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(06-19-2016 05:10 PM)Flint Wrote:  My thoughts on the book:

Whiny musings on how the evil mainstream media treats Roosh blended with two-bit conspiracy theories. The self-victimization and self-aggrandizement that shine through every single line and chapter are both tedious and ridiculous. If you call yourself a revolutionary that seeks to shake up the system, then don't act surprised that the mainstream tries to silence you. Real dissidents just keep up with their work and spread ideas; they're simply too busy to complain about any supposed unjust treatment.

Roosh should have written another travel book instead. How about the Phils? I'm heading back there soon. I guess he would like their new right-wing president.

This seems personal. Why so salty?
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I bought the book last week from the link on Roosh's site. I've finished reading, and I must say I enjoyed it very much.

As for Flint, he's just trying to start a fire. Unnecessary and salty. It's the same as saying Donald Trump is a failed businessman when you haven't built anything worth jackshit.
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Based on the reviews in this thread, I just took advantage of the sale price. I'll be reading it this week and looking forward to contributing my own analysis.

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Hustle pays off... over 1,100 copies were sold in the launch week. This is my biggest unit launch ever. I'm glad the hardship I endured was converted into a positive. Thank you to everyone who bought it.

If the media and SJWs didn't try to shut me down, there would be no book. If the world gives you lemons, make lemonade!

   

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(06-19-2016 05:10 PM)Flint Wrote:  My thoughts on the book:

Whiny musings on how the evil mainstream media treats Roosh blended with two-bit conspiracy theories.
The self-victimization and self-aggrandizement that shine through every single line and chapter are both tedious and ridiculous.
If you call yourself a revolutionary that seeks to shake up the system, then don't act surprised that the mainstream tries to silence you. Real dissidents just keep up with their work and spread ideas; they're simply too busy to complain about any supposed unjust treatment.

Roosh should have written another travel book instead. How about the Phils? I'm heading back there soon. I guess he would like their new right-wing president.

Sometimes I also miss the Bang cool countries sex and travel guides, but
are you sure you read "Free Speech" whole book?

From your review I wouldn't say you really read it.
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Just finished the Free Speech Isn't Free on Kindle. I really enjoyed it, and I echo a lot of the sentiments already expressed in posts; so there is no need to repeat them.

In my opinion, the most thought provoking topic of the book is the useful idiocy of the SJWs. Their and they are essentially fighting for a society that truly couldn't care less about them. Nothing proves it more than Roosh's Canada tour. I have no idea how people could be so hell bent over something as innocent as men meeting. All I know is, I'm glad I'm not one of them.

This whole episode reminds me of James Madison's Federalist Paper No. 10 and the importance of Factions. Factions (read Neomasculinity) always exist and must be recognized by the by a democracy; and if not, that society ceases to be a democracy.

Ideally after all the media sensationalism, International Tour, and International Meet-up Day, neomasculinity should have furthered its caused, slowly increasing its push towards a faction that must be recognized and conceded to in some way by the state. We'll wait and see if concessions are made; what I do know that Free Speech Isn't Free is a step in the right direction to reach a broader audience while furthering a cause we all here at the forum know is right.

Bravo, Roosh.
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(06-19-2016 05:10 PM)Flint Wrote:  My thoughts on the book:

Whiny musings on how the evil mainstream media treats Roosh blended with two-bit conspiracy theories. The self-victimization and self-aggrandizement that shine through every single line and chapter are both tedious and ridiculous. If you call yourself a revolutionary that seeks to shake up the system, then don't act surprised that the mainstream tries to silence you. Real dissidents just keep up with their work and spread ideas; they're simply too busy to complain about any supposed unjust treatment.

Roosh should have written another travel book instead. How about the Phils? I'm heading back there soon. I guess he would like their new right-wing president.


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Damn, man. Don't you think that's a little harsh?

The guy was stalked all over Canada, was nearly lynched by a mob in Montreal, had bomb threats against his parents' house, and had to hire private security.


I think he's entitled to be cut a little slack.

