State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Comment: This is a new book on immigration
and is certainly worth the read. But what I have noticed, in all
of these books on immigration, is that they don't really fully document
the effect that legal immigration and outsourcing have had on working
Americans. Few of these books really get into the larger agenda
behind this "comprehensive amnesty reform" which both Democrats and
Republican will ultimately vote for after the November elections.
The larger agenda is known as the "North American Union" or the SPP.
"Comprehensive amnesty reform" is but the tip of the iceburg.
But the books do deliver on a message that we do agree: that legal and
illegal immigration need to be brought to a halt immediately.
Buchanan is sounding the alarm. Since 9/11, more than four million
illegal immigrants have crossed our borders, and there are more coming
every day. Our leaders in Washington lack the political will to uphold
the rule of law. The Melting Pot is broken beyond repair, and the future
of our nation is at stake.
In this important book, Pat Buchanan reveals that, slowly but surely,
the great American Southwest is being reconquered by Mexico. These
lands---which many Mexicans believe are their birthright---are being
detached ethnically, linguistically, and culturally from the United
States by a deliberate policy of the Mexican regime. This is the “Aztlan
Plot” for “La Reconquista,” the recapture of the lands lost by Mexico in
the Texas War of Independence and Mexican-American War.
Comparing the immigrant invasion of America from across the Mexican
border---and of Europe from across the Mediterranean---to the barbarian
invasions that ended the Roman Empire, the author writes with passion
and conviction that we have begun the final chapter of the Death of the
West. Unless the invasion is halted now, Buchanan argues, by midcentury
America will be a country unrecognizable to our parents, the Third World
dystopia that Theodore Roosevelt warned against when he said we must
never let America become a “polyglot boardinghouse” for the world.
President Bush’s failure to halt the invasion and secure America’s
border, Buchanan writes, is a dereliction of constitutional duty that,
in other times, would have called forth articles of impeachment. In the
final chapter, “Last Chance,” he lays out a sweeping immigration reform
and border security plan, which, he contends, if not pursued, means
George W. Bush’s legacy will be to have lost for America a Southwest
that was the legacy of Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, and James K. Polk.
With an estimated ten to fifteen million “illegals” already here and
tens of millions more poised to pour across our borders, few books could
be as timely---or important---as State of Emergency. It is essential
reading for all Americans.
About the Author
Patrick J. Buchanan, America’s leading populist conservative, was a
senior adviser to three American presidents, ran twice for the
Republican presidential nomination, in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform
Party candidate in 2000. In his 1992 challenge to President George H. W.
Bush, Buchanan was the first national leader to put the issue of
America’s broken and bleeding Mexican border and the Third World
invasion of the United States onto the national agenda. No figure in
politics or journalism has done more to alert the nation to this
existential crisis. The author of seven other books, including the
bestsellers Right from the Beginning; A Republic, Not an Empire; The
Death of the West (Thomas Dunne Books 2002); and Where the Right Went
Wrong (Thomas Dunne Books 2004), Buchanan is a syndicated columnist and
a founding member of three of America’s foremost public affairs shows,
NBC’s The McLaughlin Group, and CNN’s The Capitol Gang and Crossfire. He
lives in McLean, Virginia.
Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind, August 23, 2006
Reviewer: J. R. Mason (Houston, TX United States) - See all my reviews
In the run-up to the American entry into World War I, President Woodrow
Wilson, who knew that Americans were a fair-minded, tolerant people,
issued a warning: "Once lead this people into war and they'll forget
there ever was such a thing as tolerance...the spirit of ruthless
brutality will enter into every fiber of our national life."
This is the fire that the governing elites are playing with in refusing
to stop the invasion of illegal aliens into this country. As Buchanan
points out in Chapter 1: "In 1960, there were perhaps 5 million Asians
and Hispanics in the United States. Today, there are 57 million...this
is not immigration as America knew it...there are 36 million immigrants
and their children in the United States today, almost as many as came to
America between Jamestown in 1607 and the Kennedy election of
1960...this is an invasion, the greatest invasion in history."
