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Lessons I Learned from James and Reba

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This year, I want to begin the new year with lessons I learned from my parents, James and Reba Kessler. Actually, there are two conversations, and one teaching lesson my mother gave to a store keeper regarding me. These three, more than all other conversations, influenced me and how my life has turned out.

I am going to first share them, and then in the coming few Blogs will illustrate each of these as they relate to current events. To me, they are lessons to live by, guideposts on our journey. And I believe they highlight very real truths.

Though I can not remember why my father said this to me, I suspect it had to do with his strict, but honorable, approach to education. As the school administrator, his high standards, and his expectation that they would be adhered to, often made him the brunt of criticism and hostility in our community. Given his size and his demeanor, few dared tackle him directly. But, I was a convenient fallback target.

It was after one of those episodes, while I was bemoaning something hurtful that had been done to me or him, that Dad likely said, “Lee, we do not live this life to be liked. We live it to be effective.” There you have it. A life philosophy. He lived it. I watched him do it. And, I would like to think that in some measure, I have duplicated him.

The second conversation had to do with our government and society’s tendency to mistake sympathy for empathy. Being a compassionate people, we all too often project onto people who are in need that they are victims, and need our help perpetually. Many times that help backfires for the giver and the receiver, as it lowers self-esteem and creates dependency.

Again, I do not remember why my father said this to me. My examination of this, my rumination on it, set me on a course in my own life. Here is what he said, “Lee, anytime you do for someone what they could do, or should do for themselves, you degrade and demean them.”

I will leave you to digest that one a bit, and come back to it in the future.

The third was an experience I had as a small child when my mother took me to the only grocery store in our little town of 900 people. It was a small, family-run business, and the place my mother got our food. I was little– perhaps two years old–walking on my own, but not tall enough to clear the cookie bins that stood on the floor, near the counter and register.

Back then, it was like bulk nuts etc. today. Bulk cookies. You would open the bin, and place as many as you wanted in a bag. Well, as my mother and I came in, I saw the cookies in the bin, and was drawn to the pink ones. Strong enough to open the lid, I did so, reached in, and took a cookie. To me, it seemed they were there for me to take, so I did.

After we finished walking around the store, my mother came to the counter and put down the items she had picked up. The owner rang them up, and my mother said, “And don’t forget the cookie she took.” Now mind you, there was no sign of the cookie now, as I had eaten it while walking around the store. And keep in mind I looked a lot like Shirley Temple–pretty much adorable, with big dimples!

The owner said, “Oh, that’s all right. There’s no charge for the cookie. It’s fine.” From his point of view it was “sampling” or some other type of promotional marketing, or just a nice gesture to a regular customer. But, to my mother it was altogether something different.

Though we had very little money, basically were pretty poor since my dad was putting two sons through college in a private men’s college, and he lived in a house with no insulation in the coldest area of Western New York State–sustaining us on just a small Principal’s salary–my mother responded. I was standing to her left, not tall enough to reach the counter, but I remember this exchange.

“Thank you, but no. I am trying to teach her not to steal. And, in reaching in there without asking you or me, she took something that did not belong to her, and had not been approved for her. It’s a small thing, but I am trying to teach her not to just take things she wants, but that we pay for what we receive. I do not mind that she reached in and grabbed something she wanted. But, I want her to learn that she is to pay for it. We are responsible. We do not take anything that does not belong to us.”

There you have it. Three conversations that started to define my life and vision. I am sure there were many, many conversations I had with one or the other of my parents over the years. And I am sure we covered many important issues. But, for some reason, these are the three I remember.

These are the three I took ownership of. More to come in future Blogs about those three points and the world we live in.

Happy New Year, everyone!

A Christmas Message

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As I watched massive demonstrations in Hong Kong again today, and contemplated the struggles all over the world for Man to be free, and to enjoy his freedom to choose his own religion, his own career, create his own family, feed his family, and support the government he wants, I am reminded of one very important message today.

Whether you are a Christian celebrating Christmas, a Jew celebrating Hanukkah, a member of a different religion, or not a member of any religion, there is one thing Christmas I believe should remind us all of here in America.

That is our First Amendment with its freedom of religion. My ancestors I know came here because they were repressed in their own land for the free exercise of their spiritual beliefs. Yours may have come for similar reasons. Or for some of you, yours did not even come here of their own free will.

But, we are all here now. And, over time, great freedoms have been won and passed on to us–including our precious freedom of religion. It is not freedom from religion that our Founders envisioned and protected. They wanted posterity to have the freedom to choose any religion, spiritual foundation, or nothing at all. Even atheists are protected oddly enough through that very amendment. It is a classic case of: To have or not to have, to be or not to be. The choice is ours.

