Review: Triggered – How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us by Donald Trump Jr.

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Donald Trump Jr.

5 Stars – Authentic, On Target, Reconciles with His Father

From the early use of normal language, calling a moron a moron and using the vernacular as in “I don’t give a shit,” this book is authentic, charming, and informative. It is also well-crafted in terms of hitting most but not all of the core issues facing America today, including class warfare; the role of the Democratic Party (which the author points out was founded by, among others, the Ku Klux Klan) as the front for the Deep State (along with Never Trumpers and Republicans in Name Only or RINOs); the illegitimate definition of competing opinions as hate speech; the censorship of conservative voices; the passive-aggressive censorship across most universities seeking to coddle rather than challenge, to censor rather than teach critical thinking; the use of gender including many variations of perversion as a form of identity politics; the unlawful prejudice against and demonization of Christians (as well as white straight males); the hypocrisy of the criminal left “leaders” including the Clintons and Bidens and the hypocrisy of staging hate crimes and getting away with it – Jussie Smollett and more; and finally, a concluding chapter that previews 2020. The book ends memorably with the phrase “We’ve got a lot to lose.” I agree.

The early biographic portion of the book is helpful in understanding the man who wrote this book, and particularly valuable for documenting both his own childhood experience of what it was like to live in a communist state (Czechoslovakia), and the importance of his grandfather, the root influence on his becoming – unlike his father – an avid sportsman and outdoors-competent adult.

Early on we also gain insights into the father that complement those already provided by other books I have reviewed at “Understanding Donald Trump and the White House – A Few Books.” Very explicitly and credibly, the author discusses his father’s hands-on, in the field, on-site approach to the construction business, his attention to detail, and his commitment to be precise but flexible, and to promote street smart people – including retired NYPD officers – rather than Ivy League diplomas.

Separately my friend and retired NYPD detective Jimmy “Boots” Rothstein (a German Catholic) has told me that our President is known to be a man of his word, and pointed out that you do not advance in New York construction unless you are trusted by everyone including the mob (which dominates both cement and waste).

The author has probably shaken more hands and done a mind-meld with more people than anyone else with one exception: his father. The author is PRICELESS to all of us because he has connected with the blue collar and down-trodden white collar classes both black and white as well as red and yellow and brown, and he gets, perhaps more than anyone in the political class, that the 99% want a “fair” America, not a “fat cat” America.  Inclusive capitalism and inclusive democracy are not what we have had since the Great Depression, and that is a core issue for the President to focus on.

QUOTE (45): Democrats have almost completed abandoned the principles of capitalism and democracy. Instead, they’ve begun embracing some of the worst ideas in the history of mankind: socialism, collectivism; class warfare; and the politics of fear and resentment.

The author demonstrates the same lack of knowledge I had before I read the 2000+ books I discuss in “Steele on Books & America: Love it or Lose it!” and particularly the perfidy of FDR in conspiring with the banks that contrived the Great Depression to destroy the growing middle class, as well as the perfidy of the modern banks that have willfully eaten our seed corn and destroyed the heartland. The author has a great deal to learn – he is right on the ills of the left, but naïve or ignorant about the ills of the right.

The author shines on the difference between legal and illegal immigrants, and in this chapter he appears to have received adequate research support. I am a white Latino immigrant born in the USA to a mother who was Colombian at the time, and I believe the author has insights into this critical demographic that includes American blacks who despise Caribbean blacks like Kamela Harris and Obama Muslims such as were imported illegally, in the dark of night, from Africa and the Middle East, to increase future extreme leftist votes including illegal votes, 3 million of which have been documented for 2016.

QUOTE (100): Today, the Congress of the United States is the last real obstacle to full border security for our country.

I join the author in celebrating the election of Donald Trump – an election I have called “accidental” in as much as the London odds against were at best 20 to 1 and at worse 200 to 1 – and I agree that the on-going coup against our President is treason.

QUOTE (116): Only in the world of fake news can someone get something so wrong, such as the 2016 election, come back the next day, and pretend nothing ever happened!   . . .  Trump exposed the supposed experts for that they are: full of shit.

QUOTE (118): They got it wrong because they didn’t get out and talk to the voters.

Where the author disappoints in this section is in not recognizing that the two-party tyranny (one bird, two wings, same crap) has disenfranchised 70% of the eligible voters, and his father is being badly advised by everyone including the GOP “leadership” against engaging with #UNRIG. If the President introduced electoral reform legislation covering all twelve of the #UNRIG recommendations, in time to give Independents, Libertarians, and others a fair shot at Congressional seats in 2020, not only would this give him the Mother of All Landslides in 2020 but it would be his legacy for all eternity.

On pages 124-125 the author brilliantly and humorously (but also with some pathos) provides a checklist for when you are allowed to speak in America’s politically-correct repressive tolerance America:

  • If you are white, straight, male, Christian or comfortable with your existing genitalia, SHUT UP.
  • If you are disagreeing with anyone who is any shade of color, female, Muslim, a Democrat, poor, transgender, a snowflake (stressed for any reason), or an illegal alien, SHUT UP.

I join the author in believing that all of our institutional have collapsed and become shadows – insanity and a lack of integrity now characterize almost every institution of note. Our President’s challenge is to restore integrity, intelligence, and imagination into every part of America the Beautiful.

The chapter on election night is deeply moving for me at multiple levels. It documents what some GOP experts have told the President but I am not sure the President gets this: other than the President himself, there is no other person in America who can pull a crowd and connect at the gut level with the Heartland, than his son Donald Trump Jr. This chapter documents the intensity, the commitment, the authenticity, the pure golden gift that DT Jr. gave to his father and to America in the months that led up to victory. I have goose-bumps as I write this.  NO ONE ELSE gave of themselves so totally to the cause.

The chapter on a deadly form of hate is a six-star offering and the heart of the book as well as – not yet recognized by the GOP or the President – the heart of the 2020 battle for the soul of America. On the one hand, the President and his surrogates must make it clear to one and all that 2020 is a civil war between those who favor pedophilia, bestiality, transgenderism, and transhumanism, and those who favor faith, family, and community. The conservatives are losing that war because the Zionists – our worst enemy – control entertainment, the media, and the communications and computing networks that they use for espionage and insider trading.

The President knows that the Zionists planned and executed 9/11 with the active complicity of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, the heads of the FBI and CIA at the time, and Robert Mueller after the fact – a man who spent his entire tenure as Director of the FBI obstructing justice and being complicit in murder after the fact. If the President does not do 9/11 as well as full Epstein disclosure before Election Day, he is missing the opportunity of a lifetime, because such a disclosure will drain the swamp in one night, including all the media personalities that have been deliberately covering up both 9/11 and Epstein.

QUOTE (166): Why do liberals go out of their way to apologize for or excuse radical Islam while at the same time they condemn Christians, masculinity, family values, and the American way of life?

On the other hand, the author has failed to properly document the full extent of the censorship (the Anti-Defamation League is the chief censor across all platforms including MeetUp which waived fees for 1,087 #RESIST meetups at the same time that it closed down a $77,000 paid #UNRIG network of meetups, one in each Congressional District), and the author also fails to point out the obvious: that the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr is doing absolutely nothing to protect the 1st Amendment and enforce Title 7 across all the platforms that are not just censoring but also digitally assassinating conservatives, deplatforming tens if not hundreds of thousands of conservatives with impunity.

In discussing his father as an alleged enemy of the people the author does a fine job of calling out the media for its hypocrisy but is less effective at pointing out that they are in violation of the law at multiple levels including illegal undeclared in-kind campaign contributions to the Democratic Party and its band of misfit candidates for the presidency.

QUOTE (203): In my lifetime, the press has gone from Walter Cronkite, “the most trusted man in America,” to Jim Acosta and Fake News.

The chapter on Smollett, who I would have liked to see in jail for faking a hate crime with national impact, is excellent and the author uses this to speak to the manner in which the Democratic Party is fostering both pernicious and perverted (my word) forms of “identity,” and the pervasive lies that are necessary to keep this sick, demented, sacrilegious, and anti-American cultural defecation going.

QUOTE (232): Democrats have built an entire platform around victimhood and oppression. Radical liberals believe that the more labels you have – Lesbian, bi, trans, gay, black, Hispanic, etc. – the more “woke” points you have.   . . . More important [the Democrats claim], you cannot gain an understanding of what it’s like to be black, transgender, or gay by talking to people, reading, or doing your own research on the subject. In fact, it’s racist of you even to try.

