October 21, 2012
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, socialism, Trevor Loudon, video
July 6, 2012
I finally stopped reading Monica Crowley’s book What the (Bleep) Just Happened? The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback (New York: Broadside-HarperCollins, 2012) about page 99.
Someone with “two master’s degrees and a doctorate” (inside back flap of cover) should know how to properly document information that is not her own original work or common knowledge and be able to write an informative and well-organized volume.
Crowley’s book includes no notes or bibliography.
Also, the ridiculous and clearly untrue statements regularly inserted into the text are just annoying–and distracting. For example, in a list of spending items from the Democrats’ stimulus package, Crowley includes the following:
- $50 to convince Barbara Mikulski to jump off the ferryboat
- $85.000 to find out why people hate this list
- $2 million to study why people don’t ride unicycles to work
Since no source is given, it’s unclear whether the other items in her list, including “$500 billion to paint Bill Clinton’s face on the side of a pleasure boat” and “$6,000 for a document on Worcestershire sauce,” were really in the stimulus bill.
This is the sad case for the entire book. Without proper documentation, it’s impossible to know what is true and what isn’t.
If you want to review Obama’s and other Democrats’ recent socialist activities or learn about his background, I’d recommend reading The Great Destroyer by David Limbaugh and The Roots of Obama’s Rage by Dinesh D’Souza.
I’m just glad I got What the (Bleep) Just Happened? from the library rather than buying my own copy.
May 19, 2012
Tags: Barack Obama, Dinesh D'Souza, neocolonialism, socialism
The Roots of Obama’s Rage (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing) was published in 2010, but it is, perhaps, even more relevant now. In fact, a movie, 2016: Obama’s America, based on the book is being released next month.
I strongly recommend the book to anyone who wants to understand what Obama is doing to our country and why. The book is informative and readable.
As he summarizes at the end of the second chapter, D’Souza’s
argument in this book is that it is the anti-colonial ideology of his father [as opposed to socialism or the American civil rights tradition] that Barack Obama took to heart. From a very young age and throughout his formative years, Obama learned to see America as a force for global domination and destruction. He came to view America’s military as an instrument of neocolonial occupation. He adopted his father’s position that the free market is a code word for economic plunder. Obama grew to perceive the rich as an oppressive class, a kind of neocolonial power within America. He began to detest corporations as institutional mechanisms for economic control and exploitation. In Obama’s worldview, profits are a measure of how effectively you have ripped off the rest of society, and America’s power in the world is a measure of how selfishly it consumes the globe’s resources and how ruthlessly it bullies and dominates the rest of the planet.
As a result of this worldview, however mistaken it is, D’Souza posits that Obama believes
he must work to wring the neocolonialism out of America and the West. First, he must rein in the military so that it does not conduct wars of occupation against other countries. Then he must use American leverage to restrict military adventurism on the part of America’s allies, especially the former colonial powers in Europe. Even symbolic measures of humiliation are helpful in showing the former European colonialists that their day is now gone. In addition, Obama seeks to check American and Western consumption of global resources so that the former colonial (and now neocolonial) powers do not consume what belongs to others. Another objective for Obama is to bring the powerful sectors of American industry, such as the investment banks and health care, under government supervision and control. Obama seeks a large custodial state as a protection against the dangers of concentrated corporate power. Finally, Obama seeks to castigate and expose the rich, who are viewed as a neocolonial force within American society, so that they cease to be exploiters of the rest of the population. (34-35)
In the following chapters, D’Souza makes a good case for his theory, applying it to major and minor events and decisions.
In the final chapter, he makes three predictions “about Obama’s future conduct”:
- Obama will support tax increases on the rich but not spending cuts to reduce the deficit
- “Obama will do little or nothing to stop” Iran from developing nuclear weapons
- Obama “will initiate procedures to try U.S. military officers and soldiers for war crimes” if the political atmosphere is favorable (203-04)
Of course, Obama’s administration did attempt to try CIA officers.
