Growing Up Red: Outing Red America from the Inside

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iUniverse, 2005 - 296 Seiten
Growing up in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, author Tim Schilke knew that his concerns about some generally accepted suburban truths were often left unanswered. He later learned that a carefully crafted Red-suburban version of reality isolated him from nearly everything real.

"Red truth" was a strange morph of God, Patriotism, and Republicans. When this uniquely Red-suburban mentality played a role in winning President George W. Bush a second term in late 2004, Schilke began an investigation into the driving factors behind his Red upbringing, which still persist and thrive today in suburban and rural America.

From carefully-guarded moral relativism, to the Army's questionable recruiting techniques; from Major League Baseball's tainted home run records, to the myth of the Ownership Society; Schilke maps these current events back into the perspective of his Red upbringing.

Why does Red-suburban middle-America consistently vote against its own interests in election after election? Growing Up Red attempts to show that, in Red America, it is simply the patriotic thing to do. In Red America, raw Faith trumps Knowledge. Carefully-tweaked irrational fear drives never-ending consumption. A Republican President marches arm-in-arm with God down Main Street every Fourth of July.

What happens when actual reality starts to bleed through the carefully-protected fences of suburbia? Find out in Growing Up Red.

 

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An American Shade of Red
1
Born on the 16th of January
5
Growing up Red
16
Facing Red House Ghosts
24
War and Country and The American Media
49
America On a Bumper
72
The RealityBased Chapter
95
The Dawn of Fear
125
Fears Agenda Takes Hold
139
Most of Historys Lessons are Never Learned
171
On the Front Lines of Class Warfare
187
Bigger Than You Can Imagine
211
Notes and References
237
Back Cover
283
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