disagree with some of Rand's ideas. For one thing I have a slightly more positive view of Rand than him.

I only brought this up as a way of showing how our culture is superior to the Islamic culture. Disagreement is not tolerated in Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, there will always be open disagreement in a free society. Having to deal with people disagreeing with you is just a small price for our liberty, but it is worth it. I only linked to his site, so you see who he was, in case you didn't know. (His old site anyway, he has a new one devoted to his book critical of Rand, but the Machiavellian Review gives you a better idea as to who he is)

By the way, I am also a reader of Capitalism Magazine and I have read things written by the Rand institute. I sometimes agree with the opinions of objectivists on those sights, on things other than the war on terror or Islam as well as the latter. In fact Nyquist sometimes agrees with Rand and her followers. For example, he partially agrees with her on Altruism.

As for Hitler being elected, from what I remember the source saying, he still gained power through largely democratic means. However, I will still look into it.

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Damien said...

Bosch,

Actually I forgot to mention, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh actually said something positive about Rand's Atlas Shrugged once or twice and I think that one of the people substituting for him, once called Rand his idol, so yes your right, a lot of conservatives do like Rand, even if they don't always agree with her.

Bosch Fawstin said...

What a story!
The Twin Towers will literally be part of the battle against those who brought them down, wow.
Ladies and Gentleman, the USS New York

Bosch Fawstin said...

More on this great, great story.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Damien,

I expect we'll have another slight difference of opinion soon and will continue it then, in the meantime, on Rush and Rand:
I've heard Rush tell socialists and their sympathizers who call his show to 'Read Atlas Shrugged' as his final answer to them. He also recommends her books on his website.

Damien said...

Bosch,

I am glad that the twin towers will literally be part of a war ship. Just think of the symbolism as it blows Jihad Monsters to smithereens! I glanced over the two stories, and I might spend some more time reading them later.

Fellow Infidel said...

Great interview sir. Loved it. You mentioned something about a publishing deal!! I can't wait for The Infidel. Keep it comin' full on! Thanks for all you do.

F/I

Bosch Fawstin said...

Fellow Infidel,

Thank you, and I'll post soon as something breaks on the publisher front. It'll take a big weight off my shoulders if they take it on.

Damien said...

Bosch,

I sincerely hope the publisher doesn't chicken out at the last minute.

By the way, I just finished watching a documentary on the history channel about the Nazis and the Occult. It was an episode of Histories Mysteries
(a program originally called in search of History) at one point in the show it said that although Hitler was popular, he was never able to get enough votes to win the chancellery, Instead the government granted him the chancellery and he accepted. Still he gained power largely through democratic means, so the analogy made between Nazi Germany and Democratically elected Muslim Theocratics is still valid.

MississippiMud said...

Bosch Fawstin ,

May your talent bring you much success. Please never compromise your beliefs in order for success though. I'm sure you already understand the many roadblocks ahead of you because of the stance on these issues you take. Keep on keeping on. Your artwork has a distinct flavor too it. It's dark and powerful, and it's not politically correct. That Sir is what Americans are begging for. Truth without the PC spin. Best of wishes always.

Jeff

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you very much, Jeff, means a lot.

Mike Thompson said...

Another homerun interview, Bosch. Again, my congratulations on a job well done. Always a pleasure to hear you speak.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mike,

Great to see you're back online, and thanks for the good words as always, I enjoyed the interview. I'm doing another the first week of September, hopefully by then I have something to announce regarding publication.

Mike Thompson said...

I can't wait, my friend. That would be fantastic!