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Waking the Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream Americans Can Beat Liberals at Their Own Game Hardcover – March 1, 2012
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About the Author
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971, Dr. Daughtry earned his PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1979. Before his consulting career, he worked as a clinical psychologist and later as an executive in clinical organizations. A longtime conservative activist, Dr. Daughtry has served as a speaker for conservative political gatherings, as a guest on conservative talk radio shows, and conducted workshops.
After earning a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, Dr. Casselman went on to practice clinical psychology in Philadelphia before moving to North Carolina, where he became a vice president with an organizational development firm. In March, 2010, Dr. Daughtry and Dr. Casselman co-founded, Concord Bridge Consulting, to provide behavioral science resources to political activists, candidates, and politicians to assist them in managing leftist political tactics.
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Drs. Daughtry and Casselman put together a practical manual on how the far left took control of our country and how mainstream Americans can take it back. The authors are both psychologists who have been involved in mentoring business leaders on leadership issues and now bring their techniques to messaging for Mainstream American activists.
The sleeping giant is Mainstream Americans who are awakening to realize that their country has been stolen by a far left cultural/political establishment that does not share its values. The authors note that there are about 40% of Americans who are self-described conservatives and another 40% of Americans who are uninformed or misinformed that will usually side with the far left who represent the other 20% of Americans. Our job is to educate the 40% of Americans who are misinformed/uninformed, who if they knew the real story, would consistently side with conservatives and disavow the far left agenda.
The book describes how this theft of American culture occurred and dissects the techniques used by the far left in accomplishing this goal. The authors then go through a step by step process on how to take the message away from the leftists and promote mainstream philosophies. The principles of Mainstream Activists as set forth by the authors are:
1.) We are the mainstream and the liberals are the fringe. Act like it.
2.) Face your fears of disapproval and social unpleasantness.
3.) Never, ever fall into a defensive position.
4.) Seize the offensive and stay on it.
5.) Hit hard and sue for peace.
6.) Drive the mainstream agenda through the culture and the government.
7.) Inoculate children against liberalism.
Among these principles, the most important is to remember that we are the mainstream and we don’t have to justify our position. It’s the radical left that has to justify its position. We should always be on the offensive with the use of the three R’s: Recognize the way the left wants to frame the narrative, Reframe the narrative to put the left on the defensive and Refocus the topic to drive the mainstream agenda.
The book is a very easy read, written in plain English with very practical suggestions that can be used in everyday life – from kitchen table discussions to PTA meetings to media interviews. This book is highly recommended for mainstream Americans who don’t understand what has happened to our country and want to do something about it. It should be mandatory reading for all Mainstream Americans.
But some of the points he made were like getting hit between the eyes with a two by four! It's such a great book and so well written. I've found political reading a tad dry in the past, but this is anything but. It's written honestly and with an element of humor that puts across the points so they are understandable and putting a smile on my face at the same time. It's helping me to realize that there's more to what we have here, than just who we elect. We've allowed ourselves to become so passive to keep the peace, while they slowly take away from us all the things we'd held so dear...our morals, our values, God, family and country. Like the writer says "like bullies on the playground taking away our lunch money" and we're letting them!
This book is a "wake up and smell the coffee" before the government takes control of even what we have for breakfast next! A MUST READ!