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Books by Michael Irving Phillips
Michael Irving Phillips was born in Jamaica. He left home for Howard University, Washington DC where he received MA (Education) and BS Chemistry) degrees. “Leave the Rat Race to the Rats” is a sequel to his previous book, “Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching the Goodwill Revolution”. The first book launched the Goodwill Revolution, while this one applies it. Previous work includes “Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs”, compilation and publishing poetry books “Bitten by Bonzo” and “Living in Constant Spring”. However, most recent years have been spent in a one-man production of Hot Calaloo, a newsletter about Caribbean news and views. From April 1992 to December 1999 it was published monthly and was transferred to the web at hotcalaloo.com since then.
|Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs
Marriage is in trouble! Divorce is rampant! Listen up! If the husband’s perspective is never considered, then marriage will continue to be the greatest cause of divorce. The "Other Underdogs" are all powerless. They range from the stereotyped-as-lazy government (State) employee to crime victim to the homeless unwanted refugee to the elderly and others.
the Rat Race to the Rats
Paperback including all three Voulmes:
These three volumes are also available as separate e-books (see below)
Leave the Rat Race to
America boasts about its grand quality of life while the ghettos wallow in despair and neglect. The residents of these poor black ghettoes must put up with conditions such as inferior education, slave wage jobs, high unemployment, no health insurance, high crime rate , unjust hostile policing, political impotency. My book, “Leave the Rat Race to the Rats”, is a blueprint for transforming the dismal American ghettos by abandoning the rat race culture for the goodwillism of the goodwill revolution. For example, we are told that education and hard work is the way to achieve the American dream. But, not in the ghetto. Instead, rat race education reinforces feelings of inferiority and makes dropping out seem very attractive. With the highest unemployment in the land and with most jobs in the ghetto failing to provide a living wage, permanent employment, benefits and security, too many workers lose hope, their dignity and self-esteem.
Tackling Crime and Policing in
The greed and the ruthlessness of the rat race serve as a catalyst for
crime. Crime is a major factor for the misery of ghetto life. Ghetto
residents live in fear of criminals. They live in fear of gangs. They live
in fear of police brutality, ranging from beatings to
murders of innocent unarmed people. The Goodwill Revolution
to the rescue. Goodwillism is a term for the
principles of the Goodwill Revolution. So, goodwillism
will do the impossible. It will resuscitate, reinforce and mobilize the
inherent goodness of the residents, so that
combined with a good dose of common sense, in the ghetto:
Vol. 3 Overcoming Political Impotence in the Ghetto
Let’s be brutally honest. The rat race has been catastrophic. Our
American democracy is in shambles. This is no accident, but is the result
of a deliberate calculated plan by our un-elected
rulers, the 1% richest people in America. They dictate to
us, the hapless 99%. So,
instead of government of the people, by the people, for the people,
we have government of
the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%. Because of this 1%, Americans are suffering
(election dysfunction) resulting in political impotence.
The Goodwill Revolution is the political Viagra that will restore
their potency. Political impotency is at its worst in the ghetto.
Too long the ghetto has been ignored and forsaken because of this.
By rejecting the rat race and adopting
goodwillism we will mobilize the
ghetto and change that completely. “Overcoming
Political Impotence in the Ghetto With Goodwillism”
will show us: