FEAR: The Driving Force Behind American Politics

The Young Turks carried a feature today wherein they played a clip from Michael Moore after creating Bowling for Columbine.  Moore asserted that fear of African-Americans plays a key role in American’s belief that guns are needed.  As the hosts discussed this issue, they highlighted the fact that indeed, the Conservative factions of the Republican Party are indeed using fear to drive so many of their platforms—which is a kind way of saying that this Party uses fear daily to promote their own power.

This is indeed the case.

Consider some of these quotes from various “News” pundits and listen to the underlying fear that is used to cause us to unnecessarily fear each other.

Ann Coulter

“Not all Muslims may be terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims — at least all terrorists capable of assembling a murderous plot against America that leaves 7,000 people dead in under two hours. ”How are we to distinguish the peaceful Muslims from the fanatical, homicidal Muslims about to murder thousands of our fellow citizens?”

Source “Future widows of America: Write your congressman” in Jewish World Review (28 September 2001)

Message:  Fear ALL Muslims.  I suppose she forgot that Timothy McVeigh was not a Muslim.  No, the entire purpose of this statement was to whip up fear of Muslims.

Sean Hannity

“If we get nationalized health care, it’s over; this is socialism”

Source http://www.democratichub.com/sean-hannity-quotes.aspx

Message:  Fear those who are trying to help anyone without access to affordable health insurance coverage.

Glenn Beck

“They [Democrats in Congress] believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.” June 9, 2010

Source http://madmikesamerica.com/2011/04/the-top-10-craziest-things-to-spill-out-of-glenn-becks-pie-hole/

Message: Fear ALL Democrats…’nuff said there.

Rush Limbaugh

“It’s abundantly clear now that Obama has given up winning Arizona. He doesn’t care. He’s written it off…Now he’s going ‘Soviet’ on it to make an example to every other state, by the way. And do not discount that. This is a message to every other state on the border: ‘The same can happen to you if you try this stunt…It’s good old fashioned, political, Soviet-style intimidation.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77842.html#ixzz2FoR6ZWkH

Message:  Fear our President—which translates to “Fear the Government”—the very reason why McVeigh attacked the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City.

The NRA

Of course, these insidious people do not stop there, they also want us to Fear the Mentally Ill.  Where do they draw the line at both common sense and human decency?  It would seem that there is no such line when it comes to keeping power and making money in the process.  The NRA now suggests…that we effectively now invade the privacy and already difficult position those with Mental Illness live with daily by making them targets.

Watch the video of the NRA spokesman describing how we now need to fear the mentally ill, not guns here.

Message from Wayne La Pierre and the NRA: Fear the Mentally Ill

So now we are going to attack the most vulnerable in our society…nice.

The point is clear.  The GOP uses fear today much as it has been using fear for the last 40 years to retain power.  Of course, much of what we see today from the Republican Party stems from Nixon’s realignment of the Party of Lincoln to the Party-of-coddle-the-Southern-Conservatives-to-gain-and-retain-power.

Where do we go from here?

Not coincidentally, Southern Conservatives have been masters at using fear for centuries.  First, they enslaved Black people, keeping them in check by the use of fear aka whippings and killing their slaves when necessary to retain their control over them.  After the Civil War ended slavery, they came up with the KKK to continue the climate of fear to keep Black people enslaved to their racist policies.  After Nixon, Jim Crow fear against African-Americans was kept alive through use of the Drug War.  The gross disparities in the Criminal Justice system aptly demonstrate how successful they have been, especially in the racist southern states like Louisiana, which is now the prison capital of the world.

Today, with support for the Drug War waning, these same people are seeking more cunning ways to continue racial fear by extending that to include literally EVERYONE.  The targets may have shifted, but the goal is the same—to retain power and control at the expense of the American Dream.

To learn more, get my latest book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks.”

Cowards in charge book cover

A scathing denunciation of the Republican Party and its role in the US Drug War. This book outlines President Nixon’s agenda to gain power by aligning the Republican Party with Southern Democrats after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition, the book charges that the GOP has remained complicit in maintaining the Drug War at the expense of African-Americans for the purpose of retaining power through the appeasement of Southern Conservatives.

Free Copies of 2nd Edition Books for my followers

I am doing something I seldom do…I am getting into the holiday spirit by giving some books away.

Some time ago, I published my first two books on Amazon, Signs of Life and Americana.

