Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense By: Gad Saad

 What a fantastic book.  Truly refreshing to read a book by a fellow libertarian thinker.  I wish there was one section of the book that was better than another, but honestly, this book is on point.  I can call out a few memorable chapters which connected with me Chapter 4: Anti-Science, Anti-Science, Anti-Reason and Illiberal Movements, Chapter 6: Departures from Reason: Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome and Chapter 8: Call to Action.


Saad dissects the illiberal mindset and the ridiculous thinking by today’s SJWs.  I truly feel that this mindset will not have longevity due to its illogical and oppositional basis.  I have said this before, to be a good progressive liberal today, it is impossible without getting daily talking points and the victim-hood de’ jour.  The one thing I have seen with these SJWs is that you NEVER see them happy.  They are in an endless, never-ending cycle of anger and victim-hood.  I do not feel these SJWs are prepared for the real world, and as soon as they enter into the real world outside of the coddling universities and the echo-chambers they live in, you will see suicide rates, depression, mental issues (more than what they are experiencing today), as well as violence (more than what we are seeing today).  

If you have any doubt, look at the 2020 US Elections.  You have a President, Donald Trump that has been accused of countless things.  Has been investigated time and time again without finding anything of substance.  Was impeached on the most bogus charges ever assembled in an impeachment hearing and the consensus is “Orange Man Bad”.  However you have a President-Elect that single-handedly was responsible for some of the most racist laws passed in this country since Jim Crow, has verifiable and credible accusation of rape, has been seen countless time being inappropriate with young girls, on video admitting to bribing a leader of a foreign government to fire a prosecutor investigating the company his son is a board-member of, his son receiving 3.5 Million from Russians, 1.5 Billion from China (CCP), countless comments about black people, lauding a known former KKK Grand Cyclopes and not a peep.  Literally Joe Biden is everything they wished Trump was (so they could hate him more).  Not to mention the man is in a declining mental cognitive state that a 5-year-old could tell and that does not seem to bother them.  It is literally ludicrous.  

I recommend this book and I recommend checking him out on his various guest appearances on the Joe Rogan show.  Do not pass this book up. 

 


    Hardcover Comic : 237 pages
    Publisher : Generic (January 1, 2020)
    ASIN : B08MKXTR3S
    Language: : English

    Best Sellers Rank: #238,277 in Books

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Living in Color: What's Funny About Me: Stories from In Living Color By: Tommy Davidson

 This book was great. Needed to take a break from politics for a bit. Tommy Davidson has always been a likable guy. I followed his career path since "In Living Color" as I assume most people did. For a while he disappeared from the limelight. 

I love reading memoirs and biographies because it gives you a voyeuristic view of their lives. Especially when you remember them, as in this case when Davidson was active in "In Living Color".   As a lot of other famous people, drugs and alcohol became a big part of their lives and Davidson was not different. He admits to having a bad substance abuse problem that affected his relationships.  It's not a far departure given that he was literally found in a garbage pile where he had been abandoned by his biological mother. A White family, found him and took him in, subsequently adopting him. However the father-figure of that white family left his wife, two biological kids and Davidson to join a commune. 

Davidson recalls his childhood and not really understanding skin color. In his naive mind as a very young child, he compared his skin color vs his family's to how dogs have different colors of puppies. I really wish we thought that way as adults. More and more, we seem to be self-segregating after all the battles to de-segregate. I guess history does in fact repeat itself. 

Today Tommy Davidson enjoys doing charity work, doing voice work and more importantly, sobriety.  I was happy to read that he is currently doing well and is in a good place. I think he is immensely talented and hope to see (and hear) him for a long time to come. He seems like a really good guy. 

The book not only shines a light on Davidson but also on his contemporaries.  Great names such as Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carry, Adam Sandler and many, many more.  I recommend this book if you enjoy memoir.  I am glad we did not lose him as so many others we have lost. 

Congrats on sobriety Tommy.  Keep up the good work.


  • Hardcover : 256 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1496712943
  • ISBN-10 : 1496712943
  • Dimensions : 5.72 x 0.9 x 8.52 inches
  • Publisher : Kensington; Illustrated edition (January 28, 2020)
  • Language: : English

The Cost: Trump, China, and American Revival By: Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman

 Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo is probably the only show I will watch on Fox.  A very smart host from a financial perspective, she is also 

a damn fine journalist.  Bartiromo covers the Trump administration but focuses on the threat of China and the attempted coup of a duly elected President.  