And as long as we mutually agree to uphold that freedom, value it, preserve it, and practice it towards our countrymen, I believe the goal of Peace is attainable.

It is the season of Peace. That state of being is desired everywhere. More important to me is not just Peace. Because you can have Peace by surrendering, allowing yourself to be enslaved. The enslaver then stops the fighting because he has subjugated you.

No, for me, it is Peace with Freedom. And that is my prayer for everyone, everywhere today.

Merry Christmas!

What if? A Diabolical Long Game…

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Many of you do not know me, or of me. I am not self-congratulating here, but rather setting the stage briefly for a picture and scenario I am looking at right now. I’m the author of the White King Trilogy–a series of political fiction suspense novels that shocked even Intelligence, Military, and Counterterrorism professionals in their accuracy over time.

In June of 2004, I was alarmed at the divisiveness in the country and set about to see what was causing it. I advanced a theory to myself, utilizing my professional acting background, my knowledge of the human mind and behavior, and my marketing background. I began with a “what if” exercise to identity the underlying motivation, and likely strategies and tactics, that one our worst real life enemies might deploy.

The first novel, “White King and the Doctor” revealed things you are living through right now–only it revealed them almost 15 years ago. The books have been regarded as prophetic. Don’t assume that I do not know what I am talking about.

Fortunately in my fiction, Andy Weir, the Grandmaster chess champion, figures out what this real-life, brilliant enemy is doing–what chess moves he would make in his long game to bring us down from within. Not to spoil the surprise, but Andy’s superior chess strategies and ability to “look” into the arena enabled him and his allies to thwart the worst bad guys in the world today.

So, this brings me to the historic Impeachment last night. That was insane enough, but Speaker Pelosi’s refusal then and today to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for the trial are causing every commentator and politician in America today to be scratching their heads wondering and/or pontificating about why she’s doing it, what she wants, what she fears etc.

The cliched ones center around her knowing the case is absurd, and not wanting to see an acquittal, her looking for an off-ramp from the farce she acquiesced to, her desire to milk the most she can out of it before it dies. Or that she is buying time for some “Mitt Romney” to raise up insurgents in his own party. This is where my antennae went up, where I think the analysis is too shallow, too simple. Someone is diverting our attention. In chess, this analysis is rather myopic. Too short range. Too few moves that don’t lead to checkmate.

Whatever else Speaker Pelosi may or may not be, she is a very smart tactician, and so I did what I did long ago. I looked at this from a different angle, asked myself “what if?” and “saw” a different picture. There is not time for me to write another novel to expose this one. Buckle up friends. I hope I am wrong, but…

What if: Donald Trump has to be gotten rid of at all costs? What if his world view and successful actions threaten a 70 year plan to reshape an entire world order? And what if the timing of a trial right now–though thought to be desirable when Pelosi expected the public and the polls to turn against the President–would actually be the worst thing for that objective? What could the attackers do to make sure he does not get 4 more years.

Assuming the Speaker now knows that the trial will result in an acquittal, and that her party will not get a do-over in the House, and assuming she knows that even if by some miracle they got a conviction and removal, the President still could run again, as he is entitled to a second term.

Removing him in his first term then does not stop the President from running again (if I understand the Constitution), and being elected again. Remember, what if the goal is to stop him from the next four years?

Just spit-balling here. But, what if she and Shumer shift gears and turn all attention to the Senate for the election ahead? What if those two already know that Trump will get another 4 years, one way or the other? To shoot the wad of the Impeachment in the House, which will cost her in all likelihood the control of the House in 2021, leaves only the Senate as the chamber that could stop him in 2021–NOT 2020.

But to stop him, the Senate has to be flipped to Democrat. Then, a stalled Impeachment Trial would be hastily moved forward, and would be tried in a Democrat-controlled Senate. I think we all know how that would turn out.

At that point, the President would have been elected for his second term–and can not try again. If he is removed early in his second term, he can not come back, and the “deplorables” have no chess move to make. Please get this. If he is acquitted in 2020, he gets re-elected. Even if he is found guilty in 2020 and is removed before Nov. 3, 2020, he gets re-elected. He gets 4 more years and they will have failed to stop him–regardless of the verdict.


But, if he is found guilty in 2021after commencing his second term, he is removed, and he is gone–with no path back to the White House. Simple game then. She can lose the control of the House. They have already done their part in bringing the Impeachment.

