Tuesday, October 20, 2020

NAILED IT! RESCUES FROM THE SKY

RESCUES FROM THE SKY

True Stories of the Air Medical Rescue Teams of the US Coast Guard who risk their lives to save others as seen through the eyes of a newly trained flight surgeon 1971-1973

By Dr. Lee F. Walters, MD

A book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, October 24, 2020


DISCLAIMER:  I retired from the U. S. Coast Guard after 20 years so I am very biased regarding anything about the service I love.  That, however, should not discourage anyone from reading this book.

The book was not what I had expected when I purchased it - IT WAS SO MUCH MORE than I expected.  What I had expected was more of situational reports regarding Search and Rescue Missions, one after the other.  Yes, the book contained descriptions of these missions as I expected but they were written more like a movie script or entries into a personal journal.

The book was difficult to put down to the point I chose to continue reading it in lieu of doing other things I was suppose to be doing.  The book was as exciting as any book I have ever read.  Having been in the Coast Guard myself for 20 years, I believe it depicted the “can do” attitude of the Coast Guard personnel I have been stationed with.  Dr. Walters descriptions of the perils of Search and Rescue Missions were detailed and the reader, at least for me, got thoroughly engaged in the story line and could easily form mental pictures from the descriptions.  It was as if you were there alongside the Doctor and his team.

What I liked most about the book was the honesty of the Doctor as he described his experiences, the relationships he formed and that he had no problem discussing his shortcomings and fears, especially his fears.  The Doctor received the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for one of his missions.  As a former member of a Coast Guard District Board of Awards, I can assure you that I could have written up awards for all of the crew members on several of the missions he outlined.

This is a very good book!

Who should read the book?  I think anyone who reads it will be glad they did.  Therefore, I would encourage everyone to read it.

Would I read it again?  I doubt that I would because it was so well written that there would be no need to read it again; lessons learned.

Would I give it as a gift?  It would be a great gift to anyone who served in the Coast Guard or for that matter any military branch of service and yes, I would give it as a gift especially to a fellow Coastie!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 

DR. MARY’S MONKEY

How the unsolved murder of a doctor, a secret laboratory in New Orleans and cancer-causing monkey viruses are linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK assassination and emerging global epidemics

By Edward T. Haslam

A book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, October 7, 2020


Surprisingly, this is the THIRD time I have read Dr. Mary’s Monkey.  It is even more scary in 2020 than when I read it the first two times.  Why did I choose to read it again in October 2020?  The China Virus (COVID-19) is why.  By the way, when someone labeled it COVID-19, does that mean there are 18 previous viruses?  When you understand from where the China virus originated, a government sponsored laboratory in Wuhan China, if you have read Dr. Mary’s Monkey you realize that you have heard this same story before.  Therefore, I wanted to read the book and read it with a different attitude and a sort of enlightenment brought on by the China virus and its devastating and deadly aftermath. 

Haslam could have included in the sub-title words such as Dr. Mary Sherman, Mafia Boss Carlos Marcello, Oswald murderer Jack Ruby, David Ferrie and Judyth Vary Baker.  To people born after 1975 these names may not mean much of anything to them and that would be a pity and a blight on our educational system and verification as to how the news media intentionally stifles and suppresses the free exchange of information. 

In short, this is a story about how OUR government, worked in secret to correct a MASSIVE wrong IT had committed.  Secret laboratories were working on what is known as Monkey viruses many of which were cancer causing.  The author puts forth his suggestion as to how these viruses became unleashed on the world but the important part of the book reveals that they were somehow embedded within millions of doses of Polio Vaccines given to millions of our children in the 50s and early 60s. In fact I could easily have been one of them.  The book describes how OUR government then secretly worked to find a cure for the diseases that would surely follow the release of the deadly vaccines most of which probably would not become evident for 10, 20 or 30 years later in the form of soft tissue cancers.  If you look the charts of cancer growth in soft tissues you will in fact see a spike in the 1980s and beyond.  This was a tragedy of our own government’s making and it desperately tried to keep it secret and tried in secret to find a cure but it all eventually became public knowledge but not really.  I had to learn of most of this by reading Dr. Mary’s Monkey, I had never seen it discussed on the news or was never taught about it in our schools.  If you are like me, this will all come as very new and shocking material. 

