I find that the current book genre system to be very restrictive, sure there are lots of categories, Fiction, Biography, Fantasy, etc. But in my mind there are two categories sadly missing, Rants, and Conspiracy. I think that I will go on a personal crusade to argue this case to the Library Of Congress. Gary Walters latest book Blood on The Cross is conclusive proof that I am right!

There is nothing better than a good rant, my wife is the expert, although she does tend to be somewhat fixated in her subjects with me being the usual target for messing up the kitchen, not taking out the trash, etc. Gary Walters on the other hand is much more far ranging in targets. His is a 2000 year rant. From early Christianity to one possible Armageddon that he sees in our future, all is laid bare!

Ranting and venting though are but one component of this delightful book, Gary spreads a thick layer of conspiracy theory to each subject. I am sure that there are people that would view Gary Walters as a bit of a ‘Wing nut’ but he is not. I really enjoyed his theories.

One area that he discusses at length is the assassination of John F, Kennedy. Unlike other authors (and I have read many) he does not make any wild claims but rather explores the political climate of the day and the events that might have had a bearing on the assassination.

I have read many serious dissertations about the events of that deadly day in Daley Plaza and there are very few historians that would give the Warren Commission a passing grade. It was as if their mission was to bury the truth. To make the fiction fit the facts. Kennedy’s public image was that of the young peace loving president with a charm and charisma never before seen in the White House. A beautiful wife by his side, and young children did much to bolster this public image. However, it is my view that he had a very ‘hawkish’ nature and that had created enemies in high places.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE THOSE IN POSITIONS TO FASHION OUR VIEWS OF HISTORY AND THESE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE THAT KENNEDY WAS,  IN FACT, MORE IMAGE THAN SUBSTANCE. THE AUTHOR BELIEVES IF  THIS IS THE CASE THEN THE IMAGE SCARED THE HELL OUT OF THOSE  WHO RESIDE IN THE GREY AREAS OF THE CORRIDORS OF  POWER…MEN  WHO WOULD NEVER FEAR ONLY AN IMAGE… Gary Walters

I like Gary Walters observations, they are well thought out, and well researched.

The author also explores some other dark areas, a favorite for many years, actually hundreds of years has been the idea of a ‘shadow government’. This is actually not as outlandish as it sounds. One only has to look at the Knights Templar, and the more modern Masonic Order to find a distinct correlation between ‘real power’ and ‘elected power’.

Of course no good conspiracy book could avoid the events of 9/11. Gary launches into that with gusto! While I do not think that the events were in anyway engineered by the government, they certainly took full advantage of them. In the name of public safety, we have lost much privacy.

Maybe George Orwell had it right in his book 1984, he was just off by a couple of decades.

I liked Blood on the Cross…. a great deal. It is not a long laborious brow beating, it is a well thought out rant, and one that people need to read. You can order your copy by clicking the link above.

Simon Barrett

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