While We Rearranged the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

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It’s been a week since the 2022 mid-term elections, and final results are still not in. For seven days now there have been recriminations, finger-pointing, blame-shifting, jockeying for position for 2024, betrayal, shock, disappointment, glee, and endless preliminary analyses on how so many got so much so wrong. I will leave the postmortem on all that to the commentators and op-ed writers.

As for me, having written “White King and the Seat at the Table,”–the novel revealing who, how, and why America is being brought down from within–and having been raising red flags all through this election cycle, it is now time for a look from a different perspective, a different angle, and a different elevation.

All of America, certainly all of the Media, and all of our politicians pinned their hopes, on both sides, on last Tuesday. In Clearwater, Fl. in September, I attempted to warn a political activist group I had been asked to speak to that even if we won, it would not be a silver bullet, but rather a bullet dodged. My message and the reasoning behind it fell on deaf ears that night, as all were caught up in the frenzied and impassioned dedication to the task immediately in front of them.

Well, there were some wins and losses, but while we were distracted “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic,” a great deal happened that no one was looking at. Even as I write this, those in charge in Washington are in heated debate over where they should put the chairs next time, who was too fat and tilted the ship, who left too many light weight chairs on the wrong side of the deck, who picked the wrong people to assign to areas of the deck and to traffic control, who didn’t pull their weight, etc. etc. That debate will go on for weeks.

But while it has been raging this week, the Titanic called the United States of America not only did not stabilize, it continues to sink, as America loses freedoms, wealth, hope, and leadership in the world. The gash produced by the iceberg floating in international waters is widening, and our nation itself is being swamped. Here’s what you missed in the frantic “rearranging of the deck chairs.” Here’s what our Media failed to cover.

The United Nations Climate Summit in Egypt is occurring. Heads of state of about 100 nations, including our own, are attending. For years now they meet annually as they plan on how to handle what they call the impending global climate disaster. It used to be called Global Warming, but that didn’t pan out. Then it was called Global Cooling, but that didn’t pan out. Knowing that the target would always be shifting in this pesky thing called the physical universe, their marketing department came up with a label that can be used forever, and will likely apply somewhere on our orb on any given Sunday–“Climate Change.”

However you feel about it, here’s what I saw and read about this week. Standing on the same stage were the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, and John Kerry representing the United States. He proudly laid out how they plan to handle a global climate-death emergency. They will use the Covid-19 model. We all know how that turned out. Lock-downs, mandates, cessation of freedom, individual medical freedom overridden. Kerry seemed to assert that the World Health Organization is poised to declare a global emergency, and when they do, the test-run of the pandemic and the protocols they used to curb it, will be implemented globally.


Whether it was Kerry or someone else who brought it up, there appears to be a GPS app now that can be used globally to measure CO2 emissions and identify who the culprits are who are harming the planet. They then can be located and “handled.”

So, while we were distracted, the world moved one step closer to an authoritarian global governance, with arbitrary designations determining who survives and who does not. If you have not done so, please read the fictionalized truth revealed in “White King and the Seat at the Table.” Reading a story will help you see what you can not see at the moment amidst all the current non-fiction noise.

It is my absolute intention that the Titanic does not sink, but we had better identify who floated an iceberg into our great nation before it is too late.

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A TRIBUTE TO A “LUCKY MAN”

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On Oct. 2, 2022 America lost a true American patriot, and an especially brilliant and talented man. Stephen Luckey was a friend of mine–I had known him and his wife Jeannie for 17 years. Steve was the first person to really encourage me and support my novel “White King and the Doctor,” and every book since in the series. He had a strong belief in what I was doing, and his furtherance of the book made all the difference in what has happened since. I am profoundly grateful to the man who met a perfect stranger, believed in her, and supported her.

But the book I would encourage you all to read is his own autobiography, “Lucky Man: A Life Lived One Shot at a Time.” Written during the final two years of his life, it reveals his delicious irreverence, his courage, his vastly diversified areas of expertise, and his great love of country and family. It is the story of an American hero, told humbly. Steve Luckey was the winner of a Bronze Star for his groundbreaking and tremendously dangerous work in Viet Nam. And that was just the beginning of a long, successful life adventure.

He fought valiantly against the disease that ended his life. From the moment of the diagnosis I believe he knew the eventual outcome. Yet he was determined to take every moment, every day of life, and live it with valor and with humor. There were two warriors in that fight. His wife Jeannie was never not at his side, creating a normalcy where none would otherwise have existed. I admired the two of them, as they faced all challenges together. “Lucky man” found a great mate who had the stamina and the will to fight along side him.

