Book Notes: Gad Saad’s The Parasitic Mind

The book is free on Audible, so I got it but I can’t say I’m very impressed. It’s a fine book but I don’t get the genre of preaching to the converted. The potential audience of the book knows all of the stories Saad tells and thinks exactly what he does about them.

The only parts I liked are the ones where Saad tells of his childhood as a Jewish boy in Lebanon. I wish he talked more about that instead of the recent news stories. I also found the story about how he asked people how many Jews they thought lived in the world. I obviously know the answer, but I was astonished to see how dramatically people overestimated that number.

“Color Revolutions”

A person who uses the expression “color revolutions*” is either a Putinoid troll or an unrepentant idiot who is unwittingly listening to Putinoid trolls.

On the other hand, if you’ve never heard this expression, congratulations, your information sources are free of this rot.

* The term is used by Putin’s propaganda to express contempt for pro-democracy movements in the post-Soviet space. These movements are of no consequence or interest to anybody outside of Eastern Europe, and that’s exactly how it should be. Let people figure out their own lives.

Inner Woke-scold

The self-righteous responses that greeted Kamala Harris’s tweet referring to the Memorial Day weekend as “a long weekend” shows that there’s a smug little woke-scold living inside everyone. Squash your own little woke-scold before whining about the stupidity of the wokesters.

It’s truly saddening to see the same people who mock the soy boy sensitivity of the leftist crowd going “ooh, this tweet from a mean lady hurt my tender fee-fees.”

Many people pretend to fight wokeness when in reality all they want is to become the next wokester.