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This is going to ruffle some feathers, though someone should say it. Humans must rise above our hatred of social progress. This book is a cookbook for building the Trump empire, and that's not an improvement for humanity. I'm also disgusted that so many consider this 5-star material, but please, read those reviews too. They're actually... quite informative.
I grew up and have lived most of my life in this fabled "Flyover Nation" (Kansas) as a dedicated fundamentalist Christian. But, the seeds that matured me to my new self came from elsewhere in the world. I woke up some four years ago thanks to others that were willing to say the hard things against the thinking that drives people like Dana. Yes, I'm one of those Christians turned Atheists... a... reprobate.
But, I'm not a rich cocktail-drinking elitist liberal coastal snob, and neither am I viral rage-addicted vampire. No, I'm just a human that realized my religion, philosophy, and science were all wrong. And I adjusted as required. Here's the rub for religion (Dana included): I didn't get bitter and lose my morals, but rather, I doffed religion and its trappings to find myself in a real world with real needs. This was an awakening. Dana is really afraid to address this part though. Religion has failed (and always will) to answer the realities of humanity. Instead of addressing what is forcing society to adapt to its real human issues, she endorses doubling-down in traditionalism and nationalism. Fighting harder against giving to those in need only results in more lives ruined... while the "righteous" keep their strongholds as they were in ye olden dayes with G'ma and G'pa.
Fellow Flyovers, while you're praying against the powers of the "darkness of this world", I'll be out there, actually making a difference to the hurting and the needy. Non-flyovers, can you truly say the difference is indistinguishable?
The trouble with today's society is not—as Dana and the Flyovers would have you believe—the loss of traditionalism. It is that so few are listening to ideas that might enlighten their error. The point is, I was wrong but worked through it. Nobody forced me to "give myself over to the devil"... and I don't hate "God"—though I am truly saddened by how such a fictitious concept hobbles otherwise able minds. We just don't need those training wheels any more.
Dana is the old guard of things we've since found false. Let's look to reality for how to proceed, but please don't support voices like this. As soon as my review is posted, I'm returning this book... in protest. Can you imagine what might happen if more did this?
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While I do not agree with Dana Loesch on everything, her descriptions of flyover country and the values of the majority of people who live there are dead right. Her point that coastal elites do not understand those people is equally correct. Flyover Nation is a very worthwhile book. Narration is outstanding.
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