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A Reader’s Review of 40,000 Years from Home: A History of Human Aggression

To paraphrase the author: this book is a meditation on the lesser, graceless side of human kind that examines the roots of human violence and man's use of force against man. It is not philosophical, and is not another litany of weaponry and tactical innovation ... in combat, experience is king. Human aggression and violence are broadly expressed and include: war, hunting, civil violence, religion, ideology, politics, and combat sports.

The book is divided into two main parts.

In Part I, The Bones of our Collective Soul, an Exploration of Human Aggression, the author fleshes out the meat of his ideas through historical examples and personal vignettes and observations and, in doing so, makes a blistering critique of modernity, materialism and the State.

In Part II, A study in Personal Violence, he relates his up-close and personal experiences with violence and aggression from his childhood to young adulthood to his now years-of-maturity (or decrepitude as the author might better put it). Along the way, the author delves into such diverse topics as economics, the rise and fall of empires, urban renewal, the current factual and historical meaning and relevance of race, and the characteristics of, and differences between, men and women. From beginning to end, the author appears to be a natural born rebel dedicated to standing against what he considers to be an upside down world controlled by predatory men (and women).

The book is part history, part auto-biography, part social commentary and observation, and is totally reflective of its author, meaning of course that ... without a doubt ... it is politically incorrect in the extreme. The book both challenges and rewards the reader requiring he shake off any preconceived, blind acceptance of conventional "wisdom" or any notions that he may have acquired from his modern schooling and education "knowledge" that has been, or is, to his benefit in any degree. The reader who already possesses an independent and critically thinking mind will find himself thinking, "Yea, he's right about that, too!"

Here are some striking thoughts and observations in paraphrases, quotations, and historical anecdotes that are representative of what the reader will find in the book:

The powers that rule us "obfuscate the facts to keep us from having a foundation for sound action...action is the last thing our masters want from us."

The broad terms "black" and "white" are not, in and of themselves, truthful or accurate descriptions of racial differences...and never have been.

"Serial killers [as presented on TV and the movies] are metaphors for lone, individual [white?] men, who must be policed by the mega State at all costs."

"The fear of the lonely personal death is the fear of the leopard...the fear of being eaten alive is the fear of wolves and hounds...the Romans and conquistadores ... used man eating war dogs to great effect..."

"The rodeo, zoos, and bullfighting all descended from animal killing spectacles of the ancient world...psychologically speaking, a zoo represents the death of predatory fear and the victory of the primate nesting model of life...if you were going to make a horror movie for animals it would be set in a zoo."

"Perhaps a 90-pound woman might believe that she can control her rapist via a declaration of consent. The voter's belief that he has a measure of control over his masters is likewise delusional."

Racial violence is almost entirely one-sided ... black against white ... and is essentially encouraged by the State for its own nefarious purposes.

"Man was the killer. Woman was the gatherer."

The above, of course, is just a taste ... the book is the full meal!


40,000 Years from Home

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