Thursday, October 27, 2022

Fairly Smooth Operator


Fairly Smooth Operator

Written by Caroline Walsh

A book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, October 27, 2022

DISCLAIMER:  Like the author, I too enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard as a Seaman Recruit (E-1), the lowest enlisted grade in the service.  Unlike the author, I progressed up the promotional ladder by “striking” for Yeoman in the field in lieu of being assigned to a Class A Service School.  Over time I was promoted to Chief Petty Officer, then to Chief Warrant Officer and then to a Lieutenant, a Limited Duty Officer (LDO).  I retired from the Coast Guard after twenty years as a Lieutenant on a permanent disability retirement.  More importantly, I entered the service in 1965 and retired in 1985. Why is this important?  Because there is a total disparity in my review given the differences in our ages and to some degree also in our educational background.  The author graduated from college; I attended only two years of college.  But the time frame is what’s so very important to understanding the following review.

I will not give the book a bad review because I actually enjoyed reading it.  I personally believe that there IS a difference between sexual abuse involving actual sexual advances and/or sexual relationships as compared to the the raw military humor based on the difference between the sexes.  The author seems to me to be writing more about the later as she describes her encounters during her time in the Coast Guard.  I do not doubt she experienced what she wrote about.  All I can say is that in my 20-year Coast Guard career, I did not see the type of treatment she received.  That may be the result of being a man as compared to being a woman.  Nor did I see or experience the type of failed leadership that she was exposed to.  I have no doubt about the leadership as she described it at Montauk Point Light Station but that is just one unit and represents only 25 of the over 35,000 Coast Guard men and women.  The book is well written and definitely holds your attention.  I would simply hate for any reader to assume that the entire Coast Guard was the picture image of how she described Montauk Point Light Station.

As for her time in the CIA, I found it fascinating that she encountered some of the same failed leadership traits in the CIA that she identified in the U. S. Coast Guard.  I fear that many readers who have little to no experience in military service or government service may draw conclusions about the two types of services as being typical of the entire U. S. Government.  In this regard, I do not concur in such a conclusion which is why I felt the need to qualify my comments by defining my service in the Coast Guard.

It may sound like I did not like the book which is not the case, I did enjoy reading it, otherwise I would not have taken the time to finished it.  There is a significant age difference between the author and me but more importantly, it was a total difference in the calendar years difference when we were both 20 something and joining the Coast Guard.  Different eras, different beliefs.  Acceptable behavior in the 1960s was not in the 2000s and visa versa.  It’s important for the reader of this review to understand this difference in ages and eras.

The author wrote about the single most valuable personal trait that anyone could possibly create for themselves.  Unfortunately, she did not put it into specific words such as:  Always do your best to make yourself indispensable regardless of the situations you may find yourself in.  That is exactly what she did without saying it.  She made the best of both good and bad situations throughout the book by becoming indispensable to the people she worked for, both good and bad.  With such an attitude, she will always land on her feet regardless of what may be happening.  That very lesson definitely makes the book worth reading.

Who should read the book?  I think anyone who reads it will benefit from the read. 

Would I read it again?  No, there would be no need.

Would I give it as a gift?  Possibly, but to people who I believe would enjoy such a topic.

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Moon Shadow Effect



Written by Robert deCasares

A book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, October 16, 2022

This is the fifth book in succession that I have read where the author uses current and past events that actually have happened and combined them with a tale of fiction.  The result is that the lines between fact and fiction become very blurred to where the reader has a dilemma as to making the determination between the facts and the fiction.  This is a great book.  How great?  I read it in one sitting which I rarely ever do.  I enjoy the mix of fact and fiction because it is very easy to relate to.

The story line and character development are great.  As I read the book, I could actually envision some of the characters serving within the government agents all over the world and more importantly getting involved in the clandestine activities described in the book.  They were all believable whether they really happened or they happened in the author’s mind.

