Today in Weird

A photographer, I ain't.

A photographer, I ain’t.

 

A few weeks ago, I commented on a book (“The Sword and Shield”), which covered, in 732 pages, the KGB archives that came out with a Russian Defector.  It dealt with nearly 80 years of the USSR’s attempts to influence and coerce.  The scarier tidbits (and there were a lot) covered how Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration was riddled with communist agents, the stories the Reds planted with the press to derail Presidential candidates (a job the press now does cheerfully for free against the “wrong sorts”).  Assassination (both character and mortal), overthrows, plots, millions of dollars a year to the “innocent” American Communist Party, to say nothing of their insanely focused efforts to steal technology from the US (from the Atomic Bomb on down).  It is very sobering stuff (hidden weapons caches in the US), and ought to be required reading for anyone interested in the Secret History of History.

Then, about two days after that, a journalist from a Czechoslovakian newspaper contacted me saying he wanted an interview. 
And for the past three days, people from mostly Middle Eastern countries (Pakistan, Syria, etc) have been trying to hack my webpage “roymgriffis.com.”
 
So, I’m getting attention, I’m just not sure whose.

4 comments for “Today in Weird

  1. August 26, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I’m feeling neglected by the world, and you just provided the answer to my problem. Since I’m in the middle of reading ‘The Sword and the Shield’ all I have to do is post about it on my blog site I’ll have all kinds of new friends.

    Yes it is scary. And infuriating and enough to make you weep. Goes well with Bella V. Dodd’s ‘School of Darkness’, West’s ‘American Betrayal’ and Pacepa’s ‘Disinformation.’ I’m pretty well convinced that no political process is going to save this country. If it is to be saved it will have to be a God Shot. I’m praying.

    • September 11, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Tamquam:
      I’m working on “Disinformation,” myself, but have at least three more novels that need to be written, so it could be a while before I’m done.

      After meeting with the journalist and his photog, I’m reasonably sure they were not covert KGB. How they treat me, as a conservative novelist, is another story. We’ll see.

      Thanks for checking it, and stop by to let me know what you think about “Sword and Shield.”

  2. Shack
    March 8, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Extremely prescient post. Literally at the time of this post the Russians were up to shenanigans to destabilize another presidential election. I am looking forward to reading this book as a primer on the historical context of the present day drama.

    • March 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Well, my take away from the book is that I’ll never trust a single thing a progressive tells me again.

      And as for the Russians and this election, yeah, they were pretty good. They were so good they convinced Hillary Clinton to ignore existing guidance and build her own insecure email server. And to lose up to 13 digital devices. And to then delete 33,000 or so emails while she was under investigation. And to have her chief of staff fall for a phishing scam. And…well, you get the picture. The KGB guy or gal who convinced her to do that is worth every ruble they paid ’em.