Whitaker's Current Articles July 3, 2004
June 26, 2004 --
News on "Why Johnny Can't Think!"
June 26, 2004 -- OK, Gang, It's
Time to Get Serious!
They say that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
How can the Devil pave with good intentions when he doesn't have
Great News on "Why Johnny Can't
All about my book is at
We have a TEAM!
A lot of people
look at the list o things I have done in my life and wonder how
how one man could do all that.
One many DIDN'T do
all that. I am good at team play.
When I find
competent, dedicated, intelligent people I don't just "delegate"
authority to them, I DUMP authority ON them.
something which is a theme of whitakeronline.ORG. When you
delegated authority you are taking a risk. To take that risk
requires MORAL courage.
In my case the
moral courage is somewhat less because I know that the chances are
better that I will screw things up than that the people I delegate
authority. But let's ignore that and say Old Bob is just
very, very brave.
I told you before
that I did two books before for major publishers, one of which was
used as a textbook in private schools. But a month after a
publisher had signed up to take "Why Johnny Can't Think: America's
Professor-Priesthood," they said that not only were they
backing out of the contract, they were destroying all
correspondence relating to it!
Straight out of
I have never had such a thing happen to me.
In fact, I have never even HEARD of such a thing happening to any
So there was only me and my editor-agent to do
the book ourselves.
The my editor-agent got sent to Iraq!
I was tired and I was alone.
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 Published?
February 28, 2004 --
This is the Easiest Book to Read That Ever Was
February 28, 2004 -- Uncle Bob Needs
But the book has sold a few copies on
Amazon.com and on special order from book stores and a team of
intelligent people has taken it over for me, every one of them an
We now have the final proofs in and a new
printing of 3,000 copies is on schedule for July 15 or
thereabouts. Then we can really offer some good deals on the
book. The copy-by-copy publishing we had to resort to before
was very expensive, but now we can really get started, offering
100 copies for $200, including shipping AT FIRST so groups
can sell it at a profit.
If groups make money selling "Why Johnny
Can't Think: America's Professor-Priesthood," which costs about
$12 right now including shipping, I would be delighted.
Whitakeronline readers are spending a lot
more than $200 a year right now in taxes on the
professor-priesthood that I am trying to destroy, much less on the
social programs they cause, so you could do me a big favor by
buying a hundred and handing them out. There is more on this
Private schoolers and home schoolers face a
serious problem when they leave home and are subject to the
leftist professors at the universities. This book was
written to solve that problem. If they read it they can not
only deal with leftist professors and students, they can make life
a living hell for them by laughing them out of existence.
I WAS a professor. All students love to
ridicule professors, and after reading "Why Johnny Can't Thin," a
student can lead the laughter in the dormitories.
For home schoolers, this little book is not
just a defense. It is a WEAPON..
OK, Gang, It's Time to Get Serious !
"Why Johnny Can't Think: America's Professor-Priesthood" is
dedicated to "the readers of whitakeronline.ORG
Let's get this straight once and for all. I am the writer and
the talking head here. YOU are the team.
Here are our marching orders, straight from the man we are so lucky
to have take on this job, not for money, but for the cause:
As part of your WOL article this week, I'd like to suggest that you
add the following list of suggested actions for your readers. Ask
each reader to take on one or more tasks. Many will require NO
outlay of money, so there is NO excuse for anyone who considers
himself a WOL loyalist not to pitch in.
Deb will put up a webpage at www.whyjohnny.com that will have prices
for buying the books in various quantities. Make sure that your
webmaster includes that link in your article.
Deb will explain on that page that books are currently available
from Amazon, and that WOL will be selling them directly, with orders
shipping in mid-July. She will also put up some simple forms that
will allow "volunteers" to let you know what they are going to do.
All you need to do is ask them to respond so that we have an idea of
who is actually out there and willing to help.
Feel free to clean this up however you think best, and add or take
away as needed. Deb may want to chime in as well.
List of Actions:
Buy quantities of books to distribute/sell/give away.
Put an ad for the book in a local publication, school yearbook,
college newspaper, community newspaper, etc. Just think how perfect
an ad in a high school yearbook would be for this book. What a gift
to all the students. WOL will provide the ad material.
Call a local radio station and mention the book and the website Read
Bob dot com. Say it just like this: Read Bob dot com (put this in
italics) Don't try to give out Whitakeronline.org because it is
much harder to spell. Radio listeners must be able to remember the
website name and spell it correctly without writing it down. If you
can, ask the talk show host to interview the author.
Send us information on local talk shows in your area. We mean
local, please don't tell us that Rush Limbaugh is on from noon to
3PM on WXYZ. Send us the call letters, name of the talk show host,
time slot, and any other relevant information. They don't have to
be favorable or agree with WOL, we need anyone who will talk about
the book. Use the form on www.whyjohnny.com (put link in)
Send us information on any local publications you know of dealing
that are conservative, or deal with home schooling, or that you
think would be agreeable to having Bob write an article or might
print something about the book. If possible, send us a copy of that
publication to the mailing address on www.whyjohnny.com
Write a letter to the editor to your local paper, community paper,
or anything else you think appropriate. We can help you put one
together if you are not confident. Hey, the president has speech
writers, so don't feel bad about it.
COLLEGE CAMPUSES: If you live near a college campus (which most
people do) please let us know if you would be willing to put up
flyers (which WOL will provide for you to download and print or
copy). If you know any students on campus, we will assume that you
have already told them about the book and WOL, so if they like it,
have them get involved in promoting it on campus. Bob will even
come and speak if they can get it set up. Please fill in the form
on www.whyjohnny.com and let us know which campus you are willing to
We are going to make a big splash on college campuses this fall.
You don't want to miss the fun! But we need "feet on the street" to
pull it off.
HOME SCHOOL NETWORKS: If you know anyone involved with home
schooling, we assume you have already told them about the book. Ask
them if they can share the information with their network (almost
ALL home schoolers are tied in to a local network). Please let us
know if you will do this.
CHURCH GROUPS: Put a book in your church library, tell your Sunday
School class about it, if nothing else have them pray for poor ol
Public Library: Go to your local library and ask them to buy the
book and make it available. You can donate one to them if they will
Reader Suggestions: Send us ideas you have for getting the word
out, with the caveat that we have no more resources or time than