The cast of players in the book is like reading a whos-who of the Kennedy assassination and how all the players were linked together.  How lives like District Attorney Jim Garrison of New Orleans life was totally destroyed by forces within our government and aided by the news media in an attempt to keep the truth from seeing daylight.  How the relationships of the players were linked with both government agencies AND America’s Mafia families.  And finally, the reader needs to remember that it was against America’s policy and law and specifically forbidden for the government to assassinate foreign leaders like Fidel Castro.  Yet that is exactly what this book describes.  How secret laboratories worked to actually develop a quick acting cancer- causing virus that could kill someone and since the person (Fidel Castro) would have died of cancer, no one would have suspected that it was deliberately caused by American agents or people working for American agencies.  For the record, the virus WAS tried on a human, a prisoner who supposedly volunteered not knowing the true measure of the experiment and who died in just 28 days of being injected.  The plan was evil but brilliant and as the facts of the book suggest, would have worked had it actually been attempted.  The virus “may” have actually been used on Oswald murder Jack Ruby, an associate of Carlos Marcello and who died in jail awaiting trial. 

In short, OUR government created this unbelievable story so why is now so difficult to believe that the China virus wasn’t created by a Communist Chinese Government and that it is even possible that its release to the public was intentional.  After reading this book, nothing becomes impossible.  NOTHING!  In fact, that leads me to the real reason I read the book for the third time.  President Trump contracted the China virus.  Since he is our President and Presidents throughout history have been the targets of assassins, was it possible that his contracting the virus was not by accident?  This book kind of opens the door to that type of thinking.

Who should read the book?  EVERYONE, and I do mean everyone.

Would I read it again?  I have already read it three times; a fourth time is not beyond a possibility.

Would I give it as a gift?  Definitely in hope that others would actually read it; the material is that important.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The United States of Socialism, a Must-Read!

 

UNITED STATES OF SOCIALISM

Who’s Behind It, Why It’s Evil, How to Stop It!

By Dinesh D’Souza

A review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, September 30, 2020


I found it very difficult to write a personal review of D’Souza’s book because of the political ramifications of its content.  Some will absolutely agree.  Others a vehemently disagree.  But for some it will come as totally new material they have never heard or been taught and for them, it will be a startling enlightenment. Therefore, instead of writing a review that would be obviously slanted to what I believe to be happening in America in 2020, I decided NOT to review the book and instead answer one very simple question.  Who should read The United States of Socialism?
 

In a word, EVERYONE!  America has been gradually and slowly changing over the last 70 years.  Most people are totally unaware of the changes but for those who have paid attention, D’Souza’s book comes as no surprise and a validation.  Whether you favor Socialism or you favor Capitalism, THIS IS A MUST-READ BOOK.  Why?  Before you cast a ballot for any political candidate in a local, state or national election, you should know with certainty where that candidate stands in regard to Socialism and Capitalism, two very different and opposing concepts.  If you cast a ballot for a (d) or an (r) or an (i) simply because of the letter in the parentheses, you are doing yourself and your country a gross injustice.  Know who you are voting for and why you should be voting for them, otherwise, prepare yourself for the results of your vote; results you may ultimately live to seriously regret. 

My opinion on what treasures are revealed in D’Souza’s book is unimportant.  What is important is what you take away from the book by actually reading it.  My guess is that a lot of American voters will be shocked at what they read and may reconsider their thinking accordingly, at least that would be my sincere hope.  Just read the book. 

Who should read the book?  EVERYONE, and I do mean everyone.

Would I read it again?  Certainly, to review parts of it, if for no other reason than to make the connections with current events and why they are happening and by whom.

Would I give it as a gift?  That’s a tough question to answer.  I would love to but feel that a great many people are so set in their ways that they would perceive the book to have little to no value for them to suggest that they would or should read it.  I think it has to be personal choice to want to read what D’Souza has put forth.  So probably not.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Book EVERYONE MUST read!

BLACKOUT
How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape From
The Democrat Plantation
Written by Candace Owens
Book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, September 22, 2020


I have just completed reading a book written by Candace Owens titled Blackout.  Of all the books I have recently read, this is by far the best and given the current state of politics and life in America in 2020, it may be the best book I have ever read.

