We would like to share a very exciting moment with you! Since the Republicans called Obama a socialist, I undertook an intensive study on the origins of socialism. I found that the very word originated with religious people in the latter part of the feudal era of Europe in their cry against exploitation of serfs and some aspects of the rise of wage labor capitalist production relations. I found the thread of the struggle for humanism, since the breakdown of tribal communal society, to be the nodal point of social protest against class exploitation in different economic structures.
I decided to write a book titled “Humanism: The Heart of Socialism.” The easiest way for me to record it was through my television show “Pacific Rim News Review.” I’ve completed eight, half-hour presentations representing eight chapters in a book I intend to put into literary form. As a result, we wound up with eight shows that were put on two DVDs and represent a “video-book.” I discussed with publishers how to market such an idea since 1.5 million literary works will be digitized within the year for sale online. Alas, they showed no interest in answering my questions. We now plan to contact up to six different commercial online giants to see if marketing can be arranged in a general sense. We have also begun to contact many organizations some of which have websites or blogs and have offered to post my videos.
Attached to this note is a view of the project which contains an index of all the chapters to give you an idea of its scope. We now have additional ideas along similar lines to go deeper into a number of ideological and political questions. In the meantime, we have arranged for the production of the two DVDset which is now available. I would like to make them available to all of my colleagues and would be happy to send them to you at our cost which includes shipping and handling. This comes to around $17.00. We have told organizations that are interested that they can have them at cost and sell them at an acceptable price for a two-DVD set which I understand runs from anywhere between $25 and $50. Should you be interested in having a set, we would also send you additional ones to sell to organizations and individuals and use the profit to contribute to your favorite political organization. This is what we are doing.
Having spent generations teaching and studying Classical Marxism and following the changes that have been taking place in the 20th century under the failed Soviet Union which gave capitalism the grist for propaganda against socialism, I believe that this approach has the stamp of reality and brings the concept of socialism to its historic moment.
I’m approaching you in the name of the struggle for democracy and socialism in our own country to help open the eyes of the vast population to what this kind of historic change (that will ultimately come about unless capitalism destroys the world) will be like.
I look forward to your reaction either about the idea or to ask that we send you the DVDs. The material is copyrighted; however, feel free to share the “video-book” in any way you feel pushes the message of socialism. In this light, please do not duplicate the series. I am also prepared to travel and take part in any lectures or presentations related to this subject.