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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. I knew Dr. King as a young man. His mom was a “Call Customer” of mine, when I sold shoes at Davison’s downtown. The following story from Unholy Seduction is true, and it was my experience. I used it in the novel.
 
“Then, newsworthy events began to impact our lives. When we heard that Martin Luther King, Jr., had been shot and killed in Memphis, we were completely unprepared to learn the news. His execution made me think about what I had been doing when JFK was assassinated in Dallas—just up the road from Midlothian. Like Kennedy’s murder five years earlier, schools were closed out of respect for Dr. King.
 
Being a lifelong resident of Atlanta and a local pastor, Dr. King’s funeral was scheduled for a few days later—not far from where we lived. Not having to teach that day, I decided to attend. Because Jolene had a cold and couldn’t go to daycare, Val needed to remain at home, so I went alone.
 
When I arrived, I had no idea hundreds of thousands of people would be there—all stunned and heartbroken by the assassination. In my naïveté, I thought there might be a few thousand, but I was mistaken. There was a sea of humanity.
I marched with thousands of others—nameless, faceless people—who walked with me up Courtland Avenue past Georgia State University, where I considered going to graduate school at night.
 
The procession was about twenty across and many miles deep. The most interesting thing about the march was how silent the people were. Nobody talked. All that could be heard was the sound of feet shuffling on the pavement—thousands of feet. Only a few cried, and those who did, weren’t demonstrative.
Most were too stunned to do anything other than put one foot in front of the other. Nobody was told to be quiet. Everybody just seemed to realize that being silent was what we were supposed to do. Besides, there was nothing to say. The impact this silent march made upon each person was indelible. It was something none of us would ever forget.
 
As we passed the State Capitol, I saw vigilant state troopers standing, side-by-side, four feet apart. Each was holding a rifle, as they surrounded the building, protecting Governor Lester Maddox—my arch-segregationist former donor. As I walked by, I remember thinking his side had won. He had all the guns and all of the political power. He was in charge of the state, while his ally, Governor Wallace, was making a surprisingly strong third party bid for the Presidency. Adding to their victory, Dr. King was dead—murdered by a segregationist.
 
Witnessing the troopers, I finally admitted to myself that I had been wrong to take Governor Maddox’s money. I had justified my actions, accepting his donation on three separate occasions, because Crusade needed the funds. Looking at the State Troopers as I passed, I felt like I had been as fraudulent as Hixson Orr.
 
In my heart, I knew there was never a right way to do a wrong thing, but I disregarded this truth by depositing Maddox’s checks. As I walked by, I felt tainted and dirty, as unclean as the guys who were ordered to take a shower before being examined for their Army physical.
 
Grief stricken, I’ve never felt more ashamed of myself than that day. Finally admitting how unethical my actions had been grieved me, but it also felt cleansing.
 
Based on the perspective I had that day, segregation had won, defeating racial equality. “Darkies” would be kept in their place, and I was there to witness it—just another bystander who refused to make a stand for what was right. I felt awful. I talked about God’s love all the time, while carefully disregarding another aspect of His character—justice.
 
Thinking about how the segregationists had won didn’t make me angry—not like it did many others. I was too numb and grief stricken for that, especially that day. It was such a sad time, but I did wonder why God had allowed it to happen? It was a question I’m sure others were also asking.
 
Driving home, I knew I wanted my life to count for more than this. Being in the procession rejuvenated my desire to be part of Full Armor Assembly, by joining Brother Al in La Grande Boca.
Now in my mid-twenties, in many ways, I was still young and inexperienced. I didn’t understand how a martyr’s death could irreversibly change things. Reflecting back on those events decades later, Dr. King’s dream and vision for America has come true—at least much of it. The day of his funeral, it didn’t seem like this could possibly happen.
 
Governor Lester Maddox’s world has disappeared. Only a handful of people even remember who he was. Dr. King’s birthday is a national holiday.
 
Although the Governor was physically safe as the mourners passed by—surrounded by troopers carrying weapons—his world began to disintegrate soon thereafter. Few remember anything about segregation. Virtually nobody can enumerate the specifics of what Maddox’s generation of segregationists believed. Obviously, after three hour-long meetings with him, I can remember, but I never took what he had to say seriously. Nobody took Lester Maddox’s worldview seriously—at least, nobody sane.
 