Why did I choose this book to read?  If you have ever heard Candace Owens on any of the television talk shows or better yet, heard any one of her many podcasts, you know exactly why I decided to read her book.  She is someone who speaks the truth in spite of a barrage of criticism from the Black Communities, the many undeserved and self-appointed “Black Leaders”, and worse, our extremely biased main stream news media.    You could easily just read the Introduction and Forward, put the book down and you will have received far more than what you paid for the book.

What will you learn by reading Owens’ book?  You will learn a lot about America’s history as seen through her eyes and memory of someone who just happens to be Black.  You will learn how beliefs are formed, correctly and incorrectly.  You will learn how to change your attitude and belief about what you may have been taught to believe.  You will learn how minds can be changed, but to make that change, how for some, it may take a significant life-changing event in one’s life.

Problems and Solutions.  It is easy to point out a problem.  It is not so easy to provide solutions.  The manner in which Owens outlines how we as a nation arrived at the deteriorating issues of “race in America” is very simple to understand.  Not so easy to understand is how it has been permitted to not only continue, but to become much worse instead of improving even under the watch of the country’s first Black President which defies logic.  

Owens discuses her decision to become a Conservative journalist.  The Black Family, then and now.  Feminism.  Socialism/Communism.  Education, the most important of all the chapters in the book. The main stream news media and how it has taken political sides to the detriment of not just Black Americans but all Americans.  On how so many Americans have chosen the path of providing excuses to problems instead of finding or creating solutions.  She delves into Faith and how faith provided the resource to overcome and endure the years of slavery and how Faith has come under attack in America and more importantly WHY it has come under attack and by whom. She provides a very interesting discussion on Black Culture and how it to has come under attack.  Why it is under attack and by whom.  Her discussion on Slavery in America and around the world is priceless!

Owens believes in identifying a problem and then as stated, finding and/or creating solutions.  She ends her book with what she believes is the solution to racial discourse in America.  She also points out that should America and its Constitution ever fall, there is no fallback position and the entire world will suffer.

Who should read this book?  I would like to think that EVERY American would benefit from reading this book.  Therefore, every American SHOULD read it but especially Black Americans!  If you truly want to see America become the America you would want everyone to grow and prosper within, that trip may very well start with reading this book by Candace Owens!

Would I read it again?  Probably not.  However, I will use it as a resource for quotes, sections on history and the many references she uses to confirm what she has written.

Would I give it a gift?  Absolutely!  One lesson that made it well worth the read is that you realize you are not alone in your own thinking about our 2020 America.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

He Is What You Thought He Might Be

JOE BIDEN, UNAUTHORIZED

And the 2020 Crackup of the Democratic Party

Written by Mike McCormick

Book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, September 15, 2020


I was attracted to this book by a television interview conducted with the author, Mike McCormick, I watched and found fascinating.  Here is a man that worked in the White House for three presidents and their administration as an official stenographer.  His duties were to create permanent records of speeches, meetings and events conducted by the various administrations he worked for consisting of both Republican and Democrat President. 

McCormick discusses Joe Biden in light of his 2020 Presidential Campaign.  He discuses the good, the bad and the ugly of Joe Biden.  In fact, that would have been a better title for this book.  McCormick makes it obvious that he was both impressed and discouraged at what he saw in Joe Biden and then explains why he feels the way he does on both counts.

The book served as a validation of material I have read elsewhere, more specifically in Peter Schweizer’s book, Profiles in Corruption in which Schweizer details the depth of corruption that the entire Biden family has engaged in and as a result of became extremely wealthy.

I admit that I was prejudice against a Joe Biden run for President for many reasons but the corruption was a major part of my dislike for him as a potential President.  Keep in mind he was filmed admitting to a quid-pro-quo with the Ukrainian government where he threatened to withhold US Funds unless a prosecutor investigating the company for which Biden’s son worked, was fired.  He was fired and Ukraine received the funds and Biden’s son became extremely wealthy for it.  McCormick confirmed that this did in fact happen. He also confirmed that Joe Biden as Vice President was “played” by several foreign governments to which he had no adequate response.

