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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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For me there is only one choice.

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

There is also A People's History of American Empire which covers quite a few of the same things in the above title but in a graphic novel format.

Another book which is good is called Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq




posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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I would recommend David Wilcock's Financial Tyranny E-book as far as a nice overview of the history behind the takeover of the world banking system and much more. He stays away from his usual alien slant as well, so I feel it is worthy of sharing. David links to all the articles/studies that he pulls from and provides proper scholarship on his articles.

I know some will disagree, but I find his journalism to be complete and well done. I have also had good success in showing this article to others in my life who are starting to wake up. There is a LOT of very convincing information within, imo.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by Kram09
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For me there is only one choice.

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
She actually asked me about that one. That seems very leftist and anti-American at first glance, though I have not read the whole thing yet. Am I wrong about it?



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by tagasbob
I would recommend David Wilcock's Financial Tyranny E-book as far as a nice overview of the history behind the takeover of the world banking system and much more. He stays away from his usual alien slant as well, so I feel it is worthy of sharing. David links to all the articles/studies that he pulls from and provides proper scholarship on his articles.

I know some will disagree, but I find his journalism to be complete and well done. I have also had good success in showing this article to others in my life who are starting to wake up. There is a LOT of very convincing information within, imo.
That looks very interesting. Thanks.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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Since your friend seems to be quite intelligent then you should suggest she gets a copy of law dictionaries. Then look into U.S. Constitution, this also has "Articles of Confederation". If she really reads and compares the 2 she will see that the Constitution did nothing more than take some States rights.

There is a good book and highly recommended and lays all right out in the open. This book explains exactly how and when all US Citizens became slaves voluntarily. The Red Amendment will really explain it and more as it will show you that we can become free lawfully.

Been Deprogrammed? The video gives a good outline on the book and is eye wakening in itself. This is why I mentioned a law dictionary in particular from the same period they were written.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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Here is the reading list I chose as a starting point:

I am assuming that you have already read The Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist papers, The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution, and The Declaration of Independence. There are three works of fiction that I would highly recommend, if you have not already read them. 1984 George Orwell, A Brave New World Aldous Huxley, and Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand.

Brogan, Hugh. The Penguin History of The United States of America. ISBN: 9780140252552
Columbus, Christopher, et al. The Diario of Christopher Columbus's first voyage to America, 1492-1493. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989
Maier, Pauline, Merritt Roe Smith, Alexander Keyssar, and Daniel Kevles. Inventing America: A History of the United States. Vol. 1, 2nd ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005. ISBN: 9780393926750.
Anderson, Fred. A People's Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years' War. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780807845769.
Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Philadelphia, PA: R. Bell, 1776. Reprint, New York, NY: Dover, 1997. ISBN: 9780486296029.
Wilson, Woodrow. The New Freedom ISBN: 9781617200656
Dublin, Thomas. Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1981. ISBN: 9780231041676.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Boston, MA: John P. Jewett & Co., 1852. Reprint, New York, NY: Penguin, 1981. ISBN: 9780140390032.
Cabranes, José A. Foreign in a Domestic Sense: Puerto Rico, American Expansion, and the Constitution.
Carnegie, Andrew. The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays.
Conwell, Russell H. Acres of Diamonds. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1915.
Foner, Eric. A Short History of Reconstruction, 1863-1877. New York: Harper & Row, 1990
Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. New York: Norton, 2001 [1963]
Johnson, Lyndon B.W Vietnam Documents: American and Vietnamese Views of the War. Edited by George Katsiaficas. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1992
Kasson, John F. Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century. New York: Hill & Wang, 1978.
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. 1980.
Luce, Henry R. The Ideas of Henry Luce. Edited by John K. Jessup. New York: Atheneum, 1969
May, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era, 2nd ed. New York: Basic Books, 1999
Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. New York: Dial Press, 1968
O'Connor, Flannery. Everything That Rises Must Converge. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965
Reich, Robert B. The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for Twenty-First-Century Capitalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1992
Roosevelt, Theodore. The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses. St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Scholarly Press, 1970
Sumner, William Graham. What Social Classes Owe to Each Other. New York: Arno Press, 1972 [1883]
Susman, Warren I. Culture as History: The Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth Century. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.
Twain, Mark. (1901). Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays, 1891-1910.
Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery. New York: Penguin, 1986 [1901]
Yezierska, Anzia. American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories. Edited by Gerald Shapiro. Lincoln, Neb: University of Nebraska Press, 1998
Gellner, Ernest. Nations and Nationalism. Cornell University Press, 1983. ISBN: 9780801492631.
Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism. Verso, 2006. ISBN: 9781844670864.
Hobsbawm, E. J. Nations and Nationalism Since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality. Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780521439619.
Greenfeld, Liah. Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity. Harvard University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780674603196.
Lopez, Robert. The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages, 950-1350. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1976. ISBN: 9780521290463.
Pomeranz, Kenneth, and Steven Topik, eds. The World That Trade Created: Culture, Society and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000. ISBN: 9780765602503.
Solow, Robert. Economic History and the Modern Economist. Edited by William N. Parker. Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1986
Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Capitalist World Economy: Essays by Immanuel Wallerstein. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Ashton, T. S. The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830. London, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780192892898.
Pomeranz, Kenneth. The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy. ISBN: 9780691090108.

