Why do satire? Because the world faces a number of major predicaments and in order to have any chance at fixing them we need to keep them in the public eye. Even when faced with situations that literally challenge the survivability of our species, not enough people are prepared to stick their neck out. There are many people of course out there that do and I'm admire those people tremendously, but by and large most of us do what we're told and really don't ask too many 'inconvenient' questions. The powers at be like it that way and they would be happier if they didn't have people like me waiting in the wings to get people thinking about things they definitely should not be thinking about.
I should add, this is a non partisan site. Yes, I have an opinion and I'm happy to share it but I make fun and/or provide biting world-wide commentary on all all the issues facing us like climate change and endless growth. As well as my stories, I comment on politicians, policies and all the social agendas of those in power regardless of their political stripe. I think that's the biggest thing you learn as you change from a child to an adult. You think the adults in charge and in positions of power have a plan and then slowly you realize that they have no plan at all and no idea what they're doing. That's why I write allegories because allegories are stories with an underlying moral meaning meant to draw your attention to a subject and engage you in a fun, non threatening way.
Why did you turn the former US President in to a cat?
You'll have to forgive me, it's my British sense of humour and I grew up with the greats of British comedy, who took pride in the fact that everyone and everything in life is subject to being made fun of. To me, Donald Trump is a bombastic tomcat. I turned Boris Johnson in to a baboon. Also, have you ever noticed cats hang around people that hate them. They just don't go away. They sit on your lap, rub themselves against you, purr in your face and you just can't stand them.
Have people generally lost their sense of humour? Perhaps, but I'm hoping not otherwise they won't buy my book or listen to my website clips for silly stories and hard-hitting and amusing commentary, which is a terrific idea by the way.
It's just 28 pages. Is your book 'Crump the Cat' book worth the money? If you can only measure wit in pages then you can say that I'm short on wit, but of course I wouldn't say that and neither will you, not if you buy my book. You can see more about my book here.
Why do you think satire is important? Because it holds a lens up to society and gets people to understand that the world they live in is utterly and completely mad, with so many illogical ideologies and belief systems, it's frightening. I'm on a mission to make satire 'great again.'
Do you have an audio book of Crump the Cat? Yes, I do. It's out and you can buy it for the horribly expensive price of $2.99. For that you also get Boris Johnson as a baboon and a story about imperialistic and opportunistic rats fighting over resources, all of which will guarantee the most hilarious car drive, so much so you won't even want to get out of the car when you arrive.
Have you written other books? Yes, lots, all allegorical satires noting how ridiculous things on this planet have got. I have a capitalist chicken who finds out endless growth on a finite planet is not the answer. I have a vegetarian pig battling for his rights. I have a capitalist asthmatic penguin who thinks that having his own ice version of Versailles can free him from the environmental mess he has initiated. I hope to have all these published and more in the not too distant future.