Americana is a collection of poetry depicting life in America–sometimes harsh reality and sometimes whimsical looks at what it means to be American.  This book will both delight and anger some, for I attempted to peer honestly at our joys, successes, quirks, and problems with a view to stimulating conversation.

Signs of Life is my first complete collection of short stories designed to consider what it means to be alive.  Life is full of victories and tragedy and this collection considers both points of view in such a way as to help us appreciate, hopefully, our own life.  In addition, I added a couple stories which were not in the first edition, so for any who enjoyed the first, be sure to get your free copy of this 2nd edition.

Why am I giving these away?

These books have been so successful that I cannot help myself.  With so much greed in the world today, as seen in the fact that the “1%” wants further tax cuts on the backs of the rest, I felt compelled to set an example.  I have been so successful with these books that I felt I should take this, the end of the year, to thank my readers and those they love.  So if you know someone with a kindle account, you can claim your free copy and send them the coupon code.  They should not need to claim the book during this period, you simply need to obtain the code during the 3-day window.  That way, you can gift it to them.

I will confess to having been something of a Scrooge for most of my life, but you all have been so good to me this year, that I simply must return the favor–in fact, a friend challenged me by asking how I could write books with so much depth of human feeling and concern only to avoid the holiday spirit.

My answer was that I do not like the commercialism of X-mas and avoid it for that reason.  I still stand by that reason, but none-the-less feel compelled to share with my fans this year.  For this reason, when I discovered recently that I could actually GIVE some books away on Amazon, I decided to take advantage of this and do so now.

Below are the books you can get from the 23rd through Christmas day.  All you need to do is click on the book to be taken to the Amazon site where you can claim the code for your free copy of either or both.  These books are only available on Amazon Kindle and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing.

Americana Book by C. Jeff Oakes

C. Jeff Oakes delivers a thought-provoking poetic look at life in America, circa 2012. Through Socio-political poetry designed to stimulate conversation into the concerns, hopes, problems, and dreams of most Americans, this collection is sure to both anger and delight. Delivering not only serious concepts to force US into confronting issues many would prefer to ignore, but also whimsical themes that poke fun at what it means to be an American today.

Signs of Life by C. Jeff Oakes

This short story collection by author C. Jeff Oakes take a look at what it means to be truly alive. We all know people who seem full of life, but are dead inside as well as those just the opposite. Sometimes joyous, sometime tragic, this book will both delight and tear at your heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget, my latest book can still be purchased on Amazon.  Apologies, but the free copies have all been taken.

Cowards in charge book cover

A scathing denunciation of the Republican Party and its role in the US Drug War. This book outlines President Nixon’s agenda to gain power by aligning the Republican Party with Southern Democrats after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition, the book charges that the GOP has remained complicit in maintaining the Drug War at the expense of African-Americans for the purpose of retaining power through the appeasement of Southern Conservatives.

The Wilmington 10: Prime Example of the Racist War on Blacks

I recently received a petition request on behalf of the Wilmington 10, a group of activists who, in 1971 were arrested, charged, and convicted of arson in Wilmington, North Carolina.  In 1976, Amnesty International provided counsel for an appeal that their Constitutional Rights were violated in the trials and in 1980 their convictions were overturned on the State level.

 

 

 

Bear in mind that the year in which this took place was a time of severe political turmoil as the Southern Conservatives, bolstered by promises from then President Richard M. Nixon to return their Jim Crow laws, refused to desegregate schools.  Note that the ruling for desegregation occurred 17 years earlier and only 7 years prior to this event, the Civil

 

 

 

English: Final roll call vote in the U.S. Hous...

English: Final roll call vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 7152 (the Civil Rights Act of 1964). Page 1 of voting record. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Rights Act of 1964 was passed by an overwhelming majority in BOTH Houses of Congress.  Indeed, I can tell you from experience, that as late as 1972, desegregation had not yet occurred in racist Louisiana—I was there.  To read my experience, which is rather different, check out my article, A Challenge to All White Americans.

 

 

 

This was not an easy time for anyone, especially African-Americans who were expecting that the States comply with what the Federal government had already guaranteed.  The Wilmington 10 were indeed activists, this has never been disputed.  But their possible role in the arson of the store, in which no one was killed, is tenuous at best.

