Book Club and Book Reviews

Postby BrokeSuicide » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:38 am

I would like to start a book club here if it is allowed. I am open to suggestions about what material to read and will consider anything.

Right now I'm starting to read,

Blue Moon by Walter Wager. If anyone cares to join me.

Thanks.
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Postby whybotherwhynot » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:40 pm

I've been reading Bad Blood by John Carreyrou (just came out in May 2018). It's about secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. I have read about 1/3 of the book.

Wow! It's a so good non-fiction story about all really smart, intelligent people with very high profiles and influence. It's about a startup corporate at one time was worth 10 billion dollars (2013 - 2014) and then $0.00 in the next few years (2017). It's a very very interesting and amazing story. I also like to read the reviews/comments on Amazon dot com about this book.
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Postby BrokeSuicide » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:13 am

Looking for a book that will blow my mind.
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Postby BrokeSuicide » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:10 am

This book is full of pages.
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Postby BrokeSuicide » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:29 pm

I'm always on the look out for a book to read. I'm open to any ideas,

I like,

Noir
screwball comedy
hardboiled
Books that create a change of thinking or think outside the box like Matrix or something.
Not sure to be honest.

I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks.
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Postby JasonNobody » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:29 am

I love this book.
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Postby JasonNobody » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:25 am

Looking for a book to read.

Any recommendations?

Thank you.
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Postby quietvoice » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:21 pm

JasonNobody wrote:Looking for a book to read.
Any recommendations?

dangerous superstition
What can you say about this one that I recommended in another thread, and that you seemed interested in reading?
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Postby JasonNobody » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:37 pm

Statists often say, “Show me an example of where society without government (anarchy) has worked.” Of course, since they are speaking of societies consisting almost entirely of thoroughly indoctrinated authoritarians, human society without a ruling class is rarely even contemplated, much less attempted. Yet the statists use the fact that they have never tried true freedom-because the concept is completely foreign to their way of thinking-as proof that a stateless society “wouldn’t work.” This would be akin to a group of medieval doctors who all use leeches for every ailment, arguing, “Show me one case where a doctor has cured a headache without the use of leeches.” Of course, if none of them had ever considered any treatment other than leeches, there would not be an example of alternative methods “working.” But this would be a testament to the ignorance of the doctors, not the ineffectiveness of treatments which have never been tried.But the more important point is that “anarchy” is what is. To say that society cannot exist without “government” is exactly as reasonable as saying that Christmas cannot occur without Santa Claus. Society already exists without “government,” and has from the beginning. It has been the people imagining an entity with the right to rule-hallucinating a thing called “authority”-which has made the story of mankind consist largely of oppression, violence, suffering, murder and mayhem


i agree with most if a I skim through some of the pages.

This is exactly what I have been saying for ages. Good book so far.
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Postby JasonNobody » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:38 pm

By its very nature, “government” adds nothing positive to society. It creates no wealth and generates no virtue. It adds only immoral violence and the illusion that such violence is legitimate. Allowing some people to forcibly dominate all others – which is all that “government” ever does-does not contribute to society one speck of talent, or ability, or productivity, or resourcefulness, or ingenuity, or creativity, or knowledge, or compassion, or any other positive quality possessed by human beings. Instead, it constantly stifles and limits all of those things through its coercive “laws.” It is destructive and insane to accept the notion that civilization requires the forcible limiting of possibilities, and the violent restraint of the human mind and spirit-that civil society can exist only if the power and virtue of every individual is forcibly overcome and suppressed by a gang of masters and exploiters-that the average man cannot be trusted to govern himself, but that politicians can be trusted to govern everyone else-that the only way for the morality and virtue of mankind to shine through is to crush the free will and self-determination of billions of human beings, and to convert them all into unthinking, obedient puppets of a ruling class, and a source of power for tyrants and megalomaniacs-that the path to civilization is the destruction of individual free will, judgment, and self-determination.


This!!!!
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Postby JasonNobody » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:42 pm

If you love death and destruction, oppression and suffering, injustice and violence, repression and torture, helplessness and despair, perpetual conflict and bloodshed, then teach your children to respect “authority:’ and teach them that obedience is a virtue.If, on the other hand, you value peaceful coexistence, compassion and cooperation, freedom and justice, then teach your children the principles of self-ownership, teach them to respect the rights of every human being, and teach them to recognize and reject the belief in “authority” for what it is: the most irrational, self-contradictory, anti-human, evil, destructive and dangerous superstition the world has ever known.
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Postby JasonNobody » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:06 pm

When activists try to convince politicians to decrease “taxes,” or repeal some “law,” those activists are implicitly admitting that they need permission from their masters in order to be free, And the man who “runs for office,” promising to fight for the people, is also implying that it is up to those in “government” to decide what the peasants will be allowed to do. As Daniel Webster put it, “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern; they promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
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Postby JasonNobody » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:10 pm

quietvoice

Thank you.....

The truth is, one cannot believe in “authority” and be free, because accepting the myth of “government” is accepting one’s own obligation to obey a master, which means accepting one’s own enslavement. Sadly, many people believe that begging the master, via “political action,” is all they can do, So they forever engage in rituals which only legitimize the slave-master relationship, instead of simply disobeying the tyrants. The idea of disobeying “authority,” “breaking the law,” and being “criminals” is more disturbing to them than the idea of being a slave
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