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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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THE MAN WHO REPRESENTED AMERICA

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By now, the brainwashed partisans are criticizing and carping—blaming someone for the policies that led to his death, or shirking the responsibility for his death by saying it was a matter for the military in that state.  In other words, no responsibility for anything, just carping and criticizing, and point scoring. And the incessant and desperate determination of partisans to make themselves right, and everyone else wrong.

Lost in all the vitriolic swamp is the simple fact that Bishop Evans, when he jumped into the river to save two struggling illegal immigrants from drowning, represented the true America.  I don’t know the man.  I know nothing of his religion, his personal beliefs, or his opinions about absent borders and lawlessness.   I do not even know his race.. 

Bishop Evans lost his life in that river.   The two he was trying to save survived.  As it turns out, both are suspected drug smugglers, and are now in Federal custody I believe. So, this young man lost his life trying to rescue two already-criminals who were crossing illegally, and who turned out to potentially be drug smugglers and likely part of the crisis that cost 100,000 Americans their lives last year.

Here is what I do know about Bishop Evans, however.  In the moment he chose to dive in, I doubt he was reprimanding them in his mind for being illegals.  I doubt he was considering whether or not they were Al Qaeda, or drug traffickers, or human traffickers. I doubt he was concerned about their race, their nationality, or their political opinions. I doubt if he even thought of his own mortality.

In that moment, they were two people who needed help.  That is all.  They needed help.   And he chose to take full responsibility.  He died in the process.  But, in that single act, he showed us once again our own humanity.  He showed us what America truly is, and what it has produced.

Shut out all the “noise” and simply know that he was a human being helping other human beings.  That is what America—however flawed you may think it is—has always been, is still, and, if we are willing, will always be.

Bishop Evans represented humanity that day.  And, in so doing, represented America.

IT’S NOT TRUMP THEY HATE

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On January 7, 2021 I was driving home to Florida after the January 6th Rally in Washington, DC.  Not one to normally listen to talk radio, I did that day. I was still in shock from the disconnect in the news between what tens of thousands of us experienced, and what the news was reporting.  And I was trying to put together the pieces for myself—and release the sadness that had gripped me, at the same time bracing myself for the vilification of all of us that would likely come.

Whatever talk show I had tuned into, I don’t even remember the host’s name.   But one thing a woman caller said—an insightful evaluation she made—struck me that day, and has remained with me ever since.  It was so powerful that the seed it planted gave rise to the solution I wrote in the novel “White King and the Seat at the Table.” I did not even know that day I would be writing a novel about our current global free-fall, let alone be directed in my looking and research by something a complete stranger said to an unknown talk show host.

Here’s what she said to the man.  She was trying to tell him that she didn’t like being told that she and others like her were just “Trump,” following in the “Trump Cult.”  In a brilliant analysis, she explained to the smart but cocky radio show celebrity that all the media and pundits had it wrong in their characterization of Trump’s supporters. “We are not Trump.  We are not mindless people trying to be ‘Trump.’ Trump is us. That’s why we love him.”

And in those simple sentences this ordinary American citizen put her finger on why 75 million Americans voted for him, and why his supporters still stay united and determined.  You may not understand this, but his supporters do.  Trump took the time to listen to the citizens of this country—no matter what party or status in life they were in.  He clearly identified with the people, and people in turn came to love him.

I don’t think the elites in Washington or anywhere else truly understand what a Populist is.  He was one of us.  Wealthier, sure.  More influential, sure.  But he possessed a stunning empathy and respect for the greatness of the American people.  We are not a weak people to be governed on behalf of.   We are the people who give consent to those who govern.  In the halls of universities, in Congress, in think tanks and in cable news networks, they don’t really seem to understand that fact.  Trump reflected the values and wishes of the American people.  Not the other way around.

But there are those who fueled hatred toward the President from the very beginning.  The attacks we all know were 24/7 and were brutally punishing and disruptive to a man who was simply trying to serve–every day in every way–the American People.  He truly put us first—whether we voted for him or not.

Far worse though is this:  there are enemies of our Constitutional Republic who do understand what I just said.  Though their attacks were aimed directly at him, these people clearly understood that he was us. It was you and I—Americans all—that they were attacking.  He was just the man in the middle who was willing to take the blows.

So, although you might have missed it, and despite all the bellowing from the mountain tops, it is not Trump that the world’s elites hate.  It is us.  If you want to know why his “base” is remaining so solid, I think it is because we realized long ago that one man can’t be such a lightning rod for hate.  He’s not.  He’s the shield in front of the real target.  On a gut level we know that we are the hated ones.   We are the target.  We are the ones who have to be silenced and stopped.  And we love the man who was willing to stand up for us, as one of us.

