In the following paragraphs, I explain how the title of a popular audiobook that caught my attention on audible.com about the evils of capitalism revealed that the author comes from a school founded on Socialism and also received an honorary degree from another school founded on the social sciences and philosophy…all of which are cornerstones for any good Socialist.
None of that, of course, is mentioned on audible.com, the author’s website or her biography and I wouldn’t expect it to be. That is why this falls to us to do the heavy lifting on knowing WHO we are reading, not just WHAT.
A five minute Google search shows that the schools the author associates herself with include a tiny liberal arts school that was founded by British loyalists that fled America during the Revolutionary War so they could stay loyal to Britain. This school gave the author a free honorary degree even though she was never a student there.
Her other degree is from a school in London that was founded by a Socialist group called The Fabians who believed the socialist agenda can only be achieved by, for example, infiltrating universities where journalists and authors can be indoctrinated into the Socialist agenda and then released out into the world to propagate and promote that Socialist agenda from within society.
So in five minutes, I determined that a popular book on audible.com written to tear capitalism to shreds was in fact written by none other than…a Socialist. Not really a shocker.
The other day, my friend Clark Kent recommended I use audible.com to download Atlas Shrugged in its audio book version so I could listen to it on my way to work, or traveling for business to get through its voluminous pages much faster.
Today, I saw an ad for two free downloads from audible.com and went to the promotional website address they showed on TV. While on the website I went to their main page and clicked on “More Categories” and perused through the titles listed under “Economics.”
Among the books there was one called The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. The title intrigued me as a book against capitalism and I am always curious as to the premise for their argument. In this case, as near as I can tell, the author’s premise is that capitalists use natural disasters or other catastrophes to take advantage of the public good.
It is important at this point for anyone considering any book to do some very brief research on the author, in this case Naomi Klein. A Google search of her name provides her website, which lists her education on her profile page as “…a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King’s College, Nova Scotia.”
The University of King’s College, a little undergraduate college in Nova Scotia, gave Naomi an “honorary degree” which means she never actually went to the school, they just liked her socialist propaganda so much they wanted to reward her for it with a free Doctor of Civil Laws. What matters here is that this school was founded by loyalists who wanted to remain part of the British Crown during the American Revolution and so fled to Canada and founded this school. This school is primarily a small liberal arts university with little more than 1,100 students that specializes in undergraduate degrees in philosophy and journalism. In other words, this school is your typical socialist factory churning out progressive, liberalized journalists, authors and philosophers that go out into the world damning capitalism.
The other school Naomi is associated with is the London School of Economics. Sounds tame enough, except…it was founded in 1895 by the Fabian Society. I have talked about the Fabian Society before in this blog, so named for Qunitus Fabius Maximus, a general in the Roman army who believed that avoiding direct conflict with the enemy, and instead employing what we would call guerrilla warfare today (fast attack, retreat, hide,repeat), is the best means to achieve victory by slowly wearing the enemy down over a long period of time.
The Fabian Society is based on Socialism, and their belief is that the only way to achieve socialism is not to attack capitalism head-on, but by slow and deliberate means by infiltrating universities to control the youth and indoctrinate them into accepting that the socialist doctrine is preferable to capitalism. These brain-washed youth then enter the world as journalists, authors and politicians and propagate this socialist dogma, tearing down capitalism wherever they can. Others run for Congress or to be President or become activist judges and impose their socialist agenda through the implementation of laws that erode our freedoms and expand socialism.
All of this takes an incredible amount of time, thus the Fabian method of warfare through slow, steady means to wear down the opposition that supports capitalism.
Therefore, it should be no surprise that the author of this book, Naomi Klein is associated with one small liberal arts college founded by British loyalists that fled from the American Revolution and a school of Economics in London founded by a society whose entire purpose for existing is to propogate the Socialist agenda.
It’s no wonder the purpose of her life, and her writings, is to destroy capitalism and promote socialism.
Be careful what you read. Books like hers need warning labels.