Saturday, December 30, 2023

If there was a free, public domain audio book written by Joseph McCarthy, would you be interested in listening to it?

Just as the question states. Senator Joseph McCarthy wrote several books, what if one or many of them were recorded as open source public domain audio books and given away for/to everybody? Would you be interested in listening and learning from them?

Would you share it with others? I'm just curious what people say to this.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Of Plimoth Plantation, Librivox audio book

I hope that everybody had a Happy Thanksgiving this week. My plan for this week had been to go ahead and begin a new collaborative audiobook about Governor William Bradford's chronicle of the early years at Plymouth Plantation. But little did I know, it's been complete since 2010! It just had a different name because someone "translated" it into a more common vernacular. There really are already some great works at Librivox to help contribute to a more educated populace. This work is a solo work, and it's fantastically read. This would be well worth paying for, but the fact that it is free is even better.

Why is this book important? There are many reasons, but one stands out.

Nearly a dozen years ago, I wrote about how the early Pilgrims attempted an experiment into progressivism and a scheme of land and wealth redistribution. Progressives share this similarity with communists and socialists, in that they do not confirm that what you earn is yours. They think government should have a say and dispensate as needed. Needless to say, this experiement among the Pilgrims failed miserably, bred a ton of confusion and discontent, and cost many people their lives. This book is a large chronicle, and it is worth consuming for any true American. However, for the purposes of this highlight let's take a moment to focus. In this audiobook, the section dealing with the failed redistributionist policies appear in the audio file pertaining to book 2 chapter 4, and start around 7:20 of the audio.

Now, knowing that this has been completed I'm going to go and fulfill a different promise I made some time ago and start an audio book project about Patrick Henry.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

New audiobook release: The American Newspaper

After a much longer delay than I hoped would happen, I am very happy to say that Will Irwin's The American Newspaper is now available as a public domain audio book.

For those of you who have strong feelings against media bias, this one is one you will not want to overlook. It's also a short work. There are only 15 segments, and the average runtime for each segment is often times in the 20-25 minute range making it both easy and quick to consume. Irwin properly frames how media use their power for political ends, and how their power is surpassed by virtually none. The amazing part is that someone actually wrote these things down to pen and paper. Some highlights include:

"A newspaper may educate its public up or down: by the very power of constant iteration it may implant one or a number of fixed ideas." - Part 1 - "The Power of the Press", page 2 of 2
"As for the gentleman of high finance who buys a newspaper outright to boom his private enterprises, his finish comes with greater expedition and certainty. Eventually, he finds that the newspaper in itself does not pay. If it is worth his while to retain it for assistance in his larger commercial and social plans, that is another matter. His profit must come in some coin other than business office receipts." - Part 13 - "The New Era", page 1

You're not just supposed to go and admit these things. In the end, journalists have a lot of "social plans" that aren't the kinds of plans we envision for our own lives, but what does it matter what we want? The long and short of it is that progressive journalism is The Matrix. The reason to buy into media is to control people - the profit is not in money, the profit is in "control". You don't have to put a wire into the back of someone's head, all you have to do is have full control over the information that's placed in front of their heads. The end result is the same.

Many of the audio books that I've lately worked to see to completion have been related to the Founding, but this one, this one is at the core of what the progressingamerica project is about. This was published in 1911 smack in the middle of the progressive era. This is all about progressivism. I've been trying lately to diversify, but the core of what happens around here has not been forgotten. Progressivism cannot go unchallenged.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

New audiobook release: Reflections on the rise, progress, and probable consequences of the present contentions with the colonies

§ 11. Can the Americans with a good grace complain of tyranny in the mother country for imposing an easy and inconsiderable tax, whilst they themselves are rioting on the labour of thousand of their species, torn from their dearest relations and doomed to abject and perpetual slavery?

In answer to this objection, it may be asked, where did this infamous commerce originate? Where is it still carried on with all the eagerness which avarice can inspire? Where, but in England? By what means can it be abolished? Surely by that power alone, which America acknowledges the parent state, may justly exercise over all her dominions, viz. the power of regulating their trade. The legislatures of some of the colonies have done what they could to put a stop to the importation of African slaves, by loading it with the heaviest duties: And others have attempted the total abolition of it, by acts of assembly which their governors refused to pass. And though they then petitioned for new instructions to their governors on this head, after all they failed of success. - Page ( 28 )

A fun thing happens when you crack open old books and start reading them. You start to see, hey wait a second, progressives are liars!

Just released into audio is the book Reflections on the rise, progress, and probable consequences, of the present contentions with the colonies. By a freeholder., which was originally published just three months after the United States declared Independence. October 18th, 1776.

It's not all that difficult to look to American Patriots living on North American soil in the 1770s and find voices proclaiming grief that they could not get their laws passed beyond the Empire's prying eyes which would put an end to slaving. But what would those voices today who are proponents of The 1619 Project say to a British voice, living in England and who had never set foot anywhere in America, who also acknowledges the prime role the Empire played in introducing and carrying on slavery on North American shores? Erskine isn't the only one.

This is the impossible position the progressives have put themselves in. Even early British citizens who were becoming anti-slavery could see the obvious. America wanted to get rid of slavery but the Empire kept stopping them from doing it.