 

 

 

Indeed, I recall the events of the day for my grandfather (who is likely responsible for my deep interest in politics) watched only the news whenever it was on.  As I child, I did not like this, but it was the only TV in the house and he would make me watch the news with him.

 

 

 

Indeed, I still recall the news footage of the pullout from Vietnam by means of choppers from rooftops in Cambodia.  I still recall the lunar landing.  I still recall the Kent State shootings in 1970.  And I recall the Wilmington 10.  The issue was divisive and inconclusive even at that time as it went to trial.  None-the-less, a racist, stacked, jury found them guilty…duh.

 

 

 

However, I was shocked to find that after having convictions overturned these people did not receive a pardon from the State.  This means that for the last 40 years, these innocent people have been blocked from certain rights which you and I take for granted.  In other words, found not-guilty, they are still required to “pay” for crimes not committed.  Why?

 

 

 

Because they are Black and were convicted by bigots in North Carolina, who simply do not want any African-American to rise in social station—this is what the Jim Crow laws were all about.

 

 

 

Occam’s Razor states…

 

 

 

Among competing hypotheses, the simplest explanation is likely the correct.

An African-American child at a segregated drin...

An African-American child at a segregated drinking fountain on a courthouse lawn, North Carolina, 1938. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The MOST plausible explanation for this travesty of justice after 40 YEARS is that North Carolina is STILL a bastion of racism and bigotry.

 

 

 

Is there any evidence of this?

 

 

 

This State continues to lean Republican, which in my latest book I argue is still promoting the racist strategy of Nixon, but this is shifting somewhat in recent years.  Indeed, since the days of Nixon, the State has voted Democrat only twice, but bear in mind that one of those years went to Jimmy Carter, who WAS a Southern Conservative Democrat.  So the only year that really counts towards considering change was 2008, when the vote went to candidate Obama.  However, in 2012, the state swung again toward the Racist Republicans.

 

 

 

Hence, the continued reluctance to exonerate the Wilmington ten indicates that the charge levied by the former USSR, that we penalize political dissidents in this country just like them, appears to be true.  This is a prime example that the racist war on Blacks started by Nixon is alive and well.

 

 

 

What the Wilmington 10 is requesting is not unreasonable.  Most of them are now in their 60s and their lives are fast approaching the end.  Haven’t they about paid for their crime of trying to get what was promised to them by Congress?  Remember, they were exonerated of the charges…all they are paying for now is seeking to make a better life for their posterity—something any of us, Black or White, would try to do.

 

 

 

If you agree with this position, follow this link and sign their petition to the Governor of the State of North Carolina.  A Governor can only pardon past charges on leaving office, which happens at the end of 2012—in just a week and 3 days.  For most of these, this will be the last chance they have to get their names cleared.  Please sign today and pass on the message while there is still time.

NOTE: If you would like to know more about how the GOP has continued a war on Blacks as the strategy outlined by Nixon, read The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks,” now on Amazon.

Regards,

Cowards in charge book cover

A scathing denunciation of the Republican Party and its role in the US Drug War. This book outlines President Nixon’s agenda to gain power by aligning the Republican Party with Southern Democrats after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition, the book charges that the GOP has remained complicit in maintaining the Drug War at the expense of African-Americans for the purpose of retaining power through the appeasement of Southern Conservatives.

C. Jeff Oakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarantino – Could I Get a BETTER Tacit Endorsement for My Book?

I was watching today’s The Young Turks on YouTube and to my surprise, they discussed comments made by Quentin

English: Quentin Tarantino in Paris at the Cés...

English: Quentin Tarantino in Paris at the César awards ceremony Français : Quentin Tarantino à la cérémonie des César du cinéma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tarantino that the Drug War amounts to Modern Slavery.  In addition, host Cenk Uygur makes the comment that some books recently have noted that this is nothing more than Jim Crow laws revisited.  To see the video, click here.

I couldn’t agree more, for my recent book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks” makes both of these points.  However, I go much further.

The point I make in my new book is that this assault is a continuation of a political strategy begun by Richard Nixon back in the 1960s to curry favor with the Southern Democrats, who were largely conservative and racist.  In fact, these racists were angered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the ensuing Voting Rights Act of 1965, both of which were bills introduced by John F. Kennedy in discussions with Republican Leaders.  Interestingly enough, Republicans in Congress continued the work begun by JFK and these bills gains greater support from Republicans in Congress than from Democrats.