The chapter on the opposition is fairly conventional and on target but could have been strengthened had the author had better research support and been able to make this chapter relevant to Senate and House races as well as state and local positions.  George Soros is in the process of bribing county level officials (whom I am certain are also being blackmailed as needed by pedophilia entrapment networks that the FBI is refusing to close down). Below is the single greatest quote in the entire book:

QUOTE (254): Donald J. Trump single-handedly pulled American conservativism back from the brink of extinction, and he did it by ignoring every single rule of American politics.

Quite right. All signs point to the President winning re-election but all signs also point toward the Democrats possibly re-taking the Senate while keeping the House.  This is one reason so many Republicans are resigning. I personally believe that the President has a number of cultural, economic, legal, and political “surprises” to offer up, perhaps including a student debt jubilee since college educations today are scam, and ideally including the end of the federal income tax – I have listed 14 such initiatives at “Q Anon What Next? Marshall Masters on The Drip, The Filth, & The Noose — Salute to Sidney Powell & Mike Flynn, Comment on Epstein Case’s National Implications, List of 14 Presidential Initiatives.” Regardless of whether the President can win re-reelection or not, he will fail to be the greatest president ever if he does not, prior to Election Day, do three things:

01 Defend the US Constitution especially the 1st, 2nd, and 4th, by shutting down BigTech, challenging all 27 anti-BDS laws, and creating a truth channel; by doubling down on open carry and outlawing “red flag” laws that confiscate guns on the basis on anonymous complaints from snowflakes; and by ending both NSA mass surveillance and TSA unlawful search inclusive of electromagnetic “naked on demand” machines in shopping malls and bus and train terminals.

02 Put America First, not Israel First, beginning with 9/11 and Epstein disclosures and then firing all US-Israeli dual citizens and all Christian Zionists whose first loyalty is to Israel, while creating a special task force to eliminate all Zionist back doors into US communications and computing systems.

03 Embrace #UNRIG with its twelve electoral reforms including paper ballots, and do so in time to elect a whole new Congress with at least one third of our new Members being Independent, Libertarian, or other than Democratic or Republican.

My other wild and crazy ideas for making Donald Trump the greatest president ever can be found at If I Were President – they include the removal of the media scum from the White House, and the conversion of that area to provide the President with a Trump Studio, a strategy advisory group, a truth channel control room, and the President’s own fact-checking and open source intelligence (decision-support element, the latter capable for providing the 96% of the intelligence the President cannot get together from his treasonous as well as incompetent intelligence community.

All three of these are epic legacy matters and all three of these impact on local, state, and national non-Presidential election integrity and the restoration of the rule of law to how we govern ourselves.

The book has a few flaws. Chief among these are his obsequiousness toward Zionist Israel. The author is clueless on false flag operations and mind-controlled patsies, and does not understand that Amazon was bringing to New York a few thousand minimum-wage jobs, not 25,000 “six-figure” jobs.

Administratively, and I blame the publisher for these two mistakes, the book does not have an index and it does not follow the convention of having the book title in one header and the chapter title in the facing header. The author also did not get proper research support, or each of the chapters would have been 25% stronger, and the book as a whole would have been better crafted as “the battle for the soul of America the Beautiful.”

Still and all a superb book, and I want to end with a tip of the hat to author for keeping his beard and featuring it on the cover slide.  His father hates beards and is wrong to do so. The American male has been under attack since the assassination of JFK and the Deep State / Zionist / CIA campaign to destroy America by eradicating morality, the family, community, faith, and patriotism, and as God is my witness, Donald Trump Jr. – and his beard – have emerged as the necessary complement to his father in representing all that is good about a straight, hard-working, love the flag America. Add Dr. Cynthia McKinney to this mix and I am certain of the Mother of All Landslides.

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Review: Ben Garrison’s Big Book of Editorial Cartoons

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6 Stars — A Most Extraordinary Collection of Culturally Important Cartoons — Unabashedly Pro-Faith, Pro-Family — A Patriotic Celebration of Sanity

This was a LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, copy #001 of which has gone to President Trump.

There are TEN COPIES left at $200 each, I will say that in my view these books are $500 collector items and Ben is underpricing them.  Contact Ben Garrison using the Contact Form if you want to buy one of the ten copies remaining.

This book is PRICELESS.  As I went through it in growing wonder my first thought was that we need a national Ben Garrison Museum with large size prints so that one could walk through the book in  lifesize form.

I read a lot and have appreciated many political cartoonists over the years,  but there is no one, anywhere, that can compare to Ben Garrison, not only in terms of trenchant cultural and economic and political commentary in cartoon form, but in terms of his patriotic pro-faith pro-family stance.

If the extreme left and the Deep State and the Zionists and Satanists are everything that is evil in this world, then Ben Garrison and his hero Donald Trump are the epitomy of everything that is good in  this world.

Praise the Lord and pass the cartoons — this is a KILLER book!

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Review: Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture by Donald E. Vandergriff

Donald E. Vandergriff, Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture (Naval Institute Press, 2019)

5 Star Potentially Epic – Could Turn US Military Into an Effective Force

Reviewed by Robert David Steele

I met the author through Col Dr. Doug Macgregor, USA (Ret), whose various books, but most recently and especially Margin of Victory, set the gold standard for strategic thinking. Just as Margin of Victory makes the point that wars are won or lost ten to twenty years before they are fought, by the good or bad decisions made in longer-term strategy, acquisition, and training (e.g. tracks versus wheels, integrated versus stove-piped), so also can this book by Maj Don Vandergriff, USA (Ret) be said to be a 20-years and out war winner (or war loser if you ignore it).

By the time I put this book down I understood that if (a big if) the US Army – and other services – were to adopt the author’s recommendations,  the new leadership culture would cut both officer and non-commissioner officer decision time in half while increasing by an order of magnitude both outcome achievement and conserved resources including fewer soldier lives lost.

The author begins with Col John Boyd’s OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) loop, which was central to the 4th generation warfare discussion that took place in the 1990’s. The author has conceptualized an Adaptive Course Module (ACM) that integrates rapid decision-making under stress and teaches team trust while doing training that is not rote, but rather learning to learn and thus transferable to future now unknown contexts.

This is a scholarly work – the author displays and documents a most extraordinary grasp of multi-lingual sources and quotes from across a vast range of relevant historical works.

PROBLEM is the current Army culture of top-down micro-management that is not leadership, and rote training that is a checklist approach to learning, not teaching to learn or to think under stress. Taylorism or every officer a cog assembly line and the Cartesian focus on rote instead of learning to focus outward, on the enemy and the situation, have hurt the Army. The school solution stifles innovation. Simulators are not working – they perpetuate old think.

SOLUTION is striving for a culture of trust (explicitly inclusive of non-commissioned officers, not limited to officers), learning HOW to think, not WHAT to think, and fostering a combination of top-down commander’s intent and bottom-up adaptability and initiative. Decentralization of training – and prohibition of hazing – spawns innovation. Rotations of officers across the various branches pays dividends of understanding that last a career. Empowering subordinates, trusting subordinates, earning the trust of subordinates, is the foundation for being able to work miracles later.

OUTCOME is character & maturity & trust across the officer and non-commissioned officer ranks, and this is a force multiplier beyond most traditionalists’ ken.  Officers are instilled with, in alphabetical order, accountability, adaptability, awareness, confidence, discipline, initiative, intuition, judgment, maturity, and thoughtfulness.

The book ends with a discussion of a Combat Olympics and an Army Reconnaissance Course, as well as a very inspiring history of John S. Wood and the 4th Armored Division that led the way in adaptability and mission accomplishment from Normandy onwards.

The author is diplomatically negative about the US Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and its excruciatingly detailed rote training guides. In combination with the individual replacement system focusing on quantity not quality, on centralized cog management instead of unit integrity and cultural cohesion, the author gives us cause for concern.

On a positive note he praises General H. R. Macmaster and the Army Futures Command that stood up in 2018, and he writes that General Mark Milley, USA and Chairman of  the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has endorsed mission command and leader development as top priorities.

As much as I agree with this book, I don’t see the US Army or the Department of Defense getting healthy anytime soon. From where I sit we cannot win wars and 50% of the defense budget is waste, because we have a system optimized to transfer dollars from the taxpayer to industry while going through the motions with our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. The latest suicide rates are troubling, and some suggest that they are related to the electromagnetic “soup” that we are putting our humans into. On the one hand, we cannot defeat the Russian/Iranian electromagnetic neutralization capabilities (the USS Donald Cook jumps to mind) and on the other hand we have a military that is electromagnetically vulnerable including the geospatial satellites, wheeled, too heavy, stove-piped, with outsourced logistics (one contractor per laptop) and a totally worthless US intelligence community that provides “at best” 4% of what a major commander needs to do strategic planning, and nothing at all in  the way of responsive effective target acquisition for fast-moving combined arms forces….General Robert Scales Firepower in Limited War is still a classic indictment of intelligence, along with General Mike Flynn’s co-authored Fixing Intelligence.