Dr. King’s dream, by way of contrast, remains alive and powerful. In some ways, my experience at the funeral that day may have been one of the most powerful examples of victorious Christianity I’ve ever witnessed. It was victory coming from defeat, new life emerging from death. It was a transformational moment in time—something I’ll never forget—something that can never be taken from me, despite the fact that I didn’t even come close to the front of the line.
 
Despite this, I learned a great lesson. Love trumps hate every time, particularly when hate seems to have the upper hand. You can kill a man, but you can never kill his ideas—especially when millions embrace them. Internalizing what I had learned, I matured a little that day; I’m sure of it.
 
Later, when I walked into the house, Val caught my eye. When she looked at me, she stopped. She could tell something dramatic had happened. She didn’t say a word, but in our silent communication, both of us realized that moving to California was back on the table.
 
Jack Watts
 
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TRUMP DOSSIER: Here is my theory of what transpired:

 
Bruce Ohr, the number four man at the Department of Justice met with the British spy, Christopher Steele, and the head of Fusion GPS about the Trump dossier, which was essentially opposition research funded by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC. Ohr’s wife, Nellie, was working for Fusion GPS as their Russian expert. She made the opposition research on Trump look like it was real intelligence. When she was done, she sent it over to Andrew McCabe, the number two man at the FBI.
 
When McCabe got it, he and Agent Peter Strzok put the Bureau’s approval on it, as if it was FBI intelligence, and got Strozok’s mistress, Lisa Page, and FBI lawyer, to present it to the FISA Court to gain unlawful surveillance on the Trump campaign. It was their “insurance policy” to destroy Trump if he was elected President.
 
When Trump did win, this document, which is definitely not credible intelligence, was used to legitimize the Mueller investigation, and it worked. Because none of it was true, no Russian collusion has been found. In a last ditch effort to nullify the 2016 election of Trump, these miscreants are now trying to prove that the President is guilty of Obstruction of Justice.
 
All of this mischief happened under the leadership of Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey, which includes Lynch’s secret meeting with Bill Clinton at the airport in Phoenix. It’s a subversive plot to have Trump impeached, tried, and thrown out of the White House.
 
It nearly worked, but now it is coming undone, as one revelation of misconduct by the DOJ and FBI are coming to light. Many people are complicit in this plot, and they all need to go to prison. The list includes, Lynch, Comey, McCabe, Ohr, his wife Nellie, Strzok and his adulterous whore, Lisa Page. This is just one thread of corruption among many, but it is a significant one and hard to follow. If I am wrong about any part of my theory, I will post a retraction, but I’m not wrong. I’m spot on.
 
—Jack Watts

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COMMON SENSE: When you can no longer trust the FBI to be fair and impartial, which we cannot, it produces a crack in the foundation of our democracy. Investigations must be fair and impartial, but some are not. What is happening with Mueller’s Special Investigation is evidence of this.
 
One of his chief investigators, Peter Strzok, had to be reassigned because of his bias against Trump and support of Hillary. But that’s not all. Strzok was also one of the FBI agents who interviewed Hillary just before Comey exonerated her. They didn’t even make Hillary testify under oath. The reason they didn’t is so that she couldn’t be charged with lying to a federal agent—like Flynn did. He was under oath.
 
But there’s still more. While working for Mueller, Strzok was screwing one of the lawyers for the Special Investigation. That’s right, Strzok was having an affair with Lisa Page. In addition to exchanging sexual favors, these detestable miscreants were also exchanging emails and text messages criticizing Trump, while praising Hillary.
 
And this is supposed to be an aboveboard, impartial investigation? Obviously, it is not. Lisa Page isn’t the only one getting screwed. So is President Trump . . . and the American people. Mueller, who is supposed to be seeking the truth, has gone out of his way to hide what Strzok and Page have been doing. This makes him complicit in their adultery. Shame on Mueller; Shame on Strzok; and shame on Page.
 
Strzok and Page should have been fired—not reassigned—and Mueller should have come forward with the truth when he discovered it. That he didn’t, especially concerning something as serious as an investigation into the President of the United States, disqualifies him from leading the investigation. He needs to resign immediately. Nothing less is acceptable. If this doesn’t infuriate you, then you need to check your pulse.
 
 

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COMMON SENSE: Many believe it is beneath the dignity of the President of the United States to get involved in matters as trivial as kneeling during the National Anthem at NFL games or instances of disrespecting the American flag, but I am not one of them. I believe it is one of the most important roles President Trump has. It has profound significance, and he is doing magnificently at it.
 