These bonds and characteristics represent the best of us I believe. Steve lived his life professionally to secure our great country from so many different enemies. He was respected for that. Yet, at his Memorial Celebration, it was evident to me as his family spoke about their dad that he lived his life personally with the same passion and commitment–determined to make this a better world for his family, and the families of all of us.

I am grateful to have known him. I am reassured in the goodness of our country, for having known him. I am inspired by the strength of the American family and am dedicated to making sure the family unit is never destroyed in this country. Though I did not know him through any of the incredible adventures you will read about in his book, I am proud to have watched a hero face the end with honor and grace.

Steve Luckey, you will be missed. But you will never be forgotten.

I encourage you all to pause, and remember. Here is the link to his book: https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Man-Life-Lived-Shot/dp/0578904527/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lucky+man+book&qid=1666058238&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIyLjc4IiwicXNhIjoiMi4yOSIsInFzcCI6IjIuMjUifQ%3D%3D&sr=8-1

California–the Prototype for the Nation

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When I arrived in California in the 1970’s as an idealistic and enthusiastic young actress, I remember how enamored I was with the beautiful state, and Los Angeles itself. Intellectuals in New York used to disparage Los Angeles, claiming pridefully that artists in Los Angeles were just wannabes, and that the real creative genius of our country lay undisputedly in New York City. Artists almost had to apologize for being from Los Angeles if they wanted to be taken seriously.

Alas, all has changed now, however. The ever-expanding totalitarian creep that has permeated all of our foundational institutions–education, family, religion, justice– has taken root in California, flourishing there at a breathtaking pace, and setting the example for the rest of the United States. That example, in my opinion, will ruin us all. Once called the “land of fruits and nuts” California has now risen to become the “prototype for all social and environmental experiments in the United States.”

If the news is to be believed, California proudly leads the country in its dictatorial, invasive, unfair policies aimed at its citizens. These are almost too numerous to mention and have been addressed in depth by those covering the exodus of Californians to other freer states.

However, I have a word of warning for all who think they are escaping the repressive policies. You are not. This horror show will be “coming to a theater near you” very soon. Whoever has set the vision for the United States in the future–and it has been set, make no mistake–have chosen all new things to be tested in California first. If successful there, no matter how outrageous it seems to you, it will be exported to other states. One by one, states will succumb to the cancer of socialism. And I predict you will see ignorant or complicit leadership gleefully embrace policies that, in the end, could impoverish us all, and enslave us all.

For example, many of you probably read about the ban on all new gas-powered cars in California by 2035. Whether the citizen wants it or not, whether the citizen can afford it or not, he will have to buy electric vehicles if he wants a new car, struggle to find gas for his old car, or bicycle around. You may have thought that idea was ridiculous and won’t catch hold. Wrong! Even before it has been implemented fully, California’s reputation for being the place where all “progressive” innovations, and forward-thinking ideas flourish is causing other states to salivate. Just a few months after Newsom announced this new blatant interference with free commerce, free choice of the consumer, and is leading his people like sheep to the alter of the Climate God, New York has apparently announced they will do the same. Why? Because all these “bright ideas” are tested first in the Golden State, and then can roll out elsewhere. That is the definition of a prototype.

Take also the guaranteed minimum income of $1000/month that is starting as a test project for three years in parts of Los Angeles. Heated debate is going on about the effects of such a thing on the taxpayer/producer, and on the unsuspecting person who receives something he didn’t earn. No better way to make a person weak than to treat him as if he cannot produce. Yet they are doing just that. Many of you may have already scoffed at that idea, shaking your heads in dismay. Well, that too is “coming to a theater near you.” Cook County in Illinois suddenly says it wants to do the same thing. They may be a bit more timid than Los Angeles, though. They are only offering $500/month to those whose hopes and dreams will be destroyed by being labeled unable to succeed. Once again, before the prototype has even been thoroughly tested, it is being embraced.

In the medical area, you may have read that the bill passed in California and has been signed by the Governor that punishes physicians for advice and guidance they give to patients, if that advice does not align with the “approved science” of the WOKE and ignorant. See the NY Times, Aug. 29. Nothing like some bureaucrat who probably never even took an advanced science class to be dictating to doctors what they can and cannot recommend to their patients. Forget the doctor’s oath; forget the doctor/patient confidentiality. Medical professionals can now be disciplined by the “state” for doing what they were trained to do: observe, diagnose, evaluate, recommend, and treat the individual in front of them.

How long do you think it will be before another state decides to create such legislation? Who wants to take bets on who it will be? Are you living in that state right now?