As I write this review, Joe Biden has been coronated  the President Elect for 2020 election by the media.  As is the typical MO, the Left and the State-Run (Left) Media, tells you, "There is nothing to look at here, move along".  Anyone who states anything different from the media agreed upon talking points, is instantly banished from the "acceptable social person" category and considered "deplorable".  This coming from the same people that pushed a fake Russia collusion, impeachment, obstruction, racist, xenophobic narrative for four years with impunity.  We have sadly seen a corruption of the media and social media companies during Trump's last year.  Although 2020 has been the worst year of my entire life, and although we saw unprecedented questionable actions by our state and city governments, that anyone, and I mean ANYONE, regardless of party affiliation should worry about.  Additionally, we have seen reports of voting machines of which run particular software where high ranking Democratic Party Senators, Congresspersons, and political mouthpieces for the left have significant others and family as the executives and investors into the same.  I find it interesting how the left in the U.S. say that Voter ID is racist.  However I was speaking to a friend in Jamaica where it is predominantly Black people, they have to apply for a specific voter ID, different from your other IDs.  How is this NOT racist there?  Arguably, there is more poor poverty there than here in the US.

The China situation is real.  They are a huge threat to our country.  The destabilization in the U.S. caused by this political unrest  puts us at risk.  China does not want Trump in the WH for a second term because he is the ONLY POTUS that has put the needed pressure on them.  They know for sure that a Biden administration would be a walk in the park and they could go back to their previous S.O.P. which included Intellectual Property theft, holding the U.S. hostage with manufacturing all of our goods, the funding of projects for other countries knowing they would be unable to repay, seizing  control of shipping lanes which do not belong to them.  The threat is very real and to see Mr. Biden's nonchalant attitude about China not being a threat is appalling and disturbing.  He is either clueless or complicit, either one is bad, but I believe he is both.  

Some of the information is repetitive for anyone that has been following the TDS this past four years.  How the FBI higher-ups colluded  and conspired with the Obama administration and other prominent three letter agencies to perform a coup, ironically today the left accuse Trump of attempting a coup  because he is contesting the outcome.  However, Hillary Clinton is on record telling Biden NOT to concede at all.   I believe the left has come after Trump with such vengeance because he is not your typical politician.  This man does not care about politics insofar as he is POTUS.  He has outed them.   They obviously do not want to face the consequences.   The media will tell you there is not evidence however time and time again, the former CIA director, FBI Director and others at that level have come out on the media saying they have seen evidence and did not know about this or that, but while under oath and with the fear of purging themselves they say the complete opposite.  If those who choose to NOT believe what the Right is saying about this, review the transcripts for yourself.  

Bartiromo is a very effective reporter and is well connected both in Financial circles as well as the political ones. I recommend this book. 

  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1982163984
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1982163983
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.38 inches
  • Publisher : Threshold Editions (October 27, 2020)
  • Language: : English

  



  


Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Problem with Lincoln By: Thomas DiLorenzo

 Let me start by saying that ANY negative book about Lincoln is considered blasphemy to the Lincoln lovers.  Lincoln is an interesting man, not so much for positive things he did but more for how he is claimed by both political parties here in the US as well as, ironically, tyrants of the rest of the world. 

The Republicans love to claim Lincoln as their way of proving they are not racist and the Democrats need to keep Lincoln as a savior since they claim, falsely that the two parties swapped.  The problem runs much deeper.  There are many "dismissed" issues of what Lincoln did that are the third-rail for the Lincoln Lovers.  Such as the letter he wrote to Horace Greeley
 

I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

It is clear to anyone during cursory research that the "Civil War" was in fact NOT fought to end slavery.  Lincoln clearly did not care one-way or the other about slavery.  Slavery was a tool for Lincoln to cover up his tyrannical ways of governing.  Here is the rub:

  • Lincoln allowed slavery in 4 States during the "War to End Slavery"  Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri and the newly, unlawfully created West Virginia.
  • Suspension of Habeas Corpus 
  • Either invaded and attacked his own country men if they were still part of the Union or was an invader to the South and declared total war.  It can't be both.  One is treason and the other is a war crime.
  • Declared total war on citizens that had nothing to do with the war save that they lived in the South.
  • Supported, upheld and enforced the Fugitive Slave Act.

There are so many more examples.  However I WILL say that the slaves' plight was advanced in fact because of those moves Lincoln made regardless of WHY he did them. 

I understand that Lincoln Lovers think badly about Mr. DiLorenzo.  You can absolutely disagree with him, but if you look at the facts, they are true.  