"Against the will of a vast majority of Americans, America is being
transformed. As our elites nervously avert their gaze or welcome the
invasion, we are witness to one of the great tragedies in human
The problem is that the invaders think all Americans are as committed to
the death of the nation as it's ruling elites are. At the end of the
first chapter, Buchanan writes, "What can be said for a man who would
allow his home to be invaded by strangers who demanded that they be fed,
clothed, housed and granted the rights of the firstborn? What can be
said for a ruling elite that permits this to be done to the nation, and
that celebrates it as a milestone of moral progress?"
The invaders think that those in the American heartland are as cowardly
and as easily manipulated as are the ruling governors, Congressmen,
Senators and other elites, who lost the will to resist ages ago. The
popularity of this book, as well as the push-back that is only now
beginning, will disabuse them of this notion.
As I say, the invaders and the ruling elites, so one in purpose, are SO
WRONG. Neither group has a clue about the backlash that has already
begun--as the Bible says, sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.
Bush's Attempt to Form a
"North American Union" Will End US Sovereignty and US Citizenship. This Must
If you were upset at how Congress has ignored your desire for limits on
immigration this is really going to get you upset. The SPP (Security
and Prosperity Partnership of North America ), also known as the "North
American Union," is the true overarching agenda behind the Senate's Amnesty
Bill. Click on the picture for articles on the most important issue
from a admittedly conservative website. This issue concerns every
legal American citizen and crosses all ideological lines. It is
becoming clearer, by the day, that one of the American peoples most
dangerous enemies may actually be our very own government. It is
almost unbelievable to watch how the media has purposely shielded this
important agenda from the eyes of the American people. We all made a
serious mistake by not taking to the streets when the government passed
NAFTA during the Clinton Administration. If the SPP succeeds both US
Citizenship and US Sovereignty will be forever lost. Someone really
needs to organize demonstrations against this treasonous act being committed
by our Businesses, our Government and our President. There is no doubt
in my mind that anyone lending support to this "partnership" is a traitor to
both our Constitution and to the American people who they are supposed to
Middle East: Israelis Call for
Boycott of Hezbollah Hashish
This is the same thing I've been saying for years: Legalizing
Marijuana is a great first step for denying terrorist groups the 50% of
their profits that come from illicit drug sales. Both Islamo-Fascists
and Mexican smugglers would quickly feel the loss of revenue should we
embark on such a intelligent strategy. And that is exactly what the
following article is recommending. In addition to limiting terrorist
revenue it would also free up law enforcement to pursue the growing number
of illegal immigrants that continue to concentrate themselves within our
communities. This is very encouraging as it mirrors the position of
the "New Agenda for America"
agenda on Marijuana which goes under the moniker of "The MRP (Marijuana
Re-Legalization Policy) Project (see links below for more information):
Here are some of my previous writings on this subject:
Israeli drug users have long been happy to puff on Lebanese hashish, but
now, as war between the two countries rages, some are calling for a boycott
because the cross-border trade helps finance Hezbollah, The Jewish Daily
Forward reported Thursday. Hashish is the most popular form of marijuana in
Israel, and Lebanon is the number one supplier, according to Israeli law
enforcement. (8/11/06 )
The boycott call came from activist and Jerusalem resident Dan Sieradski,
who posted the idea on his Orthodox Anarchist blog. "A Persian-backed
terrorist organization is the primary supplier of hashish to the Israeli
market today," Sieradski wrote. "And this is why, with a heavy heart, I am
officially boycotting hashish, effective immediately."
Persian smoking hashish
Hashish grown in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley has traditionally been smuggled into
Israel by Israeli Arabs, Bedouins, and Druze nomads, but the Forward reports
that since Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000, Hezbollah has taken over
the trade -- and the associated profits. "Hezbollah is directly overseeing
the entire operation," Police Captain Avi ElGrisi was quoted as saying in
The Jerusalem Post. "They say where, when, and how much drugs are brought
Sieradski's call has met with mixed results. For some Israeli hash heads,
the boycott is a way of expressing their dismay at the war and Hezbollah's
relentless rocket attacks on Israel. "The thing is, if you buy your drugs
from Lebanon, you could well be funding terrorism through Hezbollah against
Israel," one user commented. "Who among us would want that on their
conscience? Not me!" Another young boycotter commented: "It's bad enough
that they're trying to blow up our country. I'm not going to pay them to do
Not everyone is on board. The Forward quoted one Jerusalem area dealer as
saying, "It all comes from Hezbollah," but he could care less. His comment
on the boycott? "Roll that shit, light that shit, smoke that shit."