Worse – and partly because no one in power cares about intelligence – we have no strategy – no grand strategy. We have no operational concept – or supported budget – for what is known as D3C – Diplomacy, Development, Defense, and Commerce. Despite our President’s best efforts to unify and denuclearize the Koreas and get us out of the Middle East, the Deep State and its warmongers appear to still be in charge of what passes for national security policy, and in betrayal of the public trust.

In that larger context, the author is spitting into the wind. Still, as long as he and Generals Flynn (both of them) and Scales and Zinni and others are alive, I will hold to the positive thought that perhaps General Milley might yet lead a strategic break-through that makes D3C possible; creates the Reconnaissance Strike Forces needed by the US Army; puts the Marines back on to ships and out of land warfare; transfers close air support from the Air Force to the Army; and closes all our military bases overseas so we can bring our troops (and their wallets) home and get on with re-inventing national defense.

If General Milley wants to do all that, then the books by Col Macgregor and Maj Vandergriff, and the books by Generals Scales and Flynn, are excellent starting points, along with my own three-monograph grand strategy series, Re-Inventing the US Army.

Is leadership culture the chicken or the egg? This book offers a partial but essential answer to that question.

Review: A Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson with Additional Links

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Marianne Williamson, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution (HarperOne, 2019)

6 Stars – The Only Authentic Democratic Candidate

Reviewed by Robert David Steele

This is a six page summary review of a political-cultural-economic-social transformation that is both needed and possible, by the one person seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency who appears authentic, inclusive, and truthful. Links to free online supporting documentation for the author’s radically humanistic and deeply spiritual proposals are included in the formal review. An additional five pages of links and one paragraph extracts are appended to give the reader easy access to a range of mass media depictions of the author that range from angelic to whacko.

I was so deeply impressed by Marianne Williamson’s authentic, inclusive, and truthful nature – all five minutes that she was allowed – during the second Democratic Clown Show, that I looked her up on my blog to find that she is the real deal – here is an edited work of hers that I appreciated in 2001, a year after which it was published.

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My 5 star title then was “Vastly More Practical (and Political) Than Title Suggests.” I also noted then – 16 years ago – that the author was associated then with the Global Renaissance Alliance, a spiritually-oriented group that nurtured Citizens Circles.

Marianne Williamson’s presence in the 2020 presidential primaries is not an accident.  She has been growing into this role as a spiritual complement to President Donald Trump (she has a great deal in common with First Lady Melania Trump, to whom I have mailed a gift copy of this book, and another copy to Kellyanne Conway). America needs to see more of the First Lady, and I would very much like to see the First Lady reach out to Marianne Williamson who shares her passion for helping kids in school “be best” and help – in her own way – make love for our citizens first and then humanity generally – the centerpiece of our President’s forthcoming 4th of July speech and a moderating influence on his second presidential campaign.  While the President makes it clear that he cares deeply about the average American, embracing Marianne Williamson’s core points will make him a better president. Just as I have been urging the President to enlist Dr. Cynthia McKinney, I would urge him to enlist – and LISTEN TO – Marianne Williamson. The Democrats and media are trashing her because they fear her. I do not fear her, I VALUE her, and am quite certain the First Lady and Kellyanne Conway will see my point.

Marianne Williamson is the ONLY Democratic candidate that is truly authentic, inclusive, and truthful, and the only one who clearly articulates – as she does in this book far more than she was allowed to articulate during the debate – why we need to flip our government right side up and restore both the bottom-up aspect – the government must serve the citizens, not its Deep State bribers and blackmailers – and the love aspect. She AGREES with Candidate Trump (and Ron Paul) on so many fronts.

Perhaps even more importantly, she is so different from the other candidates in her spiritual embrace of reasoned civil conversation, that she and George Will may be the new pairing, as Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich once were.  The below review should be read as a complement to this review.

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The book opens with deep authenticity, rooted in having a correct compassionate consciousness during the Los Angeles AIDS epidemic that ravaged gays and straights alike. She goes on to respect President Donald Trump as the answer to the prayers of millions of citizens who are in deep pain, in trauma, unheard and oppressed by the combination of an over-bearing state that imposes, among other things, vaccines that kill and maim and do not protect, and predatory unethical unconscious capitalism that has captured the  government (George Will is more erudite but they are both in agreement: the federal government has been captured by what he calls rent-seekers and I call carpet-baggers).

I am giving a speech at the Dimensions of Disclosure conference in Ventura, California in August 2019, and my working title is “What Would a Full Disclosure Government Look Like.” This book by Marianne Williamson answers – imperfectly but importantly – the question “What would a government rooted in love for its citizens and for humanity look like?”

This is not a typical presidential campaign book, but it does cover the bases and there are so many specifics woven in here that I strongly suspect this book was ghost-written to an extent by Thom Hartmann (who wrote one of the Prefaces to my own book free online, ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig). I have read many of the “mandate for change” books put out by prior presidential campaigns – they were the basis for my focusing on twelve issues in my own very brief 2012 presidential campaign (agriculture, diplomacy, economy, education, energy, family, health, immigration, justice, security, society, water).

The first three chapters set the stage for agreeing that America is in crisis;  that we all have the power to get right with God, country, community, and family now and forevermore; and that how we debate, how we engage, matters greatly. I agree with the author’s subtle dismay about both  the extreme left and the extreme right, and I am surprised to find across this entire book more holistic analytics and true cost economics than any prior or existing “presidential” book, without exception.

QUOTE (8): Any person, economic system, or political establishment that fails to concern itself with the pain of others is out of alignment with spiritual truth.   . . .   Once we give ourselves social permission to think that money, not love, is the organizing principle of a well-adjusted society, chaos is inevitable.

QUOTE (11): Our government has become a system of legalized bribery, less concerned with deep issues of humanity’s purpose and more with shallow questions of money and power.

Although this book has no index and no endnotes I am deeply impressed by the breadth and depth of the insights across the book. For any sentence in this book, I can point to at least one non-fiction book that will add a sledge hammer of emphasis.

QUOTE (37): Someone knew exactly what they were doing when American civics and history lessons started disappearing from many public school curricula.

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QUOTE (48): Economic values have taken precedence over ethical values, and now we’re having to face the consequences of this moral corrosion.

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QUOTE (55): The moral mission of the United States is to create a society in which, to the best of our ability, all material shackles are removed that keep any person from becoming who he or she was created to be. . . .  The power of our first principles, our democratic values, is that they speak to something higher than politics. They speak to the human condition.

She might as well be channeling Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, AND George Will. This is common ground for common good.

This author – and the people who helped her research and write the book – easily pass my smell test for gravitas, civic sensibility, and truthfulness. They are wrong on some points, but on balance Marianne Williamson is first after Donald Trump in my heart and mind.  She is a precious national asset who cannot and must not be ignored.

QUOTE (77-78): The threat is authoritarian corporatism, which does not respect serious conservatism, serious progressivism, universal humanitarian values, or even democracy itself.

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The next four chapters each take one major issue and in a most compelling fashion, outline what our politics and our economy and society would like if we demanded an honest evidence-based government that focused on We the People, rather than doing the bidding of foreign powers and predatory capitalists who treat all of us as disposable deplorables.

Economy: Focus on natural capital and particularly children and the general education and health of the public. Education must include arts, music, play, as the engines of creativity.  And of course civics.

QUOTE (110): The idea that a corporation should bear no responsibility to anything other than the financial bottom line of its stockholders destroys the social fabric of our society as well as the natural environment on which all business, and indeed all life, depend.

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Youth: This is a core chapter with insights very few “leaders” acknowledge. Generation Z is going to destroy the two-party tyranny (two wings, one bird, same crap) because Generation Z “gets” that the US government has betrayed them, their college educations are worthless, and there are not enough good jobs with meaning anymore.

QUOTE (133): So many of America’s children are endangered either physically or emotionally, it should be seen as a humanitarian emergency.

