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Lets discuss the classic novel It Cant Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Synopsis: Published during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel describes the rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a politician who defeats Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and is elected President of the United States, after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values. After his election, Windrip takes complete control of the government and imposes a plutocratic/totalitarian rule with the help of a ruthless paramilitary force, in the manner of Adolf Hitler and the SS. The novel's plot centers on journalist Doremus Jessup's opposition to the new regime and his subsequent struggle against it as part of a liberal rebellion.
David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, historical researcher, writer and international public speaker. He was the co-founder & director of the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and San Francisco's oldest annual Darwin Day celebration, "Evolutionpalooza!”
Today he is on the Speaker's Bureau for the Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry. He is also author of "NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All" and "The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion" series.
The FACT book discussion group studied his book Nailed and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The doors to Tripoint will open at 11:00 for discussions and socializing. David will speak at 12:00 pm.
It's been called the new Handmaids Tale, only it is set in China and it's from a man's point of view. From Amazon: China’s One Child Policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by 40 million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than twenty-five percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. An Excess Male is one such leftover man’s quest for love and family under a State that seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist ideals, and social engineering.
Bring your favorite dish and socialize with other heathens! We will be at the covered pavilian. You might have to carry your dish, coolers etc a long way from your car, so call a FACT officer from the parking lot if you need help.
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