Granny Clampett, on the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, described the War Between the States as “when the Yankees invaded America” and, indeed, it was! Their invasion of America, however, goes back much farther than the conflict of 1861-1865. It began as soon as they dropped their anchor in Plymouth Bay. Since that time, they have meddled, cheated, and lied their way inGranny Clampett, on the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, described the War Between the States as “when the Yankees invaded America” and, indeed, it was! Their invasion of America, however, goes back much farther than the conflict of 1861-1865. It began as soon as they dropped their anchor in Plymouth Bay. Since that time, they have meddled, cheated, and lied their way into every nook and cranny of American life. The Southern people warned others about the radical utopians of New England, and even went to war to get away from them, but to no avail. Now all Americans, not just Southerners, are subject to the whims of “those people” and their never ending mission to recreate, not only America, but the entire world in their bizarre, sanctimonious image. Dr. Clyde Wilson, in this first installment of The Wilson Files, takes the Yankee problem head-on. After decades of historical research and personal observation, he exposes and explains these pesky purveyors of mischief and mayhem! If you want to understand America, American History, and the upside-down dystopian nightmare in which we all live, you have to understand the problem. We do not have an economic problem, a race problem, a class problem, a gender problem, a toilet access problem, a drug problem, a gun problem, or any other ideological or social problem at the root of America’s dysfunctional anti-culture – we have a Yankee problem! This title is enrolled in Kindle MatchBook. FREE if print edition is purchased on Amazon....
|Title||:||The Yankee Problem: An American Dilemma (The Wilson Files Book 1)|
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|Number of Pages||:||476 Pages|
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The Yankee Problem: An American Dilemma (The Wilson Files Book 1) Reviews
This is a fascinating and important book to read, especially for the student of the American Civil War. I've been an aficionado of the history of this conflict, but this book gives tons of new information. It especially notes the subversive nature of New Englanders, to whom the epithet "Yankee" properly applies. The book describes how the New England ethos took over Northern politics from New England's embarrassment in the War of 1812 to the outbreak of the War of Secession and beyond. It also deals with how Yankee propagandists gave education, particularly concerning the Colonial period, Revolutionary War, and American Literature, a profoundly New Englander slant.This book is a collection of essays. The weakest part of it is the fact that many examples of the Yankee character and deeds are repeated. Also, I did not like Wilson's swipe at Theodore Roosevelt, whom he calls a "sissy." (I don't know how a Medal of Honor recipient can be dubbed such.) And, classifying water boarding terrorists as immoral "Grant/Sherman" type warfare rather ignores both that we water board our own troops as part of training and that Radical Islamic terrorists deserve far worse. All told, Clyde N. Wilson is very well versed in American history and provides the reader with insights hard to find elsewhere.
I read this book from the recommendation of a friend - someone I respect and who really urged me to give this book a read. Normally, I wouldn't have given it a second look, and as it was, the first few pages turned me off. The author blatantly insulted Yankees in almost every other sentence, and I honestly felt like I was reading heated comments on an online forum rather than a professional work. Because of that, I found it very hard to take the author seriously, and struggled to get through the last few pages. The view, however, was an interesting one. I did find many points that I agreed with, many that made me stop and think, and many that I will be mulling over in the next few weeks. The idea that the South was not at fault for the War Between the States is not a new one for me, but the way that it was portrayed in this book does deviate from what is traditionally taught - I'm inclined to think in a good way. Overall, this was a thought-provoking, albeit difficult to get through, read.