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The Transformation of America

William Hynson’s The Transformation of America begins with an interesting memoir starting with his birth in 1932 up to the 1960 election. He spends much of this section contrasting his childhood with today’s world, for instance, how his family’s doctor charged just five dollars for house visits, or the huge popularity of radio shows which are now largely forgotten. The second part of the book focuses on the many changes in American society from the 1960’s on, both good and bad, like women’s liberation, the booming drug culture, and the influx of illegal immigration. The last chapter discusses American demographic changes, particularly how Whites are en route to becoming a minority within the US.

Hynson provides readers with a lot of thought-provoking ideas and information that I would love to have seen expanded on. For example, he mentions having traveled around East Asia while in the Army during the Korean War. This part alone make a great travelogue or memoir because I found what was given to be fascinating and I wanted more details. Later, the author discusses his company hiring women for roles beyond secretarial work for the first time in the early 1970’s. I would have loved to have understood the mindset of the men and women in those situations because those changes were culturally important.

In the section on demographic change, Hynson cites various statistics about the declining number of Whites compared to other racial groups in the United States. I was fascinated by this and I wanted to understand the implications of this demographic shift. This is a serious and sensitive subject and Hynson provides readers with an intriguing overview of the topic. The Transformation of America provides readers with a stimulating read and a sketch of growing up in pre-1960 America. Readers interested in history, politics and sociology will find this book of great interest.

Pages: 82 | ASIN: B0B8F3BYNF

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The Fate of Humanity is Already Decided

Ishi Nobu Author Interview

The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence follows the natural history of humanity, from emergence to demise, and provides readers with a saga of misadventure from a remarkably adaptable creature. What inspired you to write this book?

I am long a student of history. All of my Spokes books are laden with history stories. I wanted to encompass humanity’s experience as a creature with a destiny, addressing in holistic perspective the how & why of that destiny.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about technology today?

While appearing to many as a boon, technology has proven a detriment to humanity’s survival. One of my favorite quotes in The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence is by British war commander & prime minister Winston Churchill: “What might now shower immeasurable material blessings upon mankind may bring about its total destruction.”

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Humans are an ape in thrall to tools. Rather than exercise prudence & discipline – and learn from the wise among us, the Collective of humanity have blithely followed their biological urges. Women were key to humanity’s wellbeing. Their subjection sorely dimmed the prospects of societies in the areas of education, economics, the arts, justice, and social balance. Rather than cooperate, man’s inclination to individualism, materialism, and dominance of others have been the powerful forces which set humanity’s destiny. As I wrote in The Story of Humanity: “Though taken as natural, the original sin of men was laying claim to what belonged to all. The idea of ‘owning’ Nature ultimately doomed humanity.” As a political economy and cultural folkway, plutocracy has been the kiss of death.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

The major takeaway to The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence is that the fate of humanity is already decided. The end times now are simply a culmination of world civilization. There is no possibility of hurriedly altering that vector.

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The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence

The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence is a fascinating read that will make you ponder your life and that of other beings. Author Ishi Nobu gets the reader in a state of mind where one reflects on human activity and the consequences of our actions. Can man preserve the earth until the end? Will extinction happen gradually? What are some of the past events that have made the world to be the way that it is? Through this thought-provoking book readers get answers to some questions while they ruminate about others. The Story of Humanity is a book about human existence and extinction, the state of the earth, animal and human relations, and nature. Reading about the universe and our ecology has never been more fun.

The book has five engaging chapters which tell various stories. The chapters are titled ‘A Fateful Ape’, ‘The Reign of Thought’, ‘The Evolution of Civilization’, ‘The Toll of Industry’, and ‘An Inevitable End’. Each of these chapters appear individually, but are still related in some way. The connection between chapters is revealed to keen readers and shows how much care the author has put into writing this book. Reading through the chapters was a pleasurable experience. The question the author poses, his style of narration, his diction and the vocabulary in the book are all excellent.

What happens after human extinction? After reading The Story of Humanity, questions of that nature will linger on your mind. As you read about the story of humanity, evolution of hominids, past and current trends, and issues like capitalism and politics, readers will reflect on the human experience and think about the universe from a different point of view.

What I enjoyed most about this book were the stories in each chapter. Even when discussing serious subjects Ishi Nobu tells the stories in a manner that even young readers would enjoy. Nothing too complex for the average reader, rather, the author applies words that are familiar to many.