Sadly our history is being re-written to support the victim mindset and as we all know, history repeats itself.  I would rather have books, statues, songs, movies, et al reminding us of how abhorrent slavery was and where we have come.  A read a book by Adam Corrola and in it, he talks about the "Progressive" movement.  He uses the analogy of smoking in a restaurant.  You use to be able to smoke in a restaurant.  Then there was a smoking and non-smoking section, then they said you can only smoke by the bar, then they said you had to smoke outside, then they said you were too close to the entrance and you had to walk down the street.  It reminds my of this great country or what was once a great country.  Sadly the US has become a Banana Republic where corruption reins supreme.  We now have voter fraud (you can say no, but we all have seen the videos), state run media where they cover for one party and lie about the other, and a social media that crushes free speech.  The saddest thing about it, is that there is no putting that genie back in the bottle.  

 
Hardcover : 240 pages
Item Weight : 1 pounds
Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN-13 : 978-1684510184
Publisher : Regnery History (July 7, 2020)
Language: : English

 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Follow the Money: The Shocking Deep State Connections of the Anti-Trump Cabal By: Dan Bongino

 Great book Mr. Bongino.  I loved reading this book.  Bongino is fact based, sometimes ad nauseam, author.  However it is welcomed because he has a lot to say.  This book blows open the left's insanity to bring down Donald Trump at all costs.  This book was written before the two additional bombshells that recently hit from Hunter Biden's laptop and his former business associate that gave Breitbard access to his email account, so it's not hacked.  That however did not stop the social media companies from blocking anyone daring to share it.  Nor has the media even addressed it.  This is very irresponsible and you would have thought that the media has learned, but apparently not, that all the crap they have tried to throw at Trump, the less sticks.  I think with every negative action they take against the POTUS the more they open people's eyes to the corruption that the left is dealing in.   


Although the story of how Hillary Clinton paid for the dossier, Obama and Biden's knowledge and participation in spying on the Trump campaign, the FBI's total corruption, and even the CIA's evolvement has been know for a long time, Bongino sheds light on even more damning evidence in this.  However as I stated before, the media is in the bag for Biden and the Dems and will do everything they can to amplify all of the fake news about Trump and spike all of the negative stories about Biden so the people are not able to see the real Biden. The investigations are in play and have already yielding damning information about the Obama / Biden corruption.  Hopefully if Trump wins re-election, these investigation will move forward and we will once and for all rid ourselves of the corruption at the highest levels of government.  The Dems will undoubtedly accuse President Trump for using his powers to go after his detractors which is so ironic being that the Dems were the ones who actually colluded with the Russians to get fake info on Trump, lied under oath to Congress, laid purgers traps, 

Bongino does an excellent job connecting the dots and the players.  I have been following these stories since the beginning.  At first because I wanted justice if Trump was indeed guilty of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" or if he was involved with Russia to fix the election, I wanted him prosecuted and/or removed.  But soon I realized that it was not so.  I wanted to follow the evidence.  Seems that not everyone did the same.  Many people walked away from any evidence after the grueling, and in my opinion unwarranted, Mueller investigation and have stuck to the previous fake charges while blinding themselves of any new evidence that would not only exonerate Trump (God forbid) but incriminate the players of the Democratic Party.  I have said this on my reviews I have done, if the Right were to hold their politicians accountable and the Democrats the same, they would be forced to operate on the straight and narrow.  However instead, each party allows their respective parties to get away we corruption and possible crimes all in the name of party.  This would make our country a much better place.    


Hardcover : 208 pages
ISBN-10 : 1642936596
ISBN-13 : 978-1642936599
Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Publisher : Post Hill Press (October 6, 2020)
Language: : English 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History By: Ted Cruz

This was a very interesting book.  Cruz discusses landmark cases heard by the Supreme Court of the US.  He covers 2A (full disclosure, one of my most important issues), abortion, Bush v Gore 2000, etc.  I learned quite a bit about the law and how the SCOTUS works and operates.



Cruz talks about his run for the Senate and how he met his wife during the Bush/Gore debacle.  I will say that regarding RvW (abortion), my view on that is that we should probably invest in better tools to identify pregnancy and if someone wants to have an abortion, they should do it early on prior to a heart beat if it is a "frivolous" abortion, but under circumstances where the mother's life is at risk.  If you are sexually active, you should have a level of responsibility.  Abortion is not in the Constitution; it is not in the Bill of Rights, yet the left wants unfettered access to abortion whenever, however and whatever reason.  However when it comes to the second amendment which is 100% in the Constitution and specifically says "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED", that right, real right, the left wants to take it away from me.  

