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



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:  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
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. Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy
A book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, July 5, 2020


I don’t know about most people but I have always wondered how I would have responded to the events of World War II.  I have made it my intent to watch as many documentaries and read selective books about the War and I am in awe regarding the courageous men and women who faced horrors the likes of which very few of today’s youth will ever experience; I hope.  It does raise an interesting question and that is would today’s youth respond as the youth of the 30’s and 40’s did?

This book was definitely a page turner for me.  It’s about a French woman who married and moved to England prior to the commencement of WWII.  Because she was fluent in the French language and knew her way around France, she was asked to consider joining the British forces as a spy working for the allies.  She was the mother of 3 girls and you would have thought that becoming a spy would not be something she would consider, yet it was because of her three daughters she felt the need to do something to help the war effort.

Her story was riveting and I could not put the book down.  The description of what happened during her time being a captive of the Germans with a death sentence already determined was not something you see in the documentaries of WWII.  The book is about her ordeals, her life, her love of another spy within her circle, her determination, and her desire to make a difference and of course how it all turned out.  To say any more would do the book an injustice and may discourage readers of this review from reading the book.

Who should read this book?  That’s a great question.  Given the subject matter, WWII, most people won’t take the time to read it.  I can assure you that in this case the truth of what happened is much better than any book of fiction you could ever read.  Everyone would benefit from the book but I think young women would benefit the most. 
Would I read it again?  There would be no need to read it again.  Her story is her story and it won’t change nor would I gain any further insight into what transpired.
Would I give it as a gift?  ABSOLUTELY!