Any progressive who wants to blame the U.S. for slavery and the U.S. did not even exist cannot answer. Any progressive who wants to blame the U.S. for slavery and the colonies were the first anti-transatlantic-slavery in the western hemisphere cannot answer. What was being said on both sides of the Atlantic - American patriots who wanted it gone and the later British abolitionists who would follow their lead - this is our golden ticket.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

New audiobook release: Benjamin Franklin (biography)

I happened to notice that a biography of Benjamin Franklin was produced and published at Librivox. Thought you all might enjoy this.

Benjamin Franklin, Robin McKown (1907 - 1975)

This biography of Franklin was written for young people, but can be enjoyed by anyone. The author Robin McKown, is known for her young adult historical fiction and historical biographies. - Summary by Ciufi Galeazzi

This audiobook is a solo, which means it is of a much higher quality than group books and yes, this reader did a fantastic job. However, it's free and open source so I would encourage you to give this to as many people as you can think of giving it to. Also note this has gotten nearly 50,000 hits since its release, so there is definitely a desire for audiobooks of this kind.

Friday, October 13, 2023

New audiobook release: The Life and Times of Joseph Warren

Happy Friday! What has just happened, I don't have the words to fully convey my excitement about this. This morning the biography written by Richard Frothingham, Jr. about General Joseph Warren has been completed and published!

Life and Times of Joseph Warren The summary is as follows:

Joseph Warren was one of the popular leaders of Boston during the early stage of the American Revolution. He grasped its basis idea of civil freedom, and aimed to impress on the public mind its dignity and glory. By ten years of devotion to the patriot cause, he rose to be the head of public affairs in Massachusetts, and became one of the most prominent characters of New England. Warren, through life, was a man of action, whose words were deeds. To repel the aggressions of arbitrary power, and to maintain the principles of liberty, he wrote in the political journals, was zealous in the private clubs, and was a leader in the public meetings. - Summary by Richard Frothingham

Unlike some of the other books I am working on which are group projects with the hopes of expediency, this reader took their time and recorded a solo audiobook, which are always in my opinion the best quality.

We live in an America where progressives erase our history in order to gain an advantage for themselves. Who just sits back and lets the progressives do this? Not us! American history is so vibrant and it is so valuable, that it deserves to be enshrined on places like YouTube(as of now, this book has yet to be released on the Librivox YT page) and if people can't make time to stop and read a book, we will add convenience and value and read it to them. This book needs to be held up, promoted, and given to as many people as can be reached.

Monday, August 21, 2023

New audiobook release: History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution Vol. 1, by Mercy Otis Warren

Two completed audio books in one month, its so exciting.

A contemporary three-volume history of the American Revolution written with an Enlightenment tone that covers the background of the era spanning the crisis caused by the Stamp Act in 1765 to the closing of the establishment of the Constitution in 1789. Warren's book carries a strong Republican viewpoint as she comprehensively guides the reader through the events as they unfolded around her. - Summary by progressingamerica

The schools want to teach your kids falsehoods about the American Revolution. (In some instances, schools will ignore American history in total) With this, you can help correct the false record that's being taught or you can introduce them to a topic they will never receive. Truly a monumental work for any home schooler.

I will get to vols 2 and 3 as time permits.

Friday, August 4, 2023

New audiobook release: An Historical Research Respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the Republic on Negroes as Slaves, as Citizens, and as Soldiers, by George Livermore

If the contents of The 1619 Project are getting under your skin, here's a new audiobook for you.

Nothing else need be said, book speaks for itself.

An Historical Research Respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the Republic on Negroes as Slaves, as Citizens, and as Soldiers, by George Livermore

Book summary: Collects the speeches, writings, public statements and legislative acts of the Founding Fathers and Framers of the United States against slavery. (Summary by progressingamerica)

Friday, March 3, 2023

New audiobook release: Children's book of patriotic stories: The spirit of '76 by Dickinson and Dickinson

Just released: Children's book of patriotic stories: The spirit of '76 by Dickinson and Dickinson is a book that should be helpful for those of you working in the field of homeschooling. text

Note: I was not involved in any aspect of the nomination nor creation of this audiobook. I just know who benefits most from it's creation.

Monday, January 2, 2023

New audiobook release: Anti-slavery in America from the Introduction of African Slaves to the Prohibition of the Slave Trade (1619-1808)

This is super simple. In our ongoing struggle against the New York Times' 1619 Project, how valuable is a free/open source audiobook that highlights American abolitionism, going back to 1619, with 1619 in the title?

Enjoy! Text in the link for those who prefer to read the words than to listen to an audio book presentation.

Anti-slavery in America from the Introduction of African Slaves to the Prohibition of the Slave Trade (1619-1808)

I've done the heavy lifting. The only question now is - will conservatives actually listen?(or read) American history gives us the upper hand against the progressives. Our Founding Fathers were on the correct side of history here. But the information is only valuable if we pick it up and use it. If we leave it on the ground, well, then, the progressives will continue their attacking. It doesn't have to be this way. If there was more I could do from this point, I would do it, I don't know what that "more" would be though. At at the end of the day, I'm only one guy. But I do think that getting the full audiobook completed means that I've done more than most, and I'll have to accept that.