[Reading] ➯ Harvest of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only the Beginning ➷ Joel Dyer – Realestatelawcenter.us

Harvest of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only the BeginningTimothy McVeigh Is Not Alone The 1995 Bombing Of The Federal Building In Oklahoma City Killed 168 Innocent People And Shattered The Complacency Of A Nation But This Event, Horrible As It Was, May Well Be Only The Beginning Of An Unprecedented Wave Of Terror In America This Is The Chilling Conclusion Reached By Joel Dyer In Harvest Of Rage, The First Book To Explore The Surprisingly Deep Rural Roots Of Today S Growing And Increasingly Deadly Antigovernment Movement.As A Reporter Who Has Spent Years Investigating The Personal And Social Devastation Facing Rural Americans, Dyer Has Documented The Tragic, Lingering Aftermath Of The 1980s Farm Crisis That We Have All But Forgotten But Our Shattered Heartland Is Still There, Collapsing Like A Black Hole, Pulling An Entire Way Of Life Down With It And Distorting Rural America S Perceptions Of Economic And Political Reality In Its Destructive Wake, Only The Question Why Remains.That Is A Hard Question To Answer For People Who Have Lived Right, Invested All They Had, And Believed That The American Dream Would Come By The Sweat Of Their Brows, Only To Find Themselves Driven To The Wall By Impersonal And Incomprehensible Forces Some In Rural America Cannot Overcome Their Deep Sense Of Personal Failure They Are Ending Their Lives At A Rate That Has Made Suicide Overtake Accidents As The Leading Cause Of Death On America S Farms.But Others Have Discovered An Alternative They Are Drawn In By The Gravitational Pull Of Radical Right Wing Movements Offering Support, Friendship, And Paranoid Explanations For Washington S Flawed Rural Policies And The Global Economy That Has Crushed So Many It S The Jews, They Whisper, It S The United Nations, It S The Black Helicopters And Most Of All, It S The Federal Government Harvest Of Rage Explains Why Many Otherwise Decent People Have Joined An Alternate America That Seems To Defy Rational Comprehension Until You Begin To See The Grains Of Truth That Reside In The Big Lies Of The Radical Antigovernment Movement Dyer Shows Us The Complex Arguments That Antigovernment Proponents Use To Justify Their Actions Based On Unprecedented And Often Intimate Interviews With The Leaders And The Foot Soldiers Of These Groups, His Research Reveals A Complicated And Often Contradictory Amalgam Of Politically And Religiously Based Forces.Some, Like The Republic Of Texas, Have Already Seceded From The United States And Declared War On The U.S Government Others Have Set Up A Secret System Of Courts, Supposedly Based In Anglo Saxon Common Law, That Judges And Sentences Perceived Enemies Meanwhile, Armed Militias And Independent Terrorist Cells Stand Ready To Carry Out Those Sentences, Including The Death Penalty.As The Year 2000 Approaches, Many Of These Groups Share A Growing Millennial Fervor, A Sense That They Are In A State Of War With The U.S Government And That An All Out Confrontation Must Take Place In The Next Three Years In This Warped World, Oklahoma City Truly Is Just The Beginning And Until We Come To Understand That, Until We Begin To Address The True Underlying Causes Of America S Confrontation With Domestic Terror, We Are Doomed To Continue To Reap What Has Been Sown A Harvest Of Rage Completely Updated With New Material On The McVeigh Trial, The Defense Of Terry Nichols, And The Lingering Doubt That Both Were Not Alone, But Assisted By A Host Of Unknown Others In The Militia Movements Of Rural America.

[Reading] ➯ Harvest of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only the Beginning ➷ Joel Dyer – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Harvest of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only the Beginning
  • Joel Dyer
  • English
  • 07 January 2018
  • 9780813332925

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➯ Harvest of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only the Beginning ➷ Joel Dyer – Realestatelawcenter.us


  1. says:

    It s kind of extremely weird to review this, cos it has my folks in it, and l know they were outraged and felt betrayed, having somehow believed they would be portrayedvery differently Dyer s style is a bit purple for me and not terribly academic per my preferences not saying his book pretends to be otherwise and l recognize the alt weekly influence because it s part of my own style A surprising many of the facts about my parents are wrong even the spelling of their names so it causes me to doubt other information It s impressive that Dyer had the foresight and reportage to attempt this ambitious book at all, but it s a bit too ambitious and misses out on some subtleties by going for some perhaps fictitious certainly fugitive big picture sweeping conclusion that doesn t exist This stuff never goes away, it just turns quietly into the Tea Pa...


  2. says:

    In the spring of 1996, the peace of Oklahoma City was shattered when a truck bomb ignited outside a federal office Nearly two hundred people were killed, and nigh a thousand injured, in one man s act of rage against the government But in Harvest of Rage, Joel Dyer writes that McVeigh was far from alone he was part of a movement of thousands, spread across the country but concentrated in its withering agricultural heartland The farm crisis the growing poverty and destruction of rural life in the wake of globalization has created legion of homegrown terrorists, whose despair has been crafted into insurrection against the government Dyer spent seven years interviewing and visiting anti government types attempting to get to the bottom of rural militancy, and offers sections on the movement s ideological bases as well as his economic argument Although portions of this are badly dated, especially given that Dyer sees Endtimes paranoia about the coming of the Millennium as a factor, the central issues are alive and well twenty years later.Dyer is not sympathetic to most of the ideas that he encounters during his seven year investigation he refers to the free enterprise system as one in which the government does nothing to help people , but he does empathize with the plight of his sub...


  3. says:

    Joel gives insight into a movement in this country that is ignored by most He describes the disenfranchised and a great segment of our population that feels frustrated and powerless.

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