The purpose in writing ‘It’s NOT That Complex’ is
based on the belief that Americans are abandoning their innate
ability to form common-sense opinions and act on them as opposed to
accepting popular perspectives from the media or others in their
social or business circles. This ‘abandonment’ is subtle and
regularly defended because it requires a certain amount of effort to
step back, analyze issues, identify the real problems and simplify
discussions. All too often we watch others debate symptoms and never
insist on discussing the underlying problem(s). We passively accept
the analysis of others and retreat into a zone of denial, believing
that ‘things can’t be that bad’. We continue to live comfortably
without understanding that a new level of proactive, vocal
participation is necessary!
With the ever increasing number of information sources confronting
us each day, determining which ones are credible and which ones are
downright misleading can be an overwhelming task. Combined with the
pressures of everyday tasks and responsibilities, it is far too easy
to form beliefs and opinions without stopping to analyze which
sources are relatively objective and which ones are downright
self-serving. I say ‘relatively’ objective because few information
sources are truly objective in that their mere existence often
depends, to a certain extent, on promoting one viewpoint or another.
This book’s organizational style was designed simply to allow a
reader to pick and choose which topics are most relevant or
important and read them in any order. The quotes included establish
that the ideas I am promoting are not new or original. Most
originated long ago from very intelligent folks. I have also
avoided using specific current events or individuals as
illustrations (which would have been very easy to do) in the
interest of making this book applicable over a long period of time.
I will undoubtedly be accused of over-simplifying complex issues.
While many of these topics may deserve a much longer dissertation,
most do not benefit by lengthy debates that overly complicate
simple, logical conclusions. My purpose is simply to encourage
everyone to think, refuse to accept the opinions of the masses, and
stand up for what is logical, right and sensible. It is the only
way our country will find a new and productive direction.
Not a single idea or suggestion in this book is impractical or
impossible to apply! In order to be implemented, the recommendations
discussed require an open mind, considerable personal effort, and a
willingness to accept change. The changes necessary will be painful
for some short-term but very beneficial long-term for all. Our
future prosperity and security are at stake!
Along with a recognition of these principles is the need for a new
breed of leadership – leaders with common sense that are not afraid
to speak to unpopular viewpoints and sell the obvious solutions to
The intelligence and fortitude of in individual citizens can
reorient our country and culture. The first step is to identify with
these important principles – loudly and passionately!
When it doesn’t make sense, don’t let it stay that way!!
It’s NOT That Complex!