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Just noting that thanks to all the reviews we've been posting on amazon, Free Speech isn't Free is now up to an average score of 4 stars (after being as low as 2.5 after the bombardment):

https://www.amazon.com/Free-Speech-Isnt-...dp_product
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Got it yesterday in the mail. Am 90% through it.

Excellent book, as any RVF/ROK reader can jump right in knowing the background as the events seem to unfold in real time.

To the unacquainted or newbie, some background reading might be necessary beforehand -- perhaps the "How to Stop Rape" piece itself, certain ROK articles, or reading the book's "What is Neomasculinity?" appendix before diving into page one.

   
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Here is my own review, with some additional details:

http://joshbar.net/2016/06/25/free-speec...ok-review/

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I was arrested and put away for a week, so this review comes lately. A few words from me, then.
Roosh's original name (does not need repeating) is related loosely to Darius, the emperor. It's pretty clear to me that Roosh is a powerful leader of men, and Free Speech Isn't Free is a testament to that fact. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
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Roosh has become quite a talented storyteller, I am hoping he continues to produce books, he is on my list of authors who I will buy anything new he writes. Looking at the success that Mike Cernovich has been having, I hope that Roosh can make a good living at it.
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Just recently finished reading this book (aside from the speech itself, which is an Appendix). Believing I was familiar with what happened through the forum as an outside observer, I wasn't sure what I would get out of the book, but I believe in supporting Roosh. But, as I read, I realized I only had a surface picture of what happened.

I think the book is well written, and it is clear that Roosh's writing continues to improve. Unlike his previous books, where his dry humor is everywhere, this is a more "serious" book, at least in part because he legitimately feared for his life/safety. I did not realize all of the crazy espionage-type planning that went into making sure these events actually happen. I could feel the stress he was going oozing from the page. Can't even imagine this kind of pressure.

I think this book was likely a turning point in his life, and the sacrifices he made will ultimately benefit all of us down the road. The book is a relatively quick read, and I highly recommend it.
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I recently finished it as well, read it in a few days on my kindle. I've followed the whole incident in Canada and meetups and thought I knew how the book would go. Fortunately there was a lot of new info, and the way its laid out and written is a real page turner for most of the book. The included DC speech was great and must have been better in person. I missed the chance to go speeches due to other engagements, but the way the speech is presented it feels like your there. The extras like what neomasculinty is and the reporter interviews were great. The placement of the extras was great as well, an encore to wild journey.

I also wish the rape article was included as well and what happened to the main protestors afterwards if anything. Like horseface, fat mexican rape turettes woman, and the angry SJW mom. The forward was a bit academic, and I had trouble figuring what the John Milton quote meant. The 1600 style of writing in that quote, was hard to follow.

I recommend picking up a copy of the book. Its a quick read except for a few areas, and its hard to put down.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the book, which highlighted the corruption of the media and the brainwashing effects it has on the general population. Here was a man who simply wanted to give a speech detailing the conclusions and social commentary he has gathered from a life of travel, women and introspection. A right to freedom of speech that is granted in any country that can call itself a place of democratic integrity. And yet Canada, a country where the citizens would label themselves as advocates of liberty and justice, sought to silence a man whose teachings conflict with the narrative of the current times.

The hypocrisy of these people (supporters of feminism) knows no bounds and the double-think that is witnessed would make George Orwell blush. The pandering to minority groups of blacks, Muslims, gays, transsexuals and the like while somehow maintaining their perceived superiority over white males is disgusting. Unfortunately this group, which would be helpless and weak on their own is supported by the strongest and most corrupt force there is today, the government.

The government panders to these freaks, these subhuman degenerates, because it is told to keep to this narrative by the top 1%. These mega-rich oligarchs understand that to keep in power they must control the population and to do this they must destroy the most credible threat to their power, the white male. And so they push these policies that marginalise the white male and make him weak and effeminate in order to distract the masses from the power plays and corruption that occurs behind closed doors. Roosh comes to the conclusion that depopulation is their end goal, to maintain their power over the sheeple they must push policies that will eventually result in a declining of births and fewer people to share the world with or take their power away.

