>From former Marine/software entrepreneur/author Tom Baugh’s website:
Starve the Monkeys Who Eat Away At Your Life
An Individualist’s Guide to Fighting Modern Progressives
by Tom Baugh
Paperback, 430 pages
Price: $19.95 US
Warning: This book is NOT the typical heavily-digested cartoon-book political pundit pap.
Nor is it a scholarly work intended to talk down to you from an ivory tower as you swim around in the moat in a world that doesn’t seem to make sense anymore, and gets worse each day.
In fact, books like both of those I describe above are part of the problem. They whip people up into a frenzy, or bore them to tears, but don’t offer any practical advice other than to tell you to try to teach someone else.
And yet, the problems seem to grow worse the more we try to teach. And now our problems are no longer simple-issue problems.
Environmentalism, which used to seem almost harmless, now threatens to box in our quality of life in ways we never intended. Left unchecked, this particular bit of insanity threatens to starve billions of people. And some of those billions will be right here among us.
Investing and saving no longer makes sense. Real estate, stable industries, essential commodities, all of these traditionally sound places to put your money just flop around and seem to only exist to extract your savings. And now hyperinflation will strip away almost everything you earned, particularly if you listen to the advice of pundits that demand that you pay down credit and save every penny. Why, so that hyperinflation can just chew your nest egg down to nothing?
You are told at every turn to care about the children, yet no one seems to care about yours. Why won’t they get off of your back and just let you raise your own kids? Public schools are turning into indoctrination camps, while homeschoolers are demonized more each day.
Higher education is turning more hollow each year. Tuitions skyrocket while the quality of education plummets. And now advocates such as Ron Paul are warning that these institutions, too, will turn from mere indoctrination camps into soft-core labor camps.
Yet our system is supposed to protect you from stupidity like this. You elect people to represent you, but when they get to Washington they lose their minds and start acting just like the last guy. It seems as if your vote doesn’t count anymore.
It seems this way because your vote doesn’t count anymore. And there is a simple reason why.
Because YOU don’t count anymore. At least not to the people who make the decisions that affect every aspect of your life.
And they are not who you think they are. There are no conspiracies, and no smoke-filled rooms where fat-cats pull the strings.
The reality is FAR worse than that. Because if there was a mysterious “they” out there getting together in little cabals, we could do something about that.
But while we spend our time and our energy throwing tea-parties and thinking that all we have to do is to simply get the message out loudly enough, we are missing the essential nugget.
A nugget that no pundit is willing to address.
And that nugget is that the non-productive electorate now outnumbers us, the productive minority of the nation. We have passed the tipping point where voting and protesting and educating no longer helps us any more, because the oppressive majority knows exactly what they are doing to us, and laughs at our efforts to free ourselves with posterboard. [emphasis added — WRSA editor]
This book would never pass the filtering process that exists at a normal publisher. Why?
Because it is too realistic. Because it shows exactly where the problems in our modern world lie. And what to do about it.
And no, those solutions don’t involve violence, or “grab your gun”, or any other kind of “let’s go git ’em, boys!” kind of foolishness.
Doing that would only get you killed. And the responsible parties would rejoice at your sacrifice. Because that is exactly what they want you to do. Get killed, so that you, and your ideas, are out of the way.
Don’t give them the satisfaction. Besides, your brothers are going to need you later.
There is a much, MUCH, better way. My way.
Continue reading about my way…
I am about 40% through this book, and am confident enough to recommend it to all of you as food for thought and recalculation — as well as one of the best descriptions of maneuver warfare concepts I have ever read.
What’s a “monkey”, according to author Baugh?
In the context of this book, a monkey is defined as a person that chooses to collectively seize, by unearned means, the property, material or intellectual, temporal or spiritual, of its rightful owner. The means employed may be fiat, guilt, force, theft, fraud, subterfuge, or anything other than a willing and negotiated exchange of value.
In our modern world, each person is given the opportunity to make a conscious choice whether to be monkeys or men.
Conspicuously absent from this definition is race, birth, gender, heritage, cultural influences, or any factor other than that singular deliberate decision.
But men choose to live their lives upon their own merit. It is this very spirit of independence of thought and action that makes men the prey of the monkey collective.
As such, monkeys abandon their claim to the rights of men.
But monkeys could just as easily choose not to, and become men themselves.
Consider the number of moochers and looters that surround each of us.
If you can’t outthink ’em, do you really believe that you and yours can hold them off your property, family, and life?
One mind, many weapons….