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Look for Our Mother and Our Father Paperback – October 6, 2010
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From the Publisher
This is what makes Look for Our Mother and Our Father a hard book to read. Who wants to think they are wrong? It is difficult to surrender your beliefs, and that is what this book requires. Many people think of themselves as open-minded, and so they think that open-minded people believe what they believe. But I think to be open-minded, you have to be able to hear something which is the opposite of what you believe and to consider whether it may, in fact, be true...
Per the author, "I wrote this because it's something I wish I'd known at a younger age. I think I would have lived a much different life if I had been aware. As I say in the book, `I have seen the illusion of my culture, but have not yet replaced it with reality.' Now I see that there is a screen hiding my view, but I still don't see what's behind it. However, at least I am no longer adding more decorations to the screen and pretending that this makes it more real and adds to our knowledge. At least I'm finally glimpsing what is around the back."
There are ideas in here that even a young college student would resist, because they have already learned to think inside our culture. However, if you can finish it and see the big picture, I believe you will find it will be worth the journey.
- Nada y Nadie, Publisher
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Top Customer Reviews
That is the best, most succinct way I know to describe this book.
I realize that most people will want specifics, so I will provide details from throughout the book to prove that I have actually read it all.
This is, without doubt, the most completely deranged, incoherent, mean spirited, anti-everything, lousy excuse for a book that I have ever read! That's saying something considering the many, many books I have read over the last forty years!
The entire book appears to be an emotional, "stream of consciousness" tirade about all that this individual thinks is wrong with all of Western Civilization. Apparently no effort was expended to edit for content. There are paragraphs that have nothing to do with the stated subject of the chapter or section. There are seemingly endless inaccuracies, both factual and historical that are simply inexcusable. There is no logical sequence of topics.
It is no wonder the author published under "Anonymous". As usual with people with this type of world view, they have no courage of their convictions. They can't defend their viewpoint because it is truly indefensible. They depend on us giving them a pass out of a misguided sense of "tolerance". They demand that we "respect" their viewpoint, while refusing to give us any "respect" in return!
At first, I was appalled and even offended by the gross disregard for the truth, but then I discovered that the book can be highly entertaining because I found myself laughing almost hysterically at times at the authors complete divorcement from reality.
If you want to be surprised by the ludicrous hilarity of the book, you will want to stop reading this review now.Read more ›
Well, little more than headaches and ill humor. I don't know what's worse: the author's belief that cancer could be easily cured by a primitive culture's medicine man, or that technology is a useless and evil invention. Remember this is an ebook, the author did not write this on banana leaves but probably on a laptop, to be read on a handheld ELECTRONIC device. The hypocrisy is disgusting.
Yes, of course, we the PEOCs, (as the author calls all European descendants or those who have adopted that way of life) have done a lot of negative things to the planet, but to say something so ridiculous as that the ancient non-European civilizations understood the value of life better, that they did not have murderers or rapists, that they lived a peaceful life, is absurd. Human sacrifice, anyone? Native Americans waged territorial wars all the time, as did all the other ancient civilizations. It is not a PEOC disease, just human nature. We are just like any other animal, aggressive, territorial, and opportunistic. Ancient civilizations had many of the same cultural issues, with hierarchies of power, with people in charge and people beneath them who worked. k, so they weren't getting paid with checks or direct deposits, but they were getting food for their work.
I was just astounded and frustrated by the time and effort it took for the author, who remains anonymous, to write something so concisely ludicrous, and I do regret spending my time in between its *cough cough* e-pages.
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