KHC Meeting Monday Sep. 20, 2010

From Mike Everling about the L.A. area “Libertarians of all factions” meeting:

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY  SEPTEMBER 20, 2010              

Leon Weinstein  “Up from Socialism”

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles
(310) 645-0456.

7:00  p.m.  Gathering Time
8:00  p.m.  Dinner  (Order from the regular menu)
8:45  p.m.  Announcements                   <–(Note starting time)
9:00  p.m.  Guest Speaker: Leon Weinstein
10:00  p.m. Q & A                                 <–(please hold questions and comments until this time)
10:30  p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s    <–(please depart the premises at this time)
11:00  p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling    Backstage Bar & Grill 10400 Culver Boulevard Culver City

Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge

For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: [incorporating material provided by Leon Weinstein]

Leon is on a quest to prevent Socialism from taking over The United States of America.

“Presented by a person who lived half of his life in the former USSR and who fears that the US is heading toward becoming The United Socialist States of America: AMERICA NEEDS HELP, OUR HELP!

“I call on my dear ex-compatriots who once lived under the socialist regimes of the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Cuba, China, Albania, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Venezuela of Chavez,  the Argentina of Peron, and others of similar life experience!

“I was born in the Soviet Union and I was lucky to part with socialism and  privileged to become a US citizen.

“However, during the last year and a half I am becoming increasingly concerned about the direction American leaders are steering our country. More and more the US resembles the world  I was fortunate to leave behind. More and more it now resembles the path Russia took a century ago – and we all know the devastating results of this “experiment.” It is the very same path Greece recently chose in trying to achieve another “just society.”

“For years the United States was the island of sanity in an ocean of pain, suffering and injustice, in which most of the world was drowning. The countries that were able to stand against tyrannies and make life bearable for their citizens did so in large part because the US was backing them with its might. If America falls, the world as we know it will end.

“Without a strong America we will soon see China establishing its hegemony over Asia; Russia will strengthen its muscles and take back Eastern Europe; Hugo Chavez and the Brothers Castro will run Latin America; and a wide swath of the globe stretching from North Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia and perhaps the Philippines will become radically Muslim - fanatically massacring “infidels.” ”

Leon will discuss his various projects dedicated to fighting Socialism and to alerting Americans and those who love Freedom around the globe, including Weinstein Art Management (WAM), and his Letter to America.


ABOUT THE  SPEAKER:  
[incorporating material provided by Leon Weinstein]

Leon Weinstein is an author of hundreds of political articles about socialism, its disguises and means of creeping into lives of unsuspecting people. He is also an author of numerous children’s plays and stories, including his recent novel Looking for Hugh: The Capitalist Guidebook which can be read by children ages 8-14. Currently Leon is working on a non-fiction book that will teach children the science of Liberty and Capitalism. One of the sources for his inspiration he cites is Capitalism for Kids by Karl Hess.

Leon was born in 1949 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Starting from high school Leon was writing and staging plays and feature films. In 1972 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Culture University majoring in Performing Arts .

In 1974, Leon immigrated to Israel where he organized the Theater for Children & Youth, directed six of his own plays and was twice nominated for the Best Children’s Show of the year. He is the author of numerous short stories published in American, Russian and Israeli periodical publications, and a variety of political articles.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Leon began to take active part in establishing relations between Post-Soviet Russia and his adopted homeland, the United States of America. He co-founded several companies, including Weinstein Art Management (WAM), aimed at providing venues for artists from ex-communist counties to be seen and heard in the West.

In 1990 Leon initiated sister city relations between St. Petersburg and Los Angeles. Currently Leon is managing Weinstein Art Management, and continues with his writings, most notably his recently published  novel “Looking for Hugh: The Capitalist Guidebook.”

This will be Leon’s first presentation to the KHC aside from a brief introduction of his novel earlier this year. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting and uplifting evening.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles.  The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456.

The time for dinner is between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. although you may arrive earlier. If you do, please be sure to mention that you are with the KHC so that the club gets credit for your custom. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time if you wish.

The program will be from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m.  Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

The deal at Dinah’s is: The minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00 plus a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). FYI: Dinah’s has an all-you-can-eat Chicken Dinner on Mondays which costs $10.95, and everyone may order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you.

Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order. If you arrive early and dine before the group, please retain your receipt.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.

Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

October 18, 2010      Sharon Presley  Standing Up to Experts and Authorities: How to Avoid Being Intimidated, Manipulated, and Abused.” BOOK TOUR  [Sharon also will be presenting at Libertopia]
November 15, 2010  Ray Acosta  Revolutionary Days: A Chronology of the Mexican Revolution  BOOK TOUR
December  20, 2010  Brad Linaweaver “The Fabulous Fifties in Film: How Hollywood Changed the Political Cultural Landscape in Time for the Incredibly Mixed Up Sixties”
January 17, 2011      Geo. McCalip Update on Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit
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Special Note:

Please join us for the Aftermeeting at the Backstage Bar & Grill!  When we adjourn at 10:30 p.m.,
proceed to the Backstage and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering after 11 p.m. until whenever.
The Backstage is at 10400 Culver Boulevard Culver City 90232 ( two blocks East of Overland Avenue at Motor Southeast side of Sony MGM Studios). 310 839-3892  http://www.backstageculvercity.com/
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Looking for Hugh, The Capitalist Guidebook, a novel by Leon Weinstein
2009 WAM-art.net  4780 Poe Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91364  $12.99
For more information and to order a copy, contact: inquiries@wam-art.net or 818 716-7064

The author, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, started writing plays in high school, going on to direct theatre shows and films.  In 1974 he immigrated to Israel where he organized the Theatre for Youth and was twice nominated for the Best Children’s Show of the Year.  Author of numerous plays, short stories and a variety of political articles, Mr. Weinstein co-founded Weinstein Art Management, in Woodland Hills, which is aimed at providing venues for artists from ex-communist countries. He is currently on a quest to prevent socialism from taking over the United States of America.

The author says that “this book  is an attempt to apply to everyday life the philosophical principles of Ayn Rand and many other proponents of Capitalism and individual freedom. My thanks go to Antoine de Saint Exupery for writing The Little Prince, Lewis Carroll for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, L. Frank Baum for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Jonathan Swift for Gulliver’s Travels. These four authors were my guiding stars in creating Looking for Hugh.”

It is the story of a  teenage boy searching for his lost friend Hugh in a series of encounters after a ride on a kite to the “Thousand Islands Empire.”  Part fantasy and part polemic, the vignettes portray a series of situations each illustrating different facets of oppression brought about by adherence to various political philosophies.  Intended for adults but accessible to younger readers, the author hopes that this work will serve to educate and inspire those who would champion the ideals of a free society.  This book is very readable and is highly recommended.  Mike says: ****1/2
Available at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Hugh-Capitalist-Leon-Weinstein/dp/0615304478

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Upcoming Local Events of Interest:

Libertopia: http://www.libertopia.org/home/

October 14 through 17 in Universal City, California

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