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An Unlikely Truth by [John Rachel]

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"John Rachel gets five stars just for intellectual brashness and bravery, and a few more for helping to stimulate dialogue about the politicalprocess in America. In An Unlikely Truth, the author gives us astraightforward story of speculative fiction. Green Party candidateMartin Truth wages a grass-roots campaign for a Congressional seat fromOhio against a slick, media-sly incumbent. You may be reminded of theascendancy of former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a past mayor of Cleveland,who ran for President twice and had a talent for stirring the pot.Although this is Mr. Truth's third bid, he's never held any politicaloffice. And even in the heat of the election battle, he still has aday-job as a driver for a package-delivery service. Unlikely, indeed -but still possible. No question, Rachel is an astute observer of thepost-Web political process. He well knows the finer points ofguerilla-style strategy, the pitfalls of attempting to manipulate public opinion, and the huge role played in almost every election byhappenstance. This book should get you thinking about how polarized thenational debate has become. Stark and simplistic pro-or-con arguments -of the sort that pull votes and avoid confusing complications - force us apart, prevent thoughtful consensus, and make responsible governancenearly impossible." - Gerald Everett Jones

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I have watched both the ineffectiveness and frustration of progressives build and build over the past 13 or so years. The more blatant the transgressions of our politicians, the more fragmented and directionless the agenda and response of the liberal-progressive class has become. The voice of the left has been both silenced and marginalized. Now, for example, when political demonstrations are held, they either get no media coverage and are promptly squashed by our militarized police forces. The 60s are over.

There are many people who want to turn things around. Thus there is a tremendous reserve of energy to be tapped. Yet I read and read and never see a detailed strategy to FOCUS all this potential activism. A lot of whining. No plan.

Moreover, I am astonished at what enormous agreement there is across political parties and ideologies on many key issues ... fair taxation of the rich, ending the pointless wars, leaving social security and medicare as full functioning programs, raising the minimum wage, GMO labeling, ending corporate welfare, on and on.

My approach is to get people focused on what they want vs. what they get from Congress, then to demand enforceable contracts from all prospective candidates, but especially from incumbents. "An Unlikely Truth" offers a hard-ball strategy of coercion which openly but legally blackmails candidates into doing the right thing or replaces them with ones who will. It establishes an ironclad, enforceable platform for demanding our elected representatives do our bidding as their electors, instead of taking their orders from the deep-pocketed lobbyists and corporate puppet masters who are eviscerating our democracy.

Will it work? I believe it will. I didn't spend two-and-a-half years developing this as a creative writing exercise.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00IIFD178
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Literary Vagabond; 1st edition (February 17, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 17, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6403 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 202 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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