Of course, to be fair, this is because the Democrats that opposed the bills were ALL from Southern Conservative Democratic stronghold States.

So Nixon cunningly used this opposition to restructure the GOP so as to win these votes.  How successful was he?

For evidence, we need only look at the last elections.  Mitt Romney only took 206 Electoral votes.  Of these, 148 were from the very States that opposed these Bills.  That amounts to 72% of his support.  So clearly, Nixon was very successful in turning the Republican Party into a racist arm of Southern Conservatives.

For further proof, all one needs to do is watch Fox “News,” but beware, just watch enough to see the truth—according to numerous studies done in recent years, watching this too much will lead to becoming less informed abut facts.

Not sure you agree with this statement?

Then check out this segment from The Young Turks, wherein they discuss some recent terrorist attacks conducted by Republicans who only get their information from Fox “News.”  Indeed, the GOP has become an arm that is killing our nation from within, but this is not new—it is part of the strategy begun under Nixon.

If you want to know how to turn the tide by both stopping the Drug War and saving African-American communities, get a copy of my latest book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks,” now on Amazon.

Can’t the Republicans Hide their Racist Contempt for the President any Better?

I remember Jimmy Carter.  I remember Bill Clinton.  I also remember that the Republicans in Congress opposed both,

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

but not to the extent that THESE Republicans oppose President Obama.  Why?  What is the difference?

I live in Texas now, but let me return to Louisiana for a moment to perhaps provide an answer.

Part of the reason I left my home State for good is the penchant for locking people in prison—the highest rates in the world (1 in 86—double the national average)!  Most of this a result of the Drug War and most of these African-American; Blacks outnumber Whites in Louisiana prisons 5 to 1.  It has become a prison-state.

Another part of the reason I left was that I am a father now.  I simply did not want to raise my child in that racist, bigoted state.  Case in point, I personally know people who, when the President managed to get Obamacare passed, automatically opposed it at every turn—naturally, without reading it.  All they could manage to say any time our President did anything the Republican Party disagreed with was, “That Nigger this” or “This Nigger that.”  I never heard people speak in such disrespectful ways about Bill Clinton or any President for that matter.

Sure, they did not like Clinton because he is a Democrat, but never did they resort to racial slurs.  Of course not…Clinton is White.

But their disdain for President Obama goes deeper than him being a Democrat.  It is blatantly racist.  I can state that for a fact for I have heard it with my own ears.  I did not want my son learning such things…and these attitudes ARE learned.  For more on this, read my last blog.  For further proof that this Congress opposes for some reason other than getting the job done, recall Kentucky Rep. Mitch McConnell’s foolish move last week in the Senate–the guy actually filibustered his OWN bill when the Democrats (backed by Obama) were in clear support.  This is the worst Congress I have seen in my lifetime and all their racism is spewing forth like Old Faithful.

Hence, when I heard our President speak yesterday about the current fiscal crisis and the opposition he is facing from Congressional Republicans, it occurred to me that this is nothing more than additional evidence in support of the argument I make in my latest book.  Indeed, the GOP has been currying favor with the racist Southern Conservatives since Nixon and Reagan—nothing has changed.  Here is what the President said regarding the stalling that is now taking place.

 “They [the Republican’s in Congress] keep on finding ways, to say no, as opposed to finding way to say yes.  And I don’t know just how much of that has to do with, y’know, um, it, it is very hard for them, to say yes to me.  But, you know, at some point, they’ve got to take me out of it and think about their voters and think about what’s best for the country.” – President Obama at press conference Dec. 19, 2012

Now, to be fair, President Obama is trying to be the better man and avoid the race issue, but it seems obvious that this has occurred to him.  Facing facts, he has had to deal with bigots his whole life, as any Black man has, and racism is not hard to recognize.  In his speech, he seemed to have a hard time coming to grips with the attitude displayed by these bigots.  Watch the video on the TYT network here and decide for yourself.

I can assure you, on watching it, if you are White, you may not get what I am saying, but anyone Black surely will.  The understanding of the true nature of the situation is between the lines.  Our President is being very Presidential and good for him.

Of course, President Obama also mistakenly thinks that these rascals will have to think of their constituents and do what is best for the nation.  Why?  They have not for the last 40 years, so it does not seem likely they will begin now.

No, these power-lusting bigots have been destroying the lives of Americans, most notably African-American’s through use of the Drug War for the last 40 years.  They don’t give two shits for America…they only care about their power.

