Joseph Farah’s new paperback edition of “Taking America Back,” a radical call for spiritual and moral renewal, debuts in Amazon’s top-10 category for books about “ideologies.”
That’s the good news, Farah says. The bad news is his book trails one by another “radical” – the long dead Abbie Hoffman.
“I was pretty excited to see ‘Taking America Back’ in a top-10 category at Amazon,” he said. “But when I saw the book just above mine, I winced.”
That book is “Steal This Book,” an updated, repackaged edition of the Yippie leader’s manifesto for drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll.
“If ever there was a striking contrast between two radical views, it would be what I offer up in ‘Taking America Back’ and what that deceased degenerate, Abbie Hoffman, had to say back in the 1960s,” said Farah.
Farah proposes an agenda “beyond conservatism,” which he believes is a purely defensive ideology – even reactionary. On that point, he and the late Hoffman might agree.
“There are several problems with the conservative movement in America,” explains Farah. “You can’t win a war or a ballgame or anything else only on defense. And that’s what conservatives expect to do. The conservative agenda is holding back the floodtide of liberal activism. There is no offensive agenda designed to take back turf already lost.”
Farah’s vision for moral, social and political renewal, he says, is closest to America’s Founding Fathers.
“George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Adams were not ‘conservatives,'” he says. “Not even close. They were out-of-the-box thinkers, risk-takers, freedom fighters. And thank God for them.”
Farah says the vision the Founders had is as valid today as it was then. He also says Americans are more burdened by Washington today than our Founders were by the Crown of England.
He flirts with radical ideas – including separation and secession from government control and destructive cultural influences he says are destroying the American Dream.
“Abbie Hoffman may be dead and gone, but the revolution he sought to spark in the 1960s has been nearly 100 percent successful,” says Farah. “Now it’s time for a counter-revolution. Nothing short of that will save this once-great country.”