Featured: Conned Conservatives and Led-On Liberals by Michael Serrapica
What am I being fed by media sources and where do my beliefs and positions fit in the political spectrum?
“Michael Serrapica’s book is a great starting point for the average American today who finds himself confused over what he sees and hears about politics and government. What Serrapica has accomplished is to make sense for his readers the difference between fiction and fact. Conned Conservatives and Led-on Liberals is a book written for citizens by a citizen who cares about his country and wants the public to avoid being misled by partisans and ideologues.” — Review by Dr. Robert Locander, Political Science Professor, Lone Star College-North Harris – Co-author of How Texas Politics Really Works.
A hundred percent of all profits from the sale of this book are being donated to Represent.Us, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, bringing together conservatives and progressives to pass anti-corruption laws across the country.
Meet the Author:
Michael Serrapica was born in New York City and grew up in The Bronx. He graduated from Aviation High School in Queens, New York with a vocational diploma and Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Licenses. His career in aviation spanned 33 years with 2 major airlines in 3 major cities.
Although foregoing formal university, Mr. Serrapica has a diverse background of private school, as well as personal and experiential education in several fields. He has studied acting, advertising, broadcasting, marketing and radio and television performance and production at private schools in New York City.
He studied management at Sears Roebuck and Company. He studied arbitration at The National Labor College in Maryland. He has worked as an actor and announcer in radio, television and film. During his airline career he served as a Shop Steward for the International Association of Machinists, and Local Vice-President and International Media Representative for the Transport Workers Union of America. He has also been, and still is, an activist, demonstrator and protester.
Mr. Serrapica’s knowledge and experience has given him a keen awareness of the power of the various methods of persuasion. In his recently published, first book, Conned Conservatives and Led-on Liberals: “You Think the Thoughts You Think are Yours? Think Again! ”
He undertook a personal journey to understand how those methods are used to entice non-experts (like him) into acting against their own best interests. He shares what he learned from the experts, peer-to-peer, so that he (and you) can avoid being connedor led-on.
Review by Stephen J. Pierce:
The title of this book, Conned Conservatives and Led-On Liberals, was enough for me to pause and wonder; “What am I being fed by media sources and where do my beliefs and positions fit in the political spectrum?”
The author, Michael Serrapica, identifies the most common political parties that have, at least, some true effect on the American government. Step-by-step, Serrapica identifies each political organizations foundational principles.
He then presents the propaganda messaging each political party uses to either support their party and/or to demean the opposing parties. He also identifies what it takes to break away from the hype and zero in on identifying the truth.
So here are my thoughts on the book.
Media manipulation is a broad topic. It comes at us 24/7. Michael Serrapica does a great job of separating the spin, prejudice and alternative facts and connecting them to the propaganda used by each party to try to convince you that their way is the best way of thinking.
This book fits best with the average American that is fed up with so much media crap being shoved down our throats, this book helps you identify the triggers to sensationalism and avoid it’s influences.
In conclusion, I found the book to be very thought provoking and that the book presents a lot of avenues for open dialog.
I really enjoyed reading this book.