I recently saw on Facebook how one such racist from my home town accused the President of signing several thousand executive orders all while claiming that Bush only signed 7.  I did the research and to date, President Obama has been fairly conservative in using them, especially compared to Republican Presidents.  I added the correction to the thread, but only received a vicious attack for telling the truth, which I had researched in the national records.

Mr. Obama, I have a suggestion.  If the GOP wants to play hardball, let them.  You have the support of the nation.  Show Congress to the exit and get started with those Executive Orders.  If we have learned anything from Fox “News” and the GOP, it is that if you tell a lie long enough and loud enough, people will believe it.  So you have nothing to lose in writing those orders and doing what you see best, for they already have their lies prepared.  Just do the job we entrusted you with, Congress be damned.  That is all we ask.

You are the most Presidential President I have seen in my lifetime and I am nearly 50, you are a leader, perhaps the first I have seen in that office.  We are your people…all of us.  We deserve your leadership now…won’t you give it?

A Challenge to ALL White Americans…Can You Handle This?

A black child, Chicago. - NARA - 556138

A black child, Chicago. – NARA – 556138 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Have you ever been singled out because of your race?

 

I have and perhaps I am one of the few White people in the nation to have had this happen in a clearly noticeable way.  To this day, I recall how uncomfortable it made me feel and perhaps this is why I am as outspoken about racism as I am.

 

I was in second grade.  We had moved into a predominantly Black part of town and I was taken to the Elementary School.  I always loved school so I was excited to be going to a new one.  I liked meeting new people.  On meeting the Principal, who was African-American, I was taken to my home room.  The teacher, who was also Black, had a couple of students move so that I was sitting beside the only other White child in the entire school.

 

The year was 1972 and although segregation in schools occurred many years earlier, Louisiana was way behind in getting the memo.

 

I still do not know why, but I took an almost instant dislike to this girl, preferring instead the boy sitting on the other side.  He and I became friends.  But the girl, I did not like her.

 

As time passed, I was forced to work with this girl on team assignments.  I asked the teacher not to, but she told me that it was best that I work with someone of my own race.  At the time, I did not know what “race” meant and when I got home that night, I asked my parents, telling them that I did not like the girl and wanted instead to work with my friend.

 

My father was angry and went to the school to confront the teacher and Principal.  They tried to explain to him that it was in my best interests that I work with someone of my own “race.”  I still did not understand, but my father removed me from that school that very moment.  He did not hesitate and we moved to another part of town that week.

 

Why do I tell this story?

 

Because I don’t believe that many White people understand what African-American’s go through EVERY DAY of their lives.  It is a humiliation and it crushes the human spirit.  Such things are a blatant disregard for the principles upon which this nation was founded and should not be permitted.

Also, something I figured out early was that racism and bigotry must be learned.  As a child, I did not have it and certainly none of the kids in that school had the disease, for we all played, learned, and like each other, for the most part.  It was the teachers and Principal who were teaching us to be racist–and they were Black.  But that is what they learned and they were simply trying to avoid trouble (likely from the white population in the city).  Their fear caused them to inadvertently promote racism.   That is what fear does.

 

I have actually two challenges for anyone who wants to understand.

 

The first is really very simple.  Go to the mall and ask everyone you see, especially Black people, if they know anyone in jail or prison.   You will likely not have many Whites answer “yes” but undoubtedly, virtually every African-American will.  This is because currently, 1 in 6 Black males have been to prison because of the Drug War and it is anticipated that 1 in 4 will do so at some point in their lives.

 

This is simply unacceptable and contributes to humiliation and the crushing of the human spirit as sure as occurs with a 7-year-old child forced to befriend someone he does not like, based on race.  Which, brings me to the second challenge.

 

Find some place where there are only Black people associating with each other, an all-black bar is a great place to try this.  I have done this many times over the years and have gotten the same results again and again.  See what happens.

 

Here is what happens every time I try it.

 

First, few will even speak to me unless I speak first and even then, I get the impression that they cannot get away from me quick enough.  After some time, I will be approached by bouncers and asked to speak with the owner of the club.  The owner always apologizes and asks me to leave, offering my cover charge back.  The last time this happened was at Festival City in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The owner, Tony, said that he was afraid that he could not protect me and it would be best if I left.  I did.