The boycott call has also prompted some to argue that it is time to legalize
the hash trade in order to weaken Hezbollah. As long as there are illicit
profits to be made, it's money in the bank for the Shiite resistance
organization, they noted.
The boycott call may also be an expression of the reality on the ground
inside Israel. With the Lebanon-Israel border the scene of heavy fighting,
it is questionable just how much Lebanese hash is getting through right now.
How US Census is hiding the
growing influx of Mid Eastern and Hispanic Immigrants
American Community Survey and Race Categories
Q: Into which of the following 6 categories would
you place Mid Easterners?
Q: Into which of the following 6 categories would you place Hispanics?
(3) American Indian
(5) Hawaiian Indian
A: Amazingly the US Census Department has decided
to role Mid Easterners up into the "White" category and Hispanics into
"Other." How does this make any sense?
Rather than shed a light on immigration trends it
appears that the Census Bureau is attempting to obfuscate the data.
Legal and Illegal Hispanic Immigration constitutes the largest ethnic
influx into the United States over the last 30 years. But who
would know it if they role them up into the category of "other."
And don't you think we would like to know how many Mid-Easterners are
coming into the US? But how would we know that if the Census
reports role this group up into the race class of "White?"
This is the same Census Department that let us know
the Hispanics would become the majority, in the United States, by 2050.
Of course this was because they are nothing more than propagandists that
are greasing the skids so that this does, in fact, occur. Changes
in immigration policy could thwart this eventuality and they know it.
After reading through this report in the Free
Michigan Snapshot," I was wondering where the Mid-Easterners fall
(e.g., White or Asian). The answer is "white." This concerns me
because it appears that they are trying to mask the infusion of
Mid-Easterners to cities like Dearborn by categorizing them as "white":
not a likely assumption by any of the readers, who I would argue would
place them as "Asian" if forced to choose between categories. The
report was based on this relatively new study by the "American Community
Survey" which the article also fails to link to the US Census Department
of the US Government. One wonders why the obfuscation?
So the FP article cites a increase of [85,957(2005)
- 84,540(2000)] 1,470 "whites" in Dearborn between 2000 and 2005. How
many of them were from Lebanon and other Mid-Eastern countries. Was
this change of categories, made in 1997, made to mask the influx of
Mid-Easterners by classifying them as "white?"
Of the 5 racial categories, (White, Black or
African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native
Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander), I doubt many would place people
from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan etc. as “white.” But that is
exactly what they did and you have to wonder why. You might wonder,
also, why they didn’t provide an additional category, “Mid-Eastern,” to
define these populations.
So the bigger question becomes . . "Is there any
way of distilling, from this data, the net influx of Mid-Easterners into
SE Michigan or specific cities therein?" And when I say "net", this is
what I am getting at. Could it be that there were actually 10,000 more
Mid-Easterners moving into Dearborn, but that 8,530 non-Mideastern
"whites" moved out during this period of time [2000- 2005}?"
Of course what we would all like to know is how
many of these Mid-Easterners may be attached to terror cells in the
area. Before you discount the question consider that the FBI believes
that there are 200,000 terrorists already in the United States. I doubt
many of them are Scottish.
The data on race were derived from answers to the
question on race, Item 6. The concept of race, as used by the Census
Bureau, reflects self-identification by people according to the race or
races with which they most closely identify. These categories are
socio-political constructs and should not be interpreted as being
scientific or anthropological in nature. Furthermore, the race
categories include both racial and national-origin groups. The
racial classifications used by the Census Bureau adhere to the October
30, 1997, Federal Register Notice entitled, “Revisions to the Standards
for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity,” issued by
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These standards
govern the categories used to collect and present federal data on race
and ethnicity. The OMB requires five minimum categories (White,
Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander) for race. The race
categories are described below with a sixth category, “Some other race,”
added with OMB approval. In addition to the five race groups, the OMB
also states that respondents should be offered the option of selecting
one or more races. If an individual did not provide a race response, the
race or races of the householder or other household members were
assigned using specific rules of precedence of household relationship.
