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American society is diseased. Violent. Corrupt. Many people sleepwalk and wade through life with no purpose. Gun violence continues unabated and unaddressed by our mercenary politicians. Wealth continues to be consolidated by the few – a sociopathic symptom of Capitalism. And everything is connected: Politics, Culture, religion, etc.… Nothing will change until our collective mind state changes. My acerbic book aims to spark a movement of change. It is necessary.
Americans suffer from hunger pains of which they know not. A spiritual void pervades our society – not a religious one, but a sense of purpose eludes the bulk of our populace. Buy & Consume are momentary reprieves that leave a person feeling empty. Most people want to be good people. Maybe my book can point them in the right direction and in turn, start a long overdue revolution of thought.
Teaching Snapping Turtles is merely a mirror of truth of the insane times we live in. Gun sales increase as tragedies grace the front pages. Global Warming may not be a debate anymore, but Obama is content taking baby steps even though the problem requires a giant leap forward. Unless we immediately change as a people then there will only be more Sandy Hooks and Hurricane Sandys.
The truth shouldn’t always be pretty & polite. Truth can be vulgar. I question everything Americans hold dear: guns, capitalism, religion, sports, violent movies…and highlight the harm these things are having on Humanity.
A recent Pew Research Center report stated that a quarter of American adults had not read a book in the past year. This is unacceptable. My book is designed for Every American, specifically for the blue-collar middle class worker who never reads books. This may seem counter-intuitive, but I view it as an untapped demographic. No revolution can occur without the working class, and a book is the most effective way to ignite thought and new ideas.
Desmond Tutu once said, “Each one of us can make a contribution.” So I wrote a book that gives America a swift kick in the behind. Here is my contribution: An antidote to apathy.
While living in Las Vegas I’ve witnessed the realities of Capitalism run amok: Education in a perpetual state of being underfunded, lack of good jobs, crime, pollution, and scarcity of resources. The casino culture is spreading throughout America like some sort of venereal disease and the resultant dripping is the pittance paid to the peons lucky enough to be employed by the tight-fisted casino mogul. It is time for America to immediately wake up and change before it is too late. My only hope is that my book can serve as a catalyst.
Teaching Snapping Turtles is a big dose of penicillin for the entire country – a vital injection of reason that defies demographics. Everyone should read it.
My book is a guide to Revolution sprinkled with the amusing anecdotes of a hearty imbiber. Enjoy.