A People’s History of The United States by Howard Zinn and How To Make an Extremist With Books
Well, it probably started with Kurt Vonnegut. You know the feeling deep down in your gonads that something is not right. Why the hell is the world like this?
And so you go from book to book, and in my case, a deep dive into fantasy sci-fi because confronting the evil of the world is too much to think and/or read about. Getting lost in space is much more palatable to a white heterosexual male than facing the atrocities of White English Evil.
Many of Mr. Vonnegut’s books are listed in the science fiction genre. A note to future librarians and book publishers that may be sympathetic to Evil State atrocities: You should probably take Mr. Vonnegut’s books out of sci-fi where they are much more apt to land in the hands of impressionable young boys. God forbid the lie continues. The truth needs to be covered over, as it has been for centuries, so the massacre can continue in the name of justice, duty, national sovereignty and what the shit.
Enter The People’s History of the United States, recommended by Mr. Vonnegut, “Every home in America should have Howard Zinn’s book, A People’s History of The United States.”
And so my interest was piqued and I went about finding this book for myself. The Jesus Ghost that sits on my shoulder and whispers virtue into my ear was concerned.
“You shouldn’t read this smut. It will only upset you and make you violent.” Jesus said to me.
It’s true. I am very sensitive and probably shouldn’t expose myself to the truth. But I was stoic and have recently cleansed my reading palate with the excellent slave book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Water Dancer”
If there is a gateway drug for white people to see the world in red white and blue it is this book. A quick read about slavery and you are ready to accept the devil into your soul.
Hiram is my homey… what’s next?
Oh my god. It gets way worse. A People’s History of The United States by Howard Zinn