Sunday, January 24, 2016

If You Could Read My Mind

love, what a tale my thoughts could tell

ever hear of Regnery Publishing? well, they publish rightwing conservative Christian stuff like David Horowitz: Radical Islam and the American Left (Regnery Publishing, 2004)
by some guy named Benjamin Wiker: Ten Books That Screwed Up The World; and the latest book by Ann Coulter: Adios White America (I Wanna Fuck a Nigga)

the News-Press, the Young Miss America Foundation and Wendy's Reagan Ranch Center invited the president of Regnery to talk about selling we know that Wendy has a publishing co, Ampersand and she's currently being sued for one of their newspaper carriers mowing down a bicyclist and killing him in Solvang...

but the president of Regnery, Marji Ross was speaking at the luncheon..white trash..white trash like Sarah Palin who incidently blamed Obama for her son Track's domestic violence issue..being drunk and brandishing a firearm..Track is a disgraced Iraq war vet who couldn't handle it...he's 26 and lives at home with his mommy, who had to make excuses for him...mama's boy!! Sarah is total white trash and a slut like her daughter sexpot Bristol..I think that Josh Duggar fathered kids with both Sarah and Bristol out of wedlock! go back and check the details and you'll see I'm right...

so this book intrugues me: Ten Books That Screwed Up The World by a screwball named Benjamin Wiker...the guy is Christian  and is worried about books from the 1500's! like the Prince-

Why Machiavelli’s The Prince was the inspiration for a long list of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand)

the Prince: I say that all men when they are spoken of, and chiefly princes for being more highly placed, are remarkable for some of those qualities which bring them either blame or praise; and thus it is that one is reputed liberal, another miserly, using a Tuscan term (because an avaricious person in our language is still he who desires to possess by robbery, whilst we call one miserly who deprives himself too much of the use of his own); one is reputed generous, one rapacious; one cruel, one compassionate; one faithless, another faithful; one effeminate and cowardly, another bold and brave; one affable, another haughty; one lascivious, another chaste; one sincere, another cunning; one hard, another easy; one grave, another frivolous; one religious, another unbelieving, and the like. And I know that every one will confess that it would be most praiseworthy in a prince to exhibit all the above qualities that are considered good; but because they can neither be entirely possessed nor observed, for human conditions do not permit it, it is necessary for him to be sufficiently prudent that he may know how to avoid the reproach of those vices which would lose him his state;
well, Stalin helped us win WWII!

other books * How Descartes’ Discourse on Method "proved" God’s existence only by making Him a creation of our own ego
* How Hobbes’ Leviathan led to the belief that we have a "right" to whatever we want
* Why Marx and Engels’s Communist Manifesto could win the award for the most malicious book ever written
* How Darwin’s The Descent of Man proves he intended "survival of the fittest" to be applied to human society
* How Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil issued the call for a world ruled solely by the "will to power"
* How Hitler’s Mein Kampf was a kind of "spiritualized Darwinism" that accounts for his genocidal anti-Semitism
* How the pansexual paradise described in Margaret Mead’s Coming of Age in Samoa turned out to be a creation of her own sexual confusions and aspirations

"Of course, nothing can be blamed on ANY of these books. The whole premise that books can "screw up the world" is idiotic.

the amusing fact that the book is published by Regenrywhich is neither an academic nor a mainstream press.

Rather, it is a dubious right-wing propaganda mill, making an explanation of why someone would publish something with such weak premise a bit more understandable." from the web

a propaganda mill...that sounds just about right...

and all those books on the list are required reading

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