Don Harkins, Editor of The Idaho
Observer, Activist, Organizer and Free Speech Advocate.
October 11, 2004
This book is fascinating for all the reasons we have been conditioned to believe it should not be: Ed Steele wrote a book on race that goes deeper than the color of someone's skin.
"After you have finished the book....I guarantee you will be thinking about the subject in ways you never have before.
The intellectual exercise alone will be worth the journey. I promise," Steele wrote to end Chapter 1.
I had to continue reading because Ed is a "recovering" lawyer and I don't automatically trust promises made by lawyers.
As Ed has pointed out to me (repeatedly, I might add) there are subjects that I, as a writer/editor/publisher and floor sweep, will not put into print.
Lizard people, space aliens and Jewish/Zionist influences in modern power politics, for instance.
I have my reasons, but it is not because I have no opinions on the subjects or that my opinions are somehow factually incorrect.
It is because too many people would interpret my thoughts in these areas from within the box of idiotic phrases, mis-defined words, emotional non-sequitors and fear-driven, politically-correct nonthink parameters they have been conditioned their entire lives to live in.
There are two reasons why I decided to write this review: 1. The book is written in Ed's voice-an extremely engaging, even entertaining voice which is almost as much fun for me to read as it was for him to write
and 2. It takes the entire issue of race and all the things we are not supposed to talk about and flops them up on the table like a net full of squiggling sea creatures for us all to look at.
The fact that it is a "fun" read completely took me by surprise considering the subject matter.
It is liberating to examine all the various components of race, racism, racialism and feel good about oneself for thinking clearly on the issue instead of feeling like your thoughts will make people mad and get you in trouble.
The book does get into the areas that compelled Steele's passion for the subject:
The fact that it is okay in America to have an NAACP but not okay to have an NAAWP; that the news never reports incidents where blacks assault whites but reports any incident where whites assault blacks.
It is a reverse discrimination game set up by the same social engineers who define the rules of racial dialogue-and not a racial issue itself.
Contrary to the hopes of those who lay in wait for the next bigot to pop up on their radar screen, this book is not about irrational biases and prejudices.
It is a (mostly) objective view of races, racial differences and how history has shown us that certain racial protocols ought to be observed for the general health and well-being of all races.
Race is just one of many subjects that is controversial in our culture because dialogue has been constructed along divisive lines drawn by social engineers.
This is a valuable work because it destroys those lines and lays bare the entire subject for all to see.
And Ed's promise was good-the intellectual exercise was worth the journey.
--Donald W. Harkins