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Did Koch eat Ananda’s Chocolates?

[…]NY Times piece by Barbaro – on Charles and Hillary?” Bill asked. “Not yet, I thought Charles was fond of Sanders,” I answered. “He’s certainly anti-Trump, and probably not pro-Cruz,” Jay said. “The Brothers must be very disappointed, even despondent.” “Yea, so much money spent refocusing the GOP – mainly to result in a stable of loser candidates for President.” “The Times story, very briefly, suggested Koch was willing to at least consider Hillary,” Bill said. “Maybe you did get to him,” Jay said, smiling and looking at me. “The chocolates went to his Wichita receptionist – she said she’d give them to him.” “Well, she apparently did,” Jay said. “He does seem to be more open than before.” “Yes, his Sanders comment and now this Hillary one.” “Another dose could have an even greater effect,” Bill said, ” – that and his growing awareness of impending mortality.” “Aging does cause some of us to be more philosophical – and open-minded,” I said. “And Charles is five years ahead of me. It’s easy to get to Wichita. I’ll make another […]

Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan, Aug., 2016

[…]change) in presenting a different kind of futuristic possibility that rises from the ashes of the Koch Brothers and other political special interests familiar in today’s world.   Discriminating fiction readers with a penchant for more than entertainment will relish its approach, diversity, and complex observations on the processes and challenges of mental […]
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Author Fake Interview – Book Review

[…]the 19th century – a few Presidential Candidates, and some plutocrats – including the Brothers Koch.” Do you treat Trump? “He’s number 30 in the book, but we chose to not treat him.” And why not? “There’s nothing there to treat!” Andrade chuckled. “He’s so simple-minded we thought it would be a waste of effort – and our special chocolate.” Chocolate? “Just read the book.” Who is ‘we’? “It’s me and five close friends. We call ourselves the harmless team. We selected the 29 and treated them all earlier this year and in late 2015.” You treated them all – with chocolate? I asked. He looked at me annoyingly, again. “One of them is a phenomenal organic chemist. Just read the book. It’s free, on line, easy to read.” Why is it free? “Well, most of the 29 ideologues we treat would love to get back at me. If it’s free they can’t argue that I’m benefiting from exposing their mental incapacities.” Interesting. Will you talk or argue with our readers? How can they contact you? “By going to . They can read the book there, download it, and see the Chosen 29 (and their Twitter addresses). They can […]

Chapter 11: Delivery and Treatment

[…]              Ernst Kansas             – Bill:               Koch, Charles Kentucky          – Jay:              McConnell, Paul Montana           – Joe, Bill         Kochs, Montana Congressmen New York City  – Joe:              Koch, David; Justice Roberts Oklahoma         – Jay:              Inhofe South Carolina  – Joe:              Gowdy Texas               – Jay:              Cruz, Smith Utah                 – Joe:              Lee, Chaffetz Washington      – Peter:            Rodgers Washington DC – Joe:              LaPierre, Norquist, Donahue; Justice Alito West Virginia    – Jay:              Capito Wisconsin        – Bill:               Ryan Wyoming          – Peter:            Barasso     California’s primary therapist is Bill, though I’ll get to Scalia in Santa Clara. Bill will get to Issa and perhaps again to McCarthy. Depending on timing and other variables, he might also access:   David Valadao,  District 21, elected 2012. Although the district is mainly North of Bakersfield, it includes SE Bakersfield, via a careful gerrymandering. District 21 nearly encircles the city, coming in from the south and east. He has an office in Bakersfield. He is slightly left of the GOP center with a below average leadership score.   Devin Nunes, District 22 includes Tulare, Clovis, and Visalia, and gets close to Fresno. He is slightly left of the […]

Chapter 10: Plutocrats – and Others

[…]programs – reviewed the event – showing the five participating candidates suckling on a large Charles Koch mother pig! Fiorina, Walker, Cruz, Rubio, and Jeb Bush were all there saying nice things about the Koch brothers and their supporters. The Koch candidate and donor ‘conferences’ or seminars have been going on for over ten years.     “Earlier, I thought the Kochs would be hopeless, but I recently learned some things to change my mind. They’ve had a very rough family life – and they are pushing 80, some with young kids and grandkids – likely heirs.”   “There’s been some press that they’re trying to improve their image,” Jay added. “Their recent activities in prison reform, the Koch Scholars scholarships, and some action related to an Hispanic initiative suggest some diversification.”     “My Latino friends looked into their Libre Initiative,” I said.  “It’s basically the Koch 101 philosophy.”   From the web site:             LIBRE is dedicated to informing the U.S. Hispanic community about the benefits of a constitutionally limited government, property rights, rule of law, sound money supply and free enterprise through a variety of community events, research and policy initiatives that protect our economic freedom.’   […]

