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David M. Swindle

David M. Swindle is a writer, editor, and activist. He is a senior editor and the webmaster for Liberty Island. He writes novels, non-fiction, articles, blog posts and screenplays. He edits books across genres. Some of the titles he has acquired and edited for Liberty Island include: J.P. Medved's sci-fi thriller Justice, Inc, Quin Hillyer's satirical Mad Jones trilogy,  Jonah: A Novel of Men and the Sea by Howard Butcher, the comedic Snowflake's Chance by Curtis Edmonds, The American Blackout action-thriller series by Fred Tribuzzo, and Brian Drake's Steve Dane spy thriller series. Click here if you are interested in submitting novels or web content to David.

David also works as the Southern California associate for the Counter-Islamist Grid, a fellow for Islamist Watch, and Director of Research for The Israel Group. Previously he has worked as coordinator of the Middle East Forum's Islamist Watch project (2016-2017), associate editor for PJ Media (2011-2015), and associate editor for FrontPageMag/managing editor of NewsReal Blog (2009-2011). His articles have been published by The Daily Wire, The Washington Examiner, The American Spectator, The Daily Caller, The California Courier, Campus Watch, Rebel Media, Big Hollywood, SmashCut Culture, John Hawkins' Right-Wing News, Acculturated, American Thinker, Lid Blog, The Indianapolis Star, and WTHR.com (Indianapolis' NBC affiliate). He graduated in 2006 from Ball State University with a double-major in English (creative writing emphasis) and Political Science. He currently lives in Burbank, California. Follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle and visit his blog here.

Dave Chappelle’s All-American Anti-PC Heresies Vs. Ramy Youssef’s Woke-Intersectional-Islamist Cousin-Loving

Check out my new article on Islamist entertainment at The Daily Wire

I had a new article published yesterday at The Daily Wire. I compare and contrast the comedy specials of two American Muslims, and Ramy Youssef, coming down very hard against the latter:

Among the fascinating phenomena of America’s most prominent Muslim activist organizations is how they decide which Muslims to lift up and which to ignore. Compare two recent comedy specials. One, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special “Sticks & Stones,” which is generating intense reactions given its choice of material — including abortion, #MeToo, Transgenderism, “the alphabet people” (referring to the expanding acronym LGBTQIA+), and the implications of the “cancel culture,” which seeks to silence all who do not adhere to the “woke” doctrines of political correctness.

Thinking about this hilariously offensive special brought to mind another recent comedy special that challenged different cultural taboos: Millennial Ramy Youssef’s “Feelings,” released on HBO on June 29.

Pulling Your Cosmic Trigger: Why July 23 Is Robert Anton Wilson Day

An Overview of the Unique Sci-Fi Novelist and Occult Explorer Who Made Contact With *Something* Today in 1973

If I had to pick a single author who has influenced me more than any other it would be the counterculture godfather Robert Anton Wilson whose books, speeches, and ideas have influenced generations of oddball individualists since the 1970s.


Why ‘Stranger Things’ Is So Wonderful

The third season of Netflix’s 80s nostalgia fest delivers again with an emotionally-gripping entertainment that harkens back to a less cynical age.

Happy 4th of July!

Liberty Island wishes everyone a fun, safe 4th of July!

UPDATED: Ranking My 10 Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

And sorting out the others. Disagree with my choices?

With the fourth Avengers movie debuting this weekend, the closing chapter of a 22-film series, I decided to start a discussion over which installments in the series have been the best, which are weaker, and why.

The Bizarre Journey of the Mansion Which Inspired the Opening of The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler’s debut masterpiece drew on his knowledge of Southern California

One of the opening revelations in the new annotated version of The Big Sleep is a head-twister.

Why I Still Hate Game of Thrones But Love Rick And Morty

So tonight is finally the beginning of the end for one of the most overrated TV shows of all time.

10 New Shots of Maura the Siberian Husky

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Green Book: The Worst Best Picture Winner I’ve Ever Seen. My Rankings…

My Oscar Viewing List Isn’t Complete, But I Haven’t Seen One As Lousy as last Year’s Most Blatant Oscar Bait

So Green Book finally became available on Netflix and April and I watched it over the weekend, both in a similar state of annoyance and almost embarrassment that this silly, formulaic, insulting movie had won Best Picture. It was about as bad as predicted, save for a handful of entertaining and redeeming moments from Mahershala Ali. I can see why the family of Dr. Donald Shirley would be so angered by the obvious false scenes inserted into a narrative based on a true story.

Roma should have won. Black Panther was good enough to deserve to win too. (Blockbusters in the past such as Avatar being nominated and the third Lord of the Rings winning so I think Black Panther as the winner would have been legitimate.) BlackkKlansman is much better than Greenbook and one of Spike Lee’s rare upper tier films. It’s still fairly B-level, mediocre, though (and totally unworthy of a best picture nomination or the screenwriting award Lee won). But that’s such an improvement over his usual C or D-level offerings.

The 34 Liberty Island Books Published from December 2014 Through February 2019

Pick up our new military fiction anthology!

If you’ve enjoyed one of Liberty Island’s titles chances are you’ll love another. See the new updated list here and download the catalog!

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