If you are a Biden supporter, you will not like this book and will probably do your best to defend the indefensible.  If you are Trump supporter you will most likely have your beliefs in Biden confirmed as I did.  The term that came to mind as I read this portrayal of Candidate Joe Biden was “presidential.”  Remember when people would judge presidential candidates on whether they were “presidential” or not?  After reading this book, it would be extremely difficult to label Joe Biden as being “presidential.”  On the contrary, he comes across very un-presidential.

Who should read this book?  Every American would benefit from reading it prior to the 2020 election.

Would I read it again?  Probably not.  A second reading would serve no purpose.

Would I give it a gift?  Probably not.  Not the kind of book you would give as gift unless you knew the recipient had a deep interest in the 2020 elections.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

WOW! WHO KNEW?

 

DECEIVING THE SKY
Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy
Written by Bill Gertz
Book review by Jim "Gymbeaux" Brown, September 8, 2020



Disclaimer:  I do not pretend to be an expert on all things China.  In fact, I know very little about China other than the drips of information I hear on Television and watching an occasional documentary on the country and its people.  It is important to understand why I chose this book to read.  I saw a brief interview of Bill Gertz and the book was being discussed and it tweaked my interest primarily because both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have made reference to China and how each would deal with the country if they were to be elected in 2020. The two sides could not be more at odds with each other on the subject of China.  It is a vitally important subject for Americans to understand and for the future of America as a country.  Reading the book seemed like an obvious decision to make provided you want to vote from a position of knowledge rather than a position of guesswork.

Why should anyone want to read this book by Bill Gertz?  He referenced a statement in the book that should answer that question when he writes that the next battle for America will probably be fought in space.  Like most Americans I have followed the exploits of America’s space program and have remained in awe over its accomplishments.  This book changed all of that for me.

You would have to be a fool not to understand that China spies on America and America spies on China.  The same holds true for just about any country in the world.  Even our allies spy on each other, that is just the way things are.  The book is about China and the lengths that China will go including murder to spy on all of its adversaries and especially America.  As stated in the book, China has no rule book by which it will play in its quest for world dominance.

I am not familiar with the Chinese language and it was difficult for me to follow the various Chinese personal names or the names of its organizations and cities.  Such knowledge was not necessary to understand what Gertz wrote about.  His message came across very loud and very clear.  China is our enemy and she will do anything and everything to get what she wants – world domination!  The book explains how “fear” becomes the weapon of choice for the Communist Chinese Government.  The Chinese people fear their government and it becomes painfully clear that America has engaged in appeasement over the last several decades out of fear of what China might do, politically, economically, and militarily.  Until President Trump took office, every President chose NOT to confront China and its tactics.  To emphasize how important this relationship has become one only need to consider the recent creation of America’s Space Force.  I thought it was just an idea to appease America’s thirst for all things relating to space.  On the contrary.  If you go back to what Gertz said about the next battlefield, you get a hint as to why Trump created the Space Force.  China has created a plan to take out America’s use of space through by removing or destroying its satellites.  Almost everything we do as a country is in someway connected to the multitudes of satellites.  Disable them, and you disable America.

The contents of the book are obviously over my head given my lack of knowledge of China.  Even so, it was clear enough for me to understand that EVERY American and EVERY ally of America should either read this book or begin studying China because it will be the next great battle for the entire free world.  For people and countries who feel that this is not my problem, if America should ever fall, where will people go?  Who will protect freedom loving people and the freedoms they cherish so dearly or should cherish dearly?  There seems to always be someone waiting to dominate the world.  In my lifetime it was first Germany, then it was the Communist Soviet Union, then it was Radical Islam and now it is Communist China.  They just keep coming.

Gertz does not just lay out the problems that Communist China presents to the world, he also identifies the steps that America and its allies should immediately take and one of those steps is accomplished with his book – educate Americans about the goals and ambitions of Communist China!

Who should read this book?  Every American would benefit from reading it and should read it, sooner rather than later.

Would I read it again?  Probably not.  Not because it is not a great read, it can be overwhelming and reading it once should convey the importance of knowing you enemy and what the enemy is capable of doing.