The author wrote this book in 2018 and practically described the time and date that Russia would invade Ukraine.  In my opinion, he accurately describes the relationships between the current nations involved in the Russia/Ukraine war and that makes the fiction side of the book that much more believable. 

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 there is nothing that would require additional reviews.

Would I give it as a gift?  It would make for a great gift to anyone who reads books, so Yes, I would give it as a gift.

Friday, October 14, 2022

See It Yet?



By Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, October 14, 2022

It was in the 1990s when I read the book The Naked Communist, written by a former CIA agent, W. Cleon Skousen.  I was shocked beyond words.  It was very obvious to me that I had been living my life in a bubble of innocence for a very long time.  I hadn't read books until a couple of years AFTER I retired from the Coast Guard in 1985.  At age 44 I read I'm Okay; You're Okay and that started me on a crusade of sorts in regard to reading books.  Through high school, then college, I paid very little attention to politics.  Yes, I voted but I didn't really research who or what I was voting for.  While in the Coast Guard I was very familiar with the Hatch Act that prevented government employees from getting involved in politics so I didn't.  I did not see a need to; I was focused on my Coast Guard career.  Then in 1985 I got into the real estate business and if you believe in Business 101 as I do, you NEVER DO ANYTHING TO PISS OFF A POTENTIAL PAYING CUSTOMER, EVER!  Politics was once again something I did not focus on, until I read The Naked Communist. 

Suddenly a lot of the pieces of the puzzle that I had seen scattered about the world began to fall into place and it scared the hell out of me.  In short, in 1958 The Communist Party USA met and determined that they could NEVER overtake or overthrow America because it was one of the most well-armed civilian populations in the world.  A shooting war would serve no one.  But a psychological war, now that was another avenue that they decided they would pursue.  In fact, they made a conscious decision to demonstrate PATIENCE and quietly go about their pursuit of 45 very specific goals that IF and WHEN achieved, WOULD result in the overthrow of America.   

They also knew that what Vladmir Lenin had said about “capturing the children” was true.  That is where they began their attack on America by first going after the children BEFORE they could learn about the real American history and culture.  They would infiltrate the educational system and modify the curriculums so that the children would learn more about Communism than they would Capitalism.  In fact, they would learn to hate Capitalism and turn to Socialism which is just one step away from Communism.  One of the many graphics I created emphasized the #17 Communist objective:

As mentioned, it was Lenin who said: 

Give me four years to teach the children

and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. 

I don't have a large platform of people who follow me.  I did at one point when I had thousands of people in my database.  Then the platforms began to ban me from posting anything that was related to the contents of The Naked Communist.  I lost most of the people in my database as I disappeared from most of the social media platforms at the time.  I made a graphic like the one above for each of the 45 goals and posted them whenever and wherever I could.  They oftentimes were reposted but in all honestly, it was like pissing in the ocean; it made very little difference.   

Fast forward to 2020 and I am about as depressed as I have ever been.  I have seen what they wanted to achieve and honestly, I believe they have achieved their initial 45 goals.  Granted some of them have been slightly modified because of the changes that have taken place around the world but the basic premise of each goal?  Yes, I believe they HAVE been achieved them.  I can only imagine WHAT IF social media had been in place in 1958 when they originally put their goals to paper.  They would have achieved their goals in lightning speed and we would already be living on a one-world-communist-government planet.  They almost pulled it off, that is until 2016 when Donald Trump shocked the world and won the presidency.  That disrupted the 16-year plan that Obama (8) and Clinton (8) had devised that included a third world war.  Why a war?  First, they recognized and then advertised and even spoke freely about how they could not take over the masses when there are so many people (masses) on the planet.  Therefore, 13 of every 14 had to die or be killed.  How do you do that?  Through wars, starvation, disease and pandemics.  COVID-19 was their "warp-speed" project to reduce the world's population.   

