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America in Peril

By Bob Aldridge
Foreword by David Ray Griffin

Available at Amazon.com
Also available in Kindle edition

America is being conquered. Our Declaration of Independence has been relegated to history courses. Lulled into passivity, we take our inalienable rights for granted. Recognizing this mass complacency, a certain group recently obtained power in America. Under the guise of a “war on terror” and “national security,” they are systematically undermining democracy and scrapping our Constitution

Much ado is being made of foreign affairs – the deception leading to the Iraq war, the inexorable path of the Bush administration to subdue Iran, the “peace process” in Israel and Palestine, the dickering with North Korea over nuclear ambitions, and much more. But except for a few isolated subjects, what is taking place right here at home is getting piecemeal and sporadic treatment. That is why I was motivated to write this book.

America in Peril puts together a pervasive pattern of intrigue and deception. Starting with the characters that wiggled their way into the White House and conjured up a crisis to rally the country behind a wartime president, this book paints a disturbing picture, delving into the decay of civil rights and showing how the government is not only keeping tabs on the populace but also steadily eroding humanitarian law.

I present two possible outcomes in the final chapters. Chapter 10 plots our current path to martial law and dictatorship if we don’t wake up and control our destiny. Chapter 11 suggests how we can do that. I present a worldview that can save our country if enough perceptive people put it in motion. America is indeed in peril. The test we face is profound.

I am making no profit from this book. I have foregone royalties in order to keep the purchase price low and make the book more affordable. My sole motivation is to get open-minded people to understand the dangers we face so they … we … all of us can take corrective action. Please read this book. I’m sure you will be moved to recommend it to others. You can write reviews for publication. Put something about it in your newsletters and websites. More suggestions for promoting the book are available in How to Spread the Message. If you are interested, there is also a Group Discussion Outline. And please perform any other constructive action you can think of that will spread this message.

Yours for a just and peaceful world,

Bob Aldridge

Featured Paper

THE CULT OF PATRIOTISM
Propaganda has always been used by rulers to mold the thoughts and actions of their people. Nothing has been more effective at rallying the populace behind a ruler’s agenda than patriotism. The word patriotism has become a buzz word with many meanings. What I describe in this paper as the Cult of Patriotism is not to be construed as synonymous with true patriotism – the latter being deserved loyalty to a just government, which is probably more ideology than reality today.

True patriotism is good. It gives a country spirit. A true patriot seeks the well-being of not only his/her own country, but of all countries. Mohandas Gandhi wrote: “It is not [patriotism] that is evil; it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants profit at the expense of, and rise at the ruin of, the other.” For a leader to practice this evil, he or she must rally the people’s support. Nothing is more effective for that purpose than to form a Cult of Patriotism.

America has always had a Cult of Patriotism. Under various administrations this cult has wavered in intensity – at times more relaxed, and at other times fired up to peak tempo. Particularly in times of war the tempo rises. That is the case today under the so-called War on Terror. This paper illustrates propaganda techniques that are being used to fuel the Cult of Patriotism in America today.

The paper can be found on the page linked to below.

Propaganda
Hard to Find Documents
(Note large file size for dial-up connections)

Drell Report (1990) (26 pages, 2.33Mb)
Report of the Panel On Nuclear Weapons Safety, Committee On Armed Forces, House of Representatives -- December 1990

Drell Testimony (1992) (9 pages, 703kb)
Sidney D. Drell testimony on Nuclear Weapons Testing before The Defense Nuclear Facilities Panel of The House Armed Services Committee -- March 31, 1992