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Instead of hooking up via quips with thousands of strangers, I’m courting eligible authors.

By John Zmirak, The Stream, January 1, 2021

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”

I don’t like to indulge in sour grapes. Let’s revisit that old expression from Aesop’s fables, to restore some of the force to a phrase that’s now cliché:

Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked ‘Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet! I don’t need any sour grapes.’ People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves.

Unplugging from The Matrix

You might suspect me of a “sour grapes” reaction when I say that Twitter did me a favor by kicking me off two weeks ago. I spent ten years building up to 12,000 followers, which spiked to 28,000 in a week after standing up for Sidney Powell here at The Stream. Then I lost it all by offending the strange gods of Transgenderism.  …

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