3 Stars — A Crap Book with Zero Value
There was a time when Michael Porter was moderately innovative and interesting. No more. This is a crap book that totally mis-represents reality. Just as Robert Reich’s crap book blames the bankers without reference to the Deep State and the Red Mafiya/Zionist traitors, this book blames the two-party tyranny as if they were the masters rather than the servants of the Deep State and the Red Mafiya/Zionist traitors.
The authors provide exactly one serious thought in this book:
QUOTE (3-4): Washington is working exactly as it is designed to work, and delivering exactly the results it is designed to deliver.
CORRECT. $16 billion a year to cover up the theft of $20 trillion a year, more of less. Unfortunately, they get the first number and don’t see the real puppet masters connected to the second number — George Soros, for example.
Since I founded #UNRIG and actually researched thousands of electoral reform proposals to get down to twelve that must be implemented together, and since this book has exactly ONE electoral reform “innovation” (Instant Voting / Final Five), I can safely give this book a big fat F on all fronts: shit research, shit narrative, shit conclusion.
Here is what holistic electoral reform should look like, as a starting point:
As I read through this book (after looking at the index, which is at least present, but also confirms my conclusions on what is missing), I quickly lost patience. These two authors are doing a brilliant job of describing the asshole of the elephant, while completely missing everything else.
There are some useful albeit common knowledge elements to the book, including the account of how the two-party tyranny stole the Presidential debates from the League of Women Voters and their focus, ever so briefly, on the percentage of eligible voters that do not vote (they say 40%, I think it is closer to 50%). Below is my take on what our political landscape looks like.
They do a relatively good job of describing the degree to which the two party tyranny keeps “party discipline” and expels elected officials who do not vote the party line, but there are only eight pages in this book where lobbyists are mentioned, and the Deep State and Red Mafiya / Zionists are not mentioned at all. The military-industrial complex gets two pages, the agricultural, energy, and pharmaceutical complexes are not mentioned. Banking and bankers are not — why am I not surprised — not to be found in this book.
In brief, this book is not helpful for lack of context and its “solutions” are so limited as to be pathetic. My own earlier book, Election 2008: Lipstick on the Pig, and the others books listed below, are rougher in production but far more valuable.
KINDLE: Steele, Robert with Cynthia McKinney. #UNRIG: Beyond Trump & Sanders (Trump Revolution Book 11). Amazon Kindle, May 19, 2017.
KINDLE: Steele, Robert. RIGGED: Twelve Ways the Two-Party Tyranny Rigs the US Electoral System to Block Out Independents, Small Parties, and 70% of the Eligible Voters, Amazon Kindle, October 23, 2016.
KINDLE: Steele, Robert, OPEN POWER: Electoral Reform Act of 2015 – Open Source Activist Tool Kit, Amazon Kindle, February 24, 2015.
The only book the President can and should read on this topic is this one:
PRINT: Robert David Steele and Cynthia Ann McKinney, #UNRIG: Election Reform Act of 2020: A Citizen’s Guide to Achieving Democracy with Integrity (Trump Revolution Book 54) (Amazon Kindle, Earth Intelligence Network, 2020)
KINDLE: Robert David Steele and Cynthia Ann McKinney, #UNRIG: Election Reform Act of 2020: A Citizen’s Guide to Achieving Democracy with Integrity (Trump Revolution Book 54) (Amazon Kindle, Earth Intelligence Network, 2020)
The deal is simple: IF President Trump brings this legislation to fruition such that Independents, Libertarians, #WalkAways, and others can achieve proportional representation in Congress in 2022, ending the centuries of two-party tyranny fronting for the Deep State, THEN Independents and Libertarians and others should give our President the Mother of All Landslides AND support our President in finishing the job in his second term of wiping out all Deep State and Red Mafiya/Zionist traitors, elite pedophiles, and white collar criminals.
MAKE THE DEAL, MR. PRESIDENT!