Would I give it a gift?  Probably not.  It is the kind of book someone would WANT to read to become knowledgeable.  If there is no interest, giving it as gift would be a waste of time and money even though everyone ought to read it.  It’s not a book someone would want to relax with on a trip to the beach.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Never Heard It Said Any Better!

 

 NEVER HEARD IT SAID ANY BETTER!

by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, September 1, 2020

The following was copied from a post by Dr. Rayna Gangi on Facebook, dated September 1, 2020.  I have never heard it defined or said any better than what Dr. Gangi posted.  I copied and pasted it below for everyone who follows my posts on my blog to read and hopefully share.  Check out Dr. Gangi’s web page at:  https://www.earthwalk-usa.org/   SEMPER FI MARINE!

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How is THAT patriotic? A reporter asked the President about people going into cities to do peaceful protests against lawlessness. Was it patriotic for me to weep when I was 13 because my president was assassinated even though it happened in Dallas and the funeral was in D.C.? Was it patriotic for me to wear a POW bracelet in high school for a soldier I didn’t know now held captive in a land I didn’t know? Was it patriotic for me to join the Marines to do my duty for my country while others held anti-war protests in Ohio? And what was it when I returned home and chose to proudly wear my uniform in spite of all the names I was called? 

Was it patriotic for me to pursue a career and while I was searching for that career to make sure I was employed and serving humanity? What was I thinking when I pursued education and a degree in subjects I may never use, but gave me knowledge and experience so I could continue to serve and to strive to be better?

Was it patriotic for me to travel from Alabama to NYC on 9/11, a city I knew but didn’t live in, to help in search, rescue and counseling of the bereaved? And why did help organize and participate in a peaceful protest of Obamacare while the President circled in his helicopter and mocked our existence? What did I feel when a policeman thought he was protecting property and the President said he “acted stupidly?” And the feeling during the “beer summit” where the cop was made to feel guilty for being white instead of being praised for trying to do his job to protect and to serve.

Was I a patriot for traveling to every state in this nation to educate teachers and students in better ways to help with classroom issues and the basic premise that everyone’s life matters and we all deserve respect?

I felt no racism for most of my life, but those who want to be victims and haven’t grown with this very young country as it’s dealt with so many differences, now want me to feel racist for my color, unpatriotic for going to aid another town, another city, another state, to “repay” them for all the things they themselves never knew or experienced, and to die because I’m not the same color as they are.

Well, my patriotism comes from a past they will never know or understand. A belief that this nation of freedom was founded on divine intervention, a Judeo-Christian power that comes from the people, for the people. It comes from knowing that what happens to any American also happens to me, that anything affecting my country, affects me and that my family isn’t some gang on the street or those who preach hate or those who refuse to recognize the wonderful differences in this garden of freedom. My family is every person who respects our beginning, honors our Declaration of Independence from tyranny, knows and follows the constitution that makes us a nation of laws, and salutes the only flag in the world that flies as a beacon of freedom.

Yes, I will go where my country needs me, be that a widow after a hurricane, a veteran who can no longer sleep, a child who believes life doesn’t matter, or to a state where business owners who believe in America need someone to help defend them from paid anarchists and tyrants. I will answer my call to duty because I am an American, a proud patriotic American.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

History probably not taught in school

 

AMERICA

It Was Just An Idea

Written by Dr. Rayna Gangi

A Book Review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, August 20, 2020


It is rare when you read a book where it becomes obvious that you, the reader, and the author, Dr. Gangi, are both on the same page.  The author, Dr. Rayna Gangi and I were born and grew up in the same time frame and that may contribute to the recreation of our American history so eloquently described in her book beginning with WWII through the end of the Obama Presidency.  We are on the same page.

Dr. Gangi viewed America through different eyes than my own and yet we both saw the same things throughout this period in America’s history.  This IS a history book.  It is also about opinions, Dr. Gangi’s and mine as well as many Americans.  The one message that becomes so evident to me is that a great many Americans either were not taught American history and/or they just haven’t been paying attention.

As Dr. Gangi described our Presidents another truth became evident and that truth is that every President is flawed, some far more than others.  All Presidents have lied to the American people, again, some far more than others.  Our Founding Fathers created this wonderful country and provided all of us with freedoms and liberties that other nations could only dream of.  Who among us are willing to fight to preserve the nation those Founders created?  Who is willing to stand up for what is right?  Millions have already died to preserve our country and our way of life.  Now it appears millions are willing to just give it away to the highest bidder.