The author is very much in “family first” mode, such that I cannot help but see the transpartisan resonance of this theme as covered by a major conservative outlet:

American Greatness: America Needs a Family-First Movement

I agree – and the author is probably not aware that Deputy Secretary of Labor Del Spurlock, under President Ronald Reagan, foresaw this emergency and created the Joint Labor-Defense solution, “Building a Post Cold War Workforce for the 21st Century: Our Manpower Peace Deficit”. See also ON THE RECORD: Our Jobs Proposal, Centered on Veterans.  We have two emergencies in the USA, the first centers on the need for holistic fulsome education of children who also have solid family networks, and the second centers on veterans who do not want to be thanked for their service to predatory empire, they want meaningful jobs and an honest government.

QUOTE (143): The US Government should not be run like a business; it should be run like a family.

The author points out that over 74 million people in the United States are under the age of eighteen. This is our President’s non-voting constituency, this is the constituency that will determine whether he lives up to his ambition to be the greatest president ever and make America great again.

Race: The author loses me of reparations for descendants of slaves five generations ago – this is classic liberal nonsense – but she has a point when she emphasizes that we owe some form of justice not only to blacks but to Native Americans.

QUOTE (157): A politics of love is a whole-person pursuit that traces the psychological as well as political history of a relationship between peoples.

QUOTE (167): A politics of love is one in which we address the psychological and emotional wounds underlying our political realities and seek to heal them in meaningful ways.

Quite right. The USA is guilty of predatory capitalism, unilateral militarism, and virtual colonialism around the world, not just within its own borders (which are in turn based on wars rooted in lies), but reparations are not the answer, truth and integrity in all things are the answer. On that topic, the author falls for false narratives common to the liberal persuasion, but I am quite sure she would respond well to evidence-based dialog. We have no alternative but to have a national conversation about all threats, all policies, all costs, and that must include the cost of FORCING children to doubt their gender. Whites are now a threatened minority, and that is a good thing, because whites are now feeling the fear and pain that blacks have felt for so long.  As I have written in Democracy Riots, “we are all black now, deal with it.”

The author is half-right on immigrants. I am a white Latino (Latinos come in all colors including red and yellow) on my mother’s side, born in the USA to a white US-born Angle-Saxon father and grand-father and like all legal Latinos, I cannot abide open borders and the use of taxpayer funds to give illegal immigrants more support than we give to our veterans. Immigration has been a political football, and open borders exist in part because the Johnson, Bush-Cheney, Clinton-Gore and Obama-Biden crime families have demanded open borders so they could run drugs, guns, cash, gold, and small children back and forth with impunity. The President has been slow to show us meaningful arrests, but when he does, the Executive Order on human trafficking should put many US border state politicians, judges, prosecutors, and sheriffs in jail (as well as the CIA, FBI, and DEA officers managing cross-border smuggling to beef up their agencies off-shore illicit bank accounts). The border crisis is not a “made-up” crisis, if anything it is a concealed crisis and I for one will not abide the destruction of America in the same manner that Germany and France have been destroyed by largely unemployed adult male Muslims who rape with impunity because it is “politically incorrect” to hold them accountable. In our case we are dealing with criminal gangs we helped create across the Southern Hemisphere. Europe’s politicians sold out to the Arabs for large bribes at the Barcelona Agreements, and all of our Presidents and Members of Congress since Ronald Reagan have sold us out on this matter. The buck stops with our President and the author needs to get a grip on the facts.

It merits comment that the census question about citizenship is VITAL because today Congressional Districts are apportioned on the basis of ALL voting-age individuals including illegal aliens and visiting foreigners. Counted properly, California would lose four House seats.  This matters.

War and Peace: This is the author’s most powerful policy chapter, and far more sophisticated and nuanced than Tulsi Gabbard, who still thinks 9/11 was done by rag-heads armed with box cutters. On 9/11 and the President’s promise of disclosure see Memorandums for the President: 9/11 Truth. The author nails it when she calls our military a self-perpetuating war machine that yields profit for the banks and pain for everyone else including the US taxpayer. She singles out Saudi Arabia, perhaps fearful of singling out Israel, but the two together stand as examples of powers able to bribe and blackmail every Member of Congress particularly including Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. We have a dishonest Congress – a rigged system – a pay to play system – and this is nowhere more evident than in the fact that 60% of our disposable income goes to the Department of Defense, at the same time that 50% of the Department of Defense budget has been documented as waste, and it is known we cannot win wars.

QUOTE (200): For the $550 million we are spending on just one B-21 raider, we could ameliorate the human suffering of billions of people around the world. That would be the moral thing to do.

That would also be the practical thing to do. I predicted the illegal immigration breakout in my 2002 book THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political, and pointed out that as long as we subsidize 40 of the 42 dictators on the planet (the only two we don’t love are Cuba and North Korea), they will continue to abuse their publics and create waves of dispossessed, impoverished, diseased refugees.

The author embraces Dennis Kucinich’s idea of a Department of Peace, I would modify that somewhat by first closing all of our military bases overseas and bringing all of our troops and their wallets home, and then creating an Inter-Agency Development Command rooted in an Open Source Agency that stops the practice of lying to public about everything. It was quite telling to me that when I briefed the latter idea to the top national security aide for Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) who many years ago wrote the Foreword to my second book, she lost interest the minute I said that the mission of the OSA would be “to tell the truth about everything.” She got up and left. No one in Washington wants the truth because the truth is a budget cutter and a power reducer. No one in Washington cares about balancing ends, ways, and means, something Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) understood so very well.

This is also the chapter where the author’s commitment to holistic thinking is most visible, and I completely embrace her view that love instead of fear is a more sophisticated world view (and also much less expensive and much more sustainable in policy form).

QUOTE (207): According to research by the Friends Committee on National Legislation, “The world spends just $1 on conflict prevention for every $1,885 it spends on military budgets.

I nailed this one in my ghost-written article for the Commandant of the Marine Corps in 1989, but all of my ideas were seen for what they were: a threat to the unlimited budget for war and covert operations including regime change.  I explicitly called for re-inventing intelligence so as to better justify “peaceful preventive measures.”

Gray, Al (Ghost-Written by Robert Steele), “Global Intelligence Challenges in the 1990’s,” American Intelligence Journal, Winter 1989-1990, pp. 37-41.

The author’s final two chapters are articulate and compelling – a politics of love that puts people first.

QUOTE (228): The day has come for an American reckoning.

Indeed. The Democrats are too corrupt to let this brilliant spiritually-grounded candidate for the Presidency advance – they will demolish her as The Daily Beast, a Cabal rag has, labeling her a wacko. She is not a wacko.  She is the first Democrat since Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, and John F. Kennedy to impress me – with perhaps a nod toward John Edwards. Marianne Williamson is the real deal, and if the Democrats are too craven to advance her toward the convention, then I pray that the First Lady and Kellyanne Conway will point out to the President that there is an oracle in play – a woman of great intelligence, great integrity, and great imagination – who should be heard, respected, and embraced. Marianne Williamson just defined the gold standard for politics – a politics that places people first and is rooted in love not fear, and there is not a single other Democratic candidate for president that is at this level of authenticity, inclusiveness, and truthfulness.

People, not parties. Love, not fear. Transparency not secrecy, peace not war. Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

SPECIAL: Marianne Williamson

Bloomberg: Marianne Williamson Is Just What the Democratic Party Needs

Finally, there is Marianne Williamson. When she first began to speak, I googled her, as I suspect did many other Americans. Her eccentric manner can be distracting, but I recommend instead focusing on her values. Her performance suggests that Democrats need to take a broader, deeper set of values into account: sometimes love and New Agey spiritual values, other times historical values. Her answer about making America the finest country for a child to grow up in was perhaps the best single moment of either debate, and that too stemmed from her understanding of values.

NJ.Com: Marianne Williamson emerges as the love-fueled, groovy folk hero of the Democratic debate

Marianne Williamson was a dance. Marianne Williamson was a song. Marianne Williamson was a fragrant breeze carrying whispers from another plane of existence. Marianne Williamson was a state of mind.

Slate: The Bizarre Charm of Marianne Williamson

In the closing moments of Thursday night’s Democratic debate, Marianne Williamson looked straight ahead and told the audience that her plan for her candidacy is to harness the country’s love. “Mr. President, if you’re listening,” she said, addressing Donald Trump directly, “you have harnessed fear for political purposes, and only love can cast that out. I am going to harness love for political purposes,” she continued, raising her eyebrows. “And sir, love will win.”

