Posted below is an interview I had the pleasure of conducting with Ronin, contributing author of “Howls of the Wolfpack” and solo author of, “Growls of a Wolf” set for release this coming Tuesday, July 17th.
For those of you who appreciate challenging the sheeple-flock mentality, who relate to no-nonsense and down to earth concepts of liberty, freedom and personal responsibility, Ronin’s works are a must-read. Written in the form of short stories, poetry & essays, Ronin encourages others to step outside the flock and begin the path of independent thinking.
“Growls” is billed as, “A blue-collar look at politics & today’s issues…Ronin cuts through the spin and shows the reasons behind the lies, how freedom is being lost and showing the principles to living life to the fullest…” and if his contributions to “Howls of the Wolfpack” are any indication, his solo book will not fail to deliver what is promised – and more.
So without further ado, meet one of my favorite up & coming authors, Ronin -
MBW -What led you to write? Of all the artistic mediums, why did you choose words as your creative outlet? Why words instead of painting, music or sculpture?
Ronin- Originally I was an artist, but the more I read, the more I decided to put my imagination on paper. Then I got interested in politics and the best way for me to process is to write I found. Or to blow off steam. At first I wrote stream of thought and then later I refined it, made it more conversational, with questions to the readers scattered through out to get them involved in it.
At least that’s my goal. I haven’t seen a lot of feedback on my writing style.
Now as for putting it into book form, one of my friends brought up a group book promoting the ‘Think For Yourself’ mentality and our interpretation of it. From that, “Howls from the Wolfpack” was forged.
Who in your life has had the most impact or influence on your way of thinking?
Thorin. He wrote a book that’s now out of print titled “Stalking The Flock” where he played the Devil’s advocate on all that I held sacred almost. My questioning style may have subconsciously came from that. He followed that with even more books that fostered the Think For Yourself mentality. Which is also known as the Wolf Mentality, or philosophy.
At what point did you consciously realize that you identified with the Wolf persona? Was there one event in particular or was it a series of events that caused you to realize you do not view the world in the same way as the majority of folks seem to view it?
When I could walk without a care in the world at what others opinions were of me and that my hungry of knowledge couldn’t be satisfied. I realized my goal to reach that had been reached. I was wholly my own person, and I cherish that.
My name Ronin was a goal towards that, and it caused enough confusion among friends and family I explain it in “Why Ronin?” in Growls Of A Wolf.
And as for the last part of your question I realized I no longer think like most people when I bring up angles and questions they never thought of or just deem it unacceptable. To become a Wolf you have to look at everything you are and question if you’re a product of yourself, or your surroundings and influences. I go in depth on that in “Who Is Your Master/Bow To None” in Howls From The Wolfpack. By looking at everything I believed at the time and questioning it relentlessly only the steel remained. And by being that thorough, I knew how to get to the point at any angle.
You have 5 sentences in which to sum up your life…what would you say that you want people to know or remember?
I want to be remembered as a good husband and father who was his own man and taught others to stand on their own. And a dangerous enemy to have.
Of all the threats mankind is currently facing what do you consider to be the greatest threat to our existence as free beings?
Apathy. We are so comfortable now, so entertained, that humanity in the First World, will only complain if that comfort is taken away. And if it is take away, they’re too soft to do anything about it. Only about 30 to 40% vote in General elections and even less than that in the Primaries where it really matters. The other 60-70% are comfortably numb.
In the Primaries I ignored the debates and campaign speeches, I looked for the candidates records. Then you have more of a choice than the 2 or 3 in the General Election.