Saturday, March 23, 2019

GO AWAY


The Senses novels deal with many subjects on many levels, the unethical behavior of leaders and people, the radicalization and denigration of religions, the destruction or reengineering of our environment, and the corruption and radicalization of our politicians and political structure. There are others, what I would refer to as, sub-levels to the novels as well, but these are the main ones. Unfortunately, we are all seeing far too many of these play out in our everyday lives today.

With Mr. Mueller finally releasing his report on the ridiculously long probe into the Russian interference and collusion of our current President in the 2016 election, what I and others predicted would happen is occurring. The ‘Left,’ simply unable to wait for the findings to be made public, or as much of them as possible to be made public, has to ramp up the attacks on a duly elected President in an effort to delegitimize the report. This, of course, after the ‘Left’ attempting to pass action that would keep Mr. Mueller from being fired or influenced by the President, but inconsistency is one of their hallmarks.

It’s okay to rally around and protect a woman who’s evil and disparaging remarks concerning the Jewish population of our country cause a great deal of harm (kind of like something that the KKK or Nazi party would do,) but it heaven help us if the President of the United States decides to stand by the only really friendly power that we have in the Middle East. Please remember that the majority of the 9/11 murderers were from Saudi Arabia. It’s even okay to sweep the outright lies of a man attempting to start a race war under the rug (he’s black, he’s gay, he’s an actor, so it MUST be okay?)

What was once a party with at least a modicum of honor, has become a cesspool of corruption and moral turpitude. They are so desperate to get and maintain power that they are willing to destroy the very institutions that guarantee equality. Ideas like packing the Supreme Court by expanding it, lowering the voting age to sixteen, and giving undocumented aliens, noncitizens (see, I’m using their own words) the right to vote.

It’s time to end this nonsense. Calls for turning the United States of America into a socialist state are the very definition of treason, “aiding and abetting the enemy,” and any politician calling for such needs to be arrested and tried as a traitor. ANYONE knowingly violating their security clearance needs to be treated as a traitor (yes, start with Hillary Clinton.) Those who want to eliminate or change ANY of the Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America need to be treated as traitors. ILLEGAL aliens need to be treated like any TRESPASSER. Does that make my stance on this clear enough for everyone?

The ‘Left’ believes that their ideas are progressive. They are not. They are designed to make the poor poorer, make the middle-class the new poor and put a very few at the top ruling over the rest. Venezuela, Cuba, the old Soviet Union, are all perfect examples of what I am describing. If socialist countries are so popular, why aren’t people immigrating to THEM? I laugh when I see China, and the Nordic countries listed as ‘successful socialist societies.’ Really? China, while maintaining a tight grip on their people is as capitalist as any country I’ve ever seen. What they are isn’t socialist, it’s an Oligarchy. Not one of the so-called ‘successful socialist societies’ is.

So, for those who are clamoring still for the President’s head over the 2016 election, go away. The real citizens of this country don’t need or want you.

Have a great week.

KM
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Saturday, March 2, 2019

HATRED


My novels deal with some sensitive subjects. One of the most prevalent themes is the hatred that the antagonist has, not only for our heroes but for all mankind. Art imitates life. I didn’t have to look far to find a model for this hatred, I see it everywhere, every day.

I’m not exactly sure how we came to this state of being, but the vitriol that people seem to spew these days is worse than anything I have ever known. It would be easy to pin it on a single group or race, that just isn’t the case. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are all guilty. Black, White, Latino, and every other race show their intolerance at every turn. What has happened to, not only the United States but the world?

The neo-Nazis and Black Lives Matter look like two sides of the same coin. The Democrats are turning on themselves as much as the Republicans with threats and coercion a daily occurrence. Who have we become?

As I’ve said before on this blog, I don’t really understand racism. Honestly, I’ve seen it all my life, but I just don’t get where it comes from? Am I just stupid that way? Black, Yellow, Red, White, it’s all pigmentation of the skin, why would anyone hate a pigment? Someday, I hope that someone can give me a real, rational explanation and not just a bunch of strange propaganda on the subject.

The anger and heated fighting over climate change are also strange to me. People HATE each other over this subject, and it’s silly. Yes, the climate is changing. It’s always changing. It’s been changing for thousands of years. A volcano erupts, and you have cooler weather for months, a bunch of factories put steam into the air, and you have more rain, what’s the noise about? The fact that man is changing it more rapidly and that we’re all going to die? That’s not what the data actually shows (all it shows is that the change appears to be speeding up,) but you are entitled to your beliefs. Global warming/cooling is a political tool these days, that’s all. People like Al Gore and Michael Moore need to make noise about things like this to keep themselves relevant. Alexandria Cortez does it because she is pretty clueless about everything…no, I mean EVERYTHING (no, Alexandria, we aren’t all going to die from it in twelve years.)

Do you hate anyone or anything? If so, why? If you are a Christian, you are specifically admonished NOT to hate. If you aren’t a Christian, what is it that causes you to hate? Is it a part of your religion? I can tell you that the only thing that comes from hatred is more hate. Yes, you reap what you sow.

Here’s my suggestion for everyone out there that harbors hate in their heart, remember who and what you are. If you were being attacked by a pack of wolves or a bear, would you really care about the color of the skin of the person coming to help save you? Maybe there are some of you who are crazy, and I mean that in the literal sense, enough to say you’d rather die. I think the mainstream would say no, it doesn’t matter.

There’s an old saying, “There are no atheists in a foxhole.” I think that it should also be, “There are no racists when your life is at stake.”

KM

Friday, February 22, 2019

DEMOCRATS, DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, AND SLAVERY

As you progress through the Senses Novels in order, you see a world that becomes increasingly totalitarian. Where this is most glaringly obvious is when I describe the events happening in the United States of America during this period. That isn’t to say the same, and even worse things are happening in other parts of the globe, books five and six will graphically demonstrate that. My art parallels life.

One of the mistakes that people tend to make is in thinking about government as this large, unseen group of people. The government, or at least those that steer the ship, are usually a few high-profile people with a lust for power. People like Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. So, why did I choose these three individuals in particular? Where is President Trump? Mr. Trump had a massive amount of wealth and power long before he became President, he didn’t need a political office for that. The three that I have listed are all in it for the power that political office gives them. I will never forget Ms. Pelosi’s, “This is my house…” speech when she became Speaker, it should have scared the hell out of every American citizen in the country. Sanders and Cortez are a two-headed lead nickel.

Sanders and Cortez both claim that they want a ‘socialist’ America. Yet, in socialism, there are not supposed to be wealthy and poor, it is supposed to be classless. So, Bernie with his three large houses and $180,000 sports car, should probably reassess what it is he really wants. Cortez wants to redistribute money that doesn’t exist, so this economics major thinks we should just print more…she should probably read about Germany in 1921 through 1923, but she might need a picture book and not just words.

The convenient memory of the Democrat party doesn’t allow it to remember that they were the inventors of the KKK and were the ones fighting to retain slavery in the South. It’s one reason that I’m not surprised to be finding photos of their politicians with black face on or wearing pointy white hoods. I think that the scariest part is, they want to go back to the days of slavery.

Think it through. The socialists, in order to pay for all the things they want, wish to raise taxes. If they had their way, they would raise those taxes to over 90%. They desire to have the government feed, clothe, house, and take care of your medical needs. All according to whatever standards they decide are best. Over sixty, well we need to cut your medical and put you into a group home, don’t worry, we’ll take care of that house that you paid for over the last thirty years. Total control of every aspect of your life. And far too many people want this because they see it as security.

If someone is feeding you, clothing you, housing you, telling you when and how long you must work, and not paying you, deciding where you can and can’t live, and restricting your access to travel, what is that called? How is it different than slavery? Yes, this is the dream of the Democratic Socialists. A very few who control everything at the top, you know who I mean, the ones who will claim that they deserve more and better because they must make the decisions for everyone. The slave owners, Pelosi, Sanders, Cortez, Booker, Harris, and their ilk. It’s happened every time this disastrous experiment has been tried.

…and they wonder why so many Americans want the right to keep their guns.


KM

Sunday, February 17, 2019

DIVISION AND SUBTRACTION


This blog is supposed to be primarily about my books. Many times, I stray from that purpose and wander into the field of politics. I wish I could tell you that this shouldn’t happen, but nearly forty years ago I was told by some much wiser than myself, “Politics is a part of everything.” This friend wasn’t just talking about the kind of political theater we are subject to from Washington or the state and local level, they were also talking about ‘office’ politics and the politics of romance. That may seem odd, but if you look up the definitions of politics, one of them is, “the total complex of relations between people living in society.” In this sense, my books are filled with politics.

I, like everyone else I have ever met, have strong opinions on some subjects. Most of these opinions differ significantly from my family upbringing. I love my father, stepmom, brothers, sister, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews fiercely, but we are on completely different pages when it comes to national, state and local politics. The one thing I know though is that each and every one of them loves the United States of America as much as I do. I have never heard a single one of them say anything negative about our military or our first responders. We may differ on a lot of issues, but I know that my family cares about our country and people just as much as I do. I firmly believe that most of the country feels the same way. So, why is there so much division?

For one moment, let’s set aside the individual issues; abortion, border walls, free everything for everybody, etc. Those are issues, they are not people. What I see happening is hatred, raw and ugly hatred, for people who have a different opinion. It is coming from both sides, and it needs to stop. This isn’t who we are, it is what someone is purposely making us become. And I am pointing my finger directly at the press.

The idea of the press manipulating Americans isn’t new. Let me give you just one tiny bit from Wikipedia concerning the Spanish-American war, “It was the first conflict in which military action was precipitated by media involvement. The war grew out of U.S. interest in a fight for revolution between the Spanish military and citizens of their Cuban colony. American newspapers fanned the flames of interest in the war by fabricating atrocities which justified intervention in a number of Spanish colonies worldwide.

Yup, they lied to sell more newspapers. I look and listen to both Conservative and Liberal media today, and I find them, if not outright lying, purposely slanting what is happening in order to play on our emotions. I have covered this to some extent in the Senses Novels. I don’t care if the subject is guns or healthcare, the media has one goal, to influence all of us into thinking what they want us to.

Here is what I believe, most of the prominent politicians want to have favorable press because this will likely gain them an advantage when it comes to swaying voters to their side. Truth doesn’t matter anymore, it’s whatever will make people keep them in office. Let me explain this another way.

We have the right to own firearms in this country. This has been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court more times than I can count. Yet, it would appear that certain very high-profile factions in D.C. want to take that right away. Does anyone really believe that these people can just ignore the fact that quite literally one-third of the citizens of this country own guns? I honestly DO NOT believe that the person in question made the statement in such a manner, I think they were trying to make a point. Otherwise, it makes as much sense as the New Green Deal saying that we need to tear down or refurbish every single building in the U.S. within the next ten years. There are over six million commercial buildings in the U.S., and probably along the order of over fifty million residential. Even if we call each of these building to be a cost of only $50,000, that is $280,000,000,000,000.00…that is two hundred and eighty TRILLION dollars. That’s about $933,333.00 per every man, woman, and child in the country. Raise your hand if you have a million dollars to help refurbish every building in the country. And, by the way, that is only the start. That is insanity.

What has happened to not just common sense, but common decency? I don’t care if you are for or against building a wall on the southern border, are you for or against letting anyone who wants to come into the country do so without any kind of vetting at all? I believe the words on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” My father came to this country and was a beneficiary of those words. But he did it legally. Don’t we need to know who is coming in, and to follow our own laws to allow them all that this country has to offer?

It seems that the most basic courtesies have been subtracted from our society. Road rage is the norm. Verbal abuse abounds everywhere you turn. Did you know that there is a sign in every Waffle House that I have ever been that says, “Profanity will not be tolerated.”? I love that. Maybe we should have billboards every ten miles on every interstate that says the same thing?

I wish I could tell you that I think things will suddenly change. I don’t believe that it will matter who we have in the White House or who we have in Congress, we have traveled too far down the road for us to suddenly see our beloved country switch back to a kinder, gentler time. What I do see ahead of us is more ugliness. I pray that our politicians come to their senses and realize that they are pushing this country in a direction that no one really wants to go. That won’t happen until the day a broad bipartisan coalition stands up and says, “Hey CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and the rest of you, start telling the straight facts or your licenses to broadcast will be revoked.”

Will those of you who pray take a moment this week and pray for the healing of our country? Will those of you who do not pray, and/or do not believe, take a moment and make a wish for the same? It has to start somewhere, why not with us?

KM

Friday, January 25, 2019

MURDER MOST FOUL


I was initially going to title this post ‘Killing Children,’ but thought that it might be misconstrued. Many people want to believe that there is a debate raging over abortion, and especially over New York’s latest law allowing abortion all the way up to the point of birth, there isn’t. It isn’t a debate if one side isn’t listening and talking back. The debate is over, or never really happened if one side is already taking action. What surprises me most about all of this is that so many people seem shocked at what is happening. Why? This has been the goal and the agenda of institutions like Planned Parenthood since the very beginning. The next step will likely be the government having the absolute right to say who must have an abortion. All they are waiting for is for the general populace to become used to the idea that abortions can happen right up to, and possibly immediately after, the moment of birth.

Since most of the people who are in favor of this extreme procedure don’t believe in God anyway, why would anyone think that all the howling and screaming that they are cursed by God have an effect on them? The hard-left liberals have made sure that laws have been passed so that it is now illegal to interfere in any way with those wanting or performing these procedures. And, oddly, it seems that the more people fight and protest, the more this happens. The media is quick to show anyone that appears extreme protesting the places that perform these murders. They aren’t so fast to show the aftermath of any such procedure.

The thing that people of reason need to understand is that there is no reasoning with the monsters that want this. No argument will sway them. The concept that until the child is physically in the air of this world, it isn’t ‘alive,’ while irrational, is what they have to believe. The idea that it’s about the woman’s body and therefore her choice is spurious as well. If that were the case, why do states and municipalities now call it homicide if a child is killed in the womb during a crime of violence? None of this will cause a single liberal to change their mind. It can’t because it isn’t about reason, it’s about belief and emotion. They can’t or don’t believe in God, so they have no choice but to believe that they are free to do whatever they want.

I want you to pay close attention to what I am about to say next. Even if the Supreme Court were to say that it was illegal to perform these abortions, places like New York would still do what they are doing in defiance of the law. Short of sending in an army of federal agents, what could anyone do about it? And people like murderers Cuomo and de Blasio know this. Please, everyone reading this, understand that New York will not be the only state that does this. Other states will begin to pass the same or similar laws, my guess is, California and Illinois will be fighting to be the first to follow.

We have to keep speaking out and fighting this but to be honest, I don’t think it is a fight any of us should expect to win. Take a moment and think about the world that the book of Revelation talks about. If you believe the Bible to be accurate, then a lot of what we fear and loath must happen. No one said we have to like it, but we need to expect it and understand that no matter what, God has His plan and He is still in control.

KM

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LOSING THE WILL


Throughout the Senses Novels, I paint a picture of a darkening and depressing future. The United States falls into ruin, and its population is slowly being eliminated. So far, I have talked very little about what it is happening in the rest of the world. That changes in book five. A lot of the action in the fifth book of the series takes place outside of the U.S., and we get a chance to see how ‘They’ have dealt with other countries. I can tell you that it is far from a pretty picture. Add to that some massive natural disasters and all life on our poor globe are on the brink of extinction.

Remember that the novels are one modern interpretation of the book of Revelation. I have tried my best to make them more than that, they are also a reflection of what has, is and may happen to us economically, politically and spiritually. To many people’s surprise, some of what I have written has already come to pass. I cannot claim divine insight, just an ability to follow through to the most logical conclusion based on what I see. The single worst aspect of what I write about in the books is people’s loss of will to fight on.

In the series, I have pitted all of us against an immense and overwhelming enemy. Most people give up and accept what they believe to be inevitable, but some small few fight on. Not all of those that enter the battle survive that isn’t how the real world works. That isn’t to say that they lose, because this fight isn’t about just winning or losing, it’s about the willingness to fight against wrong, against evil. And, I firmly believe that evil exists in our world, that it isn’t a ‘matter of viewpoint.’ Please, this isn’t about who is right or wrong politically, this is about good and evil, the willingness to purposely go out and cause pain, death, and destruction because it is what you want to do.

All of us have the chance to do good in this world. Do you have the will to fight and do what is right?

KM

Saturday, January 12, 2019

FOUNDATIONAL


I sometimes wonder what, precisely, is being taught in our high school history classes today? The first permanent European colony established in New England was done so by the Pilgrims. The reason they came to the ‘New World’ in the first place was to escape the religious persecution of the Church of England. Let’s stop right there and move forward in time. The framers of the Constitution were concerned about creating a ‘State’ religion and tried to build a couple of safeguards in. One of the most important is found in Article Six, section three of the Constitution, which states: “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Why is this important? The war on religion has been brought out into the open, and its primary perpetrators are in violation of the Constitution and have therefore broken their oaths of office. That means articles of impeachment can and should be brought against these people. Who are they? Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. During the confirmation hearing for Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, these two specifically zeroed in on his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a charitable Christian organization. Here is a direct quote from Ms. Harris, ““Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?” Well, they are a Catholic organization, did you think they would embrace it?

Basically, these two apparent females (I don’t want to make any assumptions in this day-and-age) believe that they have the right and duty to prevent someone from obtaining public office because of their religious beliefs. THAT is the violation of the Constitution and their oaths of office. Of course, no action will be taken. Democrat women are untouchable today no matter how stupid or outlandish their actions or words. What surprised me is that they didn’t suggest burning the poor man at the stake.

KM