Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Book Review: Oscar J. Phillips: The Rantings Of An Uneducated Reactionary

The Rantings of an Uneducated Reactionary

Author: Oscar J. Phillips
Title: The Rantings Of An Uneducated Reactionary
Genre: Politics and Social Sciences,Social, Politics and Government, Politics Sciences, Social Sciences, General, Politics, Sciences, Government,

I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I got this book from bostick communications.

First of all l would like to say a big thank you to Oscar J. Phillips for sending me this book and giving me the chance to read it.

I want to say a big thank you to bostick communications for letting me be apart of their book reviewing team.

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio. Even if you do not read books like this.

I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

highly recommend this book.

Preface: I was born in Liberal, Hawaii but raised in Liberal, Rhode island. As a youngster, like 99 percent of the other kids living in the town of Coventry, yours truly was not the least bit interested in politics. Although this writer does recall thinking, as a fifteen-year-old boy, that republicans are for the rich and democrats are for the poor, which made me skeptical because it implied, unfairly, that the GOP does not like poor people and that the latter are never republicans. My parents were both democrats but were not overtly political. The word “ uneducated” in the title of this book means that the author never went to college. However, I did previously made up for not doing so, by spending four and a half years in high school instead of the usual four, like ordinary students did. For that achievement, this writer should graduated high school magna cum laude. In the year 1980, for some unknown reason, yours truly became interested in jets and which ones were the fastest at that time, I found out that the fastest jet in the world was the american SR-71 blackbird reconnaissance plane, which could fly at a speed of 3.3 mach. My interest segued in to what countries had the most nuclear weapons. In the same year, there was some news about how a nuclear arms treaty allowed the USSR to have a certain nuclear missile but the USA was not permitted to have the same kind, which just did not sound right to me. This coincided with the 1980 presidential election and the candidates' opinions about these treaties, along with other political subjects. When yours truly watched Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter debate, and then with my beginning to think about the issues afterwards, there was an epiphany. Right smack off the bat, I become a conservative and then began moving to the right. My ideology had been simmering beneath the surface for many years, though some, if not most, conservatives start off being Liberals, if they do not already have republican parents, and then begin moving up for example, our fortieth president was a liberal democrat in the 1930's, then a moderate in the 1940's, and finally, a conservative in the 1950's. But this author was influenced by no one. I would have become the same right-winger even if Ronald Reagan had never existed. A couple of years after Reagan's election, yours truly was a bit of a political junkie, reading numerous right-wing and left-wing magazines and the political opinion pages in the newspapers. Yet the writer of this book has never read an entire political book from first page to last, nor had he seriously thought about writing a letter to the editor on any matter and then one day, there was a story in the newspaper about a forum on racism.

Introduction: The local newspaper published my response to this citizens meeting on what to do about racism. The small town rag gave this author's article it is title and did the same about five weeks later, with my write-up responding to detractors in their “letter to the editor” about yours truly. From then on, I used my own titles, which the editor occasionally employed. Sometime in the mid 1980's, the political columns that ran in the newspapers gave me an idea. Being a man with a lot of strong political opinions racing through my mind, I thought that yours truly could do the same, only not nearly as much. In early 1985, this wannabe writer fancied himself an amateur columnist ( some may emphasize the word “amateur”, but that is okay) and wrote about two dozen political articles from that year until 1989. I penned a few more in the 1990's and then 17 between 2012 and 2015. The writer's very first column starts the batting order of this collection of political essays, but the rest are not in chrondogicalordert. Many of my older opinion pieces ( but not the very first one) were “polished” up. In some of them names have been changed to protect the ignorant. The sources that I used were political magazines, newspapers, and the internet. The seven “opinionated bits and pieces” that you will read are a mish-mash of random thoughts. Almost all of the columns that yours truly penned in the 1980's and 1990's are situated in the first half of the book, which is before the “planetary solar system”, while most of the ones that l wrote between 2012 and 2015, are in the second half enjoy, important: what with their predilection for peace signs, love beads, tie-dyed tee-shirts, sandals, and sit-ins, the politicals left that dominated pop culture between 1965 and 1875 did have one thing going for them that should be appreciated by us all – their diligent ad-vocacy of free speech. But, just like time, the left has changed. Many on the current left want terms like “boat rocker”, “provocative”, “rebellious”, and “non-conformist” to be reserved for progressives only, because they know that the american people, in general, romanticize individuals who passes there traits. Hence, the aforementioned words become complimentary, not stigmatizing, thereby attracting the public to the progressive message. The left will never use these labels to  describe conservative   individuals for this very reason. But, if this author is wrong about something that he said, what is so bad about that? Should one not have freedom to be wrong? Now, there are same who denigrate, mock, laugh at, and disagree with political correctness, but they will also captiulate to it. To do so, they concede it is “legitimacy”. Americans who succumb to political correctness then become intolerant themselves. Those who take umbrage that a book like this could be published today would not have batted an eye in 1970 if the same literature came out. It is the current, repressive political atmosphere that frightens them away from condoning it is release, not the book itself. Our nation should revert itself back to the hippie generation where the term “freedom of speech” was in bold print, not “quotation marks”