Chapter 12: Outcomes and Tomorrow

[…]smiled.   “We try.”     Kansas             – Bill:               Koch, Charles + Pompeo, Roberts, Moran   “What is the matter with Kansas?” Bill asked. “I know that’s the title of a book, but now I understand why.”   “Did you get to Charles Koch,” I asked.   “Sort of. I didn’t try to get to his home. I had read about a little protest in 2010 – several California students tried to get a letter to Charles by going to the Koch Industries building. Apparently the strip of lawn adjacent to the road is public property – the first 18 feet of lawn adjacent to the curb – so the security folks couldn’t demand the kids get off the property.”   “Good homework. And?”   “In 2010 Koch knew the kids were coming, so security personnel blocked the building’s entrances and cars tailed the kids as they came to and then left the area – no big surprise given everything we know about Kochs and security. They didn’t know I was coming, so I got in to the main reception area. I played the same game we did with the Rodgers scenario and that we’d been using with most […]

Chapter 6: Patient Priorities

[…]four   Rubio, Marco   Cruz, Ted   Bush, Jeb!   Paul, Rand   Plutocrats and others – five   Koch, Charles   Koch, David   Norquist, Grover – President, Americans for Tax Reform (ATF)   LaPierre, Wayne – Executive Director, National Rifle Association (NRA)   Donohue, Thomas – President, US Chamber of Commerce   Congress – fifteen   McConnell, Mitch – Senate Majority Leader. Ryan, Paul – Speaker of the House. McCarthy, Kevin – House Majority Leader.   Barrasso, John – Wyoming Senator. Capito, Shelley – West Virginia Senator. Chaffetz, Jason – Utah District 3. Ernst, Joni – Iowa Senator; Koch support. Gardner, Cory – Colorado Senator, Koch support Goudy, Trey – South Carolina District 4, Benghazi Committee. Inhofe, Jim – Oklahoma Senator. Issa, Darrell – California District 49. Labrador, Raul – Idaho District 1; Freedom Caucus co-founder. Lee, Mike – Utah Senator. Rodgers, Cathy – Washington District 5. Smith, Lamar – Texas District 21; Chair, House Committee on Science.   These 29 and the additional ‘convenience’ patients, effectively treated, may facilitate a tipping point and a major change in governance via the Federal Government.     “We could use Centennial Valley as a key delivery strategy,” Bill said. […]

Chapter 9: Congress

[…]donors and tens of thousands of dollars in direct campaign contributions. Interestingly Charles Koch, wife Elizabeth, son Chase and his wife Anna – each donated $2,600 to her campaign, according to . What is perhaps even more interesting is that Charles daughter, Elizabeth R., apparently didn’t contribute.   About seven months after Ernst won over Koch allies during her appearance in Albuquerque – still barely registering in Iowa polls – the Koch network created a nonprofit group called Trees of Liberty. Trees then launched a TV and web advertising campaign attacking Mark Jacobs, Ernst’s much less conservative GOP rival.   The Koch’s Freedom Partners group began a $1 million-plus ad campaign attacking Braley, the Democratic candidate. Although Ernst ran a good campaign, the boost from the Koch network was crucial. She won the June 2014 GOP primary and went into the general election in strong position against Braley. Shortly after her primary win, she participated in the Koch summer 2014 summit in Dana Point, saying at a candidates’ panel: The first time I was introduced to this group was a year ago, August, in New Mexico, and I was not known at that time. The exposure to this group […]

Chapter 8: Presidential Candidates

[…]up dramatically through regulations on emissions…   He’s said that conservative donors Charles and David Koch have ‘always stood for freedom, equality and opportunity’ in a tribute published by Time.   “But he seems to be dropping fast in support – there’s also the issue he’s up for reelection to the Senate.” I said.   “I think he’ll hang in there for a while,” Jay said. “And he’s an important Senator. Paul Ryan listens to him.”   “And vice versa.”     Paul’s wife, Kelley, is a free lance writer and has worked as a political consultant for The Strategy Group for Media, one of whose clients was then Senate candidate Ted Cruz. She is a Rhodes College graduate, focusing on communication and English. In 2015 she published the book True and Constant Friends: Love and Inspiration from Our Grandmothers, Mothers, and Friends. She was born in 1963 in Kentucky. Her parents are Hilton and Lillian Ashby; her father was with the Air Force – the family traveled regularly. One of her greatest influences is her Irish grandmother.   Kelley played a key role in Rand Paul’s decision to run for President, noting that it was an easier decision than […]