This book opened my eyes to the real way society works and the reason why the world seems to be going crazy. Because it actually is!!! Because the people at the top have decided that the future of mankind is worth degrading and stomping down for the sake of their own benefit and the benefit of their children. It’s a dog eat dog world out there and if I was at the top, who is to say that I wouldn’t do the same thing? Top notch book, highly recommended.
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The story itself was well-written: Not too basic as to be boring but not so complex that someone new to Roosh's previous work wouldn't be able to understand what is going on. I think there is still room for improvement in Roosh's writing style but it has come on leaps and bounds since the old pickup manuals. There is maturity developed over years of adversity trying to live in foreign countries, learn their languages and of course pick up women. Ironically this has led to a book with not one sex scene at all. The closest thing to a "sexual encounter" in this book is that degenerate freak's honeytrap before Beergate in Montreal.

I wasn't on the edge of my seat reading the story, though, even though it was of high quality. I think this is because I was following it in such detail as it happened. Many people on this forum know in detail what already happened, because they too were witnessing the madness as it went down. For someone who doesn't know what happened beforehand, I think they are in for an exciting read, but at times painful and quite incredible. Some of the things that happened would leave a neutral, rational man in disbelief as to whether Roosh might be exaggerating a bit or indeed completely fabricating the story. Such is some of the lunacy that went on during that time.

To my surprise, my favorite part was the Appendices. The descriptions of the modern western world, what it once was, what it is now, what it is likely to be in the future, Roosh's concept of "neomasculinity", a multi-faceted way of thinking and being in order to get the most out of life as a heterosexual man in these testing times. Roosh also discusses elites and some of the conspiracy theories about them; he explains the everything very well and very clearly, and backs up his statements with examples where necessary. I'm not sure I am fully into all the conspiracy theory stuff, because I just don't know. But something fishy is going on and Roosh provides credible answers as to what exactly is fishy, and why.

For 7 bucks it's a no-brainer.
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Semi "cute" girl reviews Roosh's book.
She's not a hater.
She sounds foreign...possibly eastern European.

One of her only criticisms is that Roosh gave the finger to the people who spilled beer on him in a bar in Canada, and that Roosh doesn't know how to use footnotes properly Laugh



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(01-11-2018 12:19 AM)Mercenary Wrote:  Semi "cute" girl reviews Roosh's book.
She's not a hater.
She sounds foreign...possibly eastern European.

One of her only criticisms is that Roosh gave the finger to the people who spilled beer on him in a bar in Canada, and that Roosh doesn't know how to use footnotes properly Laugh




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Quite an old video. I see Roosh dropping bars in the comment section! Did you bang this groupie?! Banana
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Bought paperback off Barnes & Noble a couple months ago.

Throughly enjoyed it. It's an interesting book that wasn't pushed by the mainstream but should have been - important for each and every man.
A historical account of free speech, censorship, masculinity, and hardest of all for most, the truth. The conversation Roosh had with his friend about elites regulating the population - I got a red-pill boner and a strong desire to buy a MAGA hat.

Toronto & Montreal meet ups are the main course of the book. Engrossing stuff - the high stress level, dramatic tension with crazy women, stupid and lazy reporters, SJW hoes. Getting to see the operations, levels of intel sharing, the strategy involved, the tactical manoeuvring of men needed to pull this off - impressive, informative, intelligent, displaying the integrity and intensity of the man they call Roosh V.

A light read at 150 pages, the extra features (speech transcripts, bonus articles) easily doubles the value. With all that's included, I was still greedy for more. The How to Stop Rape Article especially - that's a legacy event, the ultimate troll article that had brainwashed normies and SJWs saying, "Is this serious or satire?" Would also like to see the Gavin & Ezra interview transcripts for a future edition, as well some pictures. This was history. Roosh is a handsome man. The reader deserves the Ultimate Roosh Experience.

Love the neomasculinty philosophy. A magnum opus of a work on the subject would be phenomenal. I took lots of notes for I will be dropping tidbits of knowledge onto my son when he's ready to learn them.

Highly recommended book, not just because this is his forum. If anyone hasn't bought this book yet, it's becoming even more relevant with the rise of men like Peterson, Bret Weinstein, the Google diversity memo, and President Trump. Open up your wallets and let Roosh into your hearts.
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^ Glad you liked it!

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