Synopsis: From the author who shocked the world with his tough love book on obesity and NBC's Today show called "Direct," comes a new book just in time for the race to The White House which is already turning heads. Steve Siebold, one of the foremost critical thinking experts in the world today, announces the release of his new book Sex, Politics and Religion: How Delusional Thinking is Destroying America.
"Most people are confused when it comes to the hot-button issues because they've bought into the persuasion and misinterpretation of political and religious leaders," says Siebold. "If you really want to understand these issues, it's about looking at them through logic-based thinking devoid of emotion."
Delusional thinking says the United States government should continue spending billions every year trying to stop American's from getting high. Critical thinking says the drug war has lasted twice as long as prohibition and has failed on every level. How long will we keep repeating the same strategy and expecting a different result?
Delusional thinking says let the Federal Reserve keep printing money to fund wars, create bailouts and spend money like a drunken sailor with absolutely no obligation to pay it back and continuing to increase our national debt. Critical thinking says it's time for Americans to educate themselves, stand up and demand massive reform or complete abolishment of the Federal Reserve.
Delusional thinking says passing Obamacare was about protecting the 32 million uninsured Americans. Critical thinking questions why the government would saddle 300 million people with a mountain of debt, higher taxes and a lower quality of care, if all you needed was to find a way to cover 10% of the population?
Delusional thinking says ending faculty-led school prayer is equivalent to slapping God in the face and the moral downward spiral of America. Critical thinking says America is a melting pot with room for all religions and belief systems, but not under one roof. The idea of a generic school prayer pleasing them all is ridiculous.
"When it comes to the most important issues of our time under sex, politics and religion, don't just accept what you're told," says Siebold. "Educate yourself enough to push back and punch holes into outdated rituals, dogma and behaviors."
Review: This is one of the most interesting books I have read (note: after 2 chapters he almost threw in the heat, but he kept reading and waa-la he loved it!). Mr. Siebold clearly spent many hours in research for this book. It is well written and thought provoking. I cannot agree with some of his thoughts but others I embrace. I at time would come to the conclusion that he was a far left person, and at other times a Libertarian, not wanting government intruding on our lives.
He by his own admission does not believe in a Supreme Being. He seems to believe if you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. His thoughts on the Right Wing Religious extremists seem to come from his unbelief of God. He states that sex should be between two consenting adults no matter if they are married or not. God gave us this pleasure but only for the married.
He states this country is in trouble because of the $16 trillion deficit and blames it on the government for over spending on just about everything. I quote his statement of the Affordable Health Care Act, “Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass this bill, so you can find out what’s in it,” a statement so irresponsible you would expect of hear it in a skit on Saturday Night Live”. Mr. Siebold conveyed many such thoughts throughout this book. He spoke of Gun Control, Unions, Social Security and many more highly toxic issues.
I would recommend this book to any and all for their reading pleasure. I am sure most readers would feel the same as I did. Some ideas you will agree with and some you won’t agree with. However Mr. Siebold will get you to think on your own and hope that you will choose for yourself and not rely on someone or some entity to make you decisions. Good Reading.
About the Author: Steve Siebold is a former professional athlete and national coach. He's spent the past 27 years studying the thought processes, habits and philosophies of world class performers. Today he helps Fortune 500 companies increase sales through mental toughness training. His clients include Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and Procter & Gamble. He's written five books on mental toughness, three of which have become best sellers with over 200,000 copies in print. Steve has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News, FOX Television, The BBC in Europe, NBC Australia and dozens of others. As a professional speaker, Steve ranks among the top 1% of income earners worldwide. In 2011, the National Speakers Association named him chairman of the Million Dollar Speakers Group, a group of NSA members who earn over one million dollars per year in speaking related income.
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book for review purposes on this blog, free of charge, from the author, via Bostick Communications. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.