President Reagan recognized what they were up to and he tried to warn the country and he had a much larger platform than I ever had.  He was part of a video that tried to warn everyone but no one was listening with the possible exception of Donald Trump.  Watch the video and decide for yourself.  It is not long.  Think about what they might have added to their 45 goals had social media been in existence in 1958.  That thought should give you nightmares!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Conspiracy Theory vs Alternative Believes vs Denial vs Truths





Written by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, 24 September 2022


DEFINITION:  Conspiracy Theory:  an attempt to explain harmful or tragic events as the result of the actions of a small powerful group. Such explanations reject the accepted narrative surrounding those events; indeed, the official version may be seen as further proof of the conspiracy.

The HUGE problem I have with this definition is the inclusion of the word SMALL.  I have no idea as to why it was inserted.  Maybe it was included to funnel the readers focus to an actual small group of people when in fact those individuals that hold a “competing theory of what might have happened”, could be counted in the millions.

Case in point, the 2020 National Election.  Was the final count accurate or was it in error as millions upon millions of Americans believe?  That is NO SMALL POWERFUL GROUP!  It is a very large powerful group.  Regardless, why has the government and many social media platforms banned any reference to a possible bogus election result(s)?  Many people were banned from social media platforms for merely mentioning the 2020 election in other than favorable terms.

Case in point, face masks work.  The government decided that face masks work when in fact scientific studies by reputable medical researchers indicate masks do not work.  The same government that REQUIRED that everyone mask up has since indicated that they do not work as first thought and no longer require them.  Who was telling the truth and why would the government shame and ban all discussions to the contrary? 

Case in point, JFK assassination/murder.  I was 18 years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  I remember thinking in 1963 that it seemed very unlikely that a single gunman could have pulled that murder off but what did this 18-year-old know?  Nothing.  I grudgingly accepted “the government’s explanation and investigation” and moved on.  Keep the early 1960s in mind.   Very few people believed in UFOs and most people believed that Lee Harvey Oswald single handedly murdered JFK.  That was then, this is now!  More people believe that more than one person shot JFK and well over 60% of the population now believe there ARE UFOs.  What changed?

Case in point, Japan conducted a very successful “SNEAK ATTACK” on Pearl Harbor.  Was it successful?  Not according to the Japanese, they wanted to destroy the American aircraft carriers and none of them were in port; NONE were destroyed.  Was it a “sneak attack” that no one knew about or saw coming?  That is what the government wants everyone to believe but is there an alternative belief regarding the attack?  Was it really a sneak attack that no one knew was coming?  History may be telling a completely different story than the one the government and news media had convinced millions upon millions of people around the world as being the true account of Pearl Harbor.  Only now in 2022 do we see reports of manipulated activities and more knowledge of the events leading up to Pearl Harbor and suddenly the story becomes very cloudy.  Keep reading.

Case in point, the attacks on 9/11.  I believed as everyone else did (or at least most did) that the Twin Towers were attacked by a group of 19 terrorists, it only made sense and the storyline was immediately confirmed by our government and the news media.  Who would believe any other explanation AT THAT TIME?  Hardly anyone!  Including me!  People putting forth a different story line were considered “conspiracy theory kooks.”  I remember hearing stories that that the attack was an “inside job” and I just wrote them off as did most everyone I know.  I have only recently watched several documentaries regarding 9/11 and I no longer accept what the media and government want me to believe. In fact, it appears, at least to me, to have been the biggest gold heist and power grab in the history of the world.  Keep reading.

Now to the point of this Nugget.  There are no such things as “conspiracy theories!”  Our government is the one that devised the term and it originated shortly after the Kennedy assassination to dispel rumors that the official storyline of the JFK assassination was somehow a false narrative of what actually happened.  The government wanted everyone to believe what the government told them to believe!  What I am going to say next is CRITICAL TO UNDERSTANDING THIS NUGGET!  If it were ONLY the U. S. Government that put forth the conspiracy theorist phrase, it may have been a short-lived phrase but it was NOT only the government.  Almost every major news outlet used the exact same phrase and wording to describe ANYONE who put forth a different narrative of the assassination and those people were considered “nut jobs!” and were to be disbelieved.

