When I saw Vivek Ramaswamy at the Lincoln Day Dinner 2022 in Butler County, Ohio, I brought my copy of his book Woke, Inc for him to sign. I had a VIP pass, so I figured at some point I’d get a chance to see him behind the scenes, and I had to take that opportunity to get him to sign what I think will be a book that will define our age, this weird kind of financial war America is in with the rest of the world. Getting books signed isn’t a usual thing for me; I have to be very impressed with the author even to seek a signature, and my reason for doing this one with Vivek was I knew my great-grandchildren would be going through my books a century or two from now wanting to understand me and all the things I was involved in during my life. I wanted them to see Vivek’s signature to understand the magnitude of what was coming next. These many steps would occur over the next decade to save America for the world to enjoy, and knowing that the book Woke, Inc played a significant part in that effort, I put more emphasis on it than I otherwise would. I’ve read Woke, Inc at least nine times that I can remember, and many more times I’ve read sections of it because it has turned out to be a skeleton key to hundreds of other books that I have read, which sort of circled the drain, but never quite got to where they needed to go, including Klaus Schwab’s The Great Reset, and most recently, The Great Narrative. I would also put The Lords of Easy Money into that book category brought together by Vivek’s masterpiece, Woke, Inc. It had been a journey since I last spoke to Vivek Ramaswamy at the Middletown Republican Headquarters for a special event where he talked about his upcoming book, and during that, he gave me a little promo card that I had kept on my desk since then. At the time, our meeting was unremarkable, but I felt that he was performing a kind of Paul Revere task in a new type of revolution, so I made a point to read his book the day it came out. I was very glad I did.
Since August of 2021, Vivek has been talking about his new book all over the media, and I was proud of him. He came from my area; he actually went to Lakota schools for a short time in his youth before moving to Evendale, where his father worked at GE. Vivek grew up and made well for himself, working on Wall Street and becoming a CEO of a few companies in biotech. We ran into each other a few times before the Covid pandemic, and during that time, he came up with this idea to tackle woke culture in our corporations just as the world was going into lockdowns over the pandemic. When I ran into Vivek again at the Middletown event, he was on to something that was just then becoming a recognizable problem, the takeover of American corporations by liberal politics that were backdooring our Constitution and imposing themselves beyond our politics for the destruction of our society. I thought his speech was compelling, so when he did his book tour on Fox News and many other places, I tried to catch every interview with him that I could, and I continued to be increasingly impressed, especially as we saw what The Great Reset by Klaus Schwab had been building up to in a post-Covid economy. Vivek had been more correct about things than anybody could have imagined. He took his insider knowledge of how Wall Street worked, and with Woke, Inc, he got in front of a significant attack on our way of life in America, and he really earned my respect. This respect culminated after rereading Woke, Inc after watching Vivek at the 2022 CPAC in Florida. That’s when it was clear that America was under attack not with tanks and troops but through finance and international progressivism. Before anybody knew what was coming, Vivek had his finger on it.
But what made me want to get his signature wasn’t any of those things. By all measures of success, Vivek had hit the jackpot with Woke, Inc. But so do many other writers. It was a successful book that had been on the bestseller’s list for many months. But that wasn’t why Vivek was doing what he was doing. The book was just the first step in the ultimate solution. When I found out about that, I grew very excited and determined that I would get him to sign my book the next time I saw him. Many people don’t understand the world of money management, which most of us have to interact with, and unfortunately, they have all turned radically to the political left. While we are arguing about politics and election results, these radical left-wingers have taken over all of finance. It doesn’t matter if its Larry Fink’s BlackRock, but State Street, Vanguard, and dozens of others at the top which all our 401K plans flow through are forcing us to hold our nose and put up with it because literally all our life’s work is often entangled in these liberal companies. They have shown that they are attacking our culture where it hurts most, through our economy. That is why Disney is bent over backward presently because their executives have all been put in place to satisfy ESG scores. Power plants are closing in Ohio because BlackRock owns a majority share of stock and can now command how the company has been run. In Larry Fink’s case, he has had a very incestuous relationship with the Federal Reserve, with Ben Bernake, Janet Yellon, and now Jerome Powell. They have printed money for Wall Street to build up a massive artificial asset bubble that has allowed these money management firms to buy up all these key stocks to liberalize the companies. So this isn’t small stuff, it’s all big, and there hasn’t been a solution until Vivek Ramaswamy brought his tireless energy and talent to the problem and is essentially changing the world for the better.
At this point, I’m not going to get into the details until Vivek is ready. But what makes me so proud of him is that he is working very hard to give people a choice, which is the key to American society. When it comes to money managers, they are all currently liberalized. To deal with them, we are forced to deal with progressive politics, ESG scores, and the nightmare of international controls that even makes Klaus Schwab blush. The point of Woke, Inc for Vivek Ramaswamy has been to create an option to that problem, to give people an off-ramp for their investments that do not involve woke politics, and to allow investments to flourish in measures of actual value instead of climate change initiatives and global power politics set by radicals like Al Gore. And that option is being created as we speak, and I think it will save our country from the financial side of things. That is why I couldn’t wait to have Vivek sign my book, why I am proud to have it, and why I think my great-grandchildren will find that information valuable. They’ll understand how things occurred when they want to know why I spent the kind of time I do on these things as history reflects on it and see Vivek’s signature in that book on my vast bookshelf. We can win elections. We can fight for liberty around the world. But if we let the monsters of finance run our lives through our money, we will be held hostage to value for which the bad guys determine it. And that isn’t freedom; it’s slavery. If we want to remain free, we must defend our financial system, our corporations, and our national economy, where we control the standard. Not Klaus Schwab, not Larry Fink, and certainly not the maniacal lunatics from Chatham House in London, where they plot to rule the world through interconnected banking and ESG manipulations. Vivek Ramaswamy is working to give us a choice, and for that, the key to saving America resides. And I am very proud of him for what he has done.