Prologue: Back in the 1980's, yours truly was a stanch anti-communist, not anymore presently, I am a non-communist but consider myself to be america's premier anti-socialist. Indeed, anti-socialism is narrative of the literature that you are about to read. All conservatives are pro-capitalism and all of them are non-socialism, but the vast majority of conservatives are not anti-socialism and therein lies the problem. By having this book published, is it possible that the author can change the world? Absolutely not! Is it possible that l could change america? No comment. Actually, this was written mostly for profound personal reasons.

Acknowledgments: I would first like to thank my mother and father because if it were not for them, l never would have been born. But mostly, l would like to thank myself for taking the time to write my outstanding book and l wish me the best of luck. Also, thank you, the reader, for buying this book.

This book has 320 pages and 43 chapters in it.

Synopsis: The rantings of an uneducated reactionary these days, there is no such thing as politics as usual. So   Americans who care about the future of this country needs books on politics that do not pull any punches. The rantings of an uneducated reactionary came out swinging and does not stop till the last page. These political ideological, and philosophical essays are like nothing readers have ever seen. After three decades of writing on these topics, author Oscar J. Phillips delievers incisive analysis, using humor and curve balls to keep readers on their toes. At times, readers may feel their blood boil as they read the in your-face, put-you-on-the-spot-truth, but Phillips controversial stance offers truth that can be denied. He does not dance around taboo or provocative subjects but instead offers refreshingly undiluted conservativism with super-sharp accuracy. As unorthodox as the rantings of an uneducated reactionary may be, it nevertheless fills a gap in political literature. Phillips offers unconventional political thoughts printed nowhere else.

Far different than most conservative books.

Here is a new book from a first time author who, though only a high school graduate, has written some controversial yet intelligent opinions on n array of political matters. Mr.Phillips presents us with a thought – provoking analysis an sundry topical and philosophical issues. His is an intriguing book that anybody of any political stripe will find a fascinating read. Mr. Phillips has written a cerebrally stimulating collection of essays and random thoughts that any one with just a junior high school education to a person with a PHD from Harvard, will find to be extremely interesting and educational. But be forewarned, the conservatious, it is outright iconoclastic and subversive and although the writings of Mr. Phillips are a absolute joy yo read, it is entirely possible that they could wreck psychological havoc on the on the intellectually dishonest. “hyperbole”, say you. Maybe it is … but then again, maybe it is not.

Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. It did not take me long to finish this book. I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. I can not put in to words how great this book really is I would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. My cat has the same name as the author of this book which l think it is pretty awesome as he sometimes would cuddle up with me when l was reading this book. I like reading about politics and the author I wish l could rate this book more then five stars. My cat Oscar loved cuddling up to when l was reading or reviewing books, this book is really good and l am glad this book is on my bookshelf. This book is a must read. I did not understand politics one bit until l read this book now l understand them a little I vote every year. Politics confuse me  and  this is a good book wish this book did not finish l was sad to finish it.

About The Book: I like the cover it is not too bright or not to dull. The book cover is my sister's favorite colour. It is nice that the font is white because it makes it stand out more.

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.

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