 

Now, here is what you will learn from this if you are brave enough to try it.  (Of course, I hope you have a different experience, for I would like to think this is isolated to just a few places around the nation)  The first time I went to such a club, I was simply looking for a place where I could enjoy some old R & B, for I love the music (I love all music really).  I was rather nervous, as I was the only White man there.  There were White women, but no men.

 

However, what I learned was that the people there were more afraid of me than I of them…and I was greatly outnumbered.  Why?

 

Suspicion and lack of understanding.  People usually react with fear when they do not understand something.  They could not understand what this White guy was doing in their club…such things just did not happen.  The conclusion, as explained to me by Tony, was that many believed I was the law.  And since there was some illegal activity (Blunts were everywhere but none did share) they were understandably nervous.  It never occurred to them that I was there for the music and that ignorance created suspicion–which could have led to unnecessary violence, against me.

 

So be warned, if you do try this, be ready for anything.  Because you may not be as fortunate as I.

 

And for those who are going to make some bold claim that this would not happen in a White bar, think again.  Right down the road from Festival City is a club that most Black people in the area know to avoid.  The bigot rednecks will not complain to the management…they will just attack.

 

The fact is that we have a long way to go yet, but I really believe the first step is in ending the racist Drug War.  All it does is continue a climate of fear of each other.

 

If you want to know more about how this War is promoting racism in America, Read my book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks,” now at Amazon.

 

And be sure to read The Republican Party’s Assault on Black Communities if you want to understand how some are using race to secure power, to the destruction of us all.

 

 

 

 

Cool. Got my First Hate-Review of My New Book. Unfortunately…

Here is the first Hate-Review of my new book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks.”

Here it is…

“1.0 out of 5 stars Myopic, Racist , December 19, 2012

“By Robert Mc Kercher “Intellectual Migrant Worker” (Washington State) –

See all my reviews (REAL NAME)

Cowards in charge book cover

A scathing denunciation of the Republican Party and its role in the US Drug War. This book outlines President Nixon’s agenda to gain power by aligning the Republican Party with Southern Democrats after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition, the book charges that the GOP has remained complicit in maintaining the Drug War at the expense of African-Americans for the purpose of retaining power through the appeasement of Southern Conservatives.

“This review is from: Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks” (Kindle Edition)  The author is a racist. The author hates the Republican party. Now you don’t have to waste your time reading this poor excuse of writing. The adage “When you’re a hammer, everything lookslike a nail.” is thoroughly demonstrated here.  There are much better-written and intellectually honest criticisms available.”

But sadly, Mr. McKercher did not actually READ my book.  I know this because he is the first and only person to comment on the book and in checking my stats on Amazon, guess what?

I checked, and he neither BOUGHT a copy, nor took advantage of the free copies provided until tomorrow, NOR borrowed a copy in the Kindle Library–this means, sadly, he crafted his “review” based on the title and promotional copy you see to the right.

See, had he taken advantage of the free promo going on right now, he COULD have actually read the book and provided a real review, but this person is one of those whom Mark Twain described when he said,

“In religion and politics,
most people get their opinions second-hand,
from those who have got their opinions second-hand,
from those whose opinions aren’t worth a brass farthing.”

 

Thus, according to the great writer, Mark Twain, Mr. McKercher’s opinions aren’t worth a brass farthing, whether this review is his own opinion or not–which I am guessing it is.

What is a brass farthing worth?

Well, when Mark Twain wrote those words, the farthing was the smallest coin minted by the British crown and it was worth about one quarter of a penny sterling–sterling silver.  Hence, while a farthing was only 1/4 of a penny, it was silver.  So a BRASS farthing would be fair to say, worthless.

I really love this “opinion” and Hate-Review because it certainly highlights the very point I have made in my book, namely, that the Republican Party has done such a great job at getting people to be mindless automatons, that they are able to use heinous policies like the Drug War to create divisions among our people.  These divisions are slowly and surely destroying our country–all for the sake of that Party’s Lust for Power.

Mc Kercher is right about one thing–I DO hate the Republican Party.  I hate that this Party, of which I was once a proud member, is so utterly destructive to our nation and people.  Of that, I am not ashamed, for I only reached this opinion after years of research and soul-searching.

If you would like to read the book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks” for yourself and make up your own mind, it is still available free of charge on Amazon through Thursday, December 19.  Just follow the link above in the title and get your copy today.

And hurry, there are only 27 free copies available.