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America in Peril

By Bob Aldridge
Foreword by David Ray Griffin

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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 Papers

The Cult of Patriotism

America has always had a Cult of Patriotism. Nothing has been more effective at rallying the populace behind a ruler's agenda than 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, fueled by propaganda. Propaganda has always been used by rulers to mold the thoughts and actions of their people. That is the case today under the so-called War on Terror. This paper illustrates propaganda techniques that are being used today.

The paper can be found at the link below.

The Cult of Patriotism

Controlling Public Behavior and Political Outcomes

Propaganda doesn't work for everyone or in every circumstance. When it fails the leaders of the Cult of Patriotism must resort to other means of obtaining the desired outcome. This paper addresses a sampling of the mechanisms used to control people's actions (or nonactions) or to modify the result of their actions to obtain a desired political outcome. I have divided these techniques into four categories of increasing intensity: Coercion, Manipulation, Assassination, and Terrorism.

The paper can be found at the link below.

Physical Coercion
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