CBSNews: Marianne Williamson on bringing spirituality back into politics

“I think the issue is that politics has swerved,” Williamson said, opining that American politics has turned “toxic.” “The problem is with an over-corporatized, over-secularized political conversation so disconnected from values, so disconnected from issues of moral and ethical responsibility, as to have broken itself off of the major river of American thought and American life. That’s why so many people can’t relate to it.” She said that the U.S. is suffering from a “sociopathic economic system” that doesn’t value the American worker.

TIME: Marianne Williamson’s Vibe at Thursday’s Debate Was All Love. People Couldn’t Get Enough

Many viewers of Thursday’s broadcast found Williamson’s energy an “interesting” departure from the rest of the crowd.

UPI: Marianne Williamson running for president as a ‘political visionary’

Williamson first announced her bid for the White House in January, saying that America is in a broken state and in need of “political visionary” more than a “political mechanic.”

“I do not see American politics today as a conduit for a deep and meaningful transformative experience, either for our citizens or for our country,” she states on her campaign website. “Our government is now little more than a system of legalized bribery, and our traditional political establishment at its best is a container for an obsolete conversation about democracy and values and people.”

The Atlantic: What Do You Do When No One Takes You Seriously?

Williamson told me she saw Trump’s election as a blaring siren that the political establishment had ignored a revolution building underneath its feet. “The American people are not stupid. They know the game is rigged. They know we’re screwed,” she said. “The crying out for change was itself legitimate. Obviously they got the wrong kind of change agent. They got a con artist.”

The Hill: 2020 Democrat Marianne Williamson: ‘Love of our fellow human beings … should guide America’s foreign policy’

2020 Democratic presidential candidate and writer Marianne Williamson on Tuesday put forth a foreign policy agenda that emphasizes “peace-building” and a return to global agreements spurned by the Trump administration. The author and spiritual adviser also promoted the use of “soft power” rather than “military might” to deal with international conflicts.

Yahoo Video: 20 Questions for 2020 Marianne Williamson

Oprah’s spiritual guru and presidential candidate Marianne Williamson talks about getting money out of politics, fighting the climate crisis, and why she wishes she never called herself ‘a bitch for God’ in today’s ’20 Questions for 2020.’ This video, “20 Questions for 2020: Marianne Williamson “, first appeared on nowthisnews.com.

VICE: Marianne Williamson Wants to Make Democrats the Party of Faith

For progressive, religious people like me, the 2020 candidate has a powerful message. It took a long time, but Democrats are poised to retake ground we ceded to a supposed faith and family–based party that nominated Trump, made him president, and cheered him on every step of the way.

BuzzFeed: Into America’s Spiritual Void With Marianne Williamson

Presidential campaigns can poll at zero and still have something interesting to say about America. In Iowa on the trail with Marianne Williamson, who helped shape today’s conversation about spirituality.

Bradenton.com: Who is Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson?

Marianne Williamson says she is running for president to bring a “moral and spiritual awakening” to America — and that includes a $100 billion investment in reparations for slavery. “We need to get real in this country,” the bestselling author and lecturer told a CNN town hall in April. “… Racism is a character defect. Let’s end this. Let’s fix it.” Williamson, 66, is a Texas native who has never held public office and is best known for being a spiritual counselor to Oprah Winfrey.

Intelligencer: 68 Minutes With Marianne Williamson

This is a campaign event for Marianne Williamson, the self-help author and now semi-serious Democratic candidate for president. She’s very much in the “long shot” category, but she has gathered enough support to qualify for the first debate — which is more than the sitting governor of Montana and a congressman from Massachusetts can say. She’s a friend of, and former spiritual adviser to, Oprah Winfrey; the person who officiated Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding to Larry Fortensky; and a onetime congressional candidate from L.A.’s 33rd District whose supporters included Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Chaka Khan, and whose campaign anthem was written by Alanis Morissette (“We’re going down?/?Unless we move to new ground?…?Unless we revive this Constitution?/?From sure disintegration?/?Live out this revelation?/?Today”). In that race, she also received an endorsement from Dennis Kucinich, who remains an admirer. “Marianne is brilliant, insightful, and spiritually aware,” he says. “She is a true leader and does not require an office for affirmation, which is why she speaks with such compelling candor at a time this country desperately needs truth-tellers.”

“If you don’t get real, and you don’t get brutally honest, and you don’t get down to what’s really happening in a situation, and you don’t look deeply at the dynamics and the gaps between people, and the gaps between us and our truths, between us and somebody else’s truth, between us and our own integrity, then things don’t heal, things don’t really move, things don’t really break through to a better place.”

“I’ve had a 35-year career addressing people’s trauma and how to turn that trauma into transformation,” she continues. “All that a country is a collection of people, so the same psychological and emotional and spiritual forces that prevail within the journey of an individual prevail within the journey of a nation. The political Establishment is so blind to the deeper psychological and emotional factors at work. Our feelings do more to drive our behavior than does our intellectual analysis. Where people are not loved and not supported, despair arises, and large groups of desperate people are one of the most dangerous sociological elements possible. Desperate people are more vulnerable to ideological capture by genuinely psychotic forces.

That’s true whether it’s a corner of an American city, where people are vulnerable to gangs, or the whole United States, where people are more vulnerable to an authoritarian demagogue.”

Jezebel: Marianne Williamson Went Full Goop at the Democratic Debate

Spiritual leader and best-selling author Marianne Williamson, who has skirted thisssssss close to being anti-vaccine in previous appearances, had quite a mouthful to say about our healthcare system—or what she called our “sickness-care” system—in the opening minutes of the second Democratic presidential debate.

New York Times: 18 Questions with Marianne Williamson

Ms. Williamson has built her campaign on the idea that love can be a political force. Her political heroes include Bobby Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. She said she would not make any moves in Afghanistan until she first spoke to Afghan women.

Forward.com: 10 Wild Facts About Marianne Williamson, Self-Help Guru And Dem 2020 Candidate

Though she identifies as Jewish, Williamson served five years as Minister at Detroit’s 2,500 member Christian Church of Today, a non-denominational member of the Association of Unity Churches. Steven Tyler was a recurring musical guest, Los Angeles Magazine reports. In her early days in politics, LA Magazine reports, Williamson was known to refer to herself as “Obama 2.0.”

Vox: Marianne Williamson is Oprah’s spiritual adviser. She’s also running for president.

The self-proclaimed “bitch for God” wants us to look more closely at who we are.

”Our national challenges are deep, but our political conversation is shallow,” she said. “My campaign is for people who want to dig deeper into the questions we face as a nation and deeper into finding the answers.’’

“She uses the language and attraction of sensuality to hold an audience,” one Psychology Today journalist wrote in a profile of Williamson in 1992. “Her charisma is sexual and humorous. Watching her perform is more like wrestling naked with Venus than kneeling with the saints.”

In a foreign policy speech at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, Williamson explained, “The same holistic paradigm that has transformed our view of physical health can be applied to our societal health. Active peace-building measures reinforce the social health of our planet the way good nutrition and exercise reinforce the physical health of our bodies.”

The Daily Beast: Marianne Williamson, Longtime Wacko, Is Now a Dangerous Wacko

For decades, Williamson said that medicines don’t cure disease but positive thinking does. Now she’s taking her quackery to a new and dangerous level: the anti-vaxxer conspiracy.

Phi Beta Iota: The Daily Beast routinely lies and defames people. They appear to be a paid outlet for the Cabal and attack people who threaten the Cabal. These are the same people who said that elite pedophilia networks do not exist. Vox is also more often than not a drive-by assassin for the Cabal, but in this instance has painted a useful negative picture that will help Williamson evolve the campaign.

See Also:

DOC (11 Pages):  Review A Politics of Love 1.5

Robert Steele @ Amazon: Summary Review with Links: The Conservative Sensibility by George Will (Trump Revolution Book 38)

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This is a seven page summary review of one of the greatest books in modern political, economic, and cultural literature. The review concludes with links to other published literary commentary on the book being reviewed, and to superb videos where George Will is interviewed about his book, in this way augmenting the Kindle experience.

The Conservative Sensibility is a masterwork, a capstone work for the author, for his time, for the Republic, and for We the People who have lost our Republic.

Of the over 2,500 books I have reviewed, 10% of which have received a 6 star rating, this book is easily in the top 25 and perhaps the top 10. The last book I remember that impressed me this much was Philip Allot’s The Health of Nations: Society and Law beyond the State (Cambridge, 2002) but this book is closer to home, focused on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the collapse of the US federal government with a Presidency run amok, a Congress in abdication, and a judiciary all too passive as the Constitution is shredded.

