Totalitaria: What If The Enemy IS The State? by Ian Wishart



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Book Review: Totalitaria by Ian Wishart

Remember when Obama gave that speech in front of the fake pillars in Denver? Remember how he stood there absorbing the ovation from the massive crowd, his hands folded behind his back, that unsettling smug look on his face? There was something about the look that made me think: That’s what the serpent looked like right after Eve got Adam to take the bite out of the apple. That was the moment I knew there was something very wrong about this guy.That look is captured on the cover of Ian Wishart’s book Totalitaria, subtitled “What If the Enemy Is the State?”

I first heard Ian Wishart on the radio a couple of years ago and made note to order his book. What impressed me about him was his grasp of history and his ability to tie the threads of the past together with current events. Things don’t happen in a vacuum but most of the time we are too busy staring at grains of sand to see the tide coming in. He’s spotted the tsunami. Perhaps the fact that he’s from New Zealand gives him some perspective that an American author may lack. Yet he knows America well, where it came from and where it seems to be going. Listening to Wishart was a romp through history. Finally I ordered the book and now finally I have read it through. Even though it’s been out over a year, it is still spot-on timely.

With footnotes on virtually every page, Totalitaria is fact-packed. But it is a fluid read thanks to Wishart’s conversational style and it is a fascinating “hidden history” lesson in itself, covering everything from Gnosticism to Globalism.

Totalitaria is for you if you’ve been vaguely uncomfortable with a lot of things going on in our culture but you can’t quite put you’re finger on the problem. Like wondering why in the world we’re letting so many unskilled immigrants into the country. Like wondering where the heck Common Core came from. Like wondering how so much of the American population seems to have gone overnight from self-reliance to dependency, whether via food stamps or Obamacare. Like wondering why Judeo-Christian values are under constant assault and what happened to the faith of a whole generation. Like wondering how the President and seemingly the whole country could turn on a dime from supporting traditional marriage to cramming “gay rights” down everyone’s throats. Like not quite buying the whole climate change thing. Like wondering why the millennials are so over-communicated yet so ill-informed. Generally speaking, wondering how Western Civilization is suddenly down the rabbit hole.

I won’t go into the details. Taken out of context, many of the facts he cites sound far-fetched. His art and his gift to us is connecting the dots. If you value freedom and you’re scratching your head over how suddenly everything seems to have been turned inside out and upside down in America, buy this book, take it to heart, and then pass it on.

John Arra

“I couldn’t put the book down. I read it before bed. My mind raced and I couldn’t sleep. The depth this book delves into is astounding. If you know nothing about what’s coming, this book is a fantastic place to begin. You will quickly and efficiently receive a real education concerning where our world is headed. I believe this book should be mandatory actually. And I give it six out of five stars…” Jenna Priest

“Fast-paced, intriguing, and easy to read, this is not a work of fiction like Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Those skeptical of Wishart’s investigation can check out the sources detailed.” – Mike Butler, BreakingViews

“Five stars – Ian Wishart has clearly put a phenomenal amount time and research into this book. He has foot notes of references for nearly every statement he makes (which I truly appreciate) It is also reassuring to see how the conclusions that took me years to reach are so articulately and comprehensively laid out in print.” – Amazon, (see more on Amazon)

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Best Seller position

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TotalitariaCoverTOTALITARIA: What If The Enemy Is The State?

By Ian Wishart

Howling At The Moon Publishing Ltd

Prints and ships direct from factories in the US, NZ, UK & AUST.


Never before in human history have governments had the power to totally control your life. Today, they do. That sort of power does strange things to human ambition. Even with the best of intentions, Lord Acton famously noted, absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.

Hard-won freedoms are being chiselled away every day, as a global bureaucracy springs up in partnership with global businesses, globally-focused politicians and global lobby groups, to impose a new global system of rules and expectations.

New technology has not only made the globe a village, it’s made governing that village a piece of cake in comparison with earlier civilisations.

From population control to gun control, food regulations to clampdowns on natural health, Agenda 21 to climate change, mercury-filled lightbulbs to the Green Police, global treaties signed behind closed doors at the behest of unelected bureaucrats are rapidly locking in changes and a framework for the bureaucracy to take global control.

In Totalitaria, bestselling author and investigative journalist Ian Wishart exposes a high stakes strategy of divide and rule, of ‘manufactured’ crises and instant solutions. He lays bare, in their own words, a cynical agenda to create a world where those with power and influence do well. It doesn’t matter whether you call it capitalism with a social conscience, or socialism with a market face – to all intents and purposes its an iron fist in an ever so velvet glove.

This is not, he writes, a battle between Left and Right. It’s a battle between Citizens and the State….

Read the Prologue here prologue