Whitaker's Current Articles February 28, 2004
February 28, 2004 --
The Book is Out and I'm Scared Half to Death
February 28, 2004 --
Bob's Written Books Before, Why Was This One So Hard to Get
February 28, 2004 --
This is the Easiest Book to Read That Ever Was
February 28, 2004 -- Uncle Bob Needs
"I am grateful for God's gift of human procreation. I only
wish that He had given us a less ridiculous way to go about it."
Buy Bob's Book "Why Johnny Can't Think" from Amazon here!
The Book is Out and I'm Scared Half to
My book can also be
ordered at any book store.
"Why Johnny Can't
Think" is now ready. I need BUYERS and I need promotion, and need
Please contact your local talk show and ask if I can get an
interview. I have done dozens of these on the phone.
Yes, Old Bob has
stage fright. Humiliation scares me more than death does. I know one
man who worked hard writing a good book and sold SEVEN copies!
I know you're busy.
This book is dedicated "to the readers of WhitakerOnline.ORG.". The
people who like Whitakeronline are busy and productive people who
have lives of their own. Most of you are already doing your part in
the fight. But I need your help anyway.
To give you an
example of how busy the people are who help me, there are two men
who started WhitakerOnline and who did the work on this book.
One is Rick
Rowland, our webmaster and a highly successful businessman who is on
duty 24-7 (I know, I've called him) and has a young family. The
other is in security work day and night and is now being sent abroad
and can't even afford to have his name mentioned here.
I am proud of our
group, but it is times like this that I wish we were like leftists
and neoconservatives. They are geniuses at getting grants and
full-time jobs that pay them to push their causes full time. Every
reader I have has a perfectly good reason for NOT helping me out on
Bob's Written Books Before, Why Was This
One So Hard to Publish?
I have published
two books, one was put out by the third biggest publisher on earth.
Both Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus, though they hated what I said,
admitted that I as a damned good writer. The Library Journal even
recommended both books for purchase!
William A. Rusher,
the first publisher of National review who remained its publisher
for over twenty years, wrote the Foreword to my first book. Not only
did he do it free, but he gave me a lifetime subscription to
National Review for writing it!
I even made some hard criticisms of
National Review in that book, but Bill Rusher just took them in
stride. He felt my message overrode all that.
As I bragged before, Joe Sobran did the Foreword for "Why Johnny
People like that
don't work for lightweights.
This book, "Why
Johnny Can't Think," is no more politically radical than the other
two. But the only publisher who accepted it came back a month later
and said he not only was backing out on it, he was destroying all
reference to it in his files!!
reader wrote and asked what was going on.
The answer is that
"Why Johnny Can't Think" could RUIN a publisher.
There are two
reasons that "Why Johnny Can't Think" would ruin a publisher.
First, this book is
an attack on everybody who controls book-buying in this country.
And I don't mean
some kind of giant, secret conspiracy.
"Why Johnny Can't
Think" attacks not only liberals and leftists, it jumps on
neoconservatives and respectable conservatives like National Review,
and it absolutely crushes social science professors.
It makes leftist
actors and "artists" look silly. Not just wrong. Silly.
That is also a list
of the people who control book-buying in America, and everybody
But what really
made this book almost impossible for a publisher is HOW I go after
all the people who control publishing in this country.
My basic theme is
that a liberal ( or a neoconservative) is just a person who has not
outgrown his freshman year in college.
say and that neoconservatives and respectable conservatives take
seriously is just plain predictable and stupid. They don't mind
being called names. But when somebody calls them the lightweights
they are, it is unforgivable.
Have you ever seen
a television discussion a conservative just laugh out loud at some
ridiculous remark a liberal makes? Nobody laughs at them and gets
As Joe says in his Foreword,
"Bob has long since stopped being invited back."
is the Easiest Book to Read That Ever Was Written
longest chapter in "Why Johnny Can't Think" is Joe Sobran's
Foreword, which is about three pages long and, like anything else by
Joe, is fine work.
What I have
to say is the simple truth. It took me TWELVE rewrites to do it, but
I say what needs to be said and quit. One page or three pages, each
chapter makes a point and quits.
If we can get
this book to young people and to parents of college students, it
will be devastating. The one thing an intelligent young person asks
is not to be BORED. "Why Johnny Can't Think" moves fast, but it
Can't Think" is wonderful ammunition to use on campus. Professors
will HATE it.
One thing I
think young people might appreciate about "Why Johnny Can't Think"
is that it is so obviously honest. It is not written to impress
anybody, and it is not written down to anybody.
If we could get "Why Johnny Can't Think" off the ground and selling,
the result would be an intellectual revolution on campus. That is
the home base of leftism.
I have never
asked for your money before. But I can't do the buying. There is no
substitute for your BUYING a copy.
You are also
the only promotion I have.
I need you
personally to help me out personally.
Uncle Bob Needs YOU!!
A lot of e-mails
I get on the book start with, "Why don't you ..."
Let me explain
why I don't " ...."
Now that I have
no publisher who can get my interviews and do my publicity, I
realize how many things an author cannot do for himself. If the
author pushes his book himself, he is immediately ignored as
unimportant small fry.
In fact, you can
do things for me even a publisher cannot do. Nothing sounds as good
as someone who has nothing to gain from a book but who pushes it
because he thinks it's worthwhile.
I need readers to
give "Why Johnny Can't Think" rave reviews on Amazon.com
I need you to
call your local radio show to get me an interview.
I need you to buy
copies and give them out, especially to parents of college
I need you to ask
for reviews of "Why Johnny Can't Think" in local newspapers.
Gang, I have a
"to do" list as long as my arm.
Getting a book
off the ground is hard work. I need your persistence.
I need your help
and I need for you to KEEP IT UP. "Why Johnny Can't Think" is a
long-term project. Getting it off the ground will take time, but
we are calling for a revolution here.
Please buy it,
read it, and help me promote it.
If we get "Why
Johnny Can't Think" off the ground, every leftist professor will
hate you for it forever.
That's a goal
worth working for.