For example, if race was missing for a natural-born child in the
household, then either the race or races of the householder, another
natural-born child, or the spouse of the householder were assigned. If
race was not reported for anyone in the household, the race or races of
a householder in a previously processed household were assigned. This
procedure is a variation of the general imputation procedures described
in ‘‘Accuracy of the Data.’’White – A person having origins in any
of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It
includes people who indicate their race as “White” or report entries
such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Near Easterner, Arab, or
Polish. Black or African American – A person having origins in
any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who
indicate their race as “Black, African Am., or Negro,” or provide
written entries such as African American, Afro-American, Kenyan,
Nigerian, or Haitian.
American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having
origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America
(including Central America) and who maintain tribal affiliation or
community attachment. It includes people who classified themselves as
described below. American Indian – This category includes people who
indicate their race as “American Indian,” entered the name of an Indian
tribe, or reported such entries as Canadian Indian, French American
Indian, or Spanish American Indian. American Indian Tribe – Respondents
who identified themselves as American Indian were asked to report their
enrolled or principal tribe. Therefore, tribal data in tabulations
reflect the written entries reported on the questionnaires. Some of the
entries (for example, Iroquois, Sioux, Colorado River, and Flathead)
represent nations or reservations. The information on tribe is based on
self-identification and therefore does not reflect any designation of a
federally- or state-recognized tribe. The information for the American
Community Survey is derived from the American Indian Tribal
Classification List for the 1990 census that was updated for Census 2000
and the ACS based on a December 1997, Federal Register Notice, entitled
“Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Service From the
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs,” Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Indian Affairs, issued by the Office of Management and Budget.
Alaska Native – This category includes written responses of Eskimos,
Aleuts, and Alaska Indians as well as entries such as Arctic Slope,
Inupiat, Yupik, Alutiiq, Egegik, and Pribilovian. The Alaska tribes are
the Alaskan Athabascan, Tlingit, and Haida. The information for ACS is
based on the American Indian Tribal Classification List
for the 1990 census and Census 2000, which was expanded to list the
individual Alaska Native Villages when provided as a written response
for race. Asian – A person having origins in any of the original
peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent
including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia,
Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes
“Asian Indian,” “Chinese,” “Filipino,” “Korean,” “Japanese,”
“Vietnamese,” and “Other Asian.” Asian Indian --This category includes
people who indicate their race as “Asian Indian” or identified
themselves as Bengalese, Bharat, Dravidian, East Indian, or Goanese.
Chinese – This category includes people who indicate their race as
“Chinese” or who identify themselves as Cantonese, or Chinese American.
In some tabulations, written entries of Taiwanese are included with
Chinese while in others they are shown separately. Filipino – This
category includes people who indicate their race as “Filipino” or who
report entries such as Philipino, Philipine, or Filipino American.
Japanese – This category includes people who indicate their race as
“Japanese” or who report entries such as Nipponese or Japanese American.
Korean – This category includes people who indicate
their race as “Korean” or who provide a response of Korean American.
Vietnamese – This category includes people who indicate their race as
“Vietnamese” or who provide a response of Vietnamese American. Cambodian
– This category includes people who provide a response such as Cambodian
or Cambodia. Hmong – This category includes people who provide a
response such as Hmong, Laohmong, or Mong. Laotian – This category
includes people who provide a response such as Laotian, Laos, or Lao.
