Book Review – yeah, I was the last person to read The Patriot…Books, James Wesley Rawles, The Patriot — By Pearls on April 2, 2009 at 4:24 pm
I have read A TON of books since my last “Book Review” but this one deserves a few words.
Just finished The Patriot by James Wesley, Rawles. It took awhile as my Hubs grabbed it first, passed it to a friend, who passed it to his wife, who I think passed it to a neighbor. All in all it was about a month before I got it back….I was pretty impressed with how many read it in just a couple weeks. The friend that my husband passed it to, turned around and bought several copies to reread and pass around as well…. Anyhoo, I did not read the brand NEW edition, but the one right before….
On a side note, I went to Barnes and Noble to get Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and right next to it (actually about 3 books down) was The Patriot with its new book cover any everything. Couldnt believe this “fringe” book would be in such a mainstream store and a left leaning one at that….
So here is my review….
In a nutshell, it is a “How To” manual wrapped in a story and dialogue. I knew that going in to the read and so the DETAILEDNESS (look at me making up words) of the descriptions of guns, cars, and radio equipment didnt annoy me like it would have if I had expected just a straight read.
It was informative and the author definitely knew his audience and to whom he is writing. It is something that everyone who is concerned with the direction of this Country and upcoming events should read….
I did question that if the Crunch was world wide, how did the UN find men, soldiers, equipment to mount an invasion into North America to subdue the United States as well as Canada….or at least attempt it
I liked the ending with the Constitutionalists Party and the Libertarian Party but with the 2 party system we will end up at the same point sometime in the future, even though the distant future….we need a strong 3rd party. Competition works best in 3′s, not 2′s.
All that said….It had a personal affect on me (or is it effect….or is it both?) About 4 pages into the book there is a line that stuck with me the entire time…..It struck me so much so that I had to put the book down immediately and didnt come back to it until the next day. Mr. Rawles was describing how people were leaving to “double up” and then he wrote: “We never saw them again.”
I am one of those people who internalized just about everything I read, see or hear….I ask myself questions in the neighborhood of “would you do that?” “how would you react?” “what would I do differently?”
“We never saw them again.”….. It stuck with me and it stuck with me DEEP….
Are you ready to say “goodbye” to the neighbors with which you have cookouts? What about the neighbors whose kids play football in your front yard? What about the family that sits behind you at Church every Sunday?
Are you ready for the daily reminder that these people are no longer in your life? For the rest of the book, it was The Anderson’s Farm…..The Anderson’s Barn…..
Another question I kept asking myself was “How far will you go?” Will you raise your kids in the forest in active defiance/Revolution? Will you quietly provide support from your home to those actively fighting? What are you willing to learn or spend now to prepare for “What if?”
I plan on buying this next edition on April 8th through Amazon as requested by Mr. Rawles. I will go through the book again, this time with a highlighter. I will continue to pass along my very worn copy I just read.
What were yall’s opinion of the book -of course, I am assuming everyone has read this and I was the last one
As ALWAYS, Pray, Praise and Prepare and today PATRIOT.