Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future
a book by Mark R. Levin
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin delivers a "bracing meditation” (National Review) on the ways our government has failed the next generation.
In modern America, the civil society is being steadily devoured by a ubiquitous federal government. But as the government grows into an increasingly authoritarian and centralized federal Leviathan, many parents continue to tolerate, if not enthusiastically champion, grievous public policies that threaten their children and successive generations with a grim future at the hands of a brazenly expanding and imploding entitlement state poised to burden them with massive debt, mediocre education, waves of immigration, and a deteriorating national defense.
The government has grown into an increasingly authoritarian and centralized federal Leviathan poised to burden them with massive debt, mediocre education, waves of immigration, and a deteriorating national defense
Yet tyranny is not inevitable. In Federalist 51, James Madison explained with cautionary insight the essential balance between the civil society and governmental restraint: “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
This essential new book is, against all odds, a likeminded appeal to reason and audacity—one intended for all Americans but particularly the rising generation. Younger people must find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them; to stand up against the heavy hand of centralized government, which if left unabated will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity.
Younger people must find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them
Levin calls for a new civil rights movement, one that will foster liberty and prosperity and cease the exploitation of young people by statist masterminds. He challenges the rising generation of younger Americans to awaken to the cause of their own salvation, asking: will you acquiesce to a government that overwhelmingly acts without constitutional foundation—or will you stand in your own defense so that yours and future generations can live in freedom?
And that, of course, is the core of the matter. Freedom. As anyone who watches the liberal elite knows, liberals have no respect for the Constitution, or conservatives, or freedom, or democracy. They respect socialism because they do not understand it. It is the biggest failure in all of history, also the bloodiest, most hypocritical, and most evil. It cost tens of millions of people their lives. They think they can utilize socialism to get equality—their current obsession. They think by adding the word "democratic" to socialism it will remove the evil taint. It won't.
As the Washington Post called the leftists' pretty dreams of a liberal utopia based on democratic socialism, it's an 'absolute fantasy'
Experts say that current circumstances are such that any attempt to aim for Scandinavian socialism will end up instead like Venezuela, the South American basket case. The liberal elite would preside, as near aristocrisy, over 350 million poor people, killing the economy as they tried out their liberal socialism, equality, and The Green New Deal, which even the liberal media admits is deeply flawed: "It would be economically cataclysmic and really for no meaningful climate benefit." As the Washington Post called it, it's an "absolute fantasy."
Today’s socialists claim to model themselves on the “Socialism That Works” in Scandinavia, but the truth is they're opting for the ugly Venezuelan socialism model but are too dumb to see it. It is “identity socialism,” a marriage between classic socialism and identity politics. Sounds ugly! Putting liberal elites in power is the goal, and all the pretty words are simply manipulations. The country the elites envision is to be a utopia of socialistic equality, with the tiny exception of the elites running it—who will slowly evolve into an aristocrisy of the powerful elites lording it over the sheeple. It will be the new Feudalism—serfs carrying royalty. Royalty who will quickly opt for totalitarianism once the sheeple start rebelling against the sham of slavery with an equality label on it. See United States of Socialism: Who's Behind It. Why It's Evil. How to Stop It..
As Obama progressed in what many have called his Imperial Presidency, the tons of executive orders he issued to try to bring about his Liberal Utopia served to function like Kingly edicts; he had no patience for democracy—in his mind he was the king
“Levin’s book is precisely what the nation needs to force a public discussion of these issues and to keep statists’ hands off the remote…it honestly amazes me how, in a relatively short book, he can present power-packed information on all these critical issues as thoroughly as the densest textbook yet in a style as readable and riveting as any best-selling novel.” -- David Limbaugh, NYT bestselling author of Jesus on Trial
"Everything that has made Mark Levin one of the conservative movement’s most influential voices is there in his new book Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future. There’s championship-level rhetoric, Mr. Levin's trademark unapologetic zeal, as well as his relentless flood of facts and data...Plunder and Deceit is more than a book. It’s a manifesto. The likes of which you’d expect to be written by an Old Testament prophet pleading with the emerging generation to return to the righteous path their ancestors strayed from....Mr. Levin has authored a Rosetta Stone for a true conservative to win back the White House in 2016." -- The Washington Times
Mr. Levin has authored a Rosetta Stone
“A clarion call to young people…arresting…Mark Levin has hope because the liberty activists he seeks to inspire will be on the side of the angels. And he has made certain that they will be armed with the facts.” -- Andrew McCarthy, NYT bestselling author of The Grand Jihad
“Mark Levin writes beautifully, and he writes about important things…Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future is an excellent, engaging, engrossing survey of the damage done by Permanent Washington and its incompetent, self-serving denizens…a bracing meditation.”-- National Review
“[Levin] hits nearly every bit of stale, media-perpetuated conventional wisdom in his neatly-organized chapters, with an eye toward proving how all of these widely-accepted falsehoods fit together into a single unified deception…His crisp, well-documented, beautifully-written book offers a grim diagnosis followed by an inspiring conclusion. It’s not a fatalistic work – it’s a call to arms for a difficult battle.” -- Breitbart.com
Levin's book is a call to arms for a difficult battle
“Mark Levin has done it again…a frightening look into exactly what today’s thoughtless and greedy ruling generation of Americans are leaving behind for the next generation — their own children.” -- The American Spectator