Thai – This category includes people who provide a response such as
Thai, Thailand, or Siamese. Other Asian – This category includes people
who provide a response of Bangladeshi; Bhutanese; Burmese; Indochinese;
Indonesian; Iwo Jiman; Madagascar; Malaysian; Maldivian; Nepalese;
Okinawan; Pakistani; Singaporean; Sri Lankan; or Other Asian, specified
and Other Asian, not specified, which includes entries such as Asian
American, Asian, and Asiatic. In collapsed detailed tables and other
data presentations, the Other Asian category includes race groups not
listed separately. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – A person
having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or
other Pacific Islands. It includes people who indicate their race as
“Native Hawaiian,” “Guamanian or Chamorro,” “Samoan,” and “Other Pacific
Islander.” Native Hawaiian – This category includes people who indicate
their race as “Native Hawaiian” or who identify themselves as “Part
Hawaiian” or “Hawaiian.” Guamanian or Chamorro – This category includes
people who indicate their race as such, including written entries of
Guam or Chamorro. Samoan – This category includes people who indicate
their race as “Samoan” or who identify themselves as American Samoan or
Western Samoan. Other Pacific Islander – This category includes people
who provide a write-in response of a Pacific Islander group such as
Carolinian; Chuukese (Trukese); Fijian; Kosraean; Melanesian;
Micronesian; Northern Mariana Islander; Palauan; Papua New Guinean;
Pohnpeian; Polynesian; Solomon Islander; Tahitian; Tokelauan; Tongan;
Yapese; or Other Pacific Islander, specified and Other Pacific Islander,
not specified. 70
Three Pacific Islander cultural groups are
identified in the base tables: Melanesian, which includes Fijian;
Micronesian, which includes Guamanian and Chamorro; and Polynesian,
which includes Native Hawaiian, Samoan, and Tongan. Some Other Race –
Includes all other responses not included in the “White,” “Black or
African American,” “American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Asian,” and
“Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander” race categories described
above. Respondents providing write-in entries such as multiracial,
mixed, interracial, or a Hispanic/Latino group (for example, Mexican,
Puerto Rican, or Cuban) in the “Some other race” write-in space are
included in this category.
Hostile Takeover: How Big
Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government--and How We Take It Back
by David Sirota List Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Crown (May 2, 2006)
Language: English ISBN: 0307237346
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there are obviously signs of a hostile takeover in the indictment of GOP
lobbyist Jack Abramoff, or the conviction of Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-CA)
on bribery charges. But the hostile takeover is most prevalent in the
places we don't see - the almost invisible, day to day corruption tales
that plague American politics. One day, it is a little-noticed amendment
in a big spending bill in Congress. The next day it is political
reporters refusing to address major economic challenges that average
Americans are faced with. And still the next day it is a politician
boldly lying to the public about who is behind what they are doing.
As a staffer on Capitol Hill for five years, I had a front row seat to
the hostile takeover, and how it plagues both political parties. My book
seeks to rip the veneer off all the political rhetoric, all the happy
talk, and all the spin and show the average citizen how on each major
issue, we are being asked to accept an alternate reality - one that
makes sure we keep getting screwed over.
Make no mistake about it - this book is not for the pundits, the
politicians, or the insulated political operatives - it is for you, the
ordinary American who feels totally disconnected from a government that
is supposed to be yours. Additionally, this book is not for the faint of
heart, or for people looking only for the latest hollow partisan screeds
that seem to fill bookstores - this book takes apart both parties and
shows just how systemic the corruption really is.
I hope you will read this book - and then join the fight against the
hostile takeover for the long haul.
Reviewer: Pragmatist (Phoenix, AZ.) - See all my reviews
A summary of Sirota's book would point out that millions lack health
care, and even more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care,
then pass legislation that provides more profits for drug companies and
insurers. At the same time, inflation-adjusted wages have been largely
stagnant, while corporate profits have skyrocketed. In this instance,
politicians "help out" by further depressing wages by continuing to
allow millions of illegal and temporary legal immigrants into the U.S.,
and additional millions of jobs outsourced overseas. Despite an obvious
need for energy conservation, our government takes its lead from V.P.
Dick Cheney and does nothing. Welcome to today's world of lobbyists',
lies, and legislation for sale.
The "really bad news" is that they're not satisfied. Possible future
legislation includes a flat income tax (a huge tax cut for the wealthy,
and a huge tax increase for everyone else - per Reagan's '82 Treasury
Dept.), permanent elimination of the estate tax (only 2% were paying,
and half the receipts came from the top .1% with estates over $5
million), and reducing corporate taxes from their 35% level - "fourth
highest" in the industrialized world (a '04 GAO report concluded that
94% paid less than 5%, and that 60,000 government contractors owed $6
billion in unpaid taxes), more personal tax cuts (to justify further
cuts in veterans' healthcare, inadequate/non-funding of Army armor and
New Orleans' levees - the pre-Katrina official protesting the latter was
Not upset yet - read on. USA Today reported in late '05 that while the
60 worst performing companies in America lost 4769 billion in market
value in the prior five years, their top five executives were paid an
average of $8 million/year. Meanwhile, University of California
researchers in '04 found that jobs in the bottom third of the pay scale
were growing almost twice as fast as those in the middle.