She and others get 4 Republicans to lose their seats, while holding the Democrat Senate count. The Senate then goes to 51 Democrats, 49 Republicans instead of 53 Republicans to 47 Democrats right now.

The trial goes ahead, and on strict party lines, the President is convicted and removed–in her mind sparing the country–and the world–4 more years of the President’s reforms.

If all they need is 4 Senators to lose their seats, that is a winnable game. What if Speaker Pelosi sees the long game, sees a series of chess moves, and foresees checkmate? What if none of this is being done “on the fly” being “made up as they go?” Or even if that did happen, what if the strategist that she is has “looked” down the road, and saw an opportunity to do something that a current trial could never accomplish? Removed now, he comes back at some point. Removed in 2021, he is gone.

If you do not see her make a move to send the Articles over to the Senate in a matter of days, then pay close attention my friends. This is one I would rather be wrong about.

“What if?”…I do not have time to write the novel, juicy though it would be. If any of this resonates, you need to get this Blog, and some of my historical Blogs to people in power, and who have the influence. Get it to the White House, to any talk show host who would understand it. All it takes sometimes is for people to “spot” the attack, to see the “tell” in the con, and they instantly figure out a way to thwart it. The problem with playing with a Grandmaster chess champion is that often the checkmate move was made early on–with many ensuing moves by the unsuspecting opponent–and ultimately the opponent suddenly experiences the ambush and hears the awful word, “Checkmate.”

Is she that good? Are her global handlers that good? I don’t know. But WHAT IF?

Crossfire Hurricane Part 2

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Last week I reminded you of a con run under the color of law. Meant to look totally legit, and fool you, something truly terrifying was devised and implemented. The Horowitz report confirms it. And that report confirms that Devin Nunes was right, and telling the truth. And that Adam Schiff was not right, and not telling the truth. Keep that in mind as you watch the spectacle of a President being impeached for two non-crimes.

One of the Articles of Impeachment is gone already, since the Supreme Court has decided to take up the President’s appeal regarding privileged material. That automatically makes that a legitimate argument under our Constitution. In a conflict between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch, one turns to the Judicial Branch for guidance and decision. So, try to prove somehow that the President using that channel– as has been done many, many times in our history–is “Obstruction of Congress.”

The other Article is a travesty. So, here is the second Blog I wrote about Operation Crossfire Hurricane. I encourage you to read the Horowitz Report about this operation. Then, pay very close attention to the FOUR countries I named last July as being involved. It may color your opinion of the farce that is about to show up in the Congress on Wednesday.


In an earlier Blog, I asked the question who was the target of this Operation Crossfire Hurricane?   Who was caught in the crossfire, and who did it?   Here are some answers.

The target was candidate Donald Trump and his campaign.   When that failed to stop his election, President Trump became the target.   Sadly, it was done–not just by foreign adversaries, but by the top echelon of the FBI, and, I believe, the CIA and other Intelligence personnel.

Almost a magic act of deception and misdirection, a lie was concocted and then planted, and then bounced around the country.   Sucked into its hurricane were media journalists like Michael Isikoff, Senators like John McCain., Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Atty General Rod Rosenstein.   Begun by Peter Stok, Andrew McCabe, and Lisa Page most likely, it appears to have been orchestrated by FBI Dir. James Comey, CIA director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.  Other names to pay attention to as the data surfaces, and the evidence mounts are Sally Yates, Samantha Powers, Loretta Lynch, and the former President. The question to answer is this:  Who ordered the implementation of Crossfire Hurricane?  Who in the UK, Australia, Ukraine, and Italy were complicit?

The objective?  to take down the President of the United States.

Why? In investigations one has to identify the Who, the What, the When, the Where.  But, there will always be an underlying Why.  Some of you may not care to know the Why.   Some of you may be gleeful that for whatever reason they did it, you won’t pursue it because you have disdain for this President, and don’t really care what happens to him.

Now, here’s the point.   This time they did it to my guy.  The next time, it will be done to your guy.  None of these people care about Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal.   They care about power and control.   And you, the American people, got in their way.   Certain they were set for life, the American people threw the grenade called Donald Trump into their cozy little den.   His presence threatened everything.

But, be sure, you are the ones they hate.   Why?   Because you have the annoying habit of believing you are smart, insightful; you have the tendancy to make decisions and to think independently.  Further, you are operating under the delusion–in their opinion–that you are the boss, and they are working for you.

To them, you are stupid and self-centered, and need to be governed. You were called “Deplorable” and recently you have been called “Garbage.”  James Comey last week said that you were a mob that should be put in a dark corner. Don’t miss this people. Regrettably, Crossfire Hurricane spilled out into our lives as well.   Donald Trump was not the only victim here. You were also the victim–and in my opinion the actual intended target.