If you have never heard of the term Operation Mockingbird, go to  and you will not believe how the U. S. Government worked very closely with the news media to put forth stories that the government wanted the people to hear.  Whether those storylines were true or not didn’t matter, the government wanted “the people” to believe what they wanted the people to believe.  We have seen the exact same scenario involving COVID-19.  Absolutely no dissenting opinions were/are allowed.  Then as is always most always the case, the truth eventually is uncovered and everyone changes their “official storyline.”

In the case of the JFK assassination, let’s assume for a minute that the U. S. Government WAS somehow involved in the assassination.  What better way to cast 100% belief that the assassination was conducted by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald than to convene an investigatory body of individuals selected BY the U. S. Government and consisting of mostly U. S. Government officials.  If you are going to bury the real story, what better way than to have the people who would be most adversely affected, conduct the investigation?  Was it an INDEPENDENT investigation?  Absolutely not IF the government was actually involved.  Since it was the government that conducted the investigation, “we the people” were simply expected to believe the government’s determination of what happened and then just move on!  No questions were to be asked.  Alternative opinions, questions and facts were to be disregarded.  Anyone who thought differently than the government’s storyline was branded as “conspiracy theorists” and nut jobs!  No one wanted to be labeled as being a nut job so the questions went unasked and therefore unanswered.

DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING!  I am not saying that JFK was murdered by our own government.  I am not saying that 9/11 was an inside job, I am saying that when the government does its own investigation and the people for the most part are left in the dark, who are we to believe any differently?  Are we to simply accept to be true what the government claims to be true?  I think the answer to that is yes if you are a member of the U. S. Government; that is exactly what they want.  We the people were to fall in line and not only believe the government story line; we would repeat it as being true without exceptions.

So, what about Pearl Harbor?  For as long as I can remember, I was told and taught that Japan conducted a “sneak attack” on Pearl Harbor.  No one from the FDR administration to the local street sweeper had any clue that the attack was coming.  Contrary to this narrative, I strongly hope you research the link below to an official memo written  by LCDR McCollom of the U. S. Navy and given to none other than the FDR Administration in October of 1940, let me repeat that date, 1940.  Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941 over a year later.  What did the memo say?  It laid out the steps that if taken would PROVOKE Japan to take some form of military action against the United States thus propelling America into World War II.  Why was this important?  Americans wanted NO PART of WWII but President Roosevelt did.  His hands were tied unless “we the people” changed our collective minds and then supported America’s entry into the war.  What changed the minds of Americans in 1941?  The attack on Pearl Harbor.  I doubt that FDR expected the attack on Pearl Harbor but he did expect an attack somewhere.  Read the memo.  Most if not all of the specific steps laid out by LCDR McCollom were in fact taken.  The result?  An attack on Pearl Harbor.  Our government provoked Japan leaving it no alternative but to attack us; at least that is what I personally believe, you can make up your own mind.  The point is that we were told one story, when in fact there were many untold stories behind the scenes that could have resulted in the attack.  Decide for yourself what the truth may be but do your own research as I have.    From the Internet:  On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox (whose endorsement is included in the following scans). Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors.”  Here is the link to the McCollom memo:

The 9/11 investigation was a repeat of the one-sided process very much like the JFK assassination investigation.  The government conducted the investigation!  But what if the government was involved in the attack?  It would be like the fox guarding the hen house!  If the government was involved because it would cover for its involvement.  Do you honestly believe that they would discover facts that would implicate themselves in the attack?  Absolutely not! Here are two links that might open your mind to an alternative storyline about 9/11:

SOMETIMES, you open up a box of puzzle pieces and you can’t see the bigger picture.  Then as you begin to match up similar edges and colors, the “bigger picture” becomes very clear.  This is one of the longer paragraphs from a book that you will ever read.  It puts all of the puzzle pieces that is KNOWN to be true about 9/11 into one place (like the pieces lying about on top of your table) and suddenly the “big picture” reveals itself; slightly at first and then suddenly, very clearly.  Read it for yourself and then you decide what is true and what is not!

