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The End is Near

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Blackschleger
1959

I better read this book quickly. Evidently the end is near – or not so near, since it is 2017. (Although there has been a plague of insanity in the USA that makes me wonder.) Our guy Blackschleger has the world figured out. He has so many theories on everything: Atlantis, dinosaurs, brainwashing, eugenics, parenting, healthy living, and much more.  There is just no end to Herb’s expertise. He also uses CAPS LOCK and seems VERY SHOUTY. I felt tired just reading a few pages.

Herb has some nice rules for a healthy living including limiting sex, because you can get addicted! Herb really does have all the answers.

Mary

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Teachers of Destruction!

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Teachers of Destruction: Their Plans for a Socialist Revolution
Widener
1970

Submitter: The title alone [is awful]; a play on words but quite grave. I’m pretty sure we’d all know to be scared of “stormtroopers of destruction” or “zombies of destruction,” or even “sharks of destruction,” but teachers? Definitely didn’t see that coming, very sneaky.

Some subheadings and quotes:

“some capitalists even back Hitler” to explain businesses who support “leftist” causes.

“While comfortable, complacent Americans went to church or played golf, or lolled around at home reading papers or watching television Sunday morning, a Black Power panel session took place at the Socialist Scholars Conference. ”

As an “eyewitness” (stated in the title), Widener “overhears” most of the things she reports on, there are no footnotes, she didn’t interview anyone associated with these secret and open meetings, in fact it seems she didn’t even bring a tape recorder.

Commenting on the fashion choices of attendees of a conference: “There were no old ladies in tennis shoes at the Princeton University SDS conference.”

Holly: I’m surprised this got published at all, with such questionable “sources” (by The Citizens Evaluation Institute, whatever that is/was). I’m even  more surprised it stayed on the shelf of the academic library where it was found for this long. Oh wait, “But it’s historical!” Of course it is. Now recycle it.

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