Chapter 3: Harmless – The Team

[…]political party,” said Jay. “They’re already on our list.”   “A large cover story on Charles Koch in USA Today,” Bill said, “reported that the Koch folks will, in 2016, anoint the one GOP candidate whose platform is most agreeable to them – giving his campaign additional funds.”   “Adelson is doing the same thing in Vegas,” Jay said. “The GOP hopefuls come to genuflect before him, hoping he’ll put a spot or two of multi-millions in their hands.”   “Certainly more effective than holy water on their foreheads,” I said.   “I don’t know how far we can really get in 3 to 6 months,” Bill said. “Maybe we ought to rehearse and work towards the new President and Congress elected in late 2016. That’s less than 18 months away.”   “Interesting,” I said. “But the longer we wait, the greater the chance we’ll be discovered – and exposed and possibly arrested. harmless is now, I think, about engineering many individual revelations in a short time window – rather than transforming a large group all at once. We can reinforce those individual experiences via a coordinated campaign of messaging and input – working to make the experience ‘stick’ and […]

Chapter 1: Concerns and Beginnings

[…]Most conservative ideologues are supported by – purchased by – plutocratic dollars. The Koch brothers, the deVos empire, the Adelsons, and many others spend enormous resources on sponsoring, supporting, and purchasing Congressmen and candidates, who then work to replicate the rigid, ideological mental states of their sponsors.   These many considerations led to my own recent revelation: since we can’t get rid of ideologues, can we ‘change’ them? Can we soften the walls, remove some of the bars – open some of the windows – even doors? Revelation is a word and process very dear to the ultra-conservative Mormon majority in Utah. Although normally referring to direct input from ‘God’ to the ‘prophets’, Mormons as individuals are expected to seek and receive their own private revelations – a significant change in personal understanding, belief, or perspective.   How might we ‘engineer’ private revelations for Congressmen and their staff, for candidates and their supporters, and for voting constituents – and for others who ‘need’ such insight?   And that became The Plan: the ‘engineering’ of revelations…     What is the genesis of ideology? Why do people believe rather than think? There’s an old Buddhist saying: ‘Every belief system is an […]

Chapter 7: Supreme Court Justices

[…]added.   Scalia ‘…did the most to limit religious freedom of any justice in history,’ said Charles Haynes, with the Newseum Religious Freedom Center.   “Perhaps he was starting to lose it,” Bill suggested.   “It’s possible. How do you remove a Supreme Court Justice who’s demonstrably losing it?”   “I did some homework earlier,” I said. “There’s no mechanism. According to Jonathan Turley, an interesting legal scholar who argues unusual and often unpopular cases: The Constitution provides for involuntarily removal of justices only by a process of impeachment. It requires a showing of serious wrongdoing but has nothing to do with mental competence. And yet since its founding, the court has struggled with incompetent, addicted and even insane justices.   “So they have to be counseled – talked into – resigning?” Jay asked.   “Apparently so.” I concluded. “FYI – Turley has a Mormon connection – he’s defended plural marriage in several cases!”   “There’s always a Utah connection,” Bill smiled.   “The Times’ Greenhouse recently wrote, days after Scalia’s death, that his recent actions and statements ‘…in recent years may have reflected the contraction of his intellectual universe’.”   “I love that phrase – ” Bill said. “‘ […]

Chapter 2: From Eleusis to Revelation

[…]must be those doing or facilitating such evil.” “Then that means the climate deniers, the Koch Brothers, the fossil fuel establishment,” Jay said. “Yes, and the others pushing for a growth-oriented, consumption and resource-based, unregulated, ultra-Capitalistic economy, “ I added. “So it’s not just Congressmen and Supreme Court Justices?” “No, but perhaps we can start with them.” “I think you need to expand the list to include truth deniers – liars. They’re the foundation for political evil. They deny, rewrite, expunge, destroy truth – deny reality,” Jake said. “We’re now in a planet-wide Tragedy of the Commons, and almost no one gets that.” “Yes. They deny environmental realities, they deny gun violence realities, they deny everything they choose to not believe.” “Did you see the recent Times editorial on Cruz, Ryan, and Obama’s very minimal executive orders on guns?” Jay asked. “The Times wrote ‘…hallucinatory fictions peddled by opportunists like Mr. Cruz’.” “And by Mr. Trump and Mr. Ryan – and the rest of the GOP circus,” Bill said. “Putting them on LSD can’t hurt,” Peter smiled. “They’re already hallucinating.” “But in the wrong direction,” Bill added. “And they’re not really hallucinating – they are opportunistic liars pandering to a […]

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