International Writers Inspiring Change feature book review: The Sons are Rising by H. Berkeley Rourke

The hard truth about white supremacy in America

The Sons are Rising, by H. Berkeley Rourke, is a sequel to The Sons of the American Fatherland, although it stands alone as a read of its own. In the wake of America’s Presidential storm, under the Trump administration, this book pulls back the curtain on a very real and troubling theater in the American landscape, one where white supremacists who openly support a Nazi platform, continue their agenda to spill blood across the nation, Jewish blood, and to use their acts of senseless violence to stir up emotions and support for their cause – a regime in America that objectifies and rejects those who are not “white” or pure, and instills a tyrannical grip over their idealism for a “pure America”. The book resonates deeply, especially in the wake of the Trump era and the message he spread and portrayed about stopping the invasion of immigrants and even giving supremacists a pass. The author has done an excellent job of showing us just how organized and patient the white supremacists can be in their tactical and strategic approach to spilling blood; moreover, their remorseless murder of innocent men, women and children, all in the name of a pogrom that parallels that of Hitler’s Nazi regime, to which they salute and adore. It’s an eye-opening read, because while most Americans get on with creating a better life for themselves and their children, this fraternity of violent extremists are there, spreading like a cancer, and attempting to infect their ideas on the nation. The violence and killing aside, the book focuses a lot on their discipline, their loyalty and their labors to build hidden camps, tunnels and their acquisition of property, wealth and weapons, all in preparation for battles – which do come at a cost to both sides. If you don’t want to know the truth, this is not the book for you. If you want to know what’s going on in the back-theater – I recommend it.

About H. Berkeley Rourke

Berk Rourke was born in Douglas, Arizona on August 28, 1938. His careers were in teaching 8th and 9th grade students initially and then as an attorney for a total of some 40 years. He began writing as a cathartic exercise and enjoyed it so much that he continued with multiple efforts now being published for the first time. His life has known very few limits and his writing in at least two genres now has not known limits yet.

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