This glorious piece of work, clearly a handcrafted deeply researched endeavor (not a collection of past columns) that draws on all forms of erudition from poetry and theater and fiction to history, philosophy, and science, is noteworthy for integrating deep and diverse citations from the varied leading individuals in the US executive, US legislature, and US judiciary.

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Review: The Conservative Sensibility by George F. Will – Handbook for an American Renaissance

ADDENDUM:  Marianne Williamson has more in common with George Will than Donald Trump was.  There is an Ascension Mystery here that merits noting.

SPECIAL: Marianne Williamson

Review: The Conservative Sensibility by George F. Will – Handbook for an American Renaissance

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George F. Will

6 Stars – Handbook for an American Renaissance

This book is a masterwork, a capstone work for the author, for his time, for the Republic, and for We the People who have lost our Republic. Of the over 2,500 books I have read, 10% of which have received a 6 star rating, this book is easily in the top 25 and perhaps the top 10. The last book I remember that impressed me this much was Philip Allot’s The Health of Nations: Society and Law beyond the State (Cambridge, 2002) but this book is closer to home, focused on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the collapse of the US federal government with a Presidency run amok, a Congress in abdication, and a judiciary all too passive as the Constitution is shredded.

This glorious piece of work, clearly a handcrafted deeply researched endeavor (not a collection of past columns) that draws on all forms of erudition from poetry and theater and fiction to history, philosophy, and science, is noteworthy for integrating deep and diverse citations from the varied leading individuals in the US executive, US legislature, and US judiciary.

The top four points made by this book, in my view, are these:

01 Most conservatives today are not real conservatives, and have completely lost touch with the roots of our Republic, to wit, the need to protect and conserve the FACT that the USA is unique for establishing the natural rights of its individual citizens prior to the formation of the government by their consent. Individual (and state) sovereignty precede and should always “trump” state power.

02 Progressives as well as fake conservatives are the enemy of liberty for their constant efforts to enlarge the federal government with entitlements as well as interventions such that the primary economic player has become the federal government and its rent-seekers – banks and corporations and non-profits that have learned it is easier to leverage government to increase revenues than it is to be innovative and hard-working.  Interestingly for me, despite the author’s emphasis on rent-seekers as a parasite, none of the Mainstream Media (MSM) reviews – I link four at the end of this review – address this core aspect of the book. The federal government has been captured – it is in enemy hands. The author is persistently wonderful in demonstrating that progressives are full of hatred for the average American whom they consider “vulgar… sick, racist, sexist, imperialist, etc.”

03 All three branches are broken and the judiciary is the solution. Presidential powers need to be sharply, decisively curtailed; legislators need to stop abdicating and delegating to the executive; and the judiciary needs to become more interventionist, ruling against all laws and regulations that are not in keeping with both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

04 Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt accelerated the destruction of the Republic with the twin presumptions that government should shape the public, not the other way around; and that the American Republic had a right and an obligation to intervene in everyone else’s business. The author makes a clear and persistent case for progressives (and faux conservatives) and the enemy within, who strive to impose political correctness (what Marcuse calls “repressive tolerance” where anything goes to the point of no values being allowed), using identity politics to de-moralize, de-construct, de-minish the individual, the family, the community, and the fifty states whose Electoral College votes represent the fact that the Presidency is beholden to the fifty sovereign states, not to the publics at large. Democracy is subordinate to liberty and no inequality confers any entitlement to elevated or even protected political status. While the author is weak on alternative history, what we know now supports his righteous disdain for Wilson and FDR.  See for instance

Review: The Folly of Empire–What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson

Review: The Fruits of Graft

Review: The Devil’s Chessboard – Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government

This book is a moral and spiritual manifesto for an American Renaissance, a Second American Revolution. As much as the author may despise the presidency (including the incumbent who is not mentioned) I will go so far as to say that President Donald Trump cannot become the greatest president ever without embracing this book and its author, and rising to the challenge this author presents us all. He is strong and pointed when he observes that the federal government, an administrative state picking winners and losers, has ended up focusing on externalities – the economy – on a foundation of ignorance that gestates rent-seekers (carpet-baggers) while also failing completely to focus on virtues and enabling citizens to freely – freely – pursue happiness writ large: fulfilment through hard work and innovation. The public has been “infantilized” as a ward of the federal government.

This book is a certificate course in citizenship starting with the fact that citizens of the USA have absolute rights that cannot and should not be trifled with by the federal government or even the individual states, but are today. The author’s bottom line is that both the citizenry and the judiciary should end their deference to the federal government and to the mis-steps of the executive and legislative branches, and get back in the saddle.

QUOTE (23): Government’s primary purpose is to secure pre-existing rights.  Government does not create rights; it does not dispense them.

This book destroys the progressives and their arrogant and ignorant ambitions to “shape” humanity, inclusive of the legitimization of eugenics and perversions such as pedophilia and transgenderism, The law of unintended consequences, a law that is very applicable when decisions are made in arrogance and ignorance, has destroyed the very fiber of  the Republic, its individual citizens. Social engineering is in fact social genocide.

The author draws the connection among taxes (I maintain the 16th Amendment should be over-turned or even more aggressively, shown to have never been properly ratified in the first place), debts, and wars. These are known instruments for subordinating the many to the few and for profit taking by the few over the many.

The author avoids reference to the 17th Amendment perhaps not properly ratified, that effectively castrated the fifty states that comprise the union, and changes the Senators from being the representatives of their sovereign state with both budget and war powers, making Senators nothing more than super-representatives as subject to bribery and blackmail as are all those in the House of Representatives today. He does emphasize on page 140 that the Founders were wise to have the Senators represent the states themselves rather than the publics of those states at large. Worth a look:

William Benson: Assertion That 16th & 17th Amendments to the Constitution Were Not Ratified by Enough States UPDATE 1 Adds 16th Amendment Information

QUOTE (131, citing Daniel Patrick Moynihan): Not long ago it could be agreed that politics was the business of who gets what, when, where, and how. It is now more than that. It has become a process that also deliberately seeks to effect such outcomes as who THINKS what, who ACTS when, who LIVES where, who FEELS how.

To which I would add the point not made in any of the MSM reviews, to wit that the federal government is now in the business of lying to the public, drugging the public, and dumbing down the public.  See for instance:

Review: TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE – Social Engineering the Masses by Daniel Estulin — Deep State Playbook

Worth a Look: Licensed to Lie – Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

Various points that caught my attention:

Senate should be consulted in firing those whom they have confirmed.

Administrative law has dwarfed statutory law.

Clarence Thomas is a rock star and deserves much more attention and respect.

The author proposes an Amendment to compel Congress to deliberate by making choices. I would go much further – we need to move toward a convention of states to examine all of our Amendments, see this post on this topic:

Robert Steele: 15 Constitutional Amendments — Protect, Modify, Cancel — UPDATE 1

The author also proposes a balanced budget amendment, I would modify that by suggesting that in addition to terminating the federal income tax in favor of a transaction tax on all transactions including stock and currency and supply chain transactions, we need to revert to where the states both approve the federal budget, and allocate funds from state-collected revenues rather than continuing to allow the federal government to print and borrow money with abandon. The author cites James Madison (on page 151) with respect to the Founders intending for America to be a bottom-up Republic of citizens, not a top-down imperial power with subjects.

He goes on to call for judicial muscularity in enforcing a Due Process clause that sharply restricts the government’s ability to regulate and fine via administrative law, often arbitrary, that restricts individual rights.

QUOTE (186): The challenge for a free society is to preserve liberty while nurturing virtue.

QUOTE (212): Since the New Deal, courts have abandoned the protection of economic rights, including the fundamental right to earn a living without arbitrary and irrational government hindrances [such as onerous licensing requirements become one can charge a fee for cutting hair or arranging flowers].

The entire book is a dissection and illumination of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution at the line item level, integrated with reflections on individualism, capitalism the role of religion and faith, and the depth of the ignorance that underlies government decision-making, along with corruption. I am reminded of three books, all of which point out that the best information relevant to any political or economic decision is to be found at the local level:

Review: Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

Review: ANTIFRAGILE – Things That Gain From Disorder

Review: Skin in the Game – Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

QUOTE (247): The more complex society becomes, the more government should defer to the spontaneous order generated by the voluntary cooperation of freely contracting individuals.

