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135. Book Review | Filthy Rich by James Patterson

With everything going on with Ghislaine Maxwell, and potentially another “suicide” on the way, I thought it would be good to give my thoughts on a great book about Epstein. This story is going to come back up, and I think it’s important to know the background so you don’t get gaslighted.

Grab your copy of Filthy Rich here.

“The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone.”

Joe Rogan

There are some, actually many, gross details in this book. So, if you’re not comfortable with that, it may not be for you. But, if you’re up for it, I think it’s an important read to be ready for the storm to come.

Curious about Epstein and all he was involved in? This book covers it all. https://conversationofourgeneration.com/2020/07/16/135-book-review–filthy-rich-by-james-patterson/

The narrative style of this book is engaging and easy to follow. It almost flows like a story, not reporting, but it is incredibly informational and documented. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what it would be like going into this book, but it was a captivating story, although off-putting, and the book was written well also. Overall, I think it was a great read.

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211. Elitism and Prideful Disdain | A Nasty Story by Fyordor Dostoevsky Conversation of Our Generation

In Dostoevsky's Nasty Story, we follow the dreadful evening of a prideful bureaucrat. The story follows Ivan Ilyich Pralinsky, as he decides to crash his subordinate's wedding reception. His reason for doing so, whether he admits it or not, is his pride. And, that's what I want to discuss today: how elitism leads people to pride and a disdain for "common people." What is Elitism? Basically, elitism is the idea that a group of wealthy, powerful people deserve their wealth and power. Even if the elites are born into it, they still feel deserving. And, if they're deserving, then the common people they look down on did something to be undeserving. So, it turns out to create a sort of social, political, and financial caste system. The problem is, the self-proclaimed elites aren't always deserving of the praise they seek. So, it can go wrong for them. Humbling the Elites In the past, I've reviewed Dostoevsky's work, and discussed the neuroticism of his characters. Ivan Ilyich Pralinsky is no exception. Throughout this story, he has this inner dialogue where he'll be held up as a hero of the people. But, the story doesn't go the way he planned it. In the end, he is humbled terribly and it shows that the higher one holds himself up, the further he can fall. Pralinsky's elitist attitude blinded him from reality just as our elites are today. If you want to read it, you can find it for free here. For more book reviews and discussions like these, check out my library. For more on this, click here for the full episode and show notes to Elitism and Prideful Disdain. Subscribe to my podcast, wherever you listen, here>> — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
  1. 211. Elitism and Prideful Disdain | A Nasty Story by Fyordor Dostoevsky
  2. 210. Political Action and the Call to "Do Something"
  3. 209. Breaking the Rules of Philosophy
  4. 208. Failures of Modernity and Rationality
  5. 207. Was Lincoln a Good President?

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