I have a message for those fleeing California. It might be better to “defund” the lunatics who create these social justice and environmental prototypes, lest you move to another state, only to find the cancer has spread there too.

So, to my friends around this great country–especially in New York and Washington, DC: Don’t underestimate California. Do not ignore the disgusting, repressive ideas they come up with, and put into policy and practice. If the prototype works in accomplishing their goal, it will roll out. The citizens are losing their freedom to choose. They are losing their hard-earned income, witnessing the beginning of the redistribution of their money under the guise of “social justice” and “fairness.” And the medical professionals will surrender their ethics and integrity, or risk losing their ability to honestly practice their profession.

Just as in the justice system, once a precedent has been established, it carries forward and becomes the justification for future rulings. Make no mistake. This is California’s role in the brave new world I write about in my novels. They are the testing lab for an enslaving future. If you want to know what is planned for your state, look to California. What a nickname, huh? “California–the prototype for the nation.”

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THE GREAT DIVERSION

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On Aug. 8, 2022, the Media, the Congress, and We the People took the bait. We fell for the diversion, and are still mesmerized by it. The FBI raid on former President Trump’s residence–unprecedented, and likely completely unwarranted though it was– was just a diversion.

Would the raid have happened anyway? Yes, most likely given the repugnant and inflammatory tone of American politics these days. In reality, this heinous act will be resolved legally and politically, and we all know that. But just as people gawk as they drive by accidents on the highway, and just they are drawn to impending train wrecks like moths to a flame, so too were we on the morning of Aug. 8. drawn in.

Perhaps it is because I write political suspense novels inspired by current events, but my eye turned immediately to what was missing on that day, not what was blatantly covered wall to wall by all Media. Another drama was setting up. This one will effect us all much more profoundly, and for a much longer period of time.

Here’s the real attack, in my opinion. I was aware there was a full court press in the Senate to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, and I learned they were working through the night Sunday. In the wee hours of Monday, Aug. 8, the Senate passed that bill–sneaking it through before the CBO report would come out Monday morning. They obviously knew the report was going to show that the act would not reduce inflation. And they wanted it passed before the Press or the American people started to dig into the CBO report, and begin calling their Congressmen and women. Ask yourself, who passes something without knowing what the impact of that something will be or will not be? Are they a fool, an incompetent? Or just plain malevolent.

The report did come out Monday morning, and just as I was listening to the beginning reporting on it, everything was interrupted by Breaking News about the FBI raid at Mar-a Lago–also done in the wee hours. Once news of that broke, all reporting shifted to the political aspects of what had happened. Coverage has predominantly stayed focused in that direction. As a writer of prophetic political fiction, I believe the raid on the Trump residence was timed to mitigate the fall-out of the CBO report. That bill had only passed the Senate. It needed to pass the House, and if constituents had time to hear about the report, digest some of the report, and contact their representatives, some Democrats might have broken ranks and defeated it.

However, under cover of the massive attention-grabbing diversion of the flashing blue lights and dozens of people entering the famed Mar-a-Lago, Speaker Pelosi could quietly go about her business of getting the vote on the Inflation Reduction Act. On Aug. 15, it passed and,having been signed by the President, is now law.

Attention periodically gets pointed to the innards of that bill which includes the massive funding of the IRS, and the adding of tens of thousands of new IRS agents. Once passed, however, nothing can stop that sneak attack. If you think the abuse of power exercised against Donald J. Trump was bad, just wait to you experience the abuse of power the IRS can and will levy against YOU.

Pretty slick, huh? Stage a provocative diversion, and then sneak the bill through, with the camouflaged IRS expansion visible, but never presented front and center to the American people. Our representatives did not give us any time to review the bill, weigh in on what we liked and didn’t like, and potentially stop something we felt was very dangerous in the short and long run. No, they just rammed it down your throats while you were arguing whether or not the DOJ was engaged in an abuse of power regarding President Trump.

Media and pundits are sounding the alarm now. They are right to do so. But, they are too late. We took the bait. We diverted our attention away from something that effects every American directly and immediately.

Now also do you begin to understand why the warrant, which was gained under the pretext that it was SO URGENT that a full-scale seizure had to occur, was not executed until Monday morning in the wee hours? It is not a conspiracy theory to recognize that the timing of that was to insure it was a diversion, and that no one would really read or appreciate a dry accounting report when they had the more salacious Media circus to watch. Common sense tells you that if it were that urgent they would have executed it Friday. Why Monday? And why just as or before the CBO report came out to warn the American people that all was not as it seemed in the numbers, and the deceptive name of the Bill?