White the author has an exaggerated faith in the information produced by markets (as many books will gladly document, the information reaching executives is invariably biased, incomplete, and often an outright lie), his core point is on target: top-down decision making, even if completely honest, is destined to fail. See for example:

Review: Business Blindspots–Replacing Your Company’s Entrenched and Outdated Myths, Beliefs and Assumptions With the Realities of Today’s Markets

Review: Too Big to Know – Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

Review: Organizational Intelligence (Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry)

Robert Steele: Intelligence at a Cross Roads: To Be Or Not To Be… Review of Principled Spying by David Omand and Mark Phythian

Intellectuals are both ignorant and unnecessary in their current progressive configuration.

The Republican Party is not conservative, not intelligence, and not responsible as a steward.

The two-parent family with a stay-at-home parent is the single best predictor of a child’s future success.

Gerrymandering creates artificial voting blocks and de-incentivize cross-block dialog and negotiation at the District level.

A redefinition of poverty would cut the poverty rate by two thirds – the author is brilliant in outlining the extent to which the government has incentivized a huge proportion of the work-eligible public into NOT WORKING. Dependency proliferates fraud as well as indolence.

The ratio of “disabled” non-working individuals is now 1 for every 16 working, it used to be 1 for 134.

The true cost of an entitlement state is a loss of individual self-reliance, responsibility, and zeal for work. Universalizing dependence on the state has killed our culture.

In combination with outlandish unlimited health benefits, disability payments have created in the federal government a very capable machine for bankrupting the Republic financially as well as spiritually.

QUOTE (349): Today’s America has ample evidence that when you shed customs, you get accelerating social regression. Customs are normative; they affirm some behaviors and stigmatize others. When norms come to be considered optional, or worse, repressive, liberty degenerates into license, which is not a blessing.

Case in point: California schools now forcing all children to receive sex education in which they are REQUIRED to consider the possibility that they be one of up to 30 different types of “approved” sexual deviant.

The chapter on education is thorough and inspiring. Modern education is deconstructionst, reductionist, and regressive. Universities have abandoned all pretense of standards or their role as teachers of history and the ability to think critically. Competing views cannot be tolerated because they might “trigger” some fragile moron who has never learned to be an adult.

Americans are a creedal people. The author mentions this several times.

Presentism has destroyed history.  Judging the past by the politically correct standards of the day is intellectual and moral suicide.

QUOTE (370): The danger is not cultural hegemony but cultural amnesia, and the concomitant balkanization of the life of the mind.

QUOTE (372): Multiculturalism attacks individualism by defining people as mere manifestations of groups (racial, ethnic, sexual) rather than as self-defining participants in a free society.

From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King to Barry Goldwater, conservatism is about respecting the right of the individual to assert their private conscience.

Abandoning standards is the end of education. Identity politics, political correcting, and presentism have killed the American educational system and several generations of citizens. Citing Lynn Truss: we are entering an age of “social autism” in which universities have become the theater of victimization and epistemological nihilism.

Greatness is hard, decay easy.

QUOTE (516): It is time for second thoughts – or, in many instances, first thoughts – about the price we are paying for what has been lost.

Our Republic has been ruined by the ability of the political class to conceal from the public – with the active assistance of academia and the media, the true cost of consumption without limits. In this context, government is inimical to the public interest because it fosters both dependency and waste as well as uncivic aggressiveness and outright fraud (lies, bribery, blackmail) that bend public institutions and public funds to private factional advantage – the rent-seekers have hijacked our government and our country.

This is a book that merits more than one reading. It has a few flaws in that it does not address the degree to which the Deep State and secret societies have deliberately subverted the government; it ignores the role of Zionists in balkanizing first Europe and then the Middle East; it has no sense of the degree to which the dumbing down and drugging up of the public – and the acquiescence of politicians in high crimes and misdemeanors including the theft of $43 trillion from the public treasury and the persistent engagement of elements of the government in crime – running drugs, guns, cash, gold, and humans for sale – are a major part of our fall from grace.

What do we stand for? Here are my own reflections.

Robert Steele: Reflections on The People’s Army, The Constitution, & Grand Strategy

Robert Steele: The Second American Revolution – Reflections on the Near Future UPDATE 2

The time for the Second American Revolution is now. This author is the second Arsonist.

Review: The Arsonist – The Most Dangerous Man in America (James Otis 1760?s Catalyst for Liberty)

This is not a book our President will read. This is an author whose insights and values should be represented in the forthcoming 4th of July speech by President Donald Trump. That they may never meet is our American tragedy in a microcosm. That I embrace this author and his call to reconnect to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is a given. It is my prayer that George Will be heard across the land, particularly by Generation Z that is realizing that both the “progressive” vision and the fake conservative vision are empty, toxic, and inherently opposed to the root concept, live free or die.

Other notable reviews online:

Matthew Continetti, “The Conservative Sensibility Is George Will’s Definitive Declaration,” National Review, 20 June 2019

John R. Coyne, Jr., “Revealing the Foundations of the Republic: The Conservative Sensibility,” Washington Times, 12 June 2019

Lloyd Green, “The Conservative Sensibility review: George Will and a right wronged,” The Guardian, 9 June 2019

Andrew Sullivan, “George Will’s Political Philosophy,” The New York Times, 3 June 2019

Videos where George Will discusses the book:

George Will: The Conservative Sensibility

George Will, “The Conservative Sensibility”

George Will and Robert Doar on the conservative sensibility

George Will wrangles with God, the conservative sensibility and the dangers of progressivism

George Will’s Uphill Battle Against Trump’s GOP and the Democratic Socialist Left

DOC (6 Pages):  Review Conservative Sensibility 1.2

Child Handcuffed, Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Missing Too Many Days of School

By Jack Burns

Muskogee County residents, whose school-aged children accrue four absences over a four-week period of time, get a ticket from police and have to see a judge. The citation, if not signed, also leads to the detainment and potential arrest of their children. In police accountability circles, the truancy to incarceration system is known as the “school to prison pipeline.” One mother, whose son was arrested, placed in handcuffs, and taken to the same building which houses the county jail, is speaking out.

Stephanie, who chose not to use her last name while being interviewed with WMBF reporters, fully accepted the blame for her son not attending school as frequently as he should have.

It’s my fault. Exactly. It’s not my 14-year-old son’s fault. He doesn’t have a car to get himself there…I am willing to take responsibility for the days that he did miss..Them arresting him, putting handcuffs on him, and leaving marks on him and traumatizing him, in my perspective, is unacceptable!

TFTP called Muskogee County’s Community Intervention Center (CIC), the county branch which enforces the truancy program. Instead of reaching CIC, the phone number we dialed connected directly with the jail, which transferred us over to CIC. The receptionist stated parents get tickets and the local judge decides on the amount of the fine to be levied against parents whose children are absent from school. She also confirmed to us if the parents refuse to sign the citation, the children are then detained and taken to CIC where their parents have to sign the citation to receive custody of their children. This process is exactly what Stephanie told reporters happened to her son when he was kidnapped by police, placed in handcuffs, and taken to jail (CIC office is located inside the jail’s building). She said he was injured both physically and emotionally and that his absences from school were because of illness.

I could visibly see marks on his wrists…Even if it’s 20, they shouldn’t have handcuffed him in front of everybody…Kids get sick, and they don’t always have to have a doctor’s note.

Predictably, the school system supports the law enforcement activities of Muskogee County. School system spokesperson Steve Braun said:

That’s Oklahoma state statute. It’s been on the books for decades now…Parent comes in, signs the citation, and goes about the day.

Muskogee County is not alone in ‘holding parents accountable’ for their children’s school attendance. State law allows for parents to be fined for not keeping their kids in school.  Oklahoma City Public Schools’ student handbook describes the amount of money a family can be penalized for not keeping their kids in school.

 Fines range from $500 to $1,200 and/or 30-60 days in jail.

In addition, students between the ages of 12 and 17 may also be cited by Oklahoma City police officers for non-attendance in compliance with Oklahoma City municipal ordinances. The first conviction carries a fine of $50, the second is a fine of $100, and the third and additional convictions are $150 each.

The crimes referenced above are misdemeanor child neglect. What may be ironic to some is the fact that the above statutes do not apply to home school students in the State of Oklahoma. Not only are students not required to be taught by a certified teacher but attendance in home school programs is not required to be documented. In other words, if a family decides to home school their child, they do not run the risk of getting truancy fines, being convicted of misdemeanors associated with truancy, and avoid the school-to-prison pipeline.

Complicating matters for some families is the fact Oklahoma raised its dropout age to 18 thereby preventing citizens from bypassing truancy laws. For parents wishing to think outside the box, a GED or home school education may be the best way to complete high school without submitting to the state’s system of education.

