Sunday, March 22, 2009

Marcus Wilder’s “Naïve and Abroad” Seeks to Expose the Dangers of Group Think and Promotes the Case for a Morality Based Nation

The left will tell you that every country is better than the United States. They do so without reason and by pointing to specific flaws that have little to do with the overall picture of the entire nation. So it’s refreshing when someone comes along to set the record straight.

America, having been founded on Judeo-Christian values, and allied nations that uphold a religious creed, can and have been shining examples of morality to the rest of the world. Marcus Wilder’s Naïve and Abroad series reminds us of that.

In his latest book in the series, “Mexico, Painted Mask” Wilder raises the all too possible specter of mass immigration, explaining what such an advent may entail. Wilder lays out the case, explaining how majority of immigrants will come from the lower classes of society. Such is almost always the case wherever mass voluntary immigration is concerned, but few describe the implications of an open border in as detailed a way as Wilder does in this series.

What makes Wilder’s books unique is that he does not write about an issue without extensive analysis and first hand knowledge. Judging by his writings, his walking stick has served him well.

The fact that Wilder is able to accomplish all that he does should also serve as an inspiration. In 1999, two of Wilder’s vertebrae were removed. That did not stop him from picking up a stick and walking throughout the world. His writings reflect his experience.

The youth of today are often hard pressed to listen to the advice of knowledgeable elders. To be fair, finding knowledgeable elders is not always an easy task in modern times (though age does inevitably impart some perspective in any case). But Wilder’s good judgment, centered on moral values, combined with his diverse experiences, show how experience enhances knowledge if one has the right outlook. Younger people can and should learn from Wilder.

In his biographical index, Wilder urges us to make our days count. Indeed, we must use each of our days to actively promote what is good and what is right. Wilder’s series is certainly a fulfillment of that task.

A copy of Wilder’s Naïve and Abroad can be ordered here. Information about his remarkable series can be found at

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