by Michael Abbott, Jr.
History tells us that all civilizations progress through a sequence of nine distinct phases that begin and end with bondage. America is hardly immune to this progression.
In his book Entitled to Slavery, Michael Abbott, Jr. explores the collapsing cultural institutions that have ushered America within one short step of this final, tragic phase. History and human nature suggest that our fate has already been sealedÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕbut Abbott charts a clear path to breaking free. He explains:
- The dire consequences of separating church and state.
- Why secular fundamentalism is more than a mind-set ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å itÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs a religion.
- Two simple measures that will prevent the fire of American exceptionalism from being extinguished.
Liberty and freedom are hallmarks of the American dream. However, if we donÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt act now, we will lose them. We are losing them. We must heed this calling that will define our legacy in the eyes of our children.
About the Author
Michael Abbott Jr. is a Christian philosopher, author, and apologist. He has spent fifteen years in the banking industry, receiving numerous accolades for his achievements from the FDIC. He and his wife are fierce homeschool advocates. Reach him at www.AbbottSpeaks.com.
- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: World Ahead Press (June 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- ISBN-13: 978-1-944212-80-3
To look at this book means that you know there are critical issues our nation and other countries are facing. In fact, the swimming pool of solid and creative thought has become a cesspool with poison as the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical chlorine. Why? That's an eternal question that Michael Abbott, Jr. answers from the Word of God, through the God of the Word. Michael is my wise friend. He is an executive who speaks straight and clear. He writes in the age of the executive and businessman/woman. The Lord has His hand on this young man . . . please do not just look at this book; you have to listen to his words. Michael does not just deconstruct but he constructs . . . he strips our blinders and shows us the false deities within Secular Humanism. He lets us see the false gods and failures of Fascism. He brings us face to face with the false gods of Tolerance and its intolerant worldview toward followers of Jesus Christ. Michael builds ways that you can think and act now to bring real change. Now! Not a decade later, but NOW. Our country and many other nations are upside down. We have relativized the absolutes and absolutized the relatives. This inception is actually a deception. This book needs to be a standard textbook in home schools, in private schools, in public schools, in Christian schools . . . and most importantly in your thinking and living personally and with your family. Look, purchase, read, study, listen and act. I am locking arms with Michael. How about you?
- Dr. Greg Kappas, Doctor of Ministry, Master of Theology, Master of Divinity. Founder and President, Grace Global Network, an organization that has partnered in planting over 48,000 churches across the globe; Adjunct Faculty, Grand Canyon University and Gateway Seminary -Phoenix
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Michael has done an excellent job of researching and writing this book.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ He is an extremely passionate and gifted writer.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´
- Dr. Don Wilson, Founder and Senior Pastor, ChristÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Church of the Valley, one of the twenty largest churches in the United States of America
Q&A with Michael Abbott Author of Entitled to Slavery
Q: The title of your new book is quite provocative.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Tell us what you mean by ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Entitled to Slavery.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´
A: History shows every advanced society progresses through the following nine stages:ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ bondageÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to great spiritual faithÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to courageÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to libertyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to abundanceÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to selfishnessÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to complacencyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to apathyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__to dependenceÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ and tragically back into slavery.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ When the left tells us that we are ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«moving forwardÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ or ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«progressing as a culture,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ they are right! ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__What they donÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt realize, however, is that we are only moving forward to the next stage in this lifecycle, which is the default human condition of slavery.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ If we truly want to discuss an entitlement mentality, this is the appropriate starting point from which we must begin.
Q: You talk about three historical empires that mirror the model of Common Core. Talk about those similarities.
A: Common Core is an attempt to completely nationalize education in the United States of America.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ These efforts march in lockstep with China during the reign of Chairman Mao, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler, and the Soviet Union under Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ All of these totalitarian regimes nationalized the system of education to achieve results that were hardly in the best interests of the children.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Of course, this didnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt stop the Department of Education from publishing a quote from Chairman Mao on its website in 2013.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Its website only lists one reason for the onset of Common Core, and that is a currently ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«an uneven patchwork of academic standards.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ In other words, the entire reason we are overhauling our academic approach is to eliminate the problem of intellectual diversity.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ I thought diversity was the most sacred value in modern culture?
Q: One of the chapters is called A Shameless, Parental Dereliction of Duty.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ What are you referring to?
A: Every parent wants whatÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs best for their children; however, by and large, we have parented our children according to what I term the four pillars of modern parenting.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ The first of these is the promotion of poverty.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ How can indebting young adults to the tune of $200,000 for a college degree possibly be in their best interests?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ The second is the outsourcing of supervision.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ The television, tablet, and smart phone open up a world of information, but without any controls, they function as virtual pacifiers for our young children.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ The third is the rejection of work, despite the fact that work is the very prerequisite for attaining independence!ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ The final pillar is the suppression of discipline, a tool of correction that has become misconstrued as a form capital punishment.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Together, they provide the perfect recipe for the rearing of children who are totally dependent and directionless as they enter adulthood.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__
Q: Throughout your book, you describe a concept you refer to as ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Cultural Evangelism.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Can you expand a bit on this?
A: Last September, the Brown University student body president announced plans for the university to place feminine hygiene products in all menÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs bathrooms.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ He explained this new directive in a letter to the student body, explaining that he hoped the action would ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«motivate other universities and student governments to take similar actions to address this issue of equity.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ This bold action was taken despite the absence of any scientific accounts of even one man ever menstruating.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Take a moment to think about what this action is doing.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Putting tampons in menÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs rooms represents the incorporation of the faith in the unseen (men menstruating) with an overt purpose of evangelizing a secular humanist worldview (specifically, the cultural worship of human sexuality).ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ This is cultural evangelism.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ This is the integration of church and state.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ This is hypocrisy.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ And do you know what?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Cultural evangelism works.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ New York University, Cornell University, and UW-Madison have since mirrored the policy.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ ItÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs time we learn how to identify and expose the duplicity of the left, and my book shows how you can do just that.
Q: When Americans think of the political party that embraces science, they typically think of the Democrat party. You really derail this narrative in your book.
A: Let me use the university network to highlight an example of an inconsistency with this perspective.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ The current application for admission at the University of California features six different options for a candidateÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs gender.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Think of that: a state university formally rejecting biological scienceÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__on its application for admission into the College of Biological Sciences!ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Secondly, why do certain politically-expedient positions, such as climate change, receive an exemption from the rigors of the scientific method?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ Entitled to Slavery submits numerous examples such as these to empower conservatives with effective counterarguments when presented with this bogus claim.