What Stephanie sees which others may not (or not be willing to decry) is a system which allows households to be charged for their children’s truancy. Such misbehavior (skipping school) can and does lead to students being kidnapped by police, held against their will, and placed in handcuffs, while their parents (presumably who cannot afford to pay such hefty fines) are threatened with criminal action for allowing their children to be absent four times out of 20 school days.

Who hasn’t been sick four days in a row and who later went back to school? The educational system is rigged folks. It’s rigged for the prison industrial complex. It’s rigged for the courts. It’s rigged to take money from poor parents. And it’s rigged to separate children from their parents and place them in foster care. For more information on how closely Muskogee’s Community Intervention Center (CIC) is connected to the criminal justice system, click here.

Compulsory attendance laws to age 18 would not be necessary if K-12 education in America was of any value. Instead, because the educational system does not prepare students for a job or career out of high school, students become bored and want out.

Unfortunately, with schools operating like prisons, it’s nearly impossible to get out. Think of it like this: You’re free to go to school at no charge, but if (after enrolling in public school) you choose not to continue taking the free gift, you can get arrested, taken to jail, and charged. That means the system isn’t free at all and neither are the students.

If one signs up for the public school system, you’re literally at the mercy of the state which can not only take away your freedom and financial assets but your parental rights as well. This is precisely why so many parents are now choosing home school and independent study as a viable option to public schooling.

Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.com

Toward an Ascended Tomorrow: Predictions 2019

The Galactic Regent Council, Channeled by Pierre Dubois

From the creative and light center of the Milky Way Galaxy, we come to you to share a message of hope, truth, transparency, and authenticity. We are the Galactic Regent Council, a collective of 12 Galactic Elders who compose the governance of the Milky Way. As the earth continues to crest above the thickness of this flat, spiral galaxy, we have our gaze fixed on the earth with the hope for a major transformation and transmutation of the earth into an ascended planet.

Soon you will be crossing the Galactic Equator with a frequency of truth, authenticity, and transparency. This vibration has the effect of precipitating all that is hidden into visibility. As such, all institutional, governmental, scientific, personal, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and cosmic secrets will be revealed. This is already evident by the numerous revelations and disclosures of long-held political and personal secrets of planetary leaders and governmental bodies. Many are also wielding from the breaking down of their own blind spots, exposing the lies and self-receipts that have been holding them back from evolutionary change and transformation.

This is not always a smooth process; rather it is often a turbulent experience for man will go to absurd and ridiculous lengths to hide from his own truth and soul. However, this Light from the Galactic Equator will align everything on the planet to truth and authenticity. Institutions, individuals, and collectives that are not prepared and ready to move into that space will be moved into a parallel reality that matches their current divergent vibration so that they can find the time to grow and evolve. In the meanwhile, those who are ready will become the inhabitants of the future and ascended earth.

We have been advising about this energy for the past five years, but today we want to explain to you that the ideological fragmentation that you are calling “tribalism” is nothing more than the manifestation and precipitation of multiple realities that are occupying the same space. This is going to get worse, for loved ones, family members, friends, and neighbors will make choices as to what future and parallel reality they will go into by espousing their path and ideology. Do not waste your time trying to convince them of the merit of your choice. This is not a debate. Rather it is a visceral and vibrational response to an existing and internal core frequency. It is the matching of patterns and vibrations. Like will attract like. Moreover, the almost 8 billion people on earth will not all go into the same future. You are individually making choices as to where you want to go by either addressing or not addressing your shadow, internal lies and deceits, and all repressed and suppressed issues that are buried in the sub-conscious mind. The degree that you are doing this vital and important work will determine where you go.

In the next six months, the separation will become so sharp that many holding similar ideas will move closer to each other to find strength and safety in numbers. This is because the intolerance of many will precipitate physical altercations and battles against others with different beliefs and ideologies. By the end of next year, there will exist multiple geographical pockets of beings holding similar points of view. This will eventually lead into a break and schism of national unity. States and counties will break apart. At this current rate, in a matter of three years many counties will cease to exist while others will be born.

The main reason for this is that mixed in with the Light of the Galactic Equator is the 7th Ray of God, which is about “Ceremonial Magic, Transformation, and Spiritual Idealism.” Only this energy is capable of ushering in the New Age by seeding the fervor of spiritual idealism for a better tomorrow, causing a dramatic 180º change in many. However, the negative polarities of this are intolerance for the views of others, orthodoxy, fundamentalism, and adherence to the letter of the law, rather than the spirit.

In the meantime, the damage done to the environment due to corporate greed and poor planetary leadership will cause more earthquakes, wild fires, mudslides, droughts, floods, hurricanes, and typhoons. It would appear that the forces of nature are rising against you, but it is not personal. Mother nature is not angry with you. The forces of nature are trying to re- balance the equilibrium and interdependent relationship that has maintained life on earth for millions of years.

Additionally, prehistoric pathogens that were buried in the depths of the earth will re-surface due to the atmospheric and geological recalibrations, triggering the potential of a human die- offs to occur. Keep in mind that you are immortal souls having a human experience. Death is an illusion. In this instance, it is the transition into parallel realities.

Due to the costs associated with natural disasters and the breaking down or rearrangement of national boundaries, the world financial market will plunge into crisis. The debts taken by certain countries that will no longer be in existence will not be repaid. This will throw world finances in total disarray. Currencies, money, and the debt-driven global economy will have no meaning.

Yet hope remains that in the midst of this apparent chaos you will find your way into the ascended tomorrow for you are to play the critical role as a pillar and founding member of this future. Here are some suggestions and strategies for you to thrive and remain focused in these turbulent transitional times.

Surrender your fears into God: Cultivate your relationship with your God, Higher Self, or Creative Principle. Many intuitives and psychics do not have a relationship with a higher power or God concept. However, in these times, you will need to evolve a personal and intimate relationship with the God of your Heart and Understanding. These frightening and scary scenarios will trigger fear in many. Praying and taking these fears into God and surrendering the negativity and disempowerment is the key to remaining centered and finding peace and serenity.

Be neutral: The less polarized and emotionally charged that you can become, the closer you will be to finding the future earth. Understand that neutrality is not a disconnect from the injustices of the world; rather it is accelerated conflict resolution. You have preferences as to how things should go, but no attachments to outcomes. In the event that things do not occur as you wanted, you do not fall apart. You remain aligned to your God and ask for the solution set to help you overcome. Re-adjust, and let a creative solution precipitate the change and transformation that you are seeking.

Live a sustainable life: Make sure that your life and physical environment are sustainable. Keeping in mind the interdependence that connects everything, change your habits, behavior, life, and physical environment into a sustainable existence. Live in a green, earthquake proof, fireproof, windproof, and resilient environment. Make sure that your power generation and food production systems are also sustainable and resilient so that they can remain functional no matter what the outside circumstances may be.

Be agile: You have to be ready to move on a moment’s notice. Having physical, emotional, and spiritual agility is the key to surviving and thriving in this quickly changing and mutating environment. The more attachments you have to people, places, and things, the more difficult it will be for you to move fast as directed by your guidance in order to avoid potential disaster. Here are some tips for you to follow: you have to be lite, have few attachments, listen, believe, and obey.

Find your community: No one can survive these changes alone. You have to find the other individuals who, like you, are aligned to the same frequency. You will need to gather in communities that will create a safe zone for you to thrive. Moreover, the changes are too drastic for the resources of a lone wolf to handle. You will need the support of your tribe to help as you also support and help them.

The shift into parallel realities: Right now, multiple parallel realities are occupying the same space and are seeking souls and matching the dominant vibration of beings to generate a vortex that will create a wave function collapse that will lead to a shift into a parallel dimension. But before this happens, these competing realities will physically separate into tribal, geographical, and ideological camps and regions.

Fear not, my child, for if the above resonates or makes sense to you, you have a critical role to play in this transition. Follow carefully the guidance provided and seek the neutral path. In this turbulence, you are called to be the herald and peacemaker who will become the center of a centrifuge that will lead many who are afraid and lost into the ascended tomorrow. But you cannot share or teach what you do not know. Seek the peace and serenity within through the guidance provided and share GENTLY and KINDLY with the world what you know.

We are the Galactic Regent Council, your Elders in the center of this galaxy. Thank you for reading this and for the opportunity to share what we are permitted to reveal to you at this time. We hope that you will step up to the challenge and help usher the seventh great shift and harvest in this galactic year.

May you be blessed and loved always. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We believe in you and are grounding in you our collective galactic support and deepest love.

Source: http://www.iammonad.com