According to Marrs, America has become a zombie nation, going "through the motions in commerce, politics, health and education, but without a spark of life, verve, or enthusiasm." For this he posits an enormous "money cult" conspiracy involving New World Order culprits like the Trilateral Commission, John D. Rockefeller, the Illuminati, Bertelsmann, and the TSA. He levels accusations at our current "Marxist socialist," "possibly" fascist government, and quotes from countless sources, both mainstream and not. In Marrs's view, the economic collapse was an orchestrated effort to heap debt upon Americans and keep them in a zombie-like state. Believing that Orwell's "1984 vision of psychological and electronic tyranny is almost upon us," Marrs proposes remedies such as reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools and Congress, reviewing NAFTA and the WTO for Constitutional violations, rescinding hate crime laws, and legalizing marijuana. Returning often to the founding fathers, and dipping into a deep history that includes 11th-century China and the time of Christ, Marrs's vast accumulation is equal parts alternate history and boilerplate conspiracy polemic. END --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Marrs is the best-selling author of several books covering alleged cover-ups and conspiracies, including The Rise of the Fourth Reich, 2008. Here he presents a mix of both right-wing conspiracy theories, such as New World Order domination by the Illuminati, and left-wing conspiracy theories, like the planned failure of deregulation, along with charges we can all agree on, such as the bank bailout as a financial coup d’état for the privileged ultrawealthy. From Reagan to Obama to Congress, he leaves no president or party out of the conspiracy blame game, outlining a plan for world domination that goes back to 1913. Big corporations, banks, schools, and even psychiatrists are all implicated. Amid the paranoia are a number of genuine alarming trends showing that this country and the world are on a path to economic destruction; these include the overreaching power of the Fed, the disparity between the haves and the have-nots, and the increasing role of corporations in shaping public policy. Read with several grains of salt, this piece can be alternately amusing and frightening. --David Siegfried --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Amazing. I have read all of Jim's books, he is an incredible researcher and writer.Published 2 days ago by Adam M.
I couldn't really get into this book because it wasnt straight foward enough for me. After the first page I got bored and wanted to read something else.Published 13 days ago by Jeremiah
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While I find the subject matter interesting and important, the author's arguments are flimsy and poorly researched and supported, the sources sketchy, the tone paranoid and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David R.