Release date: 3rd July 2018
Politically Erect (Paddy Kelly)
Autobiographical comedy dealing with the lighter side of mutilation, war and death
In 1971 there were only three ways out of the soul-crushing, abject poverty of the Jersey City shithole of a slum they called the Duncan Avenue Federal Housing Project; prison, the military or the likely end to both – death.
In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Chance had a dream: to become a doctor.
All he’d have to do is finish high school, (something no one else in his family had ever done before), find a shit load of money, (something else no one else in his family had ever done), and get accepted to college, something no one . . . well you get the idea. After that of course he’d have to find a shit load more money, get accepted to med school and graduate.
Fortunately there was an answer to all his problems; sign up to be a Navy corpsman and volunteer for LBJ’s little party down in the South Pacific called the Viet Nam War.
Politically Erect is a novel dealing with the lighter side of mutilation, death, genocide, widespread political corruption, international conflict and potential global destruction. It’s a fiction based on actual experiences with fictionally informed political leaders who were artificially qualified to wage real war and features actual dead people.
You know, a comedy.
You can't fool all the people all of the time.
But if you do, it usually only lasts for four years.