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Progress writer Larry Cavender publishes fiery political book

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    The cover of Cavender's new book depicts an upturned world in the center with flames encroaching upon the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the American Flag. The book is written from the perspective of an average, everyday, middle class American, or "forgotten man."

     In our nation, where once scholars roamed the halls of academia, we now have socialists, anarchists, and even avowed terrorists donning professor's robes. In our nation, where people were once innocent until proven guilty, they are now found to be guilty, despite their innocence, by the prosecutorial

mainstream media and in the court of public opinion.  In our nation, where the anti-establishment of the 1960's and '70's have now become the establishment of the past three decades. 

In our nation, where once policemen and servicemen were revered and honored and criminals, thugs, and enemies were reviled and abhorred, now the reverse is true. In our nation, we now have people who kneel during the playing of our national anthem, yet fewer and fewer people are kneeling in prayer in our houses of worship. In our nation, where once the Judeo-Christian principles on which our nation was founded were valued and protected, our principles are being demeaned and attacked. Is this not the world turned upside down?

 

Reprinted from The World Turned Upside Down: A forgotten man's view 

of our fractured and upturned world by Larry Cavender

 

In his new book, local writer Larry Cavender confesses to be one of Donald Trump's "forgotten Americans," one of Hillary Clinton's "deplorables," and one of Barrack Obama's "clingers" who holds on to his guns and religion. He also admits, "I'm not a political pundit, nor a celebrity, nor even a best-selling author," but he adds, "That's the whole point for writing this book."

"I wanted to write a book from the perspective of an 'everyday man,' an average, middle class American who lives in the heartland, what liberal elites call 'flyover country.' There are so-called experts who express opinions on the state of our nation, but who speaks for the average American?"

His book covers many varied topics, but all with one common theme, what he believes to be the breakdown of American culture. Those topics include: The disrespect and antagonism shown to our brave law enforcement officers; the disrespect of our flag and national anthem by an ungrateful elite; the persecution of Christians (What he calls Christophobia.) in the United States and abroad; the bias against conservatives in the media and fake news; the pompous, intolerant attitude of Hollywood ideologues and their disdain for average Americans; the liberal indoctrination of students on our university campuses; and, the lack of accountability and punishment for law-breakers in high places including the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Internal Revenue Service, among other topics.

With topics such as these, might this book have national implications? Cavender says, "I've had people in publishing circles tell me, 'This book could go places,' and I know many high-level Georgia politicians have taken note of my book." He adds, "With a couple of breaks and a little luck, who knows?" He also says, "It would be a dream-come-true if it does go national." Furthermore, he says, "It would be an even bigger dream-come-true if my little book finds its way to President Trump's desk, so he might know how the majority of average Americans feel about him and his agenda."

Signed copies of The World Turned Upside Down are on sale for $14.99 at the offices of the Pickens County Progress, 94 North Main Street, Jasper. The book may also be purchased in print or e-book format ($5.99) on-line at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

Note: The Pickens County Progress will print an excerpt from Cavender's new book in an upcoming edition.

 

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A real American
-21 #1 A real American 2018-04-11 15:58
He's no American I would support the beliefs of. His book cover violates U.S. Flag code, not to mention it the belief of a man who obviously has no clue.
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pinto colvig
-21 #2 pinto colvig 2018-04-13 12:03
Sounds like a drunk
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Airborne87
+13 #3 Airborne87 2018-04-15 11:16
Quoting A real American:
He's no American I would support the beliefs of. His book cover violates U.S. Flag code, not to mention it the belief of a man who obviously has no clue.

Isn't it hilarious that self-proclaimed "A real American" and its fellow liberals only lean on laws/codes when they get their snowflake feelings hurt by conservatives? PATHETIC!
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A real American
-13 #4 A real American 2018-04-16 10:41
@Airborne87

You seem to think I am a snowflake or liberal. That is not the case. I am a man who supports neither party. The two party system is corrupted to the deepest level by money and lobbying.

I quote ""I wanted to write a book from the perspective of an 'everyday man,' an average, middle class American who lives in the heartland, what liberal elites call 'flyover country.' There are so-called experts who express opinions on the state of our nation, but who speaks for the average American?""

He doesn't speak for any man who knows the honor of our flag, he doesn't speak for any man who wants to tout being an American but disrespects the flag with his book cover.

I was 325B with the 82. I wore a uniform. I do not support this clown anymore than I would support you. You see you jump to conclusions about others with out having facts.

This book does the same thing and disrespects the flag.

SMH
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NotaTrumpfakePatriot
-15 #5 NotaTrumpfakePatriot 2018-04-16 13:13
Anyone who parrots the Fox-Russian-Tru mp drivel that is all about blame and dividing our community and country isn't worth reading. How deplorable. We get enough of this fake outrage and lies on Hate Radio and Fox.

I'm sure this hack offers no solutions, and certainly would oppose any progress in the country if it required taxes to pay for it. The corporate GOP hacks use deficit financing, not taxes, hugely raising the national debt. The GOP-Putin party has just done that, again. Where was the outrage? Hurting your kid's future is fine, huh?

Get an education, Larry. Not from men wearing [white] robes with holes cut out for their eyes, but from men and women who have worked hard for an education--thos e "academics" you and Hannity insult.

Education is something else the GOP continues to limit access to in America. Is the Progress now selling ignorance?
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A real American
-11 #6 A real American 2018-04-17 06:09
I do believe his book is really all about how he thinks it should be in this country based on the WHITE Christian American he pretends to be. Using poor language to define his opinion of others makes this book a laughing stock by a white man who is scared of his own shadow,.
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Dragon
+9 #7 Dragon 2018-04-18 07:27
It's obvious some of y'all aren't from here because you would know ole Larry taught at PHS for 30 years teaching English and was in the Reserves or Natl Guard as well.
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Duped Dragon
-6 #8 Duped Dragon 2018-04-19 07:30
Don't know which is worse, bad grammar by an English teacher, or such immature political and social positions by a [former] educator. Do you Trump people mock the disabled, too? Tell lies every day? Rip off working people? Surround yourself with unethical people? Your Mr. Trump does.

Allegiance to a known, daily liar and bully and cheat says all I need to know about someone. Real Americans support freedom and our constitution. And decency.

Basic morals and decency are fundamental to one's character, not celebrity or inherited wealth. You Trumpsters, swooning over a vulgarian who kisses up to evil person and national enemy Putin (and others) need to understand: voters (and readers) will remember.

Like Collins and Graves who are buddy-buddy with Trump, you, too, will be remembered for supporting a person taking down America in the eyes of the world. And in the eyes of the educated. Christian values? American values? Or Trump values? Who are you with?
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pinto colvig
-10 #9 pinto colvig 2018-04-19 17:16
I think Dragon's point was it's no surprise that Larry demonstrates such ignorance, considering the fact that he was a PHS teacher for so long...
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