“Once again Mark Levin, the constitutional scholar and radio talk show host, has written an important book that should be in the library of every thoughtful conservative…lucidly presented and meticulously documented…Be prepared to be uncomfortable, outraged, and motivated, if you buy this book, as I heartily recommend.” -- American Thinker
“This book is required reading for any parent with college-age children…crisp and compelling." -- Conservative Review
"Every American adult should buy or borrow a copy of Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future for a young person they know. Our mission as Americans must be to educate, inspire, and engage; with Levin's latest masterwork, we have every tool we need to help the next generation succeed. We must not delay." -- Doug Ross
Our mission as Americans must be to educate, inspire, and engage; with Levin's latest masterwork, we have every tool we need to help the next generation succeed. We must not delay
“In his elegant and moving new book, Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future, Levin takes his message to the next generation.” -- Ben Shapiro, NYT bestselling author of The People vs Barack Obama
"America’s big government is selling out our younger generations with their fiscal and legal policies that benefit today’s citizens but will cost future generations dearly. Levin surveys various important issues that need to be addressed today and suggests ways to solve them to safeguard our future’s well-being." -- Books at a Glance
"Universally, parents strive to give their children better opportunities than they had. Today, however, the situation is — shockingly — reversed. The current generation, at the behest of the statist political class and its enablers, is living on the backs of its children in the cynical name of safeguarding their interests. Those in this generation are mortgaging their children's future to make their own lives more comfortable." -- Ammoland
Politicians in this generation are mortgaging their children's future to make their own lives more comfortable
As Levin says, "In modern America, the unraveling of the civil society had been subtly persistent but is now intensifying. Evidence of rising utopian statism—the allure of political demagogues and self-appointed masterminds peddling abstractions and fantasies in pursuit of a nonexistent paradisiacal society, and the concomitant accretion of governmental power in an increasingly authoritarian and centralized federal Leviathan—abounds. . . . Perhaps true liberty is appreciated only by the few. If not, it is time that younger people acquire the knowledge and muster the courage to defend themselves and future generations from big government's reckless and unconscionable designs on the civil society."
Do not think or question—just listen and obey and believe our propaganda
As Levin says, Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future " is an appeal to younger people to find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist propaganda and manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them; to stand up as individuals and collectively against the strong hand of centralized government, which if left unabated will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity. . . . The challenge is formidable and the outcome uncertain, as is the case with most momentous causes. But there is no alternative short of surrendering to a bleak and miserable fate. There is solace in knowing that throughout history others have stepped forward and successfully led peaceful movements against mighty forces and their injustices. And make no mistake, pillaging America's youth and generations yet unborn is a colossal and disgraceful injustice."
As Levin says, "What is required is a New Civil Rights movement—not of the sort that exists today, which has been co-opted by statists, is often led by hucksters, and serves as a surrogate and advocate for centralized government and its pervasive agenda. But a truly new civil rights movement organized around fostering liberty and prosperity for younger people and future generations and against their continued exploitation."
This is the type of ugly, racist propaganda students are being indoctrinated with in high school and college, to further the perverse liberal agenda—not the actual education of the young; what ever happened to real education where facts are dispensed rather than highly controversial radical political opinions?
Levin warns that the bubble of our 26 trillion dollar national debt will in the future burst and flatten the society turning utopian promises into dystopian realities, which everyone sees coming but no one admits, since acting responsibly now has far greater political liabilities than continuing to appease the sheeple by spending like drunken sailors.national debt
Unless American citizens start defecating money, the debt has put us all in deep doo-doo
As one can see by watching how the sneaky radical left runs their politics, the liberal elites have been maneuvering slealthily so that they will be in charge when the catastrophe occurs. The people will end up as Third World citizens, casualties of greed and corruption by both political parties and all political leaders. The sheeple will be poor, but the liberal elite will be royalty in a New Feudalism. Whoever ends up with the most toys at the end of the game is declared the winner.
Once the immense bubble of the U.S. economy bursts, the sheeple will be poor, but the liberal elite will be royalty in a New Feudalism, carried around by serfs
As Joel Kotkin has said, the power of the nobility in the feudal order in the Middle Ages was justified through the agencies of religion and custom, blessed by the church. The modern clerisy often claim science as the basis of their doctrines and tout academic credentials as the key to status and authority. They seek to replace the bourgeois values of self-determination, family, community, and nation with 'progressive' ideas about globalism, environmental sustainability, redefined gender roles, identity politics, and the authority of experts. These values are inculcated through the clerisy's dominance over the institutions of learning and media, aided by the oligarchy's control of information technology. See The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class.
History doesn't merely progress and improve—it also regresses and degenerates; political, economic, cultural and demographic decline follows; technology kings waste no time in jumping at the chance to exploit all this and become royalty in castles as we sink into serfdom
Many of our fellow citizens—as the legacy of decades of creeping liberalism and indoctrination—believe that living and prospering at the expense of others is both a right and a financial entitlement. This is a perverse burlesque of the American Dream of work hard and climb the social ladder of success and happiness. See the best book of the 21st century: Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.
The ladder of class mobility has been rigged so as to be unclimbable—massive expansion of the middle class has been replaced by massive contraction of the middle class
As Levin asks us in this book: what do we choose for ourselves, liberty or tyranny?