The last paragraph sums up the book very nicely:

"We have a choice, and it is this choice, this election, this year, that will determine if our children, our grandchildren, will ever have a choice again, will ever know what freedom is, will ever know what a glorious idea it was to form the greatest country in all history, in all the world, the United States of America."

Who should read this book?  Everyone would benefit from reading Dr. Gangi’s book.  Everyone!

Would I read it again?  No, no need to.

Would I give it as a gift?  Absolutely! 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Conspiracy

 

CONSPIRACY

A true story of

Power, Sex and a Billionaire’s Secret Plot to Destroy a Media Empire

Written by Ryan Holiday

A Book Review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, August 12, 2020


Ryan Holiday’s book Conspiracy has it all.  It’s the stuff Hollywood movies are made of to capture people’s attention.  Millionaires, lawyers, gay lifestyles, unscrupulous writers and bloggers, sex on tape, Hulk Hogan, vengeance, the Constitution and of course a conspiracy wrapping up all the various aspects of the book.  Aside from that, it is a true story.

The author’s writing style and the content holds your attention even though you know what the outcome is because it was disclosed in the very beginning of the book.  The remainder of the book describes how the outcome was achieved.  Intertwined in the book the author inserts facts from historical figures and events to help the reader understand the thought processes involved and the possible multiple outcomes that could happen as a result of actions being taken or not being taken.

In just a few words, it is a remarkable book to read.  As public as the trial must have been and as readily accessible as the sex tapes must have been, I personally had not heard of it and that made it that more interesting at least for me.

Who should read this book?  I think everyone would find the book compelling but you would have to have an interest in reading about a conspiracy in the making, current events and a court case.

Would I read it again?  No, no need to.

Would I give it as a gift?  Probably not.  As interesting as the book is, it is not for everyone but probably should be.  The results have long term ramifications on future free speech legal issues and court cases. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Iron Triangle

 

THE IRON TRIANGLE
How Democrats Are Using Race to Divide Americans In Their Quest For Power. 
And How We Can Stop Them.
By Vince Everett Ellison
A book review written by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, August 7, 2020
Anything appearing in BLUE is a link to a web site


Disclaimer:  I am a White man reviewing a book written by a Black author about serious issues within the Black communities in America, just so you know.

I once had (past tense) Martin Luther King’s “I Had A Dream” speech framed and hanging on my office wall.  I thought it was a remarkable speech, that is until I read The Iron Triangle.  Ellison dissected the speech and he explains how several of the key phrases of the speech were actually sending the wrong message to people like himself in the 1960s.  When you read his explanation, you realize just how right he is and how wrong Dr. King was to say some of the things he said and why he most likely said them.

The key difference for me was that Ellison spoke from the viewpoint of a Black man growing up about the same time that I did.  At some point during the reading of this wonderful book I actually began to see and better understand his viewpoint.  I totally agreed with his interpretation of events then and more importantly the events we see now on the evening news every day of the week.

If you want to understand why upwards of 90% of all Blacks vote the same way in EVERY election, you really need to read The Iron Triangle.  Then you only need to “follow the money.”  Once Ellison puts forth the facts, the “why” becomes easier to understand but more difficult to accept because continuing down the same path decade after decade and not realizing any positive improvement, is the definition of insanity.

 Regardless of your skin color, everyone can benefit by reading Ellison’s book!  If everyone did, I think America would become a better place.  The book is that powerful, at least in my mind, maybe in yours as well; you will receive a great insight for your efforts.

Who should read this book?  Without a doubt – EVERYONE!

Would I read it again?  Certainly, parts of it for sure

Would I give it as a gift?  Yes, to anyone who I thought would actually read it, absolutely!




Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Plus, a book review




Written by Greg Gutfeld
A book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, July 28, 2020



Let’s start with the end question.  Who should read this book?  The answer is very simple, everyone.  In my opinion, it would be impossible to read Gutfeld’s book and not learn something about America in 2020. 

