Bogus: False Narratives and Propaganda Exposed


‘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.

bogus book cover

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


Tips for Running Successful AMS Ad Campaigns, For Beginners

When you can’t figure out why one campaign works and another is roadkill

Fast Company—the world’s leading progressive media brand—offered some useful blogging tips that I wish to implement for you, my readers.

Fast Company suggests getting ideas from your audience. After all, a blog must deliver what its readers are looking for, or they won’t subscribe and return. So, after I quickly share with you what I recently learned about Amazon Marketing Service ads during the launch of my recent nonfiction parody of the self-help industry, I will open a discussion, asking for suggestions on exactly what you are looking for when you come here.

On the 21st of November, I launched The (Psycho) Path to Success, a parody of self-improvement books. This was my first book launch with the aid of an AMS ad campaign, and so far I am pleased with the results. Because I played things fast and loose with this one, employing numerous techniques for the first time (in my career), I can only assume which—or all—are contributing to a decent click-rate and sales:

  • I’m running two simultaneous ads, 1 using manual keywords, the other ‘suggested’ keywords
  • Using 2 different ad copies
  • Started the campaigns when I launched—a first for me
  • Nonfiction, in contrast to my numerous novels
  • A blog and other media to spread the word about my book
  • It is a book on a subject about which many people are passionate
  • Used fewer keywords, focusing on quality rather than quantity
  • Included an editorial (using a liberal definition of Amazon’s ‘legitimate source’ guideline, as I acquire quotes from the likes of Mark Twain and a Spiritual Scholar, or the Universe. This a tactic J.P. Sears used for his hilarious ‘How to be Ultra Spiritual’

In the ‘suggested’ keyword campaign, the ad was viewed 5,000 times in less than three days (views are ‘impressions’, and they don’t cost you anything). It earned 20 clicks. That’s nearly the same number of clicks for a quarter of the impressions of the campaign for my YA fantasy W.A.N.D., or a 75% superior click-rate.

The advantage of automated targeting keyword campaigns is that they are quick and easy and they will appear on a broader number of searches, but be slightly less targeted. Manual keyword campaigns, on the other hand, have the advantage of targeting precisely the sort of readers you are looking for you—your targeted audience. The Cost-Per-Click may be higher (the difference so far has been negligible for me) but you should earn more sales.

I don’t know yet. It’s only been a few days.

But so far I’ve managed to sell double-digit downloads for each of the first three days. I set the book for free for its first five days, after which Amazon will force me to charge for it. Here’s hoping the momentum will continue, and I’ll keep getting downloads—the kind that provide me with an income.

The point is that there are plenty of options you can employ that cost you little or nothing—other than your time, which is of course, your most valuable asset. But anything of value takes time, and if it’s worth doing then it’s worth donating some of your time for.

One other factor you might consider when running your campaigns:

  • I set both campaigns for the minimum daily budget of $1. Each day Amazon sent me an email stating that my campaigns ‘have reached or will soon reach their maximum daily budget’ and then went on to suggest I raise my daily budget to $3. Probably good advice, and I might follow it. But I see no reason to spend more when the book is set for free. Perhaps it would give me stronger momentum, but for now, in the early stages, the buck stops here, at a buck a day.

My numbers are preliminary, small but honest representatives of a working writer in the early stages of his career.

I truly hope you have found this illuminating and educational. If you leave this site having learned only 1 thing, I will consider this a successful post, and bid you good day.

But if you want to help a fellow writer, and build a thriving community of like-minded readers and writers, then why not subscribe? Just quickly fill out one line above the Subscribe button to the right, and hit that bugger.

In the meantime, maybe you would be good enough to share your thoughts. What are looking for? What do you want to learn, discover, read? Are you looking for fun, entertaining book reviews or explorations of certain aspects of popular books? Let us know. I love writing, and I want to provide readers with what they are looking for. Also, if you just need some good tips on keywords for your AMS campaign, you might check out my simply post on this subject here, or read what The Passive Voice has to share about it.

Either way, God bless!