This book is a stimulating read for readers that love indulging in subjects about human experience, the world, nature and civilization. The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence is a stimulating and intellectually invigorating book that will inspire readers to think bigger.

Pages: 252 | ASIN: B0BGMQ9KKQ

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Add Your Voice To The Fight

Daniel Shyti Author Interview

American Gaslighting explains the threats facing our nation, the tools used to divide us, and what we can do to stop it. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Because I see a coordinated attack on our American identity that is intended to divide our citizens and pull the country toward leftist ideology. Leftism leads to socialism and eventually totalitarian government. These types of governments never end well for its citizens. Now is the time to stop self-censoring and speak against leftist ideology before it’s too late.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about the American Constitution?

Without question the most common misconception about the Constitution is that it can be reinterpreted with the times. This is the concept that the Constitution is a living document, which originated as a progressive idea during the Wilson era. This idea is very dangerous as it can create an erosion of our rights and legislation from the judiciary or legislating from the bench as it is commonly called.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Accurate interpretation of history. Slavery was not an American invention. It existed for thousands of years prior to America’s founding. It’s no surprise that this evil found its way to the shores of the New World. No race has clean hands in the perpetuation of slavery. It’s not just an American legacy.

Secondly, because of our bedrock values enshrined in our founding documents, America was able to self-correct and reverse the evil of slavery. America had to first win its independence before it could even entertain abolishing slavery. Along the way a series of compromises with slavery proponents had to be made in order to preserve the Union until no further compromise was possible.

Lastly, America is not systemically racist, but systemic racism is still practiced with fervor by the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party history is one of complete resistance to abolishing slavery, to oppression of black people in the post-bellum South, and then institutionalizing government dependence as a means of exerting permanent control over large swaths of our black citizens. The Democrat Party has fully embraced woke and leftists ideology.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

Truth and justice exist independent of the source. Simply because our Founders were flawed does not invalidate the gift of liberty they gave to all Americans. Treasure America, strengthen our Republic and add your voice to the fight before it’s too late.

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Holy Moses! We have been deceived!
Pervasive propaganda paints America as systemically and irredeemably racist. Americans are being purposefully deceived into believing that our American Constitution is a relic of the past and must be reinterpreted with the times. They are being conditioned to “burn it down.” What will replace it? The answer should concern every freedom-loving American. The book explains the threats facing our nation, the tools used to divide us, a retracing of how we arrived at our current situation, an assessment of who is most culpable for our present state, and what to do to stop it. American Gaslighting exposes the psychological techniques that are particularly effective against people who don’t routinely exercise critical thinking skills. American Gaslighting sets the historical record straight. It is a vital read for informing every American that receives only a steady diet of America-hating propaganda.

American Gaslighting

American Gaslighting: How America is Being Systematically Taught to Hate Itself by Daniel A. Shyti is an eye-opening book that focuses on the current state of America, how to view the political developments from a different perspective, and a side of the country that not many people have knowledge about, or understand. The author references how modern changes have brought progress, unexpected challenges, and possible erosion in some areas of the country.

I found Daniel A. Shyti’s book illuminating and enjoyed how he brings a new lens to American politics while presenting some intriguing viewpoints on current events, including racism, socio-economic issues, equal rights, and many recent changes to laws that have impacted the lives of many Americans. The author also examines what he considers to be the hypocrisy of certain forms of media, which may appear to support the public while perpetuating a sense of self-loathing.

While some of the topics the author covers in this book are subject to controversy and criticism, he presents the information with a balanced and open mind that is commendable. The author remains relatively neutral throughout the book while tackling complex topics using personal views, facts, and research. The tone of the writing felt authentic as the author goes the extra mile to engage readers, even with unpopular viewpoints and options.

American Gaslighting: How America is Being Systematically Taught to Hate Itself is fascinating. The author does an impressive job of using real human stories and references to historical facts and research. Readers interested in politics and sociology in America will find this thought-provoking book to be as informative as it is illuminating. Readers will be drawn in by the straightforward ideas and message.

Pages 274 | ASIN 0989708462

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License to Loot

License to Loot: How Racial Injustice, Able-Bodied Americans, Illegal Immigrants, and the Opioid Epidemic Split America by Pascale Batieufaye discusses issues that impact the United States from a different perspective or lens. The author covers a wide range of contemporary problems, including the mismanagement of resources, the government’s role in protecting Americans, and other societal issues that impact all areas of life, including education, health, drugs, crime, and controversial subjects.