As I read his book, I found myself on almost every page.  I particularly loved his book because he writes about what I have been thinking for decades.  I also very much like his style.  He writes like he talks on television.  It’s enjoyable to read but more importantly he has some extremely valuable life lessons.  In that regard he and I learned very similar lessons.

Greg’s theory is very simple.  Every morning we all have a choice to make.  He has decided he will ask himself how he can make the day a Plus instead of a Minus.  He reduces everything to these two terms.  Avoid the Minuses and add to and enjoy the Pluses in life.  Surround yourself with people who think like you do and who will encourage you instead of criticize you. One plus I totally agree with is everyone should create a self-education program and then work the program to become better at whatever you wish to do or become.

He has harsh words for Social Media and the ills created by everyone’s desire to want to be seen by everyone.  I believe that the strongest message in the book occurs when he defines and  explains “the two-prison idea” theory.  The book is worth reading if just for this one Chapter.  It’s outstanding and true and anyone who reads it KNOWS it is true.

He has very strong opinions regarding the cancel culture and how to change it.  There is also a discussion on how people literally follow the leader and by leader he refers to things that are not so pleasant.  People tend to do what other people do.  They imitate other people in how they dress, how they act (mostly bad) and what they do for their own personal enjoyment; becoming the person, you were meant to become takes a back seat to just following the leader.

Back to the original question, who should read this book, I do mean everyone ought to not only read it, but they should take the lessons discussed and learn from them.  If everyone did, America would be a better place to live, not many books could do that.

Who should read this book?  EVERYONE, PERIOD!
Would I read it again?  Maybe but probably not as once is sufficient to learn what I should be doing
Would I give it as a gift?  ABSOLUTELY!

Friday, July 10, 2020

WE HAVE BEEN TOLD!




WE WERE TOLD AND WE ARE STILL BEING TOLD!

A book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, July 10, 2020





From the Internet:  On this day in (July 18) 1925, Volume One of Adolf Hitler’s philosophical autobiography, Mein Kampf, is published. It was a blueprint of his agenda for a Third Reich and a clear exposition of the nightmare that will envelope Europe from 1939 to 1945. The book sold a total of 9,473 copies in its first year. HE TOLD US WHAT HE HAD PLANNED NOT ONLY FOR GERMANY BUT FOR THE WORLD.  Apparently few if any paid any attention to him.

Hitler was very explicit in a rambling sort of way about his vision for Germany and it included world domination.  More importantly it also involved the ethnic cleansing of the Jewish people wherever they were to be found. By the time WWII was over, well over 60 million people were killed and that includes allied and axis military and civilian employees and non-military civilians.  More than 6 million Jews were exterminated. 

The sad part is the date of Hitler’s book, July 18, 1925.  The world was told of his plans and the collective countries of the world did nothing to stop him.  How did that work out for everyone?

Now it is 2020 and once again WE HAVE BEEN TOLD and once again the citizens of the United States of America are sitting on their collective asses and doing nothing.  What have we been told?  It started in 1958, maybe before, but that is as good a starting date as any.  W. Cleon Skousen wrote the book The Naked Communist.  In the book, this ex-CIA agent describes The Communist Party USA.  He also describes how the Party realized that a military takeover of America would never happen, just wasn’t realistic.  They set out 45 objectives or goals that if vigorously pursued, WOULD result in the peaceful overthrow of America.  WE HAVE BEEN TOLD, AGAIN!

Over the past several years I have felt like Chicken Little in the children’s book.  Sending out the alarm like the sky was falling but like Chicken Little, few if anyone paid me any attention.  I have been sending out the alarm that The Communist Party USA is and has been active in America but few people would listen.  Then Curtis Bowers produced a life-changing film, at least for me, titled Agenda; Grinding America Down.  He explains how he personally sat in a meeting of The Communist Party USA (I believe the year was (1998) and again they set forth their 45 specific goals to peacefully take over America.  What are those 45 objectives?  Here is the link:  http://www.rense.com/general32/americ.htm.  In the interest of expediency, I have copied and pasted the contents of this site below.  I have taken the liberty of embolden several of the objectives to put emphasis on how they have been used to “transform America.”  Some are so important I also posted them in RED for added emphasis.  Decide for yourself if they have already been achieved.