“You know, they are asking you to believe that on September 11, 2001, nineteen Arab men armed with box cutters, managed by a guy living in a cave fortress, half way around the world on kidney dialysis, using  a satellite phone and a laptop, directed the most sophisticated operation on the most heavily defended airspace in the world, overpowering the passengers and military trained pilots in the cockpit of four commercial aircraft before flying those planes wildly off course for an hour, without being molested by a single interceptor fighter plane.  These nineteen hijackers were supposed to be devoutly religious fundamentalists who like to drink alcohol, snort cocaine and live with pink haired strippers, managed to knock down three buildings with 2 planes in New York.   While in D.C., a pilot who couldn’t handle a single engine Cessna was able to fly a 757 in an eight-thousand-foot descent in a 270-degree corkscrew turn coming in exactly level with the ground, hitting the Pentagon exactly at the budget analyst office where the Department of Defense staffers were investigating the mystery of the 2.3 trillion dollars the defense secretary had just announced missing in a press conference the day before.   Luckily for the public, the news anchors knew who did it within minutes, the pundits knew within hours, and the administration knew within days, while the evidence literally fell from sky and into the lap of the FBI when a hijacker’s passport was found intact, blocks away from the World Trade Center.  For some reason, a group of crazy conspiracy theorists demanded an investigation of the greatest attack on American soil in history.  That investigation was delayed, underfunded, and set up to fail; a conflict of interest and a cover up from start to finish.  It was based on testimony extracted by torture, records of which were destroyed, and which failed to mention building seven, able danger, PTech, Sibel Edmonds, Osama bin Laden, the CIA, and the ongoing drills of hijacked planes that were being simulated at the precise time the events were actually happening.  It was lied to by the Pentagon, the CIA, and the Administration.  The President and Vice President testified in secret, off the record, not under oath, and behind closed doors.  It did not bother to look at who funded the attacks because they claimed that was of little practical significance.  Still the 9/11 commission did a brilliant job of answering all the questions the public had, except the questions of the victims’ families.  No one involved as much as lost their job and the commission determined that it was a ‘failure of imagination’ because no one in our government could imagine terrorists flying planes into buildings, except the Pentagon, FEMA, NORAD and the NRO.  The DIA destroyed 2.5 terabytes on Able Danger because it probably wasn’t important.  The SEC destroyed their investigations into ongoing insider trading before the attacks, NIST has classified the data they used for a model of the WTC Building 7 collapse and the FBI has argued that all of their investigation of 9/11 should be kept secret from the public.  Osama bin Laden lived in a cave fortress in the hills of Afghanistan then he was hiding out in Tora Bora, but somehow, he got away.  Then he lived in Abbottabad for years taunting the most comprehensive intelligence dragnet, employing the most sophisticated technology in the history of the world for a decade, releasing videos with complete impunity and getting younger and younger as he did.   So, before finally being found in a daring SEAL team raid, which wasn’t recorded on video in which he didn’t resist or use his wife as a human shield and in which this crack team of special forces panicked and killed this unarmed man, supposedly the best couple paranoid, source of intelligence about the dastardliest terrorist on the entire planet. Then they dumped his body into the ocean before telling anyone about it then, a couple dozen of those team members died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.  That is the story of 9/11 brought to you by the media.  If you have any questions about this story, you are a bat shit crazy, paranoid, tin foil hat wearing, dog abusing, baby hater and will be reviled by everyone.  If you love your country and or freedom and happiness and rainbows, rock-n-roll, puppy dogs, apple pie, and your grandma, you will never ever express doubts about any part of this story to anyone, ever!  The government’s motto is ‘Ignorance is Strength.’”

From the book Methodical Illusion written by Rebekah Roth.

I have read all FOUR books written by Rebekah Roth; a fictional story LACED WITH FACTS about 9/11.  Her assimilation of FACTS makes for a totally different and very disturbing story about 9/11. 

