Bogus: False Narratives and Propaganda Exposed

URGENT MESSAGE FOR ALL PATRIOTS

‘Not my president’ rallies.

Violent disruptions at Trump rallies in California, Minnesota, Tennessee and Florida.

Anti-Trump tax protests.

‘Calls for Impeachment’ demonstrations

In Portland, mobs threw rocks, lead balls, soda cans, glass bottles, and incendiary devices.

In Minnesota protestors threw smoke bombs into a pro-Trump crowd. Others set off fireworks in the state capitol building.

That all took place in the first four months of 2017. But it sounds awfully familiar.

Violence as a political strategy.

Socialists have always advocated the use of violence to achieve their ends—which in this case is clear as day: the complete upheaval of our democracy. Fear is a powerful tactic, employed by socialist, fascist, and communist dictators for the last 100 years.

Observe the desperation, the violent subversion of American liberties to which our enemies resort. Trump postponed their agenda by 4 years. Now that the clock is winding down again, they are ramping up their fascist techniques. ‘If you don’t agree with us, you are wrong’ they are saying through their violent demonstrations, protestations of everything, and ccp-funded propaganda.

Regimes always start this way.

Mussolini’s Italy. Stalin’s Sovietization. Mao’s Great Leap Forward, Hitler’s ethnic cleansing, and dozens of other programs based on the teachings of Marx and Engel.

They all began their rise to totalitarianism through suppression of all opposing opinions.

We are seeing this now. The party that has taken its name from the final page of the Communist Manifesto—the Democratic Socialists—doesn’t need government agencies to accomplish this. They control the three most powerful megaphones in our society today: academia, the media, and Hollywood.

Have you noticed how celebrities are often used by the media to promote socialist agenda? In the rare case a patriotic celeb presumes to share a viewpoint that doesn’t jibe with the Dem-Soc narrative, their character is attacked and they lose their standing in Hollywood.

Suppression of diverse viewpoints. The mark of all socialist and fascist regimes.

Listen, I care deeply for America and my fellow Americans. I love this land. I hate politics. (Even worse than politics is politics in sports. It defeats the whole purpose of sporting events, which is to distract us from politics!)

My concern for my fellow patriots, suffering under this growing regime and its attacks on our president and capitalism and democracy and the church, compelled me to write an exposé.

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This short exposé is designed only to help all of us identify false narratives and propaganda. It is not a libelous work. It is not designed to condemn any one person, or even democrats or republicans, but rather to expose the dangerous work being carried out by a small-and-increasingly powerful faction in America today. It concerns all thinking Americans.

Amazon, to my surprise, agreed to publish it. However, when I crafted an ad campaign, their moderators asked me to moderate it, rejecting the political nature of the ad. Their excuse for this suppression is as follows:

Your ad titled “————- no longer complies with our current Creative Acceptance Policies. Specifically for the following reasons:

  • Your ad contains content that is prohibited from advertising. Please remove any content related to political campaigns, elections, or political issues of public debate; that advocates for or against a politician or a political party; or that personally attacks a political figure.

Some of which is, well, bogus. BOGUS does not personally attack any political figure. It is designed only to help Americans recognize what is going on all around us.’

I sincerely hope you find revelations within its pages. It is written by an American for Americans, and it is buttressed by Scripture and historical parallells.

BOGUS: The New Terror Manufactured By America’s Insidious Enemies

God bless all true patriots

 

Mankind is My Business

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Mankind is almost finished!

Should I clarify that statement?

Every year around this time we read or watch and listen as Jacob Marley’s ghost declares beautifully that: ‘Mankind was my business’. It is a fitting quote, not only for this time of year but for what I have been working on and building these last 13 months.

MANKIND is my magnum opus, a dystopian work begun in October 2018.  None of my other 10 full length novels required such time and labor and study and emotional exhaustion, and Mankind is indeed my most encompassing work—I mean, just look at the title for crying out loud in the sink!

According to numerous best-sellers like Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, and John Grisham, writers should start promoting their work even before they finish writing it. I’ve never done that before. I’ve also never spent so long crafting anything before, or creating such an inclusive, exhaustive, realistic world.

Have you ever felt that your book—that this one—is the One, you know, the One Book to rule them all (that you’ve written)? The one that will finally break loose from the pack, stand up and demand to be noticed? It’s thrilling, isn’t it?

