Update: Final Draft Complete

I just finished editing the final draft of my book after 7 years of work, hence the lapse in the posting. It is 112,000 words and 430 pages long. I’m hoping to self-publish it in a month or so after having it professionally edited.

Before it’s published, I thought it would an interesting idea to ask readers what they’d like to read most from the book. I updated the index, and added it below, (apologies for the formatting – it looks much cleaner in Word because the margins are easier to fix) so feel free to pick a section that hasn’t been posted already and I’ll post the first section requested.

Index 

Part One: What Controls Us

1.1 Introduction………………………………………………….….…………………(6-8)

1.2 Governments………………………..……………………………………………..(9-11)

1.3 Media………………………………………………………………………………(12-14)

1.4 Corporations…………………….………………………………………………(15-20)

1.5 Religions: The Fourth and Most Unique Influence………….……(21-31)

Part Two: A Brief History of Money, Government, Religion, and Science and Why they Became Necessary 

2.1 The Early Beginnings of Money and Government……………………(32-45)

2.2 The Development of Religious Behavior and Thought…………….(46-50)

2.3 Organized Religion………………………………………………….…………..(51-57)

2.4 Religious Texts of Abrahamic Religions………………………………..(58-71)

2.5 “The Problem of Evil”…………………………………………………………….(72-75)

      2.6 The Birth and Development of Science and Religion’s Effect on its Progress

……………………………………………………………….…………………………….(76-81)

2.7  The Crusades and Science after the Middle Ages……………………..(82-90)

      2.8 Religion’s Effect on Recent History in the Presence of Scientific Knowledge

…………………………………………………………………………………………..(91-101)

2.9 Scientific Knowledge and its Effect on the Spread of Power………(92-105)

2.10 Colonialism in Antiquity and the Road to Modern Imperialism (106-117)

Part Three: The Birth of Modern Corporations and Growing Economic Inequality  

3.1 Corporations and Imperialism……………………………………….(118-122)

3.2  The Rise of Corporate Executives and Bankers in America………(123-129)

    3.3 The Corporate Takeover and the Destruction of the Middle Class in America …………………………………………………………………………………..(130-134)

3.4 Global Warming and the Corporate Role……………………….……….(135-137)

3.5 The Richest of the Rich and their Casino: The Stock Exchange..(138-143)

3.6 The Poorest of the Poor ……………………………………..…………..…….(144-152)

Part Four: The Birth of Media, Telecommunication, Advertising and their Effect on Identity

4.1 Developing Propaganda and a Product Driven Public……………(153-157)

 4.2 The Inventions of the Telephone and Television, their impact on Culture,

and the Development of the Counterculture……………………….……….(158-165)

4.3 News Media Biases, Advertising and Social Alienation Caused by Tele-

communications ………………………………………………………………….…(166-173)

4.4 Censorship…………………………………………………………………………(174-177)

Part Five: The Drug War, Incarceration and Involuntary Hospitalization: Three More Means of Social and Economic Control

5.1 The Selective Drug War: Urban Apartheid…………….……………….(178-182)

5.2 The Real Reason for the Selective Criminalization of Drugs ……(183-194)

 5.3 Drugs and Terrorism……………………………………….…….……………..(195-202)

   5.4 Analyzing the Current Illicit Global Drug market…………………..(203-213)

5.5 Analyzing the Licit Opium Market and Understanding the Most Abused

          Substance on Earth…………………………………………………………………(214-222)

5.6 The History of the Criminalization of Cannabis in the United States …..

……………………………………………………………………………………..(223-236)

5.7 Cannabis and Health……………………………………………………………..(237-242)

5.8 Legalizing Drugs in the Correct Way…………………………..…………..(243-254)

5.9 Reforming Rehabilitation Programs like the “Twelve Steps”………(255-262)

5.10 The Profits of Imprisonment………………………………………………….(263-266)

  5.11 The Social Consequences of Prisons and How We Can Change  Them…….                  ………………………………………………………………………………………………….(267-274)

5.12 The Mental Health Industry and Involuntary Commitment.………(275-277)

5.13 The Rosenhan Experiment…………………………………………………….(278-286)

5.14 Defining Normality and Insanity…………………………….……………..(287-293)

   5.15 Questioning the Distinction Between Acceptable and Unacceptable Forms of

Violence and Its Relation to Psychosis…………………………..……………….(294-296)

5.16 The Insanity Defense and Creating Alternative Criminal Defenses…………                          ……………………………………………………………………………………….(297-312)

5.17 Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Antipsychotics…….………….(313-320)

5.18 Redefining Mental Illness……………………………………………………..(321-332)

5.19 Crime, Punishment and Police Corruption……………………………..(333-334)

5.20 Lager Wars………………………………………………………………………….(335-337)

Part Six: Global Wars for Capitalism and Corporations, and the Fight against “Communism”

6.1 Communal Ownership, Direct Democracy and Marxism…………….(338-342)

    6.2 The Rise of Lenin and the Soviet Union and the Corruption of Communism by

 Imperial Powers……………………………………………………………………………(343-347)

6.3 The Soviet Union……………………………………………………………………(348-353)

6.4 The Wars In Korea and Vietnam……………………………………………..(354-360)

6.5 The CIA and its Devotion to Corporations……………………..…………..(361-365)

6.6 Oil Wars………………………………………………….………………………..……(366-370)

6.7 The Iran Contra Affair…………………………………………………………….(371-378)

6.8 The Persian Gulf War, the Following War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War..…………………………………………………………………………………………………(379-383)

6.9 Governments, War and Murder……………………………..………………..(384-389)

6.10 The Privatization of War………………………………….……………………(390-391)

Part Seven: Drawing Conclusions

7.1 The Fundamental Problem and the Need to Rethink Morality……..(392-406)

7.2 What Must Be Done………………………………………….….…………………(407-416)

7.3 What We Can Do……………………………………………….……………………(417-427)

7.4 Final Words…………………………………………………….……………………..(428-429)

Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………(430)

 

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