Waking the Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream Americans Can Beat Liberals at Their Own Game, by Timothy C. Daughtry, PhD and Gary R. Casselman, PhD, 2012, Beaufort Books
Mainstream America has for too long been the sleeping giant of American politics. As mainstream Americans, we mind our own business, take care of our own responsibilities, and play by the rules. We know that there is no quick path to personal success or to national prosperity. But the ruling class has come to see the mainstream as largely irrelevant as a political force, when we are the backbone that supports the body politic. We work, pay our taxes, and vote. Then we go back to work and hope that those in power will do the right thing. We have trusted the dogs of the political class to guard our lunch, and they have eaten it. Something needs to change. Before we can equip the sleeping giant for the struggle ahead of us, however, we need to wake that sleeping giant. The Awakening Giant exposes liberal techniques and teaches mainstream Americans how to counter them to take back the country that our forebears made great, and to make it great again.”
The jacket copy reads:
“The Republic created by our Founding Fathers is on the brink of political and economic ruin. We cannot count on politicians to put America back on a sound course, since the government grows and liberty shrinks regardless of which party we put in power.
As mainstream Americans, we know what is wrong with our country and we know that leftist policies are the problem. But the ruling class believes the mainstream is irrelevant as a political force, when we are actually the backbone that supports the body politic. We work, pay our taxes, and vote. Then we go back to work and hope that those in power will do the right thing.
Mainstream Americans, the sleeping giant of American politics, have been asleep for too long. We need to wake up and take our country back. Walking the Sleeping Giant exposes liberal techniques and teaches mainstream Americans how to counter them to take back the country that our forebears made great, and to make it great again.”
Seriously paranoid. from dedication:
With the horrific policies coming out of Washington, D.C., in the past three years, we have seen an exponential increase in our loss of liberty, in the loss of American exceptionalism, in the loss of the value of the American dollar, in the size of government, in unemployment, and in the size of the welfare state, with its concomitant sense of entitlement.”
Part of our purpose in writing this book was to do what we could to create the conditions required, along with millions of other patriotic Americans, to reverse the trends of the past fifty to one hundred years. If we are to avoid being the first generation of Americans who pass on to their children a country that offers less–less freedom, less opportunity, less prosperity–we must stop the progressive, leftist movement.
With guidance from God and with the help of our fellow mainstream Americans, we can return our country to the constitutional republic that was the dream of our Founding Fathers and has been the envy of the world for a hundred years.”
I find this hysterical, but scary since they are NOT mainstream Americans, they imply we don’t have constitutional republic now but we do, maybe hanging by a thread but it is THEIR policies that are the problem. Classic doublespeak. Their God is not my god or many people’s god. Even not the god of traditional Christians with the new megachurches (give us money!) and the gospel of prosperity and seed churches. Seriously delusional with bizarre chapter sections like “Bully Pulpits and Just Plain Bullies” and of course it is the left they find to be the bullies when anyone with common sense can look around and see that is opposite of reality. “Leftist Use Our Maturity Against Us” made me laugh and snort. Truly delusional.
- “Words Mean What Liberals Want Them to Mean: racists, sexists, and haters, Oh My!”
- “You Shall Be as Gods: the Liberal paradox: dogmatic Nihilism.”
- “Framing the GM Bailout”
- “The Core Tool: the Three Rs:
- Step 1: Recognize the way the left wants to frame the narrative
- Step 2: Reframe the issue to put the left on the defensive
- Step 3: Refocus the topic to drive the mainstream agenda”
Once again, they seem to feel that we are in a battle, so I suppose we are, though their claim to being mainstream is inaccurate. They are actually fringe zealots:
Filled with a terrible resolve: Principle 6: Drive the mainstream agenda through the culture and the government.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty totalitarian to me.
It’s for the children: Principle 7: Inoculate children against liberalism.” Ah that’s why the homeschooling movement took off. Must not pollute tender minds with propaganda and myths, or God forbid science and factual history.
The Acknowledgments conclude with the fullness of their apocalyptic visions: …their encouragement and patience during this project and for serving as constant inspiration to stay in the struggle to save our country.
Notice no chapter on income inequality, the injustice of drug testing welfare recipients, the lack of free childcare for those children of God they want to inoculate (but one wonders, do they vaccinate?), or the corporate control of everything but no mention of the crash by banksters. They do state that global warming is a fraud, and take some potshots at Darwin. And yes, there it is on p. 90:
In fact, there are people like AYN RAND [my emphasis] who rejected the claims of Judeo-Christian religious teachings and yet adopted a small-government, libertarian political philosophy.” Doesn’t mention she took all the government entitlements available.
They continue: So why do some people who doubt the Judeo-Christian worldview occupy themselves with work and hobbies that don’t infringe on the liberty of their neighbors, while others become left-wing activists who devote their lives to an insatiable quest for power and domination?” If I had some liquid in my mouth, I would have done a classic spit take reading this! Talk about transference! They are the ones trying to IMPOSE their worldview on me! I would be considered a left-wing activist I suppose, but I act purely out of self-defense, while they truly are the ones with the insatiable quest for power and domination! [my emphasis again]
Oh and here’s an “outstanding” book I am going to have to check for in the library they cite: The Liberal Mind: The psychological roots of political Madness by Dr. Lyle Rossiter.
More hysterical propositions:
The Constitution assumes that citizens are capable of being independent, of taking care of themselves and their obligations, and consequently it provides for a high degree of liberty. The Constitution also assumes that citizens are MATURE [my emphasis] enough to cooperate voluntarily in order to meet certain shared goals, and that otherwise they are free to mind their own business. That’s why the Constitution uses checks and balances as barriers to any minority who would try to coerce others to do their will.
But they are the minority, they are trying to impose their goals of an authoritarian theocracy on our democracy. They aren’t minding their own business–they are trying to mandate mine and all women especially.
It’s kind of funny in a sick and pathetic way, their doublespeak twisted worldview. I beg of anyone reading this to vote Democratic full ticket in 2016.