Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here is the link to Amazon:
The author is amazing, funny, outrageous, too. The book promised to be "abrasive"and it delivers. It takes a sandblast hose to the pretensions of academia, academics, and especially to all our overpaid friends in academic administration. Definitions and topics covered in this masterpiece include: Autocopulatory Cognition (think about that one for a while), the Subprime Educational Market, and $tudent. Learn about the new "Eduhcation" and "Duh-mocracy" and the hitherto mysterious reproductive lives of deans. Administration is defined as a "sort of witless protection program." I love this dictionary and plan to contribute definitions for the next edition. Mockery becomes a high art form as it is delivered by this book. I write on propaganda, see The Ten Commandments of Propaganda, and this book simply demolishes much of the educational propaganda that is being spewed out by university administrators who have wrongfully taken upon themselves the mantle of knowledge. This book pays them their due.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The 2012 eEdition of Brian Anse Patrick's National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage (Goatpower Publishing) has just been released on Amazon/Kindle for only $9.99.
The book contains a new foreword by the author and features a cover shot of Ohio super model Brooke Wagner. This is the groundbreaking book based on Dr. Patrick's dissertation research at University of Michigan that established him as national expert on the political mobilization of the new American Gun Culture.
"In releasing the eEdition," said Dr. Patrick, " I am concerned with affordability and access. Academic publishers sell their books at prohibitive prices mainly to university libraries. While this is fine, and I am proud to have my books in such collections, I would prefer making my research findings available to regular, real people who must spend only their own money to inform themselves. The new publishing media such as Amazon/Kindle have changed the informational sociology and made it easier for people to access materials that they need to interpret political reality for themselves. This is the true meaning of the word revolution."
Saturday, May 12, 2012
"No one could rescue the ram from the goat's power." --Book of Daniel
Goatpower publishes scholarly, secular books with an edge.
Goatpower's first book was The Ten Commandments of Propaganda by Brian Anse Patrick, available on Amazon Kindle, soon to be released in a premier print version by Arktos Media of Mumbai.
Zombology: Zombies and Decline in the West
Dictionary of Academia: A Rough Draft Leading to an Even More Abrasive Finished Product
Study Guide to Ellul's Propaganda
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The photograph above and its annotations in my Father's hand, although old and faded, commemorates an important, influential friendship in my Father's life--and one that I still think about.
My father, Thomas Anthony Patrick, was 19 years old when this photo was taken, according to the date on the photo. He had met Harold Lindsy, the son of Mr and Mrs Lindsy a few years earlier in Flint, Michigan when they had both been hired as temporary labor at a factory to unload boxcars. My father was then a middleweight fighter and in excellent shape--and Harold was what is generally called a "strapping" farm boy of well over six feet in height. Between them they could unload a boxcar in a few hours that normally took two men a full day. The rest of the time they would talk. Harold learned that Thomas enjoyed hunting and told him of his parent's 80 acre farm in the north near Mikado and said if he was ever in the neighborhood to stop by.
The next Thanksgiving when Harold went home for the holiday, he found, to his great surprise, Thomas sitting at the table enjoying dinner. This may have been in 1933. Mrs. Lindsy was by all accounts an excellent cook and hostess. There can be no doubt from whom Harold inherited his lantern jaw. Thomas, who had no or little family life of his own, became sort of an adopted son for a few years until he went into the army in 1942. The table often featured venison, canned, of praiseworthy quality, and freshly ground horseradish. One of Old Man Lindsy's witty remarks at table was to another guest who had placed a big dollop of the horseradish on his meat and then had run from the table, choking and spluttering. "I told you that the horseradish was hot." he had said. Mr Lindsy had a set of big grey plow horses named Maud and Fern.
Thomas felt at home there; he was always welcomed and had a chair of his own. He was informed by mail in 1945, I think, that Old Man Lindsy had died. At the time father was in the Pacific, probably on Guam or Okinawa.
In 1968 father purchased on land contract for $9,000 the 120 acres parcel of woods and tag alders across the road from the old Lindsy farm. I still have the land, or perhaps it has me, and have shot many a fine buck there. Father shot many more. I think of my Father when I sit in the house we built as I blow smoke rings from my occasional cigar. And I think about the Lindsys, too.
Incidentally, the dog in the photo is mysterious to me.
Great event. Thank you to Fordham Professor Nicholas Johnson and to Fordham's Urban Law Journal Editor Kimberly Carson for inviting me to speak. Great presentations. All star panelists. My presentation was on my paper, "The Second Amendment Futurist: New Gun Culture, Gun Rights, The Militia and the Zombie Apocalypse."