You stepped out of line.   You superseded your “authority” in their minds.   You sent a true change agent.  And that person was capable of dismantling all their power and money structure.  Why?  Because, as an executive, he has the habit of asking the question, “Why?”   It’s part of the package of true executives.  They need to know why something is working or not working, why stats are going up or down, why public relations are strong or not strong.   The list of questions is endless, but always governed by the need to know the real reason why.   Once they identify the underlying “why” they can begin to fix and expand.

The American people sent an executive to Washington, not a self-serving, career-enhancing politician.   And that was a “sin” in the minds of the authoritarian swamp rats.   They may know that they can not get rid of the guy–at least by now they know that.  But the real message is one for YOU.   The message?   Don’t ever do this again.  If you try, we will destroy you, and anyone connected to you.

Talk about voter suppression!  Something to think about, my friends.   Something to think about…

Next Blog…”Make America Law Abiding Again”

“Crossfire Hurricane,” the Dirty Penny!

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In June of this year I published the first of two Blogs on Crossfire Hurricane as a preview of coming attractions.   I have reprised it below so that you can read it.  You can read the part two of it for yourselves  (Crossfire Hurricane Revisited)

Deception and Misdirection are tools of the Information Warfare establishment.   Call it Propaganda, Black Propaganda, Opposition Research, Horror stories–call it whatever you want.  Nothing changes the result: a manipulated and hyper-emotional you who can not distinguish fact from fiction, whose reason and emotions are at the effect of the propagandist, and whose level of hopelessness is dragging you down.

This is the stuff I write about in my prophetic fiction that is fact-based.   Today, I have Good News for you!!   Although CNN refused to cover the opening statement of the Horowitz hearing yesterday about his 400 plus page report on abuse of power, and other networks didn’t cover it at all, you can watch the whole hearing.   C-Span should have it.  Don’t rely upon any media outlet such as YouTube.   Go to the government source.

And know that while the fools on the House Judiciary Committee were hammering out the last bit of their putrid attempt to overthrow a President of the United States on grounds that aren’t even crimes, the source of their cancerous hatred was being exposed in the Senate Judiciary Hearing with Horowitz testifying about his report.  It remains to be seen how many Congressmen and women were actually complicit in this, and how many were just unwitting victims of a brilliantly executed, deadly, counter-intelligence hoax run against us.

Word of warning:   Don’t be lazy here!    Don’t rely upon news headlines for their one line summary of the Horowitz report.   Listen to the whole hearing.   Better yet, read the whole report.  If you want to understand “Abuse of Power,” I challenge you to dig deep. This report is only the beginning.   Its release was necessary so the data in it can get folded into the ongoing criminal investigation.   All of the Blogs that I have written that have been political in nature are about to come together at a nexus.   You will have that nexus in about 5-6 months.  All roads do in fact lead to Rome!

For now, refresh your memory with my Crossfire Hurricane Blog, and then go read about the Crossfire Hurricane details in the Horowitz Report, and watch the Dec. 11, 2019 Senate Hearing. It may scare you, it may embarrass you, it may horrify you, it may anger you.   But, it will not bore you.  Truth has a way of surfacing.   Hang on America.   This is the beginning of the final ride on this roller-coaster from hell.


If you have not heard that term, you have not been watching or reading the right news sources.  In the coming months, you, as Americans, are going to have to face something you never could have conceived, you never would have believed, and may not know how to handle.

Be calm, daylight reveals the truth.

Some of you who follow Congressional hearings have heard of Crossfire Hurricane, and it may have caused you to shudder.   It is real; it was testified to under oath by top FBI personnel; it was deployed against an American.   And we are going to explore it in the next few Blogs.

But, for now, just take a look at the name itself.   Ask yourself what crossfire is.  It is fIre from more than one direction converging on a single spot.  Ask yourself if you would like to be caught in a crossfire.   Certainly it is a tactic to guarantee that you hit the enemy from both sides, thus insuring he falls.

And Hurricane.   Well we all know the devastating force, winds, inundating floods, and treacherous clockwise/counterclockwise churning that a hurricane creates.   Not to mention its sudden changes in direction.   And it is broad, almost inescapable if you are in its direct path.

So, your tax payer dollars have been used in the last three years to create a hurricane deployed against American citizens.  Simultaneously, the individuals caught in the hurricane were hit with crossfire in an attempt to bring them down.

Who would conceive of this diabolical plot?   Who would further name it in such a sinister way?  Who was the target?  Did they survive?

Let’s talk.