This is the kind of nonsense I expect from hard core progressives and ideologues, but not from individuals I once foolishly considered reasonable, intelligent and amenable to facts and logic. What happened to these people? What planet do they live on? Because it surely isn’t the one I inhabit. But, that wasn’t all. Oh, no! In addition to an utter lack of factual evidence or logical reasoning underpinning their opinions, I was shocked to hear a blind regurgitation of malicious left-wing nonsense about economics in particular and conservatives in general.
It’s not as if I haven’t been exposed to this kind of vicious character assassination before. I have been called a Nazi, Fascist, racist, sexist, bigot, xenophobic, mean spirited homophobe by those on the left more times than I can count. However, I do not expect to hear that kind of petty and false intellectual drivel from those I had previously thought were relatively sane, intelligent and moderate individuals.
I was so floored by what I was hearing from these formerly highly respected intellects that I sat down to compose some e-mails to them hoping that perhaps an in depth, fact based analysis of the social, economic and political situation in this country might be enough to spark in them a serious contemplation of the issues. Maybe a little splash of cold reality might get them to emerge from the spin and purposeful distractions of the media and the politicians.
What started out as long, ok very, very long e-mails turned into this book. Turns out that once I got started writing, I couldn’t stop. The more time I spent analyzing the data and the facts, the more it became apparent to me how utterly and effectively the powers that be have pulled the wool over the eyes of an awful lot of people. This country is facing some major challenges and I feel morally obliged not to stand idly by while the media and politicians fill so many bright minds with utter garbage and misinformation. What this country really needs is to have an honest and reality based conversation about how to fix whatever it is that ails us. In order for that to happen, we must first start sharing the same reality as each other.
What you are about to read is one conservatives journey into exactly what that “something” is that is wrong with our world. Many of you may disagree with my conclusions, and that’s okay. I’ve never been the sort to believe that I have a monopoly on the truth. However, what you are going to get from me in this book is intellectual honesty. Everything I have written on these pages is based on hard cold facts and wherever possible I have backed every assertion I make with a link to where that information can be found and elaborated upon. I urge you to follow them wherever they might take you.
I can’t guarantee that when you finish this journey that you will agree with me, but I can assure you that I won’t insult your intelligence. Many of you, particularly those easily offended, may not like what I have to say. Sometimes the truth hurts. What I offer you with this book, is a look into the world as it really is and not as it appears to be:
Take the blue pill and stop right here and you can continue to go on living in the world of illusions that is being spun for you…
Or take the red pill, turn to the next page and take a chance at seeing what lies in the real world outside of the Matrix created for you by the powerful…