"Hostile Takeover" also puts to rest the myth of "free" trade.
Provisions include insuring U.S. access to potentially
hepatitis-carrying Mexican vegetables and Canadian beef with mad-cow
disease, while banning importation of cheaper drugs and limiting other
nations' ability to produce generic medicines. In '01, economists
estimated that three-fourths of U.S. workers lost about 12% of current
wages because of trade deals. At least we still have some - the New York
Times reported the loss of over 2 million manufacturing jobs between '01
- '04, while Gartner Research estimated over 30% of high-tech jobs could
be shipped overseas by '15 and University of California researchers
estimated up to 14 million jobs are now at risk of outsourcing.
There's more: Harvard researchers found that 90% of personal
bankruptcies were due to illness, medical bills, job loss, death in the
family, and/or divorce. Meanwhile, the Kauffman Foundation's '05 study
concluded that 20% of recent bankrupts had been operating a small
business. No matter - the myth of deadbeat debtors ruining credit card
companies persists, and Congress recently made personal bankruptcy laws
At least we can count on retirement - not! In '02 AP reported that 8
million workers saw their retirement plans converted to "cash balance"
payouts only - a loss of up to $200 million, according to government
sources. As for Social Security, a top University of Chicago economist
estimates Wall St. would make $400 billion - $1 trillion in fees under
the Bush privatization plan. No matter you say - Chile and Galveston,
Texas have proven the concept's superiority. Unfortunately, the World
Bank found that up to one-third of Chileans' retirement money went to
fees (the public version went bankrupt - hence, no comparisons are
available), and several government reports have concluded that
many/most/all Galveston employees will receive LESS than they would have
from Social Security.
Well, at least some of us have our health. Hopefully the growing number
without health insurance will not get sick; as for universal
governmental coverage - private insurance made over $10 billion in '03,
with top executives raking in $85 million each. As for the innovative
drugs many can't afford because of high prices "required for research" -
the former New England Journal of Medicine's editor states that they
"come almost entirely from publicly funded research done in government
and university labs." Further evidence: Princeton's Uwe Reinhardt says
that "R&D spending (as a % of drug industry revenues) is equal or higher
in Europe (with price controls) as here" - specifically, 20% in Britain,
vs. 14% in the U.S.
Finally, "fuel efficiency kills people," or so opponents say. On the
other hand, University of Michigan, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory researchers and a government panel all have concluded that
cars can be made as safe/safer than most SUVs, and especially better
than most pickups.
Truly an encyclopedic work documenting how business has stolen and
perverted American democracy. While Sirota offers specific
recommendations in each area, the biggest problem involves providing a
means for voters to see through all the lies and mis-statements.
Publicly-funded elections may be the answer.
I bought and read both this book, and John Stossel's "Myths, Lies, and
Downright Stupidity." This is a serious book for serious people.
Stossel's book is full of trivia and generally a waste of time.
This author focuses on the substance of taxes, wages, jobs, debt,
pensions, health care, prescription drugs, energy, unions, and legal
rights, and he does it in an engaging methodical manner that discusses
the issue, highlights in turn myths, lies, and half-truths, and then
ends with proposed solutions, all of them sensible.
It merits comment that this book is endorsed on the back cover by many
people I respect from Al Gore ("Inconvenient Truth") to Bill Greider
("Who Will Tell the People" and "The Soul of Capitalism") to Jim
Hightower ("Thieves in High Places).
The bottom line is clear: the U.S. government at the political level,
whether Republican or Democratic, is completely corrupt. Every
Congressman and every President, every Senator, have so many conflicts
of interest as to be incapable of representing the people honestly.
Congress no longer represents the people. Let me repeat that: Congress
no longer represents the people. They are either bribed by special
interests or forced to follow the party line (see Tom Coburn, "Breach of
Trust") by party leaders who have been bribed by special interests.
This author ends with a sensible bottom line: engage from the bottom up,
and push for public financing of elections (I would include free
television time from the PUBLIC airwaves), and until then, contribute to
honest politicians who will forego campaign contributions.