These are all works that I have read and that I believe present a fairly balanced view of history. I plan to introduce more "esoteric" works as she gets a handle on history in general. She never really liked history when she was in school and took only required courses.

To that I will add some of what gets recommended here after I read the material myself to determine suitability.
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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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It's leftist, but that doesn't mean it's anti-American.

I implore you and your friend to read it. It's worth it.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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start your friend off with this site! my friend just did this weekend.

why not bring them to the place you come?



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by deo4urbo
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start your friend off with this site! my friend just did this weekend.

why not bring them to the place you come?
She is not ready for this place yet. IMO, bringing her here now would undo everything I have done so far. I am particularly concerned over the number of avowed socialists here.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by Kram09
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It's leftist, but that doesn't mean it's anti-American.

I implore you and your friend to read it. It's worth it.
I likely will read it, maybe tomorrow, but I am an avowed Libertarian. Leftist dogma is antithetical to me. I believe in the importance of the individual over the supremacy of the group.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte She still doesn't understand why that is bad yet. Though I have shown her that it is unconstitutional.


Well this YT video is a good one


Rep. Alan Grayson asks the Federal Reserve Inspector General about the trillions of dollars lent or spent by the Federal Reserve and where it went, and the trillions of off balance sheet obligations. Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman responds that the IG does not know and is not tracking where this money is.


Just need to listen to the response to see where the problem is



No accountability at all 9 TRILLION unaccounted for



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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I would recommend Zeitgeist Addendum since it doesn't have the 9/11 thing in it and it doesn't bash on religion too much.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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I have a film recommendation! In fact, a trilogy! And I know the storylines are fiction, but a lot of the resources that are used within the storyline are actually true! (not allowed to say why) and it certainly opens your eyes to what governments are actually fully capable of!

Here goes; the Bourne Trilogy




posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by MoneyIsWorthless
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I would recommend Zeitgeist Addendum since it doesn't have the 9/11 thing in it and it doesn't bash on religion too much.
After the crud in the first zeitgeist, I no longer trust them. The economic section was good, but their hatred of God is evident.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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I'd say each Zeitgeist film gets better by each movie, I don't like the first Zeitgeist movie either but it didn't stop me from watching the second one or the third one, With all information I read/watch I keep what resonates with me, Even if it changes my whole point of view on life, Thinking there is only one correct "way" is programmed behavior from my point of view. I understand that your friend might "lock their brain" when seeing/hearing something that challenge their belief and they won't understand the information because they are still hooked on that one thing so they throw everything else in the bin... Think it's programmed behavior to stop you from reaching a higher understanding of things. Maybe



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 12:18 AM
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I didn't like the anti-religion part of zeitgeist either, though I am not religious. I found god through meditation, and got "visited" by jesus once...

The second 2 zeitgeist movies are much better. Really good movies..


I like "Freedom to Fascism." Link Here to youtube video
Link here to main website

Just get her to watch until the 4:40 mark which is where the Movie title comes in. The part before it is pretty heavy. It's sort of a teaser at the begining with quotes from Woodrow Wilson lamenting destroying the country,
FEDERAL RESERVE bankers counting money, taking over USA, and so on...
Then turn it off after the title "Freedom to Fascism" comes onto the screen. Tell her she can't see the rest till later.
She'll really want to watch it after that.


“Four Stars (Highest Rating).The Scariest Damn Film You’ll See This Year”

AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM

“FOUR STARS (Highest Rating). The scariest damn film you’ll see this year. It will leave you staggering out of the theatre, slack-jawed and trembling. Makes ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ look like ‘Bambi.’ After watching this movie, your comfy, secure notions about America — and about what it means to be an American — will be forever shattered. Producer/director Aaron Russo and the folks at Cinema Libre Studio deserve to be heralded as heroes of a post-modern New American Revolution. This is shocking stuff. You’ll be angry, you’ll be disgusted, but you may actually break out in a cold sweat and feel a sickness deep in your gut; I would advise movie theatre managers to hand out vomit bags. You may end up needing one.”



America: Freedom to Fascism Opened to Standing Ovations at Cannes!

The international audience at Cannes as well as the European media has been fascinated by Russo’s fiery diatribe against the direction America is heading. The discussion that followed the preview lasted for thirty minutes. Actor Nick Nolte, in Cannes for the premiere of “Over The Hedge,” joined Russo during the event. “The information in this film is something everybody has to know”, said Nolte, who was the lead actor in “Teachers,” a film produced by Russo.




It exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America since 1913 when the Federal Reserve system was fraudulently created. Through interviews with U.S. Congressmen, a former IRS Commissioner, former IRS and FBI agents and tax attorneys and authors, Russo connects the dots between money creation, federal income tax, and the national identity card


This is not just a youtube video. It is researched with hard hitting interviews with federal reserve people. Really an eye opener, but it doesn't get super doom and gloomy.
EDIT: actually pretty darn scary, I guess I am numbed to it now, but my Girlfriend just made me stop the movie 2 minutes in... So maybe for a later date...
Maybe my ALL time favorite.. Sooo far..
RIP Arron Russo

By the Way my wake up moment was an Alex Jones movie called something like rise of the police state, sent to me for free by a member I met on another conspiracy site... Whoa... haha
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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 08:37 AM
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great thread this helps alot i can never be quite convincing cos i have radom bits of the story and can peice them together but others cant see the connection
GRRRRRRR SO FRUSTRATING




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