Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America's Faith and Promise By: Carol Swain

What a refreshing book to read.  I normally shy away from books with too much religion as I have my own faith, and much like my politics; it does not fit neatly within the confines of a party or a religion as it were.  However this book is a different kind of book.  Ms. Swain is a very smart woman.  She dropped out of school and obtained her G.E.D. (General Education Degree).  She, however was encouraged by co-worker to return to school which she did.  She later became a professor at Princeton and later at Vanderbilt.  

In this book, she weaves through a Christian and Constitutionalist perspective.  She is well versed in both subjects and gives you an even exposure to both.  The book, although originally published a decade ago, still hold true to the Constitution and addresses things that now in hindsight, could have been avoided.  Her view coming from a black woman, that grew up in poverty, was able to go back to school and become a tenured professor at two of the most prestigious universities in our countries, who was a Democrat, Independent and a Republican, is extremely educating and worth paying attention.  She has a unique position to see things from a perspective not had by some other activist authors.  

Swain covers everything from abortion to racism and everything in between.  Her perspective is that the only chains that bind the different races are in the mind.  We now see mixed race marriages more than ever before.  We have seen a black President of the United States, a black Vice President of the United States, Congressmen/women, Senators, Governors, Mayors, entrepreneurs, millionaires and billionaires, men and women, all PoC (People of Color), yet today race is the cudgel used to defeat any thought or speech that differs from ours.  We now see blacks self-segregating.  This is insane.  Its like we are going backwards and not forward which is ironic since the "progressive" movement is the one behind this new self-racism phenomenon.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a rational view of the issues affecting us today in this country.  And although we have seen a retrogression from the time of its original publishing, it can help in normalizing the insanity we are living in today.  It has become meaningless to be called a racist today.  That pejorative is thrown around when people are arguing without facts and want the other side to stop.  It is meaningless now.  I equate it to someone calling me dumb.  

Publisher : W Publishing (November 30, 2020)  (Originally Published in 2011)
Language : English
Paperback : 336 pages
ISBN-10 : 0785253122
ISBN-13 : 978-0785253129
Item Weight : 12.3 ounces 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The True and Detailed Racist History of the Democrat Party: 1830-2020 By: Robert R. Zerfing

This was a great "book" (more like a pamphlet) pointing out the Democratic Party's racist foundations in the past and how that has mort'd into the version of racism we see today.

The facts are that the Democratic Party has been on the wrong side of history most of their existence.  Any grade school Democrat will parrot the "Dixiecrat" lie which states that the two parties switched, however this is a complete fallacy.  Only one member of the Democratic switched parties.  Sadly, the "Fact Checker" web sites are completely false.  They left likes to "white wash" their hands from the travesty of humanity they are sadly known for.  This is why you see the insatiable lust to remove all history where well-known Democrats are identified.  The Democratic Party was the party of Slavery, Jim Crow, KKK, they were 100% opposed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and anywhere else where they should have either opposed or supported.  Even today, the Democratic Party supports and pushes self-segregation.  The Left's dream to continue to segregate people and with their constant identity politics, this has worked for them.  

Columbia University just announced that they will be holding separate graduation ceremonies for blacks, whites, latinos, etc.  Think back to the 50's, who would have rejoiced from segregation.....you got it, the Democratic Party.  They still are enjoying and rejoicing today for the same thing.  

Political Parties are the most putrid thing we have in this country.  It forces weak-minded people to follow destructive means just so they support the party.  The parties, don't care about the people insofar as the want the votes.  Buck the system, become an independent.  Make them work for your vote.  

I read a book recently and it talked about how the Black community has thrived in sports and music.  The point was that a young black child will go to the basketball court and he might suck.  His peers, parents and those around him will instruct him that he needs to practice more and "put in the time".  However if that same youth is struggling in school, they will tell him/her that it is because there is racist powers around them trying to keep them down.  That they are incapable of doing well because of the "white privilege" and systemic racism that is making them a victim.  This is crime that has been yet again committed against the black race.  Rather than support and affirm that with hard work, anything is possible, the left continues to let the black community know that the Whites are superior to them and that they will NEVER be to the same level with the grace of the white people ALLOWING them to.  I don't know about you, but to me, that is so offensive on so many levels.  Yet we allow it to happen. 


2034: A Novel of the Next World War By: Elliot Ackerman and James Admiral Stavridis USN

I read this book on a recommendation by a trusted friend.  Sadly, I was not impressed. About half way through the book, I wanted to quit the book.  I pushed through though.  The book advances the narrative of the inequities and failures of the United States.   I do not ascribe to that narrative.  

The book covers a future "war" where India plays a role in trying to contain a possible larger incident by engaging both sides.  Although I do fear China and the coziness this current administration has with them, this book was not what I was looking for.  

Publisher : Penguin Press (March 9, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1984881256
ISBN-13 : 978-1984881250
Item Weight : 0.035 ounces

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York By: Matt Palumbo

This was a great book.  Andrew Cuomo reminds me of Michael Avenatti; an American attorney, best known for his representation of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump, and for his felony extortion conviction involving sports apparel company Nike. Avennatti was CNN and MSNBC's pretty boy.  He was The Chosen One and there was talks about him running for the big seat.  Of course we learned later on and frankly, just in time that he was a piece of crap, criminal with little to no moral compass.  De Blasio is just a communist activist posing as a mayor.  Under De Blasio's control, New York City has devolved into a cesspool.  Anyone with the means have performed a mass exodus from New York.  De Blasio is actually worse for New York City than Cuomo is to New York the state.  