It is the values of the American People, the talents of the American People, the brilliance and work ethic of the American people that very real enemies hate.  Those who would reduce this country to a lawless tyranny and end our form of government don’t really care what party you are in—what jersey you wear.  They care about their own power globally.  And we the people are the only thing standing in the way of their authoritarian vision for the future.

We have far more that unites us than divides us no matter what the relentless propagandizing of the Media pounds us with daily.  Fortunately there is hope.  These people are so stupid that they believe we are mindless cult followers—with no vision of our own.  They believe we are Trump and can be dumped on the same trash heap they want to dump him on.  But they are wrong.  They are blind.  We are who the American people have always been, and Donald J. Trump is one of us.  He exemplifies us.

So, the next time you are tempted to join in the Trump bashing, echoing their cliched criticisms, just remember it is not Trump they hate.   It is you.  What they say about him is how they feel about you.  They know he reflects you.  We do not reflect him. And the enemies of our Republic, both foreign and domestic, just can’t abide the American People.  It is just that simple.

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When Do I Get Paroled?

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In a country of laws and Due Process, the criminal—after he is arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced–knows how long his sentence is, and, most importantly, when he will be eligible for parole.  If he is good, and behaves himself, he can reenter the society at the time of parole.

So, here is my question. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO BE HEALTHY AND NOT GET COVID BEFORE I AM PAROLED?  Is it 2 years (already passed)?   Is it 5?  Is it until I am 90?  If I am still Covid-free when I die, will you parole me posthumously?  Will you even consider the tiniest possibility that you were perhaps wrong, or misinformed yourself? 

You may ask, paroled from what?  From excoriation, discrimination, ridicule, censorship, and exclusion from the freedoms I once had.  And what am I guilty of?   Being healthy!   And, being scientifically curious!

Under Due Process also, the inmate gets to appeal his conviction.   He gets to challenge whether he was fairly and honestly convicted. New evidence may surface and be presented. My fellow countrymen, you know the drill here.  So, here is my question—on behalf of millions of us.  WHY CAN’T WE ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VIRUS, AND ITS ORIGINS—IF FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN FOR PREVENTION IN THE FUTURE?  Why can’t we have questions about vaccines? Why can’t we favor therapeutics over vaccines like we do with most other diseases?

The bottom line is that intellectual curiosity is warranted.  It is the American thing.  Intellectual integrity demands it. That too is an American thing.  No one can trust self-proclaimed authorities who lack intellectual integrity.  No one.

So what do you say?  Parole your fellow Americans and start talking to one another.   Start asking honest questions.  And demand honest answers from those “authorities.”  That too is the American thing.

NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE!

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That sword cuts two ways.  In the same week as we released the novel, “White King and the Seat at the Table,” which is a prophetic look at a world being planned for us—no matter our politics–the real world came colliding into the story, once again making the novel appear real.

If you have already read the new book, get it out and get ready to read pages 53 and 54 again.   If you have the new book, but have not read it, I implore you to open it up and read as quickly as you can to pages 53 and 54.  (This is a suspense novel, so you will be able to read quickly!)  And, if you have not secured your copy yet, do so.  For one of the early readers put it this way, “Read it like your life depends upon it because it does—yours and generations to come.”

By now some of you are saying, “All right, Ms. Kessler, what’s the hullabaloo about?  What’s the event you are sounding an alarm on?

On October 28 Mark Zuckerberg announced Meta—a senior platform that will shepherd us into the future.   Before you rush headlong into blissful virtual reality, and embrace the opening salvo of a mighty game you are being sucked into, slow down, take a deep breath, read the novel, and then decide just how desirable is this brave new world Mr. Zuckerberg has created and will continue to evolve.  While you are pausing, look into Metaverse—its current applications, and its future potentiality.

I have spent the last 15 years writing about a specialized form of influence, now called Perception Management.   Formerly, you more likely understood it as information warfare or some such thing. 

The problem is actually simpler than you might guess.  It has to do with the anatomy of traps.  First and foremost a trap—any trap—is appealing.   It is attractive, and it holds something desirable in it.  Would that the most menacing and sinister traps that have been tearing us apart had devil’s horns, red fiery eyes, and breathed fire into your face.

Regrettably, that is not the case.  A good trap—a real trap—will seduce you.   It will titillate you. It will give you warm fuzzies about how fun and convenient it is.  It will stroke your ego with how futuristic and open-minded you are, and how you are part of the “in crowd.”  But, make no mistake, a trap is a trap.

And you now have a huge one staring you right in the face.  All I ask is that you digest this novel before you step through the portals of this new age entry into the future.  There is still time.

One last caveat:  I would have preferred to have been wrong about every issue I fictionalized in the “White King Series.” Alas, I was not.   History bore me out.  So, don’t dismiss or devalue this short Blog.  I do believe we are “right over the target” here.