·         Sneak Attack on Pearl Harbor

·         The Korean War

·         Vietnam

·         Assassination of President Kennedy

·         9/11

·         COVID-19

As said above, do your own research, come to your own conclusions but for God’s sake, DON’T JUST ACCEPT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE NEWS MEDIA FEED YOU.  You ARE being fed if you get your news ONLY from these two sources.  There is a wealth of information available; all YOU have to do is LET IT IN!  If you discover that the government and the news media have lied to you regarding one story, would that be the only story they lied to you about or are there more?  THERE ARE DEFINITELY MORE!

“What is the difference between a conspiracy and the truth?  About six months.”

Kevin Sorbo

Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice, shame on me!

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Methodical Conclusion



Written by Rebekah Roth

Reviewed by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, September 30, 2022

Disclaimer copied from the first AND second books in the series I reviewed:  Like everyone at the time, I watched the attacks on 9/11 and my opinions were formed by what I/we saw on television news coverages and special reports also broadcasted on the television networks.  Therefore, I believed the media and government’s narrative as it played out on television. Over time, I was introduced to alternate facts and opinions that caused me to rethink the events of 9/11.  I add this just so you can put into context what I am about to say about Ms. Roth’s second of four books. 

Like Methodical Illusion and Methodical Deception, the first and second books of four Rebekah Roth’s books, I was unable to put Methodical Deception down.  Be warned ahead of time, if you decide to read it and you are anywhere near like me, you may want to put some time on your calendar to do so.  Yes, it is that good!  In fact, The Conclusion book is even better than the Illusion and Deception books.  Even though this book appeared to be the final of the Methodical books Roth was going to write, it left you wanting for more! 

Methodical Conclusion is a very riveting read like the first two books were.  It is also a combination of fiction and fact: at times it is difficult to separate the two because you get so wrapped up in the fiction part of the story being told.  As I read it, I realized how easily the story part of the book could be converted into a mini-series on television or multiple movies leaving the viewer, just the reader, clamoring for more.  This book introduced even more characters and developed the relationships between all of the characters.  Additional dangerous intrigue was included but the good part is that the reader is rewarded in that the drama is brought to a conclusion at the end of the book and not spaced out into Roth’s book three of the series.  

As stated above, I initially believed the 9/11 narrative as put forth on television news.  At the time I failed to pick up on the fact that every news coverage said the exact same thing.  I know what I saw on the television screen but the shock of the events that followed clouded my judgement when it came to believing what I was being told versus what I was actually seeing.  It was not until years later when someone pointed out (1) how the twin towers each collapsed upon their own footprints exactly like a building would that was being intentionally demolished with explosives and then (2) how building 7 collapsed 8 hours after the Twin Towers collapsed and without any physical evidence that the building had been hit by either a plane or any of the following debris from the towers.  Building 7 also collapsed upon its own footprint like all other buildings that are intentionally demolished with the use of explosives. 

The author, Ms. Roth, had been a Flight Attendant and Flight Purser for over 30 years.  Therefore, she has significant insight in commercial air flights and passenger controls.  She began to ask questions.  She raised those questions during the interview that I listened to.  I had some of the same questions but had no answers.  She laid out answers based on her over 30 years of experience and her answers JUST MADE PERFECT SENSE!  What she said she thought had REALLY happened was so over the top and so shocking, it was hard to digest at first.  But as I considered her answers and suggestions when compared to the facts she put forth, I had to admit that her explanation of 9/11 made the attack far more believable than what we have been told by the news media and our government. 

This book weaves those same questions and her answers into a fictitious plot that is as stated above, riveting to read.  Like the first and second books, I read it in less than 24 hours meaning I read it as close to a one-sitting-reading as possible.  

Would I read this book again:  Parts of it, DEFINITELY!

Would I give this book as a gift:  ABSOLUTELY

Who should read this book:  Everyone, but especially those who believe the news media narrative of 9/11 without question.  This book WILL make you question what REALLY happened, why it happened and your beliefs to this point in time that you have been taught to believe!