Pascale Batieufaye is straightforward about the topics discussed in this book and does not shy away from speaking his mind. He covers subjects that are often not openly discussed without backlash, and he offers long-term solutions to addressing problems in America, which may or may not be successful. Realistically, many of the issues facing Americans today do seem to have an easy solution, especially where there are multiple problems impacting numerous communities.

The author begins the book with an in-depth discussion of the opioid epidemic and how this crisis impacts Americans directly and indirectly. Batieufaye dives into how this epidemic extends to involve the pharmaceutical industry, economics, and individuals who suffer from addiction. There is further discussion on homelessness, debt, tax evasion by corporations, and many other factors that shape the world Americans live in.

My favorite part of the book is the second part, which tackles one of the most important questions every reader will ask: How do we improve America? The author covers a wide range of political points, including the various administrations, their faults, and how many governments do not face the consequences of their actions when they fail, and he readily applauds their successes.

License to Loot: How Racial Injustice, Able-Bodied Americans, Illegal Immigrants, and the Opioid Epidemic Split America is a rich and layered read that provides a lot of content to digest. It’s an important learning experience, from a socio-economical point of view.

Pages 194 | ASIN 1954647026

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Shadows Of The Acropolis

Shadow of the Acropolis, by Richard Lyons, is the second volume of the series “DNA of democracy” and focuses on subjects such as equality, independence, and American history. He focuses on the most important political figures and acts, going from the acropolis to the evolution of society and how our government has failed to sustain liberty ideals. The difference between what should be and what happens in society is quite unsettling, and the aim of the book is to reflect on how things went and how they are going, thinking about what will happen in the future.

Lyons writes in a straightforward way, starting from Greek society and slowly getting to today’s situation. He analyses each society’s characteristics in a trip through the world and through different eras.

As a reader keen on details, I appreciated the presence of the illustrations, which might look funny or cute at first but gain importance as one reads the book. They are all satirical images, and their symbolism grows as the chapters continue. For example, in the author’s opinion, the octopus representing the administrative state might look cute at first but then seems increasingly corrupted and wicked, just like society’s evolution.

Furthermore, the author addresses the reader directly, asking questions and trying to get the latter to stay active while reading. Finally, the use of illustrations helps readers grasp the concepts and splits the book into three parts, focusing on three different aspects.

Shadow of the Acropolis, by Richard Lyons is an eye-opening look at the historical background of what Lyons calls a “hybrid nation,” which will catch most readers’ attention. This book is insightful for those who are keen on history and politics. I would like to end this review with a quote from the author: “- The State seeks to amputate the DNA contained in our history, in our founding ethos and separate us from the heroes who made America a free and independent democracy devoted to the rights of humanity.”

Pages: 441 | ASIN : B0B9V86BHJ

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The Forgotten

The Forgotten by Barbara Dorger is a deep dive into one of the most tragic events of modern American History- 9/11. Countless volumes have been written about this awful day, but Dorger has taken a different approach than any other book.

Dorger approaches 9/11 with an often overlooked perspective, that of the aircrews who were serving that fateful day. Dorger was a flight attendant on the day of the attack, and in her book, she gives us a fascinating insight into how it would have been for the crews of the planes that went down that day.

For most of the book, Dorger focuses on the perspective of flight crews and other aviation workers before, during, and after 9/11. However, Dorger isn’t just focused on the attack itself but on the failures within her industry that let it happen. She then highlights the plight of the aviation workers who, through layoffs and downsizing post-9/11, were left out in the cold as their industry struggled to recover.

Later on, in the book Dorger widens her scope. She gives brief but detailed histories of the major intelligence agencies involved in investigating 9/11 and airline security procedures and regulation/ deregulation. In addition, she interviews flight attendants who had served on the flights leading up to 9/11 that had had the future bombers onboard. In these chapters, Dorger paints a troubling picture where their airlines and government counterintelligence ignored front-line flight workers’ concerns.

This is not to say that Dorger’s work is all finger-pointing. She also highlights the heroism and good that came from the day. In addition, she spends time praising other countries’ responses to the tragedy, and the solidarity America received from its allies.

But at its heart, this book is a tribute to the flight crews who lost their lives that day. She highlights how her colleagues, even when they knew they were going to die, kept their cool and stayed professional. Their cool heads helped prevent other hijackings that day. The Forgotten isn’t for everyone. But for anyone wanting to learn more about what happened during 9/11, The Forgotten is worth a read. Dorger’s years of experience in the industry and thorough research shine through.

Pages: 228 | ISBN : 1664183329

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