Great Books

The Case against Socialism, by Rand Paul

A recent poll showed 43% of Americans think more socialism would be a good thing. What do these people not know? Socialism has killed millions, but it’s now the ideology du jour on American college campuses and among many leftists. Reintroduced by leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ideology manifests itself in starry-eyed calls for free-spending policies like Medicare-for-all and student loan forgiveness.

In The Case Against Socialism, Rand Paul outlines the history of socialism, from Stalin’s gulags to the current famine in Venezuela. He tackles common misconceptions about the “utopia” of socialist Europe. As it turns out, Scandinavian countries love capitalism as much as Americans, and have, for decades, been cutting back on the things Bernie loves the most.

Socialism’s return is only possible because many Americans have forgotten the true dangers of the twentieth-century’s deadliest ideology. Paul reveals the devastating truth: for every college student sporting a Che Guevara T-shirt, there’s a Venezuelan child dying of starvation. Desperate refugees flee communist Cuba to escape oppressive censorship, rationed food and squalid hospitals, not “free” healthcare. Socialist dictatorships like the People’s Republic of China crush freedom of speech and run massive surveillance states while masquerading as enlightened modern nations. Far from providing economic freedom, socialist governments enslave their citizens. They offer illusory promises of safety and equality while restricting personal liberty, tightening state power, sapping human enterprise and making citizens dependent on the dole.

If socialism takes hold in America, it will imperil the fate of the world’s freest nation, unleashing a plague of oppressive government control. The Case Against Socialism is a timely response to that threat and a call to action against the forces menacing American liberty.

Ideas Have Consequences, by Richard M. Weaver

Explains the nature and consequences of the evil called modernism, and the imperative necessity, for our survival, of restoring our culture to the classical model.

The Gods of Eden, by William Bramley

Excellent book for opening the mind to the clues around us that signal something in this world doesn’t make sense. Explains why money is nothing but fresh air. Good place to start if you know nothing about the global conspiracy, or it seems like an outlandish concept.

The Law and the Promise, by Neville

Wonderful book that teaches how to manifest. Includes remarkable success stories by Neville’s students. Neville was one of the New Thought teachers in the early 20th Century who taught how to create reality from focused thought.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Dr. Joseph Murphy

Like Neville’s books, this primer contains knowledge of “The Secret” — how to change your life (and outer reality) by consciously utilizing The Law of Attraction. Less philosophical than Neville’s books. Lots of practical tips and strategies.

Infinite Love Is the Only Truth: Everything Else is Illusion, by David Icke

This book provides lots of hope for our times, plus a great discussion of the physics of reality. David Icke is one of the world’s leading researchers on the New World Order agenda.

Rex Deus: The True Mystery of Rennes-Le-Charteaux, by Mary Hopkins, Graham Simmons, Tim Wallace, and Marilyn Hopkins

Shows discrepancies in many Christian assumptions about Jesus and history. Lots of startling information, “Da Vinci Code” type stuff, only this doesn’t claim to be fictional.

Riders of the Cosmic Circuit, by Tal Brooke

Written by a former close disciple of Sai Baba and based on the author’s experience, this book unveils scandals and deceptions cloaking three gurus: Sai Baba, Rajneesh, and Muktananda. Offers a challenging perspective on enlightenment.

Rule by Secrecy, by Jim Marrs

Chock-full of documented evidence, this book by former newspaper reporter Jim Marrs explains in factual detail the history, plans, and strategies of The New World Order. This is the book for skeptics, scholars, and liberals. If you thought conspiracy was just a theory, this book will revise your opinion.

Tales from the Time Loop, by David icke

Brilliant introduction to the global conspiracy, chuck-full with documented evidence.

The Bible Fraud: An Untold Story of Jesus Christ, by Tony Bushby

Why the Bible isn’t a reliable spokesperson for God.

The Biggest Secret, by David Icke

Good for deeper knowledge of what’s going on in the world. Recommended after you’ve read Gods of Eden, Tales from the Time Loop and Infinite Love Is the Only Reality .

The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power, by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad

Strips off the mask. Thought-provoking and powerful.

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  1. C. said,

    April 18, 2008 at 12:28 am

    I just finished reading “Terrorism and the Illuminati- a three thousand year history”. I think it would be a great addition here. And you can access it in
    e-book format too

    Your post on Flower children totally fits in with their Modus Operandi.
    It should be part of “the Age of Aquarius” chatper in mentioned book!

  2. brontebaxter said,

    April 18, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks for telling us about it.


  3. AK said,

    April 19, 2008 at 4:50 am

    Article by Umberto Eco on what he terms ‘Eternal Fascism.’

    An interview of Agehananda Bharati, an Austrian born Sanskrit scholar who became a Hindu sanyassi and had lived in Europe during the Nazi occupation and came to hate all forms of authoritarianism, whether Catholic, Nazi, or Hindu. He was convinced that nondual realization is a matter of private and personal pleasure but that nondual realization cannot validate a belief system or any kind of political ideology and that mystics or gurus who try to use meditation to justify political set ups always end up causing trouble.