The flag and our anthem are powerful symbols of what makes Americans American. They bind us together as a people. They are the superglue that distinguishes us from others. As such, they have transcendent importance that produces patriotism, national loyalty, and American Exceptionalism. Without these symbols, our national identity would cease to exist.
 
That we now have a President who recognizes this and defends it, rather than apologizes for it, is one of the most important things President Trump does, and he is loved for taking such a strong stand.
 
Progressives do not see things the same way. Because they are globalists, patriotism is mocked and scorned. They champion a New World Order and not American nationalism, but their days are numbered. I guarantee it. We are taking our nation back, and nothing is going to stop us from doing so.
 
Jack Watts

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COMMON SENSE: Being a Christian, which is my primary identity, racism has no place in my world. Since Christ loved all of Mankind and died for the sins of everybody, we are all equal in the eyes of God. Thus, racism, in any form, is a sinful mindset—period.
That being said, taking down the memorial to Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville seems like the epitome of hypocrisy. If you are going to do this, if this is required because of Lee’s role in the Civil War, then shouldn’t the entire University of Virginia be dismantled, stone by stone? After all, it was founded by Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd President, founder of the Democratic Party, and lifelong slave owner.
If Lee’s statue comes down, then to be consistent, the University of Virginia should also cease to exist. Going one step further, the Commonwealth of Virginia, founded by slave owners, should be dissolved, as should the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and several other states. Or, as an alternative, we could choose to respect our history, while not agreeing with all aspects of it.
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Jack Watts

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12573733_828304790628555_5483197664783316735_nCOMMON SENSE: French is the language of diplomacy and has been for half a millennium. It’s why there are so many French words and phrases that have come into the English language concerning foreign policy—words like rapprochement, fait accompli, and de facto/de jure. The cardinal rule of diplomacy is understatement. In diplomacy, to say an act by another nation is “unfriendly” is close to declaring war.
 
The Progressives, especially in the media, have been very critical of President Trump for using the term, “Fire and Fury,” when speaking out about our current crisis with Kim Jung-un of North Korea. Specifically, they are enraged because Trump’s words were well outside of normal, appropriate diplomatic language.
 
I disagree with the media’s assessment. The language of diplomacy will work with nearly all nation-states, but it is actually counterproductive with a rogue nation like North Korea.
 
Before SWorld War II, Winston Churchill was criticized by appeasers to Hitler for being bombastic and crude, but Churchill was right and Neville Chamberlain was wrong. In our current crisis, all that Kim Jung-un understands is brute force, and that is what Trump has given him. Neither Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, nor Barack Obama were willing to be confrontational. Consequently, the North Koreans have considered the USA to be weak—a paper tiger.
 
Trump, standing up for the American people, is calling their bluff. Kim Jong-un has two choices. Either he can attack and be destroyed, or he can backdown and lose face. Either way, his days are numbered. To be sure, this is brinkmanship diplomacy, but I do not believe it will lead to thermonuclear war. That’s the way I see it.
 

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COMMON SENSE: If there was ever a time for Christians, and other people of faith, to come together and pray for the safety of our great nation, it is now. Please join me.

 
Father, Lord God, Almighty,
It is with a heavy heart that we come before you today,
Praying for the continued safety of the American people.
As the threat of the unthinkable looms before us,
And fear of a nuclear holocaust grips our heart,
We bow our collective knees before You and
Ask that You spare our great nation from this catastrophe.
Father, we know who we are. We have been willful,
Arrogant, stubborn, and self-righteous, by disregarding
Your way, Your will, and Your leading, but we are also
Your sons and daughters—children of the great
Men and women of old, who knew You well,
Proclaiming Your name throughout the earth.
As the offspring of those who championed Christ
For centuries, spare us from this impending destruction,
Despite how wayward our generation has become and how far
We have strayed from Your ways for so many decades.
 
The North Koreans, have been captivated by a madman—a fool
Who loathes Your children and the nation we have established.
Even as we pray, Kim Jong Un is racing headlong to war with us,
As he leads his suffering people toward the abyss of annihilation.
He fully intends to bring catastrophe to his people and to ours,
Just to save face and to “Slap the United States” with a
Nuclear weapon that he now has the capability of firing at us.
Father, foil this madman’s plans. Let all of his evil machinations
Come back on his head, and do not allow his threat to become real.
For the sake of Your children, let us continue to enjoy peace.
We know how undeserving we are, but we ask this nevertheless,
In the name of Your Son and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
Amen
 
—Jack Watts

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