Recently I purchased a bottle of Pink Moscato Champagne. It was originally meant for celebratory purposes, right, but now that it sits there close to my Writers Desk, it seems to be serving as encouragement, a lovely pink prompting. I really want to pop that cork and knock back a glass or two of that Barefoot Bubbly with my brother, the Prime Reader.

It’s good to have encouragement like that for your writing, innit? And it’s helped! I’ve been clearing sometimes 3-5 pages a day now, which is a good 2-4 page improvement over my previous 11 month pace.

Can’t wait to share Mankind with you. It’s been quite a journey, exploring the depths of human depravity and the heights of our potential through the prismatic lens of dystopia. I’ll be sharing free samples of it once she is done (and I’ve quaffed some of that lovely pink bubbly). For now, I leave you with a Merry Christmas and Jacob Marley’s words, some of the most poignant and inspiring lines in all of literature:

The Persistence of Successful Authors

You’re struggling to get your book published in the ‘traditional’ way. You polish your query letter ‘til it shines like granddads chrome-dome. You send it out to dozens of lit agents, only to receive dozens of rejections—most being form rejections. You’re devastated. You want to punch something (a literary agent), or kick something (a literary agent’s slush pile) and throw up your hands while screaming: ‘That’s it, I give up! I must not be good enough I guess.’

Forgive the Second Person PoV, but it was necessary to show how much I commiserate. One time I received letters from 4 agents on the same day. I stood there opening one after the other—one your-work-is-not-for-us rejection after another.

 

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I was devastated. (In their defense, those were for my first book, which really did deserve to be rejected, and which is currently lurking in some dark corner of a drawer, where it belongs).

One thing all successful writers, now published, had in common: they were persistent

They knew their work—or future work—deserved to be read. No, it needed to be read. So they edited and revised queries and manuscripts alike, and when they were satisfied, these persistence winners sought publication and kept seeking it, no matter how many times they were rejected. In the beginning, you are the only one who believes in your work. You know how special and unique it is, that you are the only one who could tell this story in your own distinctive way.

Examples as Evidence

A plooky baby-faced Stephen King installed a nail in his office wall and hung rejection letters on it until they fell off, and then he banged up another nail, until eventually he no longer needed any nails, because his persistence paid off, starting with short stories in old horror magazines and then the novel Carrie.

J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer both endured about fifteen rejections each of their future mega sellers before one publisher each proved wise enough to see what these women already knew: that their work was salable. (Over 160,000,000 copies between these first books in their series!)

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Herman Melville was told that his book Moby Dick was too long (hee-hee) and old-fashioned. Nobody wanted it. But he persisted. Now, 168 years later, you’ve heard of it. If you’re a persistent reader, you might even have read it. It is long and now definitely old-fashioned, but for some readers this is not a bad thing. It’s in my Top Ten favs.

Shel Silverstein was told that his classic children’s tale The Giving Tree would never sell. (Personally, I wish it hadn’t: that is the most depressing story I’ve ever read. That poor tree.) But he persisted and countless children have been educated for it, I suppose.

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Or look at Dune. Considered by many reviewers as the greatest science-fiction book ever written, this work has garnered numerous awards and been made into a classic movie. I didn’t find it amazing, but maybe I’m just not smart enough to appreciate its story. But 20,000,000 copies sold! It makes you wonder if the agents and publishers who rejected these great works kick themselves for it.

Let’s hope so. In fact, I hope they got good and fired for their oversight

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Obviously book selection is subjective, but even if you don’t like W.A.N.D. (for example) they should be able to recognize its salability and other merits; after all, as a lit agent they read manuscripts for a living.

Notice my persistence here. Rejections should be no more to you than a wall to climb, an obstacle to overcome.

Some great writer once said, “I came to see each rejection slip not as a ‘No’ but as a ‘Not Yet’ and so I persisted until that not yet became ‘Now yes.’

If you believe in your work, and I mean really know it to be worthy, then don’t let a few numbskulls and their rejections keep you down. View them as creodonts and keep writing. Keep sending your work out. Write that next fantastic manuscript (1) set it aside to ferment (2) edit and revise (3) polish your query letter into a gem (4) and send that baby to as many agents as you can find—who accept your genre.

It’ll happen, if you are persistent.

They did it. You can too, so keep at it and try and have some fun with your writing on your road to publication. God bless!

Word of the day: Creodont.

A term for a small-brained animal. A nouny term of offense for stupid people—used when you want to show them how stupid they are by calling them stupid without saying stupid.