D’Souza has provided the answer to the question I’ve been asking since shortly after Obama was elected: Is he stupid or evil?
May 17, 2010
Tags: global warming hoax, New Gingrich, socialism, To Save America
More new books:
March 29, 2010
Video: “Tim Hawkins – The Government Can“
September 25, 2009
Tags: Capital Research Center, George Soros, report, Shadow Party, socialism
August 28, 2009
I was excited when I learned about the book because I’ve been impressed with the work Senator DeMint has been doing to hold back the flood of socialism in Washington. I enjoyed the first few chapters, though I did get a little tired of the stories he started them with and his experiences.
However, I was disappointed when I read Chapter Thirteen, “The Plan to Save Freedom: Change Begins with Us.” Senator DeMint’s A-PLUS Act and most parts of Representative Ryan’s “Road Map for American’s Future” are unacceptable if not socialist because they involve the federal government in areas like education, retirement plans (Social Security), and health care, which are not among the areas over which the Constitution gives it power. The only conservative plan in these areas should be to get the federal government out of them completely and as quickly as possible.
Is Jim DeMint just another big-government Republican like George W. Bush? I hope not, but I’m not sure any more.
July 15, 2009
Tags: communism, fascism, II4Cons, liberalism, political philosophy, progressivism, socialism
- Ronald J. Pestritto, American Progressivism (at Amazon.com)
- Ronald J. Pestritto, Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism (at Amazon.com)
- Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning (at Amazon.com)
- Bradley C.S. Watson, Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence (at Amazon.com)
- Ronald J. Pestritto, “Theodore Roosevelt Was No Conservative“
- Ronald J. Pestritto, “Why Progressivism is Not, and Never Was, a Source of Conservative Values“
- Ronald J. Pestritto, “American Progressivism“
- Jonah Goldberg, “Progressivism’s Achilles Heel“
- Terry Easton, “New ‘Progressivism’ is Statist Cancer Eating America’s Soul“
- William L. Anderson, “The Legacy of Progressivism“
- Ronald J. Pestritto, “Reframing America: the Progressive Mission,” Fusion 5.2 (July/Aug. 2009): 4-5
- Matthew Spalding, “Remaking America,” Fusion 5.2 (July/Aug. 2009):16
- Jonah Goldberg, “Dreams from Obama,” Fusion 5.2 (July/Aug. 2009):18-19
- Tom Krannawitter and Ben Boychuk, “McCain-Feingold Isn’t Progress; It’s Progressivism“
- “Glenn Beck A Closer Look At The Progressive Movement“
- “Progressives Resemble Fascists“
- “Glenn Beck Exposes the Progressive Movements Fascist Agenda“
- “Michael C. Moynihan on the Glenn Beck Show – 4/14/09“
- “Uncommon Knowledge: The Great Depression with Amity Shlaes“
I’m also posting this information on the Information on Issues for Conservatives (II4Cons) wiki. Please let me know if there are resources I should add by commenting on this post or sending me a message on Twitter.
July 13, 2009
Video: “How To Brainwash A Nation” (interview in 1985)
Ideological Subversion: to change perception of reality of every American so no one is able to come to sensible conclusions to defend themselves, their families, their communities, and their country.
Four Steps to Marxist-Leninist Control:
- Demoralization (15 to 20 years) – time to educate one generation of students, expose to enemy’s ideology, already completed in U.S. (by 1985) done by Americans to Americans, unable to accept truth, American leftists (including professors) essential to process
- Destabilization (2 to 5 years) – destabilize economy (eliminate free markets), foreign relations, and defense systems
- Crisis (6 weeks) – developed from destabilization, resulting in violent revolution
- Normalization (indefinitely) – following violent change in power, promises to meet needs, elimination of American leftists who thought they would be in power
June 1, 2009
Tags: Betsy Markey, Colorado, Congress, Democrats, Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, socialism
- Representative Diana DeGette
- Representative Betsy Markey
- Representative Jared Polis
The only surprise is that Ed Perlmutter isn’t on the list.