The Original Complete List Of The 45 Declared Goals
For The Communist Takeover Of America
Submitted By Greg Swank
12-4-2
You are about to read a list of 45 goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963. As you read this, 39 years later, you should be shocked by the events that have played themselves out. I first ran across this list 3 years ago but was unable to attain a copy and it has bothered me ever since. Recently, Jeff Rense posted it on his site and I would like to thank him for doing so. http://www.rense.com Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen: [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.  (Pledge of Alliance and the National Anthem)

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15.
Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17.
Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20.
Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21.
Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."  (Happened in 1962)

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40.
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD!  I HAVE BEEN TOLD!  Take a look around the political landscape and what do you see?  The Democrat Party of President John F. Kennedy no longer exists!  It’s history!  They have changed names from Democrat Party to Progressives to Democratic Socialists and it all boils down to a Socialist Party.  And as Vladimir Lenin has stated, Socialism leads to Communism.”  It could not be clearer.  In the 2020 Presidential Election, the vote will be between Socialism and Capitalism.  It will NOT be between Democrats and Republicans.  It will be between personal freedom and liberties and total domination by the elites in power.  This has long been coming.  We were told in 1958 and again in 1998.  As you can clearly see, most of the 45 goals have already been achieved, especially gaining control over one political party and controlling what is being taught in our schools.  Again, we have Vladimir Lenin to thank when he said, “give me four years to teach the (your) children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”  We can see the results of this especially in our universities where free speech has suddenly become a thing of the past and the universities have crated safe zones and trigger words to warn students about what is about to be said.  Conservative speakers have been run off of campuses all across the country.  Debates regarding different or opposing ideas are no longer tolerated.  YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD!
Read the 45 goals again.  You will be unable to say, “I didn’t know!”  YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD!  Now what are you going to do about it?  We are watching America turn into a Venezuela or Cuba right before our very eyes.  How has that turned out for the people of Venezuela and Cuba.
IT GETS WORSE!  Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and every freedom loving country on the planet will no longer have the protection of America, the super power of the globe to protect them from also being overrun by Socialist/Communists.  Once the deterrent is gone, who is left to protect these countries?  America?  I seriously doubt it.  The police and military will have long been dismantled and it will be open season on all these countries.

You don’t like President Trump; I can understand that.  But this is NOT about President Trump the man.  It IS about President Trump the President!  In the 3 plus years he has been in office you can see his successes all over his Presidency and he did it without the help of a Democrat held House of Representatives who have fought him every step of the way.  The recent pandemic has put a halt to a remarkable economic growth in America and other parts of the world under the Trump Administration.  It is already rebounding in spite of the virus and the still obstructionist Democratic House of Representatives.  It will continue to rebound again in spite of the Democrats in Congress.  They have done everything imaginable to overthrow President Trump. 

So here it is in terms you can easily understand.  A vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 election is a vote for Socialism/Communism.  A vote for President Trump is a vote for Capitalism and continued growth and personal freedoms and liberties.

When you pull the lever/push the buttons in November 2020, forget the (d) or the (r) after a person’s name and vote for what is best for your pocket book and America’s pocket book.  Vote for CONTINUED freedoms and liberties.  Vote for a positive future and do not vote for what happened in Venezuela – a total disaster!

If you want to read about what is on the Joe Biden future for America, look up Agenda 21, lookup Agenda 30.  Do your research on The Bilderberg Group. Look up George Soros, the mastermind behind all that you see happening in America today in 2020.   You will NOT like what you read!  But that is the vision Joe Biden and his minions have for America. 

As a side note, I personally feel sorry for my children, their children and their children because it is quite possible that they will NEVER realize the America that I have come to know and love if the Socialist Left wins in 2020.  Instead they will experience total government control of everything you want to do or achieve.

Hitler told everyone what he intended to do and did it.  Biden and The Communist Party USA has told everyone what they intend to do and will IF he is elected to the Presidency!  I AM NOT COMPARING BIDEN TO HITLER ONLY THAT BOTH HAVE TOLD US WHAT THEY INTENDED TO DO.  The election is entirely up to you.  So many will just vote for the (d) or the (r) without properly vetting their candidates and understanding the ramifications for their vote and it won’t be pleasant.