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Friday, January 11, 2013
The Book That Explains It All ... Alan Caruba
The Book That Explains It All
last year I included a book by B.K. Eakman in my monthly report, Bookviews.com,
and recommended it, having perused it sufficiently to know it was quite
extraordinary. “Agenda Games: How Today’s High-Stakes Political Combat Works” ($17.95, Midnight Whistler Publishers, softcover). As
someone who has been a reviewer for over fifty years, I receive fifty or more
books every month and I often have to return to a book to read it completely.
Eakman’s columns and speeches have appeared in The Washington Times, National
Review, the Washington Post, Insight Magazine, Crisis Magazine, Vital Speeches,
and many comparable publications. She has authored a number of books that
include two award-winners, “Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality
Through Education” and “Educating for the New World Order”, and an aptly named
“Walking Targets: How Our Psychologized Classrooms are Producing a Nation of
educator, researcher, and a Voice of America and Justice Department writer, she
has a professional background that has culminated in an insightful and
frightening analyses of the nation’s educational system that has produced
several recent generations of Americans who are ill-equipped to understand what
is happening to the nation—the steady infiltration of the system designed to
create the kind of voters who elected and have reelected the nation’s first
Games”, she says that “today’s political contests bear no resemblance to the
post World Wars I and II eras. Rather, there exists a calculated effort, by all
sorts of demagogues, to sow dissention—to alienate, demoralize and, if
possible, neutralize entire pools of voters, with all the negative energy such
a scheme entails: coercion, ostracism, intimidation, loss of status or job, and
outright censorship. In this scenario, the agenda becomes all-important; the
individual recedes into expendability.”
“is nothing less than a replacement of the Founder’s vision of an independent,
self-sufficient nation, based in individual resolve and grit, and minimal
interference from government, with a super-State based in Old World notions of
dependency, maximum government intrusion, crushing regulation and
sounds like America today, you’re right. This agenda has been advanced,
knowingly and unknowingly, by the presidents of the past century, starting with
the “progressive” Theodore Roosevelt with brief interludes of men like
Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan who knew socialism when they saw it. The result
has been government “entitlement” programs like Social Security and Medicare,
the complete takeover of the nation’s educational system, and most recently the
takeover of the nation’s healthcare system with Obamacare.
so much opposition to Obamacare it was only passed with a straight Democratic
Party vote in Congress late night on Christmas Eve 2009. Senators were bribed
and coerced into voting for it. Obama’s first term included a failed “stimulus”
bill that wasted billions, oddball programs like “Cash for Clunkers”, and
programs that wasted more billions on “renewable energy” companies—all heavy
donors to Obama—most of which were bankrupt within a short time.
red flag,” wrote Eakman, “is a president or high-level member of Congress who
says something, with great conviction, to one audience, then turns around and
declares the opposite to an interviewer weeks or months later (“political
posturing”). Another bad sign is a town hall-style meeting which has been ‘packed’
in order to build a predetermined consensus.” This explains how Obama could
tell people that he only wanted to raise taxes on “millionaires and
billionaires” while all the time crafting legislation that has raised taxes on
all Americans—especially the middle class whom he declared he was seeking to
Throughout his first term, Obama ignored or excused an unemployment
rate that only rarely dipped below 8%.
pundits to porters, people from all walks of life,” wrote Eakman, “are noticing
an uncomfortable shift in government priorities. From federal agency decrees,
to Appeals Court verdicts to high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decisions an
increasing contempt for the rights of average citizens is evident. Many of the
issues in dispute are quite different from one another; and yet…there is an
elusive similarity to all of them—primary among them being a demand for
‘compliance’. Failure or outright refusal to ‘comply’ comes with untenable
fines and nonstop harassment by officials.”
the America in which we live today and, to understand why, the one book you
need to read this year is “Agenda Games.”
election that may save Americans from complete submission to the agenda will
occur in 2014. If the same men and women who imposed Obamacare on America and
failed to heed the warnings of the Simpson-Bowles commission are reelected, we
are all headed into a Marxist and economic abyss.
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