©2009 Simple Citizen; (P)2009 Tate
I teach Business, Economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. My interests are in politics, economics, and philosophy. I hold a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Political Science.
I am shocked that Audible has allowed it's format to sink this low in not only studio quality, but in substance. This White supremacist diatribe is nearly incomprehensible. Simple Citizen sprinkles his stuttered meanderings with multi-syllabic words he cannot pronounce and occasional overt racist remarks. He states, very early on, that he wants White Anglo-Saxon Protestants to take back control of the U.S. He follows this by a less than riveting slaughtering of history and the English language.
I will refrain from calling Simple Citizen "Simple Minded", but I think he is closed minded. It's obvious that he is well coached in history, but his delivery is less than convincing. the audio sounds like he recorded it in his basement, his enunciation sounds like a literate street thug who taught himself to read in prison and his focus is, well there really isn't a focus.
Give this one a pass.
I agree with Elton mostly. Not that I disagreed with much of what Simple Citizen had to say, but,.. "close-minded" describes the author. After an hour I stopped it, and deleted from iTunes.
I don't have a problem with listening to average guy from the Bronx (or so he sounded) railing on about this country's problems, but his vocabulary does not fit. I think he must have worn out his thesaurus picking out big words. I may have at least finished listening if he had just spoken in plain English without trying to use every 50 cent word he could throw in there.
Also, his reading is horrible. There are many slight pauses and other vocal distractions. I could almost see him running his finger over the script while fumbling over the words. He wrote it,.. so why does he sound like he's reading some text book he is not familiar with?
Hey Simple Citizen, re-record this thing in your own words. I'll probably still disagree with some of your conclusions, but at least I'd listen to the end.
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