American Conspiracies

     Jesse Ventura - American Conspiracies  5/5


      I know that as a lot of people are expecting me to rip this book to shreds and call Ventura a total whack job. The thing is that I'm a thinker and pride myself on thinking outside the box. Those are who follow me on Facebook probably know that I get most of my news from UK sources and I do believe in a variety of conspiracy theories. I guess that too makes me a nut. The thing is that Ventura's book is an interesting read. It's one that urges you to think for yourself and that's what scares people. The very idea that we should think for ourselves leads to a variety of issues. You can wave your American flag pom poms all you what while singing the Star Spangled Banner all you want but here's the truth. You're being lied to. The government is not your friend and will sell you out with out feeling any guilt whatsoever.

     American Conspiracies is a great start to those who want to delve into the conspiracies involving 9/11, the Kennedy assassination and many others, but Ventura isn't forcing you to believe what he's telling you. There are a lot of footnotes that back up what he's saying but if you choose to believe it or delve deeper into the source material there's plenty of directions to go. A lot of what he says makes sense, As you read it you begin to see that sometimes two plus two doesn't always equal four. I've read a lot of bad reviews on this book and I think that most people are too afraid to move beyond what their government tells them. When someone suggests something that conflicts what we've been told those people are crazy. Ventura's book allows us to step outside of our comfort zones and say; “What if?” That's a scary concept and one that most people are afraid to ask.

     This is a book for those who are free thinkers. It's a book for those that aren't afraid to take risks and look beyond what they told you happened. You don't have to believe any of it. Ventura himself tells us that in the epilogue. What he wants to do is present us with plausible scenarios. The key to enjoying this book is that you have to have an open mind. If you can look at this book objectively you may actually learn something. I have been wanting to review a book like this for a long time, but I was always leery because let's face it, after 9/11 it wasn't exactly hip to question the government, or say anything bad about America for fear that you would be labeled a terrorist. I'm not concerned anymore. People are going to say what they want regardless even if it makes them look like puppets. They spout the same rhetoric that the government taught them and they never bat an eye.

     Ventura's book is a way to open up intelligent discussions without feeling as if we've lost the plot. Not all of us are completely nuts. We just have a few questions that will probably never be answered. This is a book that shows us we're not alone, and there are more people out there who are just like us. I'm glad I read this book and found it interesting and it's one that you should read too. It's a chance to look at the world around you and question what's really going on. I promise you we don't wear tinfoil hats or have a secret handshake. We do want you to speak freely and come at us with intelligence and an open mind. 


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