Comment: Offering a reading list.

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Offering a reading list.

The concept of argument, to me, is abhorrent; what is the point: bend someone to your will by using any means, including deception, threats, and violence?

This topic reminds me of three very important books.

1.
http://www.amazon.com/Unintended-Consequences-John-Ross/dp/1...

If you have not read that book, then you can't understand why I have that book on the list.

2.
http://www.amazon.com/Voices-From-The-Third-Reich/dp/030680594

That book is especially significant because it was authored, or assembled, by a Military Combat Veteran of World War II, a person who fought against the Nazi Criminals, and you can argue that all the way to whatever central bank owns you.

3.
http://www.christianbook.com/gulag-archipelago-1956-volume-1...

From the author of that one is required, in my opinion, a relevant quote, useful to some, toxic to others, I suspect.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

I'm not done.

Two links, read and do whatever comes naturally as a result, or, on the other hand, refuse to know what is actually happening in your country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btatzG-S2bY

http://www.public-action.com/SkyWriter/WacoMuseum/war/page/w...

Joe