The latest book by Don Jans is now in print.
It is available at www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com
Forward by Chuck Morse
I recognize much about who we are as Americans today, the state of our society, the direction in which we are headed from reading Don Jans fictional account of America as having become an informal Marxist state. Jans main character in this cautionary tale is out of step with the collectivist, amoral and grey atmosphere in which he lives and this book is about his main character’s unlikely journey in terms of discovering truths. His main character gradually wakes up to certain realities due to a process that begins with his isolation from the mainstream as a young man and then evolves, through his experiences at College and at work, as he undergoes a process that leads him down a path of self-discovery and of no turning back.
In the course of the book Jans carefully describes Marxist philosophy and its practical effects by contrasting those ideas, in the form of clear point by point prose, with notions of American freedom. This exposition by the author raises in the mind of the reader an immediate reaction, sort of an “ah ha” moment, regarding how many freedoms been already stripped away by an authoritarian minded and intolerant left-wing culture and how these freedoms have disappeared without our even noticing that they are gone, right from under our noses.
The main character grows up and comes of age in a Marxist America, an amoral society that judges all equally and is thus devoid of human warmth and spirit, one in which people and families appear to be going through the motions like automatons who are unconscious of their condition. The society he describes seems almost dead and certainly bloodless. Nothing seems askew, however, and everything seems like it is in place.
The Author does not paint a situation at all like the outright Communist experiments of the past where the Bolsheviks in Russia or the Chinese Communists conducted open programs of mass murder and openly totalitarian seizure of all property. The type of Communism that he describes has been implemented so slowly and imperceptibly that it is almost not noticed. And those who occasionally do notice what is going on have a nasty habit of dying in accidents or committing “suicide.”
The main character seems to be almost sleep-walking through the book even though he finds himself, almost in spite of himself; opposing the regime and finding threads of morality that make him vaguely aware of his own humanity. He operates in an atmosphere in which other human beings are virtually unaware of who they are as such concepts as an objective morality that exists out of reach of manipulation by the government and any form of an objective understanding of human nature had long ago been replaced by the alleged virtues of collectivism and the concomitant, albeit unconscious, surrender of individual freedom.
This book reminds me of comments made by Aldous Huxley, author of A Brave New World, during a speech at U. Cal - Berkeley shortly before his televised suicide. Huxley said:
There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.
Don Jans, who has been touring the country and who is a regular guest on radio talk shows, is doing a great job of sounding the alarm in the face of the growing threat that seeks to gradually colonize our minds and souls. This book is an important and worthy part of his valiant efforts.