We the People are now in the sad cross hairs of an agency that can invade your privacy without a warrant. They can attack at will. Once again, the American citizen can be viewed as “guilty by accusation.” They can snoop, seize assets, demand documents and proof, and take your “treasure.” Anyone who has ever had a sudden and unexpected audit knows exactly what I am referring to, and how intimidating the process can be for the normal, honest American.

What’s wrong with a government agency whose very return address on the envelope causes one to quake? You know what I am talking about!

We took the bait. And we were reeled in.

THE DESCENT INTO HELL

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THE DESCENT INTO HELL

It has been said that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. That may be true in many cases. But there is one path to Hell that is absolute. It is the path which takes otherwise sane, prosperous societies down into bondage and despair. It is the destroyer of all civilized people.

It is no respecter of persons. It matters not whether you are Democrat or Republican, who you voted for in 2020, whether you were at the Jan. 6 Rally, what pronouns you use. Once you set foot on this path, we are all equal, and we are all united in our descent.

One of the blessings of living in the United States, with a Constitutional Republic as our form of government, is that we are a nation of laws and due process. It was intended that all of us–no matter our status in life–would have equal protection under the law. And that we would be self-governing. Many of us have fought hard over time to live up to that intention.

Now, some 240 plus years after our founding, we have not just begun that dangerous descent, but rather we are well on our way. In a nation that cherishes law and order, and reason, each of us as citizens has a responsibility to uphold the law as it exists–or change it if it is wrong. Legally change it.

To do otherwise is to commence a descent into Hell. Here is the path. If you see a law you do not like, you work to change it in America. You do not break it. You LAWFULLY change it. If each of us can break any law we are in disagreement with, or ignore any court ruling we disagree with, then we descend into Lawlessness–a free for all.

Lawlessness, especially when driven by emotions such as hatred and fear, renders all of us vulnerable, as there can be no order when there is no respect for the law and due process, and no respect for the good people the laws protect.

Pervasive and capricious lawlessness descends into Anarchy. Every citizen is now the judge, jury, and executioner of not just the Rule of Law, but sadly even of their fellow countrymen. Individual whim, driven by base and out-of-control emotion, drives the citizens further down the path. One only has to look at the ever-expanding lawlessness in the United States that is going unanswered by the justice system to know that those responsible for protecting us have surrendered to the mob known as Anarchy.

My friends, Anarchy does not care about your Vaccination card. It does not stop its plundering to check it. It does not check your political beliefs and contributions. It does not care about your education and number of followers on Social Media. Like lava flowing from a volcano, it destroys everything in its path.

Anarchy has one–and only one–final outcome. Totalitarianism. In the presence of an out of control citizenry where honest men and women do not have rights, and live in fear of the prairie fire of Anarchy, governments–and misguided men–love to step in and “save everyone” by a complete and authoritarian hand. Bringing order once again, the citizenry is at first grateful for the authoritarianism, albeit heavy-handed. Soon, however, it becomes clear that the price for order imposed by those in charge was our freedom.

And the new regime will not let go. Having total control, they have given you the peace and calm you desired. The price for this New Order? SLAVERY.

And slavery–in our world today–is known as HELL. The descent into Hell is simple to plot. We were once a free people, who valued the Rule of Law and who worked to change it when injustices occurred or persisted. But, in the last few years, it has become justifiable to break the law, even encouraged. And from there we descended into accepted lawlessness. From there we have descended into pockets of anarchy. The totalitarian is waiting. In many areas of our country, he has already “saved you.”

You may not know you are trapped yet, and that a special brand of Hell has been developed for you. But, somewhere in our great land someone close to you is now living in Hell because you allowed people to break laws, rather than change them. And that began a descent that will inevitably suck you in as well if it is not checked.

The way out? Determined, courageous, self-less actions that stop the lawlessness by returning to the Constitution and its Rule of Law. Insistence upon Due Process. Insistence upon “innocent until proven guilty.” Insistence that an accusation alone does not mean guilt. Insistence upon intellectual integrity and curiosity, not Pavlov’s Dog-type reactions to every upsetting incident and gossip and slander. Insistence upon righting a wrong by changing any law that is wrong.

My friends, we either keep the power in our hands, where our ancestors fought and died to put it, or we surrender it into the hands of those who would be Totalitarians. Their residence? Hell.

The Path to Hell:

Law and Order

Breaking laws you disagree with–large or small–with impunity, Violating Court Orders you disagree with, Failure to work within the law to right the wrong

Lawlessness breaks out as a free-for-all begins

Anarchy ensues as the lawlessness spreads

Totalitarianism begins as the solution

Freedom dies.

This is the true road to Hell. And each one of us can stop it. Will you join me?

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