In a few previous reviews, I have stated that I am not a Democrat or a Republican and have always voted for the person that I felt was most qualified for the office they were seeking. Looking back over my voting history in all elections..local, state and national. my votes have been evenly split between the two parties. Now that I am older (in my 70's), I have started to pay more attention to politics. When younger, the topic never came up at home and certainly did not when I was on active duty in the USN. So, now I am trying to learn more and educate myself through reading books that interest me. And, this book absolutely increased my knowledge in several areas and I am delighted that I read it.
Main stream media rears its ugly head in this one and the reader will see clearly the effect that biased reporting has had on the population. Sharyl Attkisson has been keeping a running tally of major mistakes that the media has made. Her count stood at 131 examples when this book was written. For the liberal press, the author uses the term 'fake news media' and a quote from him is that they 'spread lies, distortions and propaganda'. I agree with his take on the media as I stopped watching TV over a year ago. I would watch a news program and then watch another one on a different channel. By leaving out one portion of a sentence, the entire meaning was changed. So, I stopped watching as I realized it was extremely biased.
The Green New Deal is discussed in great detail and I had no idea of the extent until I read this book. That portion was extremely informative to me and educational, as well. I would have to say that Chapter 4 which covered Socialism was outstanding. So many countries were covered including Romania, USSR, Cuba and others that the reader was given a real history of Socialism and how it works. One example was having to obtain a prescription in order to get milk for a baby. A clear and concise history is given and the reader will have a firm grasp on the topic by the end of that chapter.
Some other topics include: Trump Derangement Syndrome, Deep State I - Russian Collusion, Deep State II - Failed Impeachment Attempt, A Republic if you can Keep it, the Electoral College, Democrats 2020 Agenda. Trump's Triumphs, the Coronavirus and more. As one might expect, lots of familiar names are mentioned including Obama, AOC, Warren, Biden, Pelosi and Bernie to name just a few.
There are several examples cited concerning the lack of respect in our country today. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when she tore up the copy of the State of the Union speech comes quickly to mind. When reading that part, I thought about Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov' as he mentions respect. Paraphrasing his words when he was writing about that very word....When a person has no respect that person stops loving. The truth within the individual is hard to locate.... So,perhaps this lack of respect and love is also a contributing factor in our society. Just a final thought as I try to make a little sense of this world we live in today.
Well written, meticulously researched and facts are backed up with appropriate notes at the conclusion.
Most highly recommended.
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