Make no mistake, Andrew Cuomo should be in prison today.  If only for the COVID response.  The irony is that Cuomo himself is responsible for the lack of ventilators and PPE for HIS state.  He made comments about how the Federal Government, or better yet, The Trump administration for not being prepared.  That was mighty rich of him.  Then when the Floyd riots are in full swing and Cuomo and De Blasio refused to act, Trump threatened to bring in troops to quell the violence.  This is where Cuomo says that "Trump has not authority". So authority to step in with hospital ships and centers, PPE and ventilators, because Cuomo lacked the leadership, but not to control the violence and deaths caused by the Democratic's private street army of BLM and ANTIFA.

Now reports of sexual improprieties by Cuomo have been released, over 6 as of this writing.   Of course there is no outrage by the MeToo movement since Cuomo is a useful idiot for the Democratic Party.  I have not even spoken about the cover up by Cuomo and his people to reduce the number of deaths that he was already responsible for.  He should have received an award for being the most prolific serial killer killing more than 7,000 people.  

If I have learned one thing during these past 20 years that I have somewhat followed politics, when someone is pointing their finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing back at them.   This is a short book packed with even more reasons to hate Cuomo and De Blasio. 

Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes By: Ira Rosen

This book covers a lot of ground.  The first half of the book could have been called "How much I hated working for the Wallace family".  Rosen goes on and on about Mike Wallace and his son Chris.  It does validate a lot of the rumors and assumptions I heard and made about some of the people he worked with and for.  I think he could have been more critical on the Clintons but you expected it based on the tone of the book being left leaning, albeit covertly vs overtly for the most part.  

Rosen's career behind the scenes has been incredibly fulfilling for him I would imagine.  He was involved in covering many of the huge scandals our nation has seen.  Some of them, I remember watching from the other side as a viewer.  It is very interesting to see what went into producing a great show that at least I enjoyed.  I am never disappointed when I read these books to find that some of these folks are great friends with some people you would never imagine.  For instance I read a memoir from Tommy Davidson from In Living Color and one of his close friends was Michael Bolton.  

In typical liberal attack, no book is complete without a thorough lashing of Trump.  Obviously Rosen has an axe to grind with Trump because of Trump purchasing multiple country clubs where Rosen was a member.  It is sad because although I agree that Trump can be obnoxious and rude, I think he did a good job as POTUS.  Rosen writes that there was no wire tapping against Republicans, this does not make it true.  Devon Nunez and other Republicans were in fact wiretapped.  Additionally, known false information was provided by FBI and other government agencies to the courts, and Trump and his campaign were 100% spied on.  The fact that the courts approved it based on false information is irrelevant.  The fact that knowingly false information was provided, and provided by a political rival that was under investigation is chilling and should have landed all parties involved in prison.   Of course he mentioned Charlottesville.  Anyone worth their salt, would know that this is a bogus allegation and if you have an inch of integrity and read the entire transcript and in context, you would see the same.  

I think the most comical things he said was the he thought Trump had the beginnings of Alzheimer's.  Curiously absent was any comment on Biden and his cognitive decline.   His comment about anti-fascism and saying "I wonder if she was thinking about Trump" in Chapter 33, Is comical since it is known that ANTIFA uses Fascism to force their "Anti-Fascism" rhetoric.  

The book is great.  I enjoyed it and recommend it.  

Publisher : St. Martin's Press (February 16, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 336 pages
ISBN-10 : 1250756421
ISBN-13 : 978-1250756428
Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
Dimensions : 6.38 x 1.21 x 9.56 inches

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era By: Shelby Steele

 This was truly a great book.  The perspective of this author is precisely what has been in my head, but could never really articulate it.  Steele is able to, obviously in a more eloquent way than I ever could.  The issues we have today, in my opinion, is that people do not use critical thinking and too much emotion is included when making decisions.  

This book reminds me of a Tweet by Candice Owens "Phrases like "white privilege" are just a modern twist on white supremacist ideology.  Asking me to believe in "white privilege" means asking me to accept "black inferiority" - to look at a white person and recognize that I am less than them in this world."

When I was younger, (many moons ago), I tried our for the Hialeah Fire Department.  When I filled out the information and the form, I was told that because of "affirmative action" I would not need to score an 80% like white people and would only need to score a 70%.  I remember feeling offended.  The fact that "they" thought that I was incapable of scoring 80% because of where my parents were born was humiliating to me.  Another example of this type of belief is in the 1997 movie "GI Jane".  In the movie Demi Moore is the first Navy Seal candidate.  She wants to be treated as an equal and does not want accommodations.  In one of the obstacles courses, there is a step for her set up as an accommodation for her being as a woman.  She kicks it away.  The point is equality is just that; equal under the law and under God.  Although we have had some semblance of this since the 13th amendment, today and quite frankly (per Steele), since the 60's, this has been attained at the cost of White Guilt.

Remember, Money and Power is in the fight, NOT the results.

The book is extremely engaging and I finished it in a couple of days even though I had a busy week.