The Unity '08 movement established by Hamilton Jordan proposes to field
an Independent candidate fully funded by the people. As Joe Trippi and
Howard Dean demonstrated, the people CAN out-spend and out-vote the
corporations if they have a mind to. Jordon is half-way to the right
answer--the rest of the answer is a Democratic President, a Republican
Vice-President, two new Deputy Vice Presidents (John McCain for national
security, overseeing Defense, State, and Justice, and Bill Bradley for
everything else), and a COALITION cabinent. Separately a NON-RIVAL party
has been created, the Citizens Party, to post a transparent national
budget that is also balanced, and to engage voters from ALL parties in
support of one single public interest issue: electoral reform in 2007,
in time for an honest election the extremist Republicans cannot steal as
they stole in 2000 via Florida and in 2004 via Ohio.
Lest anyone doubt the depth of this book's documented concerns, see my
review of "The Case for Impeachment" by Dave Lindorf and Barbara
Olshansky, and also "How Would a Patriot Act" by constituional lawyer
Puzzled Americans should read this book, August 12, 2006
Reviewer: E. Partridge "RedStater" (Memphis, TN) - See all my reviews
There's a reason why America seems like we've slipped off our moorings
-- WE HAVE, and this book explains who has bought our country out from
under us. If you have the unsettled feeling that there's something wrong
with your representation in Washington, something wrong with the
direction America is heading, and something wrong with the America our
kids will inherit, READ THIS BOOK, please. The author explains quite
convincingly that America has been bought, although we CAN take it back.
Read how! You owe it to your kids.
Hostile Takeover is a Must Read, July 27, 2006
Reviewer: Karin Standifer (Cortlandt Manor, New York USA) - See all my
Hostile Takeover is very informative concerning what has been happening
to our Country and suggests what we can do about it. We have been losing
our precious Democracy and something has to be done about that! I love
this book and highly recommend it.
I'm conservative and I APPROVE of this book !, July 10, 2006
Reviewer: Dennis Duncan (Rankin, Mississippi) - See all my reviews
Most liberals out there can successfully nail an economic libertarian
ideology for all its evils but David Sirota is one unique liberal, or
shall I say populist progressive, who knows how to nail Libertarians for
violating much of their own libertarian ideology or for that matter
"conservatives" going too radical. Case in point, "free trade". For all
the bashing against protectionists, "conservatives" and libertarians
knowingly abuse it to protect their big business cronies from
competition but at the same time force everyone else to be picked apart
by cheap and illegal labor ! Thank god, as David Sirota pointed out in
one of his articles, that even in the deep red south, union membership
is growing. For far too long, the south has gotten a bad rap for slavery
and racism but Sirota's book exposes the real slavery and racism misused
by corporate profiteers just to maximize their own bottom line while
giving everyone else the shaft. It's time to put down our differences on
hot-button issues, unite like the ARMY, and fight the takeover and
Sirota's book has plenty of ammo to help you out. Thank you, David !
P.S.: I look forward to Senators Jon Tester, Sherrod Brown, Bernard
Sanders, and Bob Casey leading the fight in the Senate to reign in the
business terrorists especially from Wall Street!
Upcoming Lectures and
DemonstrationsThe Editor of New Age Citizen, is
considering giving a series of lectures that challenge the current
"Demopublican" plutocracy with policy alternatives that are more to the
interests of the American working class. The first lecture in the
series will most likely address the current Immigration Reform measures
that are being debated both in Congress and on the streets of America.
Lecture #001: No More Immigration: Legal or Illegal
This lecture will address the virtual propaganda surrounding the
current immigration debate. It will expose the larger agenda that
is intent on destroying the middle class by attempting to merge the
United States into a "North American Union" consisting of Mexico, Canada
and the United States. The primary argument against immigration focuses
on the inability of the United States to provide adequate sustainable
resources for the 200 million additional immigrants that will exceed the
carrying capacity of this great country by 2050. The lecture will
conclude that the best interests of legal American citizens will be
served by implementing mandatory employer Social Security checks;
punishing employers with extreme prejudice and putting an end to all
Legal/Illegal immigration until the real wages of Americans is at or
beyond what they were at their apex in 1973. If you live in SE
Michigan and are interesting in attending one of these activist lectures
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In addition to these lectures I am considering staging a
demonstration against further immigration and Bush's agenda to destroy
the American working class. More on that in the near future.
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trend whereby our elected representatives appear to be increasingly at
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Washington, Franklin, Jefferson) and the American people.
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