SOFREP encourages reader submissions for publication by us. Today we bring you Heath Hansen’s review of “Concentration of Power” by Anders Corr. Heath was with the 82nd Airborne and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His writing style is as profane as it is funny.
No s***, there I was, balls deep inside your sister, when all of a sudden, the doorbell rang. I rolled up my d*** and opened the door, grabbing the package out of the delivery driver’s hand and ripping it open, hoping it was that midget porn I ordered a few days earlier. Instead, I was surprised to see it was my buddy, Anders Corr’s, newest book, The Concentration of Power: Institutionalization, Hierarchy & Hegemony. I told your sister to leave and started reading.
The Hegemon Is Easy To Spot. He’s The One Holding The Whip
First off, stop pretending to know what “hegemony” means- go ahead, look it up. Never mind, I’ll tell you, it means “one group dominating another.” For all you sadomasochistic s***bags out there, I’ll break it down to the base level of stupid for you: the hegemon is the one doing the whipping.
This s*** goes back thousands of years to show examples and tell stories about why leaders and countries succeed and fail in retaining power. From Alexander the Great, Socrates, Plutarch, the Romans, Trump, and for all you leftists out there, your girl Elizabeth Warren (a.k.a. Fauxcohontos) has a cameo. Corr even mentions The Spartans – remember them? The Persian, Xerxes, told them to throw down their weapons. Their leader, King Leonidas, responded, “Come and take them, mother f*****!” (in the original Greek translation).
My boy, Anders, talks about how all organizations, from political, to corporate, to religious (and everything in between) use their followers as cogs to push their agenda. Power swings from right to left like a pendulum. When the dumb****** on one side reaches extreme levels of brain-deaded-ness, momentum begins to swing the other way. Rather than lose power, the ratchet just keeps it concentrating. That’s right, I said “ratchet,” just like that thing you call a girlfriend.
The 12 Step Program That Leaves You A Slave
There are 12 steps in the process of power concentration. For my Army brothers, especially those 82nd Airborne paratroopers wearing the AA on your uniforms pretending it doesn’t stand for “Alcoholics Anonymous,” this works really well for you. After making that “little mistake” that you had to plead down to “wet and reckless,” the judge made you start going to meetings. Now that you’re used to 12 steps, understanding these concepts shouldn’t be too hard for your high-and-tight-haircut-wrapped brain to grasp. But before there were power concentrations, monkeys were throwing poop and beating each other over the heads with rocks.
In the first part of the book, Anders goes into evolutionary history to explain why men pretend to be smarter than women. Essentially, through a highly complex and scientific process of measuring penis length and girth, men decided that two heads equate to more brainpower (even though they typically use the small head to make important decisions). Women, using their only head, tend to make smarter decisions, live longer, and die in less violent ways. Eventually, testicles dominated the hierarchies, and political ideologies arose, including a large group of dip-s**** with small d**** called ‘communists.’
Communism Fails By Design, Not By Accident
In the second part of the book, Anders describes why communism has always failed in the past and will continue to fail in the future. Inputs and outputs will never be equal. Expecting hard-workers to continue to produce at the same rate when they receive the same compensation as the lazy s***birds is a flawed system; incentivizing good work keeps production high. Every unit has an E-4 mafia; when work details are passed down, those dudes VANISH, just like the hard workers in communism. The communist leadership (1-2% of the population) live well-fed, lavish lifestyles; while the general population scrapes by at the poverty level. Many left-wing scholars blame the failure of the USSR and the death of tens of millions under Mao on capitalist influence. Well, my answer to that is, “Tens of millions have never died of famine in the United States, so, what does that tell you about communism?” (mic drop).
Anders uses examples to show how those communist b******* in China are trying to swing the pendulum in their favor. Through investments in universities, corporations, and infrastructure projects in multiple countries throughout the world, China is becoming the go-to guy for quick loans and easy influence. As Americans, we need to come together in the spirit of the late, great, Col. David Hackworth and “Kill a commie for Mommie.” It’s a well-known fact in the military that every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten. Well, enough kittens have died, literally, at your hands, and I’m here to tell you, every time you read this book, God kills a communist. In my favorite sentence of the volume, Anders writes, “Killing an enemy is the ultimate form of deconfliction,” – just a little food for thought. Luckily for China, our current president, and his crack-head son, are deep in their pockets. So, there is little chance a show of force, or use of combat operations will occur in the near future.
Unfortunately, Corr fails to properly emphasize that when Biden isn’t busy s******** his pants at the Vatican, he’s slowly allowing China to wrest power away from our American Republic. The beauty of having freedom of speech is being able to talk crap and throw your leaders under the bus without fear of retribution. In my humble opinion, Corr could certainly utilize this freedom to criticize Sleepy Joe more throughout his work. I mean, “Come on, man!” that geriatric puppet falls asleep during meetings at the UN. I’m not in the military anymore, so I can (and will) happily criticize him every time he s**** the bed (literally and figuratively).
Anders Isn’t An Egghead Academic, He’s Someone Who’s Seen Authoritarianism Up Close
Unlike many academics, Anders has seen-some-S***!. When he wasn’t dodging mortars, rockets, and suicide bombers in Afghanistan, he was busy getting happy-endings at the AAFES massage parlor, while sipping a double espresso from the local Green Beans Coffee. In his downtime, he would also brief Army generals about the situation on the ground and give recommendations on the best way to kill as many Taliban as possible. That’s right, the high-up brass was asking HIM the questions, not vice-versa. While drinking his coffee one morning, Anders was watching the bombers drop napalm on Taliban targets mentioned in the briefing the day before. As the Taliban started burning alive, Anders looked over at me and said, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” I replied, “Smells like…victory.” Then we started laughing hysterically at those miserable b******* as the skin started dripping off their bodies. Ah, the nostalgia.
Unlike that slam-pig you met on Tinder last month, who, you’re ashamed to admit, you smashed more than once, this book is not something you’ll be ashamed to show your parents. Marines will spit out their crayons; Airmen will drop their video game controllers; Soldiers will toss their beers, and sailors will drop their boyfriend’s d***** once they have access to this paperback masterpiece. Do you know why? Because, in stark contrast to that Jabba-the-Hutt-looking monstrosity you beat off to in the porta-potty, this book is ACTUALLY hot, not just deployment hot.
In a world where people can identify as anything they want to be, I identify as NOT F****** STUPID. The Left fighting the Right; Conservatives fighting liberals; ultimately, we’re Americans fighting Americans, and driving the country apart. Finding common ground and building on that is what makes a country stronger. Kind of like that time you brought your girlfriend over to the barracks, and your battle-buddies got you sh**faced, passed-out drunk in bed while they ran a train on her. Your girlfriend (who will soon be your Dependapotamus) was the common ground. Let’s, as Americans, find that common ground and build from there.
In the spirit of Christmas, this book is available on Amazon and can be read by infantrymen, POGs, and dirty, nasty civilians alike. Just in time for your Ho! Ho! Ho! to give Santa a handjob as he crawls back up the chimney after dropping off your copy. Get a piece of the action here:
Heath Hansen is a former 82nd Airborne infantryman with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. After a parachuting injury, he left the military and completed his degree in Business – Financial Services at San Diego State University. Currently, when he’s not laying pipe, he’s gallivanting around Europe looking for places to lay pipe.