Infringe "act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on" 

 

So I must buy into abortion, hook, line and sinker and do it 100% open, while I have my God given rights pulled at will?  Sorry.  I am fully aware that if you do not believe in God, which you do not have to, then you do not feel that you have anyone to answer for your actions.  If you do believe in God, you will need to answer for all of your actions.  If you feel fine with your decision, then run with it.  Let me run with mine.  The FACT is, abortion is 100% about death.  No if, ands, or buts about it.  My 2A does not automatically make every gun owner a mass shooter.  I am almost 50 years old and have been shooting since I was 5 years old.  Never killed anyone.  I shoot every single weekend and have done so for the past 30 years.  

Enough about that, the book is well written and full of details and interesting information.  However if you are someone that hates anyone that does not hold your same thoughts and beliefs, then don't bother.  The man is a Christian and he is also obviously a Republican. 


ISBN-10 : 1684511348
ISBN-13 : 978-1684511341
Hardcover : 256 pages
Product Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Publisher : Regnery Publishing (September 29, 2020)
Language: : English 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

#DELETED: Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election By: Allum Bokhari

Fantastic book.  I have been a victim of the big tech, social media arm of the left numerous times.  Some myopic readers will focus on the "Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election" sub title, which at face value is a valid prejudice, however when you read the book, it will be clear that it is a problem that CAN affect many people including anti-Trump voters.  

Reminds me of a poem by Martin Niemöller

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.



The book covers how the social media companies have used and more importantly abused the protection from Section 230.  However these companies have stifled free speech and continue to do so.  Ironically, tons of Trump supporters and cabinet members have been persecuted and in many cases, prosecuted due to perceived "medaling with the election" however the Social Media companies are overtly doing it with impunity.  

Bokhari covers the biases in these companies and provides insider whistleblower information backed by subsequent admiral by these media companies.  The only reasons they have had to fall on their respective swords has been because it has been blatant and they had no choice.  Anyone who has followed me or my reviews knows I am libertarian in my political views.  I would normally say, "Start your own company" however after reading this book, it is apparent how that is a futile endeavor.  Google can hid you from search results, Apple and Google can block you from their app stores, GoFund Me  and payment processors (e.g. Square owned by Jack Dorsey) from allowing you to monetize and or sell product and services.  

This is very similar to a book I read about FDR and the tire companies during the Great Depression.  The companies got together and essentially said, are we all (3-4 companies) willing pay a "tax" that would ensure that no new competitor could come into the business and disturb our earning.  This is essentially what they are doing.  Not only that, history showed us the like of John Pierpont Morgan (J.P. Morgan) that lent the US money but then had them in his pocket (e.g. The "Federal" "Reserve").  The non Trump government is beholden to the Social Media Companies.  

Not sure what meaningful change can happen with the amount of power being wield by these companies and the corrupt politicians that allow then to operate this way.  But one thing is for certain, the new leftist way of operating is impossible to comply with.  Traditionally, Women's Groups have been very partisan.  You have seen countless examples of this where Sarah Palin, Michelle Backman, Sarah Huckabee, etc have had open season declared on them by the media and leftist and the silence from these groups have been deafening, while merely suggesting that Hillary Clinton looked tired during her campaigning in 2016 , could earn you a label of sexist, misogynists or worse.  These Woman's Groups are now at odds with some LGBTQ+ communities, specifically the "trans" sub group (BTW, this group is at odds with many other LGBTQ+ sub groups as well) due to their on Trans Women (That is, biological males who have transitioned or "identify" as women, are competing with  biological females identifying as women (Newspeak: sys-gender) for scholarships where there is clearly a physical/strength difference in most cases (Ronda Rousey would hand me my butt in a small package wrapped in a bow in a few seconds for sure).  Again with the Trans groups and Lesbians where they are being shunned because they do not want a relationship with a Trans Women simply because of the "equipment" differences between biological sexes.  The point is, many today are fine and well with this type of infringement of free speech because it moves the needle for their agenda, until it does not anymore.  

Bokhari even explains the notion of your private/public life outside of the various platforms can get you banned for life from them.  Imagine the power that a company like Facebook or Google would have that you could be banned from their platforms because of the way you act outside of the platform.  This is such a slippery slope.  No one should want these companies to have this sort of power.  

I recommend this book to all.  Do not be put off by the Trump'esqness of it.  It just so happens that Trump and his supporters are the current targets.  But remember the poem by Martin Niemöller people; tomorrow it may be you.


Hardcover : 288 pages
ISBN-10 : 154605930X
ISBN-13 : 978-1546059301