    In this 1981 interview, Bharati, who appreciated and practiced nondual meditation, nevertheless said something candid and startling–it cannot be used to solve problems! This excerpt is from a longer interview.

    U: What about “eastern mysticism” – do you find that offensive?

    B: Quite offensive. I call that “drifting into eastern wisdom chatter.” When people stop thinking in grammatical terms, you get into this eastern mysticism drivel. I find that very difficult to stomach. I don’t think eastern mysticism is very attractive. But I think it’s of psycho-experimental importance, it’s one of those things that you can do to skim confidently over your problems, which I find very helpful.

    U: Your term “psycho-experimental” that’s also a very western term.

    B: Yes, it’s an etic (scholar’s) term. It’s a difference between the statement of the texts and my critique of them.

    U: You are an initiate of an advaitic school, but you don’t really care for advaitic philosophy, as you have said. Why?

    B: I think, first of all, it doesn’t really generate a sense of humor. It’s also very dry, and the trouble is, the great pieces of Indian art and music were composed in spite of monism, not because of it. But monism is a good, solid guideline for the kind of meditation I enjoy. But I think it’s drudgery, I think it’s very bad philosophy.

    U: In what way?

    B: For me, philosophy is to solve problems. In monism, there are no problems. The problems are of a linguistic sort. (Unquote)

    ((Note from AK, which means that in the wrong hands, nondual meditation and nondual philosophy can be used to trivialize away people’s very real problems in a cloud of words–perfect for a crook or manipulative type.))

    Here is a quote from Bharati’s book, The Light at the Center. Unfortunately, his assessment, written in the 1970s, turned out to be too optimistic. But he notes a few things about Hinduism and fascism:

    ‘Orientalists and their lay followers today have been puzzled about a specific type of statement frequently encountered in the holy writ of India. In the Bhagavadgita, the Lord Krsna says that the consummate yogi cannot do things wrong; even if he kills, he doesn’t, because he does not identify with the body or the mind which kills. This has given rise to ideas both naive and dangerous. It accounts for the latent Hindu fascism which, fortunately for the world, has no power except in India. If there were no way to apply and interpret these dicta of moral inversion, the orientalist profession might better have withheld these texts from an ideologically naive public. So far, it is the spiritually minded and the weird alone in the western world who intuit the gigantic power which would be unleashed if people at large took Krsna’s advice seriously. For if they did, Hitler would be in his own. With the phony mysticism that floated around the Nazi fortresses, the top leaders might have vaguely absorbed these teachings. It is not impossible that they got hold of some translations, and, seeing themselves as Arjunas and Krsnas, acted the new Aryan heroes who made their own rules, and who believed that murdering might not be murdering after all, and that they as superior hierophants were doing what Krsna had suggested. This sounds monstrous when said in the West, but I have heard it dozens of times enuncianted by gentle Hindu scholars who would not kill a single fly or eat a single fish. I will present what I regard as the only possible, remedial way of reading Krsna’s and the other holy supermen’s advice for potential supermen, cutting through the morass of a potential cosmic insanity and suggesting how the mystical rule must be understood as an instrument for individual therapy—as a cure from disease which only the mystics have so far seen as a disease. They are wrong in their ideological generalization, but right in their auto-diagnosis and their auto‑therapy—and, hopefully, the light in the center will yet shine forth cleansed of the pompously glib and quite dangerous guru mania.’

  4. brontebaxter said,

    April 19, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Well, AK, I don’t share your view of the Aidvaitins, and I think the teacher you quote here is making excuses in an attempt to distance the atrocities of the Nazis from Eastern religion, which were actually very related. To say Hitler was a madman who misinterpreted everything in the Vedas is a smart out for the gurus to use, now that history has ruled against Hitler. Always side with the victor.

    My take on Ramana Maharishi and the other Neo-Advaitins is very unfavorable. I think they’re among the worst of the “death of the ego” preachers. It’s not misunderstandings by lower minds of these “higher” teachings that explains away murder and everything else that’s destructive. Very literally, such acts make sense if you accept the Neo-Advaitin philosophy. But it’s a very seductive, the new nondual stuff. The latest in the long line of seductions by teachers from the East.

    Bronte Baxter

  5. bonda6974 said,

    August 30, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Dear Bronte,

    What a pleasure to read your Great Books list! I’ve read them ALL, including the latest from David Icke. Waiting for YOUR book.

    Peace, Love and the best of the rest!

    Paul at (just beginning)

  6. CC said,

    September 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

    SO not surprised to discover we’ve read most all of the same books…
    Led to you for a reason. Maybe a reminder. I’ve been lulled into twilight sleep lately and let my studies go limp. I think I feel myself coming back awake again now.

    Many thanks,
    I owe you…


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