About the Book
This book provides candid discourses regarding conditions that are debilitating this wonderful nation, what is causing them, and realistically achievable corrections for them that will, however, take many years to achieve. As repeatedly noted in the book, the primary objective in the correction process will be a transformation from the nation’s current controlling driver based on entities relentlessly seeking wealth and power to a benevolent controlling government that puts humanity first and provides all citizens from CEOs to laundry attendants with opportunities for purposeful and fulfilling lives in a far more civil and harmonious society.
The fact is that no single occurrence has brought more damage to this nation over approximately the last century than the relentless lust for money by so many entities and individuals seeking it . . . Leading the ever-seeking gaggle are the nation’s large corporations and their leaderships who with rare exception undeviatingly pursue it despite having already accumulated massive sums of it followed by thousands of lesser but no less persistent owners of smaller businesses..
Again we ask: Is a steady onslaught of exaggerated praisings of consumer products appropriate content to instill into human minds beginning with the beginning of percipience? Must it be the lot of millions of perhaps the most miraculous of all creations, human beings, to repeatedly spend lengths of time watching largely trivial content interrupted steadily by commercial messages designed to entice them to spend money to fill the maws of entities ever focused on acquiring more of it?
In summarizing the causes for the current poor state of much public school education, there seems no way to state one major cause tactfully and rather than wallow in vague euphemisms we shall state it straightly. Namely, it is readily demonstrable that a fundamental cause of this large blot on the nation’s educational system is the predominance of mediocrity it is burdened with by which we refer to lengthy reigns of too many mediocre teachers and administrators. As with the schools, the nation has thousands of excellent teachers with more thousands of good teachers. Unfortunately, it also has thousands of poor teachers.
What were once games given moderate attention have been cleverly hyped into schemes for funneling millions of dollars from millions of people to a few people, these being the billionaire and multimillionaire team owners . . . It is an on-going exploitation of people who fail to realize how they are being cleverly manipulated to pay huge sums for negligible benefit.
Millions of individuals never ever learn about the glories of classical music, jazz, iconic show music, lovely folk music, and other music given to us by musical giants because the populace is smothered from infancy to adulthood by inferior and mundane rock and rap that dominates the musical arena because it produces more profit to corporations that dominate the musical scene.
“As an American whose knowledge is not that extensive when it comes to politics and societal issues, Wendell Waranen, Benevolent Dictator, Discusses Things to Think About is a revelation, an eye-opening journey through the complicated machinations of corporations and the shortcomings of an ineffective government. It left me empowered and ready to do something to fix the problems we face today. Every American should.”
—Alyssa W. West, Bloomington, Indiana
“This book has done so much to make me understand our times. There is a complex reason why our country is the way it is today. Ordinary people are shafted. The poor become poorer, and the rich richer. It is illuminating to learn of the power play behind the broken system.”
—Kevin Teague, San Diego, California
“At a time when our nation is tumbling down the rabbit hole of plutocracy and autocracy, this unusual book is a much-needed cry for sanity and a call for ordinary Americans to rebel against what the author terms ‘organized lust for money and power by controlling corporations.’ Read. Rebel. Organize. Mobilize.”
—Jim Hightower, author, nationally syndicated columnist, radio commentator, public speaker, and editor of the progressive populist newsletter The Hightower Lowdown.
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