Saturday, May 18, 2019

FACT OR FICTION?


Sorry guys, because the Senses Novels are Christian Fiction books, I can’t keep silent on this. Christian is the key word here.

There has been a ‘spate’ of, what even I will term, radical anti-abortion bills passed by many states lately. Whether you are for them or against them, I think that we need to clear up a few misconceptions (pun intended) about at least one of them.

The Georgia bill that was passed bans abortions at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected. In the opening portion of the body of the bill, it states that this is done with the full knowledge and use of current medical science as to what life is. This runs counter to the argument that many ‘pro-choice’ advocates have that it is only a fetus and not truly alive.

It is worth noting that the Georgia Assembly took this idea about as far as they could by literally granting the growing child personhood. According to the bill, a woman can collect child support and claim the unborn child on their state income tax (I wouldn’t try Federal just yet.) In a sense, this is in keeping with many state laws that say harming a pregnant mother and causing death to the unborn child is a homicide.

Another notable part of the law is that the woman who undergoes the abortion is not prosecutable under this law. That’s right, she cannot be charged with a crime. It is the abortion provider that will be charged and possibly sentenced to life imprisonment.

The activists are screaming, “Stay out of my womb,” and “It’s my body!” The Georgia law acknowledges that and says, we aren’t going after you at all, we’re going after the killers. Yes, it will eventually have the same effect, but is a woman’s carelessness (not including incest or rape here) the fault of the unborn? What a woman is saying (at least what I’m hearing) when she says that she should have the right to abortion on demand is, “I should not have to be responsible for my choices.”

The claim that men have no right to decide what happens with a woman’s body may have some validity, but, at least in the case of the Alabama law, there were women voting for that law. And, if men have no right to decide what happens with women’s bodies, then every state law allowing hospitals to decide to ‘pull the plug’ must be repealed.

I recently read an article where the ‘pro-choice’ crowd tried to keep photos of aborted children from being shown to a group of lawmakers. I’m curious as to why? They are certainly free to show the happy post-abortion woman to these same people. Or is it that they recognize that mutilated bodies of children have more impact on the public than a smiling celebrity?

Have a nice weekend, if you are in one of the storm areas, please be safe.

KM

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7EVENTH SENSE


The fifth book in the Senses Novels series, 7EVENTH SENSE, has been released and is available as an eBook on Amazon. I want to thank all of the fans of the Senses Novels for your support while I’ve been working on this tome. I hope you enjoy it. The paperback should be released within the next couple of days.



 KM

Friday, May 3, 2019

BEYOND WHAT WE KNOW

As the Senses Novels series begins to come to its conclusion (I am currently writing book six,) I wanted again to write about an author that has been an inspiration to me. I think that even the people that know me best might be surprised, but C.S. Lewis has had a definite impact on my writing.

I am not referring to the C.S. Lewis of the Screwtape Letters or Narnia series, those are, in a way ‘fluff’ to the deeper C.S. Lewis. The C.S. Lewis that most affects me is the one who wrote, The Problem of Pain and A Grief Observed. For me, this the C.S. Lewis that finds the truth of Christianity, what God does and has in store for us.

While Mr. Lewis doesn’t completely abandon his sense of humor in A Grief Observed (“What do people mean when they say, “I am not afraid of God because I know He is good?” Have they never even been to the dentist?) this book explores grief and God after Joy; Mr. Lewis’ wife dies of cancer. I believe that in both these books, C.S. Lewis is trying to show us that what God considers ‘good’ may not have any Earthly counterpart.

If you have already read some of the books in my series, you may have noticed that there is more than a single level to what you are reading. This is a layer that few have uncovered. God is not indifferent to us; He just has a different perspective than we do. So long as we exist outside of Heaven, we cannot and will not know that perspective. Most of us will experience frustration, anger, and suffering in this life precisely because we are trying to fit God into our mold instead of vice-versa.

The atheist will tell you because of all the suffering in the world there is no God. I am telling you, and from what I understand Mr. Lewis to be saying, that because there is suffering in the world, we know that there is a God. It is not that He enjoys our hurt, He cannot stop us from hurting ourselves because He gave us the ability to choose.

Book five is undergoing the final stages of editing and should be out soon. This is the lead-in to book six and a lot of what I am writing in this post will become clearer as you read the final book in the series.

Take heart and know that there is a God in Heaven and that He cares.

KM

Sunday, April 14, 2019

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR THOSE WAITING


For those of you who have been waiting patiently, and some not-so-patiently (you know who you are,) Book Five of the Senses Novels, 7eventh Sense is now in editing!

I cannot give you an exact publication date for several reasons (length of time to edit, final formatting, Amazon’s backlog for publishing, etc.) but it won’t be long now.

Get ready for a real mind-bending adventure, unlike anything you have experienced before.

 

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