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Rise of the Anti-Media: In-Forming America's Concealed Weapon Carry Movement (2013 Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Anse Patrick
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The only comprehensive discussion of the American Concealed Weapon Movement that has appeared in print, Professor BrIan Anse Patrick traces the emergence and diffusion of this powerful and successful citizens' movement. Patrick shows how a New American Gun Culture has mobilized, created its own media systems (anti-media) and, by means of what he call horizontal interpretive communities, has overcome deeply entrenched, top-down professional opposition (including well-organized vertical propaganda systems delivered by mass media) to establish a new political information system in which Second Amendment rights have been recognized unambiguously as a fundamental individual right. This new informational sociology has empowered citizens in the most important informational battle of modern times--namely the right to interpret the meaning of reality for themselves, instead of having it interpreted for them by the elite propagandists who interpret it in self-interested ways at the expense of freedom.

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  • File Size: 1242 KB
  • Print Length: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Goatpower Publishing; 2 edition (October 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FX758S4
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The Rise of the Anti-Media is a profound academic examination of how the gun culture has been able to triumph in the face of overwhelming opposition from the ruling elite. This is not a book that is light summer reading. The issues examined, the research done, and the theory put forward to explain the phenomena, are worthy of serious study. Information in the book is dense. Brian Anse Patrick packs a great deal into only 282 pages. The book captured my attention. I devoured it in a day, but find myself repeatedly returning for more insight.

It helps to have been intimately involved in many of the subjects discussed. Nearly everyone who has been involved in second amendment activism during the last five decades will find themselves nodding in agreement as they read this book.

Rise of the Anti-Media contains an important historical narrative of how we arrived at where we are, but it goes much further. It develops a theory that explains how it happened and how it works. This has considerable practical value; it is not simply of academic interest.

The historical information alone is worth the time taken to read the book. Did you know that Franklin Roosevelt vetoed the Uniform Revolver Act that was passed by the New York legislature in 1923, apparently favoring the more restrictive Sullivan act?

The meat of the book, however, is in the theory of how the gun culture created and developed the means to overcome the control of information flow by the ruling elite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Internet will restore government By the People September 20, 2014
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Extraordinary! Irrespective of what political ax one might have to grind, every activist ought to read this work. It's not "all about" guns; its "all about" media. Whatever the propaganda-machine wants to sell us (more taxes, more spending, health-care for the masses, the War on [fill in the blank]) it has - heretofore - been able to proffer unopposed in the printed press, cinema, or over the air-waves. No more. The internet has restored the taverns and town-square to their proper place in a democracy (democratic republic). Virtually anyone can be a Tom Paine.
First and foremost, We the People decide - through discussion and debate - what the truth is; what OUR truth is. We can read the Constitution, the laws, judicial decisions and the news and figure out what all these things mean to US. Government officials and the elites who own the press and airwaves don't participate in the on-line tavern; they certainly can't control it. Once we have made up our minds as to the meaning of the information available to us we can organize and act.
Here is where the author neglects - in this work - to flesh-out explicitly how the actors brought-to-bear their power on the anvil of State legislation. Kindly, Brian Patrick communicated with me by e-mail confirming my hypothesis. I.e., organized - and most importantly PERSISTENT - political pressure on the optimal individual legislators in State assemblies eventually got the job done. An individual legislator who in a vulnerable voting district must respond to a persistent threat to his political future. If he does not respond he will observe that his successor responds. (Even if his successor doesn't respond on that particular issue, the incumbent recognizes that he has lost his seat by failing to respond.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding reference item, normally $70 in hard cover October 30, 2014
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Outstanding reference item, with key lessons learned for anyone doing grassroots up work in opposition to top down progtard gun grabbers.
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Brian Anse Patrick

Professor of Communication, University of Toledo

B.A., University of Detroit
